French Concession

French Concession

French Concession   French Concession is a new all-day dim sum place that recently opened in Hillcrest, occupying the former Celadon. It’s the same owner (Alex Thao), but a new restaurant name, menu and concept. When we visited, the interior was still pretty similar to Celadon. The dim-sum menu, which is served all day, offers […]

Cocohodo Walnut Pastry Cafe

Cocohodo Walnut Pastry Cafe

Cocohodo Walnut Pastry Cafe Cocohodo opened recently inside Zion Market. I had been really curious about this cafe for months, mainly because of my sweet tooth. I’ve never visited any of the other locations, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I had imagined a cafe selling various walnut pastries. However, it’s actually just […]

The Real Cronut from Dominique Ansel (via Goldbely)

The Real Cronut from Dominique Ansel (via Goldbely)

The Real Cronut from Dominique Ansel (via Goldbely) When I made the decision this past Fall to not wait in the 3+ hour line for the famous Cronut™ at Dominique Ansel Bakery, I didn’t think I would get a chance to taste the Cronut™ until another visit to NYC. However, I got my chance earlier this week. […]

New Dill Flavored Triscuits

New Dill Flavored Triscuits

New Dill Flavored Triscuits Can you believe Triscuit hasn’t come out with a new cracker flavor since 2008 ? It’s been four years, but Triscuit has finally introduced a new flavor. And that flavor is Dill, Sea Salt & Olive Oil. And I have to say, I think they chose well. Triscuits and I have […]

Indian Wedding Conclusion

Indian Wedding Conclusion

Indian Wedding Conclusion This is the conclusion of the Indian wedding extravaganza I attended over Memorial weekend. If you haven’t already, you can read about parts 1 and 2. The final event I attended was the reception. The pre-wedding event and the ceremony each had about 150 people in attendance.  The reception was much grander. […]

Trader Joe’s May Edition

Trader Joe’s May Edition

Trader Joe’s May Edition Trader Joe recently came out with another Fearless Flyer, which prompted a few visits for me. Here are some of the highlights from my shopping trips: Kumato I’d never heard of a Kumato before until my Fearless Flyer ad. They are greenish brown rather than red. They ripen from the inside […]

Taste of Downtown Giveaway

Taste of Downtown Giveaway

Taste of Downtown Giveaway Please note, this giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to entry #9! The Annual Taste of San Diego Downtown is coming up.  This year’s event takes place on September 26, 2013 from 5:00-9:00 pm. Guests are able to walk around downtown and sample food from the more than 40+ restaurant and food […]

Top Ten Recipes of 2013

Top Ten Recipes of 2013

Top Ten Recipes of 2013 With one day left in 2013, I’m continuing with the tradition of counting down my favorite recipes, meals and desserts of the year. In this post, I’m sharing my top 10 favorite recipes and the top 10 most viewed recipes. My Favorites #10 Mini Pumpkin Pies These came out so […]

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen

Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen Mr. K’s current favorite place for ramen is any of the Hakata ramen restaurants run by the Shin-Sen-Gumi group, with various locations in Los Angeles (they also have some restaurants that do Yakitori, Shabu, etc). What I particularly enjoy about it is the the fast service and the customized ordering. Our first […]

Mission Chinese Food and ordering almost the entire menu

Mission Chinese Food and ordering almost the entire menu

Mission Chinese Food and ordering almost the entire menu What happens when you get together a group of 20 food enthusiasts, take them to a popular restaurant with a James-Beard award winning chef, and give them carte blanche to order whatever they want? They order almost the entire menu…twice. A few weeks ago, Mr. K […]