Sep 2017

Press Play with Madeleine Brand | Chinese Breakfast in Los Angeles

Press Play with Madeleine Brand | Chinese Breakfast

I joined Madeleine Brand, the host of KCRW’s program Press Play, to chat about where to get regional Chinese breakfast in Los Angeles (and why it’s superior to pancakes and eggs Benedict). Listen here. And enjoy!

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Sep 2017

Weekend Brunch at Love & Salt – Manhattan Beach

Weekend Brunch at Love & Salt - Manhattan Beach

Long weekends are made for beaching and brunching, and that’s exactly what we did during the recent Labor Day holiday. In the past, we’ve beached in Venice and Manhattan Beach and brunched at A-Frame and M.B. Post, respectively. This weekend, we decided to see if brunch at Love & Salt was as great as dinner. The Astronomer, June, and I were joined by my cousins Jackie and Jessica, who were visiting from The Bay.

Weekend Brunch at Love & Salt - Manhattan Beach

The restaurant serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM. The menu includes a little bit of everything, including a few favorites from Chef Michael Fiorelli’s beloved dinner menu.

Weekend Brunch at Love & Salt - Manhattan Beach

A meal at Love & Salt wouldn’t be complete without an order of the house-made English muffins ($8) served with rosemary- and sea salt-topped cultured butter. Warm and toasty, the English muffins were a definite crowd-pleaser.

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Sep 2017

Fishwives – Pasadena

Fishwives - Pasadena

Last Saturday night goes down as one of the best in recent memory. After bidding our little lady a good night, The Astronomer and I dined at newly-opened Fishwives before seeing Green Day at the Rose Bowl. What could be better than digging in to New England-style seafood before rocking out to my favorite band in the world with my favorite person in the world? Not much.

Fishwives - Pasadena

Fishwives has barely been open for two weeks. However, strong word-of-mouth among the local set meant that the dining room was packed at 5 PM, with only bar seating available for walk-ins.

According to the restaurant’s website, a ‘fishwife’ is a “a coarse-mannered woman who is prone to shouting” or “a woman who sells fish.” From what I gather, the restaurant was named after the owner’s great grandmother.

Fishwives - Pasadena

Complimentary bread and butter landed on the table while we were perusing the menu.

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