The Slaw Dogs space on North Lake is now home to OMMA Rice and Chicken, a full-service cafe serving fruit smoothies and all manner of Korean favorites like kimbap, fried chicken, kimchi pancakes, and bibimbap. The food, prepared with care by the smiliest of cooks, delights with its simplicity. The Spam fried rice—glossy grains, scrambled eggs, and chopped vegetables, along with a fried egg and size-able slab of Spam—serves up pure comfort in a bowl. When the week’s been long and another marathon is on the horizon, there is no better fuel.
It doesn’t get any more L.A. than venturing out for a plant-based brunch in Highland Park, but alas, here we are. With veganish in-laws in town and bellies to be filled, Kitchen Mouse proved to be the perfect call this Sunday afternoon. While the line looked intimidatingly long when we arrived, service was prompt and food arrived before we knew it.
Complimentary bread is always appreciated. Kitchen Mouse’s cornbread muffins with strawberry jam made for a nice lil’ nibble while we waited for our main courses.
The Astronomer’s parents were also curious to try a few of the baked goods from the pastry counter. The carrot cake muffin and the coffee cake muffin were as tasty as the cornbread.
My girlfriend Juliam and I were utterly pummeled by luxury at L’atelier de Joël Robuchon in Hong Kong, was recently named executive chef of the Japanese-inflected steakhouse, and the evening’s cooking was as good as his pedigree suggested.in Pasadena on a recent night out. Chef Florent Courriol, who previously cooked at Michelin-starred Amber in Hong Kong and
Service was truly just as memorable with Alexander’s team of hospitality pros dedicated to making us feel taken care of at every turn. Without further ado, a play-by-play of our most excellent feast:
To start, an amuse bouche—two-and-a-half bites of perfectly seasonal springtime peas.