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Foreign Cinema, CA

Foreign Cinema Chef: Gayle Pirie and John Clark Cuisine: California Cuisine, American Nouveau Neighborhood: Mission Price: $10-15 for brunch entrée Phone: -415-648-7600 Address: 2534 Mission Street,  San Francisco, CA 94110 Hours: Dinner – Monday – Thursday 6pm to 10pm, Friday – Saturday 5:30pm to 11pm, Sunday 5:30pm to 10pm. Brunch Saturday – Sunday 11am to … Continue reading

Tomi Sushi, CA

Tomi Sushi Restaurant 4336 Moorpark Ave San Jose, CA 95129-2030 (408) 257-4722 ‎ http://www.tomisushi.us Cuisine: Japanese Price: $15-$30 person This sushi restaurant is quite popular, and I recommend making reservations beforehand as the wait may be long and there is not a whole lot of space to stand and wait. My boyfriend and I came here … Continue reading

Izaka-ya, CA

Izaka-ya Cuisine: Japanese http://izakayasj.com/ Address: 1335 Nourth First street, San Jose, CA 95112 Phone: (408) 452-8751 Izakaya is kind of like a Japanese pub. The term izakaya originates from sake shops that allowed customers to sit and drink. “i” = to sit, sakaya = sake shop. This place is very tiny– it shares a door with … Continue reading

Blue Bayou, Disneyland, CA

Blue Bayou Chef: Moises Carranza Cuisine: Cajun-Creole Price: $20-$30 Address: Disneyland Park, 1313 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802 Phone: (714) 781-3463 Lunch Menu Had a wonderful time with friends for mine and my best friend’s birthday a few months ago. We spent all day in Disneyland enjoying the rides, cool winter holiday decorations, light shows and of … Continue reading

Church and State Bistro, CA

Church and State Bistro Chef: Jeremy Berlin Cuisine: French Neighborhood: Downtown Price: $50 for dinner with no drinks Phone: (213) 405-1434 Address: 1850 Industrial St, Los Angeles, CA 90021 Undoubtedly inspired by its location on Industrial Street, Church and State’s interior shows off its exposed brick, wooden beaming, piping and rafters, the look of which … Continue reading

Alexander’s Steakhouse, CA

Alexander’s Steakhouse 10330 N Wolfe Rd Cupertino, CA 95014 http://www.alexanderssteakhouse.com/ Alexander’s Steakhouse is a fine dining restaurant that pairs the tradition of American steaks with Japanese influence throughout the menu. Tim took me to the Cupertino location, which is nearby a shopping mall. Besides the amazing food, the service was outstanding. The servers are all very friendly … Continue reading

Pizzeria Mozza, CA

Pizzeria Mozza Chef: Matt Molina Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria Neighborhood: Los Angeles Price: $40 per person for lunch (we could have ordered less food though) Phone: (323) 297-0101 Address: 641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Pizzeria Mozza and its sister restaurant Osetria Mozza are a joint venture of Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali and Joseph … Continue reading

Gjelina, CA

Gjelina Chef: Travis Lett Cuisine: New American Neighborhood: Venice Price: $30 dinner without drinks, money-saving beverage: $4 Tecate Phone: (310) 450-1429 Address: 1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 Located in the hustle and bustle of Venice, Gjelina is a beautiful restaurant and serves up delicious American Nouveau fare. The space is enormous, with the … Continue reading

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas, CA

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas Cuisine: Japanese Fusion, Tapas/Small Plates Price: $15-30 per person Phone: 408-725-0542 Address: 19980 E Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Gochi is a really nice place to take your friends or family, just be sure to make a reservation beforehand or be prepared to wait a while for a table because this place is very … Continue reading

Beast and the Hare, CA

Beast and the Hare Executive Chef: Ian Marks Cuisine: American Nouveau Neighborhood: Mission District Price: $50 pp including drinks/tax/tip Dinner served Wednesday to Monday 6-10pm, Late Night Happy Hour to come 10pm-1am Phone: 415-821-1001 Address: 1001 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 After my flight had been canceled several times due to the blizzards in … Continue reading