Sunday, May 22, 2022

Merchant Logo Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen @ Downtown Disney/ Anaheim CA

I turned 58 last month and my Daughter and Son-in-law brought me to D Land specifically to ride the new Star Wars rides which was a lot of fun. For lunch, we went to the Jazz Kitchen and I was surprised to be joined by Stef and Mark. The Jamabalaya was delicious. You can get it with either rice or pasta. I ordered it with rice. Abita root beer and the server gave me a free Beignet. I am a lucky Father.

 On the east side of Pasadena at 3500 E Colorado Blvd Suite 100, Pasadena, CA 91107 is YES SUSHI.

I got two dishes of sushi. It was good sushi. If you need a quick fix, this might be a good place to check out.

Bosco Bakery in L.A. Koreatown Plaza


It'd been a very long time since I visted the Koreatown Plaza, 928 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006. I got some shopping done and also went to the kitchen supply shop on the south end of the mall. I was thirsty so I walked to the north end of the mall to Bosco and got a ice chamomile tea with a creme pan. It was perfect. Shopping can be exhausting. Gotta fuel up!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Paper Rice in Pasadena CA

Prima Jalichandra-Sakuntabhai has an exhibit up at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. I met them in Pasadena and saw the exhibit which was great! We decided to walk to the Armory Center for the Arts to go see Nancy Buchanan/ Marcia Hafif/ Barabara T Smith exhibition. About half way back from the Armory, we stopped by Paper Rice for some beverages and Spring Rolls. It was really wonderful to be able to walk and talk and then sit outdoors to enjoy drinks. It was a perfect springtime art experience.

Paper Rice: 20 Union St #150, Pasadena, CA 91103

Ruby Bakery in Eagle Rock CA

 5042 N Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

I could not resist dropping by here recently while driving through Eagle Rock. Maybe it's the typeface? the awning? not sure but I am glad I did.

I am a big fan of these white powder cookies.

Everything looked great but the cookies are the only one's I ate so I can only report to you that they were excellent, especially with my OG coffee.

Embassy Kitchen in San Gabriel CA

I recently got to have lunch with some friend's including artist Iris Yirei Hu.

Embassy Kitchen is a American classic Chinese restaurant in San Gabriel where the service is excellent and all the tables have white table cloths and lazy-susans in the center. Is the term "lazy susan" sexist? It sounds sexist to me. Maybe I should use the term "rotating tray" but maybe people won't know what I'm referring to and then I'd have to use lazy-susan anyway?

218 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

Okayama Kobo in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles


On the first floor of the Miyako Inn at 328 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 in Little Tokyo is Okayama Kobo.

If you are nostalgic for French inspired but extremely Japanese style pastries, this is you place.

it was recommended to me by one of the members of the Sumire-Kai, the sewing club at the Pasadena Buddhist Temple.

Okayama Kobo joins the wealth of bakeries in Little Tokyo and is a bit more cute, a bit more contemporary than the others.

Sorry i forgot to take a picture of the box of pastries I bought. It's a bit of a tease.