The Best Japanese Happy Hour in West Hollywood is Robata Jinya

The Best Japanese Happy Hour in West Hollywood is Robata Jinya

I made last minute reservations at Robata Jinya after doing a quick search online for restaurants on LA’s West 3rd Street. This street in West Hollywood is filled with great restaurants and cafes, so I knew there had to be a Japanese restaurant.

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Lake Louise and the Summer Gondola at Banff National Park

Lake Louise and the Summer Gondola at Banff National Park

If you’ve heard of Moraine Lake, then most likely, you have heard of Lake Louise. Both of these lakes have the same turquoise blue color from the glacial waters and it is absolutely gorgeous surrounded by the Canadian Rockies.

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Tampa’s Popular Native-Inspired Restaurant at Ulele on the Riverwalk

Tampa’s Popular Native-Inspired Restaurant at Ulele on the Riverwalk

Ulele opened in 2014 and has been a popular native-inspired restaurant for the locals ever since it’s opening in Tampa. Whenever friends come to visit, we like to take them here as it is a beautiful restaurant with gorgeous surroundings and delicious food.

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You Have to Try the Dining Experience at Bern's Steak House in Tampa

You Have to Try the Dining Experience at Bern's Steak House in Tampa

Bern's Steak House is a local favorite and has been around since 1956. I know you are probably thinking this is going to be a typical steakhouse restaurant review but let me reassure you that it is more than just a steakhouse. Even I had my doubts but was blown away by the meal and the entire experience. It was none like I've ever experienced before.

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O Cocina Modern Mexican Restaurant is Still Wonderful and Delicious!

O Cocina Modern Mexican Restaurant is Still Wonderful and Delicious!

I have been wanting to go back to O Cocina ever since I had the wonderful brunch at their restaurant and since Candy was in town visiting Tampa, I thought this was the perfect time to visit O Cocina again to try their dinner menu. I’m so happy we went back for more because this dining experience was even better than the last! 

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Incredible Brunch at Chambar in Vancouver Canada

Incredible Brunch at Chambar in Vancouver Canada

We tried out a lot of restaurants while visiting Vancouver and one of our favorite places was Chambar, located just behind the Airbnb we were staying at in downtown Vancouver. We were in a mood for some good brunch and read rave reviews on how awesome this restaurant was, so we had to see for ourselves.

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Get Excited for Ichicoro Ane - Modern Japanese Restaurant and Ramen Shop in St. Petersburg, Florida

Get Excited for Ichicoro Ane - Modern Japanese Restaurant and Ramen Shop in St. Petersburg, Florida

The much anticipated Ichicoro Ane is now open in St. Petersburg, Florida! I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the newest Japanese restaurant and am very excited about this new addition to the Tampa Bay area as it is like none other.

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The Preacher's Son - Old Church Turned Into Stunning Restaurant

The Preacher's Son - Old Church Turned Into Stunning Restaurant

The Preacher's Son is the newest hotspot in Bentonville when it comes to good food, cool vibes, underground bar and a rooftop bar all in one place. The executive chef, Matt Cooper, is actually a preacher's son and modified the oldest church in Bentonville (built in 1904) into a gorgeous bright establishment. We were very excited to dine at one of newest additions to this up-and-coming foodie town. 

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Japanese Kitchen Dosunco Has the Best Ramen in Florida

Japanese Kitchen Dosunco Has the Best Ramen in Florida

I have been wanting to write this post for awhile because it’s my favorite ramen shop in the Tampa Bay area. Actually, Japanese Kitchen Dosunco is probably my favorite ramen shop ever; even compared to some ramen restaurants in Japan. It took me awhile to write about it because every time I go, I eat the ramen right away and I don’t have anything to take pictures of. Finally, after numerous trips, I have calmed myself down and took the time to really take in the food, restaurant and the ambience. 

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Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie in Bentonville, Arkansas

Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie in Bentonville, Arkansas

Tusk & Trotter caught our attention as they have received numerous awards and recognitions since their opening in 2011. Owned by chef Rob Nelson, the award-winning eatery is located right off "The Square" in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas and the building was once Sam Walton's general office and warehouse.  

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Spreading Joy, Love and Cream Cheese at Ozark Mountain Bagel Co

Spreading Joy, Love and Cream Cheese at Ozark Mountain Bagel Co

Ozark Mountain Bagel Co. just opened in May 2017 and has already gotten rave reviews from all of it’s customers. While we were visiting Bentonville, Arkansas, we had to go see what the rage was all about for ourselves. We have only had store-bought bagels, so we were pretty excited to try handcrafted and freshly made water boiled bagels from Ozark Mountain Bagel

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Experiencing Steak Katsu (Gyukatsu) in Japan for the First Time

Experiencing Steak Katsu (Gyukatsu) in Japan for the First Time

Steak Katsu (or gyukatsu) is relatively new in Japan. It’s so new that not even my Japanese relatives knew about it when I went to go visit them in November 2016. Katsu, meaning (fried) cutlet, is very common in Japan, but most of the time, it’s made with pork or chicken. There’s a few places that I know of that currently serves steak katsu and Shibuya is one of them. 

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