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DTLA: The Magical Lost Spirits Distillery Tour

Lost Spirits Distillery in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles has one of the most magical tours I’ve ever been on. I’ve seen plenty of distilleries which usually includes some tremendous stills and then a straight forward tasting of their spirits. 450 more words

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Chinatown: Duck Noodle Soup at J & K Hong Kong Cuisine

I’ve had a loose plan in my head I’m going to try all the restaurants at East West Plaza in Chinatown. Yes, I’ve eaten at almost all the newcomers (Baohaus, you’re next!) but I wanted to check out the tenants that have been holding down the fort for a while. 237 more words

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Koreatown: Getting Our Grill On at Gwang Yang KBBQ

After learning of the crazy wait times at nearby Kang Hodong Baekjeong and Quarters BBQ, we decided to head over to Gwang Yang. I had never been and I do like trying new spots. 165 more words

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SGV: Solo Lunch at Noodle King

One day I found myself at a strip mall in the San Gabriel Valley for lunch. Almost all the eateries featured noodles; Chinese noodles of every stripe and this newfangled stuff called ramen. 221 more words

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DTLA: Late Night Sushi at Izakaya Gazen

After wandering from the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles over to Little Tokyo, we decided to get some sushi after a beer flight at nearby Mumford Brewing. 246 more words

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SGV: Would You Care for a Noodle Dance at Hai Di Lao Hot Pot?

After what seems like a zillion years, I finally checked out Hai Di Lao at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia. It is the San Gabriel Valley branch of the hot pot chain from China. 347 more words

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Silver Lake: Italian Dinner at Kettle Black

I finally made it over to Kettle Black, a popular Italian restaurant in Silver Lake. It’s right next door to Sawyer and near Pine and Crane… 475 more words

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