A path is chosen. In my journey and evolution of becoming a food blogger, I went through several phases where I was not certain what I wanted from the experience.  I contemplated attaining a Culinary Arts degree from Le Cordon Bleu, I took the ServSafe Food Safety Class at Long Beach City College, and I […]

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…for it is no easy task being the strongest, wisest, most beloved man in all the land.  And what is sadder than the moment when our children discover that we are not the illusory Superman we’ve created, but rather, as Herman Melville once wrote, “men drained of valor…” – Resurrecting the Champ (2007)  We all […]

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Take your Meet + Greet to the next level. Running a business is not always the easiest task to take on.  I have learned that over the years after running several entrepreneurial endeavors.  When Tom Ryan opened Tom’s Urban 24 in Denver, I can’t say what things went through his mind or what experiences he […]

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Duck Tales, Ahhhh wooo hooo! Being a food blogger is a lifestyle.  It is comprised of being open-minded, and willing to try things normal people would not.  Fear, and reservation have no place in this world of culinary adventure.  Tonight I continued on developing my lifestyle as a food blogger by defeating The Balut Challenge […]

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There’s a change in the wind, said I, matey. When you have been around as long as Formosa Café, there is bound to be a change or two over the years.  Formosa has been a Hollywood staple for longer than many of us can remember, and has been the ‘IT’ spot for celebrities like Humphrey […]

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Indulge in #EXCESSTASY! To some people eating healthy is a concern. To others like myself, and apparently Slater’s 50/50′s executive chef Brad Lyons, exceptional and extraordinary food is more important. As the New Year begins, many are hurrying down to their local gyms, starting new diets, and pretending they will be able to see these […]

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Sometimes you want to go…where everybody knows your name… Picking a bar in California is relatively new to me.  I have gone here and there, and experienced restaurant-bars (where food is the focus, not drinking); but I have not sought out a bar-bar (where drinks are primary, and food is an afterthought.) On a Sunday […]

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I don’t wanna grow up! Have you ever taken a responsible adult trip to the grocery store?  Then somehow it turns into an all-out child adventure down the cereal aisle, ooooing and awwing whilst grabbing every colorful sugary box of cereal available?  Good, me neither! By now, you all know that I’m a kid trapped […]

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Uninhibited self. It may be predicated that to be a true foodie you must eat everything, or at least be willing to.  For many years I have proclaimed that I do not like raw fish.  I have tried it but once and was not happy with the taste or texture [or it was just a […]

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The Tale of Two Brothers: Good friends, Good food, and exceptionally Great Beer! 2013 has really flown by.  It seems like the year just begun yet here we are in the thick of the holiday shopping season, and on the brink the coming holiday season.  In this month of thanksgiving I decided to take on […]

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A discerning look at the American Family and Healthy Eating. Healthy eating is not something that has been on my radar.  I may eat healthy foods at times and enjoy them but it is not something that I practice or try to do; it is more happenstance.  I am basically the proverbial glutton as most […]

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Humble Traditions Make All The Difference. The cultural difference among us, at many times, becomes blurred as people migrate to the United States and adapt to the melting pot of American civilization.  Despite that, some individuals make efforts to preserve their ties to their native land and share its traditions, cultural values, and food with […]

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