Father’s Office, Culver City

David: When it comes to Father’s Office, there are two types: those who think the F.O. burger is the holy grail of its category, and those who think it’s hype in a bun served in an establishment run by tyrants (because there are no substitutions and they don’t allow ketchup). I’m of the first camp. I…

ROC Kitchen, Sawtelle (Little Osaka, West Los Angeles)

Jen: It’s an incontrovertible fact: to get excellent Chinese food you have to go outside city limits and head to Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Monterey Park, Rosemead, El Monte or something very east side. Even Chinatown/Downtown doesn’t cut it anymore, as evidenced by the recent closure of dim-sum behemoth Empress Pavilion after 25 years in business. But,…

Littlefork, Hollywood

Jen: For our first entry on Corned Beef and Rice, we are starting off in a big way with something little and small, as in littlefork and their thoroughly impressive small plates. Rarely do you pop into a new spot and find yourself completely charmed by the trifecta of food, décor and service. Starting off with…

Introductions

Jen: Zorn and I had our first date at one of his favorite restaurants, Robata Jinya, and thus began our affair with food and with each other. Many months and countless meals later, we were at Cafe Stella (steak for Zorn; roasted kabocha squash for me) when our friend Marisa suggested that we put our eating…