Daily Archives: February 11, 2012

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Look at this poster Parry made for our SFIAAFF premiere!

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So pumped for the festival – I love being a part of the Asian-American community and have been bursting with pride for my peeps lately.

First, seeing friend of the blog Beverly Kim fight her way back into the Top Chef Final 4…

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(She and Paul are definitely my favorites)

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…and now, a dude named Jeremy Lin is taking the world by storm. Even my mother is watching basketball for the first time…uh, ever?!?

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Thinking of changing the way I spell my name – just so Abe can wear this shirt without me getting too jealous. (He, along with everyone else I know, is crazy obsessed.)

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Now I’m about to slam dunk half this cantaloupe right into my belly!!!

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Speaking of rockin’ Asians – come check out my Daylight Savings costars Goh and Jane today at Giant Robot 2!

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Strip Show

dessert - dinner - restaurant - salads

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Living in Los Angeles, I’ve learned not to turn my nose up at restaurants in strip malls

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The whole family gathered together on Mosto Enoteca’s heated patio (overlooking Washington Boulevard, which saw some police action last night!)

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Abe and I shared a plate of baby spinach with green apple, caramelized walnuts, fig balsamic reduction, and baked goat cheese…

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…plus one of Aunt Heidi’s Crostino Pomodori

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Two pieces of fresh bread were also consumed…

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…they offer high-quality olive oil (which Wendy raved about) but I chose to smear mine with the salad cheese instead

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For the main course, I ordered the Tagliatelle Nere Ai Gamberi – with shrimp, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes

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I actually dreamt about squid ink pasta Thursday night! See? Dreams can come true.

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Traded bites with the rest of the table – two different grilled fish dishes…

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…Pumpkin Ravioli with Butter and Sage…

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…Pappardelle with Beef Ragu and Ricotta Salata…

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…and Pasta with Sea Urchin (the special)

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Everything was homemade and yummy – including the three desserts we ordered – I probably ate about 1/3 of all them!

Salted Caramel/Butterscotch pudding…

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…Warm Chocolate Cabernet Cake with Red Wine Sauce and a fabulous gelato…

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…a Vanilla version accompanied the Fig and Almond Tart.

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Yay, to delicious surprises!

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What’s the best strip mall food you’ve ever eaten? Other gems I’ve discovered: Mario’s Peruvian, Jitlada, Doomie’s, Kobawoo House, Scoops Westside, and pretty much every restaurant in the San Gabriel Valley.

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