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Foodoofus Double Issue #3: Charlie Palmer Demo and Dinner x Memorable Matiki Island Barbeque Part 2 of 2

“*Stoner #2 takes a bong hit* …I don’t know about you man but this Barbeque tastes on point though.” That quote was one of many memorable quotes of my life. More specifically in College when I first discovered this place, (established in 1996) Matiki Island Barbeque in 2009. I’m going to break my criteria for … Continue reading

Foodoofus Double Issue Edition: OCFoodieFest2011 x Limited Las Vegas Getaway Part 2

“…I think I just need some time alone right now. I just wanted to let you know upfront.” *ends reading text message* Now onto expanding on the second part of today’s theme… the significance of self-love. There’s not a moment that goes by, stemming from whatever background of trials and tribulations, that two human beings … Continue reading

Foodoofus Double Issue Edition: OCFoodieFest2011 x Limited Las Vegas Getaway Part 1

“I’m in love, love to do my thing (hah) and I don’t need no one else.”- James Brown (from his song entitled Super Bad) The Late James Brown (R.I.P.), like many other influential thinkers and artists, were onto something when they reminded us from time to time the significance of self-love and/or the ideal route … Continue reading

Flashback Filipino-American Diner: 54 Holly Restaurant

“Always enough, the man said while playing his guitar, the song is called Always enough…” 54 Holly Restaurant, located in the heart of Downtown Pasadena on the corner of Holly St. and Raymond Ave. Before entering, I thought to myself, it’s about time we get some American breakfast. I’m starving and this trendy Insanity Workout … Continue reading

Coffee Shop Conundrums: Indie vs. Corporate; Solo vs. Chain

$4.00 lattes are the norm, whether you go to Starbucks or your local free trade coffee watering hole. Everywhere you go, the beauty of Capitalism reigns supreme.¬†Even in one of the worst economical recessions of U.S. history, you can afford to purchase this luxurious necessity, while struggling to pay your other daily bills. However, today’s … Continue reading

Finale for Foodoofus Dim Sum Tour: King Hua Restaurant

“The clock showed 10:31am, I think I made the right move.” Nowadays, many people have this common idea being fashionably late is acceptable to most events (unless of course you RSVP’d your payment in advance and its something you really enjoy). I decided to pull the bait and switch just to get people out of … Continue reading

Childhood Dining: The Coffee Mill & Bakery… Starting Point Part 2 of 2

Before I got into the whole food writing thing, I always felt pretty ignorant about food… let alone the standards of good food. What are these standards in the first place? Is it the taste? The most bang for your buck? Constantly I am reminded of an ongoing theme with me and that continues to … Continue reading

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