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Heard of Sprinkles?  Yeah…I got to finally try a Sprinkles cupcake.  Read all about it over at Dining with the Catty Critic.


A review of Convoy Sushi & Fish Market can be found at

The Husband and I saw “District 9” and “Inglourious Basterds” this past weekend. I have reviews for the two movies coming up.  The short version is “Yes, go see them.”

“Inglourious Basterds” was the first Tarantino film that I really liked.  I know, most people are ga-ga for Tarantino movies but I never saw Pulp Fiction and what scenes I did see didn’t engage me.  I did see the two Kill Bill movies and while I appreciate them from an artistic point of view, I wasn’t really grabbed by the story or Uma Thurman.  IB was just fantastic.  Quirky, funny, action-y…

“District 9” is great.  It’s a nicely layered movie that has a good story and action but also depth and social commentary.  A really well-rounded movie.  Just beware of the shakey-cam during the first half…

I didn’t get a chance to update Dining with the Catty Critic with all the places I went to in the Bay Area and San Diego last week.  However, I did post about our visit to the Playa Vista Farmer’s Market.

I’m in San Diego again for the week and have plans on going to Tsuruhashi, a Yakiniku (Japanese version of Korean BBQ) restaurant tonight.

Some friends and I were supposed to hit up the Korean BBQ Festival in Koreatown on Saturday but on our way there, one friend who got there earlier stated it wasn’t really all that.  $15/plate with a long line and $4 for a crappy beer?  Eh…

So we decided to go to Manna, a Korean BBQ joint that had an all-you-can-eat buffet for $16.99!  We had our own Korean BBQ Festival.

G.I.JOE movie review is now posted.

In a nutshell, NO.

Okay…we’re now situated the way we -think- we want to be.

All food related posts will now be at Dining with the Catty Critic.
All movie related posts will now be at The Catty Critic Goes to the Movies.
Everything else will just appear here… You can still visit this page to see if there’s been any movie or food updates as I will post notifications.

You can also now follow the Catty Critic on Twitter to get notifications whenever I post a new review here or on Yelp.

– Wa Dining OKAN in San Diego
– A cafe in Solvang
– Brothers Restaurant in Los Olivos
– The Counter Marina Del Rey