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A couple of weeks ago, I invited some friends to dine with me at OKAN.  Read about my 2nd visit at Dining with the Catty Critic.  Was it as good as the first?

OKAN - Specials board

OKAN - Specials board


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.

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