Khinkali in LA

The Republic of Georgia has some of the best food in Eurasia. Bridging the divide between Asian and Central Europe along the Silk Road and having been conquered over twenty times by the Ottoman Empire, Persia, the Mongols, and the USSR, The Republic of Georgia shares culinary influences from Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Because of these influences…

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The Mobile .AI Forum

In collaboration with Startup Grind, Foodies.ai is co-hosting Artificial Intelligence: The Mobile .AI Forum on April 26th at EpicSpaces in Pasadena from 8-9:30am. The .Ai Forum is a panel discussion of the theory and practice of artificial intelligence, language, consciousness and culture in the Mobile space. FREE Event. Register here: https://www.meetup.com/StartUpGrindPasadena/events/237186412/ Panelists include InvestorBot, COO Hasheem Naji,…

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Healthy Burgers @Burger Boss

A healthy burger is not an oxymoron. Burger Boss is a burger chain in California that is tapping into the health conscious market. Their burgers are from non-hormone, grass fed cows, sourced from farms along the West Coast and in New Zealand. Burger Boss has taken the fast casual order-it-like-you-want-it mantra that Chiptole, Pieology, and Blaze…

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Jimmy’s Famous Tavern: Burgers and Romaine Hearts

Jimmy’s Famous Tavern may very well have the best juicy burgers in Orange County. But to say that’s all they are good at would not do them justice. Go for the burgers but stay and enjoy their salads and starters. Your tastebuds will thank you. I want to thank the staff at Jimmy’s Famous Tavern…

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BOMB Sushi Pizza at Tokyo Table

BOMB sushi pizza. One bite and your taste buds will be blasted into a state of momentary nirvana. Savory, meaty, a tad crispy with a nori bottom but soft in the center, greasy with a lingering spicy kick. There’s a new restaurant called Tokyo Lobby in Alhambra that opened last week to the beat of Taiko drums…

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Foodies.ai is pitching at Santa Monica New Tech!

After pitching at Silicon Beach Fest and Glendale Tech Week, we’re now pitching at Santa Monica New Tech this Wednesday (11/30 @6:30pm) at Cross Campus in Santa Monica! 5 new tech startup companies will present their products and technology (5 min demo+5 min Q&A). See you guys there!   Agenda:  6:30PM Networking 7:00PM Introductions 7:10PM WeRTeachers…

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Silver Lake Sunset & NBC Channel 4

The calm silhouette of palm trees before the coming storm. Foodies.ai blogger, Calvin Lee, had one of his beautiful Silver Lake sunset photos featured by NBC Channel 4’s Instagram today! Thank you NBC 4! Thanks to @mayhemstudios for sharing this #sunset shot from Silverlake! #NBC4You A post shared by NBC4 Southern California (@nbcla) on Nov 19, 2016 at…

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We’re paneling at Digital LA’s Food Tech Event

I’ll be paneling for DigitalLA’s Food Tech Pre-Thanksgiving event this Tues (11/22) at CTRL Collective — Playa Vista. Come hear me talk about food, tech, chatbots, ai, foodie social media influencers and more! More information can be found below or at this eventbrite RSVP page. Full details below: Join us for our pre-Thanksgiving panel with…

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Lao Tao Taiwanese Street Food

Lao Tao is not just another race-to-the-bottom Chinese restaurant in Chinatown. In fact, it doesn’t even serve Cantonese food or ethnic Vietnamese-Chinese food, the two staples of Chinatown.  Lao Tao is different. Lao Tao focuses on experimental, low-priced but quality Taiwanese street food. In Taiwanese “Lao Tao” translates to “foodies” which coincidentally is the name of this eponymous blog which…

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THE BLOCK The Urban Gastronomy Experience!

Today I was lucky to be apart of the inaugural The Block Urban Gastronomy foodie festival held in Inglewood, CA. The Block food festival highlights emerging tastes and cuisines influenced by LA’s inner-city youth culture from Inglewood, Gardena, Compton, East LA, and Carson. This event was made possible by tireless organizer, ReeCee. So a big shout-out to her and also a…

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Limerick’s Tavern

“A wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill can hold more than his beli-can. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week But I’m damned if I see how the heli-can.” – Ogden Nash The name Limerick’s Tavern reminds me of  12th grade English where we had to write our own bawdy…

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Back on ABC7!

Foodies.ai blog contributor Calvin Lee is back on ABC 7 news today! Short post. Just screenshots of him and his photography on TV. Because really that’s all that matters for this post. Oh, and the food, prism-esque selfie, and a zooming roller coaster! Zoom zoom. First the food picture because this is a food blog!  …

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