The Block: Part 2

Food rich in history and full of taste from time-honored family recipes is the common theme you’ll find from the urban and midwestern soul food inspired foods you’ll find at the The Block: Urban Gastronomy food festival series.  These are recipes that have been perfected over time and through trial and error by family chefs who want to share with the public the…

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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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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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Craft Hill

Just north of LA lies the often-overlooked, sleepy bedding community of Monrovia. Old Town Monrovia is a lively single street road surrounded by restaurants and small-mom-and-pop stores with a distinct mid-western rustic town feeling. Scott and I stopped by the area for a quick bite while heading back from the Santa Anita racetrack. We were surprised by the diverse mix of restaurants to choose…

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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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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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Los Angeles Auto Show & Nissan Media & Influencer Dinner

The Los Angeles Auto Show is wonderland and early Christmas for kid and adult auto enthusiasts alike. And auto friends it’s that time of year again. The auto show opens tomorrow (11/18) at the Los Angeles Convention center. Nissan invited me to a pre-party to kick off this auto extravaganza. The party was hosted for…

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My photo of Walt Disney Concert Hall shared by ABC7

ABC7 kindly shared my photo of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The @laphil and @theacademy have joined forces to celebrate the music of three Hollywood classics! Thursday see “Rebel Without a Cause,” Friday “On the Waterfront,” and Sunday “Casablanca”! They’ll be presenting the classic films at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, each live-to-picture with a…

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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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