Thursday, February 08, 2007

More Culver City Hype....I Came Here for the Food

Being the foodie that I am, I love listening to Good Food on KCRW, and last week they did a segment on Culver City's culinary revival. The show featured an interview with Patrick Kuh of the Los Angeles Magazine, who talked about some the culinary hot spots around town. His view of Culver City parallels the article in the New Yorker a few weeks ago. You can listen to the interview on KCRW's web site.

I have actually eaten at only one of the places mentioned, which is K Zo. Enjoyed the sushi, seamed to me a bit stuffy and pricy. My wife and I went there after it opened, but I will probably give it another shot.

Restaurant critic for Los Angeles Magazine, Patrick Kuh, reports on Culver City's diverse restaurant offerings. He dishes up a mélange of foods, from Beacon's affordable yet delicious Asian fare to the Industry Café and Jazz, which features a vegetarian-friendly Ethiopian menu and weekly live jazz. World-class chefs, magnificent wine selections, health-conscious foods and a wide range of international cuisine can all be found within Culver City.

Here are Patrick's picks:
Ford's Filling Station
9531 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Industry Café and Jazz
6039 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

9729 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

9240 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

Tender Greens
9523 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

8631 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

X'Otik Kitchen
6121 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Its All About the Accents

This weekend my wife surprised me with a bit of color in our bathroom. Friday, she went shopping for condo thing I know the bathoom is redecorated.

Really, there wasn't a whole lot of color that was added, but the subtle accents on the new curtain made it feel that way. Also we replaced our old school furry bathroom rugs with designer looking ones, really sleek (you can't tell from the photo, but the rugs contrast slightly with the floor). So here is a before and after photo of our bathroom, dang I had forgotten about those ugly checkered floors.


Hopefully we can paint the bathroom soon and change the mirror/light fixture, and then the bathroom will be complete.

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Remember when you were little and you left something somewhere that you meant to pick-up later, but ended up getting in trouble for it because you forgot about it. Gosh, remember how stupid you felt. Well, believe me its worse when you're an adult.

Yesterday I received a notice from our homeowners association telling me that I have violated our parking garage code, code number blah blah blah. I was illegally storing computer supplies in our parking garage and if I didn't remove it before some date I would be fined. Errr, that sucks.

Apparently a small computer tower that I had been lugging in my car's trunk since we moved (yeah I know it was 4 months ago), which I temporarily placed in front of our 2 parking spaces, was considered "illegal storage."

I felt so stupid, I took it out of my car because I needed some extra room in my trunk one day and I was too lazy to take it upstairs to our condo. So I just left it there for 2 weeks, and bamm got BUSTED for it.

Oh well, lesson learned...don't mess with the homeowners association...BIOTCH!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Don't Hate on Culver City

In a prior post I talked about how booming our city (Culver City) is these days. Culver City is a part of the Westside that I have always been fond of. Maybe its because it was the only L.A. city that I've been to that mosts resembles my suburban hometown of Anaheim. My wife and I love living in Culver City, and lately we keep being reminded of why we chose to live in this hidden gem of a city.

A friend of mine sent my wife and I this article published last week in the New York Times, In Culver City, Calif., Art and Food Turn a Nowhere Into a Somewhere.

J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times

The article talks about why Culver City is becoming the place to be in Los Angeles.

My wife believes her moving to Culver City is the reason why its now on the map. Ah Truthiness, always keeping it real.