Category: Grub

Pioneer Chicken Still Exists

As a kid, Pioneer Chicken was in walking distance, on the corner of Sunset and Echo Park. When I first moved to EP, we would go grocery shopping at the Guadalupana and Pioneer Market. Right […]

Exploring L.A. During Quarantine

The quarantine began in March and we’re still living in some level of self-isolation. As the August heat wave hit Los Angeles, the fans and portable air conditioner at home were fighting a losing battle. […]

Travels of an Angeleno Before COVID-19: A Day in Shanghai

After three grueling days of walking in and around the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the time had finally come to enjoy the city. I had already developed blisters on both feet by this time. […]

The Many Universities of California

While nerve-racking, one of the most exciting times as a parent has been my daughter’s junior year of high school. This has been the year to visit local universities to help whittle down her college […]

A Night on the Town

At 38 with one teenage and one toddler daughter, it takes some effort for my wife and I to arrange a night out in Los Angeles. On a clear evening in October, we had one […]

Travels of an Angeleno: Four Nights in Ningbo

Ningbo is not an easy city to navigate on public transportation. Getting from the airport to my hotel would have taken over two hours on a train and two buses. Ningbo is a driving town. […]