@ShakeShack #Burgers #TGIF

 I came to the office and had a sudden urge to want to eat Shake Shack. I felt it in the air… the line wouldn’t be long and I would be able to whiz in and whiz out. I asked everyone in the office if they would want anything… I was willing to pick up some food for those that didn’t want to leave to eat. I grabbed two people from my team and we were off. The traffic there was horrible on SM Blvd., but when we pulled into the parking lot, the line was short! Just outside of their front doors. We even found a parking spot right in front where it didn’t look like a spot so everyone missed it! Right next to the handicap spot right in front! It was our lucky day! We ordered a burger each and a chicken burger to share. I of course ate it all, half of my chicken burger and all of my burger with cheese fries and a small coke. It was freaking delicious! I doubt I’ll need to go back to Shake Shack in LA. I plan to go when I’m in NY for MDW though, as always!


@TarAndRosesLA #DoubleDate

All that’s missing in the photos are the rest of the drinks and the spaghetti.

We arrived right at 5:30pm and it was empty. Then the table that got seated next to us had a baby in a stroller that kept bumping the back of my chair. Not only was it the waitstaff but the mom, dad and stroller. At one point, the other people at my table suggest to move our table away from the baby table. It didn’t help much. I don’t care if you can’t afford a nanny or babysitter to watch your baby while you’re out for dinner but at least be courteous and apologize for your actions. Many bumps and not even one apology. Either from the mom or the staff. A bit disappointed in the lack of consciousness from the waitress.

Aside from that ordeal, the food and company was delightful.

Charcuterie plate was as expected, always the same at any place. I was just a bit bummed that my fiance did not order a soft cheese. 😛 (Trust me, he heard it from me).


The Brut Rose was so good, I really wanted a bottle but had not planned on drinking that much. I could have stuck to one glass but one person in our group ordered his second beer, so I ordered my second glass. When he ordered his third beer, I knew it was a green light for me to order my third. 😛 By then, he made a comment. ‘You should have ordered the bottle.’ I should have. One glass was $13 and the bottle was $50- something.


Oxtail Dumpling was an 8/10. I loved the dumpling part but not the oxtail. It was overly marinated and a bit salty for my taste. I was a bit worried after reading reviews but still wanted to try for myself. The green onions and casing of the dish was perfect. As soon as I bit into it and I tasted the oxtail, it was stringy and too potent.

Maybe if they used less oxtail and maybe if they chopped it up. Dumplings with stringy fillings aren’t that fun to eat.


Spicy crab cake was bland. The sauce was good but not the best crab cake I’ve had. Usually like a tartar sauce with crab cakes.



My favorite of the bunch. LOVE LOVE mushrooms so this was perfect. Of course I ate that Chinese chili in the dish. It was spicy!


The main course. The main reason we came to the restaurant. The fish was amazing and so was the soba. Honestly could do without the sauces. The fish was lightly salted and cubed before fried so we were able to tear it off easily. It was fun and tasted yummy. And the photo was great for my instagram.




We had a great time, all in all.

Tar & Roses

602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401


가주 김밥! California Kimbap & Udon #RodeoGalleria

We were leaving the #LandRoverLA Ride & Drive Event and decided to stop by KTown to pick it up. We were so hungry and we had to rush down to Irvine for a birthday.

I called in the brown rice order for the tuna and cheese kimbap!

When we arrived, Bear wanted the footballs so we got a third with sausage and footballs.

I thought I took my third photo but it didn’t capture it.

Btw, these are taken on my new iPhone 6!!!

All photos will be taken on my new phone now unless my battery dies and I have to use Bear’s. 😛

(Tuna not pictured)