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Links: e*starLA Elsewhere in 2015

Catch & Release, Marina del Rey

Apologies for not updating the blog, but here’s a post to push its revival into the New Year. Here I come, 2016! This week, I’ll be posting a round-up of sorts on 2015 and noteworthy dishes at noteworthy restaurants.

In any case, feel free to catch up with a few of my freelance articles, and my comments forthwith, that I wrote for other online publications the latter half of 2015 here. Also, a plug to follow me on other social media channels, which I’ve been updating pretty regularly: Instagram, Twitter, and eventually Snapchat (@estar_la)!

  • A personal essay I wrote for Eater National. It’s crazy how ever since Fresh Off the Boat aired, we’ve gotten Dr. Ken and Netflix’s Master of None as far as Asian American representation on TV. After a lifetime of not seeing hardly anyone who was even the same shade I am on TV, 2015 felt like jackpot:

How ABC’s ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Tells a Familiar First-Generation Story

  • During Eater LA’s Cheap Eats week, I culled a memory from my college days, commuting from Westwood to Alhambra just for boba milk tea and fried pork chop. For Cocktail Week, I rounded up some sherry-based cocktails as well as cocktai
  • The Fried Pork Chop at Old Country Cafe Taught Me to Embrace My Taiwanese Heritage
    How L.A.’s Top Bars Are Using the Spice Trade to Their Cocktail Advantage
    13 Fine Sherry-Based Cocktails in Los Angeles

  • I did a few round-ups for Time Out Los Angeles, a couple of which were on the sandwich beat. We’re talking extensive, exhaustive research, here. Let’s put it this way: I haven’t had a pastrami or banh mi for quite awhile. Dim Sum? Plenty.
  • The Best Pastrami Sandwiches in Los Angeles
    The Best Dim Sum Restaurants in Los Angeles
    The Best Banh Mi in Los Angeles

  • I did a couple stories for Thrillist Los Angeles on the illustrious L.A. Armenian chicken institution that is Zankou Chicken and a story about a whole bunch of Bloody Marys around the city:
  • Fifteen Things You Didn’t Know About Zankou Chicken
    L.A.’s 12 Best Bloody Marys

    Happy reading. I’ll catch you guys with another 2015 update tomorrow.

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