Tag Archives: Koreatown

Can we just talk about how awesome it was that I jumped into a moving bus?

A few nights ago, I was meeting some friends in downtown for dinner.  I made sure to check the Metro app before leaving the house in order to plan my trip accordingly.  We were meeting up at 8:30, and that’s a rather crucial time to catch a bus.  After peak hours, buses come much less […]

Stranger Danger in Koreatown

This afternoon, I was made aware of a series of four attacks that have occurred to women in apartment buildings throughout Koreatown. Eek! The first attack was in early November, with the most recent one occurring on December 30th.  The assailant robbed all his victims, and sexually assaulted one of them. Today the LAPD released […]

Finding a Way Home After the Phone Battery Dies

Smartphones are the Swiss Army knives of green commuting.  With a smartphone, a commuter can find out when the next bus comes using the Metro app.  Google Maps will generate the best route for bikers, walkers or metro riders.  Ride sharing apps like Lyft and Uber will bring a driver to your location to give […]

Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a holiday viewed in many different ways by Americans.  A quick perusing through social media this morning shows this.  A day off work.  Extra time on the couch to watch football and the parade.  Enjoying a decadent meal.  Black Friday discounts.  Dreaded time with family that doesn’t share the same political beliefs. For […]

Riding Through Country Club Park

One of my favorite feelings in the world is when I bike through a part of the city that’s new to me, and I discover something beautiful that I’ve never seen before. About two weeks ago, I rode south on Norton, a great street for biking and with beautiful scenery.  I approached a hill, the […]

Something is About to Go Down

I was wondering what that rumbling noise was as I was getting ready for work. Turns out, it’s several helicopters holding position over the Koreatown sky. What is going on? Or should I say, what is about to go down? Anyone in the K-Town area, let me know if you see anything strange throughout the […]

Peace

There is a new mural at the Line Hotel that can be seen from Normandie at Wilshire. So glad that anti-mural ordinance was lifted in LA. The streets are better when they’re filled with art. Edit: I just learned that the artist behind this mural is iconic street artist Shepard Fairey.  Check out Shepard’s blog […]

Tonight: Escala Pre-Fixe Dinner with Chef’s Chris Oh, & Brian Huskey

If you are hoping to stretch your weekend out for one more night, I highly suggest you check out this event tonight. Escala, located in Koreatown, is celebrating DJ Neil Armstrong’s 40th birthday with a pre-fixe menu that looks amazing. Three courses worth of truffles? Yes, please! Attendees will be able to check out DJ […]

First Year of My Car-Free Lifestyle

Today marks an important milestone in my life.  One year ago, I sold my car. Four months before selling my car, I got a job in DTLA and starting taking Metro to work.  I go out in DTLA more than any other part of town, so I was already in the habit of taking the […]

The Third Day of Hoffmas: Gualagetza

My friend, Jonah, and I were trying to figure out a place for birthday drinks and appetizers. He lives on the Southern end of K-Town, so there are many good options in between our homes. Jonah suggested his favorite Oxacan restaurant, Gualagetza, for margaritas and shrimp cocktail. Gualagetza is a unique treasure of a restaurant. […]