Union Pasadena

There’s a not so hidden gem in Pasadena that I would love to frequent.  Nested in the middle of Union Street, Union is an Italian influenced farm to table restaurant serving seasonal Californian ingredients and freshly made pastas. Parking is available in the One Colorado lot across the street. It runs between $6-$8 depending on … Continue reading Union Pasadena


I’ve been able to reconnect with some old friends lately, and the time spent doing that has been really special.  Everyone is busy, but when you make that effort to get together… it’s as if things slow down for just a little bit.  I had an opportunity to do this at Otium a few weeks … Continue reading Otium


Part of the reason why I named my blog I Have It Bookmarked is because sometimes I will discover a restaurant I want to go to, but it takes a long time for me to get a chance to go.  (See previous blog post for a great example of how long it takes…) People will … Continue reading Gjusta

Natraj Long Beach

There’s a great little Indian restaurant on 2nd street in Long Beach that I’ve been going to since my years as a student at Cal State Long Beach.  I discovered it as I was walking down 2nd Street with a good friend from community college that was visiting and I’ve been going back ever since. … Continue reading Natraj Long Beach