Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My New Year's Resolution for 2009


Yes, I know.

There is always a list by the end of the year that commemorate a "best of" or "worst of" the year. Well, I'll get to those list later, but for now I want to share on the places that I want to visit next year.

You can call it a mission statement list and I call it my New Year's resolutions. I hope to visit these places as many as possible. If not, all of them.


  1. Totoraku Teriyaki House Pico (West LA)
  2. Dal Rae (Pico Rivera) Reviewed on March 7
  3. La Casita Mexicana (Bell)
  4. Massimo (Beverly Hills)
  5. Gordon Ramsay at London (West Hollywood)
  6. Pho Filet (El Monte)
  7. Sushi Zo (West LA) Reviewed on April 3
  8. Mom's Burgers (Compton) Reviewed on April 13
  9. French Laundry (Yountsville)
  10. Al-Watan Halan (Lawndale)
  11. Palate Food + Wine (Glendale)
  12. The Hidden Kitchen (Costa Mesa)
  13. Doner G (Anaheim)
  14. Bean Sprouts (Arcadia)
  15. Umemura Restaurant (Gardena)
  16. Quan Hop (Westminster)
  17. Urasawa (Beverly Hills)
  18. Cole's PE (Downtown) Reviewed on Feb. 13
  19. Angelini Osteria (West Hollywood)
  20. Class 302 (Rowland Heights)
  21. Beachwood BBQ (Seal Beach)
  22. Bulgarini Gelato (Altadena)
  23. L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Las Vegas)
  24. Fat Duck (Berkshire, UK)
  25. Charlie Trotter's (Chicago)

Of course it will take some big time coinage on a few of these places. Hope I can at least scratch some of them from the list this coming year.

Happy New Year everyone!

4 comments:

hana said...

put Sushi Zo at the top of the list!! best. omakase. ever.

i'll add one more to your list: Tacos El Gordo in Chula Vista. it's worth the trip for their adobada tacos.

Pepsi Monster said...

Hi Hana,

It's not really a ranking of a list, but very random order. I definitely being aching to try Sushi Zo, but can't really go on their weekday lunch and dinner is sort of what I'm shooting for.

Tacos El Gordo? OK, that is something I'm very interesed. Thanks! I am shocked you didn't pimped King Taco. :P

Exile Kiss said...

Hi Pepsi Monster,

Nice list. :) Hope you get to try them all this year! :)

Pepsi Monster said...

Hi Exile Kiss,

If I can do it, it'll be miracle. I'm hoping just scratch a few of those off my list though. Wish me luck!