Monday, January 25, 2010

My New Year's Resolution for 2010

Happy New Year everyone!

Yes, I know. It's been a very long time since the last time I post something in my blog. So I want to get off a good start and forecast ahead on which places I wanted to visit personally. The start of every year always begins with a personal check list of places I wanted to fulfill my dining adventures. Last year, my list contains places I have high hopes and I was able to check off one third of that list.

See for yourself: The list

This year will be something of a bucket list...places I wanted to go before I die:

    1. Dining Room at Langham Hotel (Pasadena)
    2. The Belvedere at Peninsula (Beverly Hills)
    3. Addison in the Grand Mar (San Diego)
    4. Kiyokawa (Beverly Hills)
    5. Mozza Pizzaeria (Los Angeles)
    6. Alex (Las Vegas)
    7. La Barca (Los Angeles)
    8. Little Dom's (Silverlake)
    9. Mr. Pizza Factory (Koreatown)
    10. Rivera (Downtown)
    11. Moto Restaurant (Chicago)
    12. Sona (West Hollywood)
    13. La Cachette (Santa Monica)
    14. Gorbal (Los Angeles)
    15. Porto's Bakery (Downey, CA)
    16. Langer's Delicatessen (Los Angeles)
    17. Cassell's Hamburgers (Koreatown)
    18. Pollo a la Brasa (Los Angeles)
    19. Arturo's Puffy Taco (La Mirada, CA)
    20. Ceviche Del Rey (Downey, CA)
    21. Tito's Market (El Monte)
    22. Heng Yang Chili King (Monterey Park)
    23. Guelaguetza (Los Angeles)
    24. Lazy Ox Canteen (Los Angeles)
    25. The Waterside Inn (Berkshire, UK)


I am keeping this list much more simpler than last year's list. I managed to get 1/3 of the list checked off, but was woefully short. I might be able to get this "must visit" places accomplish than the first go-around.

Wish me luck!

11 comments:

weezermonkey said...

You can do it! I've eaten at nine places on this list.

And I'm going to Chicago in February.... :)

Gastronomer said...

You are an ambitious eater! Good luck, my friend!

Hall-e said...

Some of your list is also on my list! *cough* Lazy Ox Canteen *cough* Best of luck!

kevinEats said...

Is the list ordered in any way???

Kung Food Panda said...

Dining Room and Langers. Let me know if you're up to it! Lazy Ox too, but hopefully after all this hype dies down.

edjusted said...

Nice. Looking forward to eating vicariously through you!

Marie said...

Nice way to stay on track throughout the year! Like most unmotivated people, I end up eating at the same places over and over.

burumun said...

I have this blackboard eats coupon for the bar at La Cachette Bistro (not the dining room), buy 1 drink get 1 free bar plate. Let me know if you wanna join!

Pepsi Monster said...

Hi WeezerMonkey,

This is going to be hard. I have now hit one of those place. 24 more to go!

Hi Gastronomer,

Thanks! I'll have to be really ambitious to do it!

Hi Hall-e,

We'll have to hit up Lazy Ox one of these days!

Hey kevinEats,

It's not in any particular order. BTW, last year I had Urasawa in the middle of the pack. LOL

Hi KungFoodPanda,

We will have to hit up some of those places. let me know when!

Hi Edjusted,

Don't worry buddy, I'll do you proud. Hopefully I can find some good ramen places as well!

Hi Marie,

I had became a creature of habit the last two months because of work. I too went to the same place over and over. I'm hoping to break that cycle!

Hey Burumun,

Let me know when! I'm definitely interested!

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

this is a great list! I hope you get to enjoy all of these places before the year ends. I have checked on 3 on your list now, but so many more to go!

Pepsi Monster said...

Hi LetMeEatCake Eat With Me!,

Three? That's pretty good. I just got one the other month, so I'm almost on the way there!