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“you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” – harvey dent [two face], the dark knight.

my sister, a brilliant defense attorney hailing from columbia law, helps keep me out of trouble [not that i would ever need…] but part of the idea is taking preventive measures. stay informed about your rights & the law. here’s more about her modern law practice:  http://sueanne.co 

as part of her birthday present, i’m gifting this knowledge to you, yes, you. and thank you for reading.

izakaya akatora la

izakaya akatora || 115 w. main street, alhambra, ca 91801 || (626) 943-7872

new gem by michael cardenas of innovative dining group [katana, sushi roku, boa steakhouse], and favorite trendy hot spots all across los angeles & las vegas has arrived: izakaya akatora. it’s a more casual, traditional sushi bar & izakaya feel but offering high-quality fish & tapas located in the historic city of alhambra — a city in the suburbs of la, known as the san gabriel valley.

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i aint sayin’ she’s a gold digger, but she’s only eating sashimi with gold on top.

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kinmedai. flame-torched golden eye red snapper. i ate the james bond of snappers, basically.

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omakase me pls.

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close up of the fresh, sexy oyster + uni & ikura neighbors.

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yam ice cream – a reinvented traditional japanese dessert that will make you swoon

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classic chocolate volcano done right

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remember to thank the sushi chefs

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sake to you…sake to me…

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akatora, red tiger in japanese, is named after michael’s father’s fishing boat.

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blondetourage. i’m wearing my favorite leather clutch by liucia

thanks michael for a wonderful dinner & for adding another awesome restaurant to this world! need to be back when i’m out west again [and try the foie gras]. arigatou!

for more delicious goodness, visit my post on the neighboring sushi roku in pasadena.