Wednesday, September 20

Siam Sunset, located on Sunset Boulevard, serves Thai dishes along with Chinese breakfast items such as Chinese donuts and warm soy milk.
 (Linda Xu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Restaurant Review: Siam Sunset

I used to walk with my grandmother along the dusty streets of Shanghai every morning to buy a breakfast of fried sesame balls, crispy strips of dough and plastic bags filled with delicious soy milk. Read more...

Siam Sunset, located on Sunset Boulevard, serves Thai dishes along with Chinese breakfast items such as Chinese donuts and warm soy milk.
 (Linda Xu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

After graduating from UCLA in 2003 with an economics degree, alumnus Brian Huskey decided to switch plans and go to culinary school in San Francisco. Now Huskey oversees a staff of approximately 15 cooks and chefs at his own restaurant Tackle Box, which he opened in 2015 with the help of Ed Lee, the co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco.

 (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Alumnus reflects on past experiences to cook up his own restaurant

Brian Huskey began his culinary career at the age of 19, flipping burgers at The Grove to pay the bills in his Midvale Avenue apartment. A few years later, Huskey graduated from UCLA in 2003 with an economics degree and summer internships at Merrill Lynch under his belt, but decided against going to graduate school or working in finance to study the culinary arts instead. Read more...

After graduating from UCLA in 2003 with an economics degree, alumnus Brian Huskey decided to switch plans and go to culinary school in San Francisco. Now Huskey oversees a staff of approximately 15 cooks and chefs at his own restaurant Tackle Box, which he opened in 2015 with the help of Ed Lee, the co-founder of Wahoo’s Fish Taco.

 (Hannah Burnett/Assistant Photo editor)

Portugal. The Man performed popular hits such as "Purple Yellow Red and Blue" and "Modern Jesus" amid flashing strobe lights and an energized crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)
Portugal. The Man performed popular hits such as "Purple Yellow Red and Blue" and "Modern Jesus" amid flashing strobe lights and an energized crowd at the Hollywood Palladium. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

New Westwood restaurant The Poke serves raw poke bowls along with cooked dishes such as teriyaki and tempura. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

Restaurant review: The Poke

Westwood is now swimming in poke restaurants, with the addition of its newest raw fish pit stop, The Poke. Located on Broxton Avenue and wedged in between well-known student eateries BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and Habibi Cafe, it would seem as though The Poke already has an advantage in terms of high foot traffic. Read more...

New Westwood restaurant The Poke serves raw poke bowls along with cooked dishes such as teriyaki and tempura. (Laura Uzes/Daily Bruin)

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(Photo by Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by LeAnn Woo/Graphics Director)
(Photo by Hannah Burnett/Daily Bruin, photo illustration by LeAnn Woo/Graphics Director)

The UCLA-based event-planning organization House of Balloons created WestWoodstock, a two-day music festival featuring 35 student musical acts including both up-and-coming and more established bands and musicians. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)
The UCLA-based event-planning organization House of Balloons created WestWoodstock, a two-day music festival featuring 35 student musical acts including both up-and-coming and more established bands and musicians. (Daniel Leibowitz/Daily Bruin)


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