I have a lot of food blogging to catch up on so I am cramming them all into this post. About a month ago JP and I went to Plan Check after seeing that they had this damned burger with cheese, bacon, and fried onions. I was all over that after we found out that they could turn their small burgers large. We also got their fries, drinks, and JP got the chicken sandwich. Everything was super good. Afterward we headed to this place called Cofax which turned out to be horrible. The look on JP's face when she saw the small selection was priceless. I got two donuts, a mango one that was so damned tart that I could only have one bite. I also got some pistachio deal and a regular ass cookie. We enjoyed our coffees but will never head to this place again. JP was already looking for another donut place while we waited for our order and we headed to California Donuts which was fucking awesome. Every single donut we got from them tasted amazing. No ICDC but really good.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
Yesterday JP and I participated in another Fat Tour. We went to this place neither of us had been to called Inti Restaurant over on Melrose and Cahuenga. Never been here and never heard of it. Hell, I'd never even eaten Peruvian food before so this was a lot of little new things. I won't even try and name the stuff we had but I'll try to describe it as best I can. I wanted to try two new dishes and rethought this decision once I saw one of the big ass plates someone else had.
We each got a dish that was spaghetti, Tallarin Saltado De Carne, with some type of soy sauce (I got chicken she got beef) with onions and tomato. It was a huge portion but we ended up eating almost all of it. I also got what is called a Lomo Saltado which was “strips of beef sauteed with onions, tomatoes, and french fries served with steamed white rice, strips of beef sauteed with onion.” I know that sounds crazy but I'll be damned if a plate full of fries, steak, and rice wasn't amazing. We killed that dish.
We got the plantains too which were made differently than I'd had before. They were fried a little more and sweeter. Oh, and the Inca Cola is now one of my new favorite drinks. Damn, this place was really good. The prices were cheap, and the service was fast and nice. The only downside is the fact that it is on Melrose so parking was a bitch to get. Even before we were finished eating I told JP that we had to come back and try some more dishes. We later went to Carmela's and Bob's for coffee and donuts as an extra dessert on top of the caramel cookie we got with lunch.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Yesterday Cam and I headed to Wilshire which is her old stomping grounds. We went to the museum and then headed to The Counter because Tom Bergin's wasn't opening for a while. We were gonna just get some hooch at The Counter but Cam was like “Wanna just eat here?” Of course, was my response. Anything to sit still. We got our drinks which were an Alaagash Tripel for me which has like 11% alcohol and she got a gin with pickle juice with extra pickle which I am never going to try. My drink was larger than it should've been because a new guy was being trained. Worked out well for me.
For food I got the barbecue burger with fries and she got the WTF turkey burger minus the bacon and those little fried onion thingies. Then we noticed that they also had a new fried chicken sandwich. So fuck it. We got that, too. We split it because if we had both gotten one each we would have had to be rolled to the car. The burgers were good and my ass was hungry since I'd only had cereal and coffee so far. The chicken sandwich was good but both of us had to pull off some of the jalapenos because they were not playing with the amount they put. I have no problem with hot food but I'm not a fan of losing the feeling in my lips. We just ate, talked, and laughed like fools while watching all the strange ass people that walk Wilshire. Seriously. There are some really strange looking folks that occupy that street.
I found these pictures from a few weeks back that I forgot to post about. JP and I went to Golden State about a month ago and Fritzi Coop at the Farmer's Market the same day during a mini Fat Tour. We both got bacon burgers with fries. I got the sweet potato ones which are hot as lava but we still shoved them in out mouths. I think we split the chicken sandwich because she called me out for being a fatty fatty fat fat and wanting even more food. This was her first time getting this and she liked it and wished we had another.
About two or three weeks ago Cam and I went to Lala's over on Melrose.I used to go to this place a lot but stopped after that tomato scare years ago. Remember that nonsense? Ever since then Lala's changed their menu and later made adding tomato to something extra. I forgot to add the picante but the chicken and fries were still good. Cam got this fancy ass salad thing. Lala's is still good but the parking is almost always a problem unless you get valet which is something I almost refuse to do when the sun is still out. This was also on a day where we worked in her yard so I drank about five Sprite's which they refilled quickly.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Another day with JP another Fat Tour. This one was not planned out completely. We had a donut spot in mind and that was about it. The first place we headed to was Mad Men Burger over on Venice. Online it has it listed as Mad Men Deli as well. And on another it says its closed. They really need to get that straightened out because we could have easily just not gone expecting it to no longer exist. Parking is not good. We managed to find a spot on the street nearby. They have their own parking for customers but it could hold a car and a half. Inside is very nice and clean. They play cool ass much though it may be a little too loud. But whatever. I like rap. JP and I got a cheeseburger, fries, and a drink for $8 and some change. I also got chicken strip to go which I had today that were good. The burgers and everything on it were fresh as hell. Its not a huge meal but its enough to get you satisfied. We both said that we wouldn't break our necks to go here again but if we were in the area we'd check it out again.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Today Cam and I went to this Thai spot over on Sunset called Nariya. This was my second time but the first time I went a few weeks ago I didn't have my camera with me. We started with some super sweet Thai iced teas with the Nariyan Sampler which consisted of chicken satay, crispy spring rolls, firecrackers, and wontons. Each of these are good. They also come with two sauces. One of them is this cucumber one that is really tasty and I could just add this onto anything.
Cam got the Nariya salad which she hoped was not too spicy. There were spicy parts but she was able to still enjoy it. She also got the silver noodles and there was enough for three meals. I didn't try this but I did try the salad and it was good. I stayed away from peanuts because I can not deal with peanuts in hot food. I also got the Thai barbecue pork which is so damned good. It reminds me of when that place Kinaree was good (they no longer exist thankfully and a new great spot Otus is there now). I really like this place and want to try some new dishes the next time I go.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Today I headed to Baby Blue's over here in West Hollywood because its Memorial Day and my mother said the word “barbecue” one too many times. Bludso's is a little too far for my lazy ass so I called my order in. I ordered a Bacon Blue Stuffed Burger, fries, a hotlink, banana pudding, and Kool-Aid. I asked for a roll since they have no buns of anything for the hotlink and they gave me cornbread. I should say “cornbread.” I'll get to that in a moment. The burger was good but I couldn't taste this “stuffed” aspect of it. Just a good burger. Not amazing. Just good. The Kool-Aid was good. I won't order the fries again. They were cold less than five minutes later by the time I got home.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
About a month ago I went to Panini Cafe with Cam and then less than a week later JP told me that they were closed down. I didn't believe her because the place has been good every time I had it and they showed no signs of closing. Well, just like we did with ICDC I wanted proof so we drove by and the windows were all covered up. I was pissed. This spot had so many different dishes and things that I never got to try and now I'll have to head downtown to get it and screw that. Downtown L.A sucks. I was telling Cam that I should start talking to small business owners anywhere near me that plan on opening a spot because there is a series of questions I would ask them before they decided to start running but those answers would likely keep them from doing so in the first place.
As good as Panini Cafe is the worst thing about it was parking. Crescent Heights and 3rd is a bad location to have to stop. Hell, even if you park it may have to be closer to Fairfax or you'll have to decipher the parking signs. Places come and go really fast near me so if there is a new place chances are it will be gone within a year because of lack of customers or high rent. That is why those places you pass and never see anyone inside but are oven ten years old stay. There is rent control over here. If I look at the food posts I have done there are a lot of places that I had a really good meal at with great service that don't exist anymore and it sucks.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
This past Tuesday JP and I headed to Plan Check over on Fairfax to grab some food and hunt for donuts. #RIPICDC. If you wanna hear us talk about this and other nonsense click here. A few days before that she had sent me a link showing this new meal that Linkin Park had at Plan Check that had five things for $39. I looked at it and was like “meh.” I like Linkin Park and have about three or four of their albums but wasn't sure about paying that much for what looked like a tiny dish. Well, I was very wrong. Its a lot of food and well worth it. Plus you get a damned t-shirt! Thankfully JP is not a fan of the band so she let me have the shirt.
You get a mandarin and black cheery cream soda which tastes good. There are also kimchi dusted fries which were very good and I wish they would just keep it on the menu and not for a limited time. There is a ahi tuna tostada which I tried one tiny piece of so I cant say how good it was or not. I'm not a fish expert. I tend to eat it fried with hot sauce. There was the Korean barbecue pork belly grilled cheese which was so good! It was way bigger than I expected as well. JP mentioned that while it had a lot of sauce and business going on it was not soggy at all. And for dessert there is a OML cruller. It has pineapple, yuzu air (whatever that is), coconut glaze, and a chocolate disc with a pineapple. JP was able to cut this thing with a spoon. It was super light and a new taste. Most of these are definitely worth getting a la carte.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
I went to this place called Baby Blue's BBQ in West Hollywood yesterday for lunch. I had not been to this place in years and decided to get a burger and chicken even though I said I didn't want any chicken or a burger. Go figure. I ordered a Willie Brown Burger which has American cheese, maple bacon, onion rings, and barbecue sauce. It was so damned good. I just forgot to get fries which sucked but the burger was really good. It did not cripple me and was just the right size. Oh, and it tasted like it was barbecued. I know that sounds weird, but I have had burgers that claimed to be barbecued but tastes like smoke sauce.
I also got, because I'm a fat ass, the Smokin' Wings. They were really good but I made the mistake of getting the XXX sauce (Habanero, serrano, poblano, with pineapple, raspberry, and mango). Ooh, boy. These damned things had the back of my head sweating. They were good but next time I'll get something that my soft ass can handle. Oh, and they have Kool-Aid! Come on, now. You know I got some of that too. I also got some banana pudding for dessert. I was not planning on eating this all in one day but I did. I plan on getting the chicken sandwich today. And the Kool-Aid.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Me and JP went on a Fat Tour last week! Well, it was over a week ago but I have been making songs, Perler beads, watching movies, and recovering from being sick so I've been putting this off. For those that do not know, a Fat Tour consists of going to three or more places in one day. This time we went to four of them in the span of two hours. Diabetes and high blood pressure be damned! The first place we went to was Guisado's in West Hollywood. This place is not close to expensive. We each got three tacos. I got one beef, pork, and chicken. JP got shrimp, beef, and chicken. My favorite was the chicken. This place was fast and busy. We sat inside and ate our dripping ass tacos. The drinks could be improved as JP described hers as “pruney.” I didn't mind it as much as gave her my lemonade one. I'd definitely go back here since its not far and they have a lot on their menu.
Next door was Salt And Straw which I'd heard about for a minute but never went to. Hell, we didn't even know it existed near me but it was right next door to Guisado's so we headed inside. We each got the same flavor of salted caramel but JP got hers in regular ice cream and I got mine as a shake. The lady at the counter warned me how salty is is so they cut it with vanilla. It was good. JP did not like hers because she said it was very salty. I believe her based on the faces she was making.
Monday, March 6, 2017
This past weekend I celebrated my birthday three days in a row with my cousin JP, my super best friend Cam, and my cousin Mala. On Friday JP and I went to this Thai place on Sunset called Night+Market. Thankfully valet parking is just five bucks because finding parking on Sunset is a bitch. We got there a little after it opened at 5pm and got served pretty quickly. We went all out and ordered papaya salad, chicken larb, pad see ew, and a fried chicken sandwich. Every one of these dishes were good as well as the Thai iced tea.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
A couple of weeks ago Cam and I went to Stout over on Sunset after watching Fences (which is a great film by the way). I had not been to this place is a long ass time. I forgot how inexpensive this place is. I got the Stout burger. I forget what type of burger Cam got but it was turkey and she enjoyed it. We both just sat there watching people park badly, talking about the great film, and enjoy really good food. I wanna go back to this place again very soon because even just looking at the pictures is making me hungry. The staff here is good, the beer is good (meaning effective), and we were able to get seating immediately.
This past weekend I went to Father's Office with JP. She had never been here before and this was my third trip. We each got burgers and fries which were good. We arrived right when they were opening so the place was not as loud or packed as it has been the previous times I've been here.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Cam and I were once again far from home thrift shopping and decided to go to this place called Good Girl Dinette over in Highland Park. We were trying to think of what to eat and I asked her what was nearby and she said this was and I had flashbacks to that awesome ass sandwich I had last time and fries. We were able to easily find parking right across the street where the meters still give half an hour for a quarter and got seated immediately. This place isn't super fast so don't go starving. They are fast enough though and the staff is nice. We got the caramelized ginger chicken wings and I got the house made orange soda which is pretty damned good.
For the meal Cam got the curry pot pie to go (takes half an hour so order early) and for meals we both got the banh-mi sandwiches. I had the slow roasted pork shoulder and I believe she got the chicken. Our orders came with a side of those really good garlic fries. They are super garlic by the way so be prepared to taste it for a while. I ended up getting another order with my fat ass. I really like this place and look forward to going again.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Yesterday JP came by and we headed out to begin the last Fat Tour of 2016. First we headed to this place east on Sunset in Thai Town called Jitlada. I had never heard of this place but knew the general area. We magically found parking right across the street. They have a very small lot with $7 for valet. We got there a little after they opened so it was not busy. I ordered a Thai iced tea which JP never had. Not sure if she liked it but she realized how sweet those things could be. It was on the sweeter than normal side but still good. For the meal we shared everything. There as the Jitlada rice which had beef, chicken, and shrimp. She also got the yellow chicken which was like chicken stuffed with chicken and this really good sauce on the side.
I got the beef pad see ew which was probably one of the best ones I've had. Huge portion so there was enough left for two more meals. I wanted to try the larb but decided to hold out because I know that I am coming here again. Instead I got the honey pork ribs an these things were so tender they just fell off the bone. By the time we were leaving more groups of people were coming in. This place has the tables set up nicely so you aren't packed right up against people. If there is one thing I would change it would be the music. My god...my god. I counted six songs about god. Not even religious songs. Just those ones from the 90's about god. We then headed to ICDC and grabbed a salt and pepper caramel donut, Mayan chocolate (that was not even close to spicy), and a maple on maple with maple drizzled. They were awesome. Last we went to Carmela for ice cream. I got a salted caramel latte on ice and JP got her favorite the pumpkin pie ice cream. It was a fun Fat Tour and I cant wait for many more next year. Also, thanks to JP for being an amazing cousin, friend, and introducing me to so much new food.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Me and JP got to do a mini Fat Tour. If we had been able to make it to Carmella it would have counted as a full on Fat Tour (three or more places). But since the parking there is ass we couldn't get there. Every time we hang out we know that we will eat some good food and laugh like idiots. We ended up heading to Tom Bergin's to get those chicken sandwiches and fries because she'd never been there. We parked right in the lot and got a both seat. The bar area was full with people watching football and I had no desire to be sitting with them. Our waitress with the accent was cool as always and we got our food pretty fast. The sandwich was really good. Neither of us like coleslaw but the way they make it here is really good so we had no complaints. JP loved the fries as well. The waitress said that they are never frozen which seems to make a huge difference. I made myself finish the entire meal because I eat slow and get full fast.