Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Salsa & Beer

This past weekend I went to this place called Salsa & Beer with Miss L. I had never even heard of this place before. Maybe because it was in The Valley. Now, on a day that reached over 100 I was nervous about heading anywhere near The Valley but since it was getting close to 8pm it was a groovy 81 degrees. At a place called Salsa & Beer what do you think they had there?

We first headed to one of the locations and the shit was packed. Like people pouring out the door. I got out and went inside to ask what the wait for two people would be. Dude said 20 minutes. I called bullshit. That place was super busy and with the amount of people waiting outside, some groups of two, I knew it would be closer to an hour. I couldn’t wait an hour. I become a bitch when I am hungry.

I need to start using a more structured way to rate the places I eat and I might as well start here. Each aspect of the place will be placed based on Atmosphere, Location (to me), Service, Food, and Price.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wood Ranch Bar & Grill Again!

Me and Miss Q. headed to Wood Ranch Bar & Grill over at The Grove the other day and enjoyed an awesome ass lunch. This is the third time I have been here, the first time being with Miss Q. as well. I forgot to take a picture of the delicious garlic rolls they brought. I think we ate them before I remembered to. But I did manage to get a picture of my margarita! This thing was the goodness. Very strong and very smooth. Do I remember which flavor I got? Of course not! It was that good.

For a meal I had the pulled pork sandwich with fries and a big ass lemonade. The pulled pork sandwich was really good and too big to finish while there. They bring the food out fast and hot which is always a good thing but not always a guarantee when eating out. Allow me to point out that our waitress was fucking awesome. So many times I think staff time when they ask “Is everything fine?” right when I have a mouth full of food and have to respond like Corky from Life Goes On. I wish I had gotten her name. She would see us eating and knew just when to come to the table.

Miss Q. got a steak salad. Now you all know how I feel about salad. This thing was awesome! It was seasoned perfectly and wasn’t all tough or anything. I may try it next time but take someone with me that will eat those little green things. I think they are called “Let Us.” This place is cool and you will not go broke eating here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Andre's Is Good

I went to Andre’s a few days ago with South Paw over on Fairfax & 3rd. This place has stayed the same ever since I was in high school. I mean in the way it looks and the prices. Hell, even the same employees which is really weird. I got a couple slices of pizza, garlic bread, a mango Snapple, and this new shrimp pasta thing they had. I saw some lady get some and was like “That needs to be in my mouth!” It was all very good and you cant beat the price of this place. Andre’s has been good for over a decade. How many other places can you say that about?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back At Umami

Yesterday Miss E. and I went to Umami Burger on La Brea. For once we went by and the place wasn’t packed so we sat out on the patio area. For those that don’t know Umami Burger is a kinda fancy place. Not dress shirt and tie fancy but the food looks fancy. I ordered the Manly Burger and Miss E. got the Umami Burger. We decided to share the sweet potato fries. Our food arrived and we were gonna split each in half and share. We were starving before we even got there and the long wait was not the business.

Everyone knows that I hate sending food back. If I can not send food back I will not. But we had to. Miss E. cut her burger (medium rare) open and that son of a bitch was raw! (screamed in Gordon Ramsay voice) I mean it was mooing. We sent it back and ate most of our fries while drinking Mexican Cokes. The sweet potato fries were good. I had never had them here before. As we finished them I noticed that there was brown sugar in them. They also came with this ketchup that was almost salsa like. Very good.

My Manly Burger finally arrived fully cooked but way smaller. It was awesome and had these little bacon slivers on it. I swear if I could just have a plate full of those little slices I would. If only the one done correctly was as big as the raw one. A man can dream, cant he? While I have a moment I’ll mention that the staff was very cool. They didn’t get butt hurt over us sending the food back and one of the waitresses even stated that the burger was not done.

Miss. E.’s Umami Burger was good. That fried little slice of cheese was really good. And yes this time it was finished. I’m not gonna let the fact that we got served living food turn me off from this place. I hadn’t been there in a while and when the food was prepared properly I barely chewed it I ate it so fast.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Biscotti & Latte's At King's Road Cafe

Earlier this week I went to King’s Road CafĂ© again with Miss E. She had been talking about their coffee for the longest and I got to have it finally. They made it pretty fast and it even had a nice heart drawn on it. The biscotti was awesome even though I never managed to figure out how to dunk it properly. I looked like a dog eating a peanut butter sandwich. I had never had a biscotti before and it was cool. I could imagine how cool this combination would be on a cold day. Which means it wont happen often since I live in West Hollywood. So I will continue to sit in 90 degree heat eating biscotti and drinking a big ass latte.