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.
Friday, July 21, 2017
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.