Tuesday, December 30, 2008

the return


I'm back from New York and I weigh 10 lbs heavier.  Needless to say I got some stories to tell.

Here is a list of places/meals I had:

- Sushi from Taro
- breakfast at Veselka
- dinner at Around the Clock
- brunch at Chez Oscar
- take out from Egyptian Fish Market
- Oysters at Sidecar
- 4am drunk food at Emphasis 
- lunch from Bliss
- Pretzels from a street vendor
- Szechwan delivery

 and plenty of booze to make it all go down smooth.


Thursday, December 18, 2008



I'll be in New York for the holidays so you can look forward to a few posts about my big city eating adventures.

I hope to spend all my money on food and booze so there should be a lot to talk about.


too cute


Becky and I had brunch for our 2 year anniversary at Le Pain Quotidien on Larchmont. This place was too cute.  Every thing from the tables to the fresh baked bread.  If I was not there with my lady I don't even know if I could go in there. 

We split the salmon tartine and a quiche that were both delicious but honestly this joint should be reserved for puppies and babies cause it's that cute.

In conclusion, if you want to spend a little cash and have an adorable meal then this is your spot, but be careful because if you come in here alone it might make you so depressed that you kill yourself.

You've been warned

Monday, December 15, 2008



Everyone knows 2 things about me:

1 - I'm cheap

2 - I'm fat

So the lunch special at Bangkok Express fits me perfectly.  $5.50 for a huge plate that comes with rice, salad, and an egg roll. (dishes of note: mixed vegetable, pad thai, garlic shrimp)  

I love this place.  The food is good, the decor is hilarious, they deliver (but the woman answering the phone is dumb) and lets not forget the low low prices.

So if you are ever a cheap fat guy who likes thai food then this is your jam.


Monday, December 8, 2008



Normally street meat and other mobile late night snacks are reserved for the carnivores but the Taco Truck on Alvarado outside of the Von's parking lot is the best one around.  They serve up both veggie tacos and your traditional meat offerings (I hear the suadero is king). Every single one of my friends who has eaten at the 'Taco Zone' truck has loved it.

They normally arrive in the evenings and weekends and hang out till around 2am.  The food is fast, cheap and made by a team of super friendly ladies.

side note: the salsas are fantastic


Sunday, November 23, 2008

the original


Falafel is one of the oldest sandwiches in the world, it is a vegetarian favorite, and it is incredibly delicious.  The only problem is that so far LA has offered me little in this department.  So as of now, I am starting a new quest to find this city's best Falafel. 

The first place I found was Falafel-Arax in little Armenia (Normandie and Santa Monica).  The sandwich was $4.50 and it was made very simply: falafel, tomatoes, lettuce, hummus all wrapped in pita.  This was my first decent middle eastern bite in 2 years*.  The falafel had great texture and flavor and everything blended well.  The trouble is that the sandwich is on the smaller side and it is pretty basic.

Falafel-Arax is a small lunch counter type place that only takes cash, but if you are in the area and need a solid snack/meal than this place is a can't miss.

The search continues.  I am hoping to find a Jewish run falafel joint because I love the Israeli salad that usually comes wrapped inside.


*first decent bite in LA, unlike SF  

Monday, October 27, 2008



This weekend we had a birthday get together for Becky.  It was a dinner party with a few friends but what made it extra awesome was we all took a Miracle Berry before we ate.  For those who don't know, the Miracle Berry temporarily rewires your tongue's taste buds and makes sour foods sweet as well as warping other flavors.

Each person started with a fresh lemon wedge which tastes just like lemon-drop candy.  After this first flavor shock people started experimenting with all sorts of foods.  You know a party is crazy when you walk into the kitchen and there are folks drinking balsamic vinegar.

The berry's power last an hour or so.  I strongly recommend you all try it.  Fresh fruits seemed to have the biggest impact, while the salty foods remained mostly unchanged.  This was defiantly an unforgettable experience.

Note: I ordered miracle berry tablets offline which came out to around $1 per tablet.  This is totally legal and has no side effects. Other than having your tongue's mind blown.   

Flavor Tripping

Friday, October 24, 2008

dr. green thumb


Why are salads so expensive?  They taste good and are great for you but the price keeps them out of my diet. At your average restaurant, a big salad can run you as much a regular entree. And a side salad is normally like $4-5 for a small bowl filled with greens topped with one slice of tomato and/or cucumber.

Make healthy food cheap and I'll live longer.

All money aside, the salads at The Down Beat Cafe are great. I usually get either the greek or the salmon.  They run between $8-10 but they are huge and fill you up.


Wednesday, October 15, 2008



Pupusas are delicious.  I had some from a place called Los CoCo's which is on Alvarado right next to Jord's house.  Each bean and cheese food disc only costs $1.60 and they are served with a delightful salad/slaw and a red sauce.

The food to dollar ratio is great.  I wish the place was open past 10pm because they would make a great late night treat.

This is my fourth run in with this food since moving to L.A. The best I've had so far were at the Pupusa stand at the Silver Lake farmer's market.  

El Salvador 

gut check


In the last month I traveled back to Kitchen 24 for another helping.  I ordered the Veggie Burger with sweet potato fries.  Our food took forever.  When it finally came I dove in.

The burger was huge and sounded very good on the menu but when I bit in all I got was a mouthful of mush.  The burger had no texture. The bread/bun was soft and the veggie patty (homemade) was much too squishy.  The fries were good but after about 10 I wanted regular fries, I just got burned out on that sweet potato flavor.

I'd still give this place another shot but I have to scale back some of my praise from last time.

Welcome back to earth 

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

up next

Stories to come,

- My updated review of Kitchen 24.

- Why Fat Fish is the best.

- Flavor tripping?

- The M Cafe.

Let's eat



A few weeks back Becky and I did the date/dinner thing at The Figaro Cafe in Los Feliz.  We sat outside and enjoyed the cool night air.  The whole experience was great.  The service and food were both awesome.  Becky ordered the Salmon and I had the Crab Cakes. The food was so good that I think I got lucky that night.

Be prepared to drop a little cash, but its well worth it.

Inside tip: They do a fantastic brunch and they bake all their own breads and pastries.  


fancy beers


A team of us went to a beer and wine only joint called El Prado located on Sunset in Echo Park. The place had a great interior that featured awesome hard wood  and brick that reminds one of a NYC watering hole.  The bar only offered a handful of beer selections (all on tap) and  the cheapest coming in at $5 a pint.  This place might be cool during the week if you are looking for a place to hang but the prices, limited options, and lack of a full liquor license keep this bar in the "probably never again" category.  

It is a shame cause I can walk there.   

too cool for school   

Saturday, September 27, 2008

let's all go to the lobby


I've been slammed with work but please look forward to my posts on El Prado, mine and Becky's romantic dinner at The Figaro Cafe and something the kids are calling flavor tripping.

Stay strong my loyal readers.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

happy hour


Today Becky and I had an early Dinner at Koda in Silverlake.  We had sushi here once before and had a good time so we decided to come back for their $4 Happy Hour.   The deal is from 5-7pm Mon-Fri and 1-7pm Sat & Sun.  During this time all select menu items are only $4.  

This is a pretty good deal because the menu covers not only sushi but appetizers, salads, beer, sake and even dessert.  From the many choices we started with miso soups and an order of Mushroom Poppers (fried mushroom stuffed with crab).  Next came the Philadelphia Roll, the Shrimp Asparagus Roll, the California Tempura Roll, and an order of Yellow Tail nigiri.  We washed it all down with a small bottle of Sake and our total was under $30.  Not bad for a full dinner at a trendy sushi spot.

The rolls were on the small side but the rice and fish were very fresh and they were presented perfectly.  The nigiri boasted a huge piece of Yellow Tail with the right ratio of rice.  The star of this meal had to be the California Tempura Roll and the cheap sake.  Next time we come back I want to try more of their awesome sounding appetizers.  

Side Note: If you don't see something you like on the Happy Hour menu then you can always order from the full menu or mix-n-max as you see fit. 

Also: Koda offers 5-6 different veggie/vegan rolls that all sound good.  Not something you find at every sushi joint.

I gotta stop eating out, my rent is due soon and I'm totally broke. 


Monday, September 8, 2008

all night


Last night around 11pm Becky and I decided to go get a late bite. But what is open this late on a Sunday?  I searched the Internet for a 24 hour sushi joint but had no luck.  We finally decided on Kitchen 24 in Hollywood.  We drove over and it took 15 minutes to find parking. This is an instant drawback.  Kitchen 24 does offer valet, but seriously who pays for valet.  Maybe this guy.

We sit down and browse the huge menu that offers reinvented American Diner fair done with a gourmet twist.  All the selections sounded great from the Ahi Tuna Burger to the Salads to the Grilled cheese.  I ended up with the Fish n Chips, while Becky went with the Tomato Basil Omelet. 

We waited a bit long for the food to arrive.  In this time we took in the sleek design of the restaurant.  The vibe is a mix of retro and modern with some key stand out features like the lamp shapes made of old silver wear and the over sized back bar/counter .  

The food showed up and did not disappoint.  The fish was light and crispy and the fries were seasoned well.  The dish was rounded out with a side of slaw that did its job.  Becky's Omelet was great.  The potatoes were perfect and the portions were huge.  Breakfast is definitely this spots strong suit.  

Overall, this location was fun and boasts a deep menu.  The place is open 24 hours a day and is perfect for a post bar snack or a low key lunch.  Parking will always be an issue for that part of town, but there isn't much one can do about that.  

Side notes: Kitchen 24 has a full bar and serves booze till 2am and again starting at 6am.  The menu has a list of their signature cocktails but the "Build Your Own Blood Mary Bar" (sat & sun 9am-2pm) sounds like an amazing way to start a weekend. 


Thursday, September 4, 2008

dinner and show


So the big story out of Arizona is the dinner we had at Ichi Ban a Teppanyaki restaurant that features the grill tables where the chef cooks right in front of you (made famous by Benihana).  
Becky and I had dinner with some friends who recommended the place.  

We were seated around one of the grill tables and browsed the menu. Our friend explained that they have a full sushi and dinner menu but the Teppanyaki is the real star.  I ordered the shrimp, Becky had the salmon and our hosts each had the the steak and shrimp combo.  

The Chef rolled his cart over and the show started.  He first oiled up the grill and began making the fried rice.  This dude had some serious knife skills.  Next, he threw down the veggies and the meats and really got into his routine.  It was crazy.  Explosions and food flying everywhere. I kind of felt like I was in a strip club because I didn't have a lot of money so I felt bad about watching the show. The chef did a sweet job but the whole thing was surreal.  I am supposed to clap or cheer when he flips a shrimp in the air? Do I stuff a dollar in his pocket?

Finally, all the cooking was done and we dug in.  The food was really good.  The veggies and rice were very flavorful and the shrimp was cooked perfectly.  Big portions and a variety of sauces completed the meal.  My dish was $18 but did include miso soup and salad. Expensive but worth it.  Because of budget restrictions, I opted out of the sake bombers that my table enjoyed but overall it was a strange but delicious dinning experience.

Side Note: Other than this meal, most of my AZ trip was more foucused on booze/beer then food.  I think I got one more food story...


Monday, September 1, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

dessert has two 'S's because you always want more


Well today me and the lady head out of LA and travel to Phoenix for the weekend.  We will be staying with some friends and hopefully doing lots of the following:

eating out

*not in that order, because that could be dangerous

This trip should be a blast and will spawn at least one new post about the food of the desert.

Don't forget the sunscreen

Friday, August 15, 2008



I woke up around 5am and puked my brains out.  For those who don't know me well, I am a scream puker.  During a toilet hugging session, I dig deep and scrape the bottom of my guts and pull everything out.

It is loud and gross.

I returned to bed only to sleep for a few more hours before doing this dance all over again. This fight had one more round before finally ending.

I'm not sure what caused the sickness.  I did a bit of drinking but this felt different then just booze vomit.  What really sucks is that this illness canceled my trip to San Fransisco where I planned on reporting on all the delicious foods of the weekend.  Most notably, a great Falafel joint that serves up amazing sandwiches that are the size of your arm.  I first tired this place a few months ago and I was really excited about returning.

All this barfing has burned my throat.  I need to eat something but soup is all my stomach can handle.  What type of soup should I have?

Unrelated: You know it is a bad sign when your pets (in this case my cats) lay on top of you because they know you are sick.  Some weird animal way of saying that you should stay in bed and rest.

Get Well Soon

Friday, August 8, 2008

conveyor belts


Today for lunch me and the lady went to Fat Fish in Koreatown for some sushi.  We sat at the bar which features Kaiten aka the conveyor belt action that brings those delicious little plates around.  Mon-Sat all the sushi is 50% off from 11am-3pm and again from 5pm-10pm.  

We had a wide variety of dishes and plates which only totaled $27.60 and left us both happy and full of fish.  Much like polar bears

The key to Kaiten style sushi is to pick a balance of new items you have never had before while adding some old favorites to insure a good dining experience.  It also helps to sit near the chef because you can ask him for something you don't see on the belt.

The Nigiri was pretty solid.  Good ratio of fish to rice and all the seafood was fresh and well cut. The rolls had well thought out flavor combinations and looked great.  This place has a modern interior (much like a sexy spaceship) and a relaxed atmosphere.  Pair all this with good service and you are left with a quality sushi spot that is both cheap and fun.

So far, Fat Fish is the best 'Fast Food' sushi place I have tired.  Better than Frying Fish or Sushi Mac.

Side note: They did not charge us for either our Miso soups or my side of spicy mayo.  It is the small things like this that make me comeback for seconds.  


Wednesday, July 30, 2008



For lunch on Tuesday, I went to Round Table Pizza and enjoyed their lunch buffet.  It was $6 (drink not included) and it offered a full salad bar, bread sticks, cinnamon twists, and many different pizzas. They do the lunch buffet every Mon-Fri from 11:30am-2:00pm.

The place got pretty crowded so the pizza was moving fast.  The chef was sure to keep a meat, a cheese, and a veggie pizza out at most times but you might have to wait a minute for your favorite pie.

All in all, everything was fairly good.  The medium/pan style pizza was solid  (especially when it came straight from the oven) and the salad bar was diverse.  The ratio of quality to price was favorable so I will definitely be heading back.

Side note: The Round Table I visited had 8 different beers on tap. Total bonus.


Monday, July 28, 2008

all you can eat


In general, I have a large appetite and really enjoy a big, filling meal. I also get very excited when food comes with other food.  All meals should include salad, soup, bread, rice, beans, veggies, mashed potatoes and biscuits.  

This is part of the reason I am drawn to the buffet.  I always know going into it that the food is not that good but the choices and the excitement make up for it.  When it comes to 'All you can eat', I've done it all.  Indian, Chinese, Vegas casino, sushi, salad bar, home town American, bottomless pasta, never ending bowls.  If I can pay one price and eat till my pants don't fit then I'm there. 

I know a few places here in Los Angeles that are A.Y.C.E but nothing amazing.   

I want to try Todai, but I am up for anything.

Note: suggestions should not be restricted to L.A. If you know something sweet in another state then I might have to make special trip.  

Let me hear it

Thursday, July 17, 2008

taste test


Sorry about the lack of updating, but I have been eating non stop since the cleanse.  I have been trying to eat healthier but that really hasn't happened.  I'm happy to report that the 10 lbs I lost are still gone and they are showing no signs of a Jordan-esque comeback.

Back to the food.

Yesterday I participated in a paid taste test.  The product was non-fat frozen yogurt or as Brittany would say "fro yo".  I found this job off of craigslist and it paid $40 for an hour of eating. A sweet gig to be sure.  

I first had 2 different scopes of plain/vanilla yogurt and then had 3 different strawberry and banana smoothies.  After each sample I had to answer a ton of stupid questions using this online survey.  All the answers were on a scale from 0-100 with 100 normally meaning you loved it.  I made sure to never use numbers that ended in zero or five.  

Survey- "How did you enjoy the strawberry flavor of the smoothie?"

Me - 58. 

Good to be back.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

the end is near

Day 10.

My last day of the Cleanse is finally here. I am so happy to be finally done.  The next few days are a cool down where I first get to enjoy juices like orange, carrot or anything else that is raw and %100 juice.  Then I am allowed a simple vegetable soup.  The final days have me 'eating' the juices, the soup, raw fruits and vegetables.  After that I can go back to my regular diet of vodka and Taco Bell. 

It has been a long road but ultimately worth it. I lost around 11lbs and I feel healthier.  I hope to keep up my good eating habits while still indulging every once and awhile. 


Sunday, July 6, 2008

light at the end of the tunnel

Day 7.

The cleanse is really starting to bore me.  I am drinking less and less of the lemonade stuff because it no longer appeals to me.  I felt like crap all day yesterday but this wacky experiment is almost over.  

4th of July was hard not because I could not eat but because I could not drink.  I was sitting on a roof downtown watching fireworks and all I wanted was a cold beer or a refreshing cocktail.  I as approach day 8, I can now start to reflect on this whole process.  I am still happy about doing the cleanse and I hope this can be used as a spring board into healthier eating.  My only worry is that once I go back to solid food that it will lead to a binge of consumption to make up for the painful 10 day food abstinence.  

Lastly, my thoughts have been occupied by what I should eat on my first real meal back.  I am open to suggestion.  Some ideas are: Souplantation, The Vegan Spot, In-n-Out, Frying Fish (a sushi place where the roles come out on a conveyor belt), It all sounds good to me.

Hell, I might just stay home and make a sandwich.

Must go faster.

Friday, July 4, 2008

deeper into the mouth of madness

Day 5 of the Master Cleanse.

I am starting to go a little crazy.  Every ad I see for food looks great and I am starting to hallucinate like a character in a Bugs Bunny cartoon (I see people as giant chickens and hams that I want to eat). The hunger pains are letting up a bit, but I often get headaches or feel weak.

On the bright side, I have lost around 10lbs.  I want to keep at it, but it is getting hard.  When I think about doing it for another 5 days it sounds impossible, so I am approaching the subject matter like a recovering alcoholic.  One day at a time.

Becky, my girlfriend, read my last post and asked why a talked about pooping.  I explained to her that this is a food blog and poop is just the opposite of food.  If you looked at the word 'food' in a mirror it would almost spell the word 'poop'.  She seemed a bit embarrassed by the whole thing, but she is not one to talk because she quit the cleanse after 6 hours.  I found her on the couch eating strawberries and nutella.  

Someone should make a colored motivational bracelet that people on the cleanse can wear. Like those 'Live Strong' ones.  But maybe these would be brown and they'd say 'Poop Strong'. 

Hanging Tuff

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

master blaster

After returning from my Midwest tour, I decided that I needed to do some damage control from all the booze and crap I ate while away. After some research I discovered the "Master Cleanse" AKA "The Lemonade Diet".  

For those who don't know about it, here is the breakdown.  You don't eat for 10 days and you drink this 'Lemonade' made from fresh Lemons, Maple syrup, Water and Cheyenne pepper.   During this time, you poop out everything gross that has been living inside your intestines (or as I like to call it "my body's underground railroad").

So far I'm on Day 2.  It has been easier then I thought.  I get hungry but then I just drink a bunch of the juice and go back to work/whatever.  Some tips for those of you who want to try it.

-don't go to the grocery store
-don't watch the Food Network
-don't watch Pixar's "Ratatouille" 

So far so good.  I have lost like 5lbs already but I'm sure that it is mainly due to the fact that I pooped something that looked like a demon sandworm from "Dune".

Stay strong.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Stomping grounds

After the mean streets of Detroit, me and the lady flew to Chicago.

This is where I went to school and is also the home of our other poster Nick.  Additionally, my lady grew up here, went to school, and still has family in the city.

Needless to say, our trip was hectic.  We saw tons of people and had a great time.  But more importantly I finally got to enjoy two restaurants that I have been dying to try.

The first is Piece.  A New Haven style pizza joint in Wicker Park that is always packed because it offers some of the best pie (reportedly) in the city and houses top quality craft micro brews.

This spot was really hyped up so could not wait.  The lady and I went in for lunch.  We ordered:

-Spinach tomato dip (served with chips)

-a pint each of some of that famous beer

-2 small pizzas.  1 with black olives and basil and the other with fresh garlic and artichoke hearts.

Overall, the pizza was good.  Totally solid.  No real complaints.  But after waiting almost a year and half to try this place, I felt a bit let down.  Don't get me wrong.  Great beer, a good location, full bar, and good thin crust.  

I guess when it comes down to it, I'd go again but I wouldn't be all giddy about it. 

The second spot on my wish list was Kuma's Corner.  A metalhead hang out that boasts gourmet burgers  named after bands and a full bar.  Located at California and Belmont, this joint has recently become super popular and now any type of dirt bag can be found inside (not just metal bros).

I have been trying to go to Kuma's since before I moved and I every time I come back, but fate has kept us apart.  Finally, I got to go.  Me and my friend Brittany went for lunch and it was fucking great.  A had a Bloody Mary and the best veggie burger of my life.

Brittany and I each ordered different veggie burgers and then split them so we could taste as much of the menu as possible. Kuma's Menu

I ordered the Plague Bringer Burger (Roasted Garlic Mayo, Tortilla Strips, Chicago Co-Op Hot Sauce, Fresh Garlic, Pepper Jack, Sliced Jalapenos). 

Brittany got the Neurosis (Cheddar, Swiss, Sauteed Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Horseradish Mayo). 

The burgers are served on this amazing pretzel roll and come with great seasoned fries.  I can't say enough about this food.  Everything was perfect.  It sounds like a lot of different flavors but they all blend really well.  The Plague Bringer was better then the Neurosis but they were each the best veggie burger I have ever had.  And my meat eater friends say their regular burgers are equally amazing.

This is currently my favorite restaurant in the world.  It is as if someone took my personality and made a restaurant out of it.

-The place blasts sweet rock

-Full Bar

-The best veggie burgers ever

-Food named after my favorite obscure Metal bands.

I am headed back to Chicago soon just so I can eat there.

Hail Satan

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Long time,

I just got back from a 2 week adventure with my girlfriend.  We first flew from LA to my home city of Detroit to see my parents, old friends, and enjoy some cheap drinks.  

This trip was a blast and reminded me how much I love/miss my hometown.  There were few food experiences worth while.  That is not to say that Detroit does not have excellent food choices but I spent much of my time hanging out and seeing sights so most meals were quick and on the road.  

The one item of note is about the bar scene in Michigan.  It is awesome.  Me and the lady meet up with a few friends at a local bar and had a blast.  As we first walked into the bar we were instantly hit with strong smell of cigarette smoke (you can still smoke in public places in this state).  We make our way to the bar and order the special of the night which was Margaritas.  

They were $2 each.  That is insane. 

Despite the fact they were made with well booze, they still packed a punch and that is why I love Detroit.  Because drinks are cheap and everyone dances.  No judgements, no scene.  Just hanging out and getting shithoused. 


Wednesday, June 11, 2008


A few months ago I was at this Mexican place called 'Burrito King' (the corner of Sunset and Alvarado).  I eat at this place a lot because it is cheap, open late, and very close to my house.  This particular evening I was out with some friends and we decided to stop there are grab a quick bite after a party.  
Our food comes out the window and we dig in.  I am halfway through my #1 style Veggie Burrito when I bite down on something unnaturally chewy.  My first thought was that it must have been a piece of steak or some other gross meat that snuck into my late night dinner.  

I stopped eating and found the problem. 
It was a rubber band.  
A rubber band in my Burrito.

I did not even know how to respond. At first, I was glad it wasn't meat but then I couldn't decide if this was somehow worse.  Even though I don't eat steak, at least it is food.  Not some office supply.  

Needless to say, I took the rubber band out and finished my food.  I never told my fellow diners because I didn't want to ruin their meal.  

Since this incident, I have eaten there at least another 6 times without finding any other 'prizes' at the bottom of my food.

Good times.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

what would Jesus eat?

Hey Internet, My name is Nick Pyle.

I'm a 26 year old musician living in Chicago, Il. after years of meat consumption with short spurts of animal-guilt, i have been, for the last two years or so, a vegetarian. but unlike Bruno, i find fish and crustaceans to be loathsome, so i'm a lacto-ovo-veg (eggs and cheese. i'm not crazy). i'm going to be periodically reporting on meals that i'll be having or have had in the past on this here Food Blog that Mr. Bruno has set up. some might be thoughtful and poignant, others - like a very brief encounter with the Japanese "delicacy" Natto - will be unspeakably graphic.

i hope you enjoy me and my tales of gastronomy.

Hot Soup

My buddy Nick has joined the team and will start posting his own brand of food content.


Sunday, June 8, 2008

street food

Today was the Los Feliz Street Festival. It was crowded and hot but there was lots of food and I tired as much as I could.

Of the offerings I enjoyed:

-2 Baja Fish Tacos

-1 Roasted Ear of Sweet Corn

-A plate of Sushi w/rice and salad

-3 Shrimp and vegetable skewers

-A plastic cup full of Sierra Nevada Summer Ale 

-A bite of my friend's Carmel/Chocolate Apple.

Overall, everything was pretty good and cheap too.  My only regret is that you could not walk around with your beer (you had to drink it in a designated area).

Things to look forward to.

-My review of the Raw/Vegan restaurant 'Cru'

-The origin story of rubber band in the burrito

-and installments of my never ending quest to find the best veggie burger.

Bruno out

Friday, June 6, 2008



I love going out to eat.  It is one of my favorite things to do.  I used to spend my money on media and collecting stuff but I would much rather have an awesome dining experience then a bunch of things in my house.  That being said here is a little information about me and my eating habits.

First off, I am a vegetarian.  Well kind of.  I don't eat beef, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb or any other beast that walks on land or flies in the sky. But I still eat fish and seafood.  I tired cutting back but sushi is just too good and I wanted to enjoy the Californian sea monsters for a bit longer before I quit for good. 

I have also been trying to eat healthy but that is more of an on and off affair.

Lastly, I am kind of broke so most of my meals away from the house are motivated by cost and proximity.

The grade for restaurants will be done on a weird sliding scale because sometimes a midnight Burrito can be as good or better than any fancy sit down, table cloth set up.

I have some great food stories from the last year since I moved to this city and I will try and recall them as I continue to update.