Just woke up from my post Thanksgiving meal nap. Another great holiday here in LA. The roommates and I threw down on a traditional feast. The day started with football heartbreak and Bloody Marys.
We moved onto to some apps. Spinach Dip and Cold Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce. Another hour later, Michael's Turkey came out of the oven.
The main meal: The Bird, Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows, Grilled Asparagus, Cauliflower Gratin, Cranberry Sauce, and Homemade Biscuits.
I put down two plates in record time. Everything was awesome. I even had some of the Turkey. Yeah, that's right. Turkey. It was good too. I don't really know what this means for the future, but If the circumstances were right I could see myself eating meat again.
After melting into the couch for a few, we headed to a buddies for some Apple Crumble Pie, Homemade Pumpkin Pie and some Board games.
Back at the house. Relaxing by the fireplace. Another round of Dessert. A piece of Pumpkin and Pecan Pie and three fingers of Whiskey.
My post about Cafe Tropical has lead me to take a second look at Gigi's Bakery and Cafe. Just down the block, this place has all the makings for a new obsession. No Breakfast Sandwiches, but that's okay because the Huevos Rancheros is $5.25 and really satisfying.
It's really the Plantains that pull everything together.
My Cafe con Leche, was good but I still like Tropical's better.
Went to newly opened Kodoku for some Sushi. The menu has a deep selection of Rolls and other favorites as well as a full section of Japanese style Tapas.
Started with Miso Soups and complementary Sautéed Edamame.
Next, we had the Green Mussels.
Maybe the bite of the night.
Then things started to get serious. Spider Crab Roll.
Then, out of nowhere, a Tofu Salad appeared. The Waitress said it was from the Owner. Score.
It went perfect with the rest of the food.
Baked Lobster Roll.
And after all that. I ask for the bill but instead some Green Tea Ice Cream showed up.
The owner must have known about my blog. I've never had anyone bribe me to write a good review before. Well, it worked. The Lady and I feasted like kings and escaped only paying for the few Rolls and the appetizer. Can't wait to try more of the menu.
Recently, it's been all about Cafe Tropical. I go at least once a week for Coffee and maybe a bite. As far as I can tell, all the Baked goods and Pastries are tasty. The Guava Pie is especially stand out.
Yesterday I went for A medium Coffee and a Veggie Sandwich with Avocado. I really planned on taking pictures and doing a regular post but as soon as I got home things changed. I ate everything super fast, drank my Coffee and then passed out.
The Lady and I headed downtown to Wurstkuche for some brew hall delights. A Chimay and a Spaten. Fries with more than a few dipping options (score) and a couple of their finest links.
Becky opted for the Rabbit/Veal/Pork with White Wine Sausage topped with Onions. I feasted on the Veggie Italian with Sweet Peppers and Sauerkraut and a Veggie Mexican Chipotle with Hot Peppers and Onions.
The diner district south of Sunset Junction has a new member. K2, the offspring of Kokomo, is in the middle of their soft open. I visited twice this week and had mixed feelings.
First, Becky and I came for Breakfast. The Catfish and Eggs and French Toast.
I really wanted to like this but my Eggs were over cooked and the Catfish was lost in the breading. At least the Potatoes were good. Across the table, the French Toast was average but the Coffee was solid.
Today, I came in for lunch. I had the Ahi Tuna Burger with Fries.
The Ahi was seared just right but the sandwich needed a little something extra. Still pretty good. I cleaned my plate.
Their soon to be expanded menu has something interesting choices so I'm sure I'll be back to check in on their progress.