Thursday, April 29, 2010



Pictures from my birthday.
Tradition states that every year I get a Banana Cream Pie. That I eat alone.

The Cherry Pie was for everyone else.

A gift (from Becky, duh, can't you tell by the handmade plaid bow).

Dinner at Taix. We started with the Escargot. Which were so buttery and awesome. Eating them did create a weird issue with regard to my 'pescetarianism'. I mean they are not really sea creatures. Does this now set a precedent eat to Frogs and other amphibians?

Roasted Salmon with a Champagne Cream.

Make A Wish

Thursday, April 22, 2010

science and the future


I'd like to talk about a new project that I am starting (unlike the Pickle project that I never started).
Yesterday I bought a bag of Sun Chips and the bag is supposed to be made of some kind of plant based material that will naturally breakdown. So the plan is to:

1. eat all the Chips.

2. add the bag to the compost pile.

3. take pictures each week to chart the progress.

It should take between 13-15 weeks to fully decompose.

Also, I'm going to Michigan this weekend and I'm sure there will be all sorts of stuff to eat there so stay tuned.

Road Trip



I was on the Westside and I spotted a new food truck.
I cut across three lanes of traffic and illegally parked.

This new looking operation only had four menu items. Each involved a dozen Shrimp, Rice and some kind of Sauce.

Coconut Chili Lime Shrimp. $8. Tasty.

This truck craze is getting out of hand (in a good way).


Friday, April 16, 2010

neighborhood watch


Quick Echo Park update. First off, the Taco Bell on Rampart and Beverly has re-opened after the recent construction. The building is in the exact same spot and is nearly the same. Only taller. Drive-Thru hours are till 2am every night and 4am on Fri/Sat. Still no dining room.

Also, a Little Caesars has opened on Echo Park and Montana. $5 Hot and Readys.

This area is getting too cool for me.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

finest stuffed with your second finest


Becky took me to Malo for a pre B-day meal. Monday is their 'Taco Night', which offers many of their tastiest for as little as $1.

The place was jumping so we ordered a drink at the bar while we waited for a table. Half a Margarita later, we sat down with some Chips, Salsa and a big old boat of Guacamole.

The menu features 13 different Tacos. I choose one each of the following:

Grilled Vegetable Soft Taco ($1)
Potato and Chipotle Hard Shell ($1)
Soy-Rizo Soft Taco w/Onions and Cilantro ($1)
Grilled Fish Soft Taco w/Cabbage and Sour Cream ($3)

Becky ordered three total:

Eggplant and Potato Hard Shell ($1)
Ground Beef and Pickle Hard shell ($2)
Lobster Hard Shell ($5)

It was quite the feast. Each Taco is small but full of flavor. The stand outs were the Potato Chipotle and of course the Lobster. Which may be the most decadent Taco ever made. So buttery, so good. If I was an evil Millionaire, that is all I would eat.

Overall, Malo is awesome. Strong drinks, tasty bites, and goat heads on the wall. Come Tuesdays for Margarita Night or try their Brunch menu.

I just found out the Malo is owned by the same team that owns Spaceland, The Echoplex and El Prado. Those dudes got the LA hipsters dead to rights.


Wednesday, April 7, 2010



Last night a group of us went to the newly opened Beer and Wine bar 1642. Located on Temple just west of Glendale this place is literally .3 miles away from my house. Needless to say, I'm very excited.

A relaxed interior matched with a handful of select labels make this a perfect place for a causal drink. Think El Prado but without the scene (at least for now). Most liquids run between $5-8. If you are on a budget then get a can of Cold Spring Beer. It's 32 oz and only $5. Not bad.

Let's see how long it takes the owner to learn my name.

Finally, something I can walk to.

Monday, April 5, 2010



The team and I started the day at Larchmont Bungalow. Coffee, Breakfast and bullshitting.

A few offerings from the table.
The Breakfast Panini.
Red Velvet Pancakes.
"Best of Both Worlds" Pancakes and French Toast (for Becky, duh).
And of course, I opt for the Jewiest option available. The Latkes and Lox. Which were incredible.

The meal was great. Everything done well and there was fresh Fruit as far as the eye can see. This is becoming one of my go-to spots for Brunch.

The party continued at home with Bloody Marys.
Dyed some eggs.

Another round.
Hours later. Garage Pizza was ordered. Best move ever.
Behold the Whiteboy. Mozzarella, Ricotta, Garlic and Basil.

All in all, this was a pretty decent holiday.

God Bless