Monday, November 29, 2010



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.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

bay of pigs


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.
Next up: Porto's and Mambo's.

Maybe I should start eating Pork so I can really weigh in on this topic?

Monday, November 15, 2010

i must be famous


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.
So good.
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.
Rainbow 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.

Easily purchased

Sunday, November 14, 2010

trending now


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.

Needless to say, they have a good thing going on.

I'll see you there

Thursday, November 11, 2010

red red wine


Mid week stop at City Sip for Happy Hour. $5 Wine, $4 Draft Beer and $5 small plates.
A couple pints, a few glasses of red, a trio of Olives, Pickles and Nuts and Caprese Sliders.

Hump day is not so bad.

Just like a Millionaire

Sunday, November 7, 2010

give and take


Sunday afternoon. My football team loses, but Becky makes Breakfast. Awesome.
You take the good with the bad.

Pass the Hot Sauce

Saturday, November 6, 2010



Saturday night dinner at Gobi Mongolian BBQ. Just like super chain BD's Mongolian Grill, this place lets you combine your choice of Meats and Veggies to be cooked on the giant iron grill.

Grab a bowl, ($9.95 for lunch $13.95 for dinner) pick your Proteins, Vegetables, add Noodles and try one of the Sauce combinations.
My man on the grill does the rest.
Boo ya.

My plate was good but I'm convinced that whatever you pick, it all ends up tasting the same. Lucky for them, it's a good taste.

A few notes:
This place is NOT all you can eat.
A second trip is $4 at lunch and $6 at dinner.
Also, menu claims that there is a $1.50 fee for taking leftovers home, but I don't think we were charged for that.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

beer and sausage


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.
Tasty, tasty.

Dig the modern bier stube.