Friday, August 12, 2011

tastes like home


Have you tried the Detroit Coney Dog yet? It's awesome.
Coneys, Loose Burgers, Faygo Soda, Stroh's Beer.

Word is that they just added Greek Salads to the menu. The Hani is next.


Monday, August 1, 2011

bruno vs food


Last week a group of us checked out Manuel's Original El Tepeyac for their famous Burritos.

My roommate, his friend and I split a Manuel's Special (Chile Verde Pork). A nearly $20 creation meant to feed an entire family.
Eat the whole thing solo in under an hour (nearly impossible) and join their wall of fame.

The three of us just barely finished it. And it was amazing. Often giant "novelty" items like this lack flavor but this monster was a layered treat.

Maybe someday I'll try and eat it myself. Someday.


Enjoying a Hollywood Dog in a parking lot.

Saturday, July 23, 2011



Mac n Cheese is ridiculous.
Pork Belly Sandwich.

Doing it

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Food Lab.

Turkey, Brie, Pear, Honey, Fig Compote on Wheat.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

so lazy


Lots to talk about but I feel pretty unmotivated.

Earlier this month I went to Vegas for some top-tier insanity. Just a taste from 'The Buffet' at Aria.

Also this month.

Pulled Pork Sandwich from Oinkster in Eagle Rock. Damn near perfect.

Checked out Juicy Burger for some custom Burger action. Incredibly decent.

Eastside Market and Deli. Good sandwiches but they close at 4pm, so you have to wake up early to enjoy it.

Back to Cole's. For the Beef French Dip. Awesome. All I'm gonna say.

I'm trying

Monday, May 2, 2011



A few of the spots from the last month.
Namesake burger from Umami Burger.

Tacos from Malo.

Sandwich and mini Pies from SimpleThings.

Steaks for my birthday at Pacific Dining Car.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

digi cam


Real busy. More pics.
Amazing Sandwich from Simplethings.
Oscar party.

Back to work.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011



Some snapshots from the end of Feb.

My trip to Philippe's.
Post bar Sandwiches at Tang's Donut.
More please.

Friday, February 18, 2011



Grabbed a quick bite from JJ's Sandwich Shop downtown.

Grilled Chicken Sandwich and a Coffee.
They threw in the Orange for free. Wasn't that nice of them?

More Sandwiches Please

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

226.79 grams


Lady and I went to 8oz Burger Bar for the first time. We started with the Grilled Artichoke appetizer, which was fantastic, maybe the best bite of the whole meal.
Main course, I went with the Lamb Burger with a side of Baby Broccoli.
Becky had the classic 8oz Burger with Thick Cut Garlic Fries.
Overall, everything was pretty good. I like how 8oz has a full bar and all the sides and apps looked great but in terms of Burgers, Umami still has the edge.

It comes down to the Bun. These were too big and fluffy, each bite had so much Bread and you lose some flavor.

The Meat Party Continues

Thursday, February 10, 2011

between bread


Lunch time. Picked up some goodness from Mendocino Farms downtown.
A Sandwich Study of Heat.

Turkey, Smoked Gouda, Avocado, Chili Aioli, Jalapeno Relish, Tomato, Romaine on Rustic White. Served with Chipotle Salsa and some Rotini Pasta Salad.

Boom goes the dynamite.

I've been on a real Sandwich kick lately. Can't wait to try Bay Cities Deli.

Just try and stop me

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

second tour of duty


Went back to Xoia for another taste.
Curry Tofu Banh Mi, oh my.

I'm slowing working my way through the menu.

Welcome to the Team

Saturday, February 5, 2011

butter and syrup


"I'll tell you what, when we get through fucking with these Koreans, me and you go to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles, on me. Think about it now"
The Carol C. Special. Everything a growing boy needs.

Finger Lickin'

Thursday, February 3, 2011

cheese steaks


The meat party continues. I went to Hoagie Steak Out in Hollywood for a little taste of Philly. My buddy went with the 3 Pepper Scarface.
I opted for the Teriyaki Samurai (with Chicken add $1)
And an order of Cheese Fries to wash it all down.
These bad boys were awesome. Huge, lots of flavor and super satisfying. It's really the great Bread that makes the Steak sing. Most sandwiches start around $5.75.

If you are looking for a challenge try the Braveheart.
And in case you are wondering.
I ate it all. That Samurai didn't stand a chance.

No Leftovers

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

off the wagon


Over the last few months I have been rethinking my views on meat. I've added some Poultry back into my diet and things are going good.

Last week I joined some friends in Korea Town for a Birthday Dinner. We met at Soot Bull Jeep, a Korean BBQ joint. My friend ordered for the table. The various cuts are cooked table-side over the charcoal grill.
It smelled and looked incredible.
So I dove in. My first taste of Beef in 10 years.
I don't know what to say. The food was great and now I have a taste for flesh. Watch out.

Welcome back to the Dark Side

Sunday, January 30, 2011



Finally went to Xoia here in Echo Park. Did their Soup and Half Sandwich Lunch Special $6.99.
The Chicken Curry Banh Mi and Vegetarian Soup. Really good.

I don't understand all this complaining about Vietnam. Get over it. The food is tasty and here to stay. Why did I wait so long try this place?

Never Again

Thursday, January 20, 2011



Driving around looking for lunch. Stopped at Food Lab on Sunset for something new.
They have a killer list of Sandwiches. Breakfast too.
Garden Sandwich with Couscous Salad.
Fresh and tasty. Kind of like a fancier version of Auntie Em's Kitchen, but in Silver Lake. Need to go back soon to try another creation.