Monday, June 8, 2015
Always a very enjoyable time with Jennifer Moon and Mr. Snuggles. This time we tried a Vietnamese Noodle place in Hollywood. I don't remember who suggested it. I don't think it was me. I guess that leaves Jennifer or Mr. Snuggles. Hoy Ka Noodles, 5401 Hollywood Blvd LA CA 90027
A pleasant surpris, Ebaes at 2314 S Union Ave LA CA 90007. We arrived very early to an event at the Veraslavasay Panoramic and walked across the street to sample this restaurant we'd never been to. It was an Asian fushion place, hip and decorative in a sort of old school rustic Asian way. We wanted something not too filling so we shared ramens. They were excellent. We also shared a beer with a funny name.
After seeing the various awesome exhibitions at the Hammer, we decided to grab a snack before we got back on our bikes. French fries, salad and salmon. Very delicious and nourishing. The best part was sitting across the way was Weird Al Yankovich. Another Hollywood moment.
Jennifer Moon told me about this place but it took almost two years for me to finally partake. The pastries were fluffy, buttery and sweet. The place is well designed and clean, refreshing with a bit of attitude. It's oddly European in a non-European environment. Delicious treats with an old world heart. 11113 Washington Blvd Culver City CA
Sunday, April 26, 2015
I think this is a chain but I decided to check it out anyway, having passed by it for years. It's in DTLA near the Standard Hotel. Daily Grill is located at 612 S Flower St LA CA 90017. I wanted fish so i ordered the Fish and Chips. I had a discussion with the server about by need for less salt and they tried their best to not add salt to the batter but the fish was fried in a fryer that had already fried many salty foods. It turned out tasting less salty than normal and I ended up using a lot of vinegar. i have to say I really appreciated the cook willing to accommodate my new dietary needs. The F&C was delicious!(NOTE: Looks like they closed 060815)
Monday, February 16, 2015
LAst night was the end of our exhibition at Document Coffee Bar, L.A. Pix; Still. They had taken the artwork down and neatly packeaged it for pick up. The good folk of Document took me out for dinner after they closed shop. We ended up walking down to Manna Korean BBQ 3986 Wilshire Blvd LA CA 90010. Now, in the back of my mind, I had never been there because years and years ago, a friend of mine told me it was very bad quality meat but I was up for it. The place was packed. Oh,on the way there in one of the other restaurants was wall to wall young boys in baseball uniforms. It was the Little league Korean Team, so cute. Anyway, we sat down at Manna and the service was good and food look good, we started cooking and the condiments were fresh. i ahd to avoid much of the Bancha due to salt. There was plenty to eat and i only used the sesame oil for dip. We ate so much. I was ready to float away afterwards or sink to the bottom, one or the other. Yes, there was salt but I felt I managed fairly well, considering. It was so delicious and the company was awesome. it had been five months since they opened. The learning curve is curving but I am so proud of them. They are doing so well for a brand spanking new coffee place in a fairly saturated market.
I'm in a new phase of my culinary adventure. I must manage my salt and sugar intake. Not easy. I cheat periodically but for the most part, I am up to the challenge but at some point, it's gonna go into 4th gear. It's been three weeks since Dr.'s orders and I am actually having fun with it. Case in point, Dr. Robbins, 3000 W 6th St LA CA 90020. Chicken Tofu Salad and a Strawberry-Banana Smoothie. Of course it was delicious and healthy. They don't use salt to my benefit.