Tuesday, October 14, 2014

El Hurache Azteca in Highland Park

Artist Camilo Cruz and I have so much in common it's frightening, the least of which is our passion for food. Camilo wanted to introduce me to this place on York. An OG Mexican food place. the food was incredible. Their tacos are excellent and of course their signature hurache's. The fresca's are refreshing and crisp and the people are so warm and welcoming. We had a great time. I would definitely go back to this place. Thanks Camilo! 5225 York Blvd LA CA

Arthur's Restaurant in Downey

Wow, I was so happy about this place. I saw it out the corner of my eye as I was passing by and made a B Line for it. Arthur;s is located at 8813 Lakewood Blvd, Downey CA 90240. They ae known for their biscuits and gravy and rightly so. Just look at those butter marks!!!! I ordered the chicken fried steak with eggs over-easy and potatoes. My goodness this was a great meal. I'm getting hungry just reliving it in my mind…..

Paris Baguette on Western Ave in K Town

One day at Document, I was speaking with Kyuho and Grace about breakfast and Kyuho had mentioned that he had some baked goods from Paris Bakery that morning and that this was his favorite place. Now Grace said that it used to be incredible but now it's just very good. Then Sojung gave me some background on the place and , well, with all that information I had to go the next day. This is a chain but for some reason they told me that the one on Western was the best. I had a cream cheese danish, croissant and a mini garlic croissant. The mini garlic was my favorite. I think I'd go back? No one's beat Proof's croissant yet for me. It's fun to search for one, though. I do highly recommend that mini garlic croissant, that was outstanding.

Casa Choco Cafe on Pico Blvd

On Pico, as I have mentioned before, a steady birth of eateries continues and the newest one is Casa Choco Cafe, which is related to Casa Choco (which is also on Pico but east of Arlington). This is Casa Choco's sit-down restaurant, 5450 Pico Blvd LA CA 90019. The food is good but the future chocolate dessert menu is supposed to be incredible. They had just recently opened and didn't quite have the full menu going yet. While my daughter and I devoured our breakfast, the occasional customer would come in and get their coffee. So the place is a coffee shop with a full kitchen and chocolate dessert/bakery. My crab cake eggs benedict was nice. not too heavy, considering. I think maybe it was a "healthy" eggs benedict or maybe I was just wishful thinking? Not in any hurry to go back but I wouldn't say no to anyone offering to buy me breakfast. That abut sums it up.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Phorage in Palms

Phorage, 3300 Overland Ave LA CA 90034. Natural Ox Tail Pho and a watermelon juice. INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buzz in Downtown LA

I'd heard of BUZZ before but this was my first time. Ms. Jen gave me a tour of the Last Bookstore, Buzz and treated me to pasta dinner. Buzz is awesome. Great selection of spirits and a tasting bar in the back. North-easrt corner of Spring Street and 5th Street.

Eva's LECHON

Lily invited a bunch of us to her friends house for a going away lunch. She ordered this pig and I couldn't help but post this thing. How many pounds was it? I think it was in the 20's? It also came with gravy. I know it looks tremendous, and it is in many ways, but it was delicious. Just close your eyes and pretend it came out of a plastic colorfully marketed container. Eva's LECHON, 4252 West 3rd Street, LA CA 90020 (corner of Serrano) 213-383-3179