Friday, November 20, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
I would normally not go to a Hard Rock Cafe, the international restaurant mega-chain but via Facebook, I hooked up with a high school friend, Teague and that's where he wanted to go. The interior is phenomenal kitsch. No surprise there. The server was very attractive and charming with that Hollywood detachment. So my expectations were low but the burger wasn't bad. Would I go again on my own accord? No, but sometimes you have to be open to the sublime. 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028. It was awesome to see Teague, though. Dude hasn't changed, still Mister Awesome.
In between appointments, I wanted a burger. I had been told of this place by several friends in the past several years and picked it for a quick lunch. I got the "Mexican" burger. What makes it Mexican? Meat is Al Pastor but what was up with the pineapple? It was delicious and not heavy, which was great, cause I had that meeting next. 5933 York Ave Los Angeles CA 90042
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Aki's Village Inn, 3710 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008 is easy to miss because it's inside a cluster of stores on a humongoid lot that used to be an OG mall but is now an empty space. However, the Village Inn still stands and is quite popular. It was my first time. I perused the menu and asked about the fired chicken. They said it was really goo and an customer sitting over there, a regular, said I would not regret it. I did not regret it while i was eating but later in the day, perhaps just a little.
Restauration, 2708 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814, is a American cuisine restaurant. We had salad, fries and burgers. It was very good but I am not sure if I need to go again. It was fun to go out with my son and his friend. They both are in the Masters Program for Sports Management at CSULB.
Republique, 624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036 is a semi-high end meatery but we went for the burger. It was Kio Griffith, William Roper, myself and carl Stone. Quite a group and picky, picky, picky... We all felt the burger was great but the bun was over powering and the toppings made it hard to taste the meat. Great fries, though.