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July 11-20, 2014


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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Barrel-aged cocktails were flowing during Blackbird bar’s fifth anniversary party.

We went with their permutation of Pims and a Nola coffee quaffie:

... that staved off thirst with cask-ades of monkey container manipulations.

Blackbird was a fine place to wet our beaks.

Blackbird Bar

2124 Market St.
San Francisco, CA




Saturday, July 19, 2014

Passed hors d’ouerves included shrimp speared with pipettes of cocktail sauce, mini fish tacos, luscious lamb crostini, wonton cups with Asian chicken salad, crab stuffed artichoke hearts and swell little crudites:

... to prep us for a visit to the buffet:

... with filet mignon:

... fried chicken and sides during a excellent event at the Pacific Design Center.

Wolfgang Puck’s catering also showed their sweet side with lemongrass panna cotta, little chocolate puddling cakes, mini pecan pies and cookies.

The friendly staff kept everything fresh looking and tidy at this swell screening soiree.

Wolfgang Puck Catering




Friday, July 18, 2014

We situated ourselves at the counter of Wexler’s Deli:

... in the downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market:

... and marveled at the buttery lox ($9.00):

... that are a key to the popularity of this house smoking hub of protein.

The pastrami cured our ‘osity in the “O.G.” ($11.00):

... which was a prestigious protein packet lined with mustard on rye. This gangsta grub was original, old school eats.

Two $2 tokens:

... rewarded us for our tap card use as a capper on our visit.

Next time we will have to check out the pupusa purveyor or the popular Eggslut:

... in this bustling bundle of businesses.

Wexler’s Deli

Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA




Thursday, July 17, 2014

A big bowl of scrambled eggs ($9.00):

... supported by swine strips was served for breakfast at Olive & Thyme.

A berry muffin:

... was a fluffy plug to this protein prandial plank. This solid, standard issue sustenance was served with a good cup of coffee.

Due to lease issues, this little eatery will be moving down the street to sell their oils, mustards and sweets in addition to their sit down chow.

Olive & Thyme

4013 Riverside Dr.
Toluca Lake, CA




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A long queue branched off from the counter at The Sycamore Kitchen.

Once we placed our order, it wasn’t long until our egg tartine ($11.00):

... arrived. Hummus and huevo was perked with pesto in a fine, flat, fast-breaker.

Smoked salmon ($11.00):

... was capped with cleverly crushed capers (to reduce rolling). Slices of boiled egg, creme fraiche and avocado enriched this crisp-based creation capped with radish to form a delectable deck.

The blueberry bar ($3.25):

... was an oat streuseled strip of fruitiness while the chocolate chip rye cookie ($2.50):

... was a grand use of grass in this toll-worthy housing of grain and gooeyness.

We will return to this syc site of sustenance to clear cut through their enticing menu.

The Sycamore Kitchen

143 S La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Strip mall sushi is the fishy forte of Los Angeles.

We went to one of these plain looking portals for an omakase dinner ($200.00).

Sushi Kazu’s meal included soysters:

... monkfish liver:

... and micro-fishes smooshed into crackery creations.

Abalone, sashimi and nigiri:

... were all savorable seafood that halted our hankering and sent us off satisfied.

Sushi Kazu
11440 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA




Monday, July 14, 2014

A “barbacoa” ($14.00) and a “paper roses” ($12.00):

... had a beef and botanical garnish at Rivera.

The barbecue beverage with mezcal and lime had a caliente coercion while the rosé sparkled with lime and mezcal.

Tortillas florales ($8.00):

... were corn (even though the were “flower”) rounds served with an avocado “Indian butter” to distribute on these decorative discs.

Piquillos rellenos ($10.00):

... were perky pepper pockets of chorizo and cheese while cornmeal-crusted oysters cracled in a maize cake po’ boy ($11.00):

Enfijoladas de pato ($35.00):

... was a comfy confit of duck with black beans, chevre and chile sauce while the puerco pibil ($29.00):

... shouldered a achiote edge to this tender braise of pork.

A side of black quinoa with spinach ($5.00):

... dulled in comparison to the mains while ceviche ($12.00):

...artichoke ($13.00):

... and sea urchin ($16.00):

... were all more interesting bites at this Latino lounge.

Rivera Restaurant

1050 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA




Sunday, July 13, 2014

A runny yolk sauced the breakfast sandwich ($9.00):

... at Superba Food + Bread.

We supplemented this savory sausage stack with an egg toast ($8.00):

... that was cheesy chopage alongside an avocado toast ($7.00):

... with peppers and daikon sprouts. These food + bread items were all superb sandwiches.

We will return for more of the simple and satisfying carbo creations soon.

Superba Food + Bread
1900 S. Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA




Saturday, July 12, 2014

It was BYOB:

... at Not a Burger Stand where we got a burger ($5.75):

... to go with the brews we brought. This standard issue sandwich didn’t stand up to the brisket bundle ($7.75):

... slathered with BBQ sauce in a messy, meaty melange.

Crisp sweet potato fries ($3.75):

... with cinnamon and honey mustard and mac and cheese ($3.50):

... were good (but the elbows could have used some crispy bits) at this causal corner carousal non-stand.

Even though this is not a place for the rotation, this is a friendly, funky, sandwich station.

Not a Burger Stand
1221 Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA




Mark your Calendar

Heritage Fire is igniting at the Charles Krug Winery on Sunday, August 3rd.

Cow, lamb, and their barnyard brethren will be in the spotted pig light at this celebration of heritage breeds and the flames that finesse them.

This dismember and ember event is fortified with fromage and lubricated with libations at this primal protein pow wow.

Heritage Fire

Sunday, August 3, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
GA $100, VIP $200 (VIP includes early 3 p.m. entry with VIP tastings)
Charles Krug Winery
2800 Main St.
St. Helena, CA




Friday, July 11, 2014

A nice rare steak ($35.00):

... at Craft:

... was fine flatiron fare that followed sensational scallops ($32.00):

... soused with vermouth butter, halibut ceviche ($18.00):

... with avocado and roasted octopus with falafel ($19.00):

Baby kale ($12.00):

... with garlic gave some good greenery to this delectable din finished off with plum sorbet, vanilla ice cream and sweet corn ice cream ($12.00).


... topped us off (but there was not breakfasty bundle like there was on our last visit.)

Craft services continue to deliver the goods.

10100 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Mark your calendar

A toque-nado is about to hit SF during Eat Drink SF with tastings, parties and workshops. The best Bay Area consumable crafters will flood Fort Mason with a bites and ‘bibes that spotlight this regions’ wealth of talent.

Check out the docket of surefooted chefs and the bevy of raging potion professionals at this highbrow hootenanny.

Eat Drink SF

Sunday, July 27th - Sunday, August 3rd









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