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August 1-10, 2015


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Monday, August 10, 2015

Crisp chicharrones, tripe, beef liver, tendon and meatballs bobbed over noodles in boat noodle soup ($7.25):

... at Sapp Coffee Shop.

This blood bath of proteined pasta had a hit of heat to balance out this delectable de-livery.

The jade noodles ($8.50):

... were no slouch either. Char siu, crab and duck topped this veins of verde that were cravable carbohydrates.

We are saps for these bowls of tasty Thai tucker and will have to return to check out more of their menu.

Sapp Coffee Shop
5183 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA




Sunday, August 9, 2015

Our top Los Angeles pie pick is currently Gjusta.

Their nectarine-raspberry wedge ($7.50):

... was made with sensational stone fruit cooked until it just melded with the berries with buttery, flaky, pastry and the perfect degree of tartness.

Awe was also extended to their breakfast pizza ($8.50 per slice):

Fontina, bacon and eggs ‘sasperated a chewy crust that was desay-uno in our book.

We were blown away by the amazing array of eats:

... encased in the counters of this casual convergence corner and we will return to check out some of their meaty options soon.

320 Sunset Ave.
Venice, CA



Saturday, August 8, 2015

The queue stretched to the parking lot at Huckleberry:

... where a smoked salmon tartine ($14.50):

... on country bread spread with cream cheese and thin slices of cukes was a terrific tarragon toast sided with salad.

Gold cherry tomatoes, sweet kernels of corn and spinach created a nest for a pair of poached eggs ($12.25):

Toasted bread crumbs gave crunch to this pleasing, pesto-punched portion.

There was a bit of confusion over our drink order, but this did not present a huckle-barrier to our desire to return to this fine bakery/cafe.

Huckleberry Cafe
1014 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA



Friday, August 7, 2015

A couple mojitos:

... accompanied people watching on the sidewalk at St. Felix:

... where their happy hour ends at the surprisingly hour of 8.

Moroccan chicken cups ($6.00):

... were leafy rollups of pollo while mac and cheese ($6.00):

... was a shelly shore reinforced with fromage.

Sweet potato fries had a nice crispness alongside an ahi slider ($6.00):

... with a net of seaweed.

Although we enjoyed being a patron of this saint, we will probably worship in other houses.

St Felix
8945 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA



Thursday, August 6, 2015

The barman made a mean Vieux Carre and R&R:

... to whet our whisky whistles at Odys + Penelope.

Warm cheese puffs ($6.00):

... were required ordering. These gorgeous gourgeres which were a fromage corsage with a pot of smoked tomato romesco sauce that, while a delicious dip, was unnecessary gilding to these lovable lilies.

A market salad ($14.00):

... was a marvelous melange of roasted carrots, radishes, cauliflower, toasted pepitas and lettuces tumbled in a lime dressing. We devoured this variety of vegetables along with a stack of smoky swine sticks:

... that placated our proclivity for pork washed down with luscious Lammsbrau lager:

Hollandaise haloed grilled asparagus ($5.00):

... with added eggmentation to enrich these swell spikes before afters of chocolate pie ($10.00):

... in a rye crust with vanilla malted ice cream and peanut crumble.

We will have to embark on another impressive odys-sey soon.

Odys + Penelope
127 S La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Frank’s Restaurant has served as a set for shoots, but today it was the backdrop for our Burbank breakfast.

We popped blister packs of preserves over standard issue Sysco-ian sustenances at this old school diner that delivers everything you would expect in their pancakes, eggs and sausage ($8.50):

... and rubbery rounds of turkey tiles with overeasies ($9.00):

Capping it off was a slice of standard issue, cherry pie ($2.95).

A giggling group gathered at the bar and seemed to know the drill - they all ordered fruit bowls that were mostly chunks of watermelon to beat the heat. Well now we know…

Franks Restaurant
916 W Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA



Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Cocina Condesa
courted a carousing crowd during their hora feliz.

We couldn’t resist the el conejo feliz ($6.00) with muscle from mezcal and sweetness from agave while the paloma ($6.00) was also an enjoyable citrusy tequila tipple.

We liked their nicely seasoned salsa and guac ($6.00):

... that was centered with cilantro and levitated with lime.

Carnitas tacos ($7.00):

... were good grub and coma de flor ($8.00) tacos “paleo style” (in lettuce leaves):

... was a bouquet of squash blossoms, mushrooms and poblanos that in a pleasing arrangement.

We may return to this rowdy round up, but the outside tables could be a more serene setting.

Cocina Condesa

11616 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA



Monday, August 3, 2015

Fresco fluid ‘freshment at The Front Yard:

... included a “bourbon trail” ($11.00) that paved over our potholes with lime and ginger beer. A “strawberry fields” ($11.00):

... was a vodka and basil Beatle juice that buzzed with a bit more honey than we prefer, but it was still fine, fruity, fortification as we snacked on green garbanzo hummus ($4.00):

... with some fresh radishes and hot flatbread.

Ground short rib was bound in a potato bun and topped with Toma cheese in the TFY burger ($16.00):

The seasoned fries didn’t have the crispness we crave, but the mushroom-mingled medium rare, sandwich was just swell.

Feta affixed bits of broccolini to a flap of flatbread ($12.00):

... that was okay, but the burger was the prominent, porch purchase.

The Front Yard

4222 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA



Sunday, August 2, 2015


... flipped the tables quickly:

... as we settled in for the “All American” ($9.95):

This title did not disclose the French toast that was a fluffy, challah-worthy version of battered bread mingled with maple. Poached eggs and sausage passed inspection on this move-in ready meal.

The “California Eggwich” ($10.95):

... was zoned for avocado on a foundation of scrambled egg, tomato, lettuce and melty Cheddar.

Spacious square footage and a proximity to a pleasing portion of fruit kept our interest rate favorable.

We walked off renovated but you can never go home again…

Home Restaurant
1760 Hillhurst St.
Los Angeles, CA



Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cupcakes, popcorn and candy floss:

might not be the breakfast of champions but it we slaughtered our snackage during a super cute screening of Shaun the Sheep:

... which came complete with lamb logos:


... and chop shots.

Shaun the Sheep








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