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August 21-31, 2015


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Monday, August 31, 2015

Avocado toast ($7.50):

... pit the spot at The Coffee Commissary:

... where we eggcessorized our California crusts ($1.50 extra) and washed these wares with coffee ($5.00 each):

The pour overs were whelmingly welcome utopian Ethiopian at what is becoming our common corridor of caffeination.

The Coffee Commissary

3121 W Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA



Sunday, August 30, 2015

Peaches perched upon an almond rosemary cake:

... at Sweetsalt:

... where our sweet stop included a sating chocolate chip cookie.

This quick and peppy counter service station provides us with an en route reboot.

10218 Riverside Dr.
Toluca Lake, CA



Saturday, August 29, 2015

Gravlax ($12.00):

... spring from a board of tantalizing tomatoes and perky pickles at The Wallace:

... where brunchers have not yet flocked for petite plates of sharable sustenance.

We plunged into the planks of pumpernickel with horseradish cream cheese (that was too runny to spread), capers, onion, lettuce and silky salmon before the shakshouka ($13.00):

This perky puddle of tanged tomato and lamb sausage sauce bathing eggs got a lactose kick from feta. While the accompanying toast was fine, a slice of rustic bread would have served soppage purposes better (since this is a runny ration.)

The Wallace filled our grommets with good grub and made for a grand day out.

The Wallace

3833 Main St.
Culver City, CA



Friday, August 28, 2015

The Chelsea 100 and the Stone Pony ($12.00 each):

... at Jones:

... whet our whistles with their take on a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned. We preferred the Clinton cocktail over the equine elixir, but neither were reorders.

The spicy sausage pizza ($14.50):

... was standard bar fare but the salmon ($21.50):

... was more our thing (since they delivered it cooked to the requested rare.) Brussels were a bit blonde for our tastes, but were still fine.

The clubby carousing crowd and hospitality made for a nice visit but we will probably not keep up with the Kardashians either…

7205 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA



Thursday, August 27, 2015

We really should have gotten a screwdriver at Laurel Hardware:

... but we went with a well assembled Vieux Carre ($13.00) instead. We hammered this down along with a “Bye Felicia” ($13.00) which was a dismissible drink of cinnamon-showered, banana, pineapple and citrus shakage.

Black cod ($28.00):

... swam in a saliney sea-lution sprung with spigarello and kerneled with corn.

This competent cod was followed by a “classic” pizza ($16.00):

... with pepperoni and pickled jalapeños which was wet-centered and blonde-bottomed.

The pork ribs ($15.00):

... were more our thing with an umami boost from gochujang on these perky, porky, pointers.

There was a parade of punters lumbering into this chic dining depot:

... where they may not nail a Neapolitan, but it was still a friendly place to get plastered.

Laurel Hardware
7984 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

We exchanged cash for carbs:

... at the Bagel Broker:

... where we negotiated our way through their plain:

... and cheese onion assets ($1.08 each):

While these crusty, light loops were good, they do not hinder our rising interest rate in adding to our portfolio of purchases from other boiling and baking businesses.

The Bagel Broker
7825 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The 3 meat combo ($20.00):

... at Smoke City Market:

... featured some brisket that we requested “moist” (fatty) rather than “lean”. These strips of delectability dueled with the chicken for which we devoured first.

The craveable clucker was fine fowl while the pork ribs, while good, couldn’t compete with the moist meatiness of the blissful ‘sket and bird.

Pit beans had tough chunks of meat and the mac and cheese was standard issue, but the reason to come to this smoking section is for the protein portions and cold beer.

Smoke City Market
5242 Van Nuys Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA



Monday, August 24, 2015

The wild sole meuniere ($79.00):

... at Petit Trois was, fins down, the best I’ve had.

Buttery, citrus tanged, pristine peche was served with spiced rice and washed down with cool Christophe et Fils Petit Chablis.

This sublime seafood was shadowed by a Napoleon ($10.00):

... commanded with flaky layers of pastry and vanilla cream. This rich ration demanded a nice espresso before surging onto the streets after an amazing lunch.

Petit Trois
718 N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Omelettes are served everywhere but are seldom prepared properly. We can now count two that are all they should be cracked up to be - the one at Petit Trois, and the version at Dudley Market.

A fried soft shell crab ($18.00) guarded this gorgeous, fetal futon.

This creamy, tender, perfectly set nest nosh was sided by a swell salad with piquillo peppers and avocado.

Sunnysides stacked in the Market Breakfast ($14.00):

... were cooked just until the whites set. Excellent bacon and preserves set off this toast and fig-fringed finery.

A biscuit ($4.00):

... and a side of peaches ($3.00):

... topped off our tucker.

We were impressed by their toque-nique and their hospitality and will have to come back to Dudley for Moore.

Dudley Market
9 Dudley Ave.
Venice, CA



Saturday, August 22, 2015

Nuages nestled in a jewelry case:

... that popped with pods porcupined with curls of chocolate.

We maximized our selection with the mini versions ($2.80 each):

... in coffee, chocolate, peanut butter and raspberry.

These meringue morsels had a delicate texture with crisp meringue against whipped cream in these fine, flavorful, confection clouds.

Pretty packaging sent us on our way with these ‘luring, luxe lumps.

Bo Nuage
8010 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Friday, August 21, 2015

We had another hot chocolate ice cream sandwiched between discs of churro ($5.50):

... at Churro Borough:

... (this cream-ation has become our official It’s It of LA).

This sweet spiraled us towards the paletas ($3.50):

... which stuck out with tongue-shaped tantilization. Lemongrass and watermelon popped in this circle of frozen fruit fluid:

... which was a pleasing paleta-cleanser and cooler.

Churro Borough
1726 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA








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