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July 11-20, 2015


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Monday, July 20, 2015

We did not circumvent a whiskied “amber and embers” ($16.00) at Black Market Liquor Bar:

... which taxed us as particularly peaty while the Bullock’s Wilshire ($13.00) contributed to our economy with illicit bourbon and Cynar sips.

Short rib was smuggled into sliders ($18.00 for two):

... boosted with raisin and fennel while wings ($15.00):

... were kick backed with kimchee.

Fried cauliflower ($8.00):

... got pirated with lemon aioli but came off as a bit bland.

Bitcoins were not dispensed at this bar which was okay, but we may keep this one off the books.

Black Market Liquor Bar
11915 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA



Sunday, July 19, 2015

The problem with dining special occasion menus and restaurant weeks is that they may distort your gastronomic gauge by making more mass produced (than carefully constructed) compositions.

The Summer squash salad:

... at Faith & Flower:

... left us wondering if it was a victim of LA Restaurant Week.

We both went with the prix fixe brunch ($25.00 each excluding drinks) and found that this Pecorino powdered plate had a big stack of thinly sliced radishes that were stuck together like a phony baloney puzzle. Despite the lack of love for the arrangement of this dish, it was still okay.

Tempura fried green beans:

... were more our thing with a peppery kick cheered with chermoula aioli.

Sunnysides sat on a pool of polenta:

... with a bit of lapsong sausage.

We sopped up the runoff with crusts of our Philly beefcake pizza:

... which was laden with beef, peppers, onions and Cheddar. We decided we preferred this topping in the sandwich form, but it was still okay.

Hazelnut feulletine, kisses of meringue, lumps of caramel and chocolate cremeux:

... were sweetly set like a cake decoration. This dab of dessert sent us on our way from this popular planter of downtowners.

Nothing bloomed for us here, but we have faith that restaurant week menus are not an environment that encourages great flourish.

Faith & Flower
705 W 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA



Saturday, July 18, 2015

Wrecking Ball coffee swung in to remind us of home in our cups at Woodcat.

This drip irrigation morphed us into consciousness along with Sugarbloom Bakery goods.

Kougin amann ($3.85):

... got a Japanese twist to this buttery, Breton bun with a mingling of miso. This caramelized carbohydrate cushion was a mann-ifficent morsel.

Chocolate chip scone ($4.00):

... was a likable lump, but was trumped by the blueberry coffee cake ($4.00):

... strewn with streusel. This berry, lemon and almond loaf that was light and fruity with a sweet crunchy cap.

Woodcat was a great post to scratch our caffeine itch.

1532 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Friday, July 17, 2015

An Earl Grey pet-tea four ($4.00):

... was pedaled at Valerie:

... where lemon ganache filled and white chocolate coated this contained, cute, cubic, cake flourished with a candied flower fragment.

We rolled this die down with a blueberry muffin ($3.50):

... that was a sating, cylindrical cyan-dotted doughversion.

The Croque Madame ($13.00):

... was radicalized with raisins resting within the onion marmalade, Gruyere, prosciutto and bechamel bound sandwich flapped with a fried egg and washed down with good coffee.

Valerie’s confections and savories were worth ‘rie-prising.

Valerie Confections
1665 Echo Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Thursday, July 16, 2015

Guanciale ($18.00):

... chipped in cheeky chunkage on a Neapolitan-style pizza at Mother Dough.

Horseradish and green onions blended with a runny yolk crowning this crusty creation while some swell ‘cuitto criss-prossed the top of a rocket-topped, buffalo mozzarella pie ($19.00):

Both were heavier in the hydration in the hub that we prefer, but they were still cheerful chompage washed down with cold beer:

... at this wood oven breadquarters.

Mother Dough
4648 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We whisked to Broome Street General Store which served as a lunchtime retail-raunt.

Modest morsels included beautiful baked goods from Sugarbloom and some ready made sandwiches.

I was put off by the name of the avocado vegan club ($7.95):

... since it sounded like an organization that would deny my application for membership. Sprouts sprung from an adhesive of hummus with avocado with cukes and tomato completing this cheerful chomp.

A petite pot of vinaigrette capped a ‘rese ($8.95):

... salad bound by baguette. Sheets of prosciutto tucked in the sliced mozzarella and tomato which we consumed in front of this cottage of curios and cuisine.

Broome Street General Store
2912 Rowena Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Yellow tomatoes burst with sweetness atop brioche ($5.50):

... at Proof:

... where we positively coveted the carbohydrate cushioning to this feta-shized, nightshade nosh.

Carefully curated coffee perked our pie ports for peaches positioned on pastry - a perfect pudding with pristine produce.

The buttery binding to this gorgeous galette ($5.50):

... was flaky and tender. This stellar, stoned, starched ‘stry beckons us back for more Proof concepts soon.

Proof Bakery
3156 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Monday, July 13, 2015

Simple Things:

... got complicated when I ordered the egg and cheese sandwich special and found that the breakfasty specials are not served during lunch (even though they remain on the list) but I could get the breakfast sandwich (which they serve all day.)

This version ($8.75):

... had fried egg (rather than the scrambled on the special) so I ordered this 5-over-easy-pieces version. Bacon, cheese and fried egg was bunned in bread that was too soft to stand up to the stuffing while the carbo-casing of the Cubano ($9.50):

... was a ciabatta that fit.

This Dijon mustard and Swiss cheesed sandwich was meatier than most (with pork and ham hogging the space) and a likable lunch but the crayons:

... made the major mark on our midday munch.

Simple Things

4013 W Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA



Sunday, July 12, 2015

A spinning swine:

... summoned us to sit at Status Kuo:

... where a serious slab of this juicy juvenile ($30.00):

... came with steamed buns, sauces:

... herbs, kimchee:

... slaw:

... beans, and corn.

We stuffed suckling into our hoisin-hinged, pepper-perked bread baskets that pent up our pig perfectly.

We cheerily chomped the grilled cob:

... dandruffed in Grana Padano and chili while the guava baked black eyed peas:

... were less our thing (with our pod-dilections running toward the less sweet pea.)

Chinese broccoli ($6.00):

... was spiced up with rayu to plant the landing of this swell side which we enjoyed with rotisserie chicken ($16.00):

... that we pecked to the bone.

We had to stick to iced tea as they lack permits of adult beverages, but Status Kuo is about to change with an expansion to the neighboring storefront and a liquor license.

Status Kuo

3809 Grand View Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Saturday, July 11, 2015

We doubled up on lemon yogurt and raspberry sorbet ($5.50 each):

... at Jeni’s:

... where fruit-forward snowballs were cool comfort stabbed with a cone corner.

Sauces were gratis, but we were hesitant to flourish our freeze with the suggested chocolate sauce:

... so we went for it on the side which allowed for unfettered fruitiness.

1954 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA








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