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June 11-20, 2015


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Saturday, June 20, 2015

We tasted a ton of toffee for this year’s Taste TV’s confection contest and there were some crazy combos of crackers, peppers, and marshmallows but R&J’s:

... registered well on our Roca-meter with each brittle, buttery, bite of chocolate-coated, almond-infiltrated candy in the classic combo.




Friday, June 19, 2015

Ice cream is like a car. There’s the base price, and then there are the options.

We haggled over which flavor we favored at Sweet Rose Creamery:

... and after test driving a couple models:

... including a nice (but not full-serving-nice) honey goat cheese, we shifted to the malted milk mocha ripple ($4.00 each).

One scoop reclined in a chocolate waffle cocoa-ne ($1.50):

... which was a crunchy undercoating that suspended this frozen fluid radiantly while pecan crumble ($1.50):

... buckled up a cup of coolant with sweet, crunchy, nuttiness.

Sweet Rose Creamery’s emissions meet our standards.

Sweet Rose Creamery
826 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA



Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Coffee and Milk logo:

... makes a medical mirror mirage which beckoned us at the LACMA .

After power perusing, we needed some propping up potions and hydrated carbos.

They stock their larder with Larder baked goods. The pistachio apricot scone ($4.00):

... and bran muffin ($4.00):

... were both bolstering bakage before more gallery gawking.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The tart cherry scone ($2.75):

... had a nice crumb and fruity flourish (which almost made us ignore the weakness of the coffee) at The Village Bakery and Cafe.

Bacon banded a breakfast sandwich ($8.50):

... with egg and cheese in a cushion of challah while the over easy-topped, red quinoa “hash” ($12.75):

... was a kale-aboration of tomatoes, feta and mushrooms with toast. Both were good, but the scone was the best bit of our breakfast at this crammed carbo counter where we will return for more baked goods.

The Village Bakery and Cafe
3119 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Granted. It is risky to visit an eating establishment that is named for an eruptive event. Fortunately, the “‘kano” in Wokanco:

... did not involve wok’ing (or running) to any portals of plumbing.

My visiting virginity was sacrificed at the this convenience chain with a tectonic plate of sashimi ($16.95):

... which was what you would expect at this loveless, lunch spot.

At least it didn’t involve a trip to the lava-tory.


150 S San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA



Monday, June 15, 2015

The faithful followers of flowing fluids at Congregation Alehouse:

... packed the pews as pretzels:

... provided our communion in a salty ceremony consecrated by beer.

Our meal embodied wings ($8.00):

... and a burger ($8.00):

... to exorcise our hunger with proportions of pub grub.

While we did not worship these collection plates, they were solid sustenance (but their power does not compel us to make another visitation.)

Congregation Ale House
300 S Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA



Sunday, June 14, 2015

We took a walk along the pier:

... to the Santa Monica Grand Tasting:


... where Border Grill’s tamales and salads, Whole Foods’ wieners:

... and corn:

and a variety of other vittles kept the crowd carousing.

Funnily enough, this was like a peaceful oasis compared to the crush of humanity just outside.

The Santa Monica Grand Tasting
Santa Monica Pier



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Adult beverages:

... are a likable, liquid link in chains like Umami Burgers.

Beer bolstered our original ($11.50):

... and greenbird ($12.50) burgers:

... during our late lunch.

Shiitake, roasted tomato and caramelized onions with a fringe of frico put the “ooo” in the ‘mami on the original while the greenbird was flipped with avocado, sprouts and lettuce. This turkey toga’ed in green goddess was less luscious than the beef bundle.

Onion rings ($4.50):

... were tempura-battered, gastric gaskets that we ere glad not to bypass due to the vegetal variance of these alium-entary eats which were root-amentary ordering at this ‘facturer of mami.

Umami Burger
4655 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Friday, June 12, 2015

Not that we expected Mama Hong’s:

... to bring back our recent Vietnam visit, but it delivered a looser translation than we expected in the Thang Long fish salad ($9.95):

... and garlic chicken ($9.95):

... which were both basic belly ballast.

This matriarchal meal house is a hong out for the locals grabbing quick and inexpensive grub, but not one for our rotation.

Mama Hong’s
221 N San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA



Thursday, June 11, 2015

The “simple breakfast” ($9.00):

... at Simple Things:

... had a crustily fried potato pancake tanged with creme fraiche bordered by thick slices of bacon, a couple over easies and millet-dotted toast.

This well-executed plate covered the breakfast bases while quinoa and eggs ($10.75):

... had avocado and feta flourishing a fried, fetal flap over a keen wad with tomato and broccolini.

We enjoyed our morning meal while engaging with our noose paper:

... and polishing off a pot of coffee with one of their mini cherry pies ($2.50):

The crust was a little less flaky and baked than our preference, but it was still good with streusel capping this petite pitted portion.

We’ll have to swing back to this casual, counter service corridor to check out their lunchier offerings soon.

Simple Things
4013 W Riverside Dr.
Burbank, CA








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