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June 21-30, 2015


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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Our chirashi ($15.95):

... were served in boaty bowls at Sushi Dake.

Miso moisture was included with our identical orders which arrived with a mer-iance - only one had shrimp. Faux fish fingers created crab-o-flage among the bits of fish and egg in this ‘shimi serving.

Dake wasn’t as dokey as some of the other strip mall sushi stops, but it was fishy fortification.

Sushi Dake
1722 Verdugo Ave.
Burbank, CA



Monday, June 29, 2015

The line tailed out the door at go get em tiger:

... where a couple carafes of coffee:

... fought our fatigue before we dug into beet cured salmon ($10.50):

... topping toast with strawberries, avocado, tarragon, dill and creme fraiche. We happily opened our faces for this raft of rich red fish, creamy ‘cado tanged with lactose and sweetened with berries.

A tender biscuit ($9.50):

... was heaped with scrambled eggs with blackened green onion and tomatoes with a little pot of tomatillo sauce for heat. This fluffy fetal carbo cushion was a reorderable ration if we choose to brave the crowds again at this caffeine counter service cage.

go get em tiger
230 N Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Punt e Mes and dry vermouth dictated deliciously in the “all she wrote” ($13.00) with grapefruit liqueur and maraschino in this beauty at Bestia:

Banana liquor, lemon juice and smoked cherry came up on the “slot machine” ($14.00). Pitted cubes accelerated dilution (which encouraged snappy sips) as we pulled the lever on this bourbon and cynar sobriety bandit paying off with a tobacco essence.

Spicy, housemade nduja was spreadable, swine that set off a pizza ($19.00):

... with fennel pollen, mozzarella, black cabbage and tomatoes. Aside from a slightly damp center, this was a blissful, blistery bread after a cooling pea tendril salad ($13.00):

... with tangy yogurt, sweet, ripe peach slices, salty taggiasche olives, chili and mint. Fried farro gave grapenutty crunch to this ‘pealing portion.

Branzino ($31.00):

... was boned, gilled and grilled. This herb-stuffed, moist, maritime meat was tied up with ribbons of carrot in a salad salted with Castelvetrano olives.

We will show up again at Bestia for more of their blue ribbon chow.


2121 7th Place
Los Angeles, CA



Saturday, June 27, 2015

The biscuit bowl ($11.00):

... at Steampunk Coffeebar:

... had poached pods perched on a springboard of spinach. Chicken apple sausage added meatiness to this mingling. The Cheddar biscuit was heavy and doughier than we prefer, but the other elements went down well with a steamed solution ($4.00).

The “avocado delight” ($10.50):

... sounded like a promise of pitty pleasure but presented as an avocado “sandwich”.

We sidelined the floppy fries that came with this tomato, sprouts, cheese and fried egg filled puri bread and it turned out to be a perfectly passable punk parcel.

We appreciated the industrious staff but we don’t think we will come back under our own steam.

Steampunk Coffeebar
12526 Burbank Blvd.
Valley Village, CA



Friday, June 26, 2015

A collection of counters confronted us at GC Marketplace:

... where the walls were lined with an espresso bar, cheese monger and a deli display that enticed us with some familiar foodstuffs including Cowgirl Creamery, Olympic Provisions and other cute sharderies.

The salad with chicken ($13.00):

... was standard spinach showered with pignoli and pre-grated Parm, while the roast beef sandwich ($12.50):

... was more our thing with a clump of cow in crusty carbohydrates.

Even though our lunch was only okay, this seems like it might be a good stop for a glass of wine with some salumi and cheese.

GC Marketplace

3315 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA




Thursday, June 25, 2015

We were Holden a couple drinks at Catcher in the Rye:

... when a peppy, polluted, punter drove us towards more serene seats with our sazerac ($10.00) and one of their namesake cocktails ($11.00) containing the obvious whiskey, cinnamon with added angst from bitters.

Hummus ($7.00):

... secured planks of pita as we Jengaed this jalapeño-heated mouth mortar along with “Salinger’s sliders” ($14.00):

... with blue cheese and apricot onion jam.

The chow didn’t catch our eye, but seemed to refresh the regulars at this literary, libation location.

Catcher in the Rye Bar
10550 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

It was a rookie move to order anything other than breakfast at a restaurant with “egg” in its name. We wiped the egg from our face after a couple of salads at Another Broken Egg.

The salmon ($12.99):

... and kale wasn’t dyno.

The parched, pink, plank with carrot and almonds was a nutrition-focused nosh while the shrimp salad ($11.49):

... was brightened with feta and strawberries but wasn’t a reorder.

The staff was friendly and efficient and the plates with over easies looked like better bets.

Another Broken Egg Cafe
250 E Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

We saw the knead to order a ham and cheese ($7.95):

... at Bread Lounge:

... with country bread nipping at the lactose and mustard mingled meat in a solid, sating sandwich.

The kouign amann ($3.50):

... was a super sized version to this butter bun which, while good, didn’t have our preferred level of caramelization in this construction keeping the crown firmly on the kouign from b. patisserie.

There is a lot to like about Bread Lounge - the friendly staff of life staff, the active loafing bakers:

... and the “rounding” of pennies:

... (why doesn’t everyone do this???).

Bread Lounge
700 S Santa Fe Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Monday, June 22, 2015

Hipsters and hamburgers were in compliance at Plan Check:

... where initial drafts of Purple Haze American wheat and Angry Orchard cider:

... permitted us to cool off as we evaluated the structural integrity of the Plan Check Burger ($12.00):

The soft bun quickly compacted under the stress of a medium rare patty with Americanized dashi cheese. We loved the sheet of ketchup leather which laid the foundation for schmatz onions and even though the unreinforced bread eroded, this was still a memorable, meaty, monument.

The Bleuprint Burger ($13.00):

... was laden with lashings of candied pork (that wasn’t our thing), but the crisp fried onions, garlic and steak sauce settled into a sating sandwich.

Sweet potatoes ($6.00):

... submitted to beef tallow as the frying fluid for these criss cross cuts of potato pucks served with peach “ketchup”. Although fine, these we would not resubmit an order for these.

We won’t allow a protracted period before plotting our way back to this Los Angeles chain that en-compasses cocktails.

Plan Check
351 N Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Sunday, June 21, 2015


Bacon criss-crossed over easies on a morning BLT ($9.95):

... at Stir Market.

Runny yolks circulated with aioli and melty Gruyere with a soft bun to absorb the embryonic tonic while chewy farro ($11.95):

... and shaved carrots lent texture to a craveable kale and cotija cradle topped with a poached egg.

The market area has flowers, some of our preferred pantry items:

... sweets and wines with an eye to assembling picnics for the Hollywood Bowl. We will have to spin back soon for more of their stirring sustenance.

Stir Market
7475 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA








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