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May 12-20, 2015


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The last place we expect to produce palatable pastry is a butcher shop, but McCall’s Meat & Fish Co.:

... dis-proofed this with their kougin aman ($4.00) and cookies ($2.50 each).

Butter was the common dough-nom-inator in the biscuitry and buns. Toffee and the chocolate chunks were chipper, but we were surprised with the amicable kougin with the layered lusciousness of crisp-tilized carbs.

We will have to call again for their loaves (and fishes).

McCall’s Meat & Fish Co.

2117 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Mark your Calendar

Bouchon’s Chef David Hands, Chef Raj Dixit of Michael Mina’s Stonehill Tavern and Hudson Valley Foie Gras’ Michael Ginor will be among the participants at the Santa Monica Grand Tasting on June 13th and 14th. Border Grill’s Chef Susan Feniger will head the festivities at this walk-around event on the Santa Monica Pier benefiting The Chill Foundation.

Check out the list of participants.

Santa Monica Grand Tasting
June 13th and 14th, 2015
VIP 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.- $150
GA 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - $100
Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Jalapeño, beef and chorizo, and pork and cheese pupusas ($2.50 each):

... landed along with salsa and marinated cabbage:

... at Pupuseria del Valle.

Our melange of maize mits made for a marvy meal alongside fried fish ($11.99):

... which we separated from its skeleton and mixed with rice and beans on the fat frisbees that tortillaed this tilapia.

There is a valle-u menu onTuesdays and Fridays when pupusas are halved in price, (but we understand that the wait is doubled as a result.)

This flat food fortification front was a fine place to pause for pupusas.

Pupuseria del Valle
431 S. Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA



Monday, May 18, 2015

Chef Mark Peel’s new Bombo is a kettle-based counter:

... at Grand Central Market.

The peppy procedure produces steamy seafood in the form of clams ($11.00):

... with sausage and pappardelle as well as a “Seattle seafood stew” ($14.00):

Broths in these bowls were meticulously manufactured moisteners of plump, perfectly cooked fin and shell fish.

Counter to our intuitions, the biggest mover from the fish case:

... is the heads. Chef Peel explained that the market attracts lots of latino cooks who prize this purchase for homemade stews.

Bombo’s ‘astic oceanic offerings are worth a visit to GCM.

Grand Central Market
317 S Broadway St
Los Angeles, CA



Sunday, May 17, 2015

Cauliflower “rice” ($14.00):

... at Little Doms:

... was a matrix of salsa verde, Romesco and eggs. Although the requested doneness was “barely set” the yolks arrived firm (which wasn’t a tragedy). This breakfast skillet might have been even better with garbanzos or something to add a textural variation.

We broke out rashers of bacon ($6.00):

... that were infectiously edible smoke strips.

The frittata ($10.00):

... with Italian sausage, peppers and mozzarella was a fine frisbee with nicely spiced meat washed down with little pots of coffee to kick off our day.

Little Doms
2128 Hilhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Saturday, May 16, 2015

An “amuse booze” :

...greeted our gullets at Redbird:

... where vermouth, citrus juice and cassis was a hit of hummingbird hors d’oeuvres that wet our beaks along with a sake ($12.00) and a “black eyed Susan” ($12.00):

... which was a fruity, whiskied, refresher with bitters capping the snow-coned peak. Glassware for the unfiltered wine developed an unappetizing film of rice-idue that (visually) made this sake bomb.

We pulled warm dinner rolls and gougers:

... out of a bag of bread:

... and slathered them with cultured butter. The gougers were Parmesany but not pouffy, they were denser that the name would demand, but good in a sort of drop biscuit-influenced way.

Wasabi snow capped hills of bay shrimp ($20.00):

... were uni-fied with sea urchin roe scattered with fragmented, dried, seaweed sheets in a nori-shing, nubby, nosh.

Crisp and cravable lashings of levitated lard were laid upon an avocado salad ($15.00):

This little gems showcase shone with buttermilk blue cheese dressing.

Pink salmon ($34.00):

... was set off with green gnocchi with a field of chanterelles and sea beans while a big pork chop ($44.00):

... red wattled in with spaetzel, wilted greens and crunchy hazelnuts. Sweetness from a fig mostarda worked with the swiness of this swell dish.

Redbird will remain on our flightpath.

Redbird Restaurant
114 E 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA



Friday, May 15, 2015

Zankou is a zank-coop of fast foul in So. Cal.

The dark meat, garlicy goods ($7.99):

... proved a peppy poultry placater with crispy skin that we plowed through with pita, tomatoes, hummus and pickles.

This rooster-raunt’s fast food fowl is cheerful chain chicken.

Zankou Chicken



From our Bunrab email Sheila B. writes:

Please tell me that NY Steak at Eveleigh isn't $143?! It looks delicious, but I'm hoping that's a rare typo. :)

Gutenberg replies:

Dear Sheila,

No typo. There is a lot of evaporation in dry aging, both in moisture, and in money.




Thursday, May 14, 2015

It was time to form an opinion of Habit.

We kicked back at this chain with a couple double chars ($3.95 each) with cheese.

We got one lettuce wrapped:

... which was a cooling, crispy counterpoint to the beef burger that we peppered with the hot hunks of chilies and pickled jalapeños.

Fries ($1.95):

... provided potato packing for these steer stacks. While good, our cowpulsions are not driven from In N Out.

Habit Burger and Grill

103 E Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The omakase was nice during our previous prandials at Nishi Ya:

... but this evening we ticked off selections of hamachi:

... hotate:

... Spanish mackrel:

... sake with kelp:

... uni:

... albacore:

... and a crab handroll:

... which were all nice Neptune nosh that they dispense without the nonsense of California rolls and miso soup to follow the intuitions of the man with the knife behind the counter.

Sushi Nishi-ya

1712 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Republic of Pie:

... created a state of satiety with a slice of their apple ($5.75)

... in a cinnamon-scented pastry pack. Our usual preference is wedged fruit rather than thin, uniform sheets, but as far as this category goes, this is manzana mass was a reputable rendition with a decent dough and subtle sweetness.

Cyber-squaters leered at laptops on communal tables while filling their cereal ports with encrusted eats.

This republic, for which it stands, delivered divisible (22/7) demonstrations of dough-macracy. We will have to people this place again soon.

Republic of Pie
1118 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA



Monday, May 11, 2015

Perfectly set eggs and cheese ($6.99):

... filled a freshly baked football (inflated to Brady standards) at the Zaatar Factory.

Khachapuri are bespoke breads so 15 minutes is required before interception. My rookie mistake was passing on the meat which would have proved a superior play.

There are few seats at this bakery and the coffee (.75¢):

... is contraption-created:

... sold with sucrose but we will return to tackle another breakfast soon.

Zaatar Factory
2909 N Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA








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