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November 1-10, 2015


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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

No PIN code was needed at the Sprinkles ATM:

... where our treat transaction:

... had garnished frosting funds atop of a cocoa’ed cupcake.

We enriched our portfolios with this dessert distribution of interest compounding cake that tasted like a refined Hostess cupcake.

This 24 hour mechanized morsel machine of back-end load leverage was a relief from the penalty of positioning ourselves in the line for living cake coordinators.

This baking brokerage booth promotes and prevents withdrawal by exchanging sugar securities at this commodity cupboard.

Sprinkles ATM

629 Americana Way
Glendale, CA



Monday, November 9, 2015

The cabinet of curiosities at Clifton’s:

... keeps the crowds coming in an unmanageable mass careening into the cafeteria.


There have been understandable shuffles in the kitchen of this high volume venue:

... where we opted for dessert and coffee.

Unfortunately, the caffeine tanks were empty and when we sought assistance we were told that we were out of luck. Nobody was free to make any so they generously comped our blueberry tart:

... that we got along with a cherry tart:

... and jello:

The pastry was limp from an extended refrigerator residency elevating the blue block to top position.

We probably wont return for more cafeteria chow, but we enjoyed bounding by the backdrops at this historical hangout.

648 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA


From our Bunrab email, our pal Beth Spotswood writes:

Still adore you guys! Do you have a recommendation for the best Bay Area diner pie? I've been craving diner pie - naturally. Happy Holidays!



Gutenberg replies:

Dear Beth,

As much as we love the pie at H.M. Bread & Butter (in the North Bay) and Mission Pie in SF, they don’t qualify as diner. Bette’s Oceanview Diner in Berkeley is our kind of pie perch.

The Bunrabs



Sunday, November 8, 2015

While a feast for the eyes, the Broad Museum:

... does not offer caloric concessions. Rumblings on the web hinting that snacks from Otium (Timothy Hollingsworth’s upcoming effort) might be vended proved to be rumor, but we did take a gander at the construction and the Damien Hirst photographic mural that scaled the side of this cultured commissary.

We eight down the Broad at Ocho.

This build a burrito workshop stuffed a tortilla:

... and filled a tub with rice, beans, protein, avocado and hot sauce too.

Artisanal it wasn’t, but it was fortified us for the jaw dropping collection at this mandatory museum.

The infinity room exhibit was fully booked for the day by noon, so we have to return to reflect on this piece. Tickets are free online but we noted that the other line that is let in for no-shows moved briskly. Word has it that entry is easiest Tuesday mornings or anytime the Dodgers have a game.

We got to experience an installation of a car that blocked ours and a troupe wheeled in to preform a mobile exhibit of the offending vehicle:


... which comported a feeling of motion contrasted with immobility - the human condition.

Ocho Mexican Grill
255 Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Saturday, November 7, 2015

We washed up on a weekend night at The Castaway:

... where we wrecked a couple cocktails.

The “Dave’s margarita” ($11.00):

... was standard issue, but they allowed me to veer off course with a Boulevardier ($10.00):

... that was just the ticket.

A cheeseburger ($16.00):

... and order of calamari ($14.00):

... were ordinary eats. The main attraction at this Trader Vik-esque bar is the view of the valley.

We probably won’t repeat our tour, but it was a handy haunt with no wait on a weekend night.

The Castaway
1250 Harvard Rd.
Burbank, CA



Friday, November 6, 2015

An extra buck for a sad avocado slice:

...on top of my scram ($14.45):

... was a pit fall at Local,

I called their attention to the rot and gleaned a green replacement to accompany the broccoli, mushrooms, chevre and spinach combo with a finely diced fruit salad and wheat toast in need of wider butter distribution.

The “big breakfast” ($14.95):

... had a good, porky sausage, with wheat pancakes and eggs that were both on the sturdy side.

This counter service stop had familiar chow and plentiful seating.

2943 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Thursday, November 5, 2015

A sack of “rice and beans” (6.00):

... had a nice crunch from toasted grains and richness from chickpeas B.S. Taqueria.

Clams and lardo ($14.00):

... surf and turfed tacos along with some chorizo and papas ($9.00) maize mats:

We didn’t care for the cauliflower al pastor ($14.00):

... with pineapple that didn’t meld in our mouths but the chipotle ribs ($12.00):

... was more our thing with meltingly tender, spiced meat.

After we got home we realized that we never got our chicken chicharrones but it was so hectic, perhaps it got lost in the shuffle of the communal table.

B.S. Taqueria
514 W 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Old school diners always catch our attention, not for the chow, but for the vibe.

Such was the case with Lancer’s:

... where we wandered in for a late night slice of pie ($3.99 each). Cherry:

... and apple slices:

... were what you would accurately imagine (as was the coffee.)

Our expectations were met during this time travel turnout.

697 N Victory Blvd.
Burbank, CA



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Charred citrus sided both of our breakfasts at Paramount Coffee Project:

... where soft scrambled eggs ($10.00):

... got an extinguished lime to distinguish this onion, cilantro and paprika’ed sourdough plank laden with layen.

Charred corn kerneled the avocado toast ($11.00):

... with a beautifully burnt orange to hinge these fine fruit flaps.

Top notch chow and well curated coffees anchor this Aussie-influenced shop that we plan to visit again for more mel-burned citrus and top notch joe.

Paramount Coffee Project

456 N Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Monday, November 2, 2015

Slices are our way of topping off our tucker tanks and we found our favorite Southern California wedges at Prime Pizza.

The pepperoni ($3.75):

... had the right ratios of sauce, sausage and mozzarella with a thin, non-soggy center and excellent crust that offered a welcome distinction between cardboard and comestible.

We will return for some more of their single serving squares next time.

Prime Pizza

446 N Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Sunday, November 1, 2015

The “devil’s mess” ($11.49):

... at Millie’s:

... was a satanic scramble with turkey sausage, Cheddar, guac, salsa and sour cream.

The hygienic helping of hell hatchling was a likable Lucifer lunch along with “the usual” ($9.99):

... with (sadly cold) hot cakes, Italian hot links and scrambled eggs.

A housemade “biscuit” and cottage cheese came with the scratch serving and while fine, we may not descend to this hotspot again.

Millie’s Cafe
3524 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA








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