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February 1-10, 2016


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We didn’t expect elixirs other than draught drinks at The Tam O’Shanter:

... but they made a Vieux Carre ($11.00):

... without batting an eye at this pub grub hub.

The “Table 31” ($11.00):

... was a rye, jasmine and apple bittered ‘bibe that refreshed before our “Tamburger” ($16.00):

... with Cheddar and fries. This perfectly passable pile of protein and a standardly executed fish and fries ($17.00):

... fueled us as we sauntered from the shanter.

This bustling business may not be on our rotation, but it offers predictable portions for its punters.

The Tam O’Shanter
2980 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We have previously partaken in pancakes with ear extensions:

...this is the first copyright infringement-free version we have ever ingested during our breakfast at Disneyland.

Everyone must feel a twinge of regret when chomping down Mickey’s face:

in a Hannibal Lectoresque starter snack. After breakfast, we faced off with some Star Tours and the necessary corn dogs:

... (in both hot and original, the majority vote was that original dominated).

Tiki drinks and dinner a Catal fueled us for the light parade before we headed back to the hutch after our perfect park party with pals.



Monday, February 8, 2016

Baguette-ettes got some saline crusted on the surface of these little loaves before bookending roasted carrots in a tapenade touched baton of arugula-fringed, radishy relishability at Proof.

This bakery continues to deliver the goods in both sweet and savory selections and we continue to be impressed as we work our way through each.

Proof Bakery
3156 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Sunday, February 7, 2016

After a Broad visit we sat down at Otium:

... with waves of bubbles to bolster a beach of black rice cracker ($16.00) bedecked with fluke, kumquat, Asian pear and salmon roe:

...that had crunch, acid, saline and fruits to the mer of firm fish flesh. Squid ink calligraphed this pleasing plate followed by some scallops ($12.00):

These lime-lilted ceviche-esque chili and cilantro were happy, half-shelled helpings.

Soldiers were armed with uni ($18.00):

... and lassoed with lardo. These urchinly edible jenga joints were battle ready brioche batons.

Chicharrones ($15.00) amberjacked a yuzu-tanged tumble:

... that was a display of imaginative delectability in a skinny dip of rich and light and smoke and air in this swell surf and turf.

Each of these dishes were textural touchdowns with balancing acts of acidity and salt with counterpoints of lightness and richness.

We will definitely detour for more of the top notch tucker at this jump from the Broad.

Otium Oti-yum.

222 S Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Envy oozed like melty chocolate from a woman at a neighboring table at Proof:

... as we dug into the last slice of chocolate espresso cake.

Sumptuous strata of ganachey glory delivered delectability in a duo of caffeine and cocao.

Proof continues to keep us carbohydrated in their gateau chateau where we intend to sample all of their floury fabrications.

3156 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Friday, February 5, 2016

It took a Village Café:

... fortify us with a breakfast of asparagus Benedict ($13.00):

... that had a nice ratio of smoked salmon to English muffin stalked with ‘sparagus and sauced with runny yolks and hollandaise.

This Arnold amalgamation of sea, barn and field was a worthwhile, open-faced face-opener while the “Village scramble” ($10.75):

... with mushrooms, onions and parmesan was cooked harder than we prefer, but was still fine.

This quick and peppy bakery is a good, quick, fueling station.

Village Bakery and Café
3119 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Thursday, February 4, 2016

A couple slices ($3.00 each) at Tomato Pie:

... were crisped in the oven before we chomped on our hot-sauced wing wedge:

... and a broccoli, pesto and spinach spike:

These thin crusted pizza portions were pleasing pie parts that, while not our idea of top-ranking ‘za, were swell, single serving solutions.

Tomato Pie
2457 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A woefully underripe avocado isn’t something that leaves the kitchen by accident. The firm fruit will resist in a way that forces the cook to consider the dirty deed of delivering this unpalatable pit-ful portion.

This sad side came with my eggs and fruit ($9.50):

... at Bon Vivant.

The egg and sausage ($9.50):

... and waffle ($4.00):

... were passable, but this Atwater Village breakfast stop didn’t do it for us. Perhaps breakfast isn’t the thing to get at this counter service café.

Bon Vivant Café
4155 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Americana:

... is like Disneyland, but without rides. People flock here like Dawn of the Dead zombies for a tourist/mall experience. We found ourselves among the undead to check out the new Katsuya concept that is a signless offshoot upstairs.

We were the only customers during our visit which we kicked off with a Kirin “frozen” beer ($7.00) which had a head of slushie suds capping the Kirin. This strange-but-good glass of kid-meets-adult beverage was refreshing as was the Momokawa cold sake ($5.00).

Snapper poke ($9.00):

... perched on a platform of rice. This ginger-sauced kale combo was nice followed by an American cheese-oozing burger ($11.00):

Caramelized onions sweetened the deal on this double pattied meat mit.

The signature lobster ramen ($15.00):

... had a nicely cooked, boiled egg, kinky noodles and slices of ‘ster in a spicy broth.

This burger, ramen, poke and beer breakstop is a nice way to remove ourselves from the retail amusement park below.

Katsuya’s upstairs burger place
702 Americana Way
Glendale, CA



Monday, February 1, 2016


... Gateau de Savoie:

... was fine fare at this knowing kneadatorium. In working our way through Proof’s floury flourishes we resisted the gravity of the goods we are normally drawn to and went with this raspberry, rhubarb and creme fraiche filled cake.

This light and fruity, tender tucker was craveable cake with an almost Japanese touch to the restrained sweetness and feather-lightness.

We continue to test the concepts of Proof.

Proof Bakery
3156 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA








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