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January 21-31, 2016


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Sunday, January 31, 2016

The pupusa line at the Farmers Market was so long:

... that we had to purchase food at a neighboring stall as we waited to get to the head of the queue.

Our shrimp taco ($3.00):

... from Pescador de Ensanada:

... was a slawed seafood fold over that offered caloric fortification as we formulated our order of a cheese and loroco and spinach and cheese pupusa ($3.00 each).

These flat, filled frisbees from Pupusas y Mas, flew under crema and slaw with a good ratio of fillings in this masterfully molded masa. This delectable discs were nifty nosh at this Wells Fargo parking lot, Sunday market.

Atwater Farmers Market
3250 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Saturday, January 30, 2016

We snapped some photos at Say Cheese where we wheeled in for sandwiches.

A ham and cheese croissant ($9.25):

... with eggs and a baguette with smoked salmon and eggs ($13.95):

... where quick and peppy placating packets at this cozy corner of curdage.

Say Cheese

2800 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Friday, January 29, 2016

A “casita’s special” ($10.75):

... kicked off our comida at Casita del Campo:

... where these mini tortillas were topped with beans, chicken and beef. These made us yearn for Guisado’s as we compared the lackluster lumps to Guisado’s flavorful flaps.

A frozen and an on the rocks margarita:

... helped numb our disappointment, but wasn’t enough to distract us from the carnitas ($16.95):

... which were were tougher than we prefer.

Although not our thing, this place packs them in with huge helpings and performances.

Casita del Campo
1920 Hyperion Ave.
Los Angeles, CA



Thursday, January 28, 2016


... Oysters ($30.00):

... were pristine and plump pearl producers. Fanny Bay, Sol Azul and Chef’s Creek shells were not lacking in lustre. A quick audit indicated a shellacking and an additional bivalve was brought.

Pleasing pods were also rocked in fellers:

... flourished with spinach and garlic blanketed in breadcrumbs.

This highly shuckable melange was proceeded by a amuse of honey-kissed hushpuppies:

... with a peppery heat and crunchy crust to these cornmeal pongs.

A burger ($17.00):

... blended lamb, anchovy and merguez into a sheerly savorable bleat bundle. Swell shoestrings laced up this seen and herdable helping bathed in 2014 Jackhammer PInot Noir.

We will certainly buy more valves at this tidal turnout.

L&E Oyster Bar

1637 Silverlake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

After a couple of successful visits to All’Acqua:

... we were confident about dropping by to check out the sweet side of their menu and were surprised by the grainy texture to the chocolate budino ($10.00):

... topped with candied cocoa nibs and salt.

The crust had a damp limpness and we left most of it on the plate as we turned to the freshly made bombolini ($10.00):

... which were dry and heavy, tasting mostly of the cinnamon sugar coating. The Nutella sauce didn’t help these parched donut holes but the vanilla gelato was okay.

Perhaps we hit an off night, but we will stick with the savory selection at this Italian eatery.


3280 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A previous Pie Hole visit turned us off to this cabeza corridor cookery but today’s “Mom’s apple crumble”:

... and Mexican chocolate:

... had us singing a different tune.

Both of these desserts dissipated our ‘pointment from our meh-mories with a nice level of sweetness and flaky crust. While it didn’t knock Gjusta from our upper crust ranking, these hole fillers were pleasing portions.

The Pie Hole
59 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA



Monday, January 25, 2016

The real reason to order breakfast at Coffee Commissary is the bronzed bits of tuber that accompany items like the “Burbank biscuit” ($6.50):

Sure, the house made quick bread filled with cheese and a nicely jiggly egg was good, but those crunchy chunks of spud are cravably carbohydrating along with our go to order of avocado toast ($7.50):

... with a punchy pepper potion which we had without our usual egg add on.

Fruity Honduran and chocolaty Kenyan mugs:

... as we surveyed the selection of aspiring script writers at this reliable rest stop.

Coffee Comissary
3121 W Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA



Sunday, January 24, 2016

The “N.Y. brunch”

... at All’Acqua had silky sheets of smoked salmon, a pool of creme fraiche dotted with salmon roe, eggs and a very decent bagel. Although the eggs were described on the menu as soft scrambled, this scallion-scattered scram was a bit firmer that I prefer (but still good).

The Brasato di manzo ($17.00):

... was a chilied chomp of braised beef Cumberbatched with poached eggs and hollandaise to form a placating pile of brunchiness.

Polenta ricotta pancakes ($15.00):

... had a good grit from the cornmeal to texturize these tender blueberry compote-capped flaps of maple syrup-sauced saucers.

The food was delivered with supernatural speed allowing us plenty of time to make it back to the Broad Museum.

3280 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Saturday, January 23, 2016

The gougere ($1.50):

... at Proof is a choux in for the best Burgundian ball we’ve had in LA.

This eggy cloud of cheesy, peppery pleasure is a mandatory morsel.

Proof Bakery
3156 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Friday, January 22, 2016

The lack of signage had us driving past Cliff’s Edge:

... a couple times before finding this neighbor to the 99¢ store and entering this hidden haunt.

The Buck Russel ($14.00) got a hit of sage smoke that was capped by a coaster until it hit our table. This extra-smokey Scotch sip with Carpano Antica was a ver-mouthful of campfirey contentment along with a solid Boulevardier ($13.00).

Scallops ($29.00):

... were cooked just like we prefer - seared and raw (but not cold) inside. Black garlic and butternut squash were uni-fied in a sea urchin roe-sauced, sating surfing.

Crispy octopus ($19.00):

... with green Romesco had plump, roasted tomatoes, crisp Asian pear and crunchy marcona almonds augmenting this 8 fisted tentacle treat.

The cheese plate ($17.00):

... a curated curd collection that rated well with an glorious goat, bold blue and creamy cow sided with dried apricots capped off with a caramel custard ($10.00):

... showered with sea salt and burnt brittle with a pleasant plank of shortbread.

We will definitely head over for more of these edgy eats.

Cliff’s Edge
3626 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA



Thursday, January 21, 2016

In Proof we theorize that their chocolate chip cookie ($2.00):

... rivals the wares of competing CCCs we have had in LA.

This buttery, chocolaty, salty, sweet, soft-centered, crisp-edged saucer of satiation will warrant repeat purchases.

Proof Bakery

3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA








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