A Juicy Breakfast at Eggslut

November 29th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Slutty diners.

Slutty diners.

I have always been a fan of downtown LA’s Grand Central Market. And while the place is flush with old school spots that I have reviewed in the past, there are now new school spots intermingling with the old in perfect harmony. One of these goes by the name of Eggslut. How it got this name may forever be a mystery (well, at least the “slut” part), but it is undoubtedly a hit that draws crazy lines on the weekends at prime brunch hours. Continue Reading»

Culver-Style BBQ at Chop Daddy’s

November 24th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
It's smiling.

It’s smiling.

BBQ is a wonderful thing. And while most great BBQ is nowhere near LA, there are certainly great spots to be found. A newcomer on the scene just recently popped up in Culver City (in a corner where restaurant seem to die), calling itself Chop Daddy’s. The place has all the makings of trying to become a chain, which isn’t always the best when you’re looking for authenticity, but all I cared about was getting some good ‘cue. Continue Reading»

Sliced Steak at Houston’s

November 23rd, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit


Houston’s is a restaurant that has been on my radar for a while. It had always looked like some generic and boring American restaurant until a buddy of mine told me it had one of the best burgers he had ever eaten. Nonetheless, it took receiving a gift card to the place to finally get me out to the Houston’s in Pasadena. Continue Reading»

A Reuben at Lincoln

November 22nd, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Uh what's that backdrop?

Uh what’s that backdrop?

One of the newer and incredibly popular places in Pasadena goes by the name of Lincoln. Why? Well it’s on Lincoln Avenue, duh. It has a pretty trendy menu that seems to be pretty flexible and very much caters to people who have special needs. Except, of course, if your special need is the fact that you are an unvegan. Continue Reading»

Being Green at Pasta Jay’s

November 18th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
So bright.

So bright.

In Boulder (and a couple other places) there is an Italian restaurant that goes by the name of Pasta Jay’s. While Jay is not a very Italian-sounding name, we nonetheless found ourselves eating there in our short trip to Boulder. Like many other Italian places, it had a pretty extensive menu filled with pizzas and pastas, but I wound up keeping myself in the pasta game. After all, the place wasn’t called Pizza Jay’s. Continue Reading»

Chowing Down at Chautauqua

November 17th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
I'm sure this is what they envisioned in the 1800s.

I’m sure this is what they envisioned in the 1800s.

Chautauquas are a weird thing. Apparently they were some sort of bizarre adult education/cult thing that got really popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s, starting out in Western New York and reaching at least as far as Boulder, Colorado. It was in that Chautauqua in Boulder that I spent a weekend and ate a majority of my meals in the dining hall. Never fear, though, this dining hall is open to the public so this review is still relevant. Continue Reading»

Meat District Co. is the Place for Me

November 15th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
I feel brie.

I feel brie.

There are few places that invite unvegans in with open arms simply based on their names. Meat District Co. in Pasadena is clearly one of those places. With a menu consisting of meat products like bone marrow (which, shit, they were out of), burgers, ribs and steaks (plus something called the Meat Hook), I knew the hardest part of the meal would be deciding what delicious-looking thing to eat. Continue Reading»

Classic Pasadena at Pie ‘n Burger

November 12th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
What's in a name?

What’s in a name?

Along with The Apple Pan over in West LA, Pie ‘n Burger¬†is renowned for not only having delicious burgers, but for having seemingly not changed at all in its 50+ years of life. Sure, there are a lot of classic burger spots around, but they have all had tweaks here and there as owners have been exchanged,¬†neighborhood demographics have changed or competition has increased. At Pie ‘n Burger, the only noticeable difference is the price. Continue Reading»

Jazzed Up at Jitlada

November 10th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
A Thai burger.

A Thai burger.

Few restaurants have been on my to-eat list longer than Jitlada, a Thai spot in the middle of Thai Town (which itself is kind of in the middle of Hollywood). The original plan was just to meet a couple of friends for some authentic eats, but we ended up biting off a lot more than we had planned for. You see, throughout the evening we had sporadic, then more significant conversations with Jazz, the woman (and Iron Chef competitor) behind the whole place. Continue Reading»

Pasadena Gets Hip at Lavender & Honey

November 8th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
No lavender or honey here.

No lavender or honey here.

Some people like to say that Pasadena north of the 210 is a sketchy place. Those people obviously don’t know Pasadena, as “north of the 210″ is starting to feature some pretty exciting spots. Take, for example, Lavender & Honey, a coffee/sandwich shop that appears to attract displaced westsiders and eastsiders. Continue Reading»

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Attack of the Gobblerito at Mad Mex



Loyal readers may know that this food blog adheres to an almost exception-free policy of not re-reviewing restaurants. First impressions are the most important impressions and that is why this unwritten policy is in place. However, when a restaurant innovates or completely reworks a menu, they could be considered for another feature on the Unvegan. Typically, this has been relegated to Taco Bell, but another faux-Mexican restaurant called Mad Mex is continuing that trend. Namely, this innovation is called The Gobblerito and it means Thanksgiving in a tortilla.

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