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Tasty Thai at Daisy Mint

August 27th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
What lies beneath?

What lies beneath?

While attempting to get our bearings on food in Pasadena, we stopped in Thai place called Daisy Mint, which promised to be more than just an ordinary Thai spot based on its eclectic furnishings and somewhat unique menu. It wasn’t easy getting a stroller into the tiny place, but we made it work and set about eating. Continue Reading»


Strolling to Rodeo Mexican Grill

August 26th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Oooh multi-colored.

Oooh multi-colored.

In LA, the word Rodeo usually means one thing: a shopping street in Beverly Hills. Sometimes it means another random street on the west side and occasionally it means the thing with cowboys and stuff. Almost never does it mean dinner, unless you happen to find yourself strolling along Sunset in Echo Park and stepping into the first divey Mexican place you can find that just so happens to go by the name of Rodeo. Continue Reading»


At Home with Guisados

August 24th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Never enough tacos.

Never enough tacos.

Pittsburgh may be a great city, but it was unquestionably missing the riches of Mexican food that can be found in LA. When I told people about my new digs in Echo Park, a number of them said I had to check out Guisados, which was apparently home to amazing tacos. I took these recommendations to heart, pushed them on my family and set out to pick up a number of these tacos for us to eat. Continue Reading»


Killer Mac at Killer Shrimp

August 23rd, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Not a bad app.

Not a bad app.

Down on the Hermosa Beach Pier one could find a fair amount of seafood. Normally I avoid such places, but sometimes I must succumb to the desires of friends and family. In this case, I found myself at Killer Shrimp seeking the least “fishy” things on the menu. Continue Reading»


A Back-Alley Meal at a/k/a

August 20th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
So corny.

So corny.

In a back alley of Pasadena known as One Colorado sits a place called a/k/a.What it stands for the world may never know, but it does bill itself as “An American Bistro.” Now I should mention that this back alley does not correlate to hole in the wall types of food. After all, this is Pasadena, so a/k/a definitely has one foot in the upscale level. Continue Reading»


Subbing in Arctic Circle

August 13th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Fry sauce!

Fry sauce!

It’s not often you get the opportunity to traverse the entire state of Utah, but when you do you should probably stop for Crown Burger. Or so I hear, but unfortunately that place doesn’t exist south of Salt Lake City. Yet through the magic of the internet I learned that Crown Burger is not the only place in Utah to serve pastrami burgers and one of the alternatives was Arctic Circle, which I found in Cedar City. Continue Reading»


An Overflowing Burger at Freddy’s Frozen Custard

August 11th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Such burger.

Such burger.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard has long had a place on my national to-eat list – relegated for a long time to bottom with the thought that I would never find such a place. Yet, as I made my way through the state of Kansas I found one such location in the town of Hays. I entered unsure of what I would find. And what I found was shockingly popular for what looked on the outside like any generic fast food spot. Continue Reading»


A Good Burn at Jack Stack Barbecue

August 10th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Saucy.

Saucy.

On my rapid journey across the country once again, my buddy suggested stopping at Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue in the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. Having traversed this path before, I was eager to get back to Gates, but he said this would be worth it and I deserved it because it was my birthday. Since he hails from Kansas City and knows good food I took his word. Continue Reading»


A Palate for Cheese

August 9th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Weird-ass bun.

Weird-ass bun.

Milford, Michigan might be out there, but it has a pretty cool main street with shops and restaurants. One such restaurant goes by the name of Palate and kind of does the gastropub thing. I had heard good things about their mac and cheese, but I wasn’t up for that as a full meal and needed to find the main course. Continue Reading»


A Poor Wrap at Shawarma Kingdom

August 6th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Wrapped up in blue.

Wrapped up in blue.

The Detroit area is populated with some pretty amazing Middle Eastern food. This is due, of course, to the high population of people from that region. Thus, I operate under the impression that you can’t go wrong with any place because of the big time competition. So when I stepped into Shawarma Kingdom in Birmingham, I walked in with expectations. Continue Reading»


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Street Food Spotlight: Isabel Pinchos

The bread is so necessary.

The bread is so necessary.

While riding our scooters back to Isabel in Vieques, we couldn’t help but be stopped by some street food. The street food in this case turned out to be Pinchos, which is basically a Spanish word for skewer-grilled meat. Or, at least that’s what it means in Puerto Rico.

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