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A Solid Bowl at Orochon Ramen

September 2nd, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
View from the top.

View from the top.

It’s pretty well-known that Little Tokyo is now home to some of the best restaurants in LA. One of these is better-known for their spicy ramen challenge perhaps moreso than how good their ramen actually is. This place is Orochon Ramen, which can be found in one of Little Tokyo’s mini malls and I set out to try their non-crazy-spicy ramen to see how it held up. Continue Reading»


Mm Mm Good at M Street

September 1st, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Some sort of benedict.

Some sort of benedict.

Eggs Benedict is pretty well-known for being one of the greatest breakfast creations of all time. Yet, it is not without faults. After all, the English muffin is probably the worst of all muffins and not even great in the realm of breads. But M Street (a Lettuce Entertain You place) in Santa Monica has a solution for this nonsense: hash browns. Continue Reading»


A Massive Patty at Clayton Brewing Co.

August 31st, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
Such patty.

Such patty.

Out in San Dimas is a microbrewing spot called Clayton Brewing Co. Due to eating there during work, I wasn’t able to try their beer, but fortunately most breweries have great food and I was hoping Clayton would follow that pattern. After a whole lot of deliberation, I opted for the Smoked Gouda Patty Melt. Continue Reading»


Hellish Beef Noodles at Bull Demon King

August 30th, 2015 Tweet Facebook Digg Stumble Reddit
So innocent.

So innocent.

The name Bull Demon King isn’t intimidating at all, right? And yet it’s pretty much the most appropriate name for a beef noodle soup spot in Diamond Bar. You see, a buddy of mine from work thought it would be a great idea to check the place out and I thought it was a good idea as well. Continue Reading»


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┬ádefinitely 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»


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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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