Thursday, June 27, 2013

Robata Jinya@West Hollywood ★★★

Less Expensive Robata w/ Great Quality. Portions are good. Really nice Ramen with thin noodles. Love the Lotus Root Robata. Eggplant Robata had a flavorful taste of soup in it. I like to dip the Robata with the Cilantro Sauce the most. Nice service. Free parking at meters after 8pm.

Jinya Tonkotsu Black Ramen $10.50
pork broth, pork chashu, kikurage, cabbage, green onion, fresh onion, dried seaweed, special flavored egg, garlic oil

Fun "Food Delivery" at the Bar Table

Lotus Root Robata-Yaki $2.80

Tebasaki (Chicken Wings) Robata-Yaki $2.50

Shrimp Toast $7.80
leaning tower of shrimp panini like an edible game of jenga

Yellow Collar Robata-Yaki $9.50

Chicken Liver Robata-Yaki $2.50

Eggplant Robata-Yaki $3.80

"Jinya" Branded Bowl

Robata Sauce - Spicy Miso, Cilantro, & Mayo

Robata Jinya
8050 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-8877

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grill 'Em All@Alhambra ★★★

Nice Burger but Not Cheap. Higher end I guess. My favorite is the Blue Cheese and Fried Egg. Gotta grill 'em all. For small appetites, 1 Burger Combo is good for 2 people to share. Nice service. Parking at Garfield theater parking lot.

Immortal $9.00
bleu cheese, sautéed mushroom, red onion confit, field greens

Paul Baloff $10
swiss pastrami, fried egg, dijon, pickle

Paul Baloff $10 + Fries & Drink Combo add $3.95
swiss pastrami, fried egg, dijon, pickle

Menu on the Blackboard

Grill 'Em All
19 E Main St
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 284-2874

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Susie Cakes Bakery@Manhattan Beach ★★★

Fantastic Cupcakes. Frostings are creamier and much softer than Sprinkle's. I really enjoyed the Blueberry Pancake Cupcake, but it's seasonal. They drill a hole in the middle of the cupcake to put more frostings in it. Great service too.

July 4th Special - Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Cupcake $3.00 (seasonal)
vanilla cupcake w/ fresh blueberries topped w/ real maple syrup buttercream

Coconut Cupcake $3.00

They drill a hole in the middle of the cupcake to put more frostings in it

Special instructions for cupcake storage - no refrigerating!

Free samples in the corner

Susie Cakes Bakery
3500 N Sepulveda Blvd
Ste 150
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 303-3780

Monday, June 24, 2013

Tin Roof Bistro@Manhattan Beach ★★★

Great Crispy Shrimp Cake. It has a hint of coconut flavor in it w/ sweet & sour sauce, giving it a Thai taste. Definitely worth a try. Fries were super with the Galic Aioli Sauce.

Crispy Crab Cake $18.50
napa cabbage slaw, shoestring fries, chili vinaigrette

Tin Roof Bistro
3500 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 939-0900

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Taste on Melrose@West Hollywood ★★

American Food on Melrose. Using Bloomspot coupon. The food is pretty good. The Sangria was nice. Carafe is a good deal. Mac & Cheese is a bit sour for some reason. Noise level was high.

Pomegranate Basil Sangria (Carafe) $25
veev acai spirit, st. germain liqueur, pomegranate purée, fresh basil, mixed  berries, sparkling wine

White Truffle Oil & Mushroom Mac & Cheese $8.50
with smoked mozzarella

"Kobe" Beef Meatballs $15.75
american wagyu beef, pine nuts, golden raisins, caramelized onions, white truffle cheese fondue, linguine, grana padano cheese

Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Salad $12.50
organic maxed greens, red quinoa, fennel, carrots, red bell peppers, red onions, zucchini, tomatoes, grilled lemon, tempura onion rings, honey mustard dressing

Key Lime Pie $7.50

Bread Pudding $8.50

Taste on Melrose
8454 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 852-6888

Friday, June 21, 2013

Clementine@Culver City ★★★

Great Salad & Sandwich for Togo. I always like their salad. Green Juice tasted funny, but it definitely felt healthy.

Rare Roast Beef $10.50
house-roasted top round, w/ horseradish mustard dressing, marinated onions and arugula on rustic bread

3-Salad Combo: Choice of Any 3 Specialty Salad $11.95
Black-Eyed Peas & Wild King Salmon, Tuna Macaroni, Edamame Salmon Salad

Green Juice

1751 Ensley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 552-1080

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Noodle City@Monterey Park ★★★

Best Pho in Town. Better than Golden Deli. Clean, fast, and cheap. Soup base was tasty. Spring Roll is definitely signature. It's fresh with a taste of mushroom. Service was nice.

P1: Dac Biet Xe Lua $6.40
special combo w/ rare slices of steak, well-done brisket, flank, tendon & tripe

A15: Banh Hoi Noodle City $8.95
special noodle city tiny rice vermicelli & vegetable

 Graded A for Cleaniness

Noodle City
848 E Garvey Ave
Ste C
Monterey Park, CA 91755
(626) 573-3718

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Woori Market@Little Tokyo ★★

Sea Urchin from Woori Market in Little Tokyo. Great stuff. $16.99 for a big box. It was a little something extra for my meals and lasted for a few meals. Great with pasta. They also sell smaller boxes for $6.99, but they don't taste good.

Uni $16.99

Woori Market
333 S Alameda St
Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 617-0030

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Stinking Rose@Beverly Hills ★★

Quite a Garlicky Experience. The only thing is that you get used to the garlic taste after a eating everything garlic for a while. They give you extra garlic sauce on the side, so you can add extra garlic to your dish. The Garlic Ice Cream is not garlicky enough. They sing a birthday song, take a picture w/ a huge garlic hat on you, and e-mail it back to you. That's pretty fun.

Zuppa di Pesce (small) $19.95
mussels, crab, fresh fish, calamari & shrimp in spicy tomato brodetto

Arugula Pesto w/ Shrimp $22.90
fresh fetteccine, roasted tomatoes & oro secco

Garlic French Fries (small) $5.95

Prime Pork Chop $19.95
w/ a sweet garlic relish & caramelized apples

Complimentary Bread

Gilroy's Famous Garlic Ice Cream $6.95
w/ caramel molé sauce

The Stinking Rose
55 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 652-7673

The Honor Bar@Beverly Hills ★★★

Sushi + Burger at Casual Lunch Spot in Beverly Hills. How nice. Both tasted super great. The Sea Salt on top of the Osaka Style Sushi totally brought the sushi to another level. Love their attention to details. Arnold Palmer are unlimited refills for just $3.50. Same owner with South Beverly Grill (higher end) and shares the same kitchen.

Osaka Style Sushi $16
sashimi tuna stacked w/ avocado, cucumber & sushi rice

Honor Burger $10
fresh ground chuck, cheddar & tomato, topped w/ coleslaw

Hand-Cut French Fries $3
US#1 kennebec potatoes, served w/ dipping sauces

Attention to Minute Detail:
Sesame Seeds on Bottom of Sushi (something you might miss)

Arnold Palmer $3.50 (unlimited refills)

Hook for Your Coat


Wine Cellar

Bar Table

Shares the Same Kitchen w/ South Beverly Grill

Shares the Same Sushi Bar w/ South Beverly Grill

The Honor Bar
122 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 550-0292