Smorgasburg Los Angeles, DTLA

Smorgasburg Los Angeles, DTLA

#Lots and lots of food vendors #Get crowded, but there is sufficient parking #Try to go in the late afternoon, with the risk of vendors running out #Finally got to try the Ramen Burger #Belly & Snout had a tasty and luscious ox tail hot dog Smorgasburg LA 785 Bay St...
Side Chick, Arcadia

Side Chick, Arcadia

#Johnny Lee’s Hainan Chicken now in a permanent location #Solid Effort and is getting better. May eventually dethrone Savoy.  I like the roast chicken better than the poached one #Good location in Arcadia, with the large Chinese immigrant population #I like the chicken soup, but I am waiting for the...
Chef Johnny Lee's Hainan Chicken

Chef Johnny Lee’s Hainan Chicken

#Popup for Hainan Chicken Rice in Chinatown #Small portions, I could finish 1.5, but I’m a big dude #Got the fried egg, fried in chicken fat. Couldn’t tell the difference with or without chicken fat. But I like eggs anyways. #Hainan Chicken Rice was introduced to me by W.C. #Can’t...
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Grimaldi's Pizzeria, El Segundo

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, El Segundo

#New York’s finest pizzeria, here in LA #Coal burning pizza oven #Large restaurant, good for groups #Validated parking available for the nearby parking structure #bunch of location all over the US Yelp Listing Grimaldi’s Pizzeria 2121 Rosecrans Ave #1399 El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 648-7503
Ice Cream Lab, Los Angeles

Ice Cream Lab, Los Angeles

#One of the first nitrogen ice cream shops in LA #Had the blue velvet ice cream #If you check in on Yelp you get a free waffle cone on your first visit #Little Tokyo location faces a lot of competition with other dessert shops, including an ice cream truck #I’d get pissed about a truck...
PizzaRev, Pasadena

PizzaRev, Pasadena

#Build your own pizza chain #Has a large selection of toppings, crusts, and sauces.  Arguably the most of the Build Your Own Pizza chains #I like a simple pepperoni, sausage, tomato, and maybe Canadian bacon #Has the latest coke machine with a bunch of flavors, like the movie theaters #Ample parking availabe Yelp Listing PizzaRev...
Toast, Los Angeles

Toast, Los Angeles

#Wonderful breakfast joint #Had the Eggs Florentine which was healthy and good #Valet parking available, but there is some street parking, if you can find it #On 3rd street, with other great little restaurants #Specializes in breakfast, but also serves lunch till 6pm Yelp Listing Toast Bakery Cafe 8221 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA...
Bru's Wiffle - A Waffle Joint, SaMo

Bru’s Wiffle – A Waffle Joint, SaMo

#fabulous breakfast experience #Dwight‘s Special Chicken & Waffle are excellent #Thank you for C.L-H. for taking us here #breakfast pasta, penne pasta with fried egg are pretty good, too #Would return if I didn’t live on the eastside or if Bru’s wasn’t on the westside. Yelp Listing Bru’s Wiffle – A Waffle Joint 2408 Wilshire...

Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery, Los Angeles

#Du-Par’s has been serving food with fresh ingredients since 1938 #Had the famous Monte Cristo Sandwich #Open 24 hours #Part of LA’s famous Farmer’s Market #6 other locations Yelp Listing Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery 6333 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 933-8446
Chiquita Bonita, Pasadena

Chiquita Bonita, Pasadena

#Authentic Mexican food #Classic Mexican breakfast – Chilaquiles and Huevos Rancheros #Space looks small from the outside, but large and airy on the inside #Will try lunch and dinner next time #Parking available on the street and in the lot in the back Yelp Listing Chiquita Bonita 3565 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107 (626)...
Honey Bird, La Canada

Honey Bird, La Canada

#Southern/Soul cuisine featuring yummy fried chicken #I love the sides, the cornbread, collard greens, cole slaw, and red potato salad.  I could have a meal with just the sides #Parking on the street and some in the back #Brunch, served only Fridays and Saturdays, look pretty good, with some healthy choices #The fried chicken has a...
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf

#Boudin at the Wharf has famous clam chowder in a bread bowl #Lots of little sidewalk eateries for fresh seafood #Home to many immigrant fisherman from the 1800’s #Big tourist attraction with shops and museums #Just a good place to eat Wikipedia Page San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf
Emperor Noodle, SGV

Emperor Noodle, SGV

#Might be my favorite Shanghainese restaurants in LA #One of J.  Gold’s favorite Sheng jian Baos #Don’t care if the service is bad (mostly yelp comments), since the food is good #Had an old batch of the Braised Pork Belly (Hong Sau Rou).  I will give them another chance.  This is an easy dish. #The dry onion...
Brown Sugar Kitchen, Oakland

Brown Sugar Kitchen, Oakland

#Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Cornmeal Waffle is a must order. Chicken is tender and juicy #Beignets were almost too much to have at the end, but were yummy – light and fluffy #BBQ Shrimp and grits had strong flavors. I understand the sharpness of the BBQ shrimp and sauce with the grits. I dig it...
Oldest McDonald's

Oldest McDonald’s

#Drive-up style restaurant reminiscent of the 1950’s #Food is all the same #Museum next door at the out door dining area #Still sells original fried apple pies #Has the old Speedee mascot Wikipedia Page Yelp Listing McDonald’s 10207 Lakewood Blvd Downey, CA 90241 (562) 622-9248

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