I like spicy food, add some garlic, give me a little kick. Not so spicy where a death waiver needed to be signed, like the time I was working on Man V Food as a PA and was watching Adam Richman eat ghost pepper wings. His tear actually burned. That’s not the spicy Im talking about. Im talking about a spicy that sits in the front of the tongue, gives a nice burn going down, and breaks a little sweat. Thats my kind of spicy.Read More
In a mass market with a slew of ethnic fare, Wexler’s Deli takes classic straight forward Jewish sandwiches straight from New York, and gives them the LA treatment with newer hipster names such as the “Ocean Avenue” or “L.A. Bird,” and accompanied by new age sodas. Growing up NJ, I have had my share of Jewish food from the East coast, so this concept was nothing new to me, but I can see the appeal if you have been born and raised on the West Coast, it may seem like new. When I walked up to the counter and saw the Babka and Black and White cookie on the menu, I was immediately thinking Seinfeld. In case you don’t know what I am talking about:Read More
Now that the rainy season is over in Los Angeles, it is now the unofficial start of Spring. And with the start of Sping comes planning beach trips, road trips, and backyard BBQs. Last year, I was fortunate enough to be working, but unfortunately, one of my jobs entailed a 60 mile to and from Malibu from Hollywood, so my beach trips became very few and far between. So I have been looking forward to this season!Read More
Over the weekend, I had to take care of some work issues that lead me to work on Sunday until about 1. Typically, if I work on the weekends, I want to get in and out as quick as possible so that I can enjoy what I have left of my free time, and I didn’t grab anything before I went in. So basically, I was starving.
Until my friend sent me a brunch text… mmmm bacon.Read More
I got a chance to try out Girasol, and American cuisine restaurant which prepares its menu seasonally with the help of a forager to gather local/and rustic ingredients. Pine needles and grass anyone? Oh yes, and lovage, lots and lots of lovage. I still don’t know what that is.
When I first arrived at this restaurant, the first thing I noticed was how LOUD it was. I guess that has been a recent trend, places like Black Market Liquor Bar and Laurel Tavern have the same general aesthetics. This is one of those places to be if you want to be seen with your date… Whether or not you want to hear them, is a totally different matter. I had to pause and have my date repeat what she was saying a couple of times. Girasol had a pleasing atmosphere and decor and is very well put together. If you are a tall person, you may have an issue with the tables, the legsRead More