May 2011

The Hat – Pastrami + Chili + Cheese + Fries = Yum

May 5, 2011

Pastrami is probably one of my favorite cured meats. Done right, it can sometimes even beat out bacon. Shocking, I know. That along with porchuto and pancheta, I feel that pastrami is so widely available, it has to be my favorite. I dream of a fantasy land in my head where pastrami, bacon, porchuto, and […]

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Taps Fish House & Brewery – Classic Seafood Dishes with Class

May 4, 2011

Fish is often the last thing people order at restaurants.  They usually order the beef or chicken, or even opt for something meatless like pasta.  Tap’s Fish House and Brewery specializes in seafood, and their fish is popular amongst the locals. Me and my girlfriend have been here for Sunday Brunch and Happy Hour, but […]

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Nom Nom Truck – Banh Mi Sandwich Race to your Hearts

May 3, 2011

The first time I had a banh mi sandwich, I was interested to know where these sandwiches were all my life. For those who do not know what these wonderful sandwiches are, let me attempt to explain. Banh mi is a traditional Vietnamese sandwich. Proteins include chicken, pork, ham, or other variations of deli meat. […]

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Tasty Garden – Top 10 by Los Angeles Magazine

May 3, 2011

Monterey Park has a large Chinese population.  Fortunately, that means there are a lot of great Chinese restaurants to choose from. At the newly built Atlantic Times Square, a lot of Chinese restaurants popped up, and one in particular is the mini chain, Tasty Garden.  The Alhambra location was ranked #7 in Los Angeles Magazine’s […]

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Vons/VNS Chicken – Not the Supermarket Either

May 2, 2011

So how did I come across this chicken?  It all started at work.  My friend had brought some from home.  I had a bite, and I was amazed.  The chicken was so juicy and flavorful — not an ounce of dryness.  The score marks on the drum stick made it easy to eat.  This chicken […]

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