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Monkey Business Cafe – Good for the Tummy, Good for the Community

March 22, 2012

I passed by this place many times, and it never appealed to me as a nice place to eat. The outside doesn’t look like a restaurant, and the word monkey doesn’t sound tasty. There is something special about Monkey Business Cafe — they are for non-profit. All of their proceeds go to Hart Community Homes. […]

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The Counter – This Is My Burger, The Way I Want It

February 17, 2012

Build your own burger.  That is The Counter way.  You sit down and fill out a form.  Yes.  You build your own burger and they bring it to you exactly how you want it. You want eggs? You got it.  You want a different kind of cheese?  You don’t want pickles? That’s cool.  The Counter […]

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Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour Restaurant – Olden Days Makes Way For Opening Day

January 8, 2012

Remember the olden days? Well, my olden days are like the late 80s, early 90s. I mean before then, like the 60s and 70s. Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours was booming. Starting from Portland, Oregon, the restaurants were an old time favorite. After being bought out and sold again, they are making a come back in […]

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Tommy’s Original Hamburger – Chili And Cheese All Over My Face

December 24, 2011

This is where it all started. Beverly and Rampart — this was the birthplace of the the Original Tommy’s hamburger. Tom Koulax founded Tommy’s in 1946, and the rest is history. Their menu hasn’t changed much. Chili burgers, being their signature item, is what I always get. Can’t mess with a classic. There are a […]

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BLT Burger (Mirage) – Lamb’n It Up With Some Waffle Fries

December 9, 2011

The burger in it of itself is a classic.  More than a sandwich, it is a complete meal all in the grasp of your hands.  It is safe to say that everyone has had a lot of burgers in their life time — it is a go to item at any restaurant.  BLT Burger, located […]

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Grill Em All – Rockstar Themed Food Truck Makes Killer Burgers

November 30, 2011

I’m not much of a punk rocker, hard rock kind of guy.  Metallica, Kiss, and all the rest, I never got into it. But that in itself attracted me to this burger food truck.  Grill Em’ All makes some crazy burgers, and I just had to see what they were all about. I ordered the […]

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Clancy’s Clubhouse – A Sports Bar Heading In The Right Direction

November 2, 2011

Hungry before going out to Disneyland, we needed a bite to eat. Knowing of course that Disneyland had not a single decent place to get a good meal, we decided to eat outside, but near by.  Clancy’c Clubhouse was just around the corner, and it was one of those places I always pass by, and […]

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Hard Rock Cafe (Universal City) – Sadly, All Around The World

October 24, 2011

Remember back in the days, before The Grove, before The Americana?  Everyone used to hang out at Universal City Walk.  Though still a popular spot, it wasn’t what it used to be – at least to me.  After watching a movie on IMAX, my family and friends wanted to eat. This was the first time […]

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Colima Burger – A Hole In The Wall You Shoudn’t Patch Up

October 21, 2011

Colima Burger is one of those spots.   It is a no name, hole in the wall burger joint.  Interestingly though, the interior was clean and the food wasn’t really greasy.  Good and bad, depending on how you look at it. Their menu is pretty standard — burgers and fries.  The food here was alright, nothing […]

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Brea’s Best Hamburger – Is It?

September 6, 2011

I see a lot of burger places touting that their burger is the best.  “Best Burgers in Town”, or “The best in the world.”  I mean really.  How can you state that you have the best in the world?  Have you tried all the burgers in the world?  How do you know that? Not only […]

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Umami Burger – It Just Isn’t My Ideal Burger

August 1, 2011

Well let’s see.  I can say that I have had my share of good burgers.  Some were the huge messy kind, some the simple and delicious kind.  I have tried the burgers at Umami Burger a couple of times. I want to like it because so many people say it is so good, but I […]

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5 Guys Burgers and Fries – Something Familiar Becomes Brand New

May 30, 2011

It looks like the predominantly East Coast eatery has made its way well into the West.  Upon arriving, 5 Guys seems to have the color scheme of the very West coast hamburger joint, In-n-Out. The red and white tiles were really familiar.  Perhaps this is why there is much talk about 5 Guys vs. In-n-Out.  […]

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Heroes Bar & Grill – Monstrous Portions, Dinosaurs Welcome

May 26, 2011

Walking into Heroes, I was overwhelmed with all the decorations and busy-ness there was.  Lights stretched around the room, peanut shells on the floor, and walls full of anything.  I bet there could have been a picture of my face, penciled in fake mustache and all, and I’m sure I would have missed it. Just […]

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Barbecue My Meat!

March 13, 2011

In sunny Southern California, we have the pleasure of nice warm weather nearly everyday, at any time of day.  This calls for BBQs every Sunday and a relaxing time dining outside.  I had the pleasure to host a birthday BBQ dinner for a buddy of mine.  On the menu?  Meat, junk food, and beer of […]

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Slater’s 50/50 – A Pig and a Cow have a Baby

February 18, 2011

Imagine you have in front of you a perfect burger. What condiments are on it? Is the meat cooked rare or medium rare?  You also got to have cheese right?  Is there bacon?  At Slater’s you can have any of that.  This burger joint / bar lets you fill out a form (pencil and paper) […]

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