Chomp Chomp Nation – Singaporean Food Truck Serving Raffles, Not Ruffles

September 25, 2012

This by far is the most interesting food truck I ever came across. Not that the food truck looked different, but I guess it was because they served Singaporean food. I never really had Singaporean food so this was interesting to me. The flavors and style of the food was unique enough to the point […]

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Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie (Aria) – A Sweet Sweets Spot Hits the Spot

August 16, 2012

When we all go to Vegas, we go because it makes us feel a certain way. The sights, the sounds, even the smells all give us a feeling of excitement and fun. One place that always give me the happy juices flowing is Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie. Something about the design and the colors of this bakery […]

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Short Stop BBQ – A Pulled Pork Sandwich Gets Smothered

July 23, 2012

We all have our favorite go to BBQ joints. Some of my favorites, interestingly located in Orange County is Blake’s and the chain, Lucille’s. LA and Orange county is in a position where good barbecue joints are plenty, but truly great ones are few and far between. As of yet, I don’t have a favorite […]

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Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar – Don’t Be Mad, Eat Happy

June 17, 2012

After glowing reviews about a new, hip sandwich spot in Downtown, I immediately put Blue Cow Kitchen in The List. Having eaten at Casa, the restaurant the preceded Blue Cow, I was a bit skeptical. I wasn’t too fond of my last visit to Casa, and finding out that it went out of business didn’t […]

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Terrace Point Cafe (Wynn) – Sitting Outside With The Best Hash Browns

May 1, 2012

It was breakfast time in Las Vegas. Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day. Not only is the first meal of the day, the meal that sets the tone for the whole day, but it includes everything delicious. Cheese, potatoes, eggs, bacon — need I say more? I opted to sit outside as […]

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Oinkster – Pastrami Sandwiches, Homemade Sauces, & Ube Shakes

April 17, 2012

You gotta love pastrami. Its salty, meaty, and delicious. The process to make pastrami is kind of a long process. You have to brine it, get all of the spices right, and cook that thing for a while. Oinkster in Eagle Rock prides itself as having some good pastrami. The once hole in the wall […]

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Joan’s On Third – An Experience with My Gourmet Sandwich

March 27, 2012

I stepped into Joan’s On Third, and I instantly fell in love. The collection of food items inside and the marketplace was abundant, and a bit overwhelming. If you are in the mood for cheeses, olives, bread, and condiments, they offer a variety of the gourmet stuff. In the kitchen, soups, salads, sandwiches, breakfast, and […]

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Philippe The Original – One of Two Homes of the French Dip Sandwich

February 16, 2012

The French dip sandwich is so simple — bread and meat. No caramlized onions, no mayo, no tomatoes or lettuce. With such a simple sandwich, people are making a fuss about who made it first. But who made it first? Cole’s or Philippe’s? That is the debate. Well, we do know that the French dip, […]

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Auntie Em’s Kitchen – Uber Thin Chocolate Chip Cookies and Red Velvet Cupcakes

February 13, 2012

I remember watching The Food Network with Duff Goldman from Ace of Cakes. He did a feature on Los Angeles in the show Sugar High. He visited Auntie Em’s Kitchen in Eagle Rock and tried these really thin chocolate chip cookies. Since then, I have been itching to visit this place and try the cookies, […]

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Campanile – Eating Lunch With A Celebrity

February 5, 2012

It is that time again. Dine LA is in full effect. Though probably over by now, it gave patrons like me a chance to support Los Angeles restaurants and eat like a king for relatively cheap. After doing much research and investigation, I came across Campanile. What got to me was the history of it […]

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Doughboys Cafe – After School Special And Potatoes For Breakfast

January 9, 2012

Breakfast might be my favorite meal of the day, albeit, I don’t eat breakfast as often as I should.  I speak of breakfast as in a quiet meal in the morning — A quiet meal where I am not rushed or anything (Translation. Saturday or Sunday). I absolutely love breakfast on the weekend.  Eggs, bacon, […]

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Bay Cities Italian Deli – Gourmet Market At Santa Monica, Home Of The Godmother

November 9, 2011

There comes a time in a man’s life where sliced bread and meat and cheese won’t work.  Regular baloney and American cheese, microwave lasagna, Lays potato chips, soup from a can — all of this won’t work.  One would need more.  Bay Cities Italian Deli is what Los Angeles needs more of — a gourmet […]

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Grand Lux Cafe (Venetian) – A Little Something For Everyone And Anyone

October 27, 2011

I have always wanted to eat here.  I knew the food was going to be average, I knew it was exactly like Cheesecake Factory inside and out, and I knew there still would be a wait. Despite these foreseen events, I still wanted to go.  I mean, its Grand Lux Cafe.  It is what Las […]

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Earl of Sandwich (Planet Hollywood) – Only An Earl, Not A Duke

October 16, 2011

If you are thinking about eating here, let me save you the time.  Don’t do it.  The pictures look good, and the lines are long; It must be good! I waited in the line and I had my taste.  It wasn’t worth the wait.  There was nothing that wowed me.  In the end of it […]

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Old Vine Cafe – Breakfast And Lunch In One Meal

October 12, 2011

Costa Mesa has some awesome breakfast spots.  Plums Cafe from my older post shows you that there is some good eating at Costa Mesa.  The Old Vine Cafe at The Camp is another great breakfast spot.  Not only is it located nicely in this modern, yet outdoorsy complex, the restaurant feels very comforting once you […]

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The Grilled Cheese Truck – Long Lines, But I Got “Mines”

October 8, 2011

Who doesn’t like a grilled cheese sandwich?  It is a childhood standard meal.  I always think of those Kraft cheese commercials where they split open a grilled cheese sandwich, and all that gooey cheese starts stretching out.  Man, I love that commercial.  The cheese has to be the star of a grilled cheese.  Though they […]

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Bruxie – Belgium Waffle Sandwiches for Me & You

August 15, 2011

Once in a while, you come across something so cool and delicious.  You eat it, and realize what you are eating, and you ask yourself, “why didn’t I think of that?!”  Bruxie is a gourmet waffle sandwich shop located in Orage, CA. It is close to Orange Square where we have Felix Continental Cafe, Rutabegorz,  […]

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Tranquil Tea Lounge – A Sensible Meal for a Voracious Me

June 4, 2011

Every meal should be sensible and delicious.  Perfect portions, rounded out flavors, and a little bit of everything should be included. At Tranquil Tea Lounge, all that is possible.   This place is something good for you.  No sodas or french fries here.  Sensible sandwiches and salads.  Tea too — all different kinds. Upon entering this […]

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Lascari’s Italian Cusina – The Garlic Saves the Day

May 19, 2011

When I think of Italian cooking, I thing of pastas, pizzas, and even salads — I rarely think about sandwiches. When I found out that Lascari’s makes some good Italian sandwiches, I was excited. We started with some bread and butter.  They also gave us this garlic mash spread.  It was really good on top […]

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The Hat – Pass the Pastrami & Gravy Please

May 5, 2011

What is in a perfect sandwich? Before you start scratching your head or making a pros and cons list, let me just tell you. It’s pastrami. Come on. It’s salty, fatty, and meaty. Perfect recipe for some good meat right? Pastrami sandwiches at The Hat is the way to go. At the Brea, CA should […]

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