Monday, August 15, 2016

Civil Coffee in Highland Park

In between meetings last week, I wanted a cup of coffee and came across this place in HP. It's located at 5629 N Figueroa St LA cA 90042. It's such a nice place. i felt very welcomed and the baristas were open. They even showed me the roasters they prefer. My coffee is pictured here. Smooth, pleasant with slight fruit like after taste.

The Chandler at CALTECH

I visited Caltech last week and after my meeting, I went to the Chandler, which is one of the campus eateries. It's got the feel of a cafeteria circa, maybe 1990'S/ the building looks like the 70's but the interior looks like the 90's. It's hard to say. Anyway, it's a cafeteria, traditional cafeteria. Mass production food for very reasonable prices or rather cheap by most standards. My "Mexican" food plate reminded, however fondly, of my childhood, consuming TV Dinners with my little brother watching tv, just two little kids locked inside an apartment.

G's Juice in Playa Del Rey

G's Juice is on that wonderful street that goes through the Ballona Creek Reserve, which I highly recommend you check out if you haven't already. G's is located at 343 Culver Blvd Playa Del Rey, CA 90293. So one of the juices is called the "Playa Del Rey". So of course I had to order it and then take a pix of the juice with Playa in the background. it's how i roll. Oh, the juice was delicious.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pitchoun Bakery & Cafe DTLA

Pitchoun is located at 545 S Olive St Los Angeles, CA 90013. It was my first time at this cafe directly west of Pershing Square in DTLA. I don't speak French but evidently it's a kind of term of endearment? like "kiddo". No one uses "kiddo" anymore so I hope that translates for you. It what I found on line. I wonder if "pitchoun" is a dated term too? Anyway, a really cute place. I can't say the food and tea I had was extraordinary but I felt the comfortable and populous "ness" of it makes it a good alternative to the Starbucks around the corner and the interior is very sweet.

Ombu in Koreatown

Ombu, 400 S Western Ave, Ste 104, Los Angeles, CA 90020 is a very wonderful place. The service was incredible. everyone was so attentive. The story I was told is that the owner is from Argentina but of Korean descent. At least that's what is evidenced on the menu as it is a mix of Argentina beef plates and traditional Korean food.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Mariposa Bakery in El Monte

Mariposa is located at 3358 Tyler Ave, El Monte, CA 91731. I found myself in the early hours in El Monte on a Sunday and came across this place. i had no idea what to expect but what a pleasant surprise. This pan dulce was amazing! Soft, freshly baked and hot, I had never had this fresh and delicate of a pan dulce since that time I went to Mexico City with Collage Ensemble Inc.

Daisy Mint in Pasadena

Daisy int is located at 1218 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106 and serves a mean menu of Thai Fusion. I was introduced to this place by theater extraordinaire Brian Brophy. The lunch dish was full of flavor and I love cashews. I met Brian at his studio at CalTech and originally requested we go to the CalTech cafeteria but he made a funny face and said we should go here instead. It was great but I'm determined to eat at the campus cafeteria!!!!