Monday, November 20, 2017

Yume Sushi in Santa Barbara

Sushi to quench our hungry but not slow us down cause we had a photo shoot to do. Well, Elon Schoenholz had a photo shoot to do, I was just there for primarily moral support (ha ha). It was the Chicano Secret Service at the Santa Barbara City College gallery. So fun and political and classic CSS. Anyway, the sushi we got before the performance was great and we got to see some a little bit of a NBA game too. 428 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Giovanni Pizza in Montecito (near Santa Barbara)

A late night ride home after a photo shoot by Elon Schoenholz at the Santa Barbara City College Art Gallery. It was an entertaining performance by the Chicano Secret Service in a space by artist Rafa Esperaza. We were tired but hungry so we stopped by this pizza place. A little salty but really nice folks, good salad and GREAT pizza crust. 1187 Coast Village Rd #3C, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Economy Old Fashion Fountain in Ely CA

Super nice people here in a small but cool town we stopped by for lunch on our way from Wendover Utah to Las Vegas. located on Downtown Ely at 696 Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301-1555, the Fountain houses also a toy store, convenient store and pharmacy as well as the small counter and seating area for the old fashion fountain. I had a root beer and meatball sandwich. I wish I had room for ice cream or a float but that was not the case this time. Hopefully, we'll stop by again in the future. great find.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Confection CO-OP on Hollywood

Confection CO-OP, 1200 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038 is a place that does it's own baking. In frontier of coffee places exploding all over LA, it is rare to find a place that bakes it's own snacks. This chocolate cupcake was a non-gluten snack that was very delicious. Not overly sweet, it went well with my coffee. It's a small place, frequented by the staff of the surrounding Industry studios.

Pasadena Fish Company

Dinner take put from the Pasadena Fish Company, 181 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103 was a wonderful treat. Fried catfish with sides was tender, juicy and luscious. I'd like to go back and try the sand dabs.

Lighthouse Cafe in San Pedro

Within ten days, two friends mentioned Slab City to me and then it was mentioned in a podcast so I took that as a sign. It's fairly easy to get to although it requires trespassing. The back story to Slab City is available online including tons of video footage. I enjoyed it very much. When I got back to my truck, I was hungry so I drove around the area and found the Lighthouse, which I believe I had been to once before, maybe ten years ago or so. On the menu, is the Slab City Burger. How could I resist. it was tremendous. I ate the whole thing and could hardly stand up and walk back to boy car. 508 W 39th St San Pedro, CA 90731

Hui Tou Xiang in San Gabriel

Michael Manalo had me out for a midpoint critique of his MFA students work at Art Center last month. We finished around Noon. he asked me if I like dumplings. Yes. So he offered lunch and Brough me to Hui Tou Xiang 704 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776 This is a must go place. So I hope you have an opportunity to go. We got lots of dumplings but they also have noodles. The next time I go, I would like to try the egg noodle dish. The dumplings are extraordinary.