Saturday, September 9, 2017

Trejos Tacos on LaBrea

First of all, I am a Trejos fan to some degree. i want to see him succeed and I did enjoy his donut shop although I think I've only been there twice at this point. The first time I went to Trejos Tacos, I couldn't find any parking in a two block radius so I left. This time, however, I was determined so i paid the valet parking fee. Remember, this once was a Taco Bell. Now it's this upscale taco place. One of these tacos was $6. Most of them are $4. So three tacos and the valet is something like $20. The tacos were good but you know, this is LA so I can get ten tacos for $20 and they're amazing. I think this is sort of more like the Hard Rock Cafe or the RIP Planet Hollywood type of eatery. I almost already made up my mind that it was going to be delicious because of how much I spent on this little brown bag of tacos. They were good. I am afraid that all the other taco places will raise their prices because of Trejos Taco's prices. It would be taco gentrification. Yikes!

Yolk Cafe South Loop Chicago

Yolk On Michigan Ave, in between the hotel and the Art Institute, I grabbed a quick breakfast at Yolk, 1120 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. There are several hotels on Michigan so you feel like it's a meal with all your fellow travelers. Some folks even have their rolling suitcases with them. It's a thing. I had a good bage and lox here. They're quick, friendly enough and the food is fresh and reliable. Perfect for those on the move.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Eagle in Indianapolis Indiana

One of the dining techniques when traveling alone is that you find the area with all the restaurants, find the ones that have lines, find the lines with the most local looking or comfortable looking folk and then go to the host and say, "Can I just sit at the bar?" So you just walk in, no waiting in line and boom, you're IN! Indiana Yacht Rock Beer is delicious. Never heard of it but I wanted a local beer so that's the one I chose and it was creamy, cold and quenching! I ordered the fried chicken. It was very good but what I really enjoyed was finally discovering Succotash. Yosemite Sam always says, "Suffering Succotash", so it was nice to finally see what he was referring to after all these years. That was what I learned on my first time/ first day in Indiana. 310 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Loughmiller's Pub and Eatery in Indianapolis Indiana

Recently, I got to ride on a plane again, fly to a place I've never been and blah-blah-blah about my art projects. I am so grateful because I love learning. They got me a room at the Marriott and this place is on the same block. I eyed it a couple times and on my last day, I just had to check it out. I only had time to go for lunch but it's a cool pub and of course I ordered the Fish N Chips. I like when they bring me the platter, which usually has that little thing or tartar sauce or whatever and then the server and in this case the bartender looks at me and as a sort of test with a slight man nod, he goes, "what some vinegar with that?" "Oh yes" is my answer. I was thinking "hell ya" but I was trying to be courteous. WOW. It was one of the best Fish N Chips I ever had. Unfortunately, I was off to a meeting next so no beer. BOO HISSSSsss!!! 301 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Cow Cafe on Pico in DTLA

This is such a cute place, Francois of JCDECAUX met me for a snack. Wow, Borek!? I had never ate Borek. it's sort of like a quiche I guess but different. It's amazing with a salad and a pour over. I really enjoyed eating here. Check out the blue glass dishes. This is place is a gem!!!!! 342 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Carmela Ice Cream on Third Street

This place is near the Fairfax Farmers Market. Kind of elegant meets ice cream parlor. The ice cream was creamy and good. Their hours a decent. The other options were all closed. Thank you for being open!

Brooklyn n Seattle WA

It was amazing and pricey. I was in Seattle and wanted to treat myself to a good meal. This place came highly recommended and it was spectacular. 1212 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101