Sunday, April 21, 2013
I needed to ask for some advice about a art project I am about to move forward with and asked artist Mark Greenfield is he would hook up with me for some advice. He was very generous to have dinner and I chose this Brazilian place I've been eyeing on my commute to work each morning for the past several months. It was awesome!!!! Cafe Todo Dia is located at 3003 W Olympic Blvd, LA CA 90006. We both ordered this garlic steak dish with greens and rice. Everything was fresh and delicious. The food is presented well but the price is affordable. They also have all of these tapas which we didn't order so I would like to go back and try some of those.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Bike riding around the Venice area, I came across this place, Tlapazola Grill, 636 Venice Blvd Venice CA 90291. I arrived around 2 so there was only a few tables with patrons but I'm pretty sure someone told me about this place a long time ago. They had a swordfish special that was pretty good. It's not great seafood and I realized I should have ordered a more typical Mexican-style dish. The vegetables were awesome, though.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me... My co-workers took me out for a drink for my birthday. It was a nice co-worker bonding moment. I don't go to bars much but this one was awesome. Seven Grand, 515 W 7th St, 2nd Floor, LA CA 90014 is located in the old Clifton's (not the one on Broadway but the one that closed in the 90's on 7th Street). Beckarama Johnson and Wayne Perry were great hosts and treated me to pizza and Scotch. I told the Whiskey Master that I enjoyed MacCallans 10 (always available at Trader Joe's) but was there a brand he could recommend that was in the ballpark but rare to find in LA? Without any hesitation, he said "Glenfarclas" and he pulled out the 12 year bottle and poured it for me. OMG!!!!! it was the most delicious glass (I take it dry) I had ever had. We ordered two pizzas and had a great time. Wayne and Becky kept ordering cocktails, which I'm never am into. I like my coffee black and my whiskey dry but now-a-days it's mostly tea. Anyway, this galss of Glenfarclas 12 was amazing. I can still smell it's after aroma and the taste is still living in the back of my mouth and it's been fifteen hours already. My goodness, that was amazing stuff.
Monday, April 8, 2013
How do you spell Sqril? How do you spell gentrification? Sorry, I just had to say that. Anyway, yikes! The food here is incredible. It was an amazing experience. I was told weeks ago about it by co-worker and CICLAVIA hero Heidi Zeller. It's a couple blocks north of where Cha Cha Cha used to be or the Hollywood FRWY. Not a lot of places to sit because this place gets packed. I actually showed up a week before but it was so packed I decided to head back home instead. This time, I hooked up with poet Alicia Vogl Saenz. We ordered a lot of food but the dish that blew me off the face of the earth was the ravioli with cheese and pesto. That was easily the greatest ravioli I ever had and if you scroll through my blog, you know I have eaten a lot of ravioli.