Sunday, June 29, 2014

Al-Noor in Lawndale

On one of my visits to Cordary Arts in Hawthorne, Thinh Ngyuen, curator and artists and I got a bite to eat at Al-Noor, an Indian restaurant he frequents. 15112 Inglewood A Lawndale CA 90260.We had a spread of food and had some major food coma afterwards. The people working there seemed off put when we came in. Maybe it was the ethnic boundary, maybe it was something else. I guess you could say they were cautious at first but smiled when we left. The food was good, affordable and filling.

Tulie in SLC

Tulie at 863 E 700 St SLC UT 84102 came highly recommended for their bake goods not so much for their coffee. i ordered a chocolate croissant, cafe latte, orange juice and a bag of ginger cookies to go. The Ginger cookies were well appreciated by my fellow staff at Metro back in LA. They were delicious. The organ juice was fresh and a great balance between tangy, tart and sweet. The coffee was horrible. Like weak milky tea. Just awful. I took two sips and left it. The croissant looked good. Kinda of on the chubby side but when i bit into it, I was so disappointed. The interior was a biscuit and not a good one, like a Pilsbury biscuit. I was completely shocked.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Zacatecas in Hawthorne

So, I'm in a exhibit at Cordary Art in Hawthorne with a small group of wonderful artists. We met for the first time and went out to lunch. The curator, Thinh brought us to Zacatecas for lunch located at 13737 Inglewood Ave Hawthorne CA 91250. I ordered a shrimp dish. The food was good but the company was excellent. I am so honored to be an artist.

Sakae Sushi in Gardena

Located at 1601 Redondo Beach Bl Gardena CA 90247, Sakae Sushi has been a long time staple of the Gardena community. I'd say it nears legendary status. Jonathan Gold actually has it on his top 101 places to eat in Los Angeles. Not too shabby. This box of sushi was the perfect snack for me the other day and only for $9. Such a deal!

The Grain Cafe on Pico Blvd

I was at MATA, speaking with the folks there and they had mentioned that they really love the Grain Cafe down the block, located at 4222 W Pico Bl LA CA 90019. So I went there with my daughter and had a burrito. It's organic and vegetarian mole burrito. It was really delicious. My daughter said it was just ok. So one thumbs up and one so-so. I heard the desserts so we ordered a cake which was too rich for us so we couldn't finish it. The servings here are on the large side. I really like this place.

Pollo Master near MacArthur Park

Across the street of the north side of MacArthur Park at 2131 W 6th St LA CA is Pollo Master. Walking in, there's a distinct neighborhood feel to it, El Salvadorian but there were Barcelona Futbol posters up on the wall. I ordered a pupusas but while I was sitting there, watching others order or pick up their food, I was reminded the name of the place. Oh, chicken, masters of chicken. The fried chicken was very popular. I need to get back there and have some of that. The pupusas was awesome, though.