Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Western Bagel in Northridge

 Western Bagels are all over Los Angeles, this one is on 19500 Plummer St F2, Northridge, CA 91324. I ordered the classic sandwich butt they were out of capers.

It was delicious anyway but missing capers. They have more than bagels including breads, desserts, etc. did i mention they were out of capers?

Castillos Burgers on Washington Blvd

 Castillos Burgers is located at 2066 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018. I had passed by this place for years and finally stopped by during a burger craving.

I was not disappointed! Delicious burger, classic, with fresh ingredients. The onion rings were also delicious, i've since gone two more times. They make a really wonderful breakfast burrito. There are many more items on the menu, so I'll be going back soon.

Don Sal Cocina & Cantina

 Last month, I went to go see Ken Marchionno's photo exhibition, "300-Miles to Wounded Knee: The Oomaka Tokatakiya, Future Generations Ride".  Thank you to the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster CA for hosting this amazing work.

Ken was there and afterwards we went to grab a bite to eat across the street at Don Sal Cocina & Cantina, 706 W Lancaster Blvd #109, Lancaster, CA 93534.

It was great to catch up with Ken. The food was good and portions greater. I ordered chicken tacos. i could barely finish them. Delicious California style tacos with avocados, cheese and a grilled chicken. The salsa was spicier than i thought it was going to be which is always fun.

Lawry's Prime Rib dinner (during the Pandemic 20-21)


The Lawry's The Prime Rib I grew up with is located at 100 La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. My parents owned their own restaurant in Los Angeles, as I've mentioned over and over again, in the late 60's and throughout the 70's and early 80's. On very special occasions, my late-Father would treat us all to Lawry's. It was a tremendous luxury for us and would have to dress up a little. It's a fancy place and the food is specific and classic.

My Mom turned 80 recently, which is a big deal in Japanese culture, but because of the Pandemic, she only wanted the immediate family over for dinner not the entire family. My daughter and son-in-law decided we would splurge for Lawry's, which is what my Mom had suggested I believe.

I was very doubtful that the quality of the food could be experienced as a "take out" but is was quite amazing. Because I'd been there since I was a child, I could almost see the server , the high ceilings, the place settings and that velvet like atmosphere.

Memory is magical.  

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Menotti's Coffee Stop on Washngton

 This is one of two locations. 12430 Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066. It was highly recommended by my Daughter and Son-n-law. The coffee was delicious. I like the interior; James Baldwin and Realistic (Radio Shack) speakers. Gotta love that!!!

Boulon on Washington Blvd

 I was driving down Washington and saw this for the first time. It was a double take and then a quick parking find. That was one delicious Cortado. Def going back soon. 1796 W Washington Blvd LA CA 90007

Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen

Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen. I was looking for "snacks" but Keto. That's not easy or an experience filled with variety.

This place is a haven for this objective.1119 Fair Oaks Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030. Appreciate you!