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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Eating My Way Through LA

I came across an interesting list of food/places that every visitor must eat/visit while in Los Angeles. This list was put together by some Food Network stars and have been featured on their shows. These include Rachael Ray ($40 Dollars a Day), Giada de Laurentiis (Weekend Get-Aways), Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives), and Bobby and Jaime Deen (Road Tasted).

Here's the list:

1. Hotdogs at Pinks in West Los Angeles.
(I've had these and to be honest they are good but I'm not so sure what all the fuss is about! I think it's more about the "institution" rather than the actual food. Hey, before I get into any trouble I have to clarify that this is just my opinion).

2. Pancakes at The Griddle Cafe in Hollywood.
(Had them as well - they are yummy and incredibly H-U-G-E. Imagine each order has 3 pancakes each the size of a dinner plate, each about half an inch thick and loaded with your choice of toppings. We took my parents there a few years ago and had so many take-out containers we were eating pancakes for a week!).

3. Corned beef and pastrami sandwiches from Canter's Deli near the Mid-Wilshire area.
(I've been there before but am not a huge fan of corned beef so I had the bagels and lox instead ... they were pretty good).

4. Gourmet sandwiches from Joan's on Third near The Grove in LA.
(Have driven past this place so many times but have never gone in since there is never enough parking ...)

5. French dipped sandwiches from Philippe's in Downtown LA.
(Sounds really good).

6. Chicken and waffles at Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles in LA.
(I like fried chicken but am not too crazy about waffles so we'll see ...)

7. New York style pizza at Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills.
(I had the "real" NY pizza in NY City and I liked it).

8. Barbecued ribs at Baby Blues in Venice.
(Most excited to try this one!)

9. "The Mess" - a breakfast special with everything in it - at Schooner or Later in Long Beach. (We are going this weekend ... will let you know the verdict ...)

10. Sprinkles cupcakes from Beverly Hills.
(Someone brought them in at work once but sadly I was too late to grab one. The Red Velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting sounds yummy).

My goal is to eat numbers 4 thru 10 by the end of the year. It's not going to be too good for my waistline so I'm going to have to pace myself! But if I'm serious about opening that B&B with a tour operation of LA on the side, I gotta do what I gotta do =)


joyeee said...

Hey dets, I got an idea...why don't those restaurants be part of your B&B business. You mentioned about your B&B which would include a tour of LA, and going to different scenic spots there...why not include in your tour various restos/food stops recommended by this Food Network. That would make it interesting too!:)

mom said...

Love to hear your take on the food offered from restaurants 4 to 10. Could we try some during our visit there?

Joanne said...

Hi Duy, you are so funny. I did say the list would be part of my B&B / LA tour! =) That's my excuse for going to check them out =)

And yes, mom, we definitely will go try a couple when you get here. That's for sure! =)

leslie ty said...

Jo!!!! we have to try this list!!! =) i think I have to double yoga classes after our US trip...but it will be soooo worth it =)

Joanne said...

Les: OF COURSE we'll try this list! It's one of the things I already have planned. Joce will just have to go along with us. =)

joyeee said...

whoops....sorry dets! guess i didnt read that part! haha :)