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The Latigo Kid – A Pre Canyon Club Tradition

by Brian

We do a lot of Mexican food reviews on this site.  So many that I’m kinda getting tired of Mexican food.  I ate at the Latigo Kid over a week a go, but just didn’t really feel like writing it up, mostly because we’ve had better reviews that needed to be posted.  Still, it’s only fair that I give this place their shot at EatMeCalifornia infamy.  Plus it’s great material for a lazy Sunday evening.

The Latigo Kid – Next to the Canyon Club, Kanan exit off the 101 freeway.

So, I had never been to this place before.  But I had always seen tons of people coming out if it before making their way next door to party at Canyon Club.  For those of you who don’t know, Canyon Club is the best place to catch all of your favorite 80s bands that have no business still touring, yet continue to do so anyway.  They also have a great 80s coverband called the Spazmatics, that performs every Thursday night.  If you go on a Thursday, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.  But this isn’t a review of the Canyon Club, so I’ll leave it at that.

The Latigo Kid is a decent sized place, despite the fact that it looks tiny from the parking lot.  The decor is your standard Mexican restaurant fare, except the fact that they have some cool murals painted on the walls.  The vibe is pretty low-key and not as raucous as Los Toros in Chatsworth. Continue reading

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Deadliest Catch – Bitter Tears

by Mikey

It’s nearing the end of opi season on the Bering Sea and most of the fleet are down to their last few strings before quotas are met and checks can be cashed.  The ice flow is on the move and ready to start eating some gear as the ships race from string to string in hopes of finding their gear where they last left it.  F all those logging shows and watching truckers drive on ice, this is where it’s at.

On a side note, this logging thing is getting a bit crazy.  We have regular loggers, swamp loggers, and now ice loggers.  All of these shows try to capture the greatness that is “the catch” and fall way short.  I tried sitting through a couple of these things and I really feel like I’d rather watch two homeless guys fight over a diaper filled with cheetos.  Not to mention, I still don’t understand the whole ice road trucker thing.  We watch a dude drive his truck over the ice and wait to see what happens?  It’s a lot like watching your little brother sitting with a fork next to a light socket.  You are getting bored watching and you kinda want him to just put it in the socket already.  Anyways, on to the catch! Continue reading

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Sushi Ozekii

by Mikey

I’ve been doing well on finding some decent sushi lately.  I was out running some errands and actually just happened upon Ozekii’s.  They call themselves a California style sushi restaurant, which usually means more avocado, asparagus, cucumber, and produce in general.  They have a lot of different dishes and most of them are very colorful and have plenty of fish and produce.  Not to mention, they are probably the nicest group of sushi makers I’ve been to in quite a while. Continue reading

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Deadliest Catch – Ends of the Earth

by Mikey

It is absolutely, positively, seriously chilly out on the Bering Sea now.  With temperatures hitting forty below, with wind chill and constant rain and snow hitting the fleet, fishing is at its absolute worst so far.  Any fan of the show, of course, knows that it can go from bad to horrible in just hours. Continue reading

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Deadliest Catch – Lockout

by Mikey

Well it appears out of all the episodes to miss last weeks was the best one.  I was able to watch it before “Lockout” started and realized I didn’t miss all that much.  This episode finds us almost to the mid-way point of opi season.  Captains are fighting Mother Nature and she has been taking kung fu. Continue reading

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Deadliest Catch – No Second Chances

by Mikey

We left off last week with a 40 ft wave crashing into the Wizard while they were trying to put the tarp over the front pots.  The wave consumed the front of the ship and the deck hands all disappeared into white water.  We were left wondering if anyone was hurt, or even worse, swept off the ship.

Cue Bon Jovi and do your best Captain Sig “I’m on the crab” celebration…….. Continue reading

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Deadliest Catch – Payback time!

by Mikey

The 2009 opilio crab season is beginning.   It’s winter in the Bering Sea and this is when Deadliest Catch is at its deadliest.  For those of you who are on your first season of the Catch, this is the time of year in the Bering Sea where the ocean is at its roughest, the winds are at their strongest, and the weather is at its coldest.  As the water and rain hit the boat it freezes to the entire outside of the ship.  Even the ocean spray freezes immediately to the pots and the deck.  You will see the crews constantly hammering ice off the ships because as we all know when water freezes, much like me after a Vegas buffet, it gets damn heavy.

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