by Brian |
August 5, 2009 · 11:31 pm
It had been a while since I’d had some good Asian food, and since my Asian food guru, Adam, has been busy lately, I decided to hit a really cool Thai spot on sunset that a couple of my coworkers had suggested. Actually, they came with me and it was awesome. Also, it’s been quite a while since I wrote about a restaurant on the night I went, so maybe this post will be better than most because everything is still pretty fresh in my mind. Maybe I’ll even eat the leftovers while I write…
Toi on Sunset – On Sunset Blvd., west of Vine in Hollywood.
There was so much to like about this place that I hardly know where to begin. The last Thai place I reviewed was the perfect spot if you’re coming over the hill from Hollywood. This place is the place you go when you’re too drunk to drive over that hill. Continue reading →
Filed under Hollywood, Los Angeles Area
Tagged as asian food, Curry, egg roll, fried rice, Hipster, Pad Thai, Shrimp, Thai, Toi, Toi on Sunset, Vegetarian
by Brian |
May 11, 2009 · 6:31 pm
After some much needed R & R, Mikey and I are back, giving you more of what you need: Lowered expectations Great food reviews. We had an awesome trip to San Francisco and have a couple good reviews for you guys to sink your teeth into. The good stuff will be coming up later this week. I’ll be the first to admit that today’s review is a bit of a filler. From the title of this post, you’ve probably figured out that this post is going to be about a deli. I’ve been reviewing a lot of these places lately and I’ve noticed that they all have one thing in common. They seem to think they’re famous.
I think these delis are famous in the way that reality TV contestants are famous. Which is to say, not famous at all. With the exception of Jerry’s Famous Deli, I think that they need to have their permission to use the word “famous” revoked. It just sets the expectations too high, and when they don’t follow through, I’m crushed. I think that from now on, if I go to a “famous” deli and the food ain’t up to par, I will insist that they change there name to insert name here‘s overrated deli. But, enough of me on my soapbox, let’s make with the review already. Continue reading →
by Brian |
April 24, 2009 · 5:49 pm
I’m gonna make this a short one because, well, because I can. I’ve actually been holding this review in waiting, not wanting to bombard you with omelettes everyday. Here’s some big news though. Mikey and I will be guests on Words Cause, a live internet radio show Saturdays at 8am. Since most of the degenerates that read this site will still be sleeping it off, I don’t expect many of you to call in, but if you want to listen live, call in or even listen to the show after it airs live, here is the link to Words Cause Radio. Seriously, listen to us. Continue reading →
Filed under Newbury Park, Ventura County
Tagged as biscuits and gravy, blog talk radio, Breakfast, Dean Klotz, foodie, hard to find, omelette, Side St. Cafe, Side Street Cafe, Vegetarian, words cause
by Brian |
April 14, 2009 · 4:10 pm
So I have to confess that I actually hit this place last week. I wanted to take a drive on the coast road and I remembered my friend Jack recommending the veggie omelette at Marmalade Cafe. (P.S. – Have fun in China buddy. Let us know about the food) Now, we do have a Marmalade Cafe in Westlake Village, but what’s the fun in going to a place that’s right around the corner when you can take a mini road trip instead.
Plus, the Marmalade Cafe in Malibu has the added benefit of being right next door to one of my favorite bookstores. It’s called Diesel, A Bookstore. I highly recommend checking them out when you get the chance. Anyway, here’s my latest omelette experience…
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by Brian |
April 1, 2009 · 4:52 pm
For those of you who are just joining us, I have been on an Odyssey of sorts in the past week. I have gone off in search of a decent vegetarian omelette. This may not seem like something worth pursuing, but I would beg to differ. At a minimum, it has at least proven to be an entertaining search, with hair in one omelette (don’t click the link Michelle) and what could best be described as an egg frisbee for omelette #2.
Now that you’re all caught up on my omelette adventures, I can safely move on to my latest attempt. Special thanks are due to Amy, one of our great readers and the author of Parenting With Duct Tape, for suggesting this latest restaurant. I think we found a winner. Continue reading →
by Brian |
March 30, 2009 · 6:02 pm
Yesterday morning I decided to renew my search for the world’s first good vegetarian omelette. And what better place to go than a place that calls itself a house of omelettes, right? Wrong! In case you missed the first episode in my omelette saga, you can read about it here.
The first rule of being a good restaurant: If it’s in the name, it better be good.
How cheated would you feel if you went to IHOP and the pancakes sucked? Like I said, I went to Harold’s House of Omelettes in search of an OMELETTE. Here’s what I got instead… Continue reading →
by Brian |
March 28, 2009 · 5:53 pm
So I’m a big food TV fan, but I haven’t been watching much lately since Mikey has a good grip on Hell’s Kitchen and Top Chef is in hibernation for now. I did manage to catch the new show called Chopped on NBC. Guess what? They cancelled that shizz yesterday. Oh well, there weren’t any interesting peeps on there anyway.
Back to my celebrity chef fetish… I don’t normally act on it by going to their restaurants (except TC Betty’s Grub in LA & Brian’s Oceanaire in SD). I also tend to stay away from the store products that celebs schill for. If you must know, I only buy Paul Newman tomato sauces. Have you ever seen Cool Hand Luke? What a badass that guy was.
So for the first time in forever, I bowed down to the cult of chef celebrity by having lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s L.A. Bistro in Westlake. And it goes a little something like this… Continue reading →
Filed under Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Westlake Village
Tagged as celeb chef, fancy, Fast Food, goat cheese, grub, L.A. Bistro, oceanaire, pesto, Pizza, Top Chef, Vegetarian, Wolfgang Puck