Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dont Overlook Pink Taco's New Brunch Menu

Oh Pink Taco.

Yeah these place has a reputation. A 80's/90's party spot. More to get wasted on margaritas on the Sunset Strip than anything to do with food.

But its 2017 now. Things have changed a lot. Pink Taco has redone their menu from top to bottom.

Housemade tortillas, Sweet potato tacos, made from scratch guacamole.

2017's Pink Taco can hold its own with any Mexican spot in Weho.

For brunch the menu is tight. One page but you can get most of the full day menu without any issues.

If I was here I would probably get chicken tacos with their pickled red onions (one of the best chicken tacos in LA easily) but for brunch you cant go wrong with the pork verde with breakfast potatoes.

Tell us us if you go! Tag us or post it to our FB page!


                                              8225 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046








Saturday, February 4, 2017

Food Pork Weekend: The Burgerian

By Christina Felix

Yes its another edition of Food Porn Weekend where we let the photos do the talking (mostly.)

The Burgerian  is Hollywood's newest burger spot. Coming from Paraguay the flavors of some menu items are very unique (shrimp burger anyone?) Combine that with the owner growing up in bakeries (hello housemade buns) and you get a unique dining experience.

What should you get? The menu besides your classic burgers is a little different from your average Burger King. You can cut the filet mignon sandwich with your fingers (its that tender) but most everything has a little unique twist.

Let us know what you think when you go there!


                                       5820 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90038


Filet mignon sandwich 


Chicken stuffed chicken sandwich 

Filet mignon sandwich 

Grilled chicken, egg ham and cheese sandwich 


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Curtis Stone Elevates Cruise Cuisine with Princess Cruises

By Christina Felix 


When a major celebrity chef makes a new menu for anything you listen.  If that menu happens to be on a giant boat? So be it.

Share is the newest collaboration between Princess Cruises and Chef Curtis Stone. Its elevated small plates. The food is "rustic" and yes it's pretty safe (it may be awhile before you see roasted crickets on a cruise ship menu). 

Part of the reason for the plates being small is you are supposed to get 6 of them. Overall Princess and Curtis Stone did a good job making a cruise ship feel like a modern upscale restaurant (with the exception of the scallops I wouldn't bother.)

You can see in the photos below that besides a few smalls details (like the vibrations of the boat) it looks just like a place you might find in DTLA.

Oh and I would suggest the lobster. 





cheesecake 



charcuterie platter

salmon 



steak

Lobster tail 


Shrimp salad 




Mushrooms with ricotta (vegetarian option)

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Food Porn Weekend: Tuccio's Woodland Hills


Welcome to food porn weekend! Where we let the photos do the talking (mostly.)

 Tuccio's the newest Italian spot in Woodland Hills may surprise you considering it's surrounded by chain restaurants like TGIFridays. In fact it may be a simple thing to say this is the best Italian spot in Woodland Hills despite being weeks old.

The menu comes from the mind of Exe Chef Gavin Humes (formerly of Cliff's Edge) and it's a menu that may challenge some people's notions of what Italian food is (please don't say Olive Garden.)

Don't pass on dessert!




                                           21550 Oxnard St, Woodland Hills, CA 91367










Carrots.








polenta fries 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cooking With Fire...Blowtorches. The Gastro Garage Hits Hollywood

By Gary Au

(Please excuse any pictures issues. There was stage lighting/fire)

Imagine if you let a group of 5th grade boys create a restaurant. OK so maybe their restaurant would be a giant ice cream parlor or a sad McDonald's....

My point is that those boys would probably be insanely jealous of the jobs of the guys behind The Gastro Garage.

They quit various jobs to pursue cooking with gas....blowtorches (its propane.) Thats right. The entire menu at Gastro Garage is cooked by blowtorch and they will not let you forget it.

The menu centers around brioche (very rich buttery bread) savory donuts. They are filled and topped with various things and torched to be heated/cooked/caramelized.

With a giant blowtorch a few feet from your face cooking your food it brings new meaning to dinner and a show.

Does it work? Yes. The dishes do work. There are a few rough points here and there (only thing I really would point out is I think the truffle mushroom mixture on the truffle tank needs to be heated) but hey they are basically creating a entire style of cooking.

Besides the tanks they are also cooking kebabs aka "drill bits" by now you may realize you are going to be taking a lot of pictures and showing people at the office what you did for dinner that night.

You are going to try several dishes while you are here but if I had to pick one? Try Grandma's apple pie. It works with the buttery dough exterior very well.

Get here while you can because they are only here from Jan 19 - Feb 2 (call for hours/reservations)

                                    7065 & 1/2 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028




apple pie

chicken


truffle


Smores



salmon kebab

maple carrots kebab 










cubano

steak kebab 

pizza




making a drill bit (kebab)