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. 


charcuterie platter



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


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




salmon kebab

maple carrots kebab 


steak kebab 


making a drill bit (kebab)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This Deli Will Ruin Sandwiches for You

By Gary Au 

Don't go to Domingo's Italian Deli .  Why? Because 90 percent of sandwich shops will be ruined for you after eating here. 

Domingo's has been around since 1948 apparently and has only moved locations once. It's been with the current owner for a while. The shop itself is tiny in a little unassuming strip mall in Encino. 

What makes this tiny shop special though. Everything is made from scratch. A rare thing this day and age. Every morning sausages are packed, meatballs are made, and bread is baked.

Yes all the bread here is made in the morning. Their bread actually gets sold other places it's so in demand. 

You will get the why they bake their own bread when you try a sandwich. What sandwich? Any sandwich.
OK OK you should try a meatball. The pepperoni is house made also. And the deli sandwich with fried cheese made a friend of mine roll his eyes to the back of his head.

So yeah any sandwich. 

Do they have a full store with great Italian products? Yep. 

Am I just going to go on about sandwiches?


 17548 Ventura Blvd, Encino, CA 91316