Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Boneheads Brings Australian Flavor to the San Gabriel Valley

Will an Australian chain work in So Cal? Boneheads a Australian  concept from Georgia is opening several locations across California. Its first being in sleepy Glendora in the San Gabriel Valley. So what can you expect at Boneheads? A lot of grilled items including chicken and fish, some burgers and for whatever reason churros?  What makes this spot special? They use a popular sauce in South Africa/Australia called  piri piri sauce (its made with the piri piri pepper) its a spicy citrusy flavor. The fries are just frozen crinkle but the seasoning makes them oddly addictive. If you do try Boneheads let us know what you think.

                                           1331 Lone Hill Rd Glendora, CA 91740

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hopdoddy Burger Bar Opening It's First California Location in Newport Beach

Expect gourmet burgers and plenty of craft beers from this Texas based chain. Opening this summer (hopefully) at Fashion Island Newport Beach. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pie Street Pizza Brings Indian Flavors to Claremont on a Pie

Just when you think everything in the build your own pizza world has been done they surprise you. Welcome to the newest restaurant in Claremont Pie Street Pizza. Located in downtown Claremont Pie Street is a build your own pizza concept that everyone who isn't living under a rock in Los Angeles know about. The twist with Pie Street? Indian flavors. Everything here is  Halāl (made to Islamic dietary law) so you wont find any pork here.... although they do have pepperoni and ham (just made with beef and turkey.) The most interesting thing at Pie Street would be the use of tikka masala sauce (a heavily spiced tomato and cream based sauce common in Indian cuisine. ) My biggest issue with the pizza is I feel its too soft. I think pizza needs that elastic chew to be a great pie. But from their online reviews it seems like a lot of people enjoy the soft crust. I wish they would take it another step further and make it naan pizza but thats just a unfulfilled dream.

                          1 N Indian Hill Blvd Ste D105 Claremont, CA 91711


Friday, March 27, 2015

Comfort LA A Modern Soul Food Pop Up Opens In the Arts District

Los Angeles has a serious lack of late night places to eat if you exclude chains. If you get hunger pains too late a taco truck may be your only decent option. That is all changing with the Arts District recurring pop up Comfort LA. Opening tonight from 9pm to 3am in the back of Daily Dose Cafe.  They will be serving plates of their fried chicken with vegan greens, mac and cheese, and loaded cornbread. The thing that makes them stand out is their secret hot sauce/possible honey sauce. Its good on almost anything Southern. Follow them on Instagram to find out when they are open and if they have any specials. And make sure to try their ginger and sugar cane kool aid.

                                    1801 E. 7th Los Angeles 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Changing Up Cheesesteaks: Philly Fusion Opens in La Mirada

  Change has come to the sleepy town of La Mirada. John Slater has brought the taste of South Philadelphia to this Orange County border town. Philly Fusion is a small store in a newly renovated strip mall. John runs the shop with his sons so its very much a family affair. But a nice shop and friendly employees only go so far. Its all about the food. Philly Fusion offers a classic cheesesteak made from thinly sliced ribeye (and not processed fake steak like some other guys) but also offers what makes their name fusion takes on a cheesesteak. One of the best ones is the BBQ cheese steak. It has BBQ sauce, and onion rings. The onion rings add a nice crunch and sweetness to the sandwich. Which the sauce gives it a little tang and complements the meat nicely. If you are in La Mirada this is definitely one of your best dining options

14220 1/2 Rosecrans Ave La Mirada, CA 90638