Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Very Special Dinner: The Stinking Rose

I got the roasted rabbit with cooked olives and an extra virgin olive oil Garlic sauce! I liked it a lot...especially the roasted, crispy olives!

Michelle and I decided to end her tenure at UCLA with a special dinner at The Stinking Rose, the most unique (and probably best value) restaurant on Restaurant Row (La Cienega off of Wilshire).

The first thing that must be said is THE DECOR IS AWESOME! Oh, and garlic is the name of the game for every crevice of this place. EVERY CREVICE. The tables come with garlic and olive oil. The restaurant smells like garlic. Garlic bread rolls. GARLIC ICE CREAM. Super awesome.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Stones Jamaican Cuisine

Video review at UCLA's Jazz Reggae Festival 2010 from my Unicamp co, Donkey!

The Calbi Truck!

Of all of the kitschy to-dos and fads in L.A. (and boy, are there many), the best and most popular has got to be the slew of food trucks that are canvassing the streets of our fair city. Among the most notable: GastroBus, Calbi, Kogi, LA Fuxion, the Flying Pig, and of course, the Grilled Cheese truck. At UCLA, in lieu of the under-construction South Campus center, food trucks have been coming every weekday to quell the insatiable hunger of our science-oriented area of campus. This week:

The Calbi truck!

Now, I've ordered Kimchi Quesadillas multiple times from both the Calbi and Kogi truck. The trick is to order at a nonbusy time, when they have the time to properly grill the sucker. The above quesadilla was the best KQ I've ever had!



The thing about BJ's is that you know what you'll get: something big, something delish, and something undeniably in the "eat with extreme moderation" portion of the food pyramid.

The above is Nimmie and I at Michelle's grad party. As per the BJ's site:

Tender marinated chicken breast, grilled and topped with avocado, roasted green chilies, pepper jack cheese, chipotle mayonnaise and ranch dressing on grilled sourdough bread."

Review: super awesome! Not as heavy as other BJ's options, but lacks nothing in the flava department!


Dessert at the at Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A.! No review necessary.