Has Los Angeles finally found its own “authentically L.A.” dish in a fish dish created by a Rockstar Surfer Bro?  Killer! We can have an interminable dispute on whether Los Angeles rides the coattail of New York City or any other major city in the United States when it comes to food, and culinary trends.  […]

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Viva il cuoco che ci delizia con leccornie e allegria. The Pizza Burger was my introduction to Slater’s 50/50’s Italian Sausage/Brandt Beef patty.  Hearing the news of another Italian-fusion burger hitting the menu grabbed my attention.  Without hesitation I make my trek to Pasadena to try it. The Rustic Ravioli Burger is a 50% Italian […]

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Pig Heaven When I saw the announcement for this month’s Burger of The Month, I was a bit disappointed because I thought it was going to be The Sriracha Burger.  I did not write about it when it first made it’s appearance last December, so this would have been a great opportunity to do so.  […]

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We cannot seek achievement for ourselves, and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. – Cesar Chavez I am part of the generation that grew up in South Los Angeles while it was […]

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All aboard, train Blue C on track 1! My relationship with Asian food started some time ago.  I have enjoyed, and come to fall in love with Korean BBQ, Pho, Filipino food, and most recent Japanese cuisine like Shabu-Shabu.  My experience with sushi, and sashimi, however, did not begin until last November when I tried […]

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 I’ve Got A Date! When we start a new relationship, there is usually a kaleidoscopic period when we are trying to figure each other out; our likes and dislikes, favorite foods and allergies, style and departure, pleasures and annoyances, and character strengths and foibles.  In the infancy of my relationship, I learned that my lady […]

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Good try, Jack.  Good try.  Nothing beats a fail but a try! I stopped eating fast food in the traditional sense along time ago.  Every now and again, I will visit just to stay up with the times; sort of like I did when McDonald’s released their Mighty Wings last year.  A buddy (@miixedboiinyame) of […]

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It’s all bulls**t folks, and it’s bad for ya. It almost seems that I cannot read a food publication without seeing the word “best” in the title.  What does it mean?  Who decided that every writer of a mainstream media article is the judge, juror, and executioner on what my palette, and olfactory senses deem […]

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Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart. – Thomas Fuller Eating is a passion.  Many people do it solely for nourishment and sustainability while others, like myself, have a deeply intense love affair with it.  We do not to eat […]

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What makes the “perfect” burger is clearly a matter of opinion. With all the options out there now it’s harder than ever for two people to agree on which burger is best. What follows are the conclusions I have come to over the past few years of trying to assemble a memorable and crave-able slab […]

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Bring on the Spring Joy! I tried Umami for the first time about two months ago, and my initial impression of it was less than perfect.  I went on a Twitter rant about it, in fact, in some make-shift attempt to start a burger war between Slater’s 50/50, Umami, and The Counter.  #Fail.  It was […]

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Gyro, it is Greek for bacon! We are not all afforded the opportunities to travel, and experience the world.  However, I have learned that a penetrating way to grasp understanding of one’s culture is through music, and my favorite, food.  Over the years, I believe American cuisine has evolved into a composite of different cultures.  […]

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