Thursday, June 16, 2016

Eat in Berkeley: Imm Thai Street Food


Pad Woon Sen made with glass noodles, egg, cabbage, carrots, green onion, and garlic

I finally visited Imm Thai Street Food on University and Shattuck in Downtown Berkeley last week. As noted by the folks at Berkeleyside, this sleek Thai restaurant serves a variety of classic Thai dishes alongside street food style options.

Slightly overwhelmed by their incredibly appetizing menu, I ordered the Pad Woon Sen made with glass noodles, egg, cabbage, carrots, green onion, and garlic. It was very good. The noodles and vegetables were packed with flavor in ways I've never experienced. Even the often dull cabbage was a joy to eat. I would definitely order this again. I also had a bit of the roti, which were crispy and buttery as desired.

If you've visited Imm Thai Street Food, what did you try?

This photo was taken with an iPhone 6s.

Imm Thai Street Food
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2068 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704
Open: Monday - Friday 11 - 10, Saturday - Sunday 12 - 10

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Eat in West Hollywood: George's Greek Grill


Chicken Kabob Plate made with grilled chicken breast marinated in lemon, extra virgin olive oil, and spices, served with tzatziki, basmati rice, and a Greek salad


Gyro Sandwich made with a combination of shaved beef and lamb, served with tzatziki





George's Greek Grill serves delicious Greek food on Santa Monica Boulevard, a block and a half east of San Vicente, in West Hollywood. 

When we stopped by last weekend, I had a delicious Gyro Sandwich made with shaved beef and lamb, tomatoes, cucumber, onions, and tzatziki sauce. The beef and lamb was very tasty. The cut vegetables were surrounded by a soft pita I really liked. I would definitely order the gyro again.

My mom enjoyed the Chicken Kabob plate made with grilled chicken breast marinated in lemon, extra virgin olive oil, and spices as well. 

If you've visited George's Greek Grill, what did you try?

George's Greek Grill
8807 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Open: Sunday - Thursday 6:30pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday 6:30am - 12am

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Eat in West Hollywood: Urth Caffé (Pt. 3)


Sunrise Pizza made with sausage, pancetta, mozzarella, potatoes, poached egg, and brown sage butter


Mocha Mint

While in Los Angeles the past week, I visited Urth Caffé for lunch and after-dinner coffee on three separate occasions.

One of my after-dinner drinks included the Mocha Mint topped with whipped cream. This was quite a treat. It had a nice chocolaty mint flavor throughout. Warning: This is clearly a drink for those with a sweet tooth.

For lunch, I tried the Sunrise Pizza made with sausage, pancetta, mozzarella, potatoes, poached egg, and brown sage butter. It was a pretty solid pizza. The best part was definitely the toppings: slightly spicy sausage with sliced potatoes and a poached egg to boot? Mmmm... I would have liked the crust to be a bit crispier however.

If you've visited Urth Caffé recently, what did you try?

Urth Caffé
8565 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Open: Sunday - Thursday 6am - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday 6am - 12am

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Eat in Los Angeles: My Two Cents


Creole Shrimp + Grits with a baked egg


M2C Chicken "in" Waffle with cheese grits and a baked egg


M2C Chicken "in" Waffle with sweet potato hash and a baked egg


Homemade Biscuits

I think I've found my favorite new brunch spot in Los Angeles: My Two Cents. Located on Pico between Fairfax and La Brea, My Two Cents is a Southern-style restaurant with a fresh twist. 

When I visited last weekend, I ordered the Creole Shrimp + Grits with a baked egg and homemade biscuit on the side. These were easily the best shrimp and grits I've had--although I haven't had many--and this was mostly due to the incredible flavor. Slice open the perfectly baked egg, watch the yolk pool, mop up some egg and grits with a piece of biscuit, and you're set. What I also like about this dish is that it seems a lot lighter than dishes offered at other Southern restaurants. They've managed to make Southern food attractive to the health-conscious LA palate.

My friends both had the M2C Chicken "in" Waffle with sides of sweet potato hash, cheese grits, and a baked egg. The M2C Chicken dish is special because it includes pieces of the barbecue chicken in the waffle batter. I'll have to try this dish the next time I stop by to confirm my friends' praise.

If you've visited My Two Cents, what do you recommend trying?

My Two Cents
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5583 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019
Open: Tuesday - Thursday 12 - 9, Friday - Saturday 12 - 10, Sunday 11 -4

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Work It, Oakland: Anna and Charvi


Anna (left) is wearing a Topshop shirt, Bershka jumpsuit, and Naturalizer sandals, while Charvi (right) is wearing a Bershka t-shirt, Levi's pants, Madden Girl boots, and a necklace from Dubai. You can follow Anna and Charvi on Instagram.

Spotted at Oakland Art Murmur on Telegraph & 24th.
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