Old Town Shenkeng is famous for it's stinky tofu. As soon as you arrive the pungent smell invades your nostrils like a men's locker room. There's so much to see though, and it's a charming quaint street lined with all kinds of shops for eats and goodies...mostly different kinds of eats, with each shop offering you all sorts of samples, so it's almost like having lunch at Costco, but better.
Pink's is an LA staple, especially for tourists. In my 26 years of life on earth, and as a native of this great city, I've only been once--today--and will probably never go again. It's not because it's bad...it's hot dogs, which aren't exactly a staple in my regular diet.
Röckenwagner is known for their pretzels--pretzel croissants, pretzel burgers, pretzel crusted chicken, chocolate pretzel bread pudding...yeah, you heard me right. What's a chocolate pretzel bread pudding? Well, for a chocolate lover, one might say that it's a rich chocolatey explosion in your mouth... And apparently there's pretzel mixed into it. I couldn't quite make the distinction, but it was in there somewhere. Of course, you can't have something so rich without a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The ice cream is a necessary compliment to soften the blow--in a good way of course. It wasn't as gooey as bread pudding normally is, but it was still quite good--a little too rich for my tastes, but I imagine heaven to chocolate lovers. To help you imagine this delight, there is a photo of it on the bottom left corner of the frame above.
Who doesn't love basking in the sweetness of sunshine and ocean air with a spread of drool-worthy food laid out in front of you? It's a joy that's hard to beat. Over the weekend, another Dinner Club adventure led us to one of the great blessings of living by the beach in Southern California--a blessing that is abundant, but never gets old.
I finally experienced death by duck. Ever since my friends Instagram'ed photos of their Beer Belly experience, I have been dying to go for duck fat fries and Mac 'n cheese. So alas, one of my best dudes and I met up for dinner in this obscure little place in Koreatown for a lovely taste of greasy heaven and beer.
Before our last dinner club, our master of social media texted us asking if any of us would like to try some cookie dough, made by his friends who started a cookie dough company. I mean, really--did he have to ask? Duh, we wanted some. Who doesn't want cookie dough?
By: Julia Harris
This charming restaurant serves up French cooking with a Moroccan twist. This hard-to-find (because all you see from the outside is, literally, a little door) romantic outdoor dining venue is also home to a great wine bar that boasts wines from all over the world. If you're looking for something casual, it’s adjacent to Little Next Door, which is a café, and provides a less expensive way to sample some of the restaurant's culinary favorites.
Hot’s Kitchen is no doubt a South Bay hot spot for food. Right near the Hermosa Beach pier on Hermosa Ave., it’s a good place to hit up for tacos before a night at the Comedy & Magic Club, or before you decide to get trashy and tear up the pier, or after you decide to get trashy and tear up the pier, or just in general.
I mean, seriously, what’s better than the combination of good tacos and the ocean? Not much I’d say, not much.
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