LA Eats: The Food Porn Edition

In-N-Out

I just came back from a 2 week time off in LA and it was FREAKING wonderful. Though it wasn’t all play. The first week I spent it with these guys (yes I was doing work) and the second week was a total tv on the couch time.

Besides eating burgers from In-N-Out and mom’s cooking, most of the meals I had were from places I have never been before. Luckily everything I ate during my 2 weeks in LA was mighty delicious.

Check out what I ate after the jump…

First meal in LA, dim sum for breakfast at New Capital Seafood Restaurant!
Dim sum

Street tacos, LA style. After checking out the ice cream truck depot in no man’s land Burbank with Doug and Gen, we stopped at Cheo’s Tacos for some tacos.
Street tacos

Spaghetti with uni and lobster at Son of a Gun. I didn’t eat these but I heard they were crazy good.
Son of a Gun

This is what I ate. Fried chicken sandwich with spicy slaw and rooster aioli at Son of a Gun. Tasted like happiness.
Son of a Gun

Of course you can’t hang out with the Big Gay Ice Cream and NOT eat ice cream. I had their vanilla soft served with saba (a grape must reduction) and raspberries and blackberries.
Big Gay Ice Cream

Mario Batali’s Pizzeria Mozza
Mozza

I had pizza at Otto’s (Batali’s other pizza joint in the Greenwich Village) way back and I remember not liking it BUT this guanciale and Brussels sprouts pizza was amazing! Power tip: if you other the mussels dish, save the juice and dip you pizza crust in it.
Mozza

Even though I didn’t get to really eat at Animal, I was able to squeeze myself in for their staff meal. Spaghetti and meatballs! Garlic bread! Kale salad! Hm….so good.
Animal

Anything better than eating an In-N-Out cheeseburger, in your car at 1am?
In-N-Out

For the Big Gay LA truck’s last LA stop, they were parked in front of Faultline Bar on Melrose and Vermont. BUT! The main reason why they parked there was because of Rosie. She runs a hot dog cart right outside of the bar. All her dogs were bacon wrapped and what made her special was the freshly grilled garlic that she gladly add when asked. On top of the bacon wrapped dog were grilled onion, parsley, mustard and mayo.
Bacon wrapped dog

My sister told me about Salt’s Cure last year and I’m glad I got the chance to check it out. The lunch menu was on the smallish side but we did enjoy a tasty bacon cheeseburger (which my parents said tasted very beefy), the Bookworm (grilled sandwich with cured ham and black kale), a chicken salad sandwich, cucumber salad and cream of celery soup.
Salt's Cure

Chicken salad sandwich
Salt's Cure

I noticed way back that the pork chop over rice LA style is different than the NY style. NY style is just straight up pork chop in fryer but LA style, it’s breaded and deep fried and chopped up into pieces. I definitely prefer the LA style and thanks to Yelp, I randomly found a pretty tasty one from J’ House.
J's House

The burger with sharp cheddar at Bottega Louie in downtown LA.
Bottega Louie

New Capital Seafood Restaurant Diamond Plaza Shopping Ctr. 1330 S Fullerton Rd, Ste 207

Cheo’s Tacos 8345 Glenoaks Blvd. Sun Valley

Son of a Gun 8370 W 3rd St. Los Angeles

Pizzeria Mozza 641 N Highland Ave. Los Angeles

Animal 435 N Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles

Rosie the hot dog lady in front of Faultline Bar 4216 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles

Salt’s Cure 7494 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood

J’ House 9461 Las Tunas Dr. Temple City

Bottega Louie 700 S Grand Ave. Los Angeles