October 2018 Weekend Rundown


#64

Next time you’re in NYC, head to Harlem for Amy Ruth’s chicken and waffles. Sooo good.

http://amyruths.com/


#65

Had to bring dessert to a dinner party and bought an assortment from ST Patisserie. I’m not a sweets person, but everyone loved them.


#66

A weekend trip to Westwood Village…


#67

Hi @J_L,

Ooh! A limited edition one? I love Shichida’s lineup. :slight_smile: Sounds like @bulavinaka also got that nice offering. :slight_smile:


#68

Baldoria Bar + Kitchen


Chicken & Waffle Tacos


Charred Octopus | tender baby octopus, caramelized cipollini, charred radicchio cream sauce


Wild Funghi Conserva | shiitake, cremini, king trumpet, Bloomsdale Spinach, taleggio, gremolata


Lil Tokyo Steak | Miso marinated flat iron, yuzu kosho, shiitake, shishito, cherry tomato red onion


#69

Office lunch, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (University Park)…

Tokyo Hamburg (Koreatown)…

Potassium supplement, Apple Pan (Westwood)…

Bakmi ayam Jakarta & bakso sapi, perkedel jagung, ice teller, Ramayani (Westwood)…


#70

Popeyes Hack

-Break off some chicken skin and fill it up with red beans and rice.

-Biscuit sandwich. Throw in mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, chicken, every damn side


#71

I don’t feel so bad about loving Popeye’s anymore.


#72

Hi @J_L,

Thanks for the reminder! What are your recommended dishes at Ramayani?


#73

Fun fact–there is a Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen at the DMZ in Korea.


#74

Zam Zam:

Chicken biryani


Incredible depth and breadth of flavor, super tender chicken and potatoes, amped up by some homemade(?) raita.

Beef seekh kebab


Again - simply incomparable to any other kebab I’ve ever tried. Beyond the taste of the ingredients shining through beautifully, there’s a permeating smokiness that would sell like gangbusters if you could bottle it.

Not pictured: chicken puff pastry. Perfectly spiced, and like everything else a compete steal for the price ($1.50 per piece - they’re big).

Also got some nihari to go, but haven’t tried it yet.


#75

Curry House


#76

Update: couldn’t resist and broke it open when I got home. The nihari, like everything else, is amazing. Long-stewed, falling-apart tender beef in a rich stew-like substance. The naan, however, is even better, if such a thing is possible. It’s incredibly fluffy, but what really sets it apart is the flavor imparted by whatever magic device they use to grill it - the same flavor as in the kebabs. Could just be a regular grill, dunno. Never had anything like it before.

Need to go down there more often…


#77

In that Popeye’s meal, is that rice and potatoes and biscuit? Love it!


#78

Soup weather at Brent’s Northridge


#79

I’ve had the pastrami at Katz’s. It melted in my mouth. For a moment, I thought I was Sally Albright having her famous Big O there. Found it better than Langer’s.


#80

Respectfully, I had the opposite reaction. Found the Langer’s sandwich to be much, much better. I feel like Sally might’ve faked it.


#81

Did you eat the bread?


#82

I swallowed the whole thing.


#83

if you found that bread to be awesome then more power to yah.