Please sir, I want some more
I had every intention of being good this weekend. I cooked dinner AND breakfast and for those of you who know my eating habits, cooking two meals IN A ROW is not my usual. And I planned on cooking 2 meals a day.
Then it all fell apart.
Novel Cafe: I dig this place. Its in Westwood, has free Wifi, good food and both indoor and outdoor seating. Every time I've eaten here I've had something different and I've always been happy. For lunch I had the veggie burger. And, unlike most places, this one gives you the option of white or wheat bun. Nothing cancels out a veggie burger like a white bun...I mean, might as well have the real hamburger if you're going that way. But, encased in a fresh wheat bun, it was tres yummy.
Diddy Reese: Of course with all that healthy eating, we had to have dessert. I've been going to Diddy Reese since I was a kid. $0.25 for a cookie was the right price on my allowance. Yeah, we're up to $0.35 now, big spender. But, on this special occasion, I opted for a fresh ice-cream sandwich...$1.50, seriously you can't beat it. And, if you've never been there because you're scared of the line I have two suggestions for you: go early or brave the line, it only takes a few minutes and its totally worth it.
Fufaibo: I've blogged about it before, so I won't bore you again. But, there was some FANTASTIC people watching there on Saturday. For the Minnesota kids, lets just say we had two townies on a date. Yeah, they were special. We loved them.
Beard Papa: Ok, maybe you can eat somewhere on Sawtelle without stopping there for dessert. But I can't. Don't judge me.
Ok, it really wasn't my fault as I needed to get new tires put on whtvr so our options were rather limited. But, I will tell you that I'm digging Liberty Tire. If you need tires, go there. My mechanic recommended them and really the boys couldn't have been nicer.
Lawton's: Todd and I walked by this place when we were down at the Convention Center for the Eukanuba Dog Show (yeah, I just realised that I forgot to post about that.) Anyways, we were on a hunt for pretzels and although Lawton's doesn't have pretzels, we made a mental note about this place. Boy are we glad we did. We popped down to the Aquarium with Steve and Melissa and after a few hours of staring at really pretty fish we were hungry.
Lawton's might not look like much as they're just a counter with no tables and chairs but the food is cheap and they make everything fresh to order. We were all super happy with our food...we had a veggie burger (yeah, me), fries, onion rings, hot dogs and fish and chips...we sat on the grass a few feet away and had an impromptu picnic...if you're in the area and chain restaurants scare you (as they do me), I highly recommend Lawton's!
Yeah, 'cause we haven't eaten enough yet.
Brasa Brasil just opened in Culver City. (I now have only one more restaurant to eat at in this mini-mall before I have it conquered.) If you're a meat eater, you need to try this place. All you can eat meat. Seriously. You start out with the all you can eat salad bar and sides. Both are quite good. Between the cheesy bread and the mashed potatoes, I was a happy camper. But then we come to why we go to Brasa....the food is Brasilian bbq which means that the waiters bring out meat cooked on what looks like a sword for you to yay or nay. We did a whole lot of yaying. Yum. And, if you have your table marker pointed to yes, the food just keeps on coming...bacon wrapped chicken, garlic beef, lamb, etc... and coming until you cry uncle. Granted, as some Yelpers have said, this is not Fogo de Chao. Duh. The 6 of us at (with tip) ate for about $150. Seriously, you can't do that at Fogo. And, like its neighbor Giovonni's, you can bring your own wine to Brasa and they don't charge you a corkage.
And then Monday lunch was Pink's (I had a Turkey dog...even that's good!) and dinner consisted of gramma's homemade Italian Wedding Soup and pasta with gramma's homemade vodka sauce.
Yeah, I'll be eating veggies and popcorn for the rest of the week....