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LA Paella – Birthday

October 30, 2010 Gourmet, Spain No Comments

it’s been a few years since i’ve been here. used my birthday as an excuse to come back. good times.

our group was large enough to order two different kinds of paella, and have them served together.

Paella Marinera. Rice with saffron, calamari, mussels, clams, shrimp, small lobster tail, etc
Arròs Négre. Cuttlefish, calamari, baby shrimp and mussels cooked with rice and squid’s ink

paired the meal with a syrah and a cabernet sauvignon from the liquor store down the street. paid the corkage. also had some of the house sangria. yum.

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The Tar Pit – Yum

October 27, 2010 Gourmet No Comments

Caught up with PR girl over drinks and dinner. ordered some key staples like the bibb salad and the fries, but most importantly, tried new things.

Steak Diane. Potato Purée, Cognac Green Peppercorn Sauce, Sautéed Mushrooms 

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Dan’s Super Subs – Hotel California

October 27, 2010 Gourmet No Comments

Flavor bonanza is right!

turkey, canadian ham, bacon, avocado, swiss, cheddar, mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomatoes, thousand island dressing, onions, and chopped pickles

this is the regular size. the jumbo is insane.

Link: Dan’s Super Subs

Sue’s Kitchen – Tan Tan Mian

October 23, 2010 China, Gourmet No Comments

Kickboxer friend introduced me to real Tan Tan Mian -Sichuan Style at this hole in the wall Chinese cafe in Torrance.

FREAKING YUM.

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Jar – Sooj’s Happy Birthday Extravaganza

October 16, 2010 Events, Gourmet, Living No Comments

The other day, we celebrated Sooj’s birthday at Jar.

We ate well and had lots of laughs. It was fun.

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Oumi Sasaya – never really liked cold udon until now

October 10, 2010 Gourmet, Japan No Comments

They make their udon fresh daily. yum.

Sesami Flavored Shrimp Tempura Udon

Link: Oumi Sasaya

Musha Izakaya – Cheese Rissoto

October 5, 2010 Gourmet, Japan No Comments

creamy and rich. AMAZING.

Link: Musha

The Tar Pit

October 3, 2010 Gourmet No Comments

yum.

Mini Mac. gruyere, cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan

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