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Drago Centro – Seasonal Tasting Menu

July 17, 2011 Dinner, Gourmet, Italy No Comments

Emi was in town, visiting from Korea.

Took her to one of my favorite restaurants, Drago Centro.

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Giuliano’s Deli – Torpedo Large Special

March 26, 2011 Italy, Lunch No Comments

After our morning hike, sooj and I grabbed a bite at one of my favorite delis, Giuliano’s, in Torrance.

Italian mortadella, cotto salami, Buon Gusto Italian salami, Italian capocollo, provolone cheese, peperoncini & crisp lettuce…all on 16” torpedo roll.

Also picked up a Sopranos-branded soda… Amaretto flavor… yum!

Links:
Giuliano’s Deli
Drink Sopranos

Drago Centro – duck. rabbit. veal. apple. chocolate.

February 4, 2011 Events, Gourmet, Italy, Living No Comments

had dinner with finance chiq, darth’s sister, darth’s sister’s bf, and restauranteur.

drago centro is one of my favorite downtown LA places. i love their smokehouse drink. anyways, ate a lot. tried new things.

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Drago Centro with PV Kids

January 8, 2011 Italy, Living 1 Comment

With PR girl back from her Jakarta/Bali vacation, I met up with the PV kids for food and drink at one of my favorite Downtown LA restaurants, Drago Centro.

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Marmalade Cafe at the Farmer’s Market

July 16, 2010 Gourmet, Italy No Comments

Baja Cioppino. Jumbo Shrimp, crab meat, scallops, clams, calamari, and fresh fish simmered in a mexican seafood broth, chili flakes, cilantro, bell peppers, and garlic toast. I added pasta. Delicious.

I like this place. My dish was tasty, and it was the right portion size.

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I wear red shoes, like the Pope.

July 16, 2010 Fashion, Italy No Comments

Penny loafers

Picked them up on a whim at Neiman Marcus. Comfortable.

Dan’s Super Subs: Jumbo Italian Sub

April 23, 2010 Gourmet, Italy No Comments

Hi, I’ll take a jumbo 12″ Italian sub delivered….. Uh, huh. My name? Batman. Thanks, see you in 10.

Link: Dan’s Super Subs

Cavaretta’s Deli: Caprese Sandwich

April 15, 2010 Gourmet, Italy No Comments

I guess you can say I like mozarella…. a lot. For the third time this week, I needed it to satisfy a lunch craving. This time, I got my fix from Cavaretta’s Italian Deli. Similar to South Bay’s Giulianno’s or Santa Monica’s Bay Cities Italian Deli, Cavaretta’s is an institution to Canoga Park. The place has history and a cult following.

Service is decent, ingredients are of high quality, and the bread is fresh. I’m getting hungry all over again.

Tip: Phone in your order to avoid a potentially long wait time.

Link: Caveretta’s Deli

Gomorrah – Awesome Italian Gangster Film

April 15, 2010 Film, Italy No Comments

Gomorrah was a joy to watch. Gritty and honest, it intertwines five stories of people who were affected by the Camorra, Italy’s largest organized crime syndicate. Matteo Garrone, the director, did an excellent job portraying how entrenched the group is in Italy’s culture and economy. From drugs and weapons to high-fashion textiles and waste management, they’re everywhere.  

The above picture is from the story of Marco and Ciro, a couple of wanna-be gangster teens who quote Scarface and try to create their own little gang. Kind of funny.

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