Category Archives: sandwich

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The Oinkster Hollywood

fast food - salads - sandwich

I’ve been meaning to eat at The Oinkster for a few years – but Eagle Rock isn’t exactly around the corner from me. But now their new Hollywood location is!

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Located in the old Sushi Hiroba space on Vine Street above Melrose, a counter and casual dining space have replaced the old Sushi-Go-Round.

The Oinkster was featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for their “Slow Fast Food” – Burgers, Chili, BBQ…

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…I wound up skipping those, the desserts…

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…and ordering a salad – the Thai Chicken – Romaine, Napa/Red Cabbage, Cucumbers, Carrots, Scallions, Peanuts, Green Curry Sauce, and Chili Lime Dressing.

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A bite of Zach’s Pastrami and Fries – must come back for their Ube Shake and Thanksgiving Turkey Burger!

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P.S. If you’re an actor in LA looking for new headshots, Adam (who did mine) is currently offering an amazing deal – just pledge $200 or more in the next few days for their Headshot Truck Kickstarter.

The Oinkster on Urbanspoon

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Passover at Canter’s

dinner - restaurant - sandwich - soup/stew

I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since we’ve eaten at Canter’s

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…after seeing it on the Mad Men premiere, the seed was planted. I thought it’d be fun to go for Passover…

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…plus I’m still sick, and really wanted Matzo Ball Soup. This is the Mish Mosh, which comes with Bagel Chips, Rice, Noodles…

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…and Kreplach.

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Obviously, we weren’t observing the “unleavened” thing.

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Abe’s Veggie Burger (ruben style) was heaven!

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I vow to come back more often, especially now that I see they serve HALF MELONS.

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Totally holding my next power lunch here, and bringing my own spoon.

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Glazed Donut Bistro

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - dessert - sandwich

Glazed Donut Bistro opened in West Hollywood earlier this year and invited me in for a sampling. It’s a place where you can drink alcohol/eat gourmet donuts until 2am; I came at a more reasonable hour, skipped the booze…

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…and went straight for brunch.

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They have Stumptown coffee too – this is Jordan’s Mexican Latte.

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First, the savory – a Beignet Stuffed with Housemade Fried Chicken and maple reduction…

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…followed by a Monte Cristo with Black Forest Ham, Gruyere, and jam for dipping.

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Dessert Donuts followed, of course.

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Tres Tres Leches, Blueberry Cardamom….

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…and Mambo Italiano.

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Fork/Knife skills necessary.

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One last sweet ending! The Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sundae – topped with Dr. Bob’s Vanilla Ice Cream, Housemade Whipped Cream, and Strawberry Compote.

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Jordan and I also recorded my 30th podcast episode – be the first to hear us talk about these donuts (and much much more) if you subscribe on iTunes!

Glazed Donut Bistro on Urbanspoon

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Newmami Burger

restaurant - sandwich - vegetarian

Oh, Umami Burger – it’s been too long – far too long!

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There are some new things on the menu since our last visit in September, including a new vegetarian option – “The Sloppy Mami,” a vegetarian take on the Sloppy Joe with lentils, mushrooms, tomatoes, cream, cheddar, onion, and jalapeños. Delicious, and indeed MESSY.

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On the side – their “Smushed Potatoes” – double fried creamer variety served with roasted garlic aioli.

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I’ve never actually made Jacques Pepin’s Potatoes, but this is what I imagine them tasting like?  Tracy has a recipe on her site now too!

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Universal Studios Hollywood

los angeles area interests - sandwich - vegetarian

We never visit Universal Studios Hollywood, even though it’s not too far AND Abe edited The Simpsons Ride.

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Today, we came back to honor his work (and birthday, on the 18th).

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(He put together all the videos you watch while waiting on line.)

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The perfect breakfast for our group of 7 – a giant pink frosted donut – the best bargain in the park for only $5…

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…found in the Kwik-E-Mart, along with Duff Energy Drinks.

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We also took a Studio Tour…

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…then went to International Cafe for lunch.

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A good option for a large group on a hot day.

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Abe and I split two veggie sandwiches – both heavy on the cheese, FYI to vegans.

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Totally theme-parked-out by 3pm, but will definitely be back again – one day of admission gets you the entire year free.

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Thanks to our buddies Lance, Emily, Alex, Quan, and Michelle for helping us celebrate on a hot, crowded Saturday!