Mar 26, 2012

Short Order at The Grove

I came here during DineLA week. It was $16 each, your choice of fries, burger, and $5 gift certificate at Short Cake. It was a good deal since it normally cost $13 just for the burger.
It was Sunday afternoon, this place was packed but luckily we got our table right away.
I did enjoyed both burgers, but Nancy's backyard burger was very tasty.


dine LA menu

Short Order Spuds

Old school fries

Nancy's backyard burger
Nancy Silverton's dry-aged beef blend, North Country smokehouse applewood bacon, comte avocado, hairloom tomatoes, onion, iceberg lettuce, spicy mayo

Amy's Turkey burger
Mary's free-range turkey, melted celery, leeks, mustard mayo

Rating: 3.7 / 5
Service: 3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Short Order
6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 761-7970

Mon-Thu 11:30 am - 11 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 1 am
Sat 10 am - 1 am
Sun 10 am - 11 pm

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Chi Dynasty - Studio City

Chi Dynasty is one of the well known Chinese restaurant in L.A. They have several locations and I was pretty excited to try this place. I liked the decor and also the service was great at this location.

I wish I could say I really enjoyed the food but unfortunately not. It's an Americanized Chinese food, nothing like the real good Chinese food you get at the hole in the wall places in Chinatown / Monterey Park area. And of course everything was overpriced. Um... vegetable egg rolls $7? Kung Pao beef $12? Lo Mein is $11? Are you kidding me? No wonder there were no Asian customers besides us. Well, actually the most customers here are the people in the Entertainment industry so they don't mind paying $7 for egg rolls, I guess.
You know what, I like Chinese food at hole in the wall joint, like this place.


delicious tea

Sweet and Sour soup $3

Dim Sum sampler $6.75
Not recommended at all.

Yang Chow fried rice $8.25
Too much soy sauce.

Sesame chicken $12.75
Slice white meat lightly battered and stir-fried with ginger, garlic, and scallions in sweet and spicy pungent sauce. This is one of the popular dish. It was too sweet for our taste. I didn't wanna eat after 3 bites. we had so much leftover so I made salad and put those chicken over the salad, it was so much better than just eating chicken. I think they should serve this with salad or something.

Some kind of red bean dessert.

Rating: 2.8 / 5
Service: 5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Chi Dynasty
12229 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 980-3888

Mon-Thu 11:30 am - 10 pm
Fri-Sat 11:30 am - 11 pm

 Chi Dynasty Studio City on Urbanspoon

Mar 25, 2012

Cafe Scent - Koreatown

Another overpriced cute cafe in Koreatown. Sure, the food and drinks were fine, but it's not worth the price and the slow service.

Twisted roll $2 ($1.82 + tax)

Green tea latte $5.95

Roast hamburger steak $13.95
Hamburg, egg, rice, salad

Pomegranate smoothie (front) $6.25 and Peach sweet tea $5.95


Rating: 3.5 / 5
Service: 3.3 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Cafe Scent
3680 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 383-9440

Mon-Wed 7 am - 12 am
Thu-Fri 7 am - 3 am
Sat 8 am - 3 am
Sun 9 am - 11 pm

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Mar 24, 2012

Lake Street Creamery food truck

It's so sad but this Lake Street Creamery food truck is shutting down. It looks like you can still catch them next week at Santa Anita food truck fest.  Check their tweet.

Float with Maple Cream soda and I think it's Pancake breakfast ice cream $6
$6 for this is overpriced but it was so yummy.

I'm guessing it's Don Draper ice cream (vanilla, caramel, Makers Mark bourbon,smoke)

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