Jan 29, 2014

Panera Bread - Studio City

Recently I went to Panera Bread to use my gift card and also my birthday offer.
My birthday offer was one free pastry. I also used 20% off combo offer. Since you can't combine offers, I ordered and paid separately. I like this location because they have nice outdoor seating area.

CLICK HERE for pics from 2012
CLICK HERE for pics from 2009
CLICK HERE for pics from 2007

You pick two combo $6.15 (reg $7.69)
Tuna sandwich and clam chowder with bread. I really liked chowder and a piece of bread.

Signature hot chocolate $2.99
with choco chip marshmallows

Triple berry scone $2.59
..was dry. not very good.

Rating: 4 / 5
Service: 3.7 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Panera Bread
12131 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

(818) 762-2226

Mon-Sat 7 am - 10 pm
Sun 7 am - 9 pm



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Jan 27, 2014

Pastries at Republique - Los Angeles

About two weeks ago, I went back to Republique to get some pastries. Last time I didn't see any croissant so I got streusel and lemon curd brioche, and they were delicious. This time I really wanted to get choco banana croissant so I went there before noon.

CLICK HERE for pics of the dinner at Republique.

Chocolate banana croissant $3.75

with chocolate and roasted bananas

Bombolini $1.50 each

Strawberry jam (left) and creme brulee with custard (right)
Creme Brulee bombolini was really good.

Rating: 4.5 / 5
Service: 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

624 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

 (310) 362-6115

Mon-Sat (bakery) 8 am - 3 pm
Mon-Wed 6 pm - 10 pm
Thu-Sun 6 pm - 11 pm



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Jan 26, 2014

FREE Firecracker Chicken Breast at Panda Express


Panda Express invites guests to the nation’s largest Chinese New Year celebration on Jan. 31. Guests will be treated to a free single serving of Firecracker Chicken Breast, a favorite that is back just in time for Chinese New Year. Guests will also be offered a Chinese traditional red envelope containing a surprise offer. Guests may download a coupon for a free serving of Firecracker Chicken Breast at www.PandaExpress.com.

Firecracker Chicken Breast is a Wok-Smart dish that combines marinated, all-white meat chicken breast, sweet red and yellow bell peppers, and crisp onions tossed in a sizzling hot wok with spicy black bean sauce to create a one-of-a-kind taste that has fewer than 250 calories.
Firecracker Chicken Breast will be available in restaurants until Feb. 18.

Happy Hour at Yard House - Downtown, L.A.

Yard House is known for Happy Hour. I came here for happy hour back in 2012.
Price is reasonable during happy hour and the food is decent. I need to go back this place soon..

Mon-Fri - 3pm - 6pm
Sun-Wed - 10pm - Close

Happy Hour menu

Onion ring tower $8.65 (HH price $4.33)

Spicy Thai chicken pizza  $12.95 (HH price $6.48)
firecracker sauce, mozzarella, macadamia nuts, carrots, green onion, cilantro

Pastrami sliders $10.65 (HH price $6.95)

Yard House
800 West Olympic Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90015


Open Sun 10am | Mon-Sat 11am
Food Last Call Sun-Thu 11:30pm | Fri-Sat 12am
Alcohol Last Call Sun-Thu 12am | Fri-Sat 1:20am



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Jan 25, 2014

Huckleberry - Santa Monica

Huckleberry is another popular place in the area. I was here back in 2012 to get some pastries to go.
I like Huckleberry better than milo and olive.

croissant $2.75

blueberry ciabatta $3.75

cookie + cream donut $2.75

Rating : 4 / 5
Service: 3.7 / 5
Repeat: Yes

1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

(310) 451-2311

Mon-Fri 8 am - 8 pm
Sat-Sun 8 am - 5 pm



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Milo and Olive - Santa Monica

Milo and Olive is one of the popular place in Los Angeles.
The place is really small and get really busy during lunch time. I wanted eat here but the place was packed so I just got some pastries to go. Photos are from 2012.

Old-fashioned glazed doughnut $2.50

Deep dish skillet bread $5.50

Rating : 3.5 / 5
Service: 3.7 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Milo and Olive 
2723 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90403


BAKERY: Opens at 7am
BREAKFAST: 8am to 11am daily
LUNCH & DINNER: 11am to 11pm daily



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Jan 22, 2014

The Bun Shop - Koreatown

I was invited to The Bun shop so I went there on opening day. Some of you may know the bun truck, yes, they opened the store. There are few items that you can't get at the truck, and pork BBQ is the one of them and that's what I got. The service was friendly, food was delicious. The bun truck and the bun shop, they never disappoints me.

Happy Hour: 20% off total order from 4-7pm

I got combo. 2 buns, fries, salad, and your choice of drink. I wish I could get two different buns but they said no, it has to be two same buns... for now. They are working on it!

I never had sparkling apple juice so that's what I got.

Sweet potato fries

Pork BBQ. Pork belly, cucumber, citrus slaw, spicy bbq sauce.
It wasn't spicy at all. I thought it's gonna be more greasy and fatty, but it wasn't, which is good.
The bun was soft and smooth, my pork bbq bun was so flavorful. I really loved it.

And for my dessert, I had to get this. Custard Bun on bed of popcorn with salted caramel.

Yup, basically small custard buns on top of popcorn.

After finished eating all just by myself, I was so full..

The Bun Shop
151 N. Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Mon-Sun 11:30am - 10pm