A Moment for Chicken

Jen: If I’ve never regaled you with my story for why I have a no-chicken policy, ask me next time you see me (it involves Costco, housesitting, hormone-injected chicken breasts and overgrown, monstrous cats, ew). Recently, however, I’ve been having a lot of chicken moments, including Roast Chicken with Honey and Hazelnuts, ChocoChicken and Dinah’s…

Top Round Roast Beef, Mid-City

Jen: Our friend that thought of the idea for this blog, Marisa, was a vegetarian up until about a year ago. Trusting our adventurous, novelty seeking palates, she asked us to go with her and try her first roast beef ever at the recently debuted Top Round Roast Beef, a 1950’s style drive-in diner meant…

Barnyard, Venice

David: I remember when this space used to be a super dingy breakfast spot for venice locals and beachgoers who only had a few bucks to spend. Not great memories of that place, the food was barely edible. But that has all changed. Walking up to Barnyard felt like Abbott Kinney spilled over toward the boardwalk…

Father’s Office, Culver City

David: When it comes to Father’s Office, there are two types: those who think the F.O. burger is the holy grail of its category, and those who think it’s hype in a bun served in an establishment run by tyrants (because there are no substitutions and they don’t allow ketchup). I’m of the first camp. I…

ROC Kitchen, Sawtelle (Little Osaka, West Los Angeles)

Jen: It’s an incontrovertible fact: to get excellent Chinese food you have to go outside city limits and head to Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley, Monterey Park, Rosemead, El Monte or something very east side. Even Chinatown/Downtown doesn’t cut it anymore, as evidenced by the recent closure of dim-sum behemoth Empress Pavilion after 25 years in business. But,…

Littlefork, Hollywood

Jen: For our first entry on Corned Beef and Rice, we are starting off in a big way with something little and small, as in littlefork and their thoroughly impressive small plates. Rarely do you pop into a new spot and find yourself completely charmed by the trifecta of food, décor and service. Starting off with…

Introductions

Jen: Zorn and I had our first date at one of his favorite restaurants, Robata Jinya, and thus began our affair with food and with each other. Many months and countless meals later, we were at Cafe Stella (steak for Zorn; roasted kabocha squash for me) when our friend Marisa suggested that we put our eating…