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4 11, 2012

Bea Bea’s | Burbank, CA

By |November 4th, 2012|Food, Restaurants|3 Comments

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as many of you know, its hard for kyle and i to enjoy breakfast since we arent really egg people, nor do we love, love pancakes.  (i know)  so when we found this little gem-of-a-place (last september), we (i) went there every weekend, (ii) brought friends here, (iii) made our friends avid bea bea-goers, (iv) tried quite a few things on the menu (trust me, pretty much everything is good here), and (v) became friends with the waiters (it’s pretty bad when the waitress says, “hey, weren’t you here yesterday?”).  this is our little breakfast spot and i thought it needed to be show cased on my blog!

this place gets hella packed on Sundays at 10-11am. hence, we like to go early so we arent waiting for our food (i get a cranky when i’m not fed).  in summary, things i feel are a MUST TRY:

  • the MK (pictured above) – we get this every single time.  cream cheese croisant french toast topped with strawberries and whipped cream.  yum.
  • oh-em-gee – another one of their popular dishes. the waitresses even wear shirts that say “oh-em-gee”.  hawaiian bread french toast & sweet cinnamon honey butter
  • spicy chicken wrap – kyle and i can really eat too much sweet for breakfast so one of us usually orders a sweet and the other one orders savory and we share.  we always opt for this wrap because its so delicious! chicken is crispy, which is always a good thing.

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they have a huge breakfast menu (see picture above) and a huge lunch menu.  they are not open for dinner.

Bea Beas | Burbank

  • service – super friendly here.  we noticed that they have a lot more waiters/waitresses now.  good thing because they are always busy.
  • atmosphere – i would describe this place as homey.  super simple, cute breakfast place in burbank
  • parking – ample.  same plaza as the vons.
  • verdict – highly recommend this place for brunch.  maybe if youre lucky, you’ll see me there too!

cheers!

Bea Bea’s
353 N Pass Ave
Burbank, CA 91505
Neighborhood: Burbank

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2 11, 2012

The Salsa Bar | Studio City, CA

By |November 2nd, 2012|Food, Restaurants|1 Comment

we’ve been on the hunt for a local mexican restaurant to call our “spot”.  we pass by the salsa bar every time we go to the gym (i dont want to mislead you with this statement… we dont quite make it there that often).  so! when google offered:  $10 for $20 worth of mexican food we were uber excited!

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  • chips and guac
  • chicken tostada (spicy)
  • steak burrito
  • horchata

food:  portions are huge and so cheap!  i love it!  the burrito was good and would definitely get it again.  the tostada was okay.  the shell was a not really crunchy.  next time, i’m definitely getting the burrito (more flavor) or tryin’ out their tacos.  onto the salsa!  they have a lot of options.  be careful if you try the habanero salsa…its scorching hot. i mean it.  apple and mango salsas are a must try.  our favorite was the fire roasted salsa was our favorite.

staff:  so friendly! helpful with the menu.

parking:  some spots on the side and in the back.  there is also street parking.  we went on a sunday for lunch so it was not really crowded.

verdict:  this little place has so much potential.  we’ll be back, salsa bar.

The Salsa Bar
3791 Cahuenga Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

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23 10, 2012

Vietnamese Ice Coffee @ Lee’s Sandwich

By |October 23rd, 2012|Coffee, Tea, & Bakeries, Food|2 Comments

Lee's Vietnamese Coffee

vietnamese ice coffee at lee’s sandwiches.  if you have not had one, i suggest you go track one down and gulp one down asap.  your body will thank you.  ‘nough said. (oh, and get a large. its a given)

there are many locations in orange county and scattered locations in the los angeles area.  plus, they have pretty good vietnamese sandwiches. yumm.

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15 10, 2012

PizzaRev | Studio City, CA

By |October 15th, 2012|Food, Restaurants|1 Comment

since a pizzarev just opened up down the street from us, we got a coupon in the mail: 2 for 1 pizzas ($7.45 for one pizza)!  what a deal!  before we decided to go here, i looked up some reviews.  someone described this place as the “chipotle of pizza.” what a genius.

PizzaRev Studio City

so at pizzarev, you create you own individual pizza.  unlimited toppings.  sauce choices:  red, white, combo (pink), and bbq.  we tried pink and bbq (a sweet bbq sauce, my favorite).  as you can see below, we went a little crazy with the toppings!  then they pop it into the fire oven and its done in less than 7 minutes!

  • food:  it was good. to be honest i came in without any real expectations.  i’m not really good in the kitchen so when i go to an establishment where i have to make my own anything, my meal usually doesnt come out so great.  hah! i like to leave it to the talented chefs for good food.  however, my pizza (bbq) was good.  each pizza is in the oven for a good 5-7 minutes.
  • service:  very helpful.  since they did just open, they had a ton of friendly people working when we were in there.  despite the number of hands on the assembly line, there is a wait since each pizza is in there for a good 5-7 minutes.
  • parking:  ample parking in the back since it is part of a plaza.
  • verdict:  keep in mind that this is pretty much fast food…but a few notchces above lets say dominos pizza.  generous toppings, delicious sauce, friendly service.  If you just take it for what it is, you will enjoy this place. Don’t expect to be blown away by some gourmet pizza.
  • tip:  since i had so many veggies on my pizza, the middle was a little soggy.  i think im going to either lessen up on the toppings or ask them to keep it in the oven for a little longer.

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PizzaRev
12103 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
Neighborhood: Studio City

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8 10, 2012

Lal Mirch | Studio City, CA

By |October 8th, 2012|Food, Restaurants|0 Comments

Lal Mirch | Studio City

oh lal mirch lunch buffet, i love you.  its not often that i get to enjoy this buffet (since i work).  in my opinion, it is the best lunch deal in studio city. seriously.  $9.99 lunch buffet monday – friday.  all-you-can eat.  how can you go wrong?

  • food:  so backstory – i fell in love with chicken tikki masala in berkeley and have been on the hunt for just a good masala ever since i moved back home (to fill the void since i used to eat it every week).  this one is definitely my favorite.  chicken is moist not dry (a plus in my books).   what is so special about the lunch buffet?  well they serve my favorite dish: cabbage bhaji!  its not available to order during lunch (i know because i tried).  what else you will see on my dish at lunch time: saag paneer (also good here), samosas, and garlic naan (if i dont have any social obligations afterwards).
  • price:  like i said, i think lunch is a steal.  dinner is on the pricey side (compared to berkeley  but who’s really counting) but i really dont mind if im having a craving.
  • service:  the guys here are pretty awesome.  uber friendly.  good water service (ive needed serious water service after eating one of their spicier dishes before).
  • location:  parking in the back is hard since you have to back out into the street when you leave.  i recommend parking on the street (metered).
  • pleasant surprise:  this place is well ventalated so you dont smell too bad after you eat here.  y’all know what i mean.

Lal Mirch | Studio City

as you can tell, i am a fan of this place.  eat here and tell me what ya think!

Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant
11138 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604

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