EHO from a bike

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

been around..

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Below is a picture of a hamburger from Five Guys, which is something like the Washington DC version of In-N-Out. Quite good, too. In fact, when it comes to them vs. INO, it's no contest. INO's one saving grace are their delicious milkshakes, of which, sadly, doesn't exist over at Five Guys. Other than that, the burgers on average are not only meatier (well, anything's a step up from the wafer-thin patties at INO), but come with a wider variety of toppings and better French fries -- including perfectly seasoned Cajun ones -- and free peanuts. At this point, it's kind of a no-brainer, with my only gripe being that their 2 (!) suburban locations don't suffice for a city the size and caliber of LA:

A few houses showcasing the eclectic, rich architectural diversity from my well-hidden section of town.

If there's one style of architecture where LA reigns king, it's the Spanish and Mission Revival styles from the 1920s. They are everywhere, and in the literal sense, too. In fact, I'd say that a plurality of the houses and apartments here might just belong to that style. In the years to come, I see this becoming synonymous with the city and its image abroad (along with perhaps Dingbats and Mid-Century Modern houses):

And lastly, my favorite non-panadería bakery: La Maison du Pain. The Chocolate-almond croissants and cinnamon rolls are especially good and worth trying. Neighborhood-bias aside, this place is one of the better bakeries in town, and can definitely hang with the best. That's for sure:

untitled part III

Sunday, March 21, 2010