Twins Sliders

Besides all of the chains, there are still plenty of stand alone hamburger restaurants in Los Angeles, like Twins Sliders. It’s on Sunset, two blocks away from Gower Street.

These are pretty good. All the elements are cooked properly and assembled to make a delicious cheeseburger. The bun is somewhat spongy, the burger is charred and covered with orange cheese. The pickles’ sourness complements the richness and fattiness of the burger itself.

I don’t love shoestring fries, but these were okay.

Twins Sliders

The box above and a soda cost approximately $10.

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Buffalo Tofu

It might be called something else. Anyway I like to visit VeggieGrill because their menu is food from the future, there are often beautiful women dining there and they have an artisanal soda dispenser.

These strips were made of tofu. Anyway the buffalo sauce was on fleek, as the kids say. I’ve always liked the texture of tofu and this chewy tofu was no exception, The vegan ranch dressing was passable.

I probably shouldn’t have ordered the falafel sandwich only because the buffalo tofu was filling. But I boxed it up and had the rest for lunch the next day.

I give this meal 🍟🍔🍗🥗🧀.

Veggie Grill is really good. It was so crowded last Friday I went to Tender Greens instead.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Parmesan Kale

Sometimes after I finish working out at the gym, I’ll eat out rather than eat at home. Tender Greens is just down Sunset Boulevard from the gym and on the way home for me.

Tender Greens

This was some time ago. The buttermilk fried chicken was good, but the thinness of the crust prevents me from proclaiming it great.

Kale and Parmesan complement one another well. It’s upscale cafeteria food and I would go more often were it not so dark inside.

Fried Chicken and Jalapeño Waffles

Not far from Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles is The Waffle, a brunch restaurant.

The Waffle

The country gravy was a decadent treat. Served on the plate were collard greens cooked with bacon.

It was a decent breakfast. I had gone here on a date. While chemistry didn’t happen, at least I got to try an interesting cafe.

Chicken and Waffles

The first place I had tried fried chicken and waffles together was a Western restaurant in Singapore called The Beast.

This time I went to the legendary Roscoe’s Waffles on Sunset and Gower Street in Hollywood.

I don’t remember the name of this combination, but it was tasty. Bereft of nutrition, it was a feast of salt and fat.

The chicken was moist within and crispy on the outside. The waffle was very good, too.

Of course I will return.

Chicken Fries

Coming back from my parents’ house near San Diego, I took the train back to LA. However I had to wait at the Oceanside station for a while and the nearest place to get food is Burger King.

Chicken flesh formed into baton-like facsimiles of French fries sound delicious in theory, but in practice, they were very salty and the texture was that of highly processed meat.

I’ll never eat them again.

Shackburger

In case there is any doubt, Shakeshack is the best burger chain by far.

Look at that perfect cheeseburger! The delicious beef is perfectly seared, the bun soft and chewy, the cheese melted, the lettuce fresh and green and the tomato slices red and ripe.

The proprietary ShackSauce completes this beautiful sandwich.

The fries are prefect, too.