Duck Confit on Toast

A few weeks ago I went to Gjusta in Venice Beach.


I arrived too late for breakfast and for me, too late to try their coffee, which is supposed to be stellar. The duck confit was amazing! The savory and greasy duck meat was balanced by pickled vegetables. The house made bread was nice and chewy.

I had a crème caramel which was perfect.

I walked back to my car. It was a good day.


LA is where hamburgers really an American fast food staple. Fatburger is not as good as In n Out but more expensive. I tasted a lot of mustard on the burger, which was dry and chewy. The limp leaf of iceberg lettuce was ridiculous.

The sweet potato fries were nice, otherwise I’d avoid this place and go elsewhere.

Grilled Conch

The best thing I ate on my trip to Guatemala was the grilled conch I had in Rio Dulce.

Slightly chewy, and cooked with lime juice, salt and pepper, it was delicious. I liked how a small side salad was served on the plate. None of the other Guatemalan restaurants did this. It cost about $20 which is reasonable I suppose for a plate of mollusk flesh. The conch meat had a mellow, nutty flavor.

I would like to visit the Caribbean soon.

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.

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.