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In a strange place it’s nice to see a familiar face

So super excited for my best friends to be coming out to L.A. tomorrow. Tomorrow Katy, Katarina and Michelle will all be in LaLa Land for the first time!

Can’t wait to pick them up and for them to see my new home!!

October 28, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gyu-Kaku… It’s just a funny name

Edemame and salad

After working at a Thai restaurant for four years I have tried all types of Asian foods. Sushi and Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Laos. One thing I have always been interested in was Korean and Japanese BBQs and it is also something that Los Angeles is packed with.

A few weeks back Patrick, Shay and I went to Gyu-Kaku in Sherman Oaks for their lunch-time happy hour, a Japanese BBQ with locations all around the city, New York, Hawaii and Chicago.

The dark wood exterior sets the tone for the rest of the restaurant. The inside of the dining room is very dark yet welcoming. There are the options to sit in booths or tables all of which have grills on the tops on them to grill your food on.

My meat before it was cooked

For the happy hour, you order based on your main meal. Chicken, beef, shrimp, filet, or pork.  Once your meal is ordered you get your appetizer, a small bowl of edemame, miso soup, a small salad with a light mustard dressing and veggies.

The edemame and salad were both great but for my first time trying miso soup, I wasn’t impressed. I have had seaweed before in sushi, but the broth just wasn’t very tasty. Once we finished our apps, soup and salads our meats came out and we began grilling.

The main course wasn’t that big, five or six pieces each, but for such a cheap price and a good amount of rice that came with it, the meat was enough for lunch. Shay got chicken, Patrick got beef and I got sirloin, and because I’m obsessed with fish I also ordered bacon wrapped scallops from the regular menu.

All of the meat was so good. Shay’s chicken came marinated and Patrick dipped his meat in their teriyaki sauce before cooking it to flavor it a little. However, when it came to my bacon wrapped scallops, I was not impressed. Maybe it’s because I’ve never cooked them before, but shouldn’t it be kind of easy?

On the grill, almost done.

My bacon cooked quickly and the scallops took forever causing the bacon to burn. Not so great. I actually ended up taking the bacon off of the scallops and eating them separately.

A cool, private, fun and sexy place to go as a group or on a date. Defiantly a fabulous conversation starter for a first date.  Check out Gyu-Kaku’s Website to see what looks good for you.

October 15, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Famous dogs in a famous city.

Patrick at Pinks Hollywood

If any place can make a hot dog “famous” it’s Los Angeles. Pink’s hotdogs has been a staple in Hollywood since it opened out of a cart in 1939. Now serving out of a shack on La Brea Pink’s has a ton of hot dogs to choose from with crazy toppings on it, of course named after TV shows, movies and celebrities.

 

After waiting in line for 45 minutes you can order a Martha Stewart Dog, “Lords of the Rings” Dog, or an Ozzy Spicy Dog.

Me, I was safe because I don’t know how I feel about eating a hot dog with guacamole on it. A simple hot dog with sauerkraut and cheese was fine for me, and totally delish.

To me, a hot dog is a hot dog so our trip to Pinks was more to just to check it off the L.A. list rather than to actually find an amazing dog. But it was pretty good. Definitely a place I will have to take my friends when they visit.

 

October 11, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Bye bye Bootsy.

All three of our babies.

So like I said a few posts back, my new apartment is a no pets aloud building. I figured since Boots was a cat it would be easy to hide him. He doesn’t need to be walked, he doesn’t need to be let out, he could stay inside, eat, sleep and poop. You know, just like a baby.

Well that was just the problem. Boots was just like a baby. He needed attention at all times and meowed when he didn’t get it.

The one night he slept out of Patrick’s kitchen he kept me up ALL night. He cried and even head-butted me in the middle of the night to try to wake me up and play with him.

Then, when Patrick’s mom got home and realized we captured two kitties that would be staying at her house along with Boots at my apartment, she said no way. We had to get rid of them because she was allergic.

So the next morning I got all three of the cats together and brought them over to the pound. I was devastated because of course I have always been under the impression that animal shelters use euthanasia if an animal isn’t adopted right away.

As soon as I walked in the door a lady and her two kids decided they wanted to adopt Boots. As I was leaving they were discussing getting the other two kittens also so that Socks and Mittens wouldn’t be separated from their brother.

I couldn’t bare to stay and see what ended up happening, I just like to think all three of our babies are in a good home together now.

October 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I’m back

Okay okay I know I have been slacking a little bit. With the new apartment and a crazy/early work schedule I have been so tired at night to even think about writing. In fact, I’ve been falling asleep right when I get home. But this week it is rainy and tomorrow I have off, so I will be cuddling up on the couch and writing my little heart out. Until then… =]

October 6, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment