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Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

This weekend I went to check out the brew supply store in Old Town Torrance to see what my new local brew store was like. After looking around and realizing it will work out nicely, we decided to grab some lunch in the area. We found a gem of a place.

Rudy’s is only opened during breakfast and lunch hours.

They’ve got some great specials that change.

This is what I call a breakfast. All their portions are very generous.

Chorizo and cheese, topped with avocado.

Carne asada and over easy eggs, served with home style potatoes.

There are lots more items on the menu that I have on my radar. This is definitely a spot I want to come back to, and I will do just that, probably after a long night of drinking.

Things I’ve Eaten Recently

Here are some things I’ve eaten recently that don’t deserve their own posts.

Gyenari for happy hour. I really like the ginger ribs. It’s not the best rib meat you’ll have by any means, but it’s a sweet bite.

The Original Thai BBQ Restaurant. I wonder if it really is the original.

Carne con Chile Verde at El Compadre in Echo Park. Despite the fact that I had to use my Droid as a flashlight to take a picture, this is good gringo Mexican food.

What are really good at El Compadre are the Flaming Margaritas.

Sometimes the simplest meals are the best.  Mabo tofu.

I think I’ve gained all the wedding weight loss back and more.

I love taco trucks.

Taco trucks are awesome. I’m not talking about the new generation of food trucks that have fusion this and that. I’m talking about the original taco truck, the one that hasn’t evolved in the past twenty years. In a world of expensive places to eat, these places have dollar tacos day in and day out. I have done quite a bit of research on taco trucks in the LA area, and I’m slowly starting to check them off my list. The latest one Michelle and I went to check out was Leo’s Tacos on La Brea and Venice.

This one is parked on the northwest side of the intersection and is situated in a gas station.

They have al pastor right from the spit with the pineapple on top. Such a simple flavor combination, but it’s awesome every time.

Since we’re not too far from this truck, we took the tacos home. Of course we got all the accessories to make the tacos into a complete meal.

The carne asada.

The carnitas has a nice skin on it.

The chicken actually makes me think of Del Taco. I don’t know if that’s a good thing, but I like Del Taco’s chicken soft tacos.

This is the reason you go to Leo’s Tacos. Al pastor.

Bienvenidos al pais de sabor. Que delicioso.

So close to my ramen…

Sunday Michelle and I were headed to Hakata Ramen for our meal after drinking all night at the wedding. We were within a block of our destination when Michelle saw a giant sign with a picture of a shrimp dish on it. If you know anything about Michelle, she will always order shrimp if it’s available. I really wanted ramen, but since we’ve been there so many times, I figured we could try the spot she wanted. See? I’m already learning things from premarital counseling.

The first thing we noticed were these fliers for a club, except the club’s address was the restaurant. We looked around and noticed some large speakers tucked away in the corner as well as a party light hanging from the ceiling. Every Friday, eh? My birthday falls on a Friday this year.

Camarones Sinaloa.

Camarones a la Diabla.

The food was decent. Shrimp was cooked well, but as we were finishing up the meal they plugged in their jukebox and the sound of musica banda came blaring through the whole restaurant in a deafening volume. *Oom pah pah! Oom pah ah!* Time to go.

Will I be back here? Maybe on a Friday night.

Also, I ate tacos.

Thursday night Michelle and I were trying to figure out what to eat for dinner. She mentioned a taco place on the way the her place from my work. When I pulled up I couldn’t figure out where there was a restaurant. It was a Mexican market and carniciera, and tucked to one side of the place was Los Paisas.

Carnitas, asada, al pastor, and cabeza.

Tacos are one of the world’s greatest foods, wrapped in an edible container, and it comes in so many different styles. However, carnitas is an overrated style of meat when it comes to tacos. Generally it’s overcooked and dry because of the way it’s prepared. Give me stewed cabeza or lengua over asada or carnitas any day. Plus it sounds so much cooler when you say you ate head and tongue.

Making doodie and writing about it.

Michelle commented about how as of late I have been becoming a food blogger. Really I have no capacity to explain food in any manner that does it justice. I eat food because I need to in order to survive, but I figure there’s no reason it can’t  be delicious food. There’s also no reason I can’t get some blog content out of it.

On the eve of New  Year’s Eve I headed out to Teresa’s Mosaic Cafe in El Segundo. This restaurant was something Michelle picked out for us to stop at on our way up to Culver City.

All the tortillas are freshly made.

The chips are fresh as well and the salsa is awesome. There’s a nice heat to this but it’s not overwhelmingly hot.

Tacos de Lomo. Deliciously prepared. Too bad there aren’t more of them.

They don’t call them burritos here. They are called burros, because they are large. Here is my burro with the DROID as a comparison. Mmm, donkey.

Michelle said I should change my blog name to Sure Eats Work.

I’m a Luchador!

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They call me El Computador Manzana!

California: Yesterday and Today

Do you know what happened back in 1850, 159 years ago?

California became a state.
The State had no electricity.
The State had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically, it was just like California today; except the women had real breasts and the men didn’t hold hands.

Hispanic Education Day

Every day for me at work is Hispanic Education Day. Here is today’s lesson on how to order sodas.

English: “Would you please give me a Pepsi and a Sprite?”
Spanglish: “Would joo please give me a pec-see and an eh-sprite?”

Why do they do this? I have no idea. Tomorrow’s lesson: What to do During an Immigration Raid.

Perks of the Industry

People in the entertainment industry get to meet celebrities and go to big Hollywood events and get free DVDs. People in the record industry get to go to concerts and grab free CDs. What do I get? Well, I can do anything plumbing related pretty inexpensively, but there’s much better things than that. We work with a lot of food companies, and when you get them out of a bind, they reward you with product.

Pink: Breakfast Burrito. Blue: Special Burrito. Purple: Taco Snack. There are no ingredients listed on any of these. I assume they’re supposed to be on the box they’re normally packaged in, but the package also notes among other things, “Do not unfreeze. Do not microwave.” What the hell?

I’ve had better luck with some other companies. The popsicle place around the corner was also kind enough to give us some snacks when we helped them out of a jam in their process. Then there is the company that makes cream sodas and root beer. Those are really good. I shared some with some friends. The beer plants don’t hand out freebies unfortunately.