February 26, 2010

DISHES: Wurstküche

Wurstküche is located in the Historic Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles near SCI-arc (the former freight depot).  All these years driving across the 4th Street bridge heading towards Little Tokyo, I never imagined this area to be so cool or inhabitable.  Downtown Los Angeles has completely transformed.  Besides falling in love with the new life in Downtown, I'm now obsessed with Wurstküche. 

Order Suggestions:
- Rattlesnake & Rabbit with Jalapeno Peppers: buttery but mildly spicy ($7.75)
- Austin Blues: hot and spicy, tri-pepper and hardwood smoked pork ($6.75)
-Bratwurst: fine cuts of pork, coriander and nutmeg ($6)
-Vegetarian Smoked Apple Sage: apples, yukon gold potato and rubbed sage ($6)

All served on a baked roll and includes TWO toppings: carmelized onions, sauerkraut, sweet peppers and spicy peppers. 

 - Belgian Fries ($3.50 S, $5.50 L): Fry lovers dream. It's delicious!
 - add white truffle oil glaze ($1.50)

{Draft Biers} 

- St. Bernardus ABT 12 ($8): my favorite
- Reissdorf Kolsch ($7.50): light, crisp
-Duchesse De Bourgogne ($8): tangy 

They are open until 12AM everyday, make friends while you dine communal-style and try all sausages and beers on tap.

800 E. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

February 21, 2010

Alex & Chloe

Chloe's Chill Pill ($450) - 14K Gold on Oxidized Silver chain 

Chloe's Chill Pill ($120) - Oxidized Silver on Oxidized Silver chain

Here is a closer look of the Oxidized Silver chain:

I love this chain.  You can also order the chain ($32) separately without the pendant. 
Sizes: 18-22"; 24-28"; 30-34"

February 15, 2010

DISHES: CHAYA Downtown Los Angeles

- Crunchy Yellowtail || garlic jalapeno ponzu ($16)
- Halibut || ponzu jelly, ankimo, mountain caviar ($18)
- Tender Grilled Beef Tongue || haricot verts-shallot salad, citrus vinaigrette ($12)
- Miso Marinated White Sea Bass || wasabi soy broth, petit bok choy, japanese eggplant, rice gallette ($29)
- Grilled Dry-Aged Prime New York Steak & Braised Kobe Short Ribs || haricot verts, yukon potato puree, three peppercorn veal jus ($31)

 - Chaya Downtown "Bento Redux" || chef's daily selection of meat, fish, sushi, salad, served with complimentary glass of cold sake ($35, Monday nights only) 

525 S. Flower Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90071

February 11, 2010

Amy's Bread

Amy's Bread has 3 locations in New York City - 

Amy's Bread 5lb. Sampler ($26, plus tax and shipping):
-Semolina with Golden Raisins & Fennel
-Whole Wheat with Walnuts
-Organic Miche 
-Potato Onion Dill Bread 
-Black Olive Twists 

Amy's Bread also serves delicious pastries, sandwiches and desserts (Layer Cakes). 
*photo taken from Serious Eats 

February 9, 2010

Cole Haan + NIKE

What's cool? The concealed NIKE AIR Technology in the heel for maximum support.