So, we went to LA over a week ago to see our friend's band play at the Echo. We decided to get a room and stay overnight. So we headed up on a Sunday morning. We stopped at a McDonald's for breakfast. Yes. McDonald's. I had a hash brown, a bacon egg and cheese biscuit and orange juice. The juice was too big. The FP had a sausage mcmuffin and a teeny yogurt and fruit parfait. They are only 99 cents, so what do you expect.
Anyhoo, we were on our way to a dive bar to watch the Steelers game. It was Gabe's on Sepulveda. The place barely looked like it was open from the front. But when we walked in there were already plenty of people there. There were only Steelers fans in the bar, but they all were friendly. They were just ready to get drinking and watch some football. So, we sat at the bar. The bartender liked to high five. So, when the Steelers had a good play, the bartender would go down the bar and high five everyone. You know I'm not a big high fiver. But, of course, I had to oblige him.
After the game, we went and checked into our hotel. It was a remodeled Quality Inn on Silver Lake Blvd. So, we put our stuff in our room and then we went around down the street to find a restaurant. We had gone one block to the stoplight, when we saw a peruvian restaurant across the street called Don Felix. That was a no brainer. We walked in, and we were sold. It was fairly busy with all latino customers. The coolest thing was that our waiter was chinese. And he seemed to not know much english, or engrish if you want to stereotype. So, he would stand by the counter with his notepad and his hands behind his back, waiting until he thought a table was ready. We were ready for a bit, but I couldn't make eye contact with him. We just each ordered entrees.
I got the pescado saltado. Something different to try.
So, then we hung out at the hotel until time to go to the show. Or so we thought. We were on San Diego time, not LA time. The doors opened at 10 and the show started a little after 11. The band we went to see was by far the best. They are called Kindest Lines. You should check them out if you like synth music a la Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure, etc. Really good show.
So, the next morning we were starving. And we both knew where we were going. Young Dong in Koreatown, of course. I didn't take pictures I guess because I have blogged about Young Dong before here although it's weird that there were not pictures of the soup. Anyway, you get a bowl of meat and noodles in weak beef broth. The FP got the beef cheek, and I got the brisket and flank. Then you season your soup with sea salt, green onions, a dry red spice, vinegar and soy sauce. They also bring a jalapeno vinegar sauce and kimchee. We put the kimchee in the soup too. It's so simple but delicious. Anyway, that was our quick trip to LA. Short and tasty.
Don Felix Restaurant
4435 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles 90029
3828 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90010
P.S. I am dumb. I found the pictures of Young Dong that I thought I did not take!
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