Last post on Los Angeles, and unsurprisingly, it's about food. Excluding old favourites I re-visited like Zankou's garlic sauce and Diddy Riese's chocolate chip cookies…
// Foie Gras, Biscuit, and Maple Sausage Gravy (Animal)
// Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar with Salt and Pepper Ice Cream (Animal)
// Pork Butt and Pork Belly Banh Mi with Chicharrónes and Pickled Vegetables (ink.sack)
// Various Bread Puddings (Schulzies)
It's like ice cream made of bread. I'm stoked for the San Francisco outpost opening in February.
// Rattlesnake and Rabbit Sausage with Jalapeño Peppers (Wurstküche)
// Mac n Cheese Hand Pie (The Pie Hole)
// The $20 Special (Pizzeria Mozza)
plus: chips (Tinga), bacon (The Golden State), biscuit (Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken)
// Crispy Pig's Head with Pickled Vegetable Aioli (Animal)
The pickled stuff on my plate was too pickly.
// The José Andrés "Spanish Godfather" Sandwich: Serrano, Chorizo, Lomo, Manchego (ink.sack)
Es muy salado. Yo puedo rechazar.
// Knuckle Sandwich (A-Frame)
"Braised bowl of oxtail, tendons, knuckles and other forgotten pieces served with soy chili dipping sauce and toasted bread." I misread its description and expected a composed sandwich. I received this:
Gelatinous offal on sturdy bread is an unpleasant textural contrast.
// The Lazy Ox Canteen
I'm still angry at myself for eating here. Overpriced, underdelivered.
// Old Rasputin Beer Float with Scoops' Brown Bread Ice Cream (The Golden State)
The two did not mix smoothly.
I was unable to try Scoops' peanut butter and bacon ice cream and Crème Caramel's caramelized bacon and caramel bread pudding during my time in Los Angeles, so my bacon desserts total for this year stands at a paltry four:
1. Bacon Doughnuts with Dulce de Leche and Coffee Ice Cream (Traif)
2. Chocolate Ice Cream and Cookies Sandwich with Bacon Marmalade (Big Gay Ice Cream Shop)
3. Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar with Salt and Pepper Ice Cream (Animal)
4. Bacon Cornbread Cupcake with Honey Buttercream (Frosted Cupcakery)
• Escape Trip: Convenience Store
an adventure game in which you play a character trapped inside a convenience store
Old Rasputin Beer Float with Scoops' Brown Bread Ice Cream – It sounds so good though. Old Raspy is a pretty solid Imperial Stout too.