So I was inspired by a post on somebody else’s blog (you know who you are), and I started thinking about my favorite restaurants. And I realized a couple of things: (1) I don’t have many favorite restaurants, and (2) I can’t post some of my favorite restaurants because they’re too close to where I live or work and there’s always a chance some crazy stalker might go looking for me there. To be fair, the restaurants that fall under #2 don’t really belong in the “favorites” category. They tend to fall into the “it’s close and I’m hungry and I don’t feel like cooking or I didn’t bring my lunch” category.
So if you asked me my favorite restaurants in LA, they are:
1. For Italian, Fabiolus Cafe. I have yet to figure out whether it’s pronounced FAB-iolus or Fabi-OL-us (I’ve heard both). However, it didn’t take me long to figure out that their tiramisu is to die for. Their entrees are delicious too, but you’ll really want to take home half your meal so you have room for the tiramisu. At least that’s what I want to do.
2. For Korean BBQ, not that I’ve tried all that many different places, but what the hell: Manna. Sent straight from heaven to feed the Israelites… I mean, um, the people of LA.
3. For pies, House of Pies in Los Feliz. I’ve never tried their actual meals, which I’m told aren’t that great. But this is the only place I’ve ever come across in my entire life that makes pies as good as the ones my mom makes from scratch. And that’s saying a lot.
Um, that’s it. Three of them. There have been lots of other places I’ve enjoyed but haven’t been back to. And one of the conditions of getting on the “favorites” list was, obviously, that I had to have been there several times.
So that’s it.
P.S. I am totally procrastinating.