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BUN BOY EATS PERU

  • November 20, 2009 8:45 am

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I need to get away. Not want, need.

What better way to escape the stress of one’s life like a four day hike in the Andes mountains?

I may do a blog or two while I’m on my adventure, desperately trying to avoid the trip becoming a real life “Locked Up Abroad”

What better way to spend Thanksgiving then with good friends, high altitudes and barely legal coca tea!

I’ll be gone for exactly two weeks. Home invaders beware. I’ve set up plenty of booby traps (booty traps!) in the apartment.

Don’t even try to find the laptop that’s buried somewhere beneath the piles of laundry and the pointless papers which fill my room.

Let’s just hope I can keep the severe diarrhea to a minimum.

Hasta Luego!

Bun Boy

EARLY THANKSGIVING

  • November 16, 2009 2:46 pm

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Every year Captain hosts a large early Thanksiving celebration at her home as most folks are out of town for the actual holiday. It’s the best time.

Several of us will be hiking the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu (Peru) during actual Thanksgiving. (I will not be updating my blog during my trip – deal with it)

This year my duty was to prepare stuffing for 40 people!

This was as costly as it was labor intensive! Who knew bread crumbs could cost $140 bucks!

As I slaved for 5 hours over a hot stove (I always feel awful using that word) I blasted Reggae on the music channel on the TV and kept running to the store buying single forgotten ingredients at a time. Most frustrating.

The party was a hit. Lots of wine and vanilla vodka and OJ was consumed. Someone vomited IN THEIR OWN SHOE!

Needless to say, she opted to spend the night.

Someone busted this delicious treat out at the end of the night.

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Lots of food was consumed, but only half of my Sausage Cornbread stuffing. There is literally about 20 pounds worth left over.

Please, come over and help yourself. The key is under the mat.

COBRAS AND MATADORS

  • November 12, 2009 4:52 pm

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I think this is one of the best named restaurants in LA. I’ve wanted to witness these snakes and bull fighters since I moved to LA 9 years ago, but just have never got around to it.

I was too busy always going to El Coyote, across the street from it.

Our usually large Insurance Dinners dwindled down to three lonely, bitter souls this evening. It was a nice change.

It’s BYOBooze at C&M, which helps keep the costs down since they don’t charge a corkage fee!

As this is cute and simple Spanish tapas joint, we ordered a bunch of the small plates.

Nicole Kidman said she wanted to marry the bacon wrapped, cheese stuffed dates.

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(do you like my sexy candle shots?)

She actually told the waiter this, who promptly fetched a minister.

After the short but lovely ceremony, we devoured many items, including Speck on Toast (pictured above) fried potatoes, an amazing Mushroom Risotto (yes, I despise mushrooms but this was awesome)

a Beet and (smeared) Blue cheese salad
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Asparagus with Parmesean
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All were your standard, tasty Spanish fare. Nothing over the top yummsville but everything solid.

Except for the contents of our colon from all the cheese.

What? Sorry, that was quite uncalled for.

We drank our wine and champage out of miniature glasses, bitched and moaned about work and The Wiser’s love life.

When old boyfriends show up on your doorstep years after breaking up with you, apparantly it can be quite jarring.

7615 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 932-6178

EL NOPOL

  • November 11, 2009 5:34 am

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Home of the PREGNANT BURRITO.

Which I, of course, ordered.

It’s basically a big ass burrito covered in red sauce and miscellaneous cheese, filled with shredded chicken breast, avocado and raw onions.

It was ok.

The name was definitely better than the finished product.

To me, the sauce and cheese were a cheap way of covering up bland, flavorless contents. I could have used a bean or two!

Supposedly this burrito was named the “Best of LA” at one time, however, as the restaurant actually had a fancy plastic neon sign stating this (which was now completely covered in grime) I’m assuming it was NOT a recent honor.

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Burn Victim Alert!

The Bread Guy and I ate our pregnant meals in silence, listening to the owner’s son chiding the owner for having high school football on the TV.

“Mom, no one wants to watch high school football! College is on”

“I sorry”

This place is very, very quiet. I began to get ill at the sound of my own chewing.

I hate half of my somewhat healthy burrito and it’s now taunting me in the fridge…

…Now, how am I gonna doctor it up?…..

10426 National Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 559-4732

1739 PUBLIC HOUSE

  • November 10, 2009 2:45 pm

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I can’t quite put my finger on this place.

Is it a pub, a restaurant, a sports bar? I guess it’s all three!

Located in Los Feliz on colorful Vermont street, 1739 Public House is a relaxed, casual and fun…whatever.

Fu Manchu’s brother B.O.B. (an expert firefighter) was in town and instead of going to In and Out and then driving directly home as Fu suggested, we thought we’d avoid such intense fun and frolic and hit a place with dozens of imported beers on tap!

And the food is cheap as chips! There was nothing over $9 bucks and they had steak, mac and cheese and shephard’s pie on the menu!

All of which we ordered.

I did notice my mac and cheese was only $1 more dollar than my delicious IPA.

The shephard’s pie was really good, heavy on the potatoes however. Which I’m fine with.

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Hmm…I don’t remember there being a layer of cheese on top…but I’m sure there was. It looks like some eyeless, circular monster with a severed gaping maw…not unlike this boy’s mouth:

gaping maw

The Mac and cheese…

By the way, I just went to the bathroom (I’m at work, on a break of course) and the same guy has been sitting in there for 20 minutes. Either, he’s deep in thought or we need to get some CSI in there.

Ok, back to the Mac. It was essentially Kraft mac and cheese with some cheddar melted on top.

Now, that doesn’t mean I would kick it out of bed!

I ate it gladly and it was mighty fine. I even ate it’s leftovers IN bed, this morning. After spending a good 5 minutes blotting out the grease first.

B.O.B. and Tenille spent about 20 minutes in front of the juke box looking for anything familiar. Apparently all the big hits (from such current recording artists like Poison and Journey) were not available.

All in all, we had a great time! 1739 Public House is a great, neighborhoody joint and I walked out realizing I had accidentally GREATLY under tipped.

1739 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 663-1739
www.1739PublicHouse.com

JACK SPRATS

  • November 8, 2009 1:47 pm

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Bun Boy is back!

Please forgive me if I suck at being funny at first.

I’ve been working very, very hard on my new business and we’re having our soft open Monday! More details to come once we are fully operational AND IF MY HEAD HASN’T COMPLETELY SPUN OFF.

Because of all this stress, I hadn’t eaten out all week.

This is a first for me.

It was a drought of epic proportions. I needed sustenance.

So, what did I order at my first lunch out with Clyde at the whimsically named Jack Sprats?

A salad.

I’ve obviously become rusty at this.

It was a vegetarian Mediterranean salad with hummus, olives, tomatoes, cukes with toasted pita slices. Very tasty.

Looking at the picture, I’m shocked at the ghostly light that surrounds my meal as it was pretty damn dark in that restaurant. Clearly it was the god’s shining down and blessing my meal.

Did it fill me up? Sort of. If you take into consideration I peed it all out 30 minutes later.

Thankfully there were soft pretzels with various mustards that came before the meal!

I mean, I probably would have fainted right then and there if it weren’t for those slightly stale, freezer-burned little guys.

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10668 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 837-6662
jackspratsgrille.com

BUN BOY LIED

  • November 2, 2009 3:19 pm

liar

I need one more week off.

Here’s the scoop, folks. I’m opening up a delivery-only sandwich shop in Santa Monica!

It is supposed to open in a week (or two) and I need every spare moment for the finishing touches.

It’s been a lot of hard work and money but I hope for it to pay off.

AND FOR EVERYONE IN THE WEST LA AREA TO ORDER FROM ME! (or else)

More details to come!

Until next Monday!

Cheers,

Bun Boy Extraordinaire