The Park’s Finest Barbeque isn’t quite what you think of when you hear barbeque. It’s a unique take on barbeque that blends the flavors of Filipino cuisine with southern barbeque. They started out as a catering company and branched out to a brick-and-mortar. The dry rub ribs are your typical ribs, a little smoky. The pulled pork has the flavors of Chinese pork sung, which I really like. Park’s version of pulled pork is a bit dryer than what you would typically get at other barbeque joints. Park’s offers two barbeque sauces – one is a little more tangy and vinegary and the other is sweeter. Most of the patrons rave about their coconut beef dish, which tasted like beef stroganoff with a hint of coconut. But I think the big winner out of everything is the corn bread. It’s made with rice flour so the texture is silky and smooth. Check them out and ask for their holiday specials. This restaurant represents what's great about the LA food scene.
thing about living in LA is the exposure to the many different cultures
and food. For those of you who love baked goods, Cloverleaf has a great
mixture of both French and Asian pastries. It has many favorites, such
as croissants and Danishes along with the coffee buns and mochi buns you
get at the Asian bakeries. And for those of you who just want something
sweet, try one of their cupcakes!
For those of you who love your gourmet burgers, the wait is over for the east side. Umami burger is set to open sometime this October in Old Town Pasadena. If you haven’t tried it yet (where have you been?!), I highly recommend the cheesy tater tots and the manly burger – cheese, bacon, meat, fried onions! What more could you want?
Also set to come to Old Town Pasadena: Coolhaus. As you know, they started out as a food truck but we Angelenos have made them so popular that they’re now opening their SECOND brick and mortar joint. Let’s face it, it’s pretty warm year-round for us, so ice cream is always a good idea. Hopefully, this shop will carry their thai tea flavor ice cream. Their shop in Culver City has yet to display it. Sadly, it’s only available at their trucks. No word yet on the exact opening date. Stay tune.
Touring their way through the US, Dan and Pat plan to make a stop in
Downtown Los Angeles on October 5th and 6th. Check out their website to purchase tickets.
The Black Keys are pretty much the most awesome blues-rock band. They released their seventh album,
titled El Camino, in December of last year. After they have received great commercial success with their sixth album "Brothers", they remain true to their sound and their fans. If you haven't got their albums yet, shame on you. You can pick it up from their website.
Performing in the same stadium as the World Champion Lakers, The Black Keys will also be featuring Tegan and Sara, a Canadian indie band. Before you rush out to buy your tickets, please enjoy this official music video / movie trailer for Howlin' For You: