Showing posts from April, 2016

Kaya Street Kitchen - Los Angeles

If you've been down Fairfax Ave, just around the corner from  Benito's Taco Shop on Beverly and across the street from CBS Television City, you've probably seen this store front, I know I have.
It's a unique combination of Southeast Asian flavors;  specifically Indonesian, Singaporean, and Malaysian.  
See What Jay Eats...
The restaurant is fast casual with a Chipotle-style line, which gives you the ability to select what looks good.

I've been to a couple of events where Kaya Street Kitchen had served their dishes and had sampled their food. Now was my chance to try their menu.

I had a hard time selecting, cause everything looked good.
The options are bowl, salad, tacos, or burritos. I selected a bowl and wanted to try the base of green tea noodles and greens.
Next, select a protein. This was the hard part for me, everything sounded great.
I did go with the shrimp and pork meatballs and the Meat Ballin' bowl.

I went with this bowl, it had most of the items I wanted to try.

 Building …

Barbecue, I've Got Good Smoke in My Eyes...

"It is better to have burnt and lost,then never to have barbecued at all" ~ William Shakespeare
Over the last 6 months, I've been fortunate to have traveled to Austin (twice), Dallas, and NYC for barbecue.
Sometimes I take it for granted and have to explain that meat on a grill is grilling and not BBQ.

In October 2015, my first stop in Austin  Franklin Barbecue
Bucket list item...

With friends, we arrived at 9:15 am. They open at 11 am.

We ate by 1 pm or so. They were SOLD OUT by 1:30 pm.
And they do this everyday, except Mondays.

 Why do they show up and wait? For me, it was the brisket.
The Best Brisket I've ever had, Period.
Franklin Barbecue doesn't have any Michelin stars, but I did see a few Michelin tires in the parking lot...

Read more of my Franklin Barbecue experience HERE

Next stop:  Dallas, TX  Brisket Frito Pie at 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House in Frisco.
Brisket with BBQ sauce and cheddar cheese over Fritos, topped with red onions.
It would've been good with pulled por…