Monday, July 21, 2008
My mother's about to arrive for a week's visit (during which time blogging is sure to be light), and rather than actually clean house as I should, I thought I'd post a few local dining notes before I forget.
First of all, we had lunch at Pupuseria Cuscatleca the very day that David Allen posted his review of it. The woman there was very friendly, and the pupusas were huge, but I still prefer the ones at Guasalmex a few blocks away (at Holt & Garey).
In other news, Food Bargains, the little Middle Eastern grocery on Garey, has changed its name to Grove Farmer's Market. A cashier told me that there was a new owner (also Lebanese), but the guy who acts like the Big Boss is still there, so who knows. Nothing else has changed, although one day there was no meat available because they were swabbing out the refridgerated cases. Everyone in favor of cleanliness, raise your hand.
We've been back to the Back Abbey in Claremont (home of the $13 burger) twice now, and both visits were better than our first. One time, the place was dead empty (and was still noisy, with only one other table besides us!), and the other time we claimed a table outside. I'm not persuaded about the place, mainly because I'm just not a fan of the Belgian beers. But a full pint of Fuller's London Pride is only $5, so I can't really complain.
We had a grand meal at Watergrill in DTLA on saturday, but that's a little out of the purview of M-M-M-My Pomona, so I'll hold off on reviewing it. But we were back at dba256 on friday, where the installation of the tv has gone forth as threatened. I find it a nuisance -- especially when a customer insisted on watching boxing -- but I guess I'm okay with whatever helps them stay open and (one hopes) profitable.