Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Fonz at Dog Haus Biergarten



Our random meal of the day brings us an order of The Fonz. The Fonz starts with 3 Hawaiian sweet rolls grilled as a bun. We then place a hot Italian sausage and layer it with pastrami! We then melt mozzarella to complete this wonderfully fantastic random meal. YUM!

Found at Dog Haus Biergarten in Pasadena, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/160, iso 100, +0.7ev

Friday, July 25, 2014

Bento Lunch Box with Crunch Roll Sushi at Yanagi Japanese Bistro



Our random meal of the day brings us some sushi! I am taking baby steps. We start with a Bento Lunch Box that you can fill with three different choices. I started safely with an order of shrimp and veggie tempura. Then I kicked it up a notch and choose an order of California rolls. Then I boldly choose a Crunch Roll. The crunch roll is consider a fusion sushi roll. It starts like a California roll and is filled with crab, avocado and cucumber. We then kick it up a notch by adding shrimp tempura in the roll and then layering an eel sauce before sprinkling the top with crunch. The crunch is made of bits of fried tempura batter. I wonder what the next step is after a crunch roll?

Found at Yanagi Japanese Bistro in Redondo Beach, California.

Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/50, iso 450

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pastrami Sandwich at Mickey's Italian Delicatessen



Our random meal of the day brings us a sandwich that comes out of a deli and liquor store combo. It really feels more like a liquor store than a deli but the food sure tastes like it is a deli. It is really a strange sensation ordering from the counter here but my buddy ate here a few times already so I had to make the pilgrimage with him. We have for today an incredible Pastrami Sandwich. It is one of those just perfectly hits the spot random meal. From the patio area, you can gaze towards the Pacific Ocean.

Found at Mickey's Italian Delicatessen & Liquor Store in Hermosa Beach, California.

Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/400, iso 100, +0.67ev

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sesame Chicken Plate at Teriyaki Tokyo



Sometimes you just have a craving and today's random meal of the day satisfies that craving. We have a Sesame Chicken Plate. Yum!

Found at Teriyaki Tokyo in Burbank, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/500, iso 100, +1.3ev

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ritter's Famous Pan Roast at Ritter's Steam Kettle Cooking



We have for our random meal of the day a treat that I have been waiting for, the Ritter's Famous Pan Roast. We have it House style. The house style adds shrimp, crab, clams and lobster to the tomato cream base creole dish. I had the rice served on the side as it is normally scooped and placed right in the middle. Sometimes the wait is epic but well worth it.

Found at Ritter's Steam Kettle Cooking in Santa Ana, California.

Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/50, iso 140

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sicilian Meatball & Cheese Sandwich at Giuliano’s Delicatessen



We have for our random meal of the day a fantastic Sicilian Meatball & Cheese Sandwich. This just hit the spot and I am looking forward to the next one!

Found at Giuliano’s Delicatessen in Redondo Beach, California.

Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/250, iso 100

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Steak & Eggs at Bouchon



We have for our random meal of the day an order of "Steak & Eggs". This is a fantastically prepared French meal. We start with a pan-seared flat iron steak that is topped with caramelized shallots. We then top the steak with a perfect hen egg prepared sunny side up. We then complete this random meal with a side of French fires or Poomes Frites. Today also happens to been National French Fries Day and the fries completed this fantastic and delicious random meal of the day!

Found at Bouchon in Beverly Hills, California.

Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/50, iso 400, +0.3ev

Friday, June 13, 2014

Healthy Steak Salad at The Rockefeller



We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Healthy Steak Salad. This leafy meal is topped with a grilled prime flat iron steak. Yum!

Found at The Rockefeller in Manhattan Beach, California.

Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/125, iso 100, +0.3ev

Monday, June 2, 2014

The USC Trojan Sandwich at The Original Rinaldi's



We have for our random meal of the day The USC Trojan Sandwich. This sandwich is a slight variation from a traditional Italian sandwich. The sandwich stars on a round soft roll and is layered with salami, pepperoni and proscuitto. Fight On!

Found at The Original Rinaldi's in El Segundo, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/2000, iso 100, -0.7ev

Sunday, June 1, 2014

King's Hawaiian French Toast at King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant



We have a fantastic order of the King's Hawaiian French Toast for our random meal of the day brunch. It does not disappoint. Yum!

Found at King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant in Torrance, California.

Nikon D700, 60mm, f3.0, 1/80, iso 1000, +0.33ev

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Marinated Skirt Steak with Balsamic Onion Rings at The Tripel



We have a fantastic random meal of the day that features a Marinated Skirt Steak with a side of Balsamic Onion Rings and a spicy salad. Every part of this random meal popped with enormous flavor. Even the dipping sauce for the onion rings wowed me!

Found at The Tripel in Playa Del Rey, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/400, iso 100

Monday, May 12, 2014

Coconut Fried Chicken at Cha Cha Chicken



We have a fantastic order of Coconut Fried Chicken for our random meal of the day. This is Caribbean Cuisine with Latin Fusion according to the restaurant. The fried chicken has this crispy coconut batter that pops with flavor. You can add a sweet mango sauce and some jerk dipping sauce for the extra random meal twist! We complete this random meal with a side of corn on the cob and some spicy Cuban fries.

Found at Cha Cha Chicken in Northridge, California.

Nikon Df, 85mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 2500

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Tonkotsu Kotteri Ramen at Ramen Yamadaya



We have for our random meal of the day a fantastic bowl of Tonkotsu Kotteri Ramen. I choose to add the thick noodles to this random meal. You also have the option to press some fresh garlic into this warm bowl of ramen. Yum!

Found at Ramen Yamadaya in Torrance, California.

Nikon Df, 50mm, f2.8, 1/50, iso 280

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Chicken Teriyaki at I Love Teriyaki



We have an order of Chicken Teriyaki for our random meal of the day. Sometimes a simple meal that is prepared well just hits the spot.

Found at I Love Teriyaki in El Segundo, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/200, iso 100, +1.3ev