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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy National Eggs Benedict Day at Cici's Cafe



We have a fantastic order of Eggs Benedict for National Eggs Benedict Day! Ok randommealers, go out and enjoy your food holiday and eat your random meal of the day.

Found at Cici's Cafe in Tarzana, California.

Sony RX1, 35mm, f2.0, 1/800, iso 100, +1.3ev

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tofu Nuggets with Tofu French Fries at Vinh Loi Tofu



We have for our random meal of the day an order of Tofu Nuggets with a side of Tofu French Fries. This random meal was actually recommended to me by my close friend. He told me I had to try some tofu chicken nuggets in The Valley and that it was awesome. I gave him a look and said tofu chicken nuggets and laughed. Well, I finally had this random meal. This was actually completely different that what I had expected. The tofu nuggets are actually battered like real chicken nuggets and the most surprising thing for me was the texture of the tofu inside. It was spot on for a chicken nugget in terms of taste and texture. If someone were to give me a nugget and did not say anything, I would have not noticed. The tofu french fries had more of the typical tofu flavor and was crispy. I picked it up and ate it like a french fry. I never would have thought you could do this with tofu. I was pleasantly surprised by this random meal of the day.

Found at Vinh Loi Tofu in Reseda, California.

Nikon Df, 85mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 900

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Island Style Fried Chicken at The Loft



We have an order of the Island Style Fried Chicken for our random meal of the day. This is actually my favorite version of Hawaiian style fried chicken so far. The batter and the flavor of the chicken stands out without the need for sauce. It comes down to the sweet ginger sauce that the chicken was marinated in. We complete our random meal with two scoops of rice, a scoop of ramen cabbage salad and a scoop of macaroni salad. I look forward to another random meal here.

Found at The Loft in Cerritos, California.

Nikon Df, 85mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 400

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Avocado Club Smashburger at Smashburger



We have for our random meal of the day an order of the Avocado Club Smashburger. We start with a burger patty on an egg bun instead of the multi-grain bun. We then add a layer of applewood-smoked bacon on the burger. A drizzle of ranch dressing completes the first half of the burger. The second half starts with a layer of mayo. We then a lettuce, tomatoes and fresh avocado slices. This completes our Smashburger random meal.

Found at Smashburger in Redondo Beach, California.

Nikon Df, 85mm, f2.8, 1/100, iso 400