Connie and Ted’s is the long-awaited follow-up to LA’s best seafood restaurant, Michael Cimarusti’s Providence. Just opening this week it’s already bustling, a fun and playful design highlighting great service and a menu long on East coast style seafood.
So, how is the food at this eagerly anticipated joint?
Went to Wakasan…
Days later, still full.
Filed under Reviews, Wakasan
Tempeh. Tofu. Seitan. The Monster hates them. He doesn’t want fermented soy. He doesn’t need coagulated soy milk. Insoluble gluten does not excite him. The little bits of tofu polluting hot and sour soup always lives a lonely life at the bottom of the bowl when The Monster eats Chinese. Never will The Monster order tofu sushi. That just doesn’t make sense. Let’s not even begin to discuss stinky tofu. Will not consume a tempeh and quinoa bowl. Ever. Seitan or is it satan?
The Monster has been to BCD Tofu House. He got chicken teriyaki. For you 2,857 people who like tempeh on Facebook the question is why? Why have you joined the seitanic cult?
Thai restaurants should not have fortune cookies. This place does. Also, the food was weak. End of discussion.
Ordered too much food…
Proceeded to eat it all…
Followed by couch time.
How rare that a legend lives up to the hype. Too often praise is heaped upon the undeserving. Too many times we get caught up in the moment. A new restaurant opens and it is declared the be-all, end-all only to close within a year. Everyone raves about the new sushi place until it is realized the joint sucks.
And then there is Dino’s Chicken and Burgers.
A blink and you miss it spot on Pico not far from Little Ethiopia, Awash is an incense wafting Ethiopian short on atmosphere but long on value.
Don’t be frightened off by the outside (barred windows, a heavy closed iron door) nor think the incongruous disco ball hanging from the ceiling makes this place any less authentic. What you will find here is parking (good luck near Little Ethiopia) and plenty of Ethiopians engaged in animated conversation.
Filed under Awash, Reviews