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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Pizzeria Luigi

Pizzeria Luigi
2121 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92104

I heard about Pizzeria Luigi on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.  Since I was in the San Diego area, I decided to try it.  Pizzeria Luigi has three locations, Golden Hill location being the original. The only other pizza I've tried in San Diego was Bronx Pizza.

It's a huge place, with some outdoor seating, a bar area; complete with games like fusball and shuffleboard, and the dining area on the right side of the building. 

18in pizza with spinach and mushrooms, $17 plus $1.50 per vegetable topping.The crust was amazing- very firm and great texture.  You could load the pizza up with a ton of toppings and the crust was still hold up.  The sauce was well balance, and full of flavor.  The toppings were fresh and plentiful.  I thought this pizza was great!! 

Service is good. 

If I was in San Diego, I would go back to Pizzeria Luigi any time!!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Delicious Pizza

 Delicious Pizza
5419 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Delicious Pizza was listed as one of the top 17 places in 2017 in Los Angeles to get a slice, by Eater.   I tried a few other places on that list; The Coop, Pie Life Pizza in Pasadena, Pizzanista, Pellicola, Joe's Pizza, and Prime Pizza.

Delicious Pizza is located in a barren part of Adams Blvd.  There isn't much around here.  It's almost like the oasis in the middle of the desert.  The front entrance has bar and some tables.  To the right is their dining room which is separated by a wall.  Interesting that they serve coffee drinks in addition to beer and wine!.

 Large, 16in, cheese pizza-$16.  The crust is very firm, great texture, and will hold up to any amount of toppings.  This was just a bit too well done, but a good tasting pizza.  Sauce has some nice flavor, and there were plenty of cheese.  If they had taken this pizza out maybe two minutes sooner, this would have been a great pizza. 

Service is good.

I would go back to Delicious Pizza again!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sushi Roll Land

Sushi Roll Land
12959 Peyton Dr Ste B
Chino Hills, CA 91709

Sushi Roll Land is located next door to 85C Bakery, which used to house City Broiler.  Before Sushi Roll Land this space used to be a tofu and a wraps restaurant.  Sushi Roll Land opened back in May of 2018.  There are about 20 tables spread throughout the restaurant.

It's and all you can eat pl;ace, $21.95 for lunch, and $25.95 for dinner.  There are some rules, 70 minutes from the time your first order is served.  They also limit the number or nigri sushi to 10 and two rolls in your first order. But, they didn't enforce those rules when I was there.  I ordered 3-4 rolls my first order. 

Overall I found the sushi to be good quality.  Many rolls are named after cities and stores in the area, there is a Wendy's, Chase, and a Pomona and Chino Hills rolls.  The portions, especially the nigri sushi are big, except for the shrimp.  Otherwise, the fish are about the size of sushi you order off the menu.  Nigri sushi is one piece.  This is much better than the other all you can eat sushi in Chino Hills-Kiku Sushi!  I was impressed, and I would go back. 

I posted pictures and if I wrote something if it really stood out or was bad.

Yellowtail, shrimp, and tuna nigri sushi.

Shrimp tempura- This was a premade frozen shrimp tempura that was fried.  The outside was crunchy, but the inside was very mushy.  That means the oil was too hot and the outside cooked faster than the inside.

Fried Calamari-An interesting dish.  I liked this, especially with the onions.  I think it was frozen, but the calamari wasn't rubbery.  Good crunch and flavor.  I know it's all you can eat, but they could make this a bigger portion.

Tiger roll- shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, avocado, cucumber, crunchy flakes.

Crab stick nigri sushi and halibut.

Spicy tuna roll and cucumber roll.

Vegetable roll-avocado, cucumber, deep fried asparagus, tufu, and lettuce.  I ate two pieces before I realized I didn't take a picture.

In N Out Shrimp- Shrimp tempura, crab, avocado, and cucumber.  Outside shrimp, avocado and eel sauce.  I loved this roll.  Very fresh shrimp on the outside!!

Mexican roll- spicy crab and avocado.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Pizza Plant

The Pizza Plant
55 S Madison Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

The Pizza Plant is located in a space called Kitchen United.  It's like a food court, where are a bunch of restaurants that share the back of the house-the kitchen space, and the front of the house is a common dining area.  I noticed Canter's Deli, a Cuban restaurant, and Mama Musubi, sharing this space.  They do not accept cash, it's all plastic.  You order at a kiosk.  Then somebody calls out your order.  It takes some getting used to.

The Pizza Plant is a vegan pizza place- just like Cruzer Pizza, it seems like pizzas come in three sizes- a 10 in round, a 14 in thin pan, and a 24in that you can share.

The 36% • Everything But The Hog Classic House-made Pepperoni, Plant Craft Cashew Mozzarella, San Marzano Marinara, Oregano-Thin crust pan style-$14.  This was terrible!  A complete waste of money and calories.  The crust was too crispy, had no flavor, and was .  The sauce was too bland, no flavor.  The pepperoni was like eating rubbery, chewy, pieces of flavorless gum.  The cheese was the only thing that was half way good.

Service- The only service is some person calling your name, when your order is ready.  He was nice and he did answer some questions about what other restaurants were part of this Kitchen share.

No reason for me to go back to The Pizza Plant.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Corky’s Kitchen & Bakery

Corky’s Kitchen & Bakery
2051 Rancho Valley Dr
Pomona, CA 91766

Corky’s Kitchen & Bakery is an area chain, that's open 24 hours a day.  Their breakfast and lunch menu is served all day, but the dinner menu goes from about 3pm to 10pm.

The Corky’s Kitchen & Bakery in Pomona is located in a fairly new shopping center, with almost every kind of food you want.  The center where Corky's has a Golden Corral, a  pizza place, a Dickey's BBQ, a couple fast food places.  Across the street is a Target, and yet more restaurants including Panda Express.

I actually went to Corky's twice.  One time for breakfast and the other time for dinner.

Mushroom and cheese omelette-$11.49  This is a huge portion, 5 eggs, a good amount of cheddar cheese and fresh mushrooms.  A good, solid dish.

The hash browns were cooked perfectly on one end-perfectly brown, but the other end could have used a few more minutes on the grill.  But, the hash browns were not seasoned at all.  What professional cook forgets to season their hashbrowns?

Service during breakfast was ok.  The server never smiled, wasn't the friendliest, but, I didn't lack for anything.

Shrimp and chips -$13.19.  Eight frozen butterflied shrimp, four pieces that stuck together, so one side wasn't browned.  But, I'm not expecting fresh shrimp from a diner.  The steak fries weren't seasoned, but cooked perfectly.

Service for dinner was ok.  I had two servers, one must have went on a break.  I realize I was eating at the counter, but I won't want to hear the servers complaining about their hours, or boss.  Do that away from me.

I think some people would find Corky's a bit pricey, but for the amount of food you get, I think it's worth it.  You won't leave hungry.  I would go back, but I still can't believe the cooks don't season the potatoes!!