Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pitchoun! Bakery

I'm volunteering again with the Los Angeles Conservancy on their Last Remaining Seats series. A committee meeting brought me to their offices down by Pershing Square, and, per usual drill, I needed some dinner beforehand. I totally scored on Pitchoun! Bakery, on the street level of the Conservancy's building, and I may never be the same!!

This is the Capri, c'est fini! special, with two huge chunks of burrata cheese, yummy tomato wedges, arugula salad, and toast points. WOW!! The cheese was soooo soft and creamy that it spread on those toast points, and the full basket of bread provided.

I got there just before closing time, and they were wrapping up the pastries. I only got a tease, instead of a taste, of the gorgeous baked goods. Next time I will know what I'm in for!

Click here for Pitchoun! Bakery's website.

Click here for Los Angeles Conservancy's Last Remaining Seats' website.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Park Bench Grill

Happy Birthday to me!! I'm celebrating with awesome scores from a Hughes Estate Sale in Altadena: glass bead necklace with blue and pink birds and green leaves "beads," and bagpiping toy soldiers. Hey, we all have our things! In any event, while in the 'hood and still buzzing from my purchases, I had a craving for Park Bench Grill's catfish po-boy. I enjoyed that sandwich many times when I worked around the block about 10 years ago. I didn't even know if they were still open, but it was an adventure day so off I went.

And here it is: huge strips of cornmeal-crusted catfish - the kind where you have to eat a strip so that you can pick up the monstrosity - with cole slaw and spicy dressing on a hoagie roll. YUM!! Oh, and the bread pudding I took to go was a-maz-ing!! I'll make sure it's not another decade before I get back.

Park Bench Grill does not have a website. Address is 2740 N. Lake Avenue in Altadena. Phone is (626) 797-274. 

You'll have to find Hughes Estate Sales on your own, as I don't want you oogling my glass beads or bagpipers!