Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Clearman's Galley

Remember Clearman's North Woods Inn, with the fake snow on the roof and peanut shells on the floor? They also have a burger joint at the Rosemead Boulevard location - Clearman's Galley - just across the parking lot. My upstairs neighbor turned me on to the deliciousness of "the Boat," nicknamed due to the nautical theme inside and the tugboat outside. She has fond memories of going there with her parents. Back in '60s, the boat WAS the burger stand. She invited me to tag along with her adult son, so their family tradition continues of eating at Clearman's.

This is the same delicious purple cabbage and lettuce with blue cheese dressing from the Inn, sidled up to a chili burger. Deelish!! The Galley has TV screens scattered all around, and they were playing a variety of sports events. The next time I get a craving for that salad, I'll have two tasty options!

Click here for Clearman's Galley's website.

Click here for my Clearman's North Woods Inn's post.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Bon Vivant Market and Cafe

I've catching up with one of my long-time friends (I won't age us, but we've been chums since seventh grade). We're both going to be on the move in June. I'm returning to Indiana to help out my family, and she's signing the papers with her husband on their new home.

We are celebrating our good living, and good taste, at Bon Vivant in Atwater Village. I totally scarfed down a burger and fries (there is no remaining evidence of my Kobe burger with grilled portabella, Vermont cheddar and bacon aioli, not even a licked-clean plate!), but I paused before devouring this sticky toffee brownie to capture the oh-my-goodness.

If you haven't been to the area recently, it is way past the midpoint of gentrification. However, it is worth the effort to find a parking spot and stroll the area. There are lots of fun shops and restaurants. I recommend the Bon Vivant approach to experiencing all that life has to offer!

Click here for Bon Vivant's website.