Nasty, guilty pleasures
Aside from being a foodie, I occasionally enjoy some of this town's lesser delights. Fast food, drunk food, late night food, and all around general crap.
In no particular order:
1) Ultimate Cheeseburger at Jack In The Box: Just what it says it is. Burgers and cheese. No condiments. (Perhaps no meat, either. Just 'meat like' substance that they call meat at fast food.) No cares, it's good and it's bad for you. Why not?
2) Veggie works burrito at Del Taco. Healthy, right? Just has cheese and sour cream. But not meat. (Or 'meat like' substance.)
3) Entenmann's donuts. Just like Nana used to buy for me. Disgusting. And with those rabbit pellets on top -- what the hell are those things? Tastes good, though. Hard to find but lesser Vons are known to carry them.
4) Casa Vega. Food is terrible but the lighting is great for a first date. And look at those porn stars. Wonder what they're ordering...
Speaking of Jack in the Box, a creation my friends invented. I present the Sourdough Taco Jack. Take one of the two tacos for 99 cents and insert it into a regular Sourdough Jack. Commence eating. Greasy, heart-stopping bliss.
Get yourself to Oki Dog on Fairfax: two hot dogs, pastrami, and God knows what else wrapped up in a flour tortilla. It's a nitrate- and cholesterol-laden death bomb served in the seediest little shack imaginable... but it may be right up your alley.
I unfortunately don't live in LA anymore and tend to eat mostly vegetarian-- but I still think about those dogs sometimes!
So many things! Moon over My Hammies, Thrifty ice cream, Roscoes' fried chicken and waffles, I love to take off the skin, put in on the waffle, then slather it with hot sauce AND syrup, soooo good when you're drunk.
And yes, from time to time, I will go to TODAI! Am I officially banned?