W. LA: Lee’s Philly, Che Truck, India Jones, Lomo Arigato, Chunk n Chip

Every Monday there’s a gathering at 10601 W. Washington Blvd. It’s pretty far from Orange County (over an hour with decent traffic) so I took advantage of my day off to check it out with Karen and Martin.

Karen started us off by going to Lees Philly and got the Gogi beef taco, and I went to India Jones for the Samosa, an order of nan bread, and a chicken “Frankie”, a roti rolled up with curried chicken, cilantro tamarind chutney, chopped onion and egg.

Martin went to (Argentine) Che Truck and ordered the grilled chimichurri steak salad, and I got the pork empenada (the el Fidel) to split with Karen.

The empenada was a little too spicy for Karen, so we also split an order of noodles from Lomo Arigato.

For dessert, Martin and Karen split the Goober Doober,  boo-yah made of a chocolate chocolate chip cookie + chocolate chip cookie that sandwiches a mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Gogi beef taco from Lee’s Philly



Samosa from India Jones
The chicken “Frankie”
Nan from the India Jones Chow Truck

 

Chimichurri steak over salad from The Che Truck




The El Fidel empenada from the Che Truck
Lomo Arigato’s noodles



Chunk N Chip



The Doober Goober boo-yah

Irvine: Piaggio on Wheels

It’s wonderful to be back in Orange County! Today’s weather is supposed to be in the 80’s, and I’m wearing a t-shirt, jeans  and flip flops.

Karen and I took today off from work to recuperate from the trip. For lunch we drove to Irvine for Piaggio, who was parked on Discovery near the Spectrum.

Karen had her usual two empenadas, chimi rice & zucchini. I had the skirt steak taco with chimi sauce,  caprese empenada, with rice & veg, and two pulled pork sliders.  Its great to be back home!!

Sunny… with no chance of snow!
Two empenadas with chimi rice and zuchini

Pulled pork sliders

Argentine steak taco and empenada with chimi rice & zuchini