Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

30. Thanks, Obama (Fleabag, S01E01)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • "You want Jew time? Do a Jew crime." (The Night Of, S01E02)
  • "She got her master's from Berkeley."
    "Yeah, I bet she went to Berkeley, and I'm pretty affirmative how she got in." (Vice Principals, S01E01)
  • "I am the scream in your mind." (Mr. Robot, S02E03)
  • Dominique's sex chat buddy is "happyhardonhenry806," a nod to Christian Slater's pirate radio DJ in Pump Up the Volume (Mr. Robot, S02E03)
  • "All we are to them are paying fanboys of their poorly-written sci-fi franchise." (Mr. Robot, S02E03)
  • "You know that bullshit people say about how, when you fall, you gotta get up? I reject that shit, man. You know why? The whole thing is a fall. It can't help but be. A perpetual state of grasping in the dark. It's not about getting up, it's about stumbling, stumbling in the right direction. It's the only true way to move forward." (Mr. Robot, S02E03)
  • "He's like a blog that nobody reads, but in human form." (Looking, S03E01)
  • ♫: Lower Dens – "I Get Nervous" (Looking, S03E01)
  • Looking Season Grade: C+
  • Jimmy Kimmel? (Trailer Park Boys, S10E06)
  • Doug Benson? (Trailer Park Boys, S10E07)
  • "Let's go buy some cocks of pepperoni!" (Trailer Park Boys, S10E07)
  • "He was feeding the geese." (Trailer Park Boys, S10E08)
  • "I'm not gonna fall in love with Tom Arnold because I love you." (Trailer Park Boys, S10E08)
  • "Ricky thinks small cocks are funnier." (Trailer Park Boys, S10E10)
  • ♫: Nightingale Cummings – "Maybe Tomorrow" (Trailer Park Boys, S10E10)
  • Trailer Park Boys Season Grade: C


(BoJack Horseman, S03E10)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Stranger Things
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Veep

#clipoftheweek


I am fine with where I am now

Those posters look kinda similar.

Who directed Nerve?

Oh. The directors of Catfish.

Wait, the directors of Nerve also directed Viral?

Huh. They directed two films being released in the same week — and both star Machine Gun Kelly.


Jon: Idea: Snapchat Answers to Stupid Questions.

Rory: Is Al Jaffee still alive?
Jon: Yup.
Jon: A surprising number of Mad's "usual gang of idiots" from our youth are still alive.
Jon: It's possible they could outlive Mad.


Idea: A colourblind Instagram filter. How someone who is colourblind sees the image.

Acknowledge Lucifer

Jon: That's his actual IMDb bio?!
Rory: His name is misspelled right below the correct spelling of his name – amazing.


This Wednesday July 20th at 1pm EST Golden Globe nominated actress Evangeline Lilly (Lost, The Hobbit, Ant-Man), popular punk band Anti-Flag frontman Justin Sane, Jonny 5 of the Denver-based hip-hop outfit Flobots, and famed political pollster Dr. Stanley Greenberg, will hold a press conference via phone for the kick-off of the nationwide Rock Against the TPP tour, a series of large-scale concerts, teach-ins, and protests mobilizing to raise awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. [source]

August 19: Seattle, WA w/ Talib Kweli, Anti-Flag, Evangeline Lilly + more

Talib Kweli, Anti-Flag, and Evangeline Lilly walk into a bar…


Jon: Imagine presidential elections as shoot tag team wrestling matches.

Jon: Obama/Biden vs. Romney/Ryan – who wins?
Rory: Dude…
Rory: Paul Ryan is like an American Gladiator.
Rory: Romney/Ryan mop the floor with Obama/Biden.

Jon: Obama/Biden vs. McCain/Palin – who wins?
Rory: I think Biden and McCain are a wash.
Rory: McCain literally can't raise his arms above his shoulders.
Jon: But his partner is a self-proclaimed "mama grizzly."
Rory: I give Obama/Biden the edge.

Jon: Bush/Cheney vs. Gore/Lieberman – who wins?
Rory: Oof. Tough one.
Rory: Gore is the strongest of the four, but Lieberman is by far the weakest.
Rory: I give it to Bush/Cheney. Dirty tricks from Cheney.

Jon: Trump/Pence vs. Clinton/TBA vs. Cruz/Fiorina in a tables, ladders, and chairs match.


Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week


29. Two turnips in heat (Trailer Park Boys, S10E03)


Stray Observations


(Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio, S01E01)

  • Joey Bada$$ discussing Seinfeld (Mr. Robot, S02E01)
  • "A guy walks up to a woman at a bar. He flirts with her, he makes small talk, but the woman insists she isn't gonna go home with him. Guy says, 'What if I offer you a million dollars to sleep with me?' The woman's never had a million dollars in her life. She stops and considers the offer very seriously. The guy changes his mind, says, 'What if I change my offer to a dollar instead?' Woman is aghast. 'What kind of woman do you think I am?' Guy says, 'We already figured that out. Now we're just negotiating.'" (Mr. Robot, S02E02)
  • "I'm late for my church group. Peace." (Mr. Robot, S02E02)
  • Al Jardine (Decker: Unclassified, S01E04)
  • "Trumpets make you go brown." (Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, S04E04)
  • "Jesus, boys, he's eating ground pizza." (Trailer Park Boys, S10E04)
  • "Well, that's a cobra strike to all of our erect wangs!" (Trailer Park Boys, S10E04)
  • ♫: Joy Division – "Atmosphere" (Stranger Things, S01E04)
  • Stranger Things Season Grade: B+

The New AR™TV World Drama Champion: Stranger Things
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Veep

#clipoftheweek

Either get diplomas or a tool

Rory: Okay, this is the first showcase: The line-up for Beach Goth V!

Jon: Gucci Mane?!
Jon: TLC? That TLC?
Jon: Reel Big Fish, 2 Live Crew…
Rory: Bid or pass?
Jon: Oh, bid, for sure.

Rory: Alright, this is the showcase you passed up: The line-up for OZY Fusion Fest – where "TED will meet Coachella"!


Jon: [snorts] OZY bedroom set, amirite?

Jesus to my left, the Holland Tunnel on my right

Previously on Adam Riff™:
I am chuffed to present Backwash, a podcast by Adam Robot and I.


Episode 17:


iTunes link / Google Play Music link

1. Wedding Parties
2. TSA Pre✓ / Traveling in Fatigues
3. Green Light Honking / Saturday Night Club Radio / Shazams
4. Death Reaction Round-ups
5. MTV Upfronts / MTV Casting Calls / Armbars
6. Starbucks Secret Menu / Sysco / Tater Tots / Media Conglomeration
7. Alamo Drafthouse
8. The Moth StorySLAM: Obsession

Don't call it a comeback.

Cobbled together from three recording sessions (May 1 + May 8 + May 22).

#backwash

Old Puppet

The Road Movie: A Look at Russia From Dash Cam Footage

A crazed man clinging to the front hood of a car as it speeds along a road is among the more normal images from a new film that explores Russian society as seen through the prism of dashboard cameras.

Hardcore Henry but with dash cams?

The Road Movie is a feature-length documentary.

Oh.

The film, which places the viewer in the position of the anonymous drivers behind the dash-cam clips, is made of dozens of short sequences of unalloyed life in Russia.

Collected from YouTube and other websites, the documentary explores episodes that range from the sublime to the ridiculous, and all stops in between.

Never mind…


Now we're talking.

Before it became a 68-minute feature, it was uploaded in 10-second clips to lead actress Andrea Russett's Snapchat account.

Blaine and Antoine: 408 snaps in a zzz formation.

So:

Dash Cam[!]: Invasion (2005)
Surveillance Cameras: Look (2007)
Skype: Unfriended (2014)
Snapchat: Sickhouse (2016)

Vine? Single-take Facebook Live?

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

28. Respawn Rumble (Preacher, S01E06)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • Cleverman Season Grade: D-
  • "Rangus is just hot brown rain." (Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, S04E03)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Game of Thrones
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Veep

#clipoftheweek

Superbonbon


Rory: Okay, showcase number one: Musical entertainment at the Republican National Convention.
Rory: Bret Michaels, Rick Springfield, Kid Rock, Better Than Ezra, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rory: Bid or pass?
Jon:
Jon: Pass.
Rory: Alright, this is your showcase: Musical entertainment at the Democratic National Convention.
Rory: Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Snoop Dogg, Los Lobos.
Jon:

Eater's Digest: Flyover Los Angeles

Previously on Adam Riff™:


I have a formidable backlog of food notes on New York City and Los Angeles dating back to May 2014 that I desperately need to clear. Some restaurants I tried have closed. Some dishes I tried are no longer available.

Phase two:

Flyover Los Angeles (May 2014 – May 2016)
amelia / atticus creamery and pies / baroo / beer belly / cafe at the line / canter's deli / cofax / commissary / coni'seafood / du-par's / the gumbo pot / homestate / kali / locol / night and market song / odys and penelope / plan check / quarters korean bbq / republique / sack / salt and straw / seoul waffle pizza / sung nong dan / short cake bakery / wolvesmouth: cut your teeth


(Baroo) was sold to me as "an oddball fermentation restaurant" and "a taste of the future."


Noorook (Baroo)
jobs tears, kamut, farro, roasted koji beet cream, concentrated kombu dashi, toasted seeds [sunflower and pumpkin] and macadamia nuts, finger lime, rose onion pickle

^ A creamy plate of mold.


Kimchi Fried Rice (Baroo)
pineapple fermented kimchi, amira basmati rice, 63°C sous vide egg, gremolata, pineapple jalapeño salsa, purple potato chip, roasted seaweed, toasted buckwheat and quinoa, micro greens

"Baroo" means "a bowl that Buddhist monks are allowed to possess and use for their meals until their last breath."


Baroo's Ragu Style (Baroo)
handmade pasta, spicy faux oxtail ragu, tendon puff, gochujang, gremolata with heirloom cherry tomatoes, krout powder, three-years-aged parmaigiano reggiano


Mocha Chip Cookie (Cafe at The Line)
—"L.A. Weekly's Best Cookie in L.A." I was skeptical, but god-DAMN…it IS the best cookie in Los Angeles.

Ritz Toffee Bar (Cafe at The Line)
—The crust contains Ritz cracker.



Pescado Zarandeado (Coni'Seafood)
grilled snook with salt and house sauce

^ Whole snook fajitas. Bring a friend or three.

Tacos de Marlin (Coni'Seafood)
smoked marlin with onion and tomato
—Another signature menu item. Too salty for me.


(Commissary) is a vegetable-forward restaurant inside a greenhouse on the pool deck of a hotel. Its cocktails are served in plastic deli containers.


At (The Gumbo Pot), a sign on the counter marketing a crawfish pie tempted me to order one, upon which an employee pulled a Hot Pockets-lookin' box out of a freezer and dropped a frozen pie in a deep fryer. -___-



Toasted Meringue Gelato (Kali)
cured egg yolk shavings

^ A stupendous dessert.

While eating it, I realized that it's a deconstructed egg.


(LocoL) is a fast food concept by Roy Choi of (Kogi BBQ) fame with the mission of bringing affordable and healthful food to low-income neighbourhoods.

On (LocoL)'s advisory board is Rene Redzepi, the chef who started (Noma) in Copenhagen, often called the best restaurant in the world.


Fried Chicken Burg (LocoL)
slaw, buttermilk mayo, hot sauce

^ I guess this was my favourite menu item…?

The chicken patty is cut with fermented bulgur, and the bun is custom-made [partly with rice flour] by San Francisco's famed Tartine Bakery.


Shout-out to the baker at (Odys and Penelope).


Previously on Adam Riff™ [May 2, 2014]:


I snagged a ticket to this next week. It was $185, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to experience a Wolvesmouth meal.



WOLVESMOUTH: CUT YOUR TEETH

Over two years ago in a nondescript warehouse in Atwater Village, I participated in a dinner experience "exploring harvest, reproduction, and the cycle of life and death" amid a constructed landscape and taxidermy.

I sat beside a songwriter for DreamWorks Animation films.


A custom chandelier made with 7000 coyote teeth. I thought they were maggots.

The first course:


"Wolves in the Snow" (Wolvesmouth: Cut Your Teeth)
venison, pine gelée, cauliflower purée, cocoa coffee crumble, blueberry meringue, cabbage, hen of the woods mushroom, blackberry gastrique

^ Eaten with your hands.

A parade of dishes followed, set to a soundtrack that included the Twin Peaks theme song.


Halibut (Wolvesmouth: Cut Your Teeth)
pickled vegetables, jalapeño crema, poblano purée, candied lemon gelée, "tortillas" [small spheres of masa]

^ An ingeniously deconstructed fish taco.

Lurking in the background the whole meal, underneath a painting of a woman pouring honey on her naked self, was a honey dessert:


Honey Steamed Cake (Wolvesmouth: Cut Your Teeth)
honey coconut crunch, ricotta, nectarine, cornbread, honey ice cream

The final course:


Olive Oil and Lime Parfait (Wolvesmouth: Cut Your Teeth)
buttermilk panna cotta, pistachio genoise, pistachio crunch, strawberry, ice

^ Straight ice as an ingredient.

Instead of clearing our parfait plates, staff powered on a fog machine, distributed protective eyewear, and, one by one, each dinner guest hurled his or her plate at a wall while "I Will Lay Down My Bones Among the Rocks and Roots" by Wolves in the Throne Room blasted.

My throw was terrible.


ORTS

Blanco Breakfast Taco (HomeState)
egg whites, mushrooms, monterey jack

Pork Toro (Night and Market Song)
grilled fatty pig neck, 'jaew' northeastern chile dip

Cold Fried Chicken Sandwich (Sack)
ranch, cheese, lettuce, pickles, hot sauce

Old Bay Potato Chips (Sack)

Chocolate Pecan Pie (The Gumbo Pot)

Strawberry Pistachio Pie (Atticus Creamery and Pies)
top filled with strawberry cream mousse and bottom filled with pistachio cream

Ococoa's Fig and Sesame Butter Cup Ice Cream (Salt and Straw)
chocolate sesame ice cream with ribbons of a fig jam


MISSED CONNECTIONS


Som Tum Tod (Night and Market Song)
fried nest of papaya, dressing and trimmings

Nadia was being a baby, so we ordered the non-deep-fried green papaya salad.


#eatersdigest

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

27. Separation of Church and State (Game of Thrones, S06E10)
» Part 1 / Part 2


Stray Observations


(2016 BET Awards, 06-26-16)

  • "Winter is here." (Game of Thrones, S06E10)
  • RT: The entirety of Dorne is one patio. (Game of Thrones, S06E10)
  • "What is your name again? Barbaro?" (Game of Thrones, S06E10)
  • Game of Thrones Season Grade: B+
  • "I could see every move I was going to make 12 steps ahead. It was like I was Bobby Fischer if he could really fuck." (Silicon Valley, S03E10)
  • "Don't weaponize my faith in you against me." (Silicon Valley, S03E10)
  • Silicon Valley Season Grade: C
  • "I wouldn't be your veep if there were a grassy knoll full of Jodie Foster fans in the front row at your inauguration." (Veep, S05E10)
  • "Data gives no warning." (Veep, S05E10)
  • "First White House lesbian wedding? That'll get you in the history books."
    "I can't take that much acoustic guitar." (Veep, S05E10)
  • "PG-squirt-teen." (Veep, S05E10)
  • Veep Season Grade: B
  • Mr. Pickles Season Grade: D
  • Double Dare obstacle course sabotage (Cutthroat Kitchen, S12E13)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Game of Thrones
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Veep

#clipoftheweek

Incomprehensible Jizztrumpet

Previously on Adam Riff™:
On May 1, Adam Robot and I each drafted 10 films set for release between May 1 and August 31. Whoever's slate earns the most money domestically by Labour Day wins. I won a pre-draft game of rock-paper-scissors to select first, after which we alternated selections.


Let's check the board:
 

Jon
1. Captain America: Civil War $403,902,253
2. Finding Dory $286,552,649
3. Suicide Squad
4. Independence Day: Resurgence $41,600,000
5. Star Trek Beyond
6. Jason Bourne
7. Now You See Me 2 $52,054,214
8. The Purge: Election Year
9. The Conjuring 2 $86,906,434
10. The Secret Life of Pets
$871,015,550

 

Adam Robot
1. The BFG
2. Alice Through the Looking Glass $74,574,007
3. X-Men: Apocalypse $151,126,991
4. Ghostbusters
5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $77,117,555
6. Warcraft $43,886,470
7. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising $54,763,140
8. Pete's Dragon
9. Central Intelligence $69,302,458
10. Ice Age: Collision Course
$470,770,621

 
Adam Robot's slate is like a Family Feud "fast money" round in which the second player has his or her work cut out. Fortunately, The BFG is tracking poorly and may have trouble crossing $30 million its opening weekend.

Adam Robot: I think for the movie competition we do both domestic and worldwide.
Jon: Heh. SOMEONE saw Warcraft's numbers in China…

Jon: Alright:
 

Jon (Worldwide)
Captain America: Civil War $1,147,559,253
Finding Dory $396,852,649
Independence Day: Resurgence $143,093,317
Now You See Me 2 $159,754,214
The Conjuring 2 $242,906,434
$2,090,165,867

 

Adam Robot (Worldwide)
Alice Through the Looking Glass $249,074,007
X-Men: Apocalypse $372,684,672
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows $153,917,555
Warcraft $412,186,470
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising $100,563,140
Central Intelligence $83,602,458
$1,372,028,302

 

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

26. Battle of the Bastards (Game of Thrones, S06E09)
» Part 1 / Part 2

Nice.


Stray Observations


Stray Observations

  • "They're loyal beasts."
    "They were. Now they're starving." (Game of Thrones, S06E09)
  • Making contestants play Forza Motorsport 6 to determine ingredient picking order (Food Network Star, S12E05)
  • "It is too easy being monsters. Let us try to be human." (Penny Dreadful, S03E08)
  • Penny Dreadful Season Grade: C
  • "Okay, but see, the problem is…Terminator." (Silicon Valley, S03E09)
  • "His name is Pipey, the Pied Piper piper." (Silicon Valley, S03E09)
  • ♫: Blake Mills – "If I'm Unworthy" (Silicon Valley, S03E09)
  • "Early Bugs Bunny cartoons were just garish displays of anti-Japanese hysteria, and now, he's the face of Warner Bros." (Silicon Valley, S03E09)
  • "I went home with a congressional fan girl last night." (Veep, S05E09)
  • "Is my entire presidency about to have its neck snapped by Congressman Lennie here?" (Veep, S05E09)
  • "How am I doing? Eating so much pussy, I'm shitting clits, son."
    "Hey!"
    "What?"
    "This is an elementary school!" (Veep, S05E09)
  • "I hitched my wagon to a shooting star named 'Jonah Ryan.' Well, maybe I should say 'comet,' because shooting stars burn out, and he never will." (Veep, S05E09)
  • The reveal that there was a meeting about Mike after the secret meeting about Tom (Veep, S05E09)
  • Ben gleefully punching in the books on the bookshelf we've seen Kent meticulously arrange (Veep, S05E09)


(Mr. Pickles, S02E09)


(Mr. Pickles, S02E09)

  • "No more teeth for Prishpreed." (Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, S04E02)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Game of Thrones
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: Veep

#clipoftheweek


Looking forward:

Light summer, giving me time to catch up on Bates Motel, Horace and Pete, and Trailer Park Boys.

Eater's Digest: West Los Angeles

Previously on Adam Riff™:


I have a formidable backlog of food notes on New York City and Los Angeles dating back to May 2014 that I desperately need to clear. Some restaurants I tried have closed. Some dishes I tried are no longer available.

Phase one:

West Los Angeles (May 2014 – June 2016)
800 degrees / abigaile / b sweet dessert bar / the cannibal / cassia / cognoscenti coffee / coolhaus / diddy riese / dk's donuts / east borough / father's office / guerrilla tacos / gjelina take away / honey's kettle / huckleberry / humble potato / izzy's deli / komodo / loqui / mercado / mesa brazilian eatery / plan check / poke me / pono burger / quicksand / salt and straw / santa monica yacht club / sidecar doughnuts / stan's donuts / sweet lady jane / sweetfin poké / tacos tu madre / tlt food / the wallace



Twenty Spot Munchie Box (Abigaile)
waffle bacon burger, "50/50" with wiz, mexican coke float

A $20 brunch play on a Jack in the Box Munchie Meal. The "50/50" is fries and tots.


As Schulzies closed, I believe that (B Sweet Dessert Bar) is the westside's sole bread-pudding-ería, with a rotating menu of 40+ flavours.



Chicken Matcha Mousse (The Cannibal)
roasted plum, almonds, oats

^ Green tea-flavoured liver.


Chicken Parm Sausage (The Cannibal)
tomato conserva, burrata

^ A chicken sausage [might have been two] curled into a disc, breaded, and deep-fried.

Lamb Tartare (The Cannibal)
green apple, aged goat cheese, charred leek
—Served covered in shaved goat cheese. [Shaved goat cheese? Shaved goat cheese.]

Cochinita Pibil Head Tostada (The Cannibal)
pineapple

Cacio e Pepe Chips (The Cannibal)
kennebec potatoes, canola oil, parmesan, pepper, salt



Charcuterie Platter (Cassia)
salted pork, sichuan lamb ham, singaporean candied pork, vietnamese meatloaf, smoked curried duck, cabbage relish, grilled bread

^ Asian charcuterie.

Vietnamese "Sunbathing" Prawns (Cassia)
fresno chiles, garlic, vietnamese hot sauce
—A fine chilled appetizer. $24 for five, though…

Vietnamese Pot Au Feu (Cassia)
creekstone farms short rib stew, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, bone marrow, grilled bread, bird's eye chile sauce, walnut-mustard
—And this… $46 for two chunks of short rib and some bone marrow? I had a Vietnamese pot au feu in Vegas that was cheaper – VEGAS! And that one contained filet mignon and foie gras!



Pho Baguette (East Borough)
12" french baguette, beef brisket, onion, bean sprouts, fresno chili, hoisin sriracha aioli, side-car pho broth

^ A Vietnamese variation on a French dip.


Phorrito (Komodo)
thinly-sliced rib-eye, bean sprouts, cilantro, onions, thai basil, jalapeño, lime juice, rice noodles, sriracha, hoisin sauce

^ A Vietnamese variation on a burrito.

Turkey Banh-Mi-tloaf Sandwich (Quicksand)
far east-inspired turkey meatloaf, asian slaw, pickled cucumbers, sriracha aioli, ciabatta
—An American variation on a bánh mì.


Bánh Mì Chicken Taco (Komodo)
marinated chicken, hoisin aioli, crushed roasted peanuts, jalapeño, pickled shredded daikon, carrots, cilantro

Java Pork Taco (Komodo)
indonesian pork rendang braised in coconut milk, tomato cucumber salad, green onions, fried shallots

Fish N' Grapes Taco (Komodo)
deep-fried alaskan cod, fresh concord grapes, roasted almonds, sour cream salad

Asian fusion [and other] tacos. Nothing to write home about.



Sweet Potato Taco (Guerrilla Tacos)
almond chile, feta cheese, fried corn, scallions

^ I'm not a fan of sweet potato, but this food truck taco is scrumptious. It's the only permanent taco on the menu for good reason.


Pollo Primo (Loqui)
tortilla, cheese, guacamole, onion, cilantro, salsa
—If you're willing to spend $5 on a taco, then this is a bang-up chicken taco. Its steak counterpart oddly includes beans.



Striped Bass Ceviche (Santa Monica Yacht Club)
coconut water, cilantro, jalapeño

^ Served in a young coconut.


Soft Shell Crab (Santa Monica Yacht Club)
singaporean chili sauce, cilantro, pea shoots

^ That sauce is a god dream.


Pastrami Ice Cream (Coolhaus)
caramelized organic pastrami swirled in sir kensington's "special sauce"
—Sir Kensington's Special Sauce is a mayonnaise-based condiment. THE BASE OF THIS ICE CREAM IS MAYONNAISE.

"Fast Food" Ice Cream (Coolhaus)
salted tahitian vanilla bean ice cream with milk chocolate malt balls and shoestring french fries
—The shoestring french fries in the scoop I tried have since been replaced by french fry crisps.

Spicy Pineapple and Cilantro Sorbet (Coolhaus)
pineapple sorbet infused with fresh cilantro and serrano chili peppers

Pistachio Black Truffle Ice Cream (Coolhaus)
sicilian pistachio and black truffle mushrooms


All five flavours of Salt and Straw's June 2016 "fermentation series," ranked:

5. California Avocado and Cardamom Ice Cream with Fermented Carrot Custard (Salt and Straw)
—It didn't taste like much.

4. Fish Sauce Caramel Ice Cream with Palm Sugar (Salt and Straw)
—It tasted too much of fermented anchovy sauce.

3. Sourdough Ice Cream with Chocolate and Strawberries (Salt and Straw)
—I wanted more chocolate.

2. Dill Pickle Sorbet (Salt and Straw)
—More like cucumber water sorbet with pickle juice.

1. Cacao Nibs and Red Miso Ice Cream (Salt and Straw)
—Like cacao nibs and carob ice cream.


(DK's Donuts) has EVERYTHING: donuts, cronuts, waffle-donut hybrids,


donut pizzas,


cronut grilled cheese sandwiches,


GLAZED cronut grilled cheese sandwiches,


donut cookie dough sandwiches…


The Office Burger (Father's Office)
caramelized onion, applewood bacon, gruyere, maytag blue, arugula
—I don't see what all the fuss is about.


(Pono Burger)'s dining area is a historic World War II-era Quonset hut.

Kuawa Crunch Burger (Pono Burger)
organic beef patty, hook's 1 yr. cheddar, housemade organic russet potato chips, organic green leaf lettuce, housemade coleslaw, housemade spicy guava rum sauce
—For a burger featuring potato chips and a spicy guava rum sauce, my only remark is that it eats cleanly.

Organic Russet Potato Fries (Pono Burger)
organic fresh thyme, organic parsley, kosher salt, housemade aioli
—(PB)'s fries, though… Yum!

Michael ordered this:


'Alekina Burger (Pono Burger)
organic beef patty, housemade chimichurri sauce, organic avocado, don juan chorizo, organic sweet potato nest


ORTS


Yellowfin Tostada (Guerrilla Tacos)
white miso, avocado, chile del valle, seaweed, micro herbs

Chipotle Beef Brisket Sandwich (Quicksand)
thinly-sliced smoked beef brisket, caramelized onion, melted white cheddar, chipotle aioli, soft roll

Chocolate Chip Cookie (Proof Bakery via Cognoscenti Coffee)

Choriqueso Dip (Mercado)
melted cotija, parmesan, oaxaca cheese, white wine, house chorizo, poblanos, mushrooms, fresh chips

Shichimi and Garlic Parmesan Fries with Nori (Humble Potato)


MISSED CONNECTIONS


Avocado Milkshake (Humble Potato)

P.I.G. "Pop Tarts" (Abigaile)
smoked pork confit, bacon, gruyere, wrapped in golden pastry crust


General Tso Pig's Head (The Cannibal)
broccoli salad, moo shoo pancake

Paniolo Burger (Pono Burger)
organic beef patty, english oak-smoked cheddar, niman ranch bacon, housemade 100% kona coffee bourbon bbq sauce, housemade organic buttermilk beer-battered onion rings
—"100% Kona coffee bourbon BBQ sauce."


Red Velvet Churros (Tacos Tu Madre)
cream cheese frosting


"Netflix" Ice Cream (Coolhaus)
white cheddar popcorn-infused base, doritos


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