Fastfood Undead – A Taco Bell reborn as a Thai Original BBQ

I’m not a big fan of Taco Bell, the restaurant chain founded in Downey in 1962. I’m not a fan of their food, anyway -- or the chain in general as it exists today. I am, however, a fan of the iconic architecture from the Golden Age of Fast Food (1940s-1980s) and I’m an even bigger … Continue reading Fastfood Undead – A Taco Bell reborn as a Thai Original BBQ

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Urban Rambles — Exploring the area along Hoover and Virgil with Marvin

Los Angeles is often characterized as a city in which one simply cannot exist without a car. And yet, as the millions of Angelenos who bicycle, take public transit, or walk will tell you, driving a car is no way to get to know the city. Since Los Angeles County is even larger than the … Continue reading Urban Rambles — Exploring the area along Hoover and Virgil with Marvin

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Thai Town (ไทยทาวน์)

  Both apsonsi and LADOT signs mark the entrances to Thai Town This entry is about the Los Angeles neighborhood of Thai Town.   Siam Square Thai Town is roughly bounded by Hollywood Blvd on the north, Normandie on the east, Western on the west, and Sunset (or Fountain by some accounts -- although there's nothing Thai … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Thai Town (ไทยทาวน์)

The freaks come out at night – Bounce Queen Big Freedia visits L.A. and the sissies’ strange path to the spotlight

Tashi Condelee takes the stage whilst Big Freedia does her thang Wednesday night I was mulling my options about what exciting way to spend my evening. Since my brother won't let me come to his house to play Battlefield 2 - Bad Company, I was weighing whether or not to go to the Support Your … Continue reading The freaks come out at night – Bounce Queen Big Freedia visits L.A. and the sissies’ strange path to the spotlight

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Armenia

In the Los Angeles Neighborhood poll, right behind Morningside Circle is Little Armenia. To vote in the Los Angeles County Community poll, go here. Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of Little Armenia   When I first moved to Silver Lake from Chino I got a job in nearby Burbank. I drove through Glendale and noticed that … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Little Armenia