Wednesday, March 29, 2017

D.C. Doughnut/Fried Chicken Favorite Astro Celebrating DTLA Opening By Giving Out FREE Doughnuts.

Scott Suchman for Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken.
FINALLY, something good to come out of our nation's capitol: popular fast casual joint Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken will open their first west coast establishment next Wednesday, April 5th in Downtown LA at 516 W. 6th Street. The Pershing Square-adjacent locale will be frying up Astro's beloved Creme Brulee squared dough of awesome along with classic flavors like PB&J and seasonal pastry, alongside fried chicken sandwiches (I have my eye on that Old Bay sando already...), tenders and bone-in options. 

And, as the picture below this post presents, you can even mix business with pleasure via a doughtnut-fried chicken sandwich that most assuredly can't be bad for you, right? RIGHT?

To celebrate their commencement, anyone who shows up next Wednesday and demonstrates proof they follow Astro's Instagram (@astrodoughnuts) will receive A FREE DOUGHNUT.  

Scott Suchman for Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken.
Opens Wednesday, 4/5/17.
516 W. 6th Street, DTLA.
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm; Sat: 7:30-8:30pm; Sun: 9am-3pm.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Floppy New York Slices At a Westside Sports Bar?

What: New York-style Slices and Pies at popular westside bar.
Where: The Nickel Mine (11363 Santa Monica Blvd, West LA).

Why: One of LA's worst problems: the food at our sports bars BLOWS. Okay, there are certainly **worse** problems, but it can be infuriating at times trying to seek out solid grub while catching a game. I went to college in Boston. I didn't get most of the cable channels, so I oft had to sojourn with friends at local joints to watch ANY game of ANY importance. No matter the griminess of the establishment, the food was (almost) always consistently good. 

LA? Not so much. It just doesn't seem that important to Southland sports bars.

That's why I feel it's my duty to point out (hell, bestow medals upon...) bars that serve halfway decent food. The sort of food that won't make you wondering the whole basketball game where the fuck you plan to eat afterward. That's Nickel Mine. They do a couple salads, but really the primary focus is New York-style, floppy, yet stern pizza. Even the red sauce is just so sweet. They keep it simple with only two options: cheese and pepperoni. Via slice or whole pie.

Although they don't offer a Happy Hour discount on food (which, by the way, Nickel Mine, you totally should; even a dollar or so off a slice or a whole pie would go a long way...), here's the hack I recommend: go during Happy Hour -- offered 5-8pm Sunday through Friday -- and grab two slices and either a draft beer/wine/well cocktail for... only $10. Nowadays, with ever escalating pizza pricepoints, that serves as one of LA's best deals. Plus it's a very convivial space, almost always packed with a few rowdy post-office rendezvous, so you get your NY pizza and atmosphere. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

Pictures of Food!

So, after putting it off for who knows what reason, there is finally an Unemployed Eater Instagram! The new Insta will focus on LA's top foodstuffs under twenty buckaroos - via pics, news and the like. If you feel so inclined, please give it a follow. Or don't and just lie to my face and say you did.

Have a great weekend.

Oh, wait, looking for things to do/eat this very Saturday and Sunday?

Go here (baked goods for charity!!).

Or here (Smorgasburg on the SM Pier!).