FIELD TRIP #592: On A Food Porn Safari To The City Of Angels With Some Wildebeests

March 15, 2012.

We recently returned from an R&R trip down to Los Angeles. We were down there at the same time as Josh Pape, James Iranzad, and David Gunawan who were in town doing R&D for their upcoming Wildebeest restaurant on Hastings. We tagged along for several of their meals and got up to many other things besides, the delicious gists of which you can see from the 200 or so shots below…

  • At Chego
  • Bone Marrow at Animal
  • Night Bowling in Santa Monica
  • Manhattan Beach
  • The Post in Manhattan Beach
  • Frontside air in the bowl at Venice Beach
  • Hollywood Palm trees
  • Fired chicken sammy at Son of a Gun
  • Holly scores some takeout pizza at Gjelina
  • Shrimp toast at Son of a Gun
  • Manhattan Beach
  • At Animal
  • Inside Chego
  • Venice Beach Skating
  • LA Succulants
  • Empty Table, The Grove, LA
  • Outside Animal
  • Coffee Commissary, Fairfax, West Hollywood
  • Coffee Commissary, Fairfax, West Hollywood
  • Chego (thanks for the recommendation, Jason)
  • Feasting at Son of a Gun
  • Fish dip at Son of a Gun
  • Coffee Commissary in West Hollywood
  • Manhattan Beach
  • LA Traffic
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Manhattan Beach
  • At the Gjelina take out shop in Venice
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Cruisin
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Indoor bowl at a skateshop on Fairfax
  • Oyster sandwich at Son of a Gun
  • Manhattan Beach
  • At Ercoles (oldest bar in Manhattan Beach)
  • Andrew at Ercoles (oldest bar in Manhattan Beach)
  • James, Andrew and Josh at Ercoles (oldest bar in Manhattan Beach)
  • Son of a Gun
  • Chowder at Son of a Gun
  • The Post in Manhattan Beach
  • Elvis sighting
  • AVILA'S HEIR margarita w/ corralejo reposado, serrano, manadrin, yuzu at the Post in Manhattan Beach Avila's Heirmargarita
  • Magnolia Bakery
  • Magnolia Bakery
  • Magnolia Bakery
  • Son of a Gun Menu
  • Smoked trout salad at Son of a Gun
  • Son Of A Gun
  • Son of A Gun
  • Son of a Gun busser
  • Venice Beach
  • Country ham plate at Son of a Gun
  • Lobster Roll at Son of a Gun
  • Kale salad at Animal
  • Josh Pape | Wildebeest
  • Son of A Gun Aftermath
  • Leaving Son Of A Gun, full and traumatized
  • Le Labo, LA
  • Le Labo (cult fragrance house)
  • Le Labo
  • Le Labo
  • Le Labo
  • Joans on Third
  • Joans on Third
  • Boys
  • Art
  • Gjelina Aftermath
  • Gjelina
  • Gjelina Housemade Chorizo, Tomato, Cream, Fennel, Chili & Basil
  • Andrew at Gjelina
  • Venice Beach
  • Coffee in Santa Monica
  • Farmer's Daughter (our hotel)
  • Service at Gjelina on Abbot Kinney
  • Bunny rolls at Animal
  • In n Out Burger
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Anchovy & Burrata Toasts  at Gjelina on Abbot Kinney
  • Something sinful at Animal (buffalo pig tails?).
  • Scoutmobile
  • Anchovy & Burrata Toasts at Gjelina on Abbot Kinney
  • Gjelina on Abbot Kinney
  • Marinated Beets, Burrata at Gjelina on Abbot KinneyIMG_3401
  • James and David at Son of a Gun
  • Gjelina on Abbot Kinney
  • Break time, Gjelina
  • Pig ears under fried egg at Animal
  • Textiles at Heather Heron on LaBrea
  • Coffee
  • California Flowers
  • Shepard Fairey Misfit Giant on LaBrea
  • LA Billboard
  • Chego menu
  • Gjelina Take Out, Venice
  • Gjelina Take Out, Venice
  • Manhattan Beach
  • Gjelina Take Out, Venice
  • Abbot Kinney, Venice waiting for pizza from Gjelina Take Out
  • Outside Gjelina Take Out
  • Oven at Gjelina Take Out
  • Eggslut parked on Fairfax
  • Gjelina on Abbot Kinney
  • Boys at Animal
  • Yes!
  • Foie gras at Animal
  • Gjelina Take Out
  • Gjelina Take Out
  • Rabbit a Animal
  • Venice house
  • Chego spicy goodness
  • Brains at Animal
  • Son of a Gun
  • Invert at the Venice Beach bowl
  • Barbecue pork belly sandwiches at Animal
  • Night Bowling in Santa Monica
  • Venice
  • Zoltar - Santa Monica Pier
  • Venice Tattoo Sign
  • Venice Beach
  • Venice Beach
  • Josh, David and James on Manhattan Beach
  • Venice Beach multi-tasker
  • Venice Beach
  • Venice Beach Clown
  • Venice Beach
  • Balsamic pork ribs at Animal
  • Venice sunset
  • Chego goodness
  • Venice carving
  • Venice Beach
  • Venice Beach
  • Venice Beach
  • Gjelina Take Away
  • Venice Beach
  • Venice Beach
  • Venice Beach
  • Pelicans of Venice
  • Late Night Bowling in Santa Monica
  • Oh Venice
  • Venice Beach
  • Venice Beach, Hank Moody's place?
  • Venice Beach
  • Flag
  • Santa Monica
  • Venice house
  • Palm trees
  • Abbot Kinney
  • Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea
  • Santa Monica
  • On Abbot Kinney
  • On Abbot Kinney
  • Venice Tree House
  • Venice Trees
  • The Band Cameras Melrose Trading Post Flea Market
  • West Hollywood Flea Market
  • West Hollywood Flea Market
  • Glasses Melrose Trading Post Flea Market
  • Records Cameras Flea Market
  • West Hollywood
  • West Hollywood
  • Taking a break - West Hollywood
  • Love Me, Fairfax, West Hollywood
  • Neon,  Fairfax, West Hollywood
  • Canters,  Fairfax, West Hollywood
  • Canters Pastrami on Rye
  • Running for the waves
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Awesome
  • Gjelina Take Out
  • Venice Beach
  • Manhattan Beach

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  • http://www.abigailsparty.ca James Iranzad

    Such a great trip! Loving these photos…

  • jake

    So choked I didn’t see these last week, before I was driving down Abbot Kinney searching for somewhere decent to eat…thanks for setting me up for a better experience on the next trip!

    Photo geek question: what lens were you shooting with for most of your shots on the EOS 60D? Note that you haven’t set your dates on the Mark 5D as it’s posting January 1 2000.

  • Patrick Malone

    The picture of the busboy collecting glasses with his fingers reminds me of the time I was taken to task in a union environment when I told a server she’d “regret” handling others glassware in that fashion. A two hour union grevience meeting ended in stalemate as I refused to recant my “threatening” choice of words. While administrators begged me to capitulate I restated my defense that one would regret that sloppy service when they got hepatitis and then gave it to their loved ones. Strong language is not necessarily wrong language.

  • http://cargocollective.com/mikebabiarz Mike Babiarz

    fantastic shots, yay sun!

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