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

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 ChegoBone Marrow at AnimalNight Bowling in Santa MonicaManhattan BeachThe Post in Manhattan BeachFrontside air in the bowl at Venice BeachHollywood Palm treesFired chicken sammy at Son of a GunHolly scores some takeout pizza at GjelinaShrimp toast at Son of a GunManhattan BeachAt AnimalInside ChegoVenice Beach SkatingLA SucculantsEmpty Table, The Grove, LAOutside AnimalCoffee Commissary, Fairfax, West HollywoodCoffee Commissary, Fairfax, West HollywoodChego (thanks for the recommendation, Jason)Feasting at Son of a GunFish dip at Son of a GunCoffee Commissary in West HollywoodManhattan BeachLA TrafficManhattan BeachManhattan BeachManhattan BeachAt the Gjelina take out shop in VeniceManhattan BeachCruisinManhattan BeachManhattan BeachIndoor bowl at a skateshop on FairfaxOyster sandwich at Son of a GunManhattan BeachAt 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 GunChowder at Son of a GunThe Post in Manhattan BeachElvis sightingAVILA'S HEIR margarita w/ corralejo reposado, serrano, manadrin, yuzu at the Post in Manhattan Beach Avila's HeirmargaritaMagnolia BakeryMagnolia BakeryMagnolia BakerySon of a Gun MenuSmoked trout salad at Son of a GunSon Of A GunSon of A GunSon of a Gun busserVenice BeachCountry ham plate at Son of a GunLobster Roll at Son of a GunKale salad at AnimalJosh Pape | WildebeestSon of A Gun AftermathLeaving Son Of A Gun, full and traumatizedLe Labo, LALe Labo (cult fragrance house)Le LaboLe LaboLe LaboJoans on ThirdJoans on ThirdBoysArtGjelina AftermathGjelinaGjelina Housemade Chorizo, Tomato, Cream, Fennel, Chili & BasilAndrew at GjelinaVenice BeachCoffee in Santa MonicaFarmer's Daughter (our hotel)Service at Gjelina on Abbot KinneyBunny rolls at AnimalIn n Out BurgerSanta Monica PierAnchovy & Burrata Toasts  at Gjelina on Abbot KinneySomething sinful at Animal (buffalo pig tails?).ScoutmobileAnchovy & Burrata Toasts at Gjelina on Abbot KinneyGjelina on Abbot KinneyMarinated Beets, Burrata at Gjelina on Abbot KinneyIMG_3401James and David at Son of a GunGjelina on Abbot KinneyBreak time, GjelinaPig ears under fried egg at AnimalTextiles at Heather Heron on LaBreaCoffeeCalifornia FlowersShepard Fairey Misfit Giant on LaBreaLA BillboardChego menuGjelina Take Out, VeniceGjelina Take Out, VeniceManhattan BeachGjelina Take Out, VeniceAbbot Kinney, Venice waiting for pizza from Gjelina Take OutOutside Gjelina Take OutOven at Gjelina Take OutEggslut parked on FairfaxGjelina on Abbot KinneyBoys at AnimalYes!Foie gras at AnimalGjelina Take OutGjelina Take OutRabbit a AnimalVenice houseChego spicy goodnessBrains at AnimalSon of a GunInvert at the Venice Beach bowlBarbecue pork belly sandwiches at AnimalNight Bowling in Santa MonicaVeniceZoltar - Santa Monica PierVenice Tattoo SignVenice BeachVenice BeachJosh, David and James on Manhattan BeachVenice Beach multi-taskerVenice BeachVenice Beach ClownVenice BeachBalsamic pork ribs at AnimalVenice sunsetChego goodnessVenice carvingVenice BeachVenice BeachVenice BeachGjelina Take AwayVenice BeachVenice BeachVenice BeachPelicans of VeniceLate Night Bowling in Santa MonicaOh VeniceVenice BeachVenice Beach, Hank Moody's place?Venice BeachFlagSanta MonicaVenice housePalm treesAbbot KinneyIntelligentsia Coffee & TeaSanta MonicaOn Abbot KinneyOn Abbot KinneyVenice Tree HouseVenice TreesThe Band Cameras Melrose Trading Post Flea MarketWest Hollywood Flea MarketWest Hollywood Flea MarketGlasses Melrose Trading Post Flea MarketRecords Cameras Flea MarketWest HollywoodWest HollywoodTaking a break - West HollywoodLove Me, Fairfax, West HollywoodNeon,  Fairfax, West HollywoodCanters,  Fairfax, West HollywoodCanters Pastrami on RyeRunning for the wavesSanta Monica PierSanta Monica PierSanta Monica PierAwesomeGjelina Take OutVenice BeachManhattan 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!