We headed to Susan Feniger's Street in Hollywood for lunch. We were excited to try this place because it is dedicated to street food around the world, features a chef from Top Chef masters fame, and we like her other place, Border Grill in Santa Monica. I had their most popular dish, the kaya toast, which is a toasted white bread sandwich filled with a pandanas custard (loyal readers will recall that pandanas is the elusive flavor we came to love in Southeast Asia). The sandwich is served with a dark soy sauce and a fried egg--just dip and eat. The most brilliant combination of salty and sweet. Best washed down with a Street Ginger cocktail. Try to avoid the loud-talking industry folks who congregate here for power lunching.
The Standard Hotel is pretty swank--and their speed dial is wonderful. In addition to Front Desk and Room Service, it includes one-touch dialing for Motivational Speaker, Fluffer and Alibi. And the shower wall is clear glass facing the bed. Whoopee!
Spent the last few days in LA--Karen was down here as part of a panel awarding grants to artists, I was just tagging along. Anyway, downtown LA got 2.5 inches of rain Sunday, so we went to the Nickel Diner where I tucked into a maple donut covered in bacon. Delicious. They also had one called an Irish car bomb, but those were sold out.