Gjelina : Carb Heaven

By Tsz on April 8, 2013

Gjelina squid ink chitarra

Gastrophoria is a carb filled anniversary meal at Gjelina. When your partner-in-flavor is the Gentleman Weightlifter, eating (relatively) healthy is one of the better habits I've picked up. However, on special occasions—such as anniversaries—all bets are off. Off we went for a carb marathon at Gjelina! Sure there is a shroud of notoriety surrounding the Abbot ...

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Spazio Caffé : A Taste of Italy in Santa Monica

By Tsz on February 11, 2013

Spazio Caffe

Gastrophoria is a steaming glass of latte macchiato from Spazio Caffé. Ever since a life altering trip to Europe 2 years ago, I've been on a search for a good, straight forward cup of latte and had been coming up short. Not in the quality of coffee, thanks to a bevy of craft coffee houses available, ...

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Good Girl Dinette : Corn that Burns and Intrigues

By Tsz on January 24, 2013

Good Girl Dinette

Gastrophoria a heaping plate of freshly roasted and glazed corn with an ice-cold grapefruit pop at Good Girl Dinette. Ever met someone that you just can't figure out? No matter how brief the meeting may be, the conversation you share is just so intriguing that your mind replays the memory over and over, in hopes ...

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Foodstory : Okonomiyaki 101

By Tsz on October 24, 2012

Okonomiyaki Foodstory

Gastrophoria is a scaldingly hot Okonomiyaki fresh from the stove at Foodstory. I haven't had many run-ins with this specialty pancake from Osaka due to geography and a lack of knowledge. The only Okonomiyaki I've had was a sad, frumpy, specimen bloated with too much flour from a stand in New York years back. Since then, ...

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Fat Spoon : Tasty Campfire Memories

By Tsz on October 10, 2012

Fat Spoon

Gastrophoria is a baked sweet potato at Fat Spoon. It may not be the most photogenic dessert with its misshapen and charred exterior, but one bite has the ability to transport you headfirst to your most beloved campfire memory. It's a twice baked sweet potato, with its innards mixed with rich cream and butter and roasted ...

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