Without a doubt I believe when Joe Esposito belted out the Karate Kid soundtrack, “You’re the best! Around! Nothing’s ever going to keep you down!” he had 2013’s Top 13 LA Foodstuffs Under $13 in mind. How is that possible for a 29-year old song? I’m not sure. But don’t let that detract you from Unemployed Eater’s fourth annual enumerating of the Southland’s finest frugal food finds. This year the list culls far and wide from our fair city and county. Encino! Atwater Village! Sierra Madre! Miracle Mile! It also spans the gamut when it comes to cuisine. Breakfast! Lunch! Dinner! Snacks! Cookies! Appys!
Reminder of the rules: 1) 2013 must have been the first year I consumed the foodstuff; 2) The restaurant must be in LA County; 3) The item must cost $13 or less before tax.
So, why don’t we just get to it already? 2013’s Top 13…
No doubt about it, last week was a tough week. When it finally came to the weekend we were in desperate need of distraction. Something fun. Something entertaining. Something different. Something fucking weird.
While many hit the 10 and flocked to the Coachella Valley desert to get their dose of musical strange, more than five thousand smartly stuck around Los Angeles and attended the annual cheesy bacchanalia known as the Grilled Cheese Invitational. No longer a spring chicken, now in it’s eleventh incarnation, the GCI stands as one of LA’s most premiere – if not, odd (-ly entertaining) – annual food events.
Pumpkin Spice Caramels from a Culver City Kitchen. Thought I’d share.