WJ - Do you remember the old, really huge Burger Chef and huge Walt's Roast Beef signs that had existed on Post Road in North Kingstown? Those big signs were probably there until the early 1970s.. Burger Chef had re-modeled to the "newer" design in the early 1970s, and Walt's replaced the really big old sign around the same time. Later, Burger Chef was completely gone, and Walt's moved one building down from its old spot into the previous Papa Geno's Building. Miss those big old mid-century signs.
Glenn and Janet
Glenn an Janet
-I'm not originaly from Rhode Island. I'm a born and bred New Yorker who grew up on Long Island, besides I wouldn't remember much from the early 70's- I was just a little guy back then in grade school.
-I couldn't go into much detail last night as my attention was diverted to the TV and watching my Yankees losing the ALCS
-When I travel I look for unique experiences, things I can't find locally. For some reason others will do this but with certain areas of the country (Charleston, New Orleans Chicago) come to mind, however when you visit these places, albeit the food is fantastic however you're not eating like a local, you're eating like a tourist. Perhaps if you visit these places and check out the the Italian Restaurants, Chinese Restaurants and Sandwich Shops (and I'm sure there has to be a few good ones) then you're eating like a local.
-With that said, I know you guys are not fans of Sush- however The California Roll Factory
does not serve sushi, not in the traditional sense this is not a Japanese Restaurant, its a Californian Restaurant. This is a unique take to a higher and very different level invented in LA . These rolls are big, sloppy and for the most part DO NOT INVOLVE RAW FISH.
The menu gives a breakdown of the ingredients that compose these rolls so you'll know whether or not the fish is raw. If you like Chinese Dim Sum then you would love the California Roll Factory. Mar is right, many restaurants in So- Cal do offer this, and Yelpers have given the place great reviews, although unfortunately the reviews are little skewed by those who were expecting tradtional sushi and therefore obviously disappointed.
is right- these crazy rolls or wacky rolls as they are referred to are prevelant everywhere in So-Cal but unfortunately I've found pale imitations elsewhere- I'm still looking around Rhode Island and Boston for something remotely similar even my friends in NY were amazed at the photos I showed them. I guess a similar analogy would be: well, why go to Langers in LA when there are plenty of Sanwich shops in Virginia?
-Another place I mentioned Juices Fountain
on Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood is owned by a Columbian Family and is probably one of the oldest Juice Bars in the LA area- they opened over 40 years ago and as you can see
got 4 1/2 out of 5 stars on yelp http://www.yelp.com/biz/juices-fountain-hollywood
Speaking of big and sloppy, another place to consider for a humongous burrito is El Tepeyac http://roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overview/6524/el-tepeyac-cafe
-if you're a fan of Teriyaki, you'll notice a plethora of fast food Teriyaki joints everywhere serving Teriyaki bowls. I lived in Seattle for 5 years and I know many on here (including wheregregeats
) think that Seattle had huge concesntration of Teriyaki joints, well Seattle can't even begin to compare or come close to the concentration that LA has. Unfortunately I couldn't tell you where the good ones are, since the only chance I had to try it was at a Ramen Parlor in Little Tokyo.
perhaps this might help http://www.dishtip.com/s/ca/los-angeles/top-dishes/teriyaki-bowl -Philippe's
goes without saying (at least that's where I'm in agreement with most)- get the lamb dip
-Finally, a recommendation I went with from our own Elise T
If you're a fan of fresh baked granola for breakfast I totally recommend Theres No Place Like Home
and of course they have other
breakfast options too. http://www.homelosfeliz.com/