CONTENTS 4 MAP OF LOS ANGELES 6 TASTY L.A. DESSERTS
what the customers think
Randys Donuts Diddy Riese 10 FAMOUS LOS ANGELES EATERIES from Johnnies Pastrami to Titos Tacos
Johnnies Pastrami Titos Tacos Pinks Hotdogs El Tepeyac Cafe
TASTY L.A. DESSERTS
WHAT THE CUSTOMERS THINK By Kim Schmehl Photography by Conrad Schmehl Randy’s Donuts has been a famous landmark for quite some time. Not only is this place known for its amazing donuts and cookies, but the giant donut that sits on top of the building is a very popular tourist attraction. Many people from all over come to visit Randys and take pictures of this giant donut. Randys giant donut has been seen in movies such as Ironman and 2012. In an interview with a Randy’s Donut customer, she explains to us briefly about her experience and even her favorite donut.
delicious L.A.: What did you think about Randy’s Donuts the first time you visited? Jennifer: It was amazing. There are so many different varieties of donuts and very fresh tasting. delicious L.A.: Which is your favorite donut? Jennifer: It definitely has to be the maple bar. delicious L.A.: Would you come back to Randy’s and tell others about Randy’s Donuts? Jennifer: Of course. My children love this place and it’s a great place to come for a quick and simple dessert.
Diddy Riese is a famous ice cream and cookie shop located near UCLA collge in Westwood, CA. This delicious ice cream and cookie shop sure will have any mouth watering once you get the smell of fresh baked cookies walking in.
UCLA student Stephanie Castillo makes weekly trips to Diddy Riese with her friends. In an interview with Stephanie she tells us about her experience at this famous ice cream shop. delicious L.A.: How long have you been going to Diddy Riese? Stephanie: Ever since I was a little girl my parents would take me. delicious L.A.: How has your experience been at Diddy Riese and what is your your favorite ice cream sandwich? Stephanie: My experience has always been great. Prices are cheap and its conviently located near school. My favorite ice cream sandwich is rocky road ice cream with chocolate chip cookies. Delicious!
LOS ANGELES eateries
FROM JOHNNIES PASTRAMI TO TITOS TACOS THESE LOS ANGELES EATERIES HAVE TAKEN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL. by Kim Schmehl
Photography by Conrad Schmehl
Johnnies Pastrami is a famous eatery in the heart of Culver City is Los Angeles county.. Located on Washington Place, this hamburger joint creates a lot of buzz and service. The food prices range from $9.00 up but is well worth the cost based on the portion sizes and the taste only. These one of a kind pastrami sandwiches and hamburgers will melt in your mouth. Right around the corner of Johnnies Pastrami is the famous
Titos Tacos. Located off of Culver Blvd this mexican inspired restaurant serves up some delicious tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and homemade guacamole sauce. Titos Tacos is a great place to go after watching a Dodger baseball game or Lakers basketball game. There is usually a long line outside of Titos Tacos but it is well worth the wait. Marinated shredded beef in a crunchy shell, these tacos are hard to resist.
Pink’s was founded by Paul and Betty Pink in 1939 as a pushcart near the corner of La Brea and Melrose. There is usually a long line of customers in front despite the lack of parking in and around the area. The often slow-moving line is viewed by some as part of the attraction at Pink’s, especially on Friday and Saturday nights when the stand becomes packed with club and concert goers. Pink’s has named several newer menu items after Hollywood celebrities, some of whom can be seen at the restaurant. There are many signed celebrity photographs hanging on the walls inside; some celebrities have signed more than one photo. The celebrity-named hot dogs are often versions actually ordered by the person in question, such as the “Martha Stewart Dog” with mustard, relish, onions, chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut, bacon, and sour cream. Another is the “Rosie O’Donnell Long Island Dog,” which is a 10” dog topped with mustard, onions, chili and sauerkraut.
El Tepeyac is another famous Los Angeles eatery located in East L.A. El Tepeyac is more than a restaurant that serves incredible Mexican food. It’s a gathering place for friends, family, and neighbors. If you’re not familiar with East L.A., El Tepeyac is a little difficult to find. It’s located on North Evergreen Avenue, a side street from the main drag, Cesar Chavez. The restaurant has an indoors and outdoors area. The outdoors area is mostly for carryout orders. The El Tepeyac Café is best known for its huge burritos, particularly the Hollenbeck Burrito (named after the local police station) and the Manuel Special, probably the biggest burrito in the known universe. The Hollenbeck is a big flour tortilla stuffed with pork, guacamole, rice, beans, and whatever else the cook might want to add. It’s a meal for one starving person or two hungry people. And then there’s the Manuel Special, the Hollenbeck times two.