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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Skooby's - Hollywood

Skooby's on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Last Friday, Larry and I were on our way to the Mods & Rockers film festival at the American Cinematheque, Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. We were running late and hadn't eaten dinner, so we stopped at Skooby's Hotdogs, a few blocks from the theater, across the street from Musso & Frank's.
Larry @ Skooby's

The hotdogs were really good. I had the Quesadilla Dog, which is a frank in a flour tortilla with fresh grated cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and homemade basil mayonnaise. Larry had Skooby's Original Hot Dog, which is a classic frank with your choice of toppings — spicy mustard, ketchup, onions, relish, jalapeños, mayonnaise. The highlight of the meal was the fresh-squeezed lemonade. Our meal was fast, delicious and inexpensive....the perfect L.A. food experience!

On an architectural/landmark note, after closer inspection, it looks like Skooby's is in the same building as the now defunct Pussy Cat Theater! Check out the blank oval sign above the Skooby's logo...yup...it's the former Pussy Cat!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Pepy's @ Mar Vista Bowl

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Pepy's Coffee Shop at the Mar Vista Bowling Alley on Venice Blvd. and Grandview in Mar Vista is a good coffee shop. It's small, often crowded, has excellent service, is inexpensive and good.
We were there last Sunday with my Mom and Step-Dad for breakfast. At 10 am on a Sunday, we only had to wait about 10 minutes for a table.
You can read more about the architecture and style of the building here.
Mom and Hal ordered the chili omlette. The beef chili has a pleasant kick to it. Not too hot for gringo tastes.
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Chili Omlette

I ordered the machaca with eggs, which is shredded beef, onions and peppers, scrambled into the eggs.
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Machaca con Huevos y Papas

Larry ordered Pepy's version of the triple-play...eggs, bacon, French toast.
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Eggs, Bacon & French Toast

Everyone was quite pleased with their meals. Plus we had the pleasure of dining inside an authentic tiki-style building!

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Pepy's Coffee Shop @ Mar Vista Bowling Alley
12125 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles
Phone: (310) 391-5288
Fax: (310) 391-1651

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