spoon house's perfect business model

With only noodles to cook and sauces to heat up, I believe Spoon House in Gardena has found the most deliciously affordable business model for restaurant food. Case in point: the light spaghetti with basil clams in cream sauce. yum. All for around 8 to 10 bucks a person.

Spoon House
1601 W Redondo beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247

See. Even the parents think Spoon House is tasty!

Pann's Grub Goodness

Who knew illewminator and I could find such a tasty deal at the ungodly crossroads of La Cienega, Centinela and La Tijera! For around 25 bucks including tax and tip, we had ourselves four juicy and meaty fried chicken wings atop a thick belgian waffle, a hearty bbq beef brisket sandwich with a side of bbq chips, two side salads and a caramel bread pudding to go.

Yelpers had compared it to a Denny's for Ladera Heights. But I think it has much more tastiness. Can you find caramelized brisket bits and 'jus' at a Denny's? And I would say that the meaty fried chicken wings of Pann's can go toe-to-toe with the Roscoe's chicken wings any day of the week. The waffle wasn't the best that I've had (I wish there was enough "structure" to stand up to the weight and heat of the four meaty wings). But the tastiness of our meal and the extensive menu was impressive enough that these two Downtown/Silverlake gals have already committed to trekking back out to Pann's for seconds.

I believe mac and cheese and barbecue plates are in our future.

Pann's Restaurant
6710 La Tijera Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Small lot parking. Counter seating for the diner experience. Booth seating for the Tarantino Pulp Fiction experience.