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J and I went to Porky’s BBQ in downtown San Pedro this past Friday. The businesses around were having a Black Friday sale, but the only issue was that the streets were pretty much deserted, which personally made me sad.  But anyway, I was soon chippery again because of all the goodness below.

After J placed our order this tray was brought to us by Jenny who greeted us and took our order.

november-2008-271-copy-smallI must tell the world a little secret.  When I read about the opening of Porky’s BBQ I told J with much excitement and eagerly suggested that we should go and give it a try. His response was, to put it lightly, a stare followed by a dry and unenthusiastic, “I don’t think so.” Fast forward a couple of months and here we were sitting at the tables outside with Indi going crazy smelling all the goodness around her.

The samples were delicious and I am pretty sure I may have heard, “we should order that next time.” Oh how I was singing victory inside.  And then the rest of the food came.  We ordered Ribs and Chicken Strips. Both were absolutely DUHLICIOUS!

november-2008-276-copy-smallDoesn’t that look appetizing?!! Oh how good it was. The leftovers were so good the next day too! And look at those French Fries, they had me at hello! And the BBQ sauce was out of this world good.

november-2008-275-copy-smallI swear, these were the best chicken strips I have ever had. The batter was so yummy and fluffy. Just the thought of them makes my mouth water and the only adjectives that I can think of are YUMMY and SCRUMPTIOUS.

november-2008-273-copy-smallNow this post would not be complete if I did not include a picture of Miss Friendliness Jenny. Here she is posing with our food.  Overall, the food and service were both excellent and we will definitely go back again! Mr. Earl, who ever you are, you rock!

Porky’s BBQ
362 West 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 521-9999

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About a month ago J and I went for a wine tasting event at Off The Wine here in Pedro. The wines were Croatian and they also had some delicious chevapchichi (Croatian kuftahs or meatballs) and bread on hand as appetizers.  Both the chevapchichi and the bread were out of this world delicious.

We decided that we had to go and check the place where this delicious food came from. The actual place is a whole in the wall and the only available sitting is outside.  Let me tell you, this is the best hole in the wall in San Pedro for both food and hospitality. The owner Danny is very friendly and he is the person who will take your order and bring it to you if you are sitting outside. He and his wife work very hard everyday and the results are fantastic.

The menu above is what they have so far. The first time we went there we ordered the Croatian Pizza and cabbage roles which were both delicious. The pizza dough is by far the best I have had since moving here to the US. It is thin and crispy just like in Italy.

We just went there a couple of days ago for lunch and we both ordered the Plyeskavitza, which is a patty served in the homemade brick over bread with peppers, tomatoes, lettuce and garlic sauce. OH MY GOD! SOOOOOOO GOOOD! The coolest thing is that Danny actually made it for us while we waited.

Pavich’s Brick Oven Pizzeria is a must have. I officially declair it to have the best Pizza in Los Angeles. And lucky for us it is walking distance from us!

Pavich’s Brick Oven Pizzeria
2311 Alma St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
310.519.1200

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Opah! Oh what a night we had tonight! We had plans to meet up with our friend SK for some delicious Lebanese food in Belmont Shore. Once we got to the restaurant we were told that the wait was 45 minutes to one hour.  So we decided to check out a different restaurant. J mentioned that one of our options is Greek food and I was all for going Greek! So we went to George’s Greek Cafe and what a good choice that was! The restaurant is a family owned and operated establishment with three different locations.

(annoying person pointing at the food and therefore ruining my
attempt at professional photography)

We stared with the fabulousness above: Saganaki (House specialty) Battered and Fried Greek Kasseri Cheese, Flamed at the Table with Brandy, Finished with Kalamata Olives and Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice and served with Pita Bread). I wished I had my camera ready to go when the food came; man was the flaming part fun! J also ordered the Combo Apperizer (A True Taste of Greece which includes 2 Portions of Dolmathes, Keftethes, Tiropites, Spanakopites, Kalamari, and served with Tzantziki Sauce).

(more pointing…)

Then we moved on to our main dishes. I got a Kalamari Salad which was duhlicious!

J ordered the Horiatiki salad (Greek village salad) Fresh Cut Chunk Tomato, Cucumber, Feta Cheese, Red Onions, Kalamata Olives, Bell Peppers, and our Homemade Traditional Greek dressing.

SK ordered veggie Dolmathes (Grape Leaves Stuffed with Ground Beef, Rice, Tomato, and Spices).

And we finished off by sharing a desset that was similar to a Bakhlava with a stringy type of dough and chocolate. YUMMY!

The food was excelent and the service was absolutely wonderful. Our server Nathan was fantastic. It had been a long time since I walked into a restaurant and received such a good and attentive service. Nathan and the rest of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. On our way to our table every staff that we walked by said hello. Seriously??? I was wondering if we were in a different city…how often does that happen in LA?

The food came out fast and was very good. I am not exagerating when I say that my glass of ice-tea NEVER went below half full…and we were on the second floor of the restaurant. I definitely recommand this place as the food is very good and the atmosphere is very friednly and welcoming. It is such a nice change, especially from the crappy service that you get now-a-days at every other place. The prices are just right and well worth the food.

George’s Greek Cafe
5316 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803

(562) 433-1755

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