Friday, September 01, 2006
101 Coffee Shop. Throwback for Swingers.
The movie, that is.
I remember watching this hilarious movie about a guy and his actor friends trying to make it in Hollywood. My girlfriend and I laughed as Mikey blundered over his newfound single-dom. But in the end, found ourselves cheering for him because really, he was "money."
On our first day back to work, some colleagues and I headed to the 101 Coffee Shop for a nice long lunch. I was excited to go because I remembered foodblogger friend Colleen Cuisine writing up her visit but couldn't remember that the onion rings were the thing to order.
Instead, I asked the other five folks who were with me for their recommendations. After CT mentioned the "DELICIOUS" Sweet Potato Fries, I ordered the side basket to share with the table. They were good with just the right amount of salt, and I dabbed them with some Heinz ketchup. But I think I'm still partial to the mixed fries at GR/Eats.
And I don't know why, but I ordered the Macaroni and Cheese when everyone else got healthy sandwiches and a breakfast special. But I do love my carbs. When our food came out (after waiting a long while), I thought my dish actually looked (and tasted more like) scrambled eggs with cheese. Nothing memorable, I loaded up on my carb intake and was just happy that I was in good company.
Next time, I'll just make my mac and cheese from scratch - nothing's better than homemade. But for an informal bite out to eat with friends and colleagues, The 101 Coffee Shop is just the thing.
The 101 Coffee Shop
street: 6145 Franklin Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90025