April 28, 2010 – Square One Dining

28 Apr

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11 am

Square One Dining

1 BLAT sandwich

side green salad

several glasses of water

Before braised pork belly began to appear on every other restaurant menu, there was bacon. Specifically, there was Nueske’s slab bacon, sliced 1/8-inch thick and slowly roasted in an oven. That’s how Square One Dining, a breakfast and lunch spot right in the shadow of the Scientology Headquarter on Fountain and Vermont, cooks their bacon. When they first opened three years ago, I went every other week. Square One was one of the first restaurants in the neighborhood that meticulously sourced their ingredients, and promptly add a pronoun to all their ingredients. Hence, breakfast potatoes aren’t just potatoes, their Yukon golds from Weiser Farms. Grits are specially ordered from Anson Mills in South Carolina, where they stone ground organic corn (it’s the best grits I’ve ever tasted). And the bacon, as mentioned before, is from Nueske, the Wisconsin butcher renowned for their smoked meats. Every time I come here, I order bacon in some shape or form. The BLAT, the classic bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich, with avocado, is the best BLT I’ve had in LA.

5:30 pm

2 piece of sourdough bread

1 slice of cheddar cheese

I was running late to my softball game. Hence my Chinese prison meal.

10 pm

Cha Cha Lounge

2 pints of Pabst Blue Ribbon

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