Next, a Friday lunch in Silver Lake. Thanks @attran99 for the recommendation upthread. I hit a few places for lunch that were right across the street from each other.
Started at All Day Baby, where I got their
ADB Biscuit Sandwich ($14) (also h/t to @A5KOBE for the rec for this)
scrambled eggs, american cheese, strawberry jam, bacon or sausage (I had it with sausage), buttermilk biscuit
Great! I had uh, imbibed a little bit too much the night before and this really hit the spot. Like a McDonalds sausage biscuit with egg, but on steroids. The biscuit was lovely, tender on the inside, buttery and flaky. Nicely spiced meaty sausage. The jam was an interesting addition but the little bit of fruity sweetness really worked against the greasiness and richness of the fillings. And the scrambled eggs were good too, nicely cooked and much better than the dry sponge like eggs you get at McDonalds. This was kind of like eating a breakfast plate with sausage, eggs and a biscuit with jam but all smushed together into a convenient package.
Then I walked across the street to Playita, a seafood taco stand with some outdoor seating under a canopy. I got a single taco de pescado ($3.75) on a corn tortilla (you can also have it on a flour tortilla). A very nice Baja style fish taco with slaw and salsa. Nicely fried beer battered white flaky fish.
And then finally across the street again to El Ruso, which is a taco stand specializing in tacos made with flour tortillas. I had a single taco here with chile colorado, a beef stew flavored with red chilis. I added beans and cheese for a little more (~$3.50 total). It came with some spicy red salsa, guacamole, cabbage, radishes, lime, and some cilantro and onion. The tortilla in the taco was quite good. Always a good sign when the tortilla has when you can almost see through it due to clear-ish spots from lard or other fat in the dough. Sturdy and pliable. The chile colorado was a little thin in the sauce but quite tender and spicy. Another solid taco.