Downtown Phully Cheesesteaks (Woodland Hills, CA)

American, burger, Deli, Fast Food, sandwiches

Decided to go here last minute. No plan, no nothin’. Sometimes those times just work out for the best. And are we glad that was the case for this eatery 😁

When Eli heard me say Philly cheesesteak, he was immediately hesitant since he DOES NOT want that usual cheesesteak greasiness… ugh πŸ˜‘

Found this place on Yelp and saw that we could get a drink or fries with a check-in. Since there was two of us, we were able to score both! Yay! Love check-in deals πŸ˜›


Got the fries and wasn’t expecting much but they weren’t too bad (only because I prefer skinny fries 😊). What really made them AWEOME was the ranch that they provided without us even asking!! Wha?? This guy just read my mind!! And they were not stingy on the portion or quality either!! One of THEE bestest ranch sauces I’ve ever had–rich and flavorful, not watered down at all! Thank you for that, Downtown Philly Cheesesteak β€οΈπŸ˜€


I’ve been on a Chicken Caesar salad kick lately; so, when I saw a hoagie version on the menu, it was a done deal! It does really taste like you just put a chicken Caesar salad into a bun–nothing fancy, just simple. It was good but not amazing. Next time, I would definitely try something else. I appreciated that the bun wasn’t soaked from grease or water from the lettuce… thumbs up, yay! πŸ‘πŸ‘


I know, this doesn’t look fancy by any means; but the flavor was fully present! Again, not greasy and not dry–it’s a winner, folks!! 

I couldn’t finished the whole thing. Saving the other 1/2 for lunch tomorrow… don’t cha love it when you get 2 meals in 1? 😜 

Another thing I must mention is the interior–though it’s more of a quick eatery type of place, they didn’t skimp on the furnishings and decor. Loved the chairs and tables! And in the back, there is a roll-up door, as though it were a warehouse but it wasn’t since it was like any other strip mall. 


I think I’m just a sucker for wood decor at the moment ☺️

We’ll definitely be back another time! 

Oh (!!), and the service was frigging AMAZING!!! Professional, friendly, welcoming, accommodating!! Can’t ask for more! πŸ‘πŸ˜

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Daglas Drive-in (Winnetka, CA)

American, burger, Fast Food

Been on a fries 🍟 kick lately. And I’m lovin’ it 😝 I don’t do fast-food chain fries though–those scare me 😳

While out at Trader Joe’s the other night, already was set on stopping by Jerry’s Deli for some fries before home; turns out they closed the particular location I had in mind πŸ˜” Heard they shut down after having been there for 40 something years 😧 Goes to show, always have to stay current and competitive. 

Anyhow…

Now that I was set on fries, I needed to find a place in a jiffy! 

When I saw the fry pics from Daglas, it wasn’t a question! 


Added bonus… it wasn’t far from where we were at, YAY!! 

Other than curly and shoestring fries, seasoned fries are my go-to! This was just meant to be! 

I’m glad to say that it was exactly how I hoped it would be–crispy, perfectly seasoned, and delish! LOVE it when food turns out as good as I hoped/imagined or better! 😍

Only thing I would change about it would be the packaging–it came in a paper bag inside of a plastic bag. With it being fresh out of the fryer and steaming, it’d be best if it was in a more flat container to let the steam release so that it wouldn’t get soggy by the time I get home to devour it πŸ˜‹ 

Lastly, the eatery itself is a bit outdated but as long as it’s clean, I’m cool with it. They’re probably able to maintain such an inexpensive menu because they don’t have to pay for the cost of renovation/updating. 

It’s a typical hamburger stand but also have salads and wraps, but mainly burgers. Will definitely go back to try their burgers… w/ a side of fries, of course! πŸ˜‰

If you’re in that area, get your butt over there and grab some grub and TASTY fries!!

BlaqHaus (North Hollywood, CA)

American, burger


Upon entering, found the concept/decor to be trendy/hip but lacked in potential due to the location of this eatery. Just wouldn’t picture a place like this in the area that its located in… would’ve been more fitting in the NoHo Arts District. 

As soon as we stepped in, we immediately noticed the layer of oil that covered the floor–similar to what one would find in the restaurant kitchen after hours of busy activity cooking up a storm. We assumed the same water was used to mop the dining area floor AFTER mopping the kitchen πŸ˜– While we were eating, we witnessed a patron slip but, fortunately, she didn’t fall. 

For the food… we were pleasantly surprised! Both of us got burgers–The Venus (vegetarian) and The Hangover (had fried egg and bacon, yum!). And both was accompanied by a side of fries and three different dipping sauces (uh, yes, please!). 

I loved how crispy the fries were, Eli thought they were slightly over cooked… choose your preference πŸ˜‹

I had gotten a Groupon voucher which made the experience okay. But don’t think I would go back to pay full price since our total came out to be almost $30 for just these two burgers that tasted good… just not THAT good. I would go back for the fries 🍟 though! Hehe πŸ˜‹