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 😔 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 😋 

Lastly, the eatery itself is a bit outdated but as long as it’s clean, I’m cool with it.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! 😉

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

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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 😖 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 😋

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 😋

Beep’s Diner (Van Nuys, CA)

Breakfast, Diner


I’m going through a waffle phase at the moment… It’s literally the first thing I think of to eat in the morning (or afternoon 😀 )! 

Today, I made my way to Beep’s Diner. I’ve had this place on my radar for a while and think I may have gone here years ago w/ a friend but don’t recall much about it (shrugs). 

Though I had this bookmarked in my Yelp app, it came up because I was in the area and was specifically looking for a waffle! Haha! Just thinking about it now makes me want to get another waffle 😛

I can’t say that it’s the best waffle I’ve ever had (it was slightly burnt on the outer edge of one tiny side) but for $5, you just can’t beat that!! I mean, c’mon (!!), $5!! And it was a total of $6 something w/ coffee… WHA?? 

Now, keep in mind that this is not a fancy place. It’s an establishment that’s been around for over fifty years and it is a place to get inexpensive, decent food on the go–a diner that’s part of a community and have their regulars.

While I was there, there was a consistent flow of patrons going in and out… Always a good sign 🙂

The service–the service was definitely more than I would expect from a place like that. The person who helped me was friendly and smiling–which should be the norm but, unfortunately, it’s not. You order at a counter and they bring the food out to you–no number is given, but your name is taken for the order. 

What’s great about this place is that they serve breakfast ALL DAY!!! Yes! To all those breakfast-lovin’ junkies, you can wake up late and still grab eggs and pancakes. Again, prices are great! 

CONCLUSION: You’ll definitely find me here again soon! If not for waffles, maybe for fries! 😀