Author Archives: ireneenroute

About ireneenroute

This is a blog full of photos taken by a cell phone.

Sesame oil chicken (ma you ji)

My mom is usually the cook in the family (either due to traditional cultural gender roles or due to her control freak-esque distrust of my dad’s cooking–one year for Thanksgiving when she was out of town visiting her parents in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cafe Noir (formerly Madame Chou Chou) brunch

Duck confit hash and eggs.  

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Secret foie gras in LA.

I’m not really supposed to say where it’s from.  But I found it!  What a pleasant surprise for a random Wednesday evening.  Also a pleasant surprise was sitting three tables away from an actor from several of my favorite TV … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Ray & Stark’s at LAMCA – Labor Day!

It’s a beautiful Labor Day and Ray’s & Stark Bar at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art provided the perfect outdoor dining lunch.  This $8 side of mac and cheese was just all right, which is not indicative of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Deuxave – Boston, MA

Seared foie gras with… fruit and stuff!  The service at Deuxave was one of the best I’ve ever had, and I’ve eaten at a lot of restaurants!  Without saying much, there was some brief miscommunication, and our waiter made his … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Weekend in Boston.

Things I noticed right away: lobster everything, $1 oyster specials, “Mexican” food. It took about 20 min. by bus to get from Logan Airport to South Station, and a 15 min. walk to our first hotel in the Back Bay … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Veggie Grill vegan mac & cheese

Even though I do like vegan versions of macaroni and cheese, it can’t ever really not taste like vegan mac and cheese.  Maybe it’s the quinoa pasta, maybe it’s the lack of dairy, and basically the absence of each part … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment