I pray before I eat.

And I really like to eat.  I like to venture outside of the ho-hum realm of the huge national chains.  There’s an odd satisfaction in making a culinary find along the road less traveled.  I normally look for bargains, but, occassionally, I’ll splurge.  Here’s a bit of a cyber documentary of what a fundamentalist preacher in SoCal is cooking and eating.

  1. September 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm


    We’d like to invite you to attend the first annual MUNCH LA (www.munchla.com) event on Saturday, Sept 18 at Fairfax High School from 11am – 5pm.

    MUNCH LA will feature over 30 of the tastiest food trucks from the SoCal region for you to munch on and amazing local designers for you to shop from. We expect over 5000 LA taste-makers, trend-setters and foodies to attend. It’ll be good times!

    I’d like to email you the media alert and logo. Let me know if you’d like to do a write up. We appreciate all the love!! Let me know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to swing by the event 🙂


  2. December 14, 2010 at 3:28 pm


    Nice review of The Manila Machine! After reading your review, I’m thinking you could actually win an award for it. Yes, seriously ^_~ . There’s a new award for the best reviews online being presented by Lunch.com (a site where people can share reviews on any topic). Lunch is recognizing the best reviews across a plethora of topics, and your restaurant reviews are fantastic — I think you stand a great shot of getting nominated and winning a “Golden Thumb” trophy! I work for Lunch, searching for the best reviews and reviewers online, so when I came across yours, it was a great fit.

    All the info about nominations and voting are on the Lunch Awards page (lunch.com/t/9), and any review written in 2010 is eligible (no matter where it was originally posted). If you know anybody else who is sharing amazing reviews online, they are welcome to post them on Lunch to be submitted as well. There are categories for best reviews of businesses, movies, books, products, hotels, video games – you name it!

    Really hope you submit your review for this year’s Lunch Awards! Plus, the “Golden Thumb” trophy is being produced by the same company who makes the Academy Oscar Awards! When you come on the site, follow me at lunch.com/zephyr2050 so I can be sure to also nominate your review.

    Good Luck!
    Tu Nguyen

    • Jay
      December 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks, Tu! I’ll definitely check that out!

  3. April 24, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Hi Fundamental Foodie–

    I’m working with a start-up for food bloggers in Southern California called Tabelog (www.tabelog.us). They’re a subsidiary of the largest company in Japan Tabelog.com (similar to Yelp here in the US).

    We’re bringing their annual restaurant awards to the US that are judged solely by a panel of local food bloggers (all online). The winning restaurants get a framed 2014 award and the food bloggers get an “official judge” icon/etc and related PR for their blog. We’re looking for bloggers from the Southern California area to invite as an official judge. Is this something that you would be interested in?

    Thanks in advance!

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