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Graffiti – Ba Le Sandwich Shop

Ba Le Sandwich Shop – Chicago In the words of the great Ed Lin, C’mon, graffiti people! It’s bad enough that this thing is 5 ft tall, and is the first thing that you see as you go to get your Banh Mi, but do you really need to taunt us too? I know that you were once a beautiful blank canvas, but they don’t deserve this. They serve yummy and cheap sandwiches and even give you the 6th one free if you buy 5. They make cool funky looking desserts that beg to be eaten. They are a small hard working business, that is an asset to the neighborhood. I eat here all the time and feel bad for...

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The end of Tokyo - great food. Hanaya Asagaya

Neighborhood spots. The tasty of the tasty. I had omakase type of dinner at Hanaya in Asagaya. You get the drift. Great foods, amazing presentation. Nice people. This type of spot has your back when you want something really nice to eat. You can't go there daily, or, can you? It's not out of the control pricey, but at the same time, it's not super inexpensive. There's plenty of nice spots to eat...

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The end of Tokyo – great food. Hanaya Asagaya

Neighborhood spots. The tasty of the tasty. I had omakase type of dinner at Hanaya in Asagaya. You get the drift. Great foods, amazing presentation. Nice people. This type of spot has your back when you want something really nice to eat. You can’t go there daily, or, can you? It’s not out of the control pricey, but at the same time, it’s not super inexpensive. There’s plenty of nice spots to eat in this area, this is just one of them. Toro and uni above. a small fish and eggplant dish. porco rosso egg tofu and daikon with ikura This is the drinker set of snacks. daikon and gobo The next day. cat #1 cat #2 cat #3. This...

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Donut man - the strawberry payoff...

Every year I post the same pic, nearly. Donutman in Glendora. Yes, they rock the strawberry donut. This time, I put the red colorful and tasty donut at the end. Instead I'll show a pic of the guys making the donuts. See the round rings? Yes, those are going to be good. While we sleep, there's someone there making more donuts. It's to good to know that there are people working while some of us are...

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Donut man – the strawberry payoff…

Every year I post the same pic, nearly. Donutman in Glendora. Yes, they rock the strawberry donut. This time, I put the red colorful and tasty donut at the end. Instead I’ll show a pic of the guys making the donuts. See the round rings? Yes, those are going to be good. While we sleep, there’s someone there making more donuts. It’s to good to know that there are people working while some of us are not. The long ones are called Tigertails. Not typical of any shop, this is a favorite here. I’d suggest it. The sugar donut, which was once my favorite fell off the rack. I think I liked the crunch of the sugar. It’s all of...

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