Sunday, October 27, 2013

It Ain't The Meat

Mo Better Burgers was an institution in Los Angeles.  Located in a shack on the corner of Fairfax and Pico, there'd be lines for their Mo Better Meaty Meat Burgers.  Then, some years ago, it closed. I'm happy to announce it's reopened in a strip mall on the corner of La Brea and 9th.

Anyway, I was walking by recently when I saw an interesting sign on the door:

Sorry No Restrooms--Health Code Ordinance

Let me get this straight.  The health code prevents them from having restrooms? They can cook burgers there, but it's so filthy or digusting that the state won't allow the public to go to the bathroom there?  Not sure if I get it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone who is definitely CG here, LAGuy. Thank you for the hospitality--long overdue, and very nice. Still eating gourmet donuts two days later--they get better with time.

So two celebrity sightings (I almost tried sitings, which is probably better if you can carry it off).

Mine was Ben Stein, and here it is: As I was sitting in the airport Thursday night after our visit, waiting for ColumbusGal to arrive, I inadvertently noticed a petite blond who was pretty remarkable, though certainly not by LA standards. I'm guessing about 40, or maybe 30, and her boyfriend is, like her, quite slender and they have a bit of a rough look about them.

So I'm sitting working on my computer seeing first her then her boyfriend coming towards me, and then passing through the doorway off to my right and walking toward them is this schlubby guy with short white hair, bigger than me, nice blue suit and cheap pink (dull, not showy) sneakers, and he's looking at the same thing I'm looking at, quite noticeably.

So the boyfriend clearly goes on alert, and okay, this is going to be something. And it is: He lights up a big, happy smile and more or less yells, "Ben Stein!"

And there's this odd sort of greeting while walking and passing in this momentary visual menage a trois (fois, if you count me), and I see her mouthing quietly to her excited boyfriend, "Who was that?" and he again is all "Ben Stein!"

Then Ben Stein showed his chops, and called them back, and called him into a photo, and he was gracious about it, too, calling her into it and putting his arm around her. And she didn't even know his name! You can't tell me Hollywood isn't home to a lot of generous people.

So the second one was, ColumbusGal and I stayed in this bed and breakfast in Silver Lake that had only one other tenant. Some chick named Kimbra, won a grammy. Seems nice and to stay where we'd stay must mean something. ColumbusGal says she's very beautiful and I suppose she is. But you know, I'm not gonna second guess Ben Stein.

10:25 AM, October 27, 2013  
Blogger LAGuy said...

For those of you wondering, Columbus Guy was just in town. I took him to Stan's, the best donuts in town (though we didn't go to Mo Better Burgers).

I've seen Ben Stein before. I guess that qualifies as a celebrity sighting. He's come a long way since his Bueller days (and many would say it's been all downhill since). Oh, I know he also had a career writing speeches for Presidents before then, but no one cares about that.

10:58 AM, October 27, 2013  

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