Monica is…in fast food heaven.


It’s magazine arrival week & nearly fell over when I saw the cover for Los Angeles Magazine dedicated to cheap eats! Seeing how everything is “recession” targeted, I can really appreciate the breakdown. It’s taken the best of the best from tacos, pizza, hot dogs to burgers & fries. Most are under $15 & a perfect excuse to explore more of the changing LA restaurant/retail landscape.  Feeling inspired to try new cheap eats, (restaurants close way too early in LA) I settled for the new Jack in The Box mini sirloin burgers & they are suprisingly sublime. Three cheesy, burgers filled with grilled onions, ketchup on a soft buttery bun. (I did add some mustard which made them deliciously complete) For under $6 bucks it’s enough to keep me thinking about them the next day—-cheesy goodness.


Monica is…being punished for eating Farmer Boys.


When you’ve been eating like a peasant for weeks on a limited budget, you start eating mounds of fast food because sometimes its cheaper than grocery shopping. My best chum & boyfriend, decided to have a quick bite at Farmer Boys, a 24 hour fast-food place off the 10 freeway. It’s awkwardly settled between all of these factories & truck stops in downtown LA. You have to hope your car is in pretty good shape because chances are you will lose an axle driving through the pothole-ridden street. Rough, but if your looking for cheap, semi-decent burgers & chili fries not bad if you don’t mind some company when your eating near a window. There’s always a new hobo-y friend, staring right at you as you take a bite of your juicy burger. It just gives me warm fuzzy feelings that you will almost always pay for later. Anyways, here’s their newest ad…geez quite the feast. All fried, all bad. Farm fresh?