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A sweet sugary victory and a hot bowl of pho.

First, let me say a big fat congratulations to our boys in maize and blue for the deliciously sweet victory over Virginia Tech last night.  It was a nail biting OT win (I’ve always loved kickers), but “we” did it!  SUGAR BOWL CHAMPS 2012!  What a night it must’ve been in NOLA.  R and I went there last year and we loved it.

Gibbons' 37 yd field goal wins Michigan a Sugar Bowl victory.

It was the first day back at work from the long holiday week, so I was exhausted come 5:30pm when the game started plus I had work to do from home.  Seriously, why are bowl games on weekdays?  I decided not to join G at her friend’s place to watch and instead met up with R for dinner at our favorite LA pho shop.

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Good Girl Dinette is good, not great.

Moving right along my list of L.A. restaurants to try, R and I checked out Good Girl Dinette, a restaurant in Highland Park that came highly recommended by our neighbors, often mentioned in food blogs, and one of Jonathan Gold’s 99 essential L.A. restaurants.

GGD describe themselves as “American diner meets Vietnamese comfort food”, and that seems accurate.  We ordered fries, salad, pot pie, and “pop” (wonder if the owner is also a midwest girl).  Sounds pretty diner-y, but everything was all Vietnamese-d and hipster-fied:

Spicy fries tossed with garlic, cilantro, and chilies served with cilantro-maggi mayo. (This is what maggi is. I didn't know either.)

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