Well, mostly today. Or recently. Whatever.
My walks around Good Ol’ Lincoln Heights seem to be less frequent. I tend to blame the 40 hr work week, but maybe I also have less of a need or inclination. For awhile I felt like it was important to document the place I know and love because it seemed doomed to the rapid decay of gentrification. Thankfully, the changes have been slow in coming as the place tends to stay mostly the same. Maybe its due to our expanding 99 cent district? I hope so! Crappy realtors are now starting to call LH the next HLP cuz they want to cash in over here as well, but they’ve been saying the same thing for a long time so they are likely full of shit. But I still like to check out what’s happening around town when I can, here’s the latest installment.
Above we can see that the Jack in the Box at 5 points got a better designed EBT poster, plus now they welcome it rather than just accept it. Finally, some respect for poor people. I did another quick search to see who is helping EBT participants and in LH it’s just Jack in the Box, Yoshinoya, and Dino’s! Woohoo, guacamole fries for everyone! Kinda sad that nobody else will step up to serve the plate. None of the new supposed better eateries in HLP are involved either, ponle ojo!
I missed out on the Black Friday deals at Tony’s Water Paradise, not sure what they were but I remain intrigued. Maybe 10¢ a gallon? If I had known beforehand I could have spent the night on the sidewalk and saved some change!
Since we are on the topic, here is a picture of a drop of water toking up to escape to some other sort of paradise. I know all the potheads are pushing their agenda throughout the city, but can’t we just let our little friend gotita grow up as a normal anthropomorphic drop of water?
It’s been quite some time since I’ve been back to this building, I used to like going when it was Pete’s Patio and they had a $2 breakfast of eggs, hash browns, and toast. What a deal! But then it went through changing hands and I stopped going. For awhile the awning in front was in tatters and it looked almost apocalyptic on that patio, nobody seemed to care. Plus they added Teriyaki to the menu which is just as suspect as pupusas at a Mexican restaurant. Someone on Yelp said the current owners had crispy tortillas as part of their HR dish, guess I have an obligation to you, dear reader, and to my pessimistic curiosity to revisit the latest incarnation of an old friend. Plus, I had no car and needed something to eat nearby! Let’s see how this goes.
You think with so many years in the taco business King Taco would be on top of things in regards to cleanliness. But as you can see, you’d be wrong to assume that.