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There is a Baseball Game tonight! Nick’s Diner & Homegirl Cafe Reviews

Weird Saturday without any MLB baseball game.    I started my Saturday meeting some train friends at Nick’s in Los Angeles close to Dodger Stadium, a little closer to Chinatown.   Nick’s was started by a couple of cops in the 40’s.   The place is a hole in the wall but the food is good.   I had the huge ham and eggs with a big biscuit that came with homemade jam.   It was delicious with the home made salsa.  

 We were there to see our friend Nora who no longer takes the train as she changed jobs some time ago. She is now pregnant and the baby girl is coming very soon.    Nora and her husband Sax are  Dodger fans so I need to find some  Dodger baby stuff for her.  

Afterwards my friend Sonya and I walked to Homegirl cafe.    I like the food there so maybe next time we will go there.     This time we wanted to check out the store.  I  ended up buying a  top and two loaves of bread.  One is a chocolate chip wheat bread.  I toasted two slices at home and they were divine oozing with the chocolate that made it seem more homemade.   My friend bought some pastries and a nice  soup mug.   

Whenever you are close to Dodger Stadium, check out these two places.  

With no MLB baseball on Saturday, I was switching channels when I ran into a Mexican baseball game between Los Algodoneros de Guasave.  

against the Tomateros de Culiacan

I have never been south of the border to watch a game.    I saw Marlon Byrd of the Cubbies was playing for the Tomateros.

NLDS Game 6  

BUT today is Sunday!  The NLDS Game 6  starts at 4:30 PM Pacific Time in San Francisco.   Let’s hope the Cardinals can wrap it up today beating the Giants.  

The Giants will send Vogelsong and the Cardinals will counter with Carpenter.   

Let’s go Cardinals beat SF!

 In the meantime the Detroit Tigers  are waiting and waiting.  

Feliz Dia de los Reyes! The Three Kings brought me a present!

Today January 6th,  is the day of the Three Kings or the Three Wise Men. 

The three kings were late to bring presents to baby Jesus.  They finally arrived on January 6th.   It is a day well celebrated in Latin America.  Instead of believing that Santa Claus brings you presents, kids believe the three Kings bring them.    

I got a present in the mail today from the three Kings!  

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Ok, so it was not the Three Kings  that brought me a bottle of Tommy Lasorda wine.  It was my friend Sandi who was here in the LA area visiting last week!    Thank you Sandi!   You shouldn’t have but I love it!!  

After I picked up Sandi last week and we had lunch at Portos Bakery, guess where we went?

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 Here we are at Santa Barbara with Julie who is another Cardinal fan.  

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Coming back from Santa Barbara, we stopped at Jeff Suppan’s restaurant “Soup’s Grill”.  jeff was the nicest person.  He even gave us one of his baseball cards that he made specifically for the Grand Opening of his restaurant.  Thanks Jeff!   You rock!  I hope you do sign with a team soon!   

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Sandi took a ton of pictures from the Rose Parade, the two wine tasting places, Soup’s Grill, the Equestrian Festival, the Griffith Observatory.

Thank you Julie for driving us to Santa Barbara.  It was fun hanging with you two in Santa Barbara and Woodland Hills (Jeff’s restaurant & Trader’s Joes (Sandi had never been)   Wine was good, company great and I loved Polo’s suggestion of going to the Santa Barbara  Shell Fish Co.   Is a small world that Polo  suggested also to go to Surf Dog for a Dodger Dog.   I know about  Surf Dog because of Jane Heller.  

Thank you Sandi!  I loved having you here in LA and I got to go to places that I had not been to even if I am a local here.  

Is great to hang with Baseball friends!    The Rose Parade theme was just perfect:  “Building values, friendships and memories.  

visit Jeff’s Suppan restaurant at http://www.soupsgrill.com/  He has a ton of baseball memorabillia.

Breakfast, Photo Day, Game Day & Bluetopia Movie.

What a busy Saturday!   It all started with meeting at 9:am for breakfast at Barragans on Sunset, five minutes away from Dodger Stadium.    Here is the restaurant’s breakfast sign outside. 

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Here is the regular menu and menu special with a Dodger hat we put there.   

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Here are the dishes we were having:  Chilaquiles and huevos rancheros.   Bloody Marys are $2.50 and they are good so are the dishes.   For those that might not know  Chilaquiles is a combo of crispy corn tortillas cooked with eggs,chopped  tomatoes, onions and jalapenos serve with sour cream, rice and beans.   yum.  It was good!

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After a hearty breakast we were ready to head to the stadium for photo day.   Here is a picture of my friend Erik & I while we waited for the players.   I found I heart Dodgers banner a couple of years back at a local antique.  

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Here is our James Loney!  yeah, we sang to him.  

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Heeeeeeeeeere is Manny!
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I love Manny!   He remembered us from Camelback Ranch!  He was very friendly with everyone.

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Here is Rafael Furcal posing with me.  I love Raffy!
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I look short (I am 5:7) next to our closer Jonathan Broxton. 

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Here is Andre!  My tilley hat comes out. 

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Billingsley picked up his 3rd win even though the Rockies were getting him into deep counts.   Manny along with Ethier went yard with two homeruns! 

BLUETOPIA

The day was topped by watching the Dodger premiere movie “Bluetopia”.   Tim Marx did a wonderful job of capturing the fans love for our beloved Dodgers.  I laughed, I cheered  and got choked up watching it.   James Loney, Billingsley, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Kershaw attended.    I’ll say more later about the event.  I am glad that I got to go and sit with my friends that I have made because of our love for our Dodgers.

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