Susan and I braved any unstable air masses, cold temps, and dark clouds for a walk that turned into a five miler, with a break halfway for a brunch at the new Flor Morena Fine Foods restaurant that opened in Silver Lake a few doors down from the Edendale Grill on Rowena where it meets Glendale Boulevard.

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What a wonderful little place it is, in a great location with ample space for customer parking (a factor that almost guarantees its success). On the way there, from the west side of the Silver Lake reservoir I got a couple shots of the San Gabriels well-dusted with snow that yesterday’s storm brought down to some pretty low levels:

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At Flor Morena, Susan opted for the chorrizo burrito while I just said what the hell and had their Monte Cristo sandwich. If anyone out there has never had a Monte Cristo, good for you. Just understand that it is one of the most healthless and decadent and calorie-laden things ever. Imagine turkey, ham, cheese, butter and mayonnaise between two thick pieces of bread, with the whole thing dipped in an egg batter and fried up french toast-style, then dusted with powdered sugar and served with a side of maple syrup. If they sound horrible, they’re not. They’re just horrible for you.

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Anyway, this is what Flor Morena’s looks like… smaller than some I’ve had in the past, but just as tasty. To my credit I used only a smidge of the syrup. But yes, I even ate the somewhat incongruously included dill pickle spear.

In accordance with logging everything I consume, I scoured the internet for any sort of caloric measurement and the only thing I found was mention of one topping out at 1,324 calories with 53 grams of fat. I’m not so sure mine was thaaaaat much, but I went with it.

Afterward, we took the long way home and headed across Rowena to Hyperion where we stopped at Trader Joe’s for various foodstuff, which I then dutifully carried the rest of the way home (and promptly put on a scale to see that the bag weighed 12 pounds).

Tomorrow morning, the Phoenix and I bike ride the Griffith Park loop! Pix to follow.