Wednesday, June 9, 2010

DDD #27

Last week John and I headed back down to LA for my last(?) PRP injection. After my second injection I did notice that the pain had decreased. It still swells up a lot, but at least I’m seeing any difference in my foot. After the first month’s injections I only noticed a change one day, and was thinking that the injections weren’t doing anything. I’m not sure if they will heal my Achilles 100% but if I can run or jump by the end of the year, the mission accomplished!!

The third injections hurt just as bad as the first two, but I didn’t start to feel any pain until we got home around 11pm. With the first two injections I felt pain immediately after the numbing shots wore off. I’m not sure if that was a good sign or not, as my foot hurt pretty bad the next morning.

After the injection we had made plans to meet Maggie at Gloria’s Café for our 27th Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. At the last minute I got a text from my sister-in-law that she and her husband were going to be able to meet us as well!

Gloria’s started out as a Mexican restaurant but over time she started introducing more and more San Salvadorian dishes. Every dish I tasted was REALLY good. The flavor was outstanding.

Maggie got the beef tacos, I got the 7 seas soup, and Molly and Michael split the popusas combo plate.

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John got the carne adbodaba and popusas.

The flavor of John’s carne and my soup, was SO good. I’ve never had anything like it before. I could have used some crab extraction utensils though, but I managed…as some of you know, I have a bit of crab cracking experience.

The décor was authentic and it had the neatest light fixtures…very 70ish. (Sorry no photo). If you didn't notice in the first photo, Gloria's has their DDD poster hanging in the window of their door. That is what I like to see! Be so proud that you risk the poster fading away to nothing. I'm sure Guy would replace it if they needed. Overall I LOVED Gloria's and can't wait to eat there again. Thanks Guy!


lynn @ the actors diet said...

i wanna try this place - i wonder if my husband (the vegetarian) could find something here?!

Sarah said...

Oh yum! Sounds delish!

Saraholic said...

Pupusas! oh.. you are torturing me with this post!! I had the best pupusa at the Brooklyn Flea Market and have yet to find one that rivals it in taste!!

Jaymiebeth said...

It is so nice that your soup came with tooth picks! The food looks great... thanks for reminding me it is lunch time!

Judy S said...

Now this is a great find! Your blog makes me want to eat there!

Amber said...

Lynn - My sister-in-law who joined us is a vegetarian, so I'm sure your hubby could find something.

Jude - I think it might have been too 'divey' for you.