Have anyone been to any of these joints recently?
Sushi Karen - I have no clue about this place except it's on Washington.
Old Vienna Pastry Co. - also on Washington, if they really do make decent strudel this could be a winner, i haven't seen many bakeries or whatever that serve strudel.
S&W Country Diner - also washington, I went here a few years back and remember ordering up the homemade corned beef hash and eggs, and you know what I remember it ' being pretty darn good, though for some reason I haven't been back in years, still good? still homemade in some ways even though of course it's a restaruant (i think they meant that this is one of the few places in town that makes it sort of from scratch rather than from the good ol' fashioned can).
Double Dutch Dinette, anyone been here, right next door to S&W. Is it also a coffee shop? Seems weird to have two right next door to each other.
Sakura Sushi on centinela and Taqueria Sanchez right next door - what's sakura all about? can it compete with any of the big joints (like mori, nozawa, nishimura, shibucho, et al). also, does sanchez have tacos like the authentic taco truck ones, and do they have good carne asada ones?