Tuesday, April 28, 2015


My wife woke me up Saturday morning at 6:30am because we were going to hit an Estate Sale up in Spy Glass and some Yard Sales in the area. I am always a little groggy at that time of day but once I have some coffee and get washed up I am good to go! Unfortunately the Estate Sale was a bust but we did find another one by chance and also had some luck with some local block sales. Woo hoo Danbrook St. you guys really hooked up the deals this weekend. After pounding the streets for deals my wife and I needed to refuel and decided to grab some breakfast at Forkingood Cafe in Uptown Whittier.

6744 Greenleaf Ave
We walked in around 9am and it was a cold, cloudy morning it was the kind of morning that called for comfy chairs and damn good coffee. Thank goodness Forkingood had both.

Cappuccino and Mexican Chocolate coffee was
right on point!
Instagram @forkingoodcafe
The ambiance is stellar but I will say this you will instantly "get it" or you won't. It is a very unique and original set up and I really dig it. In a world where everything seems to be the same and creative expression is at an all time low Forkingood is the perfect piece to a developing puzzle in Uptown Whittier.
Green Chili Soyrizo Fritatta
My Wife Loved It

Based on my visit I can tell you that my wife and I appreciated the fresh Gerber daisy's that were placed on our table and every other table that morning. We appreciated the kind and welcoming service. Our food arrived in a timely manner and it was delicious. Prices are on the higher end but I personally tasted the difference. I mean every now and again we as consumers have to remember that life isn't always about 5 pound cheese burgers and 30oz Coca Cola's. At the end of the day everything can't be an all you can eat Chinese buffet, right?
Smoked bacon breakfast burrito
was really good thank you Chef

What's in a name?

Forkingood Cafe. I have no idea why so many people have such issue with the name. When I heard the name I can honestly say it didn't phase me at all. But then again I have had the pleasure to meet Chef Denise Portillo on a few occasions and if you talk to her for two minutes you would understand. She's funny, sarcastic at times, smart and knows what the hell she's doing.
Denise Portillo
Graduate of Le Cordon Bleu
California School of Culinary Arts
Anytime someone takes an idea and turns it in to something real and original it is inspiring. When I sat down and ate my breakfast I actually felt like I was experiencing someones vision. The food was real good as I said the service was good. The ambiance was comfortable and laid back. I appreciate the menu and all of the different takes on Mexican classics. Forkingood will definitely be part of my restaurant rotation. I would even stop by for a relaxing cup of coffee and some conversation it is a good positive space. It sounds like they had some growing pains in January and might still be working out some kinks but I had a good experience and will be back.

Going back for the pizza can't wait
to give it a whirl
 If you are a Whittier resident make sure you try to get out and frequent all of the Whittier restaurants and shops. There are so many great places to experience. You might not like them all, heck I don't like them all but at least I am able to form my own opinion on a place and go from there. I hope to see all of you out and about in Whittier real soon!

Monday, April 27, 2015

FOUNDERS DAY 2015 May 9th

My Whittier could not be more excited to be a part of this years Founders Day at Central Park in beautiful Uptown Whittier. Saturday May 9th from 10 - 1pm we will have a booth set up with all of the My Whittier favorites. Hats, Cool A Coo T Shirts, buttons, stickers, Whittier hats and much more! Come by and say hello I would really love to meet each and every one of you! Come gawk at antique and mid century cruisers, much on homemade bread and butter, win a prize for best mustache! Tons of fun will be had for the whole family I really look forward to it. 

FREE give away at the My Whittier booth for the first 12 people to stop by and say HELLO :) Sundown T-Shirt Sale as well!

Drop me a line at me@mywhittier.com with questions

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hemlock Vapor Company, Whittier CA

Last month I was driving on Whittier Blvd and couldn't help but notice that the Casket Company that was right on the corner of Whittier Blvd and Washington Ave was gone. That place was a long time staple of the Whittier community. I can't tell you how many times I drove past that place and in a weird way I am going to miss those caskets in the windows. So as we hit the fast forward button on the ever changing Whittier landscape I drove past it again recently and saw that the old building had a new occupant! And that new occupant is...........


13131 Whittier Blvd
Whittier CA 90602
7 Days A WEEK 11:30am-8pm
Since I love all things Whittier naturally this peaked my curiosity. Now to be perfectly honest with you I have never been inside a Vape Shop in my life, I have never "Vaped" anything in my entire life and had no idea what the vape community was all about. Many friends, relatives and family members of mine do vape and it seems like every where you turn someone is using a vape devise. So I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to go by and check it out and learn a little bit about the vape world.
Andrew & Mikey
Part of the great knowledgeable staff here at
Hemlock Vapor Company

I walked in on a Saturday around 3pm and before the door could even close I was greeted with "Welcome to Hemlock Vapor Company, how are you doing today?" I thought to myself, "Now that is a nice touch." I am huge on customer service so that was a huge plus for me. The next thing I noticed was the clean sleek look of the place. I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't this. Really cool, good looking place with a great vibe.
Currently 10% Off All Mods
2 For 3 30ML House Juice
1 30ML House Juice 15% OFF
I walked around a bit and soaked in the atmosphere and then I jumped right in to some general questioning. I let Andrew know that I had no clue about vaping or any idea about how any of this worked. He was super cool and didn't even blink an eye he was open to any and all questions I had. So naturally I asked, what is vaping? He let me know that first and foremost vaping is a way to help people stop smoking cigarettes. The facts do show that vaping has helped millions and millions quit smoking. That is something I didn't actually know, cool.
So many items to choose from these guys
really have a great set up.
He then took me through the A,B, C's of vaping from build outs to the social aspect of it. After hearing what this was all about I had a new clarity regarding it and I didn't have a negative connotation about it at all. With that being said Hemlock Vapor Company does not sell to anyone under 18 and they do not carry any Dry Herb or Wax Pens. They do have amazing House Juices as well as many different lines of juices. They will clean your coils, provide you with battery help and adjustments. Basically anything you need from big clouds to little ones they got you covered.

All different types of Mods to choose from
Basic to Custom just let them know what you need.
Super friendly staff.
As my visit was coming to an end I had a sense of what this community was all about. The best way I can explain it to someone who doesn't vape is like this. I am a huge watch guy I really dig watches and depending on what you are in to you can rock a Timex or a Rolex it is up to you. If we are talking about vaping you can get a basic Mod or a Custom Mod (device) depending on how you want to roll. It was all pretty cool I have to say I thought about buying one right there on the spot.
My very first Vape experience!
I'm glad it was at Hemlock
"Banana Nut"

Hemlock Vapor Company has its roots firmly planted here in Whittier. They hang their hat on excellent customer service which I can vouch for first hand. I spent about an hour there asking questions and never felt like a burden. Hemlock brings great product selection and a welcoming vibe that you can't help but respect. I really appreciate the time that Andrew and Mikey took to educate me. There are many misconceptions about vaping and I am so glad I now understand what this community is all about. With this historic location, great Knowledgeable staff and attention to details I can see Hemlock being around for a very long time. If you are in the area make sure you stop by and check it out and tell them My Whittier sent ya. I will definitely be back to hang out and check in on Hemlock.