Dinner at Gyutan Tsukasa, inside Mitsuwa food court in Costa Mesa. Beef tongue seems to have increased in price lately, but it was worth the trip and the price. Tender, perfectly cooked, and well seasoned.
Separately, finally beat the crowds at The Pancake Factory in Gardena... and was not impressed. Skillet was pretty ordinary and the pancakes were a bit dry; considering the name, finding that the pancakes were not up to par was very disappointing.