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New (or not so new) downtown restaurant recs?

stay away from Royal Claytons

Oct 01, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Royal Claytons Downtown

this place will have to close it doors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 27, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Royal Claytons Downtown

;(

Sep 26, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

fred 62 diner

if you want onion rings, go to Green Leaves vegan on Hillhurst...best onion rings around

Sep 25, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Chipotle - good food, poor service

not that it is an excuse, but you get what you pay for... although I have never had bad service at a Chipotle and the food is super tasty

Sep 25, 2007
eberhard49 in Chains

Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale in Los Angeles

I had this beer at Cafe Metropol and really liked it. Was wondering if anyone knew of any sources to buy the beer in LA (Pasadena / Downtown / Silverlake area).

I have looked at BevMo and Mitsua so far to no luck

Thanks

Sep 25, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Royal Claytons Downtown

is it still under the same management??? Unless they fire their whole staff (all of whom are EXTREMELY rude and terrible servers), this place will still be a terrible dining experience. It isnt the food...

Sep 25, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

fred 62 diner

no. I have been here a number of times and have never had a decent meal. They also dont have rubens, which I feel every diner should have

Sep 25, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

"There's No Place Like Home Restaurant" ????

damn out of work actors and actresses working in the food service industry

Sep 25, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Royal Claytons Downtown

So I know that I am always posting about how much this place sucks, but I had another friend go here and he and his girlfriend had horrific service. Once again the wait staff was rude, didnt have half of the food on the menu on stock, and what they did have either came out wrong, cold, or just plain discusting.

As a resident of the Toy Loft building, I

A- hope that the owners of Royal Claytons are reading this and realize that they are operating a terrible resturant and do something about it

B - hope that someone looking to open a resturant in this area is reading this and sees that there is a need for good food in the area (as well as a potential location for their resturant)

Anyways, enough of my ranting.

DONT GO HERE

Sep 25, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Who loves Trader Joes?

TJ produce sucks!!!!! I wish they would let me pick my individual pieces of fruit and veggies instead of selling me a pack in which half are rotten

Sep 19, 2007
eberhard49 in Chains

Foods you love at Trader Joe's that got discontinued? [OLD]

the curried chicken salad

Sep 17, 2007
eberhard49 in Chains

Safe Drink List

I agree with the scotch / whiskey route. You can get it neat (how I like it), on the rocks, with a finger or two of water, or other ways. If you are going to start drinking scotch, try out a few; there are 100's out there to choose from. The Johnnie Walker / Glenfiddich / Bushmills (technically an Irish whiskey) are all safe bets to begain with. If you want to get a little more sophisticated, order a Highland Park, Lagavulin, or a Caol Ila.

Sep 17, 2007
eberhard49 in Spirits

Mike and Anne's, South Pas- review w/ photos

I had another GREAT dinner here last night. This is my favorite dining place in Los Angeles. The food is ALWAYS 100% as is the service (which is something hard to find in LA).

Sep 17, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Royal Claytons Downtown

Have you heard anything or are you speculating???? If not soon, this place will have to shut its doors when Church + State moves across the street

Sep 12, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Royal Claytons Downtown

THIS PLACE WILL BE FORCED TO CLOSE ITS DOORS SOON...HOPEFULLY SOMETHING GREAT WILL TAKE ITS PLACE

Sep 12, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Royal Claytons Downtown

we (tumbleweed and I) are going to Cobra and Matadors tonight, so we will know what to soon expect in the 'hood

Sep 07, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Where to find loquats in LA?

they are all over the place on the street and in peoples yards. When I go for walks in Pasadena, I will grab some off of the trees I pass

Aug 24, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Royal Claytons Downtown

So....my girlfriend lives in the Toy Loft building so I have been spending a lot of meals at Royal Claytons. Last night was the final time I step foot in the place.

Was there a week ago and we had a server who was a compltete flake.

1st, we ordered a beer which came corked and specified on the lable which type of beer glass was to be used (a goblet, not a pint glass). Not only did she bring us a pint glass, but refused to uncork the beer. We ordered a pizza and a burger. When the pizza came, she set it down and walked away. She came back a minuate later and told us that it was for another table and that she needed to take it to that table. My girlfriend, who used to be a server at many of the Patina resturants, told her that she had licked her finger and touched some of the pizza (you arent supposed to serve food to a table which has been 1st given to someone else....)

We then asked for some balsamic vinegar. They brought us some which was rotten (had what appeared to be coagulated fat globules in it). It took us a while to finally get another bottle on vinegar.

Was there last night for a drink by myself. There were very few customers, so I thought that I would have decent service. Sat down at the bar and it took 10 minuates to get serverd (even though there were 4 bar tenders / servers just standing around). I finished my $9 Chimay (even though this wasnt my 1st choice; they were out of 3 other beers that I wanted to try). It took me another 20 minutates to be asked if I wanted another beer, even though there were still 4 bartenders / servers standing around, including one who was on his cel phone behind the bar.

Anyways, like I said, I am never stepping foot in here again. For the $$$, the service is HORRID. As soon and 'Church + State' opens across the street, this place will have to close its doors; no resturant can survive with service as bad as theirs. I spoke to the manager about the bad service last week, and will let him know about last nights experince, but I really should have to tell him every time I eat at his resturant how bad things are

Aug 23, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Mozza's Pizza is NOT Pizza!

I agree...Mozza is over rated. Way too salty, too soggy, not that good

Jul 29, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Carmine's Italian Restaurant & Bar in PASADENA

there is too much cheese...the cheese taste of low quality

Jun 28, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Carmine's Italian Restaurant & Bar in PASADENA

their pizza is terrible

Jun 28, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

guacomole + pastrami

avacado tempura????

Jun 28, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Restaurant Tour in Pasadena

saladang song is fun

Jun 28, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

silverlake pinkberry

there is an article in the Los Feliz Ledger claiming that a traffic light is coming to the craoss walk by TJs

Jun 28, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

squash blossoms in Pasadena

the ones that I had at Mike and Annes were stuffed with goat cheese, battered, and fried like tempura. They were served with a red pepper sauce I believe...SO TASTY!

Jun 27, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

squash blossoms in Pasadena

I had stuffed squash blossoms at Mike and Anne's in South Pasadena for the first time this past weekend and am now intrigued with cooking with them. Does anyone know where I can find them?

Jun 27, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

where's my water?

the restaurants make a killing off of the bottled water, though

Jun 26, 2007
eberhard49 in Not About Food

Wanted: Ideas for a picnic dinner at the Hollywood Bowl

Zankou is always good and easy...make sure you bring plenty of booze; you dont want to have to pay Bowl prices for it

Jun 26, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area

Wanted: Ideas for a picnic dinner at the Hollywood Bowl

I went to the Baliwood show at the bowl last year and sat next to a very friendly Indian family who was more than happy to share their wonderful homemade food with me

Jun 26, 2007
eberhard49 in Los Angeles Area