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Read, realized and confused - please HELP!

Now, thinking of doing both Elite and Sea Harbor. :) Maybe Elite for Dim Sums and Sea Harbor for dinner. But not sure what should I order for dinner at Harbor...

Aug 27, 2010
prats in Los Angeles Area

Read, realized and confused - please HELP!

Honestly bulavinaka, there have been so many contradictory reports about Sea Harbor and Elite... I am not even sure now. I really like dim sums and dumplings and want to have LA's best. Now, tell me what should I do... You are a veteran here! :)

Aug 27, 2010
prats in Los Angeles Area

Read, realized and confused - please HELP!

cant talk...eating & wienermobile

Pink's is gone from my list! Thanks so much!!

Aug 27, 2010
prats in Los Angeles Area

Read, realized and confused - please HELP!

Exilekiss, you didn't let me sleep last night! Don't take it in a bad way... But I was up all night reading your blog and I must say it is the most comprehensive coverage of a restaurant that I have come across. Great great going! I hope it becomes bigger and bigger!

As for me, budget isn't a problem but at the same time, I am a very street food, hole-in-the-wall joint kind of a person. I see myself munching a secret burger than appreciating the finer nuances of a Michelin 3 chef as opposed to a Michelin 2 chef. But if you think I must eat at some restaurant, sure recommend. Let me go through your new reccos.

Just to give you an idea, reading your post on Metro Balderas made me simply salivate! That's the kind of place I am really looking for.

Cheers and thanks for replying!

Aug 27, 2010
prats in Los Angeles Area

Read, realized and confused - please HELP!

Hi everyone,

First of all I want to congratulate the members here. I think it's incredible what you people have been doing over the years on the boards here. I have often looked up Chowhound but since I am based in India (I am a journalist) and I do not travel a whole lot, I haven't had the opportunity to understand the detailing and the method to the madness that is Chowhound. Thanks for this online culinary h(e)aven.

I am going to LA for 6 days on work and I will be staying near the Del Mar station in Pasadena. I am not sure I will have the dozen meals wherever I want because I have to eat the boring work lunch with my colleagues more than a couple of times. But for the rest of the meals, I really want to explore LA the hound way. So i have been reading the boards here like crazy for the last week or so and to be honest while I am incredibly impressed, I am so confused... what to hit and what to miss.

Yes, I have shortlisted a few places but I am no longer sure about any place anymore because the reviews have been mixed and there are so many. Can you guys please help me decide on 7-8 must go places? I should go on my own or with one or two friends/colleagues.

Here's a few I have shortlisted. Please feel free to trash my choice and suggest other places.

Sea Harbor for the Dim Sum (I am a sucker for Chinese and love dim sums; I believe this is better than Elite as of now)
Philippe's (for the history mainly, never had a dipped sandwich and the potato salad... not sure which sandwich to go for, though)
El Tepeyac (for the Chilli Verde burrito, as seen on Man Vs Food)
Pink's Hot Dog (I believe one shouldn't miss this)

Now I need a great taco place, more Chinese food ideas for lunch and dinner, maybe Korean food (I have never had it) and any other must-go places. I can go anywhere in and around LA.

Please suggest! Thanks in advance...

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El Tepeyac Restaurant
385 E Mill St Ste 4, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Aug 26, 2010
prats in Los Angeles Area

Restaurants in Leeds

Where can I have cheap eats in Leeds? I will be staying for three-four days. Preference: Chinese and traditional British. Good breakfast joint?
Thanks so much for the suggestions for Fish n Chips outlets in London!

May 30, 2007
prats in U.K./Ireland

Fish & Chips in London

I have tried searching the board but not found any post in the last three years on the best Fish & Chips outlets in London proper. Please help me find the best options in town. It should be value for money above anything else. And most importantly which fish to eat? Haddock or cod or what?
Thanks for reading and replying!

May 29, 2007
prats in U.K./Ireland