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Best HH in LA

In the SFV, Izakaya M is very good.

about 6 hours ago
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HAPPY HOUR near Egyptian Theater? (Walking distance)

I've read good things about the HH at Delphine. Especially if you like oysters.

1 day ago
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Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

Bread Lounge makes a great one. Also, the one I had at Republique was textbook perfect.

Apr 14, 2014
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Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

They are that good! Probably the best baguette in L.A. right now.

Apr 14, 2014
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Ink - Republique - Perch - Riva Bella?

Republique definitely! Great vibe and energy for younger diners and the food and service are awesome.

Apr 02, 2014
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I [HEART] The Splendid Table and Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Well, here's a hint on how to detect a phony laugh. You can do this even with your eyes closed: Nothing remotely funny or, even mildly amusing, precedes it.

As for the music, it's usually mawkishly romantic. Something with a bit more energy would be much better suited. The producers could take a lesson from Car Talk.

Mar 26, 2014
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I [HEART] The Splendid Table and Lynne Rossetto Kasper

I think the show's content is frequently interesting. I have a lot of problems with the production, however. Her phony laughter is really annoying at times. The pretend "spontaneous" answers to phone callers questions is really disingenuous and the musical lead-ins to the call-in segments are ridiculously innapropriate for a food show. Maybe they'd work on Love Line, but I even doubt that. So 1980's!

Mar 25, 2014
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Arthur j coffee shop in Westwood

Junior's ?

Mar 18, 2014
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Pantages tomorrow night

What about Delphine? Their Happy Hour is supposed to be great. Don't know if it's available on the weekend.

Mar 14, 2014
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Good Chinese (sorry for the generalization in advance) in Chinatown/DTLA

Ocean Seafood offers a pleasant decor for a birthday dinner. Basically it's Cantonese seafood.

Mar 10, 2014
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PLAN CHECK CHICKEN SANDWICH - The Best

Plus 1. They also were doing a spicy version as a special last summer that was also pretty terrific.

Mar 01, 2014
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Update on Beijing Pie House?

While posting on Chowhound and reading about a place on Yelp for basic information can be very helpful, I heard a rumor that this place had a telephone. So, I called it. They're open.

Feb 18, 2014
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CiBOTECA in Santa Monica?

Hasn't opened yet. Looks like another week or two...

Feb 13, 2014
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Individual serving size butter?

Jon's Marketplace has them in the deli section.

Feb 12, 2014
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Your LA Forever Lunch

I can only speak for the duck as I can't get myself to order anything else when I'm there.

Feb 11, 2014
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Favorite blue crab sushi hand roll?

Echigo.

Feb 09, 2014
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Jury Duty Downtown - Where Should I Eat?

JR Bistro for very good Chinese food.

Feb 03, 2014
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Maude in Beverly Hills. Any early reports?

Maude doesn't open until tomorrow. But here's an early insider's taste by Ruth Reichl.

http://www.ruthreichl.com/2014/01/my-...

Jan 31, 2014
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Your LA Forever Lunch

BBQ duck with chili and garlic from Yai's.

Jan 30, 2014
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Fig & Olive - dineLA lunch

They have a valet but street parking on La Cienega was easy.

Jan 30, 2014
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Fig & Olive - dineLA lunch

Surprised to hear that. We were there at lunch and the restaurant was fully booked but service was impeccable.

Jan 29, 2014
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Fig & Olive - dineLA lunch

Went yesterday. Started with the croquette, which was wonderful. Then had the skewered lamb, which was good. Ended with a crostini dessert that was very nice. The place is also stunningly beautiful. Recommended!

Jan 29, 2014
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Solo Diner At Musso & Frank's?

Yes. They have a counter that's perfect for solo dining. I imagine you could also sit at the bar.

Jan 24, 2014
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Emporium Thai - dineLA Menu

I agree that the salad wasn't special. And I mentioned the ice cream only to point out that it was part of the deal; I forewent it as I don't do sugar at lunch. However, I must stand by the Crying Tiger Beef. It was superb! I'm tempted to go to Jitlada tomorrow just to see if it could possibly be any better.

Jan 22, 2014
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Emporium Thai - dineLA Menu

Just for the record, ET is not a knock-off of Jitlada. They'e the same family who all originally cooked together before Jaz et al., opened Jitlada.

Jan 22, 2014
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Emporium Thai - dineLA Menu

Just had a great lunch here with their dineLA menu. Coco Mango Salad to start and Crying Tiger Beef as the main. Coconut ice cream to finish. The Crying Tiger was terrific. Great value for $15.00.

Jan 22, 2014
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Where can I buy some Demi Glacé?

Surfa's.

Jan 21, 2014
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Beyond Europane

Sandwich Express, on Sherman Way, in Reseda, does a luscious egg banh mi. Arguably better, albeit different, than Europane's egg salad.

Jan 18, 2014
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Salt for grinder

If you happen to have a 99 Cent store near you, they have Italian Course Sea Salt that is perfect.

Jan 14, 2014
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Dan Dan men, not too spicy

You're right, ipse. I missed the part about wanting it cold.

Jan 13, 2014
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