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L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- Voting

SMOKED/CURED FISH

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- Voting

Is there a difference between sports bar food and bar food?

Aug 28, 2015
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Where to find pu pu platters WITH STERNO in L.A.?

This is a noble quest which I hope yields results. I read that Mandarin King in Northridge has pu pu trays. Not sure about the flames. I've had the kind you speak of in Hawaii. Here, the only place I had some was in Pasadena at the old Bamboo Yuan. That restaurant had a family connection to Panda Inn and Plum Tree Inn. I read somewhere that the Chinatown Plum Tree has pu pus, but I wonder if they are flaming. Good luck!
There is apparently a Bamboo Yuan in Claremont which I believe was owned by the same couple who owned the Pasadena restaurant. Can't find their menu online.

Aug 25, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- Nominations

RAW FISH

Aug 23, 2015
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Los Angeles Area Abbreviations

Are Eastern Avenue and Western Avenue equidistant from Main Street?

Aug 23, 2015
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Pasadena - North of 210 dining options?

Tonny's on Orange Grove for Mexican. No alcohol.

Aug 22, 2015
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A Dumpling Crawl of LA’s San Gabriel Valley from Lucky Peach

Here's a buck.

Sasabune, Beverly Hills

Aug 19, 2015
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Where to stop from LA to Palm Springs?

Here's a great place, but it's in La Quinta. http://www.louisespantry.com/

Aug 19, 2015
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Hottest of the Hot? Spiciest of the Spicest? Recs please!

This dish at Babita is very hot--all the way down.
SAUTEED SHRIMP “topolobampo”
Super hot habanero, mustard, tomato and white wine sauce
22.95

Aug 18, 2015
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Chinese Food Mania Propels Los Angeles Chinese Dining to New Heights.

+1

Aug 17, 2015
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Lunch in Pasadena?

Or Lunasia.

Aug 17, 2015
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Lunch in Pasadena?

It's not cutting edge, but Houston's is nice and easier to get in for lunch than dinner.

Aug 17, 2015
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Chinese Food Mania Propels Los Angeles Chinese Dining to New Heights.

626 has good and bad elements. When I was there in July, it was more about the energy of the crowd (the mania of which the op speaks) and less about the food. But there was a lot of food.

Aug 17, 2015
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Clarissa Wei's Crowdsourcing Hopes?

Sure. Just friend Tila Tequila.

Aug 14, 2015
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Clarissa Wei's Crowdsourcing Hopes?

Aug 14, 2015
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Fleming's Steakhouse Coming To Pasadena

RC always seems to have specials. http://www.ruthschris.com/promotions/...
Don't know if they still do, but they used to have pretty good happy hour snacks in the bar. For whatever reason, about once a month, I get some letter inviting me to some financial/investment seminar featuring a free meal at RC. Have avoided.
Too long since I have been to Flemings to comment.
Looks like RC still has the happy hour stuff, but price has crept from $6 an item 2 years ago to $8. Still a deal. http://www.ruthschris.com/bar/happy-h...

Aug 14, 2015
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Fleming's Steakhouse Coming To Pasadena

RC is good, but they are obsessed about serving steaks with butter sizzling atop them.

Aug 14, 2015
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Fleming's Steakhouse Coming To Pasadena

Yeah.

Aug 14, 2015
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Shake Shack is coming

Royale with cheese (avec fromage).

Aug 13, 2015
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Looking for a Tasting Menu or Omakase near Pasadena

+1

Aug 13, 2015
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Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

Shane, come back.
Look what you're missing: http://laist.com/2015/08/12/the_ufo_s...

Aug 12, 2015
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2nd Anniversary Dinner

Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air. Outside table.

Aug 11, 2015
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Best 'Crinkle Cut Fries'? Crispy! Mmmm :~)

Pretty good ones (and a lot) at Super Burger in Pasadena.

Aug 07, 2015
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Good Hamburger Buns in Los Angeles

I like the buns at Addiction Bistro on La Cienega.

Aug 07, 2015
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Exorbitant cocktail pricing?

Psssst! For $200 in small bills I can get you some Bombay Vodka.

Aug 06, 2015
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Little Jewel

+1 on the carnitas.
Sometimes you can get fresh churros nearby.

Aug 04, 2015
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Exorbitant cocktail pricing?

Probably the same at the Ritz Carlton or the Montage. Resort = license to steal.

Bon Appetit announced its list of 50 best restaurants for 2015 and 4 are in LA.

Not really worth debating.

4 Day Trip to LA/OC - Summer 2015 - Report

Great reports and trip. Now, have some Tums and burp before reporting further.

Aug 03, 2015
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