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Event dinner in DTLA

Redbird has the buzz.

Vintage LA diners with great food

No one has mentioned Apple Pan, maybe because of the limited menu.

Vintage LA diners with great food

If you want good decor, I recommend Ray & Stark's Bar at LACMA. Not a diner but stylish.

Goldstein Bagels-- what's your favorite?

The Everything.

Apr 15, 2015
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ipsedixit's Top 10 Dim Sum

Just get the 3 or 4 cruets of hot pastes and oils.

Apr 14, 2015
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Doesn't anyone make Steak Fries Anymore?

True, but I find them dry and overly seasoned.

Apr 14, 2015
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LA Trip Report (April 2015)

As they say down South: Thank you, and you come back to see us!

ipsedixit's Top 10 Dim Sum

Well, chili oil.

Apr 13, 2015
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Top 5 Downtown L A?

So what good things did you have?

Apr 13, 2015
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LA Trip Report (April 2015)

Excellent shots. Nice write ups. Always good to see LA through an outsider's eyes (and gullet).

chocolate sauce/hot fudge

Apparently, they have changed the recipe to add high fructose corn syrup. Or so I am told.

Apr 13, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Tony, you are probably right as you often are, but is it time to adjust meds?

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Here's the thing: a Shackburger costs more than double what an In N Out cheese burger costs. It's at least a dollar more than Tommy's. Hard to compare Fatburger without knowing size. Not sure about the latest pricing on Rick's, but it looks like Shake Shack is about a buck fifty more. As for "fast" food, the Shake Shack lines are legendary. In the end, it may be better, but other factors come into play.

Apr 10, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Irrigation is a problem, especially for almonds and alfalfa, but we pray for rain.

Apr 10, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Out of curiosity, you are comparing Shake Shack to which LA burger purveyors?

Apr 10, 2015
mc michael in Los Angeles Area

Daily Grill

Smitty's in Pasadena has them.

Apr 09, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

New York has more hedge fund managers to feed.

Apr 09, 2015
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The SGV sucks

Keep this up and I may be able to get into Newport Seafood on a weekend.

Apr 09, 2015
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Fuddruckers Santa Monica (Again)

Yeah, I think it was around 6th & Coronado. La Salsa.

Apr 09, 2015
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Hal's Bar & Grill on Abbot Kinney Will Shutter After 30 Years

Wonder what will happen to the art work?

Apr 09, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Look, you don't have to pay for a car and insurance in NYC, And you can use public transport to get home toasted. In LA, it's a DUI. So if you are an alcoholic, you can pay $17 for a drink and NYC is for you.

Apr 09, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Pretty good happy hour prices at the bar. And as for all the other spots I named? No reply.

Apr 09, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Hmmm? Celestino. Marino. Frankie's. Drago Centro. Briganti. Ca Del Sole. Ca'Brea. Il Fornaio. Il Pastiao. Gale's. Far Niente. Farfalla. La Bottega Marino. Cecconi's. Rosti. Little Dom's. Osteria La Buca. Locanda Veneta. Bottega Louie.
Damn, you are so right. Better flee to New York now.

Apr 09, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Forgot to add, City income tax.

Apr 09, 2015
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Friends from out of state moved to Venice CA. Looking for authentic Chinese food Locally?

If you won't be yourself, who will?

Daily Grill

HMS Bounty.

Apr 08, 2015
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Good bar/pub grilled cheese?

Not usually on the menu, but you can get a good grilled cheese at Green Street Cafe in Pas. There's a downtown place that does all kinds of grilled cheese, but not sure about the booze.

Apr 07, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Probably Albanian. NFL. Water instead of a drought. Per Se. Lots of pizza slices.

Apr 07, 2015
mc michael in Los Angeles Area

4 days in Santa Monica with teen

I'd recommend a car rental and a daytime trip up Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu Seafood for some great outdoor eating and a walk along the beach afterwards.

Apr 07, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- FRIED RICE

:P

Apr 06, 2015
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