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New Foodie Openings in LA?

Cafe R & D is a brach of Hilstone Resturant group. Same group that owns Houston's, Bandera's and Gulfstream. So it should be consistent and good quality but nothing to go crazy over. They should have a lot of the same dishes, however Bellyworth heard R&D stands for research and development so maybe they'll try some new things.

May 13, 2008
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

New Place in Montrose! Que Buenno!

Homemade churros with chocolate dipping sauce how did Bellyworth miss that! Bellyworth must go back soon.

May 13, 2008
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

New Place in Montrose! Que Buenno!

Bellyworths sweetie lives in NoHo so the drive is a typical trek. about 40-50 minutes in the late evening.
As for the total on the bill with wine approx. $120 plus tip. 20+% of course. Bellyworth felt like it was well worth it and might even venture there tonight for a rematch with BWD!!!

May 13, 2008
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

New Place in Montrose! Que Buenno!

Bellyworth has discovered a wonderful new addition to Montrose. Three Drunken Goats located at 2256 Honolulu Ave Montrose, CA 91021 is worth checking out if you are anywhere near the area.

Bellyworth ate so much he slipped into a food coma afterwards.

Three Drunken Goats is a Tapas style restaurant where they serve many small plates $5-15 and reasonable wine by the glass or $20-40ish per bottle. So being a big eater Bellyworth felt it necessary to try as much as possible. Here's what Bellyworth and guest tried to take on.

Round 1 (Ding Ding Ding)
In this corner weighing in with a empty belly and appetite to destroy food…..Bellyworth and in the other corner the pan fried deliciousness of Fried olives, the outrageously flavorful cheese plate and the contender of fluffy goodness the tortilla de papa. All three dishes arrive together as request. The olives jabbed away at Bellyworth’s hunger delivering one bite of mild roasted flavor after another. The cheese plate was served with a delicious quince marmalade that provides a perfectly sweet contrast to the cheese. The Capri Cheve “drunken goat” cheese that has been soaked in wine packed a slightly sweet finish and danced around the palate delivering one wallop of tastiness after another, tortilla de papa was the unsuspecting uppercut that rocked Bellyworth with what can only be described as an omelet like goodness.

Round 2 (Ding Ding Ding)
Bellyworth’s hunger is phased however Bellyworth is ready to carry on when Calamari and Garlic Prawns enter the ring. The traditional looking Calamari was light and fresh and really hit the stop. The Garlic prawns had great flavor but proved a little difficult to eat since Bellyworth had to decapitate them. Just as it looked as if Bellyworth might recover Bacon Wrapped Dates arrived. Like a HGH using ball player these BWDs were no ordinary dish they where on stuffed with chorizo. BWDs delivered a slight salty punch, a mild spicy blow and a jab of sweetness. This is the dish the rocked Bellyworth’s world. (PS Bellyworth has not let a day pass where Bellyworth hasn’t dreamed of those flavors)

Round 3 (Ding Ding Ding)
After a short breather between rounds (and a loosened belt) Bellyworth enters the ring for what would be the final round. Pushing Bellyworth to the limit the grilled lamb chops with socca cakes and mint and the pork shank with onion confit arrive looking amazing. The pork shank was so tender that the meat just fell off the bone! The lamb was packed with so much flavor that Bellyworth and guest considered ordering another so that the order could be split evenly (3 pieces) but alas the fight was over and Bellyworth could not continue.

With several contenders yet to enter the ring Bellyworth will be scheduling a rematch. The next match up hopefully will be with the crispy striped bass with fennel, grilled octopus, flatbread w/mushrooms and three cheeses or the paella with roasted vegetables.

May 01, 2008
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

Pho or Vietnamese Sandwiches on the West Side?

Bellyworth also likes Le Saigon for Pho. Leave the plastic at home cause it's cash only.

Jan 10, 2008
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

Looking for good restaurant westside/hollywood/west hollywood

Bellyworth really liked BLD, was not to pricey. They have sliced meat and artisan cheeses that were really great to start with.

Jul 19, 2007
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

Worst Burger....EVER!!!!!!

Be warned fellow ChowHounds for Bellyworth has encountered an atrocity. This diabolically piece of vomit tasting beef (?) cleverly disguised itself under the name "angus burger" on the menu. This burger was so foul and repulsive to the taste that ...brace your self...... Bellyworth couldn't even finish it. Aaahhhh! Now if you've picked yourself up off the floor, the story get worst or better depending on how much of a masochist you are. So Bellyworth and his friend who ordered the same thing and felt the same way mention something to the waiter (not a server Servers provide a service, waiters wait for the tip). Here is the exchange.
Friend- "What kind of sauce is on this burger?"
Waiter- "it's some kind of horseradish thing."
BW- "It tastes awful"
Friend- "I can't eat it either."
Waiter- "You don't like it?" (no crap, just told you that)
BW- "No, its hard to stomach"
Friend- "It terrible"
Waiter- "Maybe you could use a lot of ketchup."
BW-?
Friend-?
Waiter Exits.
Waiter then brings check with burgers on the bill.

now Chowhounds the place you should avoid eating at............

The Ice House in Pasadena and before you say

"Bellyworth why would you expect anything good to eat at a comedy club"

Bellyworth didn't, Bellyworth just expect that if you charge $10 and call something an "Angus Burger" it shouldn't taste like an "Anus Bugger."

So if you are heading to the Ice House for some laughs it is a good time, but if are heading there and think you can get something edible....think again.

You have received fair warning.

Bellyworth

Jul 19, 2007
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

Copper River Salmon YUM!!!

Bellyworth heard that Houston's in Pasadena is serving it. You might want to check the other locations SM, CC or MB if they are closer.

Jun 19, 2007
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

Best Japanese Curry

Bellyworth loves the curry at Hurry Curry on Sawtelle, it was better than Curry House across street (which was good).

Jun 19, 2007
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

Favourite Cheeseburger in LA

lol, cubancoffee, bellyworth thinks your funny, but agrees with mc michael try a different store or get the wheat bun.

Jun 15, 2007
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

Best 'Entertaining high-brow clients' Place in NOLA?

Bellyworth loved "Murial's" on Jackson Square.
Here is the website- http://muriels.com/html/home.html
Service and food was to die for "Murial's" was the culinary highlight of Bellyworth's 9 day NOLA food binge. Emerils in the warehouse district was also good not so much creole style.

BW

PS- if you read the rewiews on city search (not as smart as chowhounders) you'll see 15 reviews all good, 14 of them say excellent.

Jun 13, 2007
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JiRaffe - Seating? Desserts?

Bellyworth had the warm Chocolate cake.. Yummers!!! Try a Monday Night they have a prefixed menu that you could chose and its reasonable priced (well for JiRaffe it is)

Jun 11, 2007
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

Best BBQ in LA?

Bellyworth just returned from the Holy Land of BBQ (Texas) and is looking for some good ole Texas BBQ here in LA. A place with tender brisket, smoke sausage and succulent ribs. Also any recommenations for soul food would be apprecaited. Bellyworth has ate at Venni Mac's M & M soul food several times and it is excellent.

Jun 11, 2007
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area

Favourite Cheeseburger in LA

Bellyworth loves "The Counter" on Olympic cause you can mix and match any toppings you want! Bellyworth's other West Side favorites are "The Arsenel" on Pico and as mentioned already "Father's Office" Also give "The Apple Pan" a try good burger and good apple pie ala mode. If Bellyworth was to eat a fast food type of burger it would be Fatburger even though its not really fastfood.

Jun 11, 2007
bellyworth in Los Angeles Area