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Broken Spanish - any reports?

Yep. I am not a huge chocolate person either... but the textures and flavors of that dessert makes it my favorite in the city... Great example of them really caring about getting this right... not precious. :)

--Dommy!

Mac and Cheese

I love their version too.

Aug 28, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Odys & Penelope - Outragous Service Charge

I think Service Charge is going to be the way things go in the market due to the upcoming minimum wage hikes. In the State, Waitstaff HAVE to get paid minimum wage in addition to the tip, which is not the rules in many other places. So it is not a gratuity, but does substitute for one that the server was dependent on.

--Dommy!

Aug 21, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Odys & Penelope - Outragous Service Charge

In some cases, the restaurants allow you to leave an extra tip if you are so inclined. But it is not required and you won't be chased down if you don't leave a tip (has happened to me. :/)

--Dommy!

Aug 21, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Odys & Penelope - Outragous Service Charge

It's really up to each restaurant. Some of it might go to insurance. Some of it might be split with the front and back. Some of it might be to sustain better standard wage, which is sounds like this is.

I don't mind it because actually I would tip more than the 18%, but I know that some don't. So it's sometimes a win for us. I was however a little irked with Bierbeisl charged it and it is counter service.

--Dommy!

Aug 21, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Ricky's Fish Tacos - now a truck?

You get get old skool ricky at events like Tacolandia. They are still worth it.

--Dommy!

Aug 20, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - August 2015

Not unless you add some shrimp or sprinkle some crab meat on top... ;D

Aug 15, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Broken Spanish - any reports?

We really enjoyed our meal there. MUCH better than the BS Taqueria or our recent visit to Bar AMA. It's quite different than Rivera, a but more casual and the dishes less precious. The portions are good as well, so it's EASY to over order... we did and by far the stand out was the Rabbit Mixote and the Lamb Head. The Cocktails were good and they have my FAVORITE dessert currently in the city their Abuelita Chocolate Cake.

Would head back in a heart beat to have their Boozy Cafe de Olla and that Abuelita dessert.

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Bagels at Wexlers

Well I wasn't going to wait fer nobody! They actually were set up in Downtown afternoon this weekend and I got a try myself...

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In case you had not read anything about them, they bake the bagels early in the morning. And they follow an NY style recipe. Overall, GOOD recipe, but not great. There is something missing in the crust, but having it many hours later than it was baked, it probably didn't have that same tug it did as it in the morning. Still, one of the best bagel I've had in L.A.

Overall sandwich was excellent. The eggs cooked perfectly and bacon crisp and the add ons were nicely balanced. However, overall, Egg Slut Fairfax still tops as my all time favorite breakfast sandwich.

--Dommy!

Aug 14, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Clarissa Wei's Crowdsourcing Hopes?

It's a flexible funding... so she keeps the $4k

--Dommy!

Aug 14, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - August 2015

I love it too. Good flavor... VERY satisfying. :DD

Aug 10, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Bagels at Wexlers

Has anyone tried Yestie Boys? I keep missing them at their Sunday Long Beach spot.

Aug 07, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Boars Head Hot Dogs

Ralphs with Boars Head Delis have them. Also, delis that use Boars Head like Mikes. GREAT hot dogs.

--Dommy!

Dog Friendly Restaurants

Most of the city is dog friendly I am happy to say! I always call ahead though (especially since I'm often bringing a GSD, although ALWAYS a well behaved one), especially for ethnic restaurants, but more and more of them are learning. ;)

--Dommy!

Jul 24, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Dog Friendly Restaurants

Pretty dog friendly area there. The Pikey allows pups.

--Dommy!

Jul 21, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Dog Friendly Restaurants

Most places with a patio are dog friendly nowadays, just call ahead. Some places listed as dog friendly even on yelp or Rover.com might have changed policy or are dog friendly only certain hours...

Our favorite in the area is Pingtung. Broad tasty menu, their enclosed patio in the back is as close as indoor dining with your pup and they have Just Food for Dogs snacks at the table. Even my shyest most pickiest fosters LOVE Just Food for Dogs snacks.

Just Food for Dogs is also located nearby. They sell the BEST liver bark for dogs at a pretty decent price! A nice souvenir for fido. :)

http://www.yelp.com/biz/just-food-for...

--Dommy!

Jul 20, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Beautiful and Spacious Chinese Buffet Opens Up--Near MacArthur Park

Soup Plantation as well.

--Dommy!

Jul 15, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - July 2015 [Old]

I sear all sides of the carnitas as well... but instead of beer and spice, I just toss on some thinly slices onion and let it soften while picking up the flavors from the sear. Then I toss in the shredded carinitas and mix it all up. We also love those flour/corn tortillas, but always add our own homemade guac.

--Dommy!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

Love the green olive! I found it more balanced than the traditional. :)

--Dommy!

Jul 09, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread-June 2015 [OLD]

I've had success with the korean pancakes them in the toaster oven. I make them at work and they make a nice side dish for a sandwich. :)

--Dommy!

Jul 09, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Rice Bar: A Pictorial Essay

Thanks so much for the info and the link to their site! They say they plan to open soon on Saturdays. That is great because even though I live near DTLA, their current hours would make it near impossible for me to get there there. How i wish more places would open later in DTLA. There are those of us who want to eat dinner out on a Tuesday!

--Dommy!

Jul 08, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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Seek a free quiet place to meet

Correct.

--Dommy!

Jul 08, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Mufaletta in Los Angeles

Interesting... Although it makes sense. Norb the owner is from NO.

--Dommy!

Jul 08, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Seek a free quiet place to meet

Above the Farmer's Market, there are community rooms you can use, especially mid day during the week, there are fewer people up there.

--Dommy!

Jul 07, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Coffee Gear - Who Has The Best Selection?

I know. :/ I've bought most of my stuff from The Coffee Conservatory in Culver City and Portola Coffee in Costa Mesa. And even at those two, it's not the most amazing selection. :/

Jul 07, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

July is National Hot Dog & Sausage Month

EP!!! So will go this weekend! :DDDD

--Dommy!

Jul 06, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, July 2015 -- SKEWERS

Yeah me neither! This is good to know! :)

--Dommy!

Jul 06, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

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

That is a kind thought, but the whole purpose of this board originally is to encourage exploring your city and unearth the good food no matter how far. Asking someone to consider visiting a new/far off neighborhood within a 30 day period I don't think excludes the majority of us. I mean, there were several dishes of the month I didn't care for either...

--Dommy!

Best Patty Melt in LA is @ Osso DTLA

Thanks to you both! We haven't even heard of it, but for sure it's on the list (especially with a puppy friendly patio! :))

--Dommy!

Jul 02, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Most underrated LA restaurants

You just gotta be aware... the menu has several BOMBS that don't deserve to served anywhere. Don't order pasta at Mussos... just DON'T!

--Dommy!

Jun 29, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area