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L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

That looks SO much better than Blaze and their ilk. Good find! :DD

--Dommy!

Jun 26, 2015
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Food to bring a family with a new baby - Culver City

I bring salads from Lemonade. They last a while in the fridge and can be snacked on.

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Jun 23, 2015
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Sawtelle help

They have a truly EXCELLENT Cesar salad.

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Jun 11, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

Pizza in general is not a health food. I'd hate to see the fat and calorie content on a slice of Hollywood Pies... LOL!!

--Dommy!

Jun 08, 2015
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Coni'Seafood with 2 people

I think so. I've had lunches for two there and although the snook is a signature dish, we have been more than happy with one of their ceviches and tacos gobernador. Also their smoked marlin tacos if they have them. You don't need to have the snook to have a memorable and hard to replicate meal there.

--Dommy!

Jun 08, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

They always have discounts on those coupon sites. It's a hit for friends with kids as they have dessert pizzas.

--Dommy!

Jun 07, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

Although it's a chain, I'm a fan of pitfire. The pizza, a dish of their roasted veggies and their soft serve with salt caramel is one of my favorite meals.

--Dommy!

Jun 07, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

I dunno if it counts as pizza, but TJ's Tarte Alsance on a pizza stone... I can't have it in the house, I'd have it as 'snack'

--Dommy!

Jun 07, 2015
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Tacolandia 2015 Announced: June 6, 2015 3-8 PM

Things can change rapidly but right now there is no rain in the forecast and the redline ends right across the street from it. Bring a windbreaker and you'll survive.

--Dommy!

Jun 03, 2015
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Grilled cheese sandwich in Santa Monica/Venice

Build Your Own.

And everyone is Narcissist... So eat alone!!

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisf...

--Dommy!

Jun 01, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- Voting

SKEWERS!!!

It will be a month of Satay... Koobideh... El Pastor Tacos and KUSHI-AGE!!!

--Dommy!

May 28, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Yep. Because one thing boardrooms tend to forget (and I've been in plenty of them) CEOs don't drive corporate profits. CONSUMER DO.

--Dommy!

May 27, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- Nominations

I think because there seems to be a pretty well established top 10 of pizza.

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May 27, 2015
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Berkeley hounds relocating to LA, where to live/shop/eat?

WOW! Full circle! Glad you are back home! Good luck with the Garden! :DD

--Dommy!

May 27, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

There are differences in every region and city, there is also scale. The pay is higher, so is everything else (rent, transportation, etc...) the flipside is the same with cities with lower cost of living...

That does not mean there isn't learning. Just like how some restaurants are instituting service charges. Good food has some stories about that in anticipation of this change. It's also like this didn't just drop out of the sky... like that European free money comet... ;)

http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/show...

--Dommy!

May 27, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

It will. Unless the city council acts before November 2016, which is when it stands a good chance of being on the statewide ballot. Then the consumers will REALLY decide.

--Dommy!

May 27, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

EXACTLY how they did the last time they raised the minimum wage...

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May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

VERY true, there are other social contract programs/infrastructure that exisit that make it easier to have a culture where you don't tip.

--Dommy!

May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Again... in an ideal world, all of that would be true. Teens doing minimum wage jobs (they don't), $15/hr being a "livable wage" (it isn't in L.A.) and that there are a WIDE range of jobs with higher wages for working class people living in our most urban areas (There are not)

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May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

The one you mention Union Pension Fund managers. CEOs are hardly on their favorite people list.

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May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Exactly. I am calling it a 'fair wage' because in a city like L.A., it's hardly a "liveable one" either!!

--Dommy!

May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Yeah, and some drivers cut me off in traffic. TAKE AWAY ALL DRIVERS LICENSES!

--Dommy!

May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

They also have national healthcare systems which not only benefit their populations but also their companies as it's one expense they don't have worry about.

--Dommy!

May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Exactly, people who will actually SPEND their money and bring it back into the system.

--Dommy!

May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Unions that are being dismantled and a city where don't have much of a savings, let alone investments. Just because the system works, doesn't mean it's a healthy one.

--Dommy!

May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Exactly. As Diners, we have BENEFITED from this as well and there might be some adjustments we have to make. That is why I never got involved in those stupid FUB arguments. Don't tell me how to spend my money, I have different situations, beliefs and priorities than you. If they truly are over charging and gleeing in their profits, well now THIS.

However, it should be pointed out that most of our Dim Sum palaces are outside L.A. city limits and knowing the politics of those areas, it will take a statewide bill for get them near a fair wage.

--Dommy!

May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Straw man. If he truly owns one small pizza shop, there are provisions to help him get through it. Provisions that by 2020 might change as well.

--Dommy!

May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Minimum wage is for entry level work.

That is in an ideal world. In the restaurant business, this is rarely true because they are also betting on a person's passion in the field to 'feed them'. Restaurant life is like nothing else, that is why this change, that many industries have gone through before, is so jarring for them. They could learn a lot from what has happened in SF and Seattle. I feel this new law is not perfect either, and it will adjust. Everyone will learn and adjust. We might have to eat at home more because as eaters we HAVE benefited from this. All in all, together, we will get through this.

--Dommy!

May 26, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- Nominations

OH!! Those would yummy on a stick!!

#TeamSKEWERS

May 22, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- Nominations

You know a good way to eat soft shell crab? On a SKEWER.

#TeamDommy

--Dommy!