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The Best Take Out Windows (ie Top Round & Horse Theif)

I had mentioned in another post and those who had to listen to me drone at the chow meet up, now that P and I have a real house, we are fostering puppies. This current puppy is a Shepusky. So she's a little shy (shep). Very stubborn. (usky) She's new to the whole leash thing and not sure if she likes it yet, but LOVES riding the car. So for her first restaurant we went to Horse Theif. It was very easy, she didn't get too overwhelmed and she learned how to climb in and out of the car like a little lady. *whew!*

So we don't think she's quite ready for patio dining yet but we'd still like to get the occasional good grub. So just like Horse Thief (our the other option was Top Round), we are looking for the best restauants with take out windows so we can order outside with her and eat outside. Puppy has safety harness so we will travel, where ever and bonus if they have "healthy" options!

--Dommy!

about 2 hours ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Who Wants to Attend an Incredible Chowmeet at Clusi Batusi in May???

Sadly yes. We'll have to do take out one of these days instead. Looking forward to your report back!!

--Dommy!

about 22 hours ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Who Wants to Attend an Incredible Chowmeet at Clusi Batusi in May???

Yep! Although the relatively recent LA County Law allowing dogs on the patio is a wonderful thing, It's always up to the owners discresion on if Dogs are allowed in the Patio.... I struck out at Aqui es Texcoco yesterday too...LOL!! I always call ahead just to make sure! :D

--Dommy!

1 day ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Any Hound Reports @ Jose Chiquito at the Grand Central Market?

Yeah. I'm glad its there because there is always that one person. Or really, sometimes you just need a simple sandwich (I had their Ruben which was very well put together. Not the most delicious Ruben ever, but still very earnest)

--Dommy!

1 day ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Any Hound Reports @ Jose Chiquito at the Grand Central Market?

It's pretty good... in a lunch counter type of way. If you just want a simple well prepared sandwich or some place where you can actually tell the cook "Hold This" "Add This" and not be given a look or charged $$$ for it, it's perfect.

Is it the destination for GCM? Absolutely not. But if in your group there is always that one person who wants a White Bread Turkey Sandwich with no mayo or tomatoes for under $10. This is the place to steer them towards...

--Dommy!

1 day ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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Who Wants to Attend an Incredible Chowmeet at Clusi Batusi in May???

Really! I thought this was a private room thing?

--Dommy!

2 days ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Who Wants to Attend an Incredible Chowmeet at Clusi Batusi in May???

Have fun guys! I would go but we are caring for a Puppy now that keeps or dining options Al Fresco :D

--Dommy!

Apr 17, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Baking your own Baguettes or Boules [split from LA]

The Le Crueset Outlet in Commerce sells Metal Knobs so you can swap out when making bread...

--Dommy!

Apr 17, 2014
Dommy in Home Cooking

Flautas

It is very.very.very. good. That family is wonderful too! So happy for their success because they could have opened up a generic mexi-fast place and done fine, but they could not abide by that shammery (They are all ABOUT the pride of their product).

Commerce is not perhaps the 'ideal' location, but they will do well there. Plus it gives you an excuse to do some shopping at the citadel (new outfit! new le crueset!!!!)

--Dommy!

Apr 10, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

Wow. I always warned people because of the bread (at least initally when it was a more chewy roll) that it's not a 100% authentic po'boy (I still miss the ones from Creole Chef). But to have that endoresement it's a big thing!! Especially since I don't think the family was going for 100% authentic... just 100% quality, deliciousness and value... :)

--Dommy!

Apr 10, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Flautas

YES!!!! These appear to be as good as the ones in their San Diego branch... :DDD Just amazing flautas and consume and tacos...

SO glad they are open here in L.A., I'm planning a dinner there for my Birthday, that is how I much I love this place! :DD

BTW, those who don't like Lamb, Aqui es Texcoco will make you a convert.. Mexican Barbacoa Lamb is just amazing...

--Dommy!

Apr 09, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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Chicken Pot Pies?

It's actually a very old school pie. Very larger served in a ceramic pie plate. It only has a top crust and it is them poured over on your plate so the top crust is at the bottom. Not quite the experience like Woodspoon, but still very good.

--Dommy!

Apr 08, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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Blue crab hand rolls only, wow.

I saw this sign last week when were heading back from peddlers!! Thrilled by this concept!!

--Dommy!

Apr 04, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

They opened in L.A. already!! YES!!! :DD

--Dommy!

Apr 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

it depends on what you mean by inexpensive... there are some great mariscos places that have them. Even the ones at quality seafood aren't that $$$.

--Dommy!

Apr 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Belcampo Cheeseburger

Well done leads nothing but to plastic burnt nubs. The only saving grace to those fries is having them done animal style with chiles....

--Dommy!

Apr 02, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Best PoBoy?

I have to note, both locations of Orleans and York are in well kept shopping centers and the interior of both of locations are sparking. The original is located in Windsor Hills, which is a wonderful family neighborhood that is home to several TV personalities.

--Dommy!

Apr 01, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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Belcampo Cheeseburger

I saw that Olio had something like a beer tap. But yet, you can't buy a cold one from the liquor guy upfront and drink it in the market?!?

--Dommy!

Apr 01, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Best PoBoy?

I agree... the breading a little thicker than most fish fry joints, but it's key to make sure the fish stays hot and crisp through what would otherwise be a heavy sandwich

http://i.imgur.com/0UlghJX.jpg

--Dommy!

Apr 01, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Best PoBoy?

Idealy, you shake the container with the sauce to get the ratio of butter to vinegary hot sauce just right. Kinda like Italian Dressing, but 100x tastier...

--Dommy!

Apr 01, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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Belcampo Cheeseburger

Thanks! I did spy them before I made my decision to pass. But I'd be willing to give them a whirl (yesterday I was also in a rush) maybe next time when I try their meatball sandwich! :D

--Dommy!

Mar 31, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Belcampo Cheeseburger

Oo!! I spy blu cheese... I just might have to take up the challenge... ;)

--Dommy!

Mar 31, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Belcampo Cheeseburger

Okay... First, I need to say that these guys have their $#!+ together. Grand Central Market has always been bustling... but this afternoon it was packed in a way I never seen. Not overwhelming but with a hum that was glorious. EVERYONE was busy and ready too put their best foot forward. Even the Chinese food place seemed to taking up a notch!!

Belacampo though, was setting the standard. They had plenty of staff to service the butcher case. Two registers to handle the orders. They mistakenly messed up one of my orders, and when I pointed it out, they apologized and got it fixed FAST. When the meat counter was not busy, the staff came over the eating counter to talk to the patrons, talking to them about their meals, exchanging info about the company and recipe tips. Even when there was a complaint, they took it graciously.

I came with a Latino family who was huffing about 'changes they had heard of'. I spied them later happily eating a big bowls of noodle soups chatting up like nothing at all had changed. :)

Now to the food. The burger was very good. Really, elemental. Well flavored meat, cooked properly to order (I ordered rate and it indeed was) and it had just enough spread and just enough cheese to add interest. The bun was PHENOMINAL. Just the ideal bun in so many ways.... Even the final bite with that bun and some meat was wonderful... However, I guess i like a more precious burger. I still think the Father's Office burger is my favorite.

http://imgur.com/uc3BW5d

I also got some stuff to go as P. could not come with me on this trip and I promised him a Belcampo meal...

At home, I had a little bag of fritos I had swiped from a community council meeting... so I had to order the Chili. Overall, it was a very meaty (ground beef) but beefy chili. It definitely improved with the addition of fritos, but it's in no way the amazing chili and frito experience that is at Home State.

http://imgur.com/uc3BW5d

We are unabashed tube steak lovers, so for our first Belcampo home meal, it had to be with their hot dogs. They were really good. We still prefer the Lets Be Frank dogs and even boars head has a bit more balanced flavor because these were a bit TOO smokey... Still, they were a an excellent accompaniment with the 'strong' irish mustard and neon relish...

http://imgur.com/3vDefVV

Along with some produce and a side of potato salad from Valerie, it was a great GCM dinner. :)

--Dommy!

Mar 30, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Belcampo Cheeseburger

Damn.

--Dommy!

Mar 28, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Belcampo Cheeseburger

Thanks so much for speaking up... I can't STAND those In and Out Fries... I would have headed for big disapointment. I'll spy them first before I order...

--Dommy!

Mar 28, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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Los Angeles Dish of the Month, April 2014, Voting

Long ones... skinny ones... fat ones...

ASAPARGUS!

Mar 27, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

If you are a Beijing Pie House fan ...

Yep! As good as ever too! :D

--Dommy!

Mar 26, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Belcampo Cheeseburger

:DDDDD WILL be by this weekend... Thanks for the thumbs up. The Burger at Egg Slut is always over cooked! :PPPP

--Dommy!

Mar 26, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/NAY - March 2014 [OLD]

basil does root in water... bit it's very delicate and seems to prefer a frequent change in water. Often the issue with those 'living basil' plants that they sell at the stores is that people over water and rot the roots.

--Dommy!

Mar 26, 2014
Dommy in Chains
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Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

Not super spicy and its a warm heat not a stinger. As mentioned before, it's like red rooster with drawn butter (My guess would be margarine actually) and spices (pepper, garlic powder, oregano... who knows). So there is a bit of vinegary tang with a touch of richness and an amazing taste. It's served warm and It just CLINGS to the sandwich so beautifully and tastes amazing.

--Dommy!

Mar 26, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area