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Iced Coffee

These Dunkin Donuts commercials for iced coffee are giving me cravings, but we don't have Dunkin Donuts in SoCal. Any recommendations for really good iced coffee on the Westside, preferably Venice/SM/MdR area?

Jun 24, 2007
tango90291 in Los Angeles Area

Who has the best hummus?

I love the humous at Tempo Bar and Grill in Encino, in the Valley. Awesome Mediterranean food all around.

NOT the new Gaby's Express on Washington and Lincoln in Venice, tastes like watery paste.

Jun 23, 2007
tango90291 in Los Angeles Area

Spin Chicken in MDR now Gaby's Mediterrean Express

Just went there tonight, I was also surprised to see the new signs. They have the old Spin menu and some Mediterranean additions: chicken shwarma, beef shwarma, chicken kebob, beef kebob, and falafel. All available as a plate (with humous, rice, salad, garlic sauce) or as a pita, about $9 and $5 respectively.

I ordered the chicken shwarma and was disappointed to get home and find they gave me kebob instead. After ordering I noticed that the rotisseries were empty, but I thought they had just taken off the meat for the night. The chicken kebob is good, but it's really annoying that they just slipped me something I didn't order. Bad service.

The humuos is disgusting--it's watery and bland; it actually tastes like they took humous and poured water into it. I asked for extra pita 3 times while ordering so they could charge me if needed, then twice at the pick up counter, and I got home with the equivalent of one piece of pita.

It took about 5-7 minutes to make my order even though the place was empty so I was glad I parked and waited inside. I will definitely go back, but next time I'll check inside the box before leaving to make sure it's right. Hopefully their shwarma will be good enough that I won't have to drive to West LA for Zankou Chicken anymore...

Jun 23, 2007
tango90291 in Los Angeles Area