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Whither Servorg?

I could no longer abide the new site rules (especially, but not limited to, opening the shilling flood gates and inviting the barbarians inside to pillage and loot at their leisure) and so have moved on with my life. I never knew I has so much spare time! The things I'm able to get done now are truly astounding...

I wish all of my L.A. board amigos the best of luck, love, lust and luscious (dumplings and everything else) meals.

Vaya con queso! ;-D

Simon's Cafe in Sherman Oaks, a true find

They have reduced (all but eliminated) lunch to one day a week. Friday's from 11:30 to 2:30 is it for lunch.

Aug 12, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Simon's Cafe in Sherman Oaks, a true find

They are open for lunch from 11:30 to 2:30 as far as I know, Tuesday through Friday, but on the weekend they only do dinner. Like so many places they need the lunch business from the surrounding businesses.

Aug 11, 2014
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I'm afraid...

Slip slidin’ away
Slip slidin’ away
You know the nearer Q&A destination
The more I'm slip slidin’ away

With all due apologies to Paul Simon. I'm sure I could find a song lyric that talks about drifting. I'm never going to announce I'm leaving CH in a grand gesture. But it seems that the decision has been made by the P's who B that they don't want the present cast of characters any longer (cast of Cat's?).

All alone in the monitor light
I can smile at the old days
I was a happy cat then
I remember
The time I knew what happiness was
That memory won't live again

Newer Posts now Threaded Before Older Posts?

Thanks for the reply. I don't see any up votes for either post (actually now 3 posts - none with up votes that I see), so how does that work?

Aug 09, 2014
Servorg in Site Talk

WSJ on Niki Nakayama of n/naka

You would think Tony would be into the slash...no? Punktuation?

Aug 09, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Battered Fries. Are they french fries?

This seems like a an outgrowth of the State Fair phenomena where the battered deep fried candy bar, butter, deep fried Doritos, deep fried chicken skin and everything/anything you care to name or think of got battered and deep fried. As if French fries weren't bad enough for you to begin with...(g)

Aug 09, 2014
Servorg in General Topics

Oldest Chinese Restaurant in L.A.?

What? You don't find brisket tacos particularly Chinese? Drinks (maybe chips and guacamole is somewhat safe if you are starving...maybe).

Aug 09, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Newer Posts now Threaded Before Older Posts?

I'm sure this was already addressed on this board and someone will direct me to the thread (?) but I just noticed in this thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/985273 I replied to about 2 hours ago that a newer post is now being slotted above my older post. Is this a new feature of the revamped site?

Aug 08, 2014
Servorg in Site Talk

Need a good recommendation for tasty food and cocktails near the Troubador!

Aug 08, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

First Dunkin' Donuts Lands in Santa Monica

No, not all gone by a long shot. Check their website location finder and plug in your zip code if you really want to see the locations closest to you.

Aug 07, 2014
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Westwood Alert: A New Kosher Boutique Butcher Shop is in the Works

Bill Tong - Chinese butcher from South Africa!

Aug 06, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Westwood Alert: A New Kosher Boutique Butcher Shop is in the Works

The OP linked their website when he posted, but it's pretty content free. If you click on it you get taken to their facebook page which has a bit more information.

Aug 06, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Dinner & Drinks for this weekend

Now this sounds like a good time to recommend the new Roy Choi place, POT. http://eatatpot.com/#home

Chowhound thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9707...

First Dunkin' Donuts Lands in Santa Monica

A parallel CH thread that adds a little more pizazz to this story of DD coming back to LA can be found here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/984829

Aug 06, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

First Dunkin' Donuts Lands in Santa Monica

Primo's Donuts is now in their 56th (or is it 57th year?) in L.A.

Aug 06, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

First Dunkin' Donuts Lands in Santa Monica

What year? (g)

Aug 05, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Guidance needed for week-long LA visit

Just goes to show that good food has a rainbow effect...every color likes it.

Aug 05, 2014
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Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

And then we can add chorizo too. Really, the difference to me is small between the two. They seem like fraternal twins. Same DNA but different traits.

Aug 05, 2014
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Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

Compare it against this photo http://www.mapoutine.ca/poutines/la-b... of a "classic" Canadian poutine - which looks like what you are describing - and it seems like you got a more "authentic" version perhaps.

Aug 05, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

Aren't nachos just chilaquiles on steroids?

Aug 05, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

While I haven't had it the photos make it look very traditional (in a Canadian way - eh!).

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/little...

Aug 05, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

I thought it originated as a way to get rid of "old" chips by disguising them under an avalanche of soft & spicy "wet" stuff?

Aug 05, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Would you like a CH app?

Jr. - I think what you really need to do first is perform an "exclusionary" test with your phone and the CH site. This will require A. Your Phone and B. A Separate Keyboard compatible with your phone.

At this point you will go onto the site using your phone, but you will have "excluded" your fat thumbs from the equation. If the site sill performs "wonkily" (tech talk) then I think you might be changing your vote to a "yes" from a "no" post "fat thumbs exclusion" test.

Aug 05, 2014
Servorg in Site Talk

Guidance needed for week-long LA visit

You probably should add one Korean and one Chinese meal to your list (Parks BBQ http://parksbbq.com/ is a good bet) and one San Gabriel Valley Chinese (Sea Harbour http://www.yelp.com/biz/sea-harbour-s... wouldn't be a bad choice at all - for either dim sum or dinner, both are quite excellent).

When you said you were going to get your Mexican fix you probably meant to say perhaps San Diego instead of LA again?

Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

2 double doubles...that is so funny because that's what I normally do.

Aug 04, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Looking for LA - Burbank. Seafood Recommendations

I took intimidating to mean, snooty/formal and that certainly isn't Connie & Ted's. I think they would enjoy the vibe at C&T's if they want something to go home and regale their friends and neighbors with a tale of an LA scene striving to be a New England Seafood House in a "fun" Hollywood back lot sort of way.

Aug 04, 2014
Servorg in Los Angeles Area

Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

"The problem with Langer's version is the pastrami."

I've often wondered what it's like living in a parallel universe to the one I live in...and now I have a much better idea...which makes me glad to live in this one.

Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

I've tried getting my fries well done a few times but it just doesn't help enough to make them measure beyond a 3 on my French Fry 'O Meter...

Really love the chili cheese fries I had at Addiction Bistro http://www.theaddictionbistro.com/ before. Belgian style twice cooked fried with a choice of daily chili's and a nice grated cheddar. They even do a vegan chili cheese fries. If you are ever in the mood for CCF's give them a try.

Aug 04, 2014
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Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

"The ingredients can be top quality but if they screw up the fry job, it won't make a difference."

The initial I and the initial O come to mind.