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StL -- Late-Night from the Airport to Clayton

Imo's in Clayton says they are open until 11, and they deliver. Not my favorite, but I'm always up for St. Louis pizza.

1 day ago
nosh in Great Plains

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014 -- Voting

Please submit your votes, one per person, in ALL CAPS.

Open from now until midnight or when I go to sleep, August 31.

Top nominees are:

DELI'S
OFFAL (which can include Foie, but I don't want to tread on illegal...)
FRENCH FRIES
MEXICAN SEAFOOD

Votes must be in all-caps. One vote per screen name. I reserve the right to tabulate the votes before I log off the last day of the month.

1 day ago
nosh in Los Angeles Area

StL -- Late-Night from the Airport to Clayton

According to their website, Pastaria is open until 10 on weeknights.

1 day ago
nosh in Great Plains

LA Hound visiting KC for football and bbq

19 replies and not a mention of Arthur Bryant's? Is its heyday over?

2 days ago
nosh in Great Plains

StL -- Late-Night from the Airport to Clayton

Arriving at the main terminal tomorrow night at 10:05. Could very well be hungry, unless I get it together and pack something for the flight. Inner belt, probably east at Ladue.

My favorite is St. Louis pizza. But I'm pretty sure Cafe Manhattan (close to my sister, and my favorite) closes by 10. Frank & Helen's? I'll look it up. Isn't there a Steak'n'Shake on Clayton a bit west of Brentwood? How late? Any Imo's in Clayton? White Castle? Anything in Clayton open late with the kitchen working?

2 days ago
nosh in Great Plains

September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

NOTE: Unfortunately, a family issue necessitates me flying home to St. Louis tomorrow. I'll be in the air in the evening and will not have my usual internet access while there. So I'm going to close the nominations TONIGHT, when I go to bed, and post the voting thread.

As I see it right now:

FRENCH FRIES: III
DELIS: II
SUSHI/RAW SF: II
JAPANESE FOOD: II
OFFAL: II
DONUTS: II
PO' BOYS & NOLA: II
SUNSET BLVD: II
MEXICAN SEAFOOD: II

I am not going to deal with a vote with over four nominees. So please nominate and break the logjam before 10 or so tonight. Obviously, any nominees that don't make the final vote can be nominated next month.

2 days ago
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Shaky Alibi could be the Best Waffel in LA?

So the place is still in business?!

Aug 24, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

$10 AND UNDER MEALS AND DEALS

$10 and under for a filling meal. It can be before tax and any tip -- I'm anticipating many of these will be counter-service places. Make my mouth, tummy, and wallet happy!

Aug 24, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Recommendations for a SF Chowhound's One Night Only Dinner in Hollywood

Agree. Just be aware of the $$.

Aug 23, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Service Dogs Get Couple Kicked Out of Restaurant

The husband, who supposedly has a 30% hearing loss, IS a doctor (albeit reportedly a plastic surgeon). So he can write his own necessity for a service dog. (How does a small dog in a carrier help with hearing loss? What is the dog supposed to do if a train or bus is coming?)

And he undoubtedly verified his wife's need for a service dog, even though she refuses to disclose the nature of her need.

Any reasonable rules you write, there are those that will selfishly game the system. And eventually it will deny those who really, legitimately need the service.

Aug 23, 2014
nosh in Food Media & News
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Recommendations for a SF Chowhound's One Night Only Dinner in Hollywood

Chi Spacca has received nothing but good reviews, but they'd need to share (tomahawk pork chop) the entree and a starter and side to stay near their price point.

Aug 23, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

We Provide Meals That are Completely Unaffordable and Unappealing to People Who Actually Live in This Neighborhood.

Next step is that old, cheap maybe rundown apartments get bought, tenants evicted, remodeled into condos or much more expensive apartments (with new rent-control basic rents). Residents who can't afford the new businesses and increased rent move away, and some of the low-cost labor needs to travel in.

Many call this progress.

September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

FRENCH FRIES.

I'd love to find a place near me that did real twice-fried fries, like the sorely-missed Benitas Frites used to.

Aug 23, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

We all know the drill by now, but in case you do not. The idea is this: choose a 'Dish of the Month' for the LA area and then collectively try as many versions of this dish as possible during the month reporting back with details and photos. It's great to talk about places you've been in the past, but the idea is to explore new places and make new discoveries.

The dish that gets chosen might be something very specific (chili fries) but might also be more of a dish category (potatoes). It's up to everyone here, but it probably makes sense to choose something that locals are excited about trying and finding the best and most interesting versions!

Anyway, this is the nomination thread for September 2014 …you can nominate as many dishes as you want, but once we do the voting thread, it will be one vote per user.

To nominate a dish, please (please!) post it in ALL CAPS in the responses below. This thread will be open until I go to bed on August 26th.

- nosh

Previous Dish of the Month Discussions for LA:

Cocktails and Bar Food: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/984400
Fried Chicken and Frozen Desserts: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/981041
Lamb: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/977449
Spring Produce: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/974071
Shellfish: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/970902
Pie: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/967272
Pasta: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/962696
Fried Foods: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/929784
Pancakes, Waffles & French Toast: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/926270
Soup: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/922507
Koreatown: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918747
Fried Fish: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/915324
Salad: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/911495
Sandwiches: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/907564
Tacos: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/902860
Meatballs: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/900427
Burritos: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/896577
Eggs: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/892386
Dumplings: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/888751
Pork Chop: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/884484
BBQ Brisket: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875871
Roast Chicken: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/880578

Aug 22, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Little Jewel

Couldn't find an official website. Here is their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/littlejewelo...

They are east of Broadway on Ord in Chinatown.

(Servorg, where ya been?)

Aug 22, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Are you talking about Tacomiendo? C'mon, hounds, is it that hard to specify a restaurant and location/branch when a thread gets long?

Aug 19, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Guidance needed for week-long LA visit

Maybe Gjelina's secret is they keep things simple. Many items on the menu but no modifications. Pizza (excellent and light), veggies, salads, some small plates and large plates that for me are superfluous. Butterscotch pot de creme a superlative dessert.

Not as exhausting as a lot of sharing restaurants.

Convenient to LAX. This is the first restaurant I think of to fit visiting friends and family.

Aug 19, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Tacos Leo's now on the eastside!!!

Actually, in my opinion, it does -- eastside means East L.A.

Echo Park, Silver Lake, Thai Town, K-town -- all of these are individual areas. If generalizing: west of downtown.

Anyway, that' how my initial classification works.

Aug 19, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

George Petrelli Steakhouse???

kevin,

didn't mean to omit you or any others, just needed to keep it simple. i'd be happy to meet a handful of hounds, or just you, for another of those burgers pretty much any MWF for lunch. no fears -- there is plenty of room there. And they do have a full bar.

Aug 19, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Those gorgeous slices of tenderloin on a small bun for a buck?! Sign me up for at least a half-dozen.

Aug 19, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

George Petrelli Steakhouse???

Met a fellow hound yesterday for lunch at Petrelli's. Both ordered the cheeseburger, both medium-rare. (I asked for mine with a char, he got grilled onions.) Good burgers, big and thick. Nice sear. Served with a lettuce leaf, flat pickle slice, and onion slice (no tomato?). Very good meat. The middle of my sandwich was really rare. My fries were ok, he ordered veggies instead which were a boring combo, industry.

At $10.95 for a good, big burger w/ cheese at an old-school place (with a very old clientele) with good service and easy, free parking, I could do a lot worse. And with the company of a prolific 'hound who shared several interests, it made for a great Monday lunch.

Aug 19, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Roy Choi's POT

Really fun, enjoyable meal at POT last night. Brother, sis-in-law, niece and me. Far too much food + 3 beers = <$160 w/ tax before tip. Niece and I both found spaces on the first block S/W of the hotel. Potato pancake -- crispy, delicious, and the dipping sauce so good I asked for a refill for other dishes. Kinchee fried rice, great, loved the crispy texture at the bottom, avoided the egg. Individual pot of the "old School" -- came at the end, I liked it much better than the HUGE small hot pot with the silky tofu, shrimp, pork belly, just SO MUCH. Smart service and perks -- bowls and dishes underneath on a ledge at your table. Fortunately, my brother hosting is the "if you want to taste, order it" kinda host. If more judicious ordering, would have been satiated and pleased at a significantly lower price. Very good attitude of staff in the house and outside at the bar.

Roy Choi's POT

Planning to hit POT tonight with a fairly large group. Two questions:

Can we expect a long wait on a Monday evening? Party of 6-8.

Any street parking to avoid the $8 valet charge (with validation)?

Aug 18, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Seeking Great Shrimp Cocktail near Brentwood

Try it and tell us, kevin. They probably serve good traditional drinks.

Aug 17, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Seeking Great Shrimp Cocktail near Brentwood

Billingsley's began as the mom's restaurant. Earlier comment about it being depressing, with the cast of "Leave It To Beaver" dead.

Shrimp cocktail => Leave It To Beaver, right?

Boston Lobster is the New Newport Seafood

If you can still edit that post 4 hours later, might want to emphasize which restaurant.

Aug 17, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

ChocoChicken in Santa Monica

Note that ChocoChicken is headed by Adam Fleishman (800 Degrees) and the guy from Feed The Monster. So there is a pedigree.

I'd be interested in trying it if prices were reasonable and parking wasn't painful.

Aug 17, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Boston Lobster is the New Newport Seafood

Xan7hos -- Are you describing a family birthday at New Bay?

Aug 17, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

ChocoChicken in Santa Monica

I'm not sure if the issue is consistency or taste. That dark bittersweet taste in the batter may be controversial, or take some getting used to. The big names behind the project would indicate they can put out a product...

Aug 16, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Seeking Great Shrimp Cocktail near Brentwood

According to wiki, the Beaver, Jerry Mathers, is still alive. And Tony Dow, Wally, seems to bee alive and still active in the biz.

Aug 16, 2014
nosh in Los Angeles Area