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Bill's Hamburgers Bang for your Burger Buck

Yep, that is it -- thought my mind was playing tricks on me. Billy's.

about 8 hours ago
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Good place to have dinner by Geffen Playhouse?

Agree that Fat Sal's is a shack -- they took over the former Buck Fifty sandwich shack -- with very big sandwiches. Garlos is ok, but another order at counter place. When I tried it in its early days I asked about the crust being crispier and they said it was the Aussie style. Napa Valley Grille and Tanino are good and a bit pricy. Palomino has (or had) a very popular happy hour with very inexpensive pizza and half-price appetizers. 800 Degrees is among the best of the inexpensive, very fast-baked Neapolitan pizza places. The W Hotel is close by and has a restaurant that seems to fluctuate depending on which so-called hot chef they have lately.

about 8 hours ago
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Bill's Hamburgers Bang for your Burger Buck

I tried to go to Bill's on Oxnard Tuesday at 1:30 and it seemed to be closed and deserted. No cars, no people.

Ended up at a place in a minimal a few blocks south on the east side of Van Nuys Blvd. with an auto parts store on the south end. Headed by an Asian man and they advertise ostrich and I think ostrich burgers. I had a basic cheeseburger combo that was very good. Anyone remind me of the name? I think it was a one word male first name as well....

about 8 hours ago
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Recommendations for casual dinner spot in West LA?

Thank you for reporting back. Glad you enjoyed Cafe Brasil.

1 day ago
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Olive and Milo

I think you meant to say "now" twice as big.

Weekday lunch - Unique atmosphere - LA

On a sunny day, the atrium room at Tavern in Brentwood or the main room at Republique (formerly Campanile) can be sunny gems with very good food and service.

Need a great recommendation for dinner for 1.

Please tell us how it worked out.

Mar 02, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Very loose interpretation -- If you can justify it as a seafood sandwich, it is cool. Let's say a brunch dish with a base of a toasted english muffin with a meat and poached egg and hollandaise with shrimp or crab -- tell us about it!

Mar 01, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Please include prices and your satisfaction....

Mar 01, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

SEAFOOD SANDWICHES is our Dish of the Month for March 2015.

Please sample, eat, post and even photograph as many iterations of SEAFOOD SANDWICHES as you can this month. Please tell us where you tasted them, and be sure to specify what kind they are -- e.g. shrimp or fish, fried or grilled, etc. Some nominations were excited about lobster rolls, others po' boys, and some wanted variants of McD's filet o' fish. Gourmet or fast-food, big or small, table service or drive-thru. Please mention size, whether fries or other sides might be included, price and value.

So get those SEAFOOD SANDWICHES reviews, photos and recommendations (hopefully) coming.

Feb 28, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

Final voting:

Seafood Sandwiches -- 8
Pho -- 4
Vegan/Vegetarian -- 3
Pastrami -- 1

Feb 28, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

New School Kitchen Brings Dim Sum To The Sawtelle Corridor (Well Sort Of)

Prices seem to me to be insane. I expect four pieces of shu mai or har gow and three pork buns per order, at less than $4 per order. Here there are half the pieces per serving.

http://losangeles.menupages.com/resta...

The Palace, in my recollection, is much more reasonable than this.

http://www.beyondmenu.com/24538/los-a...

Feb 28, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

West L.A. Dim Sum

I was a customer there.

Feb 28, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

With one day to go:

Seafood Sandwiches -- 6
Pho -- 3
Vegan/Vegetarian -- 3
Pastrami -- 1

Feb 27, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Now that Mr. Tasterâ„¢ is gone, can we please discuss Gjusta?

There is also a counter to stand at inside, until the promised stools are installed.

Feb 27, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Best place for fun graduation dinner near ucla

For a celebratory 2015 Graduation dinner (or better, lunch) my suggestion would be Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills, on the west side of La Cienega just north of Wilshire. Yes, there is getting up and going over to the "salad bar," which is actually much more than that. But the service at the tables is very good, the food is good and unlimited, and you have your price before beverages and dessert. You shouldn't waste too much appetite on the salad fixings, but there are treats like smoked salmon and a great wheel of reggiana-parmagiana and those thick asparagus. A college grad (especially a male) will appreciate the abundance of meat, and the refillable sides of the mashed potatoes and fried polenta sticks are quality. If you stretch out the meal with toasts and such and don't fill up too fast, you can have a really great celebration for a fairly predictable cost.

Feb 26, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area
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Need a great recommendation for dinner for 1.

At Gjelina, be sure to order the butterscotch pot de creme for dessert. It is spectacular; in my experience better than Mozza's butterscotch budino.

Feb 26, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

I guess folks think that a thread of almost a year that is now 727 posts long is enough. Even so, my vote is for PASTRAMI.

Feb 26, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Shi Hai Makes GQ's Top 25 Restaurant List

Chandavki,

I cut out two "Grand Opening" ads for Shi Hai that were printed on inserts in the L.A. Times. 40% off M-F, 20% off weekends, no expiration date listed. Any idea if they will honor them?

Feb 25, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

I had Pho with three votes.

I won't count the all-caps mention of Pho above as a vote unless you verify that is what you want.

Feb 25, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Need a great recommendation for dinner for 1.

Coni Seafood is relatively near LAX and if some lauded Mexican seafood in a very casual setting fits the bill, check if Sergio is cooking there that night. [wsg, beat you to it.]

Otherwise, Gjelina can get you even 4 or 5 smaller dishes for well under $100.

Wow, first post in over 5 years. I love Gjelina and would almost offer to join you but a solo can get in without a reservation perhaps easier than a twosome.

Feb 24, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Nominations

I have some time, so I started the voting thread for March.

Leaders were Seafood Sandwiches, Pho, Vegan/Vegetarian, and Pastrami.

Feb 24, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

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

Open from now through February 28.

Four nominees were mentioned most:

SEAFOOD SANDWICHES
PHO
VEGAN/VEGETARIAN
PASTRAMI

Votes must be in ALL-CAPS. One vote per screen name.

Feb 24, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Seeking Recommendations for a Celebratory Dinner

I'll go a bit old school, and suggest either Spago or Chinois on Main. I know Spago does a tasting menu, and I'm sure if you called in advance, Chinois could do one as well. I know it is close to three decades along now and the brash decor may seem dated, but the bold flavors and excellent service at Chinois still rank it among my very favorites. While some may have grown tired of Puck's media presence, he runs a great organization and I've always had professional and graceful treatment at these as well as the gone and lamented Granita and even Eureka (where my ears still are ringing a bit). Epitomize L.A.

Feb 23, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Nominations

No nominations in almost a day so I bumped the thread:

Those with multiple votes or seconds:

Pastrami -- 4
Seafood Sandwiches -- 4
Vegan/Vegetarian -- 3
Foie -- 2
Pho -- 2
Onion Rings -- 2 (I'm seconding)

If we stopped right now, I'd choose the top three for the voting.

Feb 23, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

Good & easy casual dinner in SaMo/Venice TONIGHT

Where exactly is the office?

Monte Alban is a well-respected Mexican restaurant (region of Oaxaca) that is in the minimall on the N/E corner of Santa Monica Blvd. at Brockton (close to Bundy). Last I checked, they had a very inexpensive lunch buffet.

If you search this board for "Sawtelle," (which is just west of the 405 San Diego freeway) there are TONS of places north of Olympic. Mostly Japanese, but also a great pub burger at Plan Check. I like Curry House for Japanese curry (with a boneless fried pork chop or chicken breast, rice, and a small salad).

For Persian, I really like Shamshiri Grill, on Westwood Blvd. north of Santa Monica Blvd. across from Sprouts. Huge lunch specials for under $10 -- I like the lamb koobideh with rice, grilled veggies, and their shires salad.

On Sepulveda just south of Santa Monica Blvd. is a branch of Zankou chicken, which serves an addicting garlic paste.

Fundamental LA, on the east side of Westwood Blvd. a couple blocks south of Wilshire, has upscale and excellent sandwiches and sides at lunch, though a touch pricey (sandwiches just over $10) and parking can be difficult.

Feb 23, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Nominations

OK -- with or without a side?

How much does Langers charge for a pound of sliced pastrami? How much for half a loaf of rye?

Feb 21, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Nominations

OK, I know about the #19 and #9 at Langer's. What is the #54?

Feb 21, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Nominations

Please post nominations in ALL CAPS. It is not just to have a rule; it helps separate nominations from discussions.

Feb 20, 2015
nosh in Los Angeles Area