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Pepy's on Venice

I sure miss Pepy"s --- Has anyone heard from Pepy or any of the staff, or any plans for the future ??

Sep 30, 2014
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Where Are the Joints? aka smaller, individually run neighborhood places?

Not L.A., but if you are in Long Beach (2nd & Orange}, "At Last" I believe is exactly what you are looking for - fine food, but not overboard fancy, the dream of a great chef / owner for the last half of his career. Parking is tough as it is in a dense residential area, but well worth a couple blocks walk.

Jun 14, 2014
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

The Best Butter Available in Los Angeles?

If it is convenient, SPRING HILL FARMS, from Petaluma, usually has a small supply of their homemade butter, along with their wonderful cheese's at the Santa Monica farmers markets -- Saturday, downtown and Pico and Sunday, Main St (possibly other farmers markets also}

Mar 21, 2014
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

A LITTLE GEM IN THE MARINA

If you are looking a wonderful neighborhood cafe in the Marina, don't forget about Panini Grill, tucked away in the corner of the shopping center at Glenco and Maxella, by a Pavillions grocery. We have been going there for years, and it just keeps getting better. The menu is not large, but so varied that we always find something wonderful. Last night was a great lamb chop (4) salad, excellent soup, a light, tasty beef stroganoff. Highest price dish, NY steak @ $25, 1/2 roast chicken @13.45. Also a real interesting breakfast menu. Order at the kitchen and served to the table.

Jan 14, 2014
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

damn good cake?

Angel Maid Bakery, Centinela, between Washington and Culver. Always our first choice and a great selection.

Dec 06, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

french pastry in Los angeles

If you are on the West Side, Sunday 8-2:00, the farmers market on Grand View and Venice has a great french bakery - it is our first choice for all kinds of breads and pastries.
We just wish they were more available, but we think they are worth waiting for -

Nov 24, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Thai in the Marina

At last, a very good Thai restaurant in Marina Del Rey --- new to me at least, Tahntawan Thai Kitchen, 523 Washington Blvd @ Ocean, upstairs in the shopping center. Large, interesting menu and friendly service.

Sep 21, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area
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NEED GREAT COFFEE

Visiting in Seattle - would appreciate the names of a couple great coffee houses. Could be downtown or in one the fun neighborhoods.

Jul 31, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Greater Seattle

CHEAP LA Breakfast/Brunch Buffets?

Surprise, surprise - I was pleasantly shocked to find an excellent breakfast brunch buffet (all the usual, plus custom omelets, lox, benes) for about $22 at the LAX Marriott - and excellent, friendly service.

Jun 23, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

BEST COFFEE in downtown LA

Another vote for G&B - went there last week. They have a great location, just inside the west (hill st ?) entrance and close to the comp'd market parking.

Jun 15, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

strawberry shortcake?

After growing up with my mom's real shortcake, I have just found the only one that is even better (only because they are able to use Harry's Berrys). AXE on Abbot Kinney in Venice --- Real shortcake (like Russ Parsons wrote about in the Times) Real whipped cream, all prepared and presented perfectly.

Jun 15, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Are there any delicous non-pork breakfast sausges to be had in Los Angeles?

Try Lindy & Grundy on Fairfax, McCallls on Hillhurst, or in the Farmers Market (3rd & Fairfax - see their website) there are two great butchers and two great poultry shops that might do it for you - I think you would be happy with any of these fine shops

May 17, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Fresh Lamb or Goat Meat in LA?

I think you are pretty close to McCall's Meat & Fish, 2117 Hillhurst (just below Los Feliz) - IMO, one of the 3 best butchers in LA. Anything you want in lamb, don't know about goat.

Mar 22, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

What's the great places to go now for dinner in Long Beach/Seal Beach/Lakewood area...for really delilcious food...anything!

Near downtown LB (Orange @ Broadway) is the small, chef owned, "At Last", a locals real favorite - reservations and parking are tough, but well worth it. On Main St, in Seal Beach are two great favorites - Walt's Wharf for seafood, and Cafe Lafayette for American/Continental. Between downtown and S.B., (PCH/Loynes), Enrique's for great, upscale Mexican

Feb 09, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

DUCK EGGS

Anyone know where to buy fresh duck eggs ?

Feb 03, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

A GREAT WESTSIDE DINNER EXPERIENCE

Would highly recommend Bistro Laurent, 3936 Sepulveda (Venice/Washington}. A longtime breakfast favorite, that recently (?)is now open Thur, Fri, Sat for dinner. A small, but well designed menu - 2 steaks, 1 chicken, 1 pasta, salads, a few really great crepes, and daily specials - all with wonderful service. We had salmon crepe, mushroom/bacon crepe, salads, vegetables, potatoes, and got out for just over $21 + tip. Everything prepared perfectly. But, watch their hours - at this time they are only open 3 nights for dinner and Th-Su for breakfast/lunch 8:00-2:30. (I think they do a big, french bakery, wholesale business)

Jan 06, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Best THICK CUT Bacon in LA

Marcondas Meats in Farmers Market, 3rd/Fairfax, will slice to order, including the wonderful slabs from Holland. In Santa Monica, Bob's Market on Ocean Park I'm sure will slice to order.

Jan 03, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

DINNER Nr 405 & SANTA MONICA

Need a recommendation for tonight - Nothing fancy, just good American food, reasonably priced.

Jan 02, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Best breakfast during the week near Santa Monica?

My favorite is Sauce on Hampton - (nr Rose/Main) Great food, priced right.

Jan 01, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Cooking class for teenagers in Los Angeles/South Bay area

Call "Chef Eric's Culinary Kitchen" 310-470-2640. I've had
8-10 classes there, including sending my granddaughter - all very successfully. It is in the Westwood/Pico area.

Jan 01, 2013
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Breakfast in Grapevine area of Dallas

Thank you all for the words on Main St and Old West - you were right on! I especially loved the Migas at Main St.
I should have asked about Jakes Burgers - It has our vote for "loser of the year". Poor quality food, badly prepared, and totally unprofessional service.

STEWED CHICKEN - MY ANNUAL SEARCH

Does anyplace still serve stewed chicken, gravy, and dumplings, the light, fluffy ones, about the size of a pool ball ? The last I found this dish was the Alpine Inn in O.C., ten+ years ago. Appreciate any thoughts.

Dec 21, 2012
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Coffee House in Grapevine ??

Need a good coffee/expresso recommendation in Grapevine. Prefer an independent - Not Starbucks. Thank you

Best Pho in Orange County

PHO KIMMY, Bushard, blk No. of Bolsa, has been my favorite for years - anywhere. Always busy, 95% locals, only Pho. Call first 714-775-1699, make sure she hasn't been worn out and closed for the day.

Dec 13, 2012
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Breakfast in Grapevine area of Dallas

Los Angeles C/H will be in Grapevine 12/24-29, looking for good, local breakfast "joints". Any suggestions ?

Need restaurant suggestions for Hollywood area near Santa Monica and Gower theater area

OFF VINE is our favorite

Dec 11, 2012
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Dry Aged Porterhouse - Harvey Guss, Alexanders or Bristols?

I'm way too late for the original post, but just for info, my recommendation would have been Marconda's in the Farmers Market, or Lindy & Grundy, just up Fairfax, or McCalls Meats on Hillhurst /Los Feliz. All have the healthest of great meats, great service and will cut exactly as you wish.

Nov 25, 2012
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

LOST - WLA BREAKFAST "JOINT"

Followed a CH recommendation last year to a great breakfast in the area of La Cienega/Fairfax, Pico/Venice. Now I can't find it. Seems like it was on So side of an E/W street. Fun people - I'd like to go back. Any ideas ??

Sep 21, 2012
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

Good eats in walking distance to pantages theater

The wonderful "OFF VINE" I believe is within walking distance.

Sep 20, 2012
Bruce Kerr in Los Angeles Area

SEARCHING UPPER EAST SIDE

Not Nectar Nancy, but by looking at their Yelp comments, that lead me to my quest - New Amity Cafe, 1134 Madison, 84/85th. Still there, same ownership, and according to reviews, still great. Thank you so much for your posting.

Sep 02, 2012
Bruce Kerr in Manhattan