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Best quick and good teriyaki chicken bowl/Bento in Santa Monica?

me three!

Apr 02, 2010
dougnutz in Los Angeles Area

Best pickles

The spicy pickles that come alongside the french dip sandwiches downtown at Cole's.

Mar 04, 2010
dougnutz in Los Angeles Area

Matsuhisa or R23?

the yellowtail sashimi thing with the yuzu and jalapenos, hmmmm

Feb 09, 2010
dougnutz in Los Angeles Area

I have to lose some pounds what's a foodie to do?

I've been to Thyme Market a bunch of times. It's not as expensive as Huckleberry and their food is yummy, a great place to have in the neighborhood. Not as large menu as H. The servings are small at TM but seem larger if you get the food to-go. But after finishing the plate I feel perfect, not overfed and ill. They have a salad I like, a grilled salmon salad with celery, capers, herbs, etc., served with greens, grape tomatoes and green beans. Healthy and $8.50 I think.

The Curious Palette on Venice Blvd. has their Curious Salad. Greens, giant xmas lima beans, beets, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, those shriveled salty black olives, a scattering of feta. Get it with an add-on of chicken breast. Their small salad with chicken added fills me up for lunch and is also under $9.

Jan 26, 2010
dougnutz in Los Angeles Area

BLD Restaurant: "Baby Grace" - Has anyone been? Feedback, please?

went there for a group dinner recently. not that exciting. expensive charcuteries, not a lot on the plate.

Jan 26, 2010
dougnutz in Los Angeles Area

Grilling fish/Seafood markets

SM Seafood is great especially with their new location which includes a cafe. The guys behind the counter are always willing to give suggestions for fish type and cooking methods based upon your tastes. I have been super pleased with the quality and cost compared to Whole Foods. I'll never buy fish at WF's again. SMS has a larger selection than WF and just tastes fresher. I also sometimes buy in small quantites, just for myself, and the guys there are really nice and helpful. Worth the cost. I do see weekly specials in the newspaper.

Sorry, no reccs for the valley.

Jan 26, 2010
dougnutz in Los Angeles Area

BEST hearty BREAKFAST in Los Angeles area! Bacon, Eggs, Potatoes, Pancakes, French Toast! The Works!

'bread and porridge' in santa monica has a delicious selection of locally made sausages. and great coffee. nothing like those small bfast sausages with syrup + french toast running into each other!

2315 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Jan 26, 2010
dougnutz in Los Angeles Area

Capri on Abbot Kinney in Venice - any good?

There's never anyone in there. I ate there once several years ago. There's something to be said maybe for a restaurant on Abbot Kinney where you can go with no rezie and have no wait? (Although I'd rather get a slice from across the street.)

Jul 21, 2009
dougnutz in Los Angeles Area

Intelligentsia Venice now open

I was there last weekend for the 1st time. It was mellow but the few of us in line were confused as to where to go. Beautiful airy space. I just had a drip coffee which was bitter but I like that they have agave syrup for 25cents. Nice service. I'll go again at some point and have something more exciting than a drip. This won't be my drip go-to. (But I miss Scentiments, it was the best flower shop in Venice.)

Jul 15, 2009
dougnutz in Los Angeles Area