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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

have to disagree with Ciao Bob on this one, i havent been in a few months, but ive often got a couple tacos at Tacomiendo(carnitas) and they were the same thickish, def home made tortillas as come wrapped in tin foil with dinners...

Aug 23, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Dirty, if Tacomiendo's (on Gateway) tortillas are not home made, i'll treat you to any of these other places for dinner!

Aug 23, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Soouth End first anniversary bash

i drove by but decided it was too tough to park and wait on line but i was so thrilled for my friend Mario Vollera! of course, he opened this place after i lived in the Marina for 15 years! great pizza!

Aug 18, 2014
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Feedback on Golden China

yes ipsedixit, that was the original rec but after the great squid we improvised and went to Malan...sounds like it was a good move!

Aug 16, 2014
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Feedback on Golden China

thats a pretty positive review but actually we decided on Hong Kong Fish Ball House, a small joint with a walk up window and a few outside tables...considering how perfectly crunchy, and non-greasy the squid were, I would eat there if it were in a garbage strewn alley...as we were living, an incredibly friendly owner spoke to us and was very interested and pleased we came out from Santa Monica...i overheard her tell this to her partner/husband? who also seemed quite pleased..i will be back! PS....check out the item priced at $3.75 and tell me if anyone has tried it! and next excellent bowl of med wide, flat hand cut noodles at Malan...my partner in this SGValley food caper was very happy with his beef nooodle soup...he got the large/wide flat noodle...looked great!

Aug 16, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Feedback on Golden China

i havent been to many places in SGV...lately only going to Sea Harbour for the dim sum and my favorite dish, their pan fried noodles(little tubes ive never seen before) but i was strongly recommended to go to Golden China in Row Hts for their hand shaved noodles...anyone been there? any other dishes to try that arent too exotic? def not "stinky tofu" which apparently is a specialty...thoughts?

Aug 15, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

LA "Musts" Tailored to a Strategic New Yorker

i know "different strokes" but the thought of chicken liver & pastrami grrrrosses me OUT! Oy vey, what a mess! keep 'em separate!

Aug 14, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

always meant to try Monte Alban...now that i hear home made corn tortillas, i willl soon...ate at Tacomiendo many times..luv their thick, home made, corn tortillas, and excellent carnitas(tacos or plate)...

Aug 12, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

cant' read the first line of each post--superimposed print

yeah, ive asked that question a couple times..some superimposed print over the first few words of posts and no dates on when comment was posted...wussup wid dat?

Jul 29, 2014
lapizzamaven in Site Talk

FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

i heard "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"

Jul 29, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

it is a beautiful bag!

Jul 29, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

the Eastern branch is where ive eaten a couple of times and had great pies!

Jul 29, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Best Pizza?? Not Paper Thin Crust Either

if any one is still looking for thick pizza, how about Hollywood Pies? ive been curious but it seems so heavy...and why are there no dates on the comments? the original post is 8 years old and i cant tell when any other comments were....wassup wid dat?

Jul 27, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Bucato

yes, im a glutten for gluten

Jul 27, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

agreed

Jul 27, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

I may have to try the salad at 800 degrees..

Jul 27, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

oh jesus, stop already till youre open!

FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

I completely agree with you, maudies5...its the principle...how the hell do they decide to do that...better quality bags...well, in Brentwood they can get away with that kind of bullshit!

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

Westsidegal, considering i remember that you "weigh" quality of the food along with calorie intake, it seems odd that youd patronize 800 degrees to save a few dollars, unless you happened to be in westwood and starving...Also, i dont think there is another margherita pizza made at that price point...i personally just get really turned off by their bullshit marketing, besides not finding their assembly line approach conducive to making a consistently good pie!

Jul 27, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Bucato

Had dinner at Bucato for the 1st time today...early dinner...walked in around 5:15 and sat at the bar...filone with an order of meatballs...outta sight as we used to say...crunchy, airy bread...meatballs spicy with a spicy arugula on top...

i was already suffering from food intoxication when the orecchiette arrived...just the thick chewy pasta ive been craving for weeks! a small order of pasta, at least compared to the typical Italian-American style of heaping servings but that was ok as i didnt walk out feeling like i was pregnant, tho next time i could order two pastas! what can i say, im a glutten for good shit! and, of course, sorry but NO PHOTOS! i can live with that!

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

I hate 800 degrees ...went 3 times...once decent, the other times gummy crust...and their whole marketing gimmick disgusts me..."have pizza your way" when the Hell did i go into a pizzeria and ask them what pizza i was gonna get...fughddabou! and that assembly line bullshit..puleeeze! if UCLA students like it, good for them!

Jul 26, 2014
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SGV runaround

yeah, i was desperate...definitely didnt want pho, not that familiar with SGV as i almost always go to Sea Harbour and didnt have a lot of time before i had to head to Claremont...the pancake and dumplings held me over...i will have to start carrying my list of highly rated SGV spots with me always just in case im over there! thanks again for recs!

Jul 25, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

Big fan of Mario Vollera and South End! gotta go back soon!

Jul 25, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

SGV runaround

thanks for the recs earlier CHers! i turned the wrong way onto New Ave, ended up in Monterey Park..no big deal, i thought...China Islamin: door open, open sign in window but Mama was countin money and said "come back 5pm." went Beijing Pie House: open sign in window, door open. I went in and to my right, 2 guys had pulled chairs up so they could stretch out. both sound asleep. other end of restaurant: 2 women, same position, out cold...i shouldve heated up some oil and made something myself..same mini mall: i thought id read good things about Kam Hong but they were closed till 5pm...drove around a bit, saw Mama Lu's Dumplings open...had a tasty scallion pancake(light, flaky crust, not greasy but not much scallion...order of fennel, pork dumplings were good...went on my way to Claremont still a bit hungry but at least the jazz was good! i wont go to SGV between 2pm and 5pm again...funny!

Jul 24, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

i do really dig Grimaldi's here in LA ...fairly consistent and the best if not the only really NY style pizza here but this pie i had from their Vegas branch several years ago was considerably better!

Knish anyone?

i had a Langers potato knish for the first and last time several years ago...It was a huge mass of unpleasant potato substance...their crinkle cut fries i think are equally unpalatable...whats a potato lover to do?

Jul 24, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Knish anyone?

the other day a friend mentioned Gelson's sells Gabila knishes...have to confirm!

Jul 23, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Mail order knishes???

just got back from NYC...had a great cherry cheese knish at Yonah Schimmel...the potato was a major disappointment!

Jul 23, 2014
lapizzamaven in General Topics

The Pastrami List 2014

Servorg, Can you pick the gentile youre saving?

Jul 23, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Recs for Chinese mid afternoon lunch tomorrow near the 10

Looks like im gonna have to make a last minute decision here ...thanks all for the options!

Jul 23, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area