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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!

Jul 27, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area
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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!

Jul 27, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area
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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!

Jul 26, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area
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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
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

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!

Jul 24, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area
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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

Recs for Chinese mid afternoon lunch tomorrow near the 10

lucky noodle king looks great but for health reasons no longer can eat really "hot" food...the menu here seems mostly schechuan...any non spicy options?

flavor garden looked excellent...are they openstraight thru lunch and dinner? i coulldnt find their web site...thanks for the good looking recs, Ipse and Servorg!

Jul 22, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Recs for Chinese mid afternoon lunch tomorrow near the 10

i need to be in Claremont by 5:30pmish and was hoping to hit Sea Harbour for a meal but they close at 2pm and reopen at 5pm which is cutting it close. Id love thick noodles, not overly spicy and was gonna try Malan but Hacienda Hts seemed daunting to find since i cant waste time driving lost...any thoughts?

Jul 22, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

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

Lance Roberts word is pizza gospel 4 moi! hes tellin it like it is w/ photos to back it up...Barone's not for the faint of heart or those with an elevated palate for pizza...now if you love cheesy, meaty greasy pizza, dive in!

Jul 22, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area
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WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives...

heres a link to a great review of Barone's with photos illustrating why any serious pizza lover, as opposed to someone who will be satisfied by anything with a lot of salty meat,cheese and sauce!

Jul 22, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

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

bringiton, please tell us you didnt stay!

Jul 22, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

burgers

sorry, dont get it either!

Jul 22, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

burgers

do they present jazz? red beans and rice wont be enuf to get me there...but if its swingin'...

Jul 21, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

burgers

Not at all, Ipsedixit, especially you who can identify all my pizza fotos in a glance!

Jul 21, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area