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Pizza Restaurant Westside?

yukkkkkkkkkkk! to daVitas

Apr 17, 2015
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Pizza Restaurant Westside?

good luck

Apr 17, 2015
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Pizza Restaurant Westside?

i reviewed this place years ago for Slice/Serious Eats. I went in with great expectations but sadly, was terribly disappointed...they made lousy NYC and Chi style pizzas...jesus, they spent $$ setting the place up, how the fuck do you make shitty pies! maybe its better today!

Apr 12, 2015
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Pizza Restaurant Westside?

definitely, from your description, if the pizza really matters, go to Grimaldi's in El Segundo! ...on the other hand, Lammonica's...ya gotta be kiddin...unless youre the owner youre nuts!

Apr 11, 2015
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800 Degrees Has the Best ... Pizza in LA

happybaker...guess thats youre opinion

Apr 03, 2015
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

800 Degrees Has the Best ... Pizza in LA

Paranoidgarliclover...No, neapolitan pizza needs to be eaten right away but 800Degrees is the only place i regularly see people walkin out of with a pizza box.

Apr 03, 2015
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

800 Degrees Has the Best ... Pizza in LA

thank you...800 degrees..another ego maniac driven by a biz model...and you see all these morons walking out with it as take out...crapola! nuthin special and in 10 minutes inedible!

Mar 30, 2015
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

visiting LA from SF

Langer's for sure! lived in SF in the 80s and never had a pastrami sandwich!

Mar 06, 2015
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Best Pizza SFV

once and that was plenty!

Jan 25, 2015
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

A Passion 4 Cheesecake

yeah, Lulu, you should these people need support!

Jan 25, 2015
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Best Pizza SFV

Scary!

Jan 24, 2015
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

A Passion 4 Cheesecake

maybe i should get paid...it was a real pleasure meeting an indie producer making a delicious product and succeeding in the sickening corp controlled world we live in!

Jan 22, 2015
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A Passion 4 Cheesecake

As I was driving down Pico, just west of SMC, I noticed a new cafe where a man named Rocco is crafting delicious home made cheesecake. Rocco's Cheesecake, open for 6 months, is quietly building a reputation for quality cheesecake. Rocco runs the show himself and that's how he likes it. He puts his love into these delicious cakes; and it shows. Stop on by, you'll dig it !

The Pastrami List 2014

thank you, lastZZ!!!!!!!

Jan 05, 2015
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

The Pastrami List 2014

raised on Liebman's pastrami, corned beef, hard salami, hot dogs and fries & knishes!

Jan 05, 2015
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Central Coast: Full of Life Flatbread (Los Alamos), Basil Thai (Paso Robles), Kay's Orcutt Country Kitchen (Orcutt), Nautical Bean (San Luis Obispo), Old West Cinnamon Rolls (Pismo Beach)!

+1 on Basil Thai in Paso Robles...it was Xmas eve and, of course, this was the only restaurant open except for a very unappetizing Chinese buffet. Very nice surprise as i also was not expecting great Thai in Paso...very nice fried calamari(not at all greasy), and suddenly cant remember what else we ordered...i knew i shouldve taken fotos...oh well, this joint and an excellent taco lunch at Lorena's in King City were the dining highlights!

Dec 30, 2014
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French Macaroons - alternative to Bottega Louie?

tried a couple at Whole Foods...terrible texture...definite meh!

Dec 28, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Chicken Parm Hero (a la NYC)

My rec is Taste of Hoboken, the little brother to Matteo's on Westwood, north of Pico...guaranteed you'll dig it!

Dec 26, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

tailbackU, i ordered the chicken bbq as one of 3 pies tried, only as a courtesy because they were so positive about it...alll the crusts just plain sucked! now maybe compared to the other pizza options in Pas, its welcome but otherwise my screen name is well earned and I stand by my comment...Tomato Pie sucks! that grandma pie was also supposedly a highlight but it was lousy too...the crust particularly was thick and gummy...really shitty...and JeMange, yeah, as NY style you can call it "decent." id say thats not a strong endorsement.

Dec 25, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

TonyC, i completely agree with your GTFO Pas comment! otherwise, not so much..if im eating pizza there, its Settebello!

Dec 25, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

A Week in King City

could be Melanie Wong, but im seriously grateful! i spent 2 days around Paso Robles and King City and i was amazed as soon as i turned up Broadway...i went into El Lugarcito first(i thiink you mentioned it) but they didnt have home made tortillas so they pointed me a few doors down to Lorena's...which was excellent...and there must be half a dozen restaurants within 3 blocks pretty amazing...thanks again...and merry merry happy happy to you
!

Dec 25, 2014
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A Week in King City

Melanie Wong, thanks for steering me to downtown King City...id never been off the freeway stops in King City but i was in the area and tried Lorena's, just down the block from El Lugarcito...great carnitas tacos...homemade corn tortillas, perfect carnitas...tacos

Dec 24, 2014
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Tacos La Potranca in King City

just ate at Lorena's on Bway in King City...thank you Melanie Wong for steering me to Broadway...id never ventured into King City on the hundreds of trips between SF and SoCal...great carnitas tacos...handmade tortillas, pork had just a bit of crunch on the edges...ordered 2 then had to get 2 more...the small kind, $2.50 per...yum

SGV Chinese Top 10

why call it that if theres nary a trace of green? anyway, i wasnt thrilled by the consistency either...maybe too flaky, and nothing to really chew (which i like), though my memory may be getting cloudy...just remember not desiring to repeat the experience!

Dec 21, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

dont know of NY style but Settebello makes excellent Neapolitan style pizza! thats where i go on the rare times im out that way!

Dec 21, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

didnt suggest id ever eat Domino's...i hold my nose just passin by in a car! just sayin Tomato Pie barely rises above that..yuk! Pasadena's got several excellent alternatives to that crap!

Dec 21, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

SGV Chinese Top 10

Wow, Chandavkl, im stunned...there was not a trace(ok, there was a trace) of scallion..wonder what im missing...maybe i was "whited..."

Dec 21, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

well, Domino's is serviceable, to some...personally, I'll pass on Tomato Pie! what a waste of a pizza oven!

Dec 21, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

LA's Oldest Still-Thriving Restaurants

thanks for the phonetic spelling of Pacino's name!

Dec 20, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area

LA's Oldest Still-Thriving Restaurants

how do you spell...blechbarf!

Dec 20, 2014
lapizzamaven in Los Angeles Area