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Cookies are an ANYTIME FOOD

that photo has had light added, no color corrections though.

Best Cocktails Bar in LA area at the moment

agreed, it is a little awkward back there w/o cocktail tables in the bar area. They need some cocktail seating, even like a communal style area would be better than what they've got.

Nov 25, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area
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Best Cocktails Bar in LA area at the moment

had a few drinks at Brillianshine on Friday. pretty good. Definitely one of if not the best in SM.

Zombie's on draught, 'nuff said.

Nov 24, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Santa Monica Openings

Bar Food is terrible

Nov 23, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Broguiere's Eggnog Update – seen any yet?

saw it at Bristol in samo today

Nov 23, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Cookies are an ANYTIME FOOD

The "pistachio" macaroons at Mike's are fuckin awesome. Squishy, atomic green, sugar bombs.

Chowhound Boston cookie swap?

Isn't this what Tinder is for?

O Ya - guess we should have gone years ago (long...and sad...)

Unfortunate, but thanks for the detailed review

Guerilla Tacos, it's already been said and yet… (a little long)

Guerilla tacos < gorilla tacos.

Nov 03, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Smallest entree ever!

This thread is worthless without pictures

Boston Magazine - Best 50 Restaurants

I can't believe Mamma Maria didn't make that cut. Argument could be made for a few other n end restaurants as well- Taranta, Prezza, either of the Monica's places. I guess there are a good amount of other Italian spots though (Giulia, Ribelle, Erbaluce, La Morra, Coppa, Rialto, No9)

Some other notable exclusions (without even going into the C-Town/Allston/East Boston ethnic eats that don't really fit w/ the rest of the list). I haven't been to Strip Ts and am not personally a huge fan of one, but still surprised they didn't get through based on popular opinion:
JM Curley
Strip Ts
ESK
Boston Chops (Grill 23 being the only steakhouse)
Troquet (much better than just the wine list, IMO)

Not many on the list I'd cut, but places like Shojo, Area 4, and the Gallows aren't really in the top tier for me. Seems like a there's a glut of new American/Gasto-pubby places.

LA 1st Timer, MUST TRY? Any & all food, a variety of prices would be great...

You can absolutely wear jeans to Tar and Roses. You'd look more out of place in slacks.

I saw a dude in a fuckin wife beater in there last week.

Oct 28, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area
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October 2014 Openings and Closings

um no, that was my point.

October 2014 Openings and Closings

I don't think that whether or not Ernesto's now constitutes a chain is a distinction defined by opinion. Seems to me it would not constitute a chain under the technical definition but that's arguable.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/860099

Boston-ey Restaurants

Never gotten an attitude at Neptune either.

need seafood

Mare is possibly in that league. Much better than it gets credit for on this board the decor is just a little cold.

Boston-ey Restaurants

Row 34 is just as seafood focused and just as good (or at least close) as those two.

General Tso's Chicken??

General Tso's chicken isn't authentic, you definitely want General Gao's.

Italian Dinner-Los Angeles (Decisions?)

Looks greasy and soupy. Maybe it's a bad picture. Either way, LOL @ paying 32 bucks for this:

Oct 11, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Italian Dinner-Los Angeles (Decisions?)

Man, that looks like slop.

Oct 05, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Oysters

I don't think I've ever heard anyone describe those briny ICs as bland.

How do I replace Hamersley's as my "go to" special occasion restaurant? (Very detailed list of criteria inside!)

Seriously. Probably the closest thing to the feel of L'Espalier's old location too.

And the food is better than Hammersley's.

First Dunkin' Donuts Lands in Santa Monica

I have no idea wtf a shot or swirl is, for real. Iced coffee w/ "cream and sugar" or "regular". Sometimes, "Iced French Vanilla Regular".

IMO DD coffee needs the cream and sugar. It is perfect for certain situations, like being hungover. For me the decision is never between DD and real coffee, i.e. cold brewed black/siphoned/pour over/etc. Sometimes I just don't want to work to discern citrusy and nutty flavors like a fuckin nerd.

It's closer to a toned down vietnamese coffee.

Also, fwiw, their donuts are not the draw at all. Sausage egg & cheese on everything or BEC croissant. Maybe a few "wake up wraps" if I'm feeling healthy.

I've said this before... It's basically In N Out for breakfast. If you start thinking of it as anything else you're setting up for a serious disappointment.

Sep 17, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

First Dunkin' Donuts Lands in Santa Monica

Extra large iced regular.

Once they iron their shit out try a French Vanilla or Hazelnut. This one fucked my iced FV up pretty bad last week, way too much syrup. They'll figure it out eventually.

Sep 16, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

I'm all for paying the 3% if they're willing to be 100% transparent. That means I want to see their food costs, labor costs, and overhead costs as line items, but more importantly, I want to see the profit margin they're making on every check.

Sep 15, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Guiltiest Guilty Pleasures

Since bread is so unhealthy I've taken to eating peanut butter and jelly by the spoonful.

If we run out of jelly I'll sub honey or even cocoa powder depending on how many drinks I've had.

Sep 14, 2014
Beachowolfe in General Topics

Is Baco Mercat really this bad?

That's not what happened to me. She dipped the fuggout, it was late and way longer than two hastily smoked marlboros.

Sep 09, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

More Authentic Chinese Food in Champaign IL Than The Entire San Fernando Valley?

Poor choice of words I suppose. Maybe "promoter" is better.

You're still missing the point of my post...It seemed odd to me that the OP was shitting on SGV when in fact the poster consistently praises SGV in other places. I posted the edit to reflect the fact that I had stupidly misread SFV as SGV.

Sep 02, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

More Authentic Chinese Food in Champaign IL Than The Entire San Fernando Valley?

EDIT: disregard. Valley mix-up.

Weird OP given that you're pretty much the definition of an SGV shill.

See here: http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/best...

And here: http://www.menuism.com/blog/chinese-f...

Sep 02, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area

Is Baco Mercat really this bad?

I'm not, but I haven't found service to be consistently lacking here, maybe I'll be more aware now.

Everything was fine up until that point, it's just the passing off of the table that annoys me. The hostesses were very accommodating, bartenders quick, initial server was knowledgeable. It's maybe not such a knock on BM in particular as it is the practice of passing off tables.

FWIW, this probably wouldn't stop me from returning to Hostaria and I don't think I'd ever actually zero out a tip.

Sep 01, 2014
Beachowolfe in Los Angeles Area