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Little Jewel

I'm not kevin, but I believe the chef mentioned somewhere (the other thread maybe) that he brings in the po'boy bread from NOLA because it is so important though he may bake other bread in house in the future

about 21 hours ago
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Where to find Red Jalapeños & Red Serrano peppers?

right now they are in season and I have seen red serranos, jalapenos, fresh red chile de arbol and red cayenne all at the SM FM. Korean markets will usually have red fresnos and jalapenos as well

1 day ago
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Dinner Omakase at Sushi Tsujita (A Photo Story)

and parm iirc yes thats the one

Aug 25, 2014
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Dinner Omakase at Sushi Tsujita (A Photo Story)

Maybe I'm the only one but I still miss the tsukemen at Miyata Menji!

Aug 25, 2014
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Any good new(ish) restuarants in and around the San Fernando Valley that are a must try?

Channeling Servorg: Why don't you check out this recent thread for ideas
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/982025

Aug 25, 2014
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Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

That is just food cost, Shrimp and Oysters from the gulf are expensive and he's putting in a good amount so most likely he's not making more on it than anything else. Good seafood costs (and makes a big difference in taste) you should know that from you time with Shunji.

Aug 24, 2014
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Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

lol, If you are taking suggestions, I'd love me some rabbit and andouille jambalaya!

;)

Aug 24, 2014
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Restaurant Bread insider?

Homeboy and Rockenwagner do a lot of restaurants as well. There are a few others as well, I cant think of off the top of my head

Aug 24, 2014
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Where to buy aji amarillo?

You sometimes can find Chile Manzano fresh in well stocked Mexican markets I is basicly the same as Rocoto (Capsicum pubescens). I have never seen fresh Aji Amarillo here. Only canned frozen or paste

Aug 24, 2014
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Little Jewel

How was it?

Aug 22, 2014
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Placeholder for JL's Urasawa omakase review

well we haven't had a good Urasawa review with pictures in a bit that I recall!

Aug 22, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

The tortillas at tacomiendo are def homemade (and different in style than I've seen anywhere really almost a cross btwn a flour and corn tortilla- cant prove that though). They don't have a Trompo so I wouldn't get the al pastor there

Aug 22, 2014
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Sushi Nozawa type acoyltes/spawns/progeny, etc ????????

I don't think of Echigo as being particularly Nozawa like in terms of sushi? but I haven't been in a bit, Did he work for Nozawa?

Aug 21, 2014
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Yakitori Bincho - Closed

why did he turn you away???????

Aug 19, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Tacomiendo is awesome and I love their frijoles de la olla, the tortillas are unique one of my favorites in the area. WTF is up with their rice though?!? some of the worst mexican rice I have ever had. It tastes like it was made with uncle ben's! They put so much care into everything else, it is hard to forgive bad rice.

Aug 19, 2014
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Sushi Tsujita opens today. How do you think it'll do, w/Kiriko, Mori, Shunji less than 2 miles away?

Shari=the rice part of nigiri sushi
neta=the fish part (or whatever goes on top of the Shari) of nigiri sushi

Aug 18, 2014
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Favorite sushi right now? With low price as a consern.

+1

Aug 13, 2014
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Uplifter's Kitchen - Ocean Park, Santa Monica

Seems about the same (price-wise)as Thyme cafe just down the road

thymecafeandmarket.com

Aug 07, 2014
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HATCH CHILE ROASTING SCHEDULE 2014. PLEASE ADD DATES.

Not NM chiles but Weiser is roasting at the SM FM(Anaheim's IIRC among others) as well as some Okra (charred, yum).

Aug 06, 2014
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Tink's House

David Judaken was ahead of his time with MyHouse and MyStudio

Aug 06, 2014
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ISO Chow-worthy Breakfast for the Office

How about pastries from Sycamore kitchen

Aug 05, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Aaah, 3 Clubs- That used to be a favorite hang out. Where I first learned the joys of whisk(e)y

Aug 04, 2014
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bill's taco gravy

Who is bill and why is he putting gravy on his taco?!?

Aug 03, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Finally maybe we can get a Liquid Kitty review on Chowhound! :D

Aug 03, 2014
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FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

lol, not everything. Still cheaper to go to farmshop for la mill coffee than luxxe (in the same center)for coffee. I think their pre-made sandwiches, while expensive are very good. love the croissant with ham, Gruyere and kale. You can get ranch gordo beans, well curated cheese selection.
Now I wouldn't by any produce their for sure and you aren't going for a bargain. Just stay away from the 6$ eggs and 68$ grocery bags and you'll be okay.

Jul 30, 2014
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WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

There in lies the problem. Kennebec potatoes stink for fries, many restaurants around town use them. You will never get that great contrast in texture crisp outside/fluffy inside like you can with a russet.

Jul 27, 2014
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Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

Did you learn under chef Gio, and Headly et al?

Jul 26, 2014
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Sunday Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch in Westwood

Takes reservations for breakfast is a tough one, most good b'fast places- that aren't in a hotel don't take reservations and westwood doesnt have much in the way of great b'fast.

Tavern, like Servorg metioned. Farmshop also (a bit further away) takes reservations. The other direction you can try Bouchon.

Jul 20, 2014
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GCM is Getting The Best Ice Cream Parlour

Isn't that a character from the Anime 'Bleach'?!

Jul 19, 2014
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Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?

Lol So is Inn of the 7th Ray in ValleyBu as well?! I am thinking yes.

Jul 17, 2014
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