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Knife Sharpening Where Should I Go?

Ross does acceptable work very reasonably. Once, however, it disappointed me with some excessive scratching. Not responsive to the OP, but maybe don't use a service. Instead, DIY. I readily learned how to do significantly better than Ross with an Edge Pro. DIY with an Edge Pro and you can choose a more aggressive edge, or a dual bevel, because you so easily can touch up or re-edge at any time.

May 06, 2015
yooj2 in Los Angeles Area

Any great Thai / Indian restaurants in the Westside?

Cholada on PCH just west of Topanga is the among the best if not the best Thai on the Westside. Soups are well-balanced, and the green papaya has a full range of flavor. Bathroom is a biohazard, although the hot water is reassuringly scalding. Parking can be tricky, and the wine offerings are abysmal. But although it's further from West Los Angeles proper than lesser options, it's closer thanEast Hollywood, and for Westsiders, short of fighting gridlock to and from there, one is hard pressed to find tastier Thai.

Nov 17, 2012
yooj2 in Los Angeles Area

Mendocino Farms - what's your favorite sandy?

vegan shawarma, modified to add fresh turkey

Apr 04, 2012
yooj2 in Los Angeles Area

BEST SUSHI in LA...

Pearl Dragon in Pacific Palisades, although not the best, is overlooked among the best, possibly because the tone is casual. The product, in quality and presentation, is top tier.

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Pearl Dragon
15229 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Mar 10, 2012
yooj2 in Los Angeles Area

Favorite sushi in Brentwood near San Vicente?

Pearl Dragon in the Palisades, on Sunset is reasonably reachable from west Brentwood, and its fish and service are unimpeachable.

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Pearl Dragon
15229 W Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Oct 04, 2011
yooj2 in Los Angeles Area

Jury Duty, Downtown LA, lunch recs?

http://nickeldiner.com/ 524 South Main -
A bit of a walk, but worth it for exceptionally consistently well-prepared diner food, remarkable onion rings. Beyond diner fare: an avocado quinoa salad, pozole and its claim to fame, bacon wrapped donuts.

Mar 09, 2011
yooj2 in Los Angeles Area

freezing lettuce?

I did precisely the same - in a rush, bag in the freezer. Thawing now in the refrigerator. Expecting the wilted, soggy leaves which others have described. Maybe I'll salvage it by adding it to a stir-fry...

Oct 19, 2010
yooj2 in Home Cooking

Los Angeles Food Map - What are your favorite places in LA?

Coras Coffee Shop is mispositioned.

May 02, 2010
yooj2 in Los Angeles Area