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Near the Greek? Tired of Mexico City and Little Dom's - other ideas?

How about Blair's?

Jul 22, 2014
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Sunday Night - Beverly Hills / Santa Monica / West LA / Culver City - TAKE OUT

What did you end up with?

Jul 21, 2014
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Sunday Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch in Westwood

I agree Servong. I wouldn't call it "destination dining", but always find it a pleasant, solid experience. Went Saturday after the Geffen, and it was very nice. Staff is friendly. Chef and manager stopped by. Food was good.

Jul 21, 2014
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Sunday Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch in Westwood

Napa Valley Grille is nice. That's my "go to" place before and after the Geffen....and I've found the food to be really quite good.

Jul 21, 2014
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Home-made caesar dressing vs the OG Cardini table-prepared one?

It IS served at the original restaurant in Tijuana. And a lot of restaurants here in Los Angeles serve Caesar salads.

Jul 18, 2014
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Swordfish recipes

I agree with the taco recommendation. That's always what I do with leftovers. I mostly grill it pretty plain as well. Sometimes I use lemon olive oil, salt, pepper and oregano. That's if I want dinner to have Greek flavors. I also like to serve it with chopped tomatoes and basil after grilling plain. I also will sometimes brush it...at the end...with some pesto. Nice flavor.

Jul 17, 2014
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Copper River salmon at Costco

i was at SM Seafood today. The sockeye was in sale for $14.99. Think it's usually more. I ended up with swordfish....but the salmon looked good.

Jul 17, 2014
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Bread and Butter

there's also a nice selection of butter at surfa's. and i think you can order quite a few things online.

Jul 17, 2014
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Restaurants to take my agents near Wilshire/Fairfax

And the Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills....

Jul 15, 2014
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Restaurants to take my agents near Wilshire/Fairfax

they do those veggie chips as an appetizer. and i think they do a veggie burger.

Jul 15, 2014
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What to do with leftover pork tenderloin

tacos.....

Jul 15, 2014
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Restaurants to take my agents near Wilshire/Fairfax

funny query. i'm hoping it's a secret agent.....

Jul 15, 2014
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Restaurants to take my agents near Wilshire/Fairfax

I second Plan Check.
Reasonably priced.
I usually go at off hours...but I would think you could sit at a table where you could have a conversation.
Double check the website for vegetarian options....but I'm pretty sure you'll find something for everyone. And Cube isn't that much further from there.

Jul 15, 2014
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Bastile Day what are you cooking?

very nice chefj!
i'm having friends over for small bites and wine.
we'll have a fromage selection and pate.
bought a baguette at the bakery.
along with some macaroons for dessert.
i made a cold cucumber soup with mint that i'll serve in shot glasses.
and salmon tartare that i'll put in spoons.
stuffed figs.
some mini quiches.
fresh fruit.
and LOTS of rose.
and....everyone gets a little bag to take home with a croissant for the morning!

Jul 14, 2014
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Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?

i agree. i've lived in the valley and the westside....the beach and the eastside. and i'm now mid city. i've found lovely folks....and people who were obnoxious and stuck on themselves.....in each neighborhood. don't think bad behavior is specific to a zip code. and....i could be wrong.....but i don't think the OP was saying he/she hoped people would come over the hill. just posed the question--has the dining scene in the valley improved to the point they would WANT to.

Jul 14, 2014
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DineLA Summer 2014 Picks (7/14-7/27)

impressive. thanks!

Jul 13, 2014
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Yellowtail at Bristol Farms

They also have it in Beverly Hills....on Beverly Blvd.

Jul 12, 2014
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Copper River salmon at Costco

thanks for the update. i'll get there on wednesday (both the farmers market and sm seafood) although that's a hefty price, the copper river king has been $49.99 a pound the last couple of years. double ouch!

Jul 12, 2014
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Inexpensive Baby Shower!

Looks like you can do Chado for $18 a person. Don't know if there is any kind of discount for a large group. Does require 20 percent gratuity for a group larger than six.

Jul 11, 2014
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Inexpensive Baby Shower!

Just checked the Huntington. It's $30 a person. Sorry...

Jul 11, 2014
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Inexpensive Baby Shower!

Most of the tea rooms are fairly expensive, so the budget will be tough. I know the Huntington does a lovely tea service, and it's a great setting. But I'm guessing it's above that price range. There's a culinary institute in Pasadena. They have a restaurant staffed by students. You might call them and see if it's possible to arrange a private party. They're usually just open for dinner....but they might be able to work with you.

Jul 11, 2014
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Summer Entertaining--No Grill, No Oven

Summer pastas work well too. When tomatoes are really ripe, you don't even have to cook them. You might saute a little garlic in oil....cook the pasta....and combine with fresh chopped tomatoes and basil. I usually chop up the tomatoes and let them sit for a while with oil and basil. Then combine when the pasta is hot. Add a little of the pasta water....and you've got a great fresh dish. Top with some freshly grated parmesan. Add a salad. Some great bread. Good to go....

Jul 11, 2014
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Do you know of great weekly specials which a restaurant runs on a particular day of the week?

And they also do that at one of their other places....Little Dom's.....on Monday nights.

Jul 11, 2014
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Porketta. Or Porchetta. What cut of pork?

spelled porchetta. pronounced porketta.

Jul 10, 2014
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Do you know of great weekly specials which a restaurant runs on a particular day of the week?

Taco Tuesdays at Hiatus Urban BBQ!

Jul 10, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

Anyone know what happened to "diana"? She used to post all the time......

Jul 10, 2014
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Restaurant Week is coming up soon and most of the menus are already posted

will do! thanks...

Jul 10, 2014
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Restaurant Week is coming up soon and most of the menus are already posted

one of my favorite drinks. thanks!

Jul 10, 2014
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In desperate need of ideas on what to cook my Mother-in-law for dinner!

A nice roast chicken always works. It can be room temp....and you can add side salads with whatever is seasonal.....corn....tomatoes. You could also do a potato or orzo or pasta salad. Kind of like picnic fare....it doesn't have to be heated and it's a great casual meal.

Jul 10, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

i agree. two people i read a lot....

Jul 10, 2014
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