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PLAN CHECK DOWNTOWN - NOTHING LIKE IT

Do they have happy hour?

Oct 21, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Unusual and interesting ethnic markets in the Greater Los Angeles Area?

Fully agreed, westside gal. LA is pretty pitiful Italian-wise compared to the Bay Area. I miss Liguiria Bakery and the Focaccia bread

Oct 04, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Bachi Burger - Sawtelle

Good for you. For many people service is just as important as the food. I'm in that category.

Oct 01, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Voting

LATIN AMERICAN SEAFOOD

Sep 26, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Nominations

October is also harvest time for grapes, which make delicious WINE, which is a very large industry in California. Oktoberfest is a German tradition, not California.

PS, I love beer too.

Sep 25, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Nominations

I was going to nominate Kabobs, but LATIN AMERICAN SEAFOOD is more interesting to me.

Sep 23, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Good takeout/fast food Koreatown/Mid-Wilshire

Hopefully you were able to find a table to sit at. Yikes, that sounds good but messy. I was going to suggest Papa Cristos at Pico and Normandie.

Sep 19, 2014
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Bean & Cheese Burrito, update

Total nube question about Lucy's menu. They offer a bean and cheese burrito and also a Bean and Green and a Bean and Red.

What are the green and red? Salsas? Does that mean there's no cheese? Totally confused here.

Sep 06, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

Offal overall is not my thing either. However, I just came back from France and loaded up on Foie gras. Yum! Pity California banned the dish.

Sep 03, 2014
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Label's Table: Big Price Increase

Well, crap. I was just there 2 weeks ago and a whole pastrami was 9.95.

Aug 13, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Valley Blvd Eats - looking for eating partners

I work on Valley Blvd near the 710. I can meet you for some lunches if this is still on.

Jul 29, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014 -- Nominations

Seconded. COCKTAILS and BAR/ PUB FOOD

Overwhelmed -should I worry about making more reservations Paris 7/23-29

Hmm, I have a Wells Fargo Visa card. AHA64, I don't wish to hijack your thread. I can start a thread on this subject later. However, I did find the responses to your original question very informative. You've got a very nice plan, which we will do some research on. Our trip is at the end of August to a few days in September.

Jun 28, 2014
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Overwhelmed -should I worry about making more reservations Paris 7/23-29

Hello Parisian hounds, I have a somewhat related question about holding reservations with credit cards and didn't want to start a thread on this issue. I, an American, do not have a chip and PIN card as is the norm in Europe. Do most Parisians accept our medieval swipe cards or am I stuck 1) carrying loads of cash/traveller checks or 2) acquiring a chip and PIN card?

Thank you in advance.

Jun 28, 2014
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TOSCANA'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY MENU IS A GREAT DEAL

Odd they don't mention this on their website.

Jun 28, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Playground 2.0 - Shirley Chung (Top Chef Runner Up NOLA) - VERY LONG

So, the only to catch her cooking is if you happen to go to a pop up restaurant that no one knows about.

Jun 26, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

NYC/LA pastrami battle - the three kings

My gf and I went to Langers today about an hour before they closed. As we were happily munching on our #19s, we were discussing this thread. How can posters properly compare the three places (plus Brents) without doing a proper taste test, i.e., at the same time. One could reasonably compare a Brents Vs Langers by getting both sandwiches on the same day by two different people and meeting someplace to comparison test. However, a comparison versus places in New York is relying on memory instead of what's in front of you. I don't know about you, but my experiences can be influenced by a number of factors including which side of the bed I woke up on or outside factors like service.

That said, this thread has been very enjoyable to read, and I admire your quest for the top pastrami!

Side note: I would volunteer for said taste tests. ;-)

Jun 25, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Soft open tortilla cheese crisps

You had me at cheese

May 25, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

oh yes, ono....

Too often people have lost the ability to clearly convey their thoughts about places and sometimes assume others know which place they're talking about and where. LA's a huge place with lots of restaurants. Using abbreviations is often frustrating to readers who aren't as familiar with places and enjoy reading this board for good places. No offense at all to the OP who I think is a fine poster with good taste in food. End rant

oh yes, ono....

Seconded. What area of LA?

May 23, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

SERIOUS BBQ COMING TO CULVER CITY

More BBQ please. Sometimes those "amateurs" really know how to slow cook meat and smoke properly.

May 19, 2014
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2 days in LA for fish and tacos

Estar, I just read this thread and appreciated the recs and your trip report with pictures. Hope you had a fun and satisfying visit out here.

May 07, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

CNN's best 10 US restaurants for dim sum (hint: not one in the SGV)

Plano Texas??

Apr 17, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

CNN's best 10 US restaurants for dim sum (hint: not one in the SGV)

Chan, What's your opinion of Yank Sing compared to Koi Palace in Daly City?

Apr 16, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

Thanks for the rec, happybaker. I drive by there all the time, but they're closed by the time I go through the area.

Apr 15, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

Watch out, CanadaGirl. The OP might extend his/her complaint to Canada as well! He/She has amazing standards that we peasants can't begin to understand, don't you know.

Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

Plus baguettes and bread loaves are ridiculously expensive here.... for bread.

Apr 14, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Thrillist's Top 8 Dim Sum Places in LA?

Didn't Empress Pavilion close?

Apr 09, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Best Calamari- Mid City?

Ah, I've always wanted to go to chi Spacca. Thanks for the rec.

The Greek place on Larchmont sounds good as well.

Apr 09, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area

Best Calamari- Mid City?

Hi,

We're looking for the decent to best calamari around either to go or eat in. We would preferably like to stay in the Mid-City/ Miracle Mile area. Century City or Culver would be ok as well. The other threads were over 4 years old, so I thought an update might be in order.

Thanks!

Apr 08, 2014
granadafan in Los Angeles Area