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Maude in Beverly Hills. Any early reports?

Ha...I am already booked....Oh well.

Apr 02, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Maude in Beverly Hills. Any early reports?

You just nailed my exact sentiment. I too, attended the artichoke meal. Without explanations, I would not have known what the theme was. That being said, it didn't matter, as the food was fantastic regardless.

Apr 02, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Maude in Beverly Hills. Any early reports?

I agree with you...It's not fun. I called both with my land line (which is slow to re-dial) and also my cell, which ended up being the winner. Must be a "better" way!

Apr 01, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Maude in Beverly Hills. Any early reports?

I called today to Maude, beginning at 10:00am. At 10:15 I got through and made my Rhubarb reservation for May. Yah! This will be my second visit. I doubt that it will be this easy every month, though

Apr 01, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Vintage Enoteca

Went last night. http://vintageenoteca.com/

It is a wine bar with small plates of delicious foods. I can see why you think it's called Vino. Anyways, lovely meal. Shared all. Blue Crab, chicken liver pate and hummus Bruschetta. Moved on to Salmon Tartar followed by Cauliflower Gratin, Brussels-bacon-truffle flatbread and lastly a roasted beet salad with homemade ricotta. We shared a wonderful bottle of Chardonnay. Would I return, yes....

Mar 14, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Vintage Enoteca

Yep,,,that's the place. Plan on going tonight....

Mar 13, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Vintage Enoteca

Giving this one a try. Anyone been? Thoughts? Recs? Thanks!

Mar 13, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Yotsuya anyone?

Thanks Kevin...I've been to many of the top sushi restaurants in our fair city and Zo in West L.A. included. I didn't care of the service or attitude there, but have yet to try his new one in DTLA.

Mar 12, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Yotsuya anyone?

We took the leap last night, and gave Yotsuya a try. Arrived for our 7:30 reservation on time. We were the only 2 in the restaurant from start to finish. Masa seemed to have a cold, but mentioned his allergies were acting up. Oh well....anyways, we entrusted him to our meal. Without counting, probably a dozen or so sushi items. Very straight forward, with no rolls and such. A couple of the fishes were new to me, but quite tasty. In fact all were quite tasty. Damage for the omakase along with 3 medium size bottles of sake shared between the 2 of us was $275 included tip. Would I return, maybe.

Mar 12, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Yotsuya anyone?

Thinking of branching out from my sushi rut and trying something new. Has anyone been lately? Thanks!

Mar 10, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Sol Y Luna

So we did end up here last night. The "skinny" margarita, albeit strong on lime flavor, actually had a nice kick of tequila. Hubs and I ordered the fish tacos. Not nearly as good as I remembered them to be. Re-fried beans were very thin an un-appealing. The table side guac was the evenings saving grace. Very well made. Would I return, probably not.

Mar 06, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Sol Y Luna

Has anyone been lately?

Mar 05, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Have to get this out of my system! :)

Nice job on the 3 restaurants. You should be in for some really good eating.

Feb 18, 2014
xoxohh in Las Vegas

Have to get this out of my system! :)

Wow...I too, have been wondering the same thing about Michael's. Always wanted to try it, but nervous about it.

Feb 17, 2014
xoxohh in Las Vegas

2014 - Best Sushi Omakase

Just ate at Sushi Kimagure Ike a couple nights ago. For $85, it is pretty hard to beat. Delish!

Feb 14, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Inexpensive NO-frills great Italian in Northeast or Eastside L.A. (Like Alejo's)

I too, am a huge fan of Alejo's. Been going there for 20+ years. Lasagne is quite wonderful too. I will be curious if anyone helps out with other locations. I live in Sherman Oaks, and there isn't anything like Alejo's really.

Feb 11, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Edo-Style Sushi in LA- Who's the best right now (controversial)

I am actually eating at Kimagure tonight. This will be my 3rd time there.....I am hungry already!

Feb 04, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Asanebo question

That's hilarious!

Jan 03, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Asanebo question

Love your help, thanks....

Jan 02, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Asanebo question

From what I understand...there are 3 omakase's A-B-C. Separated by amount of food and price.....C is $160 and up, what ever "up"means.

Jan 02, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Asanebo question

Thanks so much.

Jan 02, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Asanebo question

Sorry if I appear dumb, but is Shunjis one of the chefs?

Jan 02, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Asanebo question

Greetings hounds...I am considering going to Asanebo next week for the "C" omakase. Typically, I always enjoy sitting at the bar. Is there someone I should request, or would I be just as happy with whomever? Anything else you think I should know, would be welcome. Excited to try this one star experience. Thanks!

Jan 02, 2014
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area

Is Babita really worth it?

Interesting discussion on Babita. I too, have opinions. I have gone to Babita for years and mostly enjoy the food. Is it worth the drive, not anymore for me. Roberto (owner) is a hoot and quite engaging to speak with. His wife is a lovely woman. Typically I order the chiles en nogada as his is the best around. My issue has been and still is the service. Most nights, the lovely wife is the only person working the floor. To drive this far from Sherman Oaks and spend easily over 2 hours on dinner, is too long for what you are getting. I don't mind spending several hours on a meal, but I need to be served and well taken care of. I wish he'd move closer in and higher a waiter and bus-person. I'd go back in a flash.

Nov 10, 2013
xoxohh in Los Angeles Area
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Breakfast help [San Francisco]

Thanks for responding. As I mentioned, I love to walk, so even a 45 minute or an hour walk is fine.....

Nov 02, 2013
xoxohh in San Francisco Bay Area

Breakfast help [San Francisco]

Even a dim sum restaurant could work too.

Nov 02, 2013
xoxohh in San Francisco Bay Area

Breakfast help [San Francisco]

We will be staying at the Four Seasons next week and need some breakfast ideas. Love to walk (within reason). Either pastries and coffee or a full breakfast, doesn't matter. Suggestions? Thanks so much.

Nov 02, 2013
xoxohh in San Francisco Bay Area

What's the most romantic restaurant in Vegas?

I second the martini. Sure I love quality....but the martini served at Hugo's is the largest martini I have ever had. I would dare anyone to have multiple martini's here :)

Oct 29, 2013
xoxohh in Las Vegas

Birthday dinner help

Greetings....Need a luxury dining experience in a couple of weeks. It's on a Monday, so my choices might be limited. I've been to Joel Robuchon and Le Cirque. I want something different. No restrictions....please help and thanks.

Oct 15, 2013
xoxohh in Las Vegas

Vegas question for SFBA hounds

Circus is not that good, if you ask me. If you don't mind a 15-20 drive, go to Bob Taylor's. Mostly locals go there, not too expensive and great steaks....http://www.bobtaylorsranchhouse.com

Oct 08, 2013
xoxohh in San Francisco Bay Area