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Help with 'Old' Hollywood Dining itinerary + questions re. Cicada

Canter's is T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 07, 2012
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Best Burgers in Los Angeles

The Daily Grill (any location) has fresh ground beef and should have been mentioned! Great quality!

Sep 07, 2012
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

How Is Our List

Thank you sooooooo much!

This is perfect!

How Is Our List

Coming to the Bay Area from June 20th to June 26th.

First Day:
Lunch-Swan Oyster Depot
Dinner-Restaurant Gary Danko

Second Day:
Lunch-Anchor & Hope
Dinner-Benu Restaurant

Third Day:
Conference in Burlingame
Dinner-231 Ellsworth-San Mateo

Fourth Day-Conference in Burlingame
Dinner-Need Chowhound recommendations in the Burlingame, San Mateo, Hillsboro, Redwood City, San Carlos, Hillsboro area.

Fifth Day:

Sixth Day:
Brunch-Yank Sing
Dinner-La Folie

Seventh Day:
Brunch Hog Island Oyster Company


Best place for fun graduation dinner near ucla

Campagnola Trattoria-1553 Westwood Blvd. Great neighborhood Italian restaurant with the best lasagna on the westside. Carlo the owner and his attentive staff are the best. Diverse menu. Great pastas, pizzas, fish. Just south of Wilshire Blvd, less than one mile from UCLA. Highly recommend.

May 24, 2012
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Saturday Lunch-Huntington Beach / Long Beach area

Going to be in the Huntington Beach / Long Beach area on Saturday.

Would appreciate Chowhound Recs for fish, sushi, unique, unusual for lunch.

Thank you!

May 24, 2012
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Best Happy Hour in Santa Monica

Will be in Santa Monica at the end of the work day. Recommendations for the best Happy Hour in Santa Monica to end the day. Thank you Hounds!

Sep 20, 2011
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Barcelona in December

We are celebrating our 40th wedding anniversay in December, and, as part of our festivities, we are visiting Barcelona from 18December to 22 December.

Love food!

Recs for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Budget is not a consideration.

Thank you in advance.

Sep 19, 2011
caldad02 in Spain/Portugal

Near the Rose Bowl

We are going to the Texas vs. UCLA football game at the Rose Bowl on Saturday at 12:30 PM with high hopes, but realistic expectations about the outcome! We live on the westside and don't want to fight the post-game traffic jam. We will be parking at Parsons in Pasadena. Any Chowhound recommendations for post-game eateries where we can either celebrate or drown our sorrows in good grub. Thank you, in advance, San Gabriel Valley Hounds.

Sep 15, 2011
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Picca Peru-What to Order

Planning our first visit to Picca Peru on Pico. What should we order?

9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Jul 23, 2011
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

West Side Burgers - The Counter vs, The Stand vs The Colony? Where should we eat?

The answer to your "Burger Dilema" is simple:


Dec 20, 2009
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Any good Italian or French Restaurants in LA area?

Campagnola on Westwood Blvd, south of Wilshire is a wonderful, non-pretentious neighborhood restauant.

The home made lasagna is the best in town at an affordable price.

Owner Carlo and his friendly stff will make certain you have an enjoyable and affordable Italian meal.

Jul 12, 2009
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Sushi-imbecile desperately seeking help

I highly recommend Kiyokawa located at 265 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills. Sushi Chef/Owner Satoshi can easily design an Omakasi to meet your budget and can provide a myriad of exciting dishes to meet your non-Sushi requirements.

For a fun evening that will make your loved one very happy and not break the bank Kiyokawa is the place.

Jun 15, 2009
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Need Westside suggestions for bday dinner with baby--Italian Preferred

Campagnola on Westwood Blvd., south of Wilshire is the B-E-S-T.

Carlo the owner will tke great care of you and your party.

They make the best Lasagna in West LA.

Jun 14, 2009
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Good Sushi on Westside tonight?

The R-E-A-L Hidden Gem is Kiyokawa at 265 S. Robertson Blvd in Beverly Hills.

Chef/Owner Satoshi Kiyokawa has been in the United States for twelve years. This little gem has been open for four years.

Originally from Kobe, Japan, Satoshi makes you feel very welcome.

We spent an enjoyable evening watching this Master at work and talking with him about the fish as he worked his magic.

The gobo is not from a package. He marinates it himself! The wasabi is freshly grated in front of you! The tamago is freshly made when you order it!

He features natural and organic items.

Wonderful experience!

Kiyokawa is a MUST TRY!

Jun 13, 2009
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Graduation dinner for 17? 30 miles radius West LA. ~$40/person

The P-E-R-F-E-C-T restaurant for your needs is Campagnola Trattoria. Located at 1553 Westwood Blvd, south of Wilshire, Carlo can easily accommodate your celebration. The Italian food is superb. The lasagna is the best in the city. Carlo can set up a private room for you and your party. (310) 476-7376.

Jun 01, 2009
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Westwood restaurants?

Five places not to be missed:

01) Shamshiri for Persion-Owner Hamid.
02) Campagnola for Italian-Owner Carlo.
03) Soleil for French-Owner-Luc.
04) Didi Reese for cookies.
05) Stan's donuts.

We go to these places all the time and have been for years!

May 21, 2008
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Hope and Despair in LA - one meal on west side

Has lunch today at Shamshiri on Westwood Blvd., just north of Santa monica Blvd.

the best Basmati Rice and Kebabs!

May 19, 2008
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Hope and Despair in LA - one meal on west side

El Gallo Giro is a great real Mexican restaurant located on PCH and Long Beach Blvd. just north of Signal Hill.

Great "real" Mexican. It has a bakery. It has fresh prepared juicds and great carnitas soft tacos.

Not to be missed!

May 19, 2008
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Khoutubia, Dar Maghreb or????????

Planning to celebrate a 30th birthday party for one of our daughters.

Want to do something fun!

Thinking about Moroccan.

Khoutubia, Dar Maghreb or ?????

Any suggestions?

Other fun ethnic cuisine welcomed.

Apr 11, 2008
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Bel-Aire Hotel, once...not again

We have had wonderful experiences enjoying the High Tea.

Have a reservation in May to celebrate our daughter's high school graduation day.

Mar 31, 2008
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Jewish Corn Bread

Fred's Bakery on Robertson Blvd. has Corn Rye.

Feb 27, 2008
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

HELP - dinner in santa monica with two 80 yr olds

Ocean Avenue Seafood!

We recently took my 91-year old mother to OAS and had a wonderful meal, attentive service.

She loved it!

Don't forget to order the chocolate bread pudding!


Jan 14, 2008
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Westwood dinner

Campagnola is an excellent Italian restaurant!

Also, Soleil a French Canadian bistro next to the 7-11 south of Wilshire. It has an all you can eat moule mussel night on wednesdays.

Both are "can't miss" for quality, service and price.

Both are small with involved owners on duty all the time.

Jan 14, 2008
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Santa Monica (area) - 1st Anniv Rec

Ocean Avenue Seafood!

Wonderful variety of seafood.

Attentive service.

Reasonable prices.

Save room for the chocolate bread pudding!

Jan 13, 2008
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Valentine's Day-Romantic Restaurant Suggestions

I know it's only January 2nd, but it's never too early to plan for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner.

Suggestions for the Westside or SFV?

Jan 02, 2008
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

The Wiener Factory, today and tomorrow

Ever have a bittersweet CCO (chili, cheese and onions)?

I just poished off two of my 40-year favorites!

I was one of the last customers to wish Kevin and Sher all the best!

The last dog was dressed shortly after 5:00 PM.

Sher was non-committal about a new location.

Kevin was standing over the steaming dogs, as usual, piling the chili, the mound of shredded cheese and sweet white onions. .

The line was into the parking lot. People had cameras to record the sad end to 2007. People were writing farewell notes on the outside walls.

I told Kevin and Sher what a Chowhounder suggested that we all toss hot dogs at the windows of the new Stinkberry when it opens. They both had pained laughs.

Goodbye to another piece of the LA that we natives grew up with.

Please come back somewhere in 2008.

Sabretts forever!

Dec 31, 2007
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Best Italian Everything In LA?

Bay Cities in Santa Monica has a huge selection of Italian products.

It's not just the Godmother sandwich!

Dec 31, 2007
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Great Chinese Food on the Westside

Hunan Taste at Olympic and San Vicente/Fairfax.

Dec 24, 2007
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area

Christmas Day, 2007

All the San Gabriel Valley Chinese Palaces are open next Tuesday!

Dec 17, 2007
caldad02 in Los Angeles Area