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Dessert after Night + Market -- WeHo

That valet price is likely incorrect.
Everleigh, Boa and the Rainbow are the only decent options close by (unless you would like a tattoo and a cigarette for dessert). I don't eat dessert but would choose Everliegh.

about 12 hours ago
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soft shell crab

Grill on the Alley should have a righteous version.

Apr 16, 2015
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Shunji Update: More Seats at the Sushi Bar!

Some of those seats have my name on them.

Apr 16, 2015
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Szechuan Impression, A Photo Story

never been to Fang's

Apr 14, 2015
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Szechuan Impression, A Photo Story

Like Chengdu Taste, I believe, they have "No alcohol" policy.
I find eating this food without beer a violation of cardinal sin.
But great report T. Offalo.
Spicy City is my current Sichuan of choice -BYO.
I also like Chaun's.

Juicy Lucy Burger (a.k.a. Jucy Lucy)

Apr 10, 2015
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n/naka

greatness.

Apr 09, 2015
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Planning an eating trip, need some input (Japanese, Korean, fine dining, Taiwanese, regional Chinese, Vietnamese, coffee, raw oysters etc)

Great report.
Re: Ham Ji Park the meaty neck is great in that soup - taters nice after sitting in the broth for a while and melting," but as barryc says the ribs are worthwhile next time.

Apr 08, 2015
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Advice needed! Nice restaurant, good for group of 10, quiet enough to have conversation

We only do celebrity dinners in LA.
That said, Providence has a great room for about 10 where everyone can talk and enjoy a great meal.

Apr 08, 2015
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Friends from out of state moved to Venice CA. Looking for authentic Chinese food Locally?

Agree with Qin and Meizho Dongpo for the genuine article(s) and FCW for a fine local joint doing the Americanized basics with a few more "native" dishes.

Apr 08, 2015
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Neighborhood Restaurant on Westside

Sor Tino is another good choice.

Neighborhood Restaurant on Westside

Snug Harbor closes at 3 PM.

Apr 07, 2015
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Neighborhood Restaurant on Westside

Any type of food?

Bel Air Bar and Grill
Takuma
Tavern (it is a kind of loud, I guess)
Restaurant 2117
necco

Apr 07, 2015
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Formerly California Wok Opens on Westside With Authentic Chinese Goodies

no more - or less - than I expected

Mar 31, 2015
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Formerly California Wok Opens on Westside With Authentic Chinese Goodies

This place is really quite good.
Last night I got home delivery and it was excellent.
Wonton Noodle Soup, Egg Flower Soup and Shrimp Fried Rice were all yummy.
General Tso's chicken (ordered extra spicy) could have used a bit more kick but was fine in it's goopy old way.

Most exceptional was a "Chef Recommendation:" House Special Steamed Tofu - quite an interesting flavor, perhaps from the large leaf it was cooked and served on (looks like that leaf they wrap up dim sum rice n' ribs). Over the tofu was a delicious pork/shrimp/fish "stew."
Great stuff.

http://www.caliwoklosangeles.com/

RIVA BELLA CLOSED

And there wasn't a wet eye in the house.

Mar 29, 2015
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l.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Voting

FRIED RICE

Mar 28, 2015
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Cascabel, Toluca Lake

Thanks Carter, that would be fun!

The place is great.

Mar 28, 2015
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Cascabel, Toluca Lake

It was quite good - fun space, lively crowd, strong bar and fine food. We ate at the bar - when all 4 items came at once, even though we asked for the apps first, they whisked away the entrees and re-made (not re-heated) them at the appropriate time. Nice staff.

We had:
Fried Potatoes with Smoked Gouda, Mole and Fried Egg
Shrimp Diablo
Leche di Tigre - Snapper Ceviche with cilatro-avacado sauce
Snapper Veracruz style

I would have like the fried potatoes a little crunchier but otherwise was very pleased and will return.

Mar 28, 2015
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Cascabel, Toluca Lake

been back Carter? or anyone else?
thinking of checking it out

Mar 27, 2015
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Burger Continental Closed

I did not know that JL

Mar 25, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Nominations

TRUCK CHOW

Mar 24, 2015
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Burger Continental Closed

Done in by Big Pharma regulations I suspect: Burger Continental was well known to doctors all over the city - for some reason it was a favorite of drug/device reps bringing food to medical meetings. Chang's in Brentwood could face a similar demise.

Mar 24, 2015
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Torrance Memorial Hospital - anything nearby?

All Indian Sweets and Snacks

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3824...

Mar 23, 2015
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Mastro's - Best location?

It is a great steak.

Mar 19, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Tuna "Conserva" Sandwich - Gjusta
Fantastic.

Not a sandwich but the Smoked Trout Soup was also mind-blowing

Mar 19, 2015
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Mastro's - Best location?

I find that the second floor of Mastro's BH is a deafening experience these days - I was there this past Saturday and conversation was not possible except during band breaks. In the past when there was a solo piano man, it was merely LOUD - but now they have drums/bass up there and loud doesn't begin to describe it. If I was sitting side-by-side with someone at the bar it might be workable - or if I was out with a sign-language group - but otherwise...

Mar 19, 2015
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sushi near hollywood or torrance

Quite a few good ideas here:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8759...

Not particularly hard to find what you are looking for - probably thousands of places do this well in the areas you are inquiring about

Mar 17, 2015
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Rehersal dinner in Santa Monica area

Private room at Giorgio Baldi

Mar 16, 2015
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visiting LA from SF

sorry - what place are you writing about? son of a gun?

Mar 15, 2015
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