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Favorite ahi tuna burger in LA?

Don't know about LA - Union Square Cafe in NYC was the best I ever had (and that was circa 1990).

Jul 29, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Shibucho, boy, have I missed it.

kevin may be back but he's clearly very, very rusty -- or the inability to use profanity is hindering his skill set.

ChefMarkvs got this older thread from chandavkl bubbling away on Jul 25 about NOLA food in DTLA. Please catch-up kevin
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/969778

Jul 29, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

Picking up to-go tonight from them before a concert.
RE The Florence Ave location
Is the food the same?
Is the Pick-up time "fairly" accurate? I've had problems with them not being prepared when they say they will be on Slauson.

Jul 29, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

toasted, cold or both?

Jul 28, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

Middendorff's!!!!!
Me and my Baton Rouge reared girl are sooooo looking forward to trying your food.

Jul 26, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area
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Wally's Central Coast tasting July 27, 2014 - 1-4pm

I don't care how clearly the rules are (or aren't spelled out) - they are BS. Plenty of other states survive just fine without these asinine rules. How is a Wally's parking lot wine tasting such a threat to society that it needs such regulation? And heaven forbid a licensed place serves spirits with the beer and wine. Or a family brings their own bottle to a place applying for a license. Pure over-regulation of nothing.

Jul 25, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Wally's Central Coast tasting July 27, 2014 - 1-4pm

I HATE THE ABC.
Why do we allow them to stifle business and pleasure with their outdated prohibition mission?

Jul 24, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Shibucho, boy, have I missed it.

He's returned from sabbatical with new MAD SKILLS.

Jul 24, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area
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PappaRich - Malaysian chain in Ktown

Let's hope it FLIES....rim shot please

Jul 24, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Dine LA+Happy Hour+Jazz+Paella at Tavern

No crust whatsoever (is that supposed to be one word or three?)

I agree with maudies5 that the paella is a great bargain at 25 bucks for the quality and quantity of seafood/chicken/rice/saffron. It tasted great.

Unfortunately, anyone who goes to Tavern expecting a real socarrat will be sorely disappointed.
Why is it so hard for most restaurants to cook rice properly when making paella? Seems like Koreans and Persians get it right (mostly) in Bi Bim Bop and Tadig. I guess it takes more careful attention than most American kitchens can handle to avoid burning the rice or overcooking the seafood. SIGH. Still we enjoyed the meal.

Jul 23, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Aroma Cafe Hollywood - Report

I love, love, LOVE the sandwich called "The Tunisian" at the Aroma on Sunset.
Tuna, eggs, tomato, onion and harissa spread on a crunchy "Jerusalem Sesame Bagel."

Jul 22, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

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

OMFG - I love feijoada and they have it Fridays! THANKS, lil mikey.

Jul 22, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

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

We are 8 folks...I did not make the call to MessHall so I do not know what the details were, but it is a popular country artist at the Greek that night, and I took my friend's word at face value and I didn't ask further.
I believe Pie and Crane would be good but it doesn't work for this group.
Still looking...prob will do Mother Dough.

Jul 22, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

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

thanks servorg - great idea.

Jul 21, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

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

Messhall already too full for our group.
Would love to hear more about "that newer Chinese place that ipse recommended"

Jul 21, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

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

TIA,
Bob

Jul 21, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Restaurants to take my agents near Wilshire/Fairfax

Thanks DWEO, but clearly not as funny as FranklinJefferson...the newborn baby crack has me howling...

Jul 16, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Restaurants to take my agents near Wilshire/Fairfax

Interesting question: "Agents" is a strange word around these chowish quarters and even stranger to fashion a meal around.
Are we talking Secret Agents , Cleaning Agents, Infectious Agents or Hollywood Agents?
For the moment, let's say Hollywood Agents (and lets leave aside the obvious question of why on earth would you be taking your agents out, instead of the other way 'round) and let's say the middle of town.
Do you have budget in mind? It's not their expense account and you have said you want affordable, but to please one omnivore with expensive tastes, and a mostly vegovore...
My Spidey Sense says
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AOC
Fig and Olive (I'm not a fan but some folks are)

Tough to help with this one...

Jul 15, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

me too

Jul 13, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Best Eye Candy Staff in town

Who the kevin is kevin?

Jul 07, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area
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Alinea Confirmation E-mail - "Our dress code would ask that gentlemen wear a jacket in the dining room"

Thanks for the info - I'll dig something up

Jul 03, 2014
Ciao Bob in Chicago Area
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Alinea Confirmation E-mail - "Our dress code would ask that gentlemen wear a jacket in the dining room"

Is this for real? Do I HAVE to wear a jacket if I have already purchased my tickets? I wear nice clothes when out, no shorts and sneakers (or - heaven forbid - sandals) but I hate sport jackets, leisure suits, etc.

Can't I wear a nice leather jacket? Or just a nice shirt?

Jul 02, 2014
Ciao Bob in Chicago Area
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Best Lobster Roll in Los Angeles area?

Hardly...."he's in solitary confinement in a mothf$#@ing chowhound gulag."
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/922672

Jul 01, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Tacos Puntas Cabras.

Unfortunately, CharlesKochel, Kevin is no longer able to respond to you, as he's in solitary confinement in a mothf$#@ing chowhound gulag.
I know he will be happy to hear you wrote back and more than a little jealous that you are enjoying the foods of the South

Jul 01, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

TOSCANA'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY MENU IS A GREAT DEAL

Idiotic liquor rules - why won't politicians work on this stupidity?

Jun 29, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area
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IVY ROBERTSON - OVER IT

Fair enough, I'll rephrase: IMHO, the Ivy's food sucks - though, I have heard from an otherwise (usually) reliable source that it may have been good once upon a time. Though, it must be said, the barely edible $25.75 Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and Homemade Meatballs makes it worth a visit to experience one of the greatest restaurant rip-offs of all time.

Jun 27, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

IVY ROBERTSON - OVER IT

I am sorry Thor123 had the experience he had, but - I must admit - I'm quite glad Thor123 will no longer have come to the Ivy's defense when 'hounds rightly point out its myriad short-comings. "Get Shorty" was a mighty long time ago - that place just sucks.

Jun 26, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area
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TOSCANA'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY MENU IS A GREAT DEAL

Now we both know to ask for maudies5's table. Glad I made you laugh - it is only returning the laughs you give me, almost daily.

Jun 26, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

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

FRIED CHICKEN

Jun 26, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Tacolandia 2014 6/28 3-7pm

Enjoy, carter - happy it worked out. I gave mine away gratis, so I don't think there's to be any charge for you. Sorry I cannot be there. As for meeting the Great and Powerful One, he will be behind a curtain, shoooing away a yapping dog - face stuffed with a Guerrilla Taco.

Jun 26, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area