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Sushi in West LA worth hiring a sitter for?

enjoy
Re Shunji vs Zo - you can lead a Moose73 to water but you can't make him/her....

2 days ago
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Looking to join someone @ n/naka

agree 100%

Aug 27, 2015
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Best Fried Zucchini and Fried Asparagus in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

That is a thing of beauty to look at . Really wondering about the flavor.

New School Kitchen Brings Dim Sum To The Sawtelle Corridor (Well Sort Of)

Oh Sweet Jesus How I Hate Myself sometimes.
Why oh why did I have to try New School Kitchen's Har Gow and Shu Mai?

I knew they would be bad, I just knew it.
But curiosity prevailed.
The Har Gow and Shu Mai exceeded expectation of horribleness by a large margin. And there was no proper vinegar to make dumpling sauce. No proper chili oil to spike the sauce that could not even be made. The sauce they give you with the dumplings is a shit-show. Goopy and gross.

Aug 26, 2015
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BBQ on La Cienega/Fairfax

My bad - Greeces was on la Brea.
Thanks Nosh

Aug 25, 2015
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Recs in the San Fernando valley

thanks

Aug 24, 2015
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

BBQ on La Cienega/Fairfax

Likely the site of the "late" Greece's BBQ
http://www.yelp.com/biz/greeces-bbq-l...

It was not very good when it wasn't so late.

No idea what is there now.

Aug 24, 2015
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Recs in the San Fernando valley

Birrieria Mexico - wow - the yelp pictures look fantastic!

Aug 24, 2015
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Best Fried Zucchini and Fried Asparagus in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Fried zucchini is such a weird beast.
It can be sublime or horrendous.
The worst, for me, and unfortunately the most common, is when it is over battered and done up like a fried mozzarella stick. The best is with a light batter, and Parmesan dust -- lemon spritz. Hard to find.

Best Fried Zucchini and Fried Asparagus in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

Fried asparagus????
Never had it.

Aug 21, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

First time an image on chowhound has given me the dry heaves.

One night solo in Beverly Hills

Low Key and Beverly Hills are a little incongruent.
What do you consider low key? Are we talking price or atmosphere?

To me it would be fairly low key (if pricey) to sit at the bar at a Spago, a Grill on the Alley, or a Bouchon.

Sugarfish is low key in someways but is super crowded.
Maybe e. Baldi?
Maybe Sotto?

I have not been to Wally's yet but others here say it is great.

Aug 20, 2015
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Korean vs. Japanese Sashimi ?

well said mrgreenbeenz

Also suggest getting live octopus and I enjoy Wassada

http://www.yelp.com/biz/wassada-resta...

Aug 20, 2015
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Ricky's Fish Tacos - now a truck?

Love his salsas as well.

Aug 20, 2015
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Ricky's Fish Tacos - now a truck?

It has been a good while since I went to RFT and was surprised today to find it is now truck service rather than the "homier" setup (pictured above) I am used to. Also, I did not see Ricky on board the truck.
Still good.
Just different.
Has he abandoned the Coleman cooler and outdoor fryer?

Bon Appetit announced its list of 50 best restaurants for 2015 and 4 are in LA.

True.
Petit Trois is a joke.
Absolutely, a joke of a bistro.

This reminds me of a real joke: When John Lennon was asked if Ringo Starr was the best drummer in the world he, replied, "The best drummer in the world? I don't think so. He isn't even the best drummer in the the Beatles."

Well, partly true.
Gjusta is pretty amazing.

Aug 19, 2015
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Hottest of the Hot? Spiciest of the Spicest? Recs please!

Luv2eat Thai Bistro

Tumeric Chicken Soup and Crab Curry. Both are fiendishly hot.

Aug 18, 2015
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Beverly Hills / West Hollywood recs?

gotta get to wallys
what do you like there?

Aug 17, 2015
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Chinese Food Mania Propels Los Angeles Chinese Dining to New Heights.

626 night market was quite vile when I went two or there years ago. Doubt that is propelling us anywhere, other than a Porta-Potty.

Aug 17, 2015
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What is good Limo Food on the way to a concert?

it was a while ago, but I seem to recall eating Bay Cities in the Anaheim parking lot.

Aug 17, 2015
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Beverly Hills / West Hollywood recs?

animal. really?
not budget friendly
not "nice to have a drink"
not conducive for reuinion if the reunioners care to chat.

Aug 17, 2015
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What is good Limo Food on the way to a concert?

Old Time Rock and Roll

Aug 14, 2015
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Broken Spanish - any reports?

Rabbit and Lamb Cabeza both great.
Wished there was more rabbit meat.

Aug 11, 2015
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Bazaar at the SLS - underrated, yes; overpriced, probably so.

Friday night dinner - Bazaar at SLS.
So good but so pricey. Not an everyday place but a great option for a splurge. Totally underrated as far as best restaurant lists in LA. It is certainly a top 5 but often gets overlooked by the listers. We should probably recommend it more often when visitors come to us looking for the best of LA.

Aug 10, 2015
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Restaurants in Santa Monica with a good back room for mini-Reunion?

how many?

Aug 10, 2015
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

4 Day Trip to LA/OC - Summer 2015 - Report

No worries. I am completely in the wrong. Should have looked. Honestly, I got so excited for a no-line MM experience I abandoned most - if not all - reason.

Aug 09, 2015
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4 Day Trip to LA/OC - Summer 2015 - Report

It was surprisingly good.

Aug 09, 2015
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

4 Day Trip to LA/OC - Summer 2015 - Report

Tried to go to Torrance MM, only to find they are not open weekends. Bummer.

But I did enjoy the udon and a piece of fried fish in the Nijiya Supermarket cafeteria quite a bit. Surprisingly toothsome noodles.

Aug 09, 2015
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Two New Yorkers spending two nights in Los Angeles. Help us eat great!

Enjoy your trip and please report back on what you tied and how you like our town, theboywonder.

Aug 09, 2015
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

4 Day Trip to LA/OC - Summer 2015 - Report

awesome!

Aug 08, 2015
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area