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Dinner Omakase at Sushi Tsujita (A Photo Story)

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Aug 26, 2014
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Dinner Omakase at Sushi Tsujita (A Photo Story)

He's a better man than I.

Aug 26, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Omakase at Sushi Tsujita (A Photo Story)

I AM confused.

So, the restaurant gets the Open Table booking, and then, somehow, checks if it is a frequent poster on chowhound?
And then what? Treats them better?

THE HORROR, THE HORROR

"...please, Brer Fox, please don't throw me into the briar patch."

Maybe I am corrupt but that seems alright to me.

Aug 26, 2014
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Dinner Omakase at Sushi Tsujita (A Photo Story)

"They" meaning chowhound moderators (I assume)? Creepy.

Aug 26, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Omakase at Sushi Tsujita (A Photo Story)

chowseeker1999, I think that's probably true.
Knowing both the Offalo and the restaurant, I suspect he has a been a touch more critical of Sushi Tsujita than it warrants, out of his desire for integrity.

Little Jewel

they made us chicory coffee sat.

Aug 25, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Little Jewel

No, she's in Louisiana dis week. Brought some of my Jazz Fest crewe.

Little Jewel

I was!

Aug 25, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Chicagoland in the Southland: Deep Dish Pizza (Nancy's) and Italian Beef (Al's) come to Alhambra

Anyone have any experience with Nancy's Pizza and/or Al's Italian Beef in Alhambra?

http://www.alhambrasource.org/news/tw...

Bourdain spent most of his Chicago show dissing Chicago Stuffed/Deep Dish Pizza but I like it now and again.

And the Italian Beef may get some of my attention off Little Jewel's RB Po Boy, if it is done right.

Aug 25, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

BBQ Hounds: Check out Burnt to a Crisp Truck. Need your expert opinion.

Where was it ns1?
My fairly cursory reading of their website/fb seemed to indicate the are off for the holiday.
I need to check this one out.

Aug 25, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

And you are doing a great job. Enough seafood talk (for a moment). Your Cochon de Lait and Roast Beef Po' Boys are fantastic.

Lessez Le Bon Temps Rouler - Dis LA has some of dat one...finally. Thanks Chef V.!

Peruvian Food: Los Balcones del Peru, Mamita's and Mario's

Good to know. Thanks.
Peru's Taste in Northridge (Louise/Roscoe) has become my Peruvian sweet spot of late.

Aug 23, 2014
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Little Jewel

that's promising

Aug 22, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Little Jewel

No Muff to Tuff
We Dive at Five

Little Jewel

Any Muff's yet?

Aug 22, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Little Jewel

OMFG!!!!!

Crawfish Monica in (this) LA (I happen to hate that shit but am glad to see it here).

And Irish Channel RB po'boys - It's like Tracy's on Magazine done come to LA too.

WOP salad is freaky. Even in Louisiana few will even admit that they remember that name for an Italian Salad.

This. Is. Just. Amazing.

I am completely blown away by the legitimacy and I have not even had a bite.

Aug 22, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

I can never there, tell corn or flour - good to know it's not "just me" - but I sure do love 'em.

Aug 22, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

It is spotty but the things that are good are very, very good and the rest is indeed so-so.

The tortillas I am talking about are fresh and hot, wrapped in foil, and served with the main dishes or soups. I haven't had an individual taco or burrito there for a long time (since I discovered how great the other things are). Like you, I kind of recall the standard taco/burrito tortilla to be nothing special. Maybe they use different species for different dishes?

Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

Pequods is my fav deep dish pie in CHi-town
Everyone loves to dis the dish since Bourdain did. But I love it once in a while.

Aug 21, 2014
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Roy Choi's POT

agree with this strong recommedation

Aug 19, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

kevin - what does sybaritic mean?????!!!!!?????

Aug 19, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

From EaterLA: "Grand Central Market Makes Bon App's Best Resto List"......My question is "Who Made This Happen?"

It is truly quite extraordinary what has occurred at GCM right under our hungry snouts. It is almost unheard of, really; to have had such a rapid, exciting transformation of this kind of semi-public (hell, maybe it is totally public, I have no idea) space from (mostly, but not all) tired old joints to (mostly, but not all) updated, more exciting cooking.

Can anyone explain how this has occurred? Is it a single person or person(s) that did it? An enlightened owner? Can it be (OMG, can't be) the City of LA getting something right, for once? Can it be duplicated in other citywide shit-shows(CityWalk, I'm looking at and, probably, smelling YOU)?

Aug 19, 2014
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Al Pastor Spit Spotted - Melrose and Manhattan Place

Wow, that is good news, thanks emp2b3.

Aug 19, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Anyone have opinions on La Talpa?

One of my bandmates was carrying on about it being "The Best Mexican in WLA" last night. I have my doubts, but I have never been.

The burrito's at 'Miendo are just about inedible. Too Huge. Too Over Stuffed. But not in a good way. Love the grilled scallion but you can get that with the quesidilla too. The specials and entrees are my loves there. Great tortillas with the shrimp diablo and the soups. Gotta try the c. relleno soon.

Aug 19, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Omakase at Kiriko: A Pictorial Essay

Who is "harder core" J.L. or Shunji?

In this corner, wearing the ever stretching black trunks, stand the powerful J.L. - known Boardwide for his tireless, intrepid, and immediate reporting on all manner of culinary excellence: beating restaurant critics and chowhounds alike to all that is great to eat in our city.

And in this corner, a most worthy opponent, wearing chef's whites and all manner of performance enhancing power necklaces and bracelets, stands the incomparable Shunji Nakao, hardcore not just for the perfection of his food but, inconceivably, for not getting a f#@*ing bowl of pasta, a taco or a steak on his rare night off.

LET'S GET READY TO SWALLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Hope you like it.
I am a chili freak - I almost never eat a dish I would describe as "too hot" but this one comes very close. Only had it once but I may swing by there tonight and make sure they have not toned it down.

Aug 18, 2014
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Roy Choi's POT

Took Uber last sat night.
No parking issues. No drinking issues.
No Wait at 7 PM for 4. R Choi was in the house.
Food was terrific.

Aug 18, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Tacominedo at Pico/Gateway DOES NOT suck at all. It's great.
You, especially, will like their very spicy shrimp diablo (on the "specials" menu that never changes). And the 9 dollar fish soup. Great food, folks and free beans.

South Coast Plaza Din Tai Fung Rates With International Counterparts

Kevin is indeed a fine, fine judge of all kinds of dumplings.

Aug 18, 2014
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Sushi Tsujita opens today. How do you think it'll do, w/Kiriko, Mori, Shunji less than 2 miles away?

Wonderful review. Thanks.

Aug 18, 2014
Ciao Bob in Los Angeles Area