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Breakfast in Beverly Hills

I second Barney's Greengrass. They have a great selection and you won't have the greasy aftertaste that is so usual w/ the other deli's.

Aug 25, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Haricot Vert?

Try Trader Joes.... They always carry the frozen ones and also sometimes fresh.

Aug 25, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

olives at the bellagio (Las Vegas)

I recommend you try Olives for lunch since we always have had it for lunch. The food is great and I can't imagine dinner being any less. SW is truly my favorite restaurant in Vegas. If you like lamb, I highly recommend the lamb chops at SW.

Jun 10, 2008
minnie in Southwest

Thai in Glendale?

I second Saladang (pasadena) as my first choice for Thai. In Glendale, I prefer Tep Thai since Thai In La uses msg.

Apr 27, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Any opinions on Il Cielo?

The scene is very pretty and romantic but the food is okay. If you are looking for a pretty place to celebrate and don't really care about having a culinary experience then this is the place.

Apr 26, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Downtown business dinner -- best food and most fun!

Watergrill would be my first choice! Best seafood in LA. Roy's is also good and fun!

Apr 26, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

A Nice Mother's Day Brunch? L.A. to the Westside - Help

I just had Grace for dinner last weekend and it was nothing worth to write home about.

Apr 26, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Korean BBQ that will accomodate fish-only?

Woo Lae Oak on LaCienga has salmon and veggie options on their menu.

Feb 09, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

3 nights in LA-girls weekend- where to go?

Either Koi or Katana (sushi) is a good choice for a girls night out. Although I do prefer Katana over Koi. I can't comment about Katsuya in Brentwood but Katsuya on Ventura Blvd. in the valley is one the best sushi places in LA opinion. If you are more for the chow go to Katsuya on Ventura. If you want more of a scene go for either Katana or Koi.

Feb 09, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Dinner near Glendale Community College?

This post made me try La Cabanita tonight. I was in search of a good mexican in the area and never knew of this place until now. It is small local neighborhood restaurant that I never had noticed, until now. The food and drinks were great. I had their chicken mole and it was fantastic. My husband had the carne asada tacos and those were also very good. All plates come with spanish rice and black beans. I would say this place definitely has a good variety of authentic mexican dishes in addition to the usual tacos, burritos and enchiladas. The place was packed and we did have to wait for awhile to get seated and service was a little slow. But I would say the food was worth the wait. We will def. be going back. This is a great casual restaurant to try.

Feb 09, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

My list of best kabobs

They are now offering daily specials every night.

Feb 09, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Where can I Find the Best Mexican Restaurant in LA?

La Huasteca was the best mexican in Pasadena but unfortunately it closed. I'm yet to have very good mexican anywhere in the LA area. I've tried Frida and it was good, but nothing spectacular. If anyone knows of a really good mexican place in LA, Pasadena or Glendale please post!!!!!

Feb 02, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Best Persian From Pasadena to the Beach

If you know your kabob then Raffi's Place in Glendale is the best. Shamshiri is okay, nothing mind blowing. If you do decide to go to Shamshiri I would stick with their Khoresh (stews) versus their kabob.

Feb 02, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Where can I find sunchokes????

Does anyone know where I can find sunchokes (aka jerusalem artichokes) in the LA area?

Jan 21, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Falafel at Raffi's in Glendale?

The mahi-mahi at Rafi's is very good.

Jan 16, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Falafel at Raffi's in Glendale?

No falafel at Raffi. They have appetizers and salads that are vegan but no entrees other than the rice. For falafel try Skaf's, as mentioned, or Carousel on Brand. Carousel has a lot of of vegetarian selections.

Jan 15, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Cheap Eats in Beverly Hills...

Urth Cafe on Beverly Drive has great soups made fresh daily and sandwiches.

Jan 15, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Pasadena Bistro - Madeleine or Cafe Bizou

Def. go for Cafe Beaujolais. It will be worth the drive and the food is incredible.

Jan 09, 2008
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Birthday Weekend in Vegas

We will be celebrating a birthday in Vegas for the weekend of the 18th and need some solid recommendations on where to go. We will be staying for 2 nights and are considering the following based on previous posts: B and B, SW at the Wynn, Daniel Bolud, or ??????? Please post with any recent experiences or suggestions. Thanks

Jan 04, 2008
minnie in Southwest

best italian with least attitude

Il Pastaio and Angelini Osteria on Beverly

Nov 29, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Pre-cooked Thanksgiving Dinners?

Does anyone have a recommendation on a good place to order a Thanksgiving Dinner???
I know Whole Foods and Gelson's does but don't know which to go with?? Also, any other places that are well recommended??? Thanks in advance.

Nov 09, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Tres Leches at Portos???

I have had pretty much everything at Portos and agree that their reputation is a bit "inflated". Their cakes are pretty good, but way too sweet.

Sep 06, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Need a great birthday lunch spot in the SFV

Oh, just remembered Juliane's in San Marino! Also, a great lunch spot.

Sep 06, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Need a great birthday lunch spot in the SFV

There is Cafe Santorini in Old Town Pasadena. They have a very pretty rooftop patio which you can check out online at www.cafesantorini.com. The food is mediterranean.

Sep 06, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area

New Downtown L.A. Rooftop Sushi Place?

What is exactly good at R-23???? I've been there and must say it left not much to be desired. Overated is an understatement!

Sep 03, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area

All India Cafe Pasadena

I had dinner at All India last night due to reading favorable reviews. We had chicken tandori, chicken masala, biryani and a chickpea dish. The chicken tandoori was nothing remotely even close to tandoori. It was like a reheated grilled chicken and had absolutly NO tandoori flavor. The masala was OK. The chickpea and biryani were good, but nothing worth a second visit. The service was poor. I'm wondering why anyone would recommend this place and why????

Aug 28, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Middle Eastern food in Pasadena?

Wahib's is good food. Sahara is okay. As for Burger Continental - stay away, that is a bad example of middle eastern food.

Aug 25, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Nice restaurant for fish in Pasadena

Agree w/ the others on Shiro. It is worth it!

Aug 20, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area

Good Italian in Pasadena

I def. agree that Briganti is mediocre at best. Celestino is one the best italians in Pas. Gale's is also very good.

Aug 19, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area

nice dinners in Pasadena

Cafe Santorini is one of my favorites- good food, service and atmosphere.
Celestino is the best in Pasadena for Italian.
Tre Venezie is overated and pretentious. Also, I've been to Brigante and the food was HORRIBLE.
Mi Piace has okay food but a great scene and drinks.
Cafe Bizou is very good french.
Yujean Kang's is very good chinese.

Aug 14, 2007
minnie in Los Angeles Area