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September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

LA dish of the month for September 2014:

SHRIMP!

about 23 hours ago
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Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

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

For me, it would be Maude's and Nobu Malibu.

Where to find Red Jalapeños & Red Serrano peppers?

Same here at my Von's Pacific Palisades on PCH~
Red jalapeños, but no serranos

Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?

WSG, what do you eat at Itzik hagadol?
Am I mistaken that you do not eat meat? I don't see anything
but meat on the menu. What's with that?
So many ?, I feel like Kevin, but without my ducks (?) in a row.

Aug 22, 2014
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From EaterLA: "Grand Central Market Makes Bon App's Best Resto List"......My question is "Who Made This Happen?"

It means JJ got trumped by his younger brother's
'supposed superiority'in buying that'aupposedly superior'Cadillac.

Aug 22, 2014
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From EaterLA: "Grand Central Market Makes Bon App's Best Resto List"......My question is "Who Made This Happen?"

Kevin? You got a thing about having the last word?

Aug 22, 2014
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Any British(or European) Markets in Los Angeles?

After googling Muller Yogurt, saw that they are currently
having a big roll out in the USA. They have also cited that
several places carry it, suggesting facebook and
twitter to know where it is available.
Since I don't do either of those, check them out.

Aug 10, 2014
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Maude reservation

Mine 'go to'too is frozen vodka.
What brand do you most enjoy?

Aug 10, 2014
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Guidance needed for week-long LA visit

Your short list could be even shorter: MAUDE would top my list (definitely make reservation NOW!) Fifty Seven, Lucques and possibly Gjelina.

Aug 07, 2014
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BP Oysterette - very disappointed

Connie and Teds is WAAAAY too loud, almost to the point of
mental chaos; the best food cannot compete with the pain of 105 decibels and rising.

Aug 05, 2014
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Malibu in the Mornings

Yes, Dukes is the old Sea Lion.
Thanks for the article! Both of my friend's
daughters worked at the Sea Lion during the 70s.

Aug 05, 2014
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Malibu in the Mornings

Well Wayno, the only personal' part is that I have had so much better; after a few Sunday morning tastings, my shock is reserved for all the ubiquitious overpraise those croisants keep getting. That is even more amazing than how many CH's just LOVE McD fish fillets!

Aug 05, 2014
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FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

Please permit me to reconsider the term
snark and downsize it to Marie Antoinette.

Aug 01, 2014
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FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

your link confirmed my concept of gouging.

Aug 01, 2014
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FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

LatinDancer,
I have previously enjoyed some of your comments on CH, but must disagree with the position you take on this issue.
Please do not distort my complaint with snark such as 'if you have to look at the price then perhaps you shouldn't be shopping there'. Looking at price is merely smart buying, not a point for discredit. Farmshop price points are extreme; the issue is business ethics.
Same as your Farmshop peers, this luxury loving Taurus has also paid big bucks for hard to find high-end items, but for me, there is something disgusting about a shop being too willing to gouge their customers, and customers who are only too willing to be gouged.
Farmshop prices definitely qualify for this gouge category.
I can 'afford' their prices b/c I support good value(s) elsewhere.
I refuse to collude with a business ethic that depends solely on indifference to cost, and will not throw money at them like most of my high-end neighbors.
I would not give my bucks to someone who was spitting in my face, and I treat those who are spending good money for my services with respect.

Jul 31, 2014
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FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

Same here. Unlike Mr Bringiton, I now put them in the front passenger seat where they are visually accessible.

Jul 30, 2014
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FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

Unfortunately for accuracy, you've confused
'the common good' with some politicized jargon.

Jul 30, 2014
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FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

It isn't quite accurate. While it is harder to convict of murder when they lack the body (evidence)oooh that parensagains! A few convictions have been obtained when there was no body.
I do not know how a confession might alter this.

Jul 30, 2014
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FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

Maudie,
Farmshop charges more than any other place for EVERYTHING.
I refer you to a past comment of mine re Farmshop:
"Never have I been to a place that had SO MANY THINGS that I did not want"
That aside, considering their obnoxious price points for all things, chicken brunch, etc., etc., why continue to patronize a place that gouges their customers?
Went once and will never go back. Like the earlier Ludo.
No respect.

Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

Your review was great! Well detailed and thought out! Thanks.
Agreed with everything but...

"thanks in large part this being a new outpost by a beloved celebrity chef"

He is somewhat admired and even popular, but hardly beloved.
...and WHAT is with these so called 'recommendations' that are now at the bottom of every thread? They are irrelevant, even to someone like me who thinks of food, restaurants and creating interesting meals just about ALL THE TIME.
(donut muffin recipes?????????????)

Jul 29, 2014
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Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

Plenty CHs too!

Jul 29, 2014
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Favorite ahi tuna burger in LA?

Wisdom wants to know:
Whatever do you mean about the 'nature of the ingredients'?

Wisdom answers!
Try the one at Rose Cafe.

Rose Cafe & Market
www.rosecafe.com
220 Rose Ave
Venice, CA
(310) 399-0711

Jul 29, 2014
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Favorite ahi tuna burger in LA?

Gulfstream is ok for ahi burgers, but Mo's has it right. I've been putting generous amounts of fresh basil on my
ahi burgers for years. It is a marvelous combination of two ingredients that are made for each other.
The best ahi burger I've had outside of my own is at Rose Cafe. They serve it with a great cilantro pesto.

Jul 29, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014 -- Voting

We just about completely cover delis in our regular threads, and
burgers are ubiquitous on CH.

SNAP POLL—WOULD YOU USE A COOKWARE “LENDING LIBRARY”?

1-yes
2-yes
3-maybe

ALOHA!

Jul 24, 2014
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Argan oil

Hard to find in L.A.~ Marrakech, maybe...good luck,
but don't be paranoid about buying online; what you can see and get locally is no guarantee of integrity.

Jul 24, 2014
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Bludso's For White People™- first visit.

So is Noah Galuten-free?

Jul 24, 2014
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Argan oil

You may not get much response due to the simple ability to answer your question using google, and using
culinary argon for the search. It includes the USUAL sites:
AMAZON, Zamouri Spices, et al.

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...

Jul 24, 2014
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Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

Exactly right about the Saran wrap; that was my first
thought upon seeing it...and those greasy rags, OMG!

Jul 22, 2014
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