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Chowhound's Impression of Popular Food Critics

Jonathan Gold is definitely in a rut and trying to get out; he could
stand playing around with what might be considered healthy.

May 16, 2015
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Any good familiar restaurant in Laguna Beach?

Zoolu is great and also very easy on the wallet.
Boasts the best swordfish on the planet and has an eclectic
menu. http://cafezoolu.com
The chef, Michael Leach is gracious and works hard to give good food.

May 16, 2015
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Great fish sandwiches - where?

Been recommending Fish Grill in Malibu to ChowHounders for years! Really good!
This is NOT the Malibu Fish Grill.

May 10, 2015
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Early Sunday dinner in Culver City (or nearby)?

Hi, there are many many restaurants in that area. Kirk Douglas Theatre partners with some; show your ticket and get a discount:
http://www.centertheatregroup.org/kdt...

Avoid Father's Office, we call them Officious Father.

in addition, there is Ford's Filling Station, but we always go to
Fins Culver City, it is fun, comfortable and near by. I think you would enjoy it!
http://finculvercity.com

May 10, 2015
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Good Hamburger Buns in Los Angeles

I like some ciabatta rolls for buns, but not all, and really like
sesame kaisers for the job. They are firm, but won't wreck your mouth, and very tasty. Both Ralphs and Vons carry them regularly.

May 10, 2015
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Fish Tacos between LAX and Marina del Ray?

CA does NOT owe the popularity of fish tacos to RUBIOS; more likely, Rubios could have sabatoged
the popularity of all fish tacos in CA.

May 10, 2015
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Pacific Palisades

maison girard is somewhat a gouge for intelligent spenders.
Try Cafe Vida, or II Piccolo Ritrovo, where the outside seating allows
your dog to join you, and II Piccolo has a variety of veggie and fish.

May 06, 2015
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Los Angeles - West Side - Good food/Good view/Good value

I second Cafe Del Rey. It has all the features
you are asking for in your post. (see my post below)

Apr 24, 2015
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Los Angeles - West Side - Good food/Good view/Good value

Your best bet might be Cafe Del Rey because you eat and rest prior to the bad traffic that occurs in and around Santa Monica area at all times! Cafe Del Rey is a pretty close to the airport, and you can enjoy that sunset.

Great menu and good service, plus a lovely view.

http://cafedelreymarina.com

Anyone tried Gladstone's recently?

My husband used to work across PCH from Gladstones and across Sunset from Vons. We enjoyed the dolphins from his office as much as the view from Gladstones.
That being said and the food aside, the value of Gladstones is/was bumping into all the people you know.

Apr 21, 2015
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Neighborhood Restaurant on Westside

Good, and a few other interesting choices exist in Brentwood.

Apr 07, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

We had a tuna salad on ciabatta from PC Greens in Malibu.
It was open faced and deslish! Too hungry for a photo...
way too hungry!

Apr 07, 2015
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LA BARBERA'S - ONE NIGHT RE-OPENING

Can't see Vibrato being big enough! If there, would we have music?

Apr 02, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Nominations

SHRIMP FRIED RICE

Mar 30, 2015
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Joan's on Third Is Coming to Santa Monica...

Hope they regularly do the lobster roll; the one in the Valley doesn't

Mar 27, 2015
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What exactly is Native American cuisine?

Salmon, shellfish, wild rice, corn, squash, grapes, citrus, nuts, turkey, some rabbit and all other varieties of fish. Pacific Coast tribes, Chumash, etc, mainly depended upon the Ocean for food, while some lived by rivers that yielded plentiful fish.

Mar 18, 2015
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What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

Not loud enough, eh???

Mar 18, 2015
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What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

CAN WE FINISH WITH INO AND MC Ds PLEASE???
CAN WE GET BACK TO THE SUBJECT???

Mar 18, 2015
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Baltaire in Brentwood

$26 for a GLASS of CABERNET SAUVIGNON is even more WHOA!

Mar 17, 2015
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update on the lunch special at Rahel

Welcome To Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine
1047 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 937-8401
rahelvegancuisine.com/

Mar 17, 2015
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Malibu in March

Thumbs up for John's Garden's great variety, good food and happy service;
thumbs down for Malibu Country Kitchen, notorious with locals for their obnoxious attitude. Plate, right by PC Green might also be interesting.

Mar 03, 2015
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800 Degrees Has the Best ... Pizza in LA

tony, can you please fill me in on the diStefano?

Mar 03, 2015
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searching for best Monte Cristo sandwich in L.A.

You'd have to go to Las Vegas.

Mar 03, 2015
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What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

Joan's on Third's Lobster Roll is one of the best, if not the best in L.A. when you consider both size and taste.

Mar 03, 2015
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What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

Perhaps you mean The Godmother?

Mar 03, 2015
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What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

Wonder what f.o. would do with a little gorilla theatre?
Like ordering the burger (I don't eat meat), then taking out 3 or 4 packets of catsup, making a big to-do about tearing each one open, and pouring it all over the burger, while definitely leaving my trash behind for all to see. My choice for overhyped L.A.

Mar 03, 2015
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Where can I get frozen raccoons?

This makes me never want to return here

Feb 19, 2015
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The Four Worst Restaurant Etiquette Gaffes

...learn words and spelling in order to be understood.
That was very difficult to read. Proof read or don't comment.

Feb 09, 2015
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The Four Worst Restaurant Etiquette Gaffes

The equity here relies on the same thoughtful concern that is extended to the server's financial situation is also extended to the person bringing in their own bottle! Finances are tight!

Feb 09, 2015
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The Four Worst Restaurant Etiquette Gaffes

There must be an entire tribe of chicken throwers out there.
Once at dinner with a friend(!) of many years, she started tossing her finished chicken bones at my plate while I was still eating! It was inexplicable and I believe, unconscious on her part, if you can believe that. Others told me it was hostility b/c I'm a veggie, a way of saying 'F' that!
But I never ever made any kind of deal about not eating meat!
It is the kind of treatment many veggies get from carnivores.

Feb 09, 2015
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