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Best Pizza in Los Angeles (& surrounding)????!!

Maxzook
Actually it started at Ed Ladou's Caioti Cafe in Laurel Canyon, late 70s, early 80s.
Wolfgang sought out Ed LaDou who was by then pretty well known for his elegant pizzas, and Ed taught Wolfgang how to pizza.
CPK came somewhat LATER.

NY has good pizza
LA has been home to GREAT pizza.

Who Has the Best Pizza in L.A. and Why?

There you NYers go again, assuming the pizza medal.
Great pizza actually started in LA with Ed Ladou @Caioti Cafe
in Laurel Canyon.

Aug 24, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Looking for Yellow Corn

Gelsons often has it; it has been very scarce this year. I get mine
from AMAZONfresh deliveries. They always have it. I prefer it also.

Aug 24, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- Nominations

How you doing Nosh??? Hope all is well.

Aug 24, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Hottest of the Hot? Spiciest of the Spicest? Recs please!

So then, is suicide!

Aug 18, 2015
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Ipsedixit Was Right--Visit To New Port Seafood Beverly Hills

Kick Ass idea~ K's Butt with oyster sauce or something.

#76

Aug 13, 2015
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What is good Limo Food on the way to a concert?

Joan's Lobster Rolls, a fitting item for a trip in a limo.

Aug 13, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Good Persian Vegetarian ?

Me too!

Aug 13, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Two New Yorkers spending two nights in Los Angeles. Help us eat great!

On S. Fairfax, you will find Little Ethiopia; try Ethiopian!
Really special food at Meals by Genet and at Rahel Ethiopian, both in the 1000 block of S. Fairfax, just south of Olympic. They are a must if you haven't done Ethiopian food before, and even if you have they are da kine. Directly across Fairfax from the restaurants is an interesting Merkato.

When in Malibu area, hope it is not on a Sat or Sun when PCH is one huge parking lot, try Fish Grill for delicious fish tacos with mesquite grilled snapper and other fish plates. Check out our local surfers, it's right across from Malibu Pier. Malibu Seafood is fun, casual and easy also. Take your food out on the beach or on their patio
Neptune's net, a little farther out on PCH is also fun.
We also do fine Thai food here on the left coast.
Santa Monica has a fine dining Thai @Bangkok West Thai,
606 Santa Monica Blvd. reservations/ dinner only.
Thai Dishes on Broadway @123 Broadway is good and is open for lunch, but even better, enjoy beach sunsets from their patio.

Aug 08, 2015
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Hatch Chile Roasting Schedule 2015. Please Add Dates.

Had the same question, so I googled it and this is the best answer to your question! Delicious sounding adventures with roasted hatch chilis.

http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/50...
Since this thread is full of lists, here are some great hatch chile ideas;
Here are some other wonderful suggestions from my food blogger friends:
Breakfast or Brunch

Loaded Veggie Frittata with Sweet Potato and Hatch Chiles from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Bacon and Eggs from Cooking on the Weekends
Hatch Green Chile Bacon Pie from In Erika’s Kitchen
Hatch Chile Corn Bread Strata from Presley’s Pantry
Watermelon and Hatch Gazpacho from Cook and Be Merry
Italian Potato Hash Breakfast Burger from Chef Tom Fraker
Dips, Salsas and Sauces

Blackened Salsa from Kitchen Konfidence
Green Chile Guacamole from Around My Family Table
Southwestern Tomato Jam with Hatch from Thru the Bugs on My Windshield
Easy Mole Sauce from Adventures with Nancy Rose
Hatch Chile Strips in Red Salsa from Nibbles & Feasts
Sides

Fully Loaded Green Chile Potato Skins from The Heritage Cook
Marinated Eggplant with Hatch Chiles from Two Broads Abroad
Potato Gratin with Green Chile from Bijouxs
Hatch Chile White Cheddar Scones from The Texan New Yorker
Simple Corn Pudding with Roasted Hatch from She’s Cookin’
Avocado and Potato Salad with Hatch Chile Vinaigrette from Black Girl Chef’s Whites
Easy Vegetarian Carrot Tartare with Hatch Chile Vinaigrette from My Man’s Belly
Roasted Hatch Chile Pepper Hummus from Recipe Renovator
Hatch Chile Pesto Potatoes from A Communal Table
Romaine Salad with Hatch Chile Dressing from A Communal Table
Dinner

Hatch Chile Shrimp Corn Chowder from Magnolia Days
Hatch Chile Verde with Chicken from Family Spice
Chicken Basquaise with Hatch Chiles from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
Hatch Chile Cheeseburger from the Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Yukon Gold Potatoes, Roasted Green Chiles and Halloumi from Letty’s Kitchen
Hatch Chile Chimichurri from Geez Louise
Hatch Chile Shrimp Saute with Coconut Rice from Cooking on the Weekends
Enchiladas with Hatch Chile Sauce from She’s Cookin’
Bleu Green Burgers by Nibbles & Feasts
Chicken Hatch en Bleu by Presley’s Pantry
Roasted Hatch Chile Mac n’ Cheese by Life’s Ambrosia
Grilled Salmon with Blueberry Hatch Chile Sauce from Pineapple and Coconut
Tamales with Green Chile Sauce from Dinners Dishes & Desserts
Green Chile Cheese Dogs from Everyday Southwest
Green Chile Burgers with Onion and Potatoes from I Love My Disorganized Life
Hatch Salsa Verde, Pork and Oaxaca Cheese Pizza from Farm Fresh Feasts
New Year’s Tamales from SpaBettie
Western Shepherd’s Pie from Worth the Whisk
Hatch Chile Verde from Latino Foodie

Aug 08, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Exorbitant cocktail pricing?

QPR??? Sounds like football!

Aug 08, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Exorbitant cocktail pricing?

Interesting comparison Bookwich; similar to my recent HUGE overcharge...
While assembling ingredients for a Pastrami Salmon Reuben, after I got the Salmon Pastrami at TJ's (which is EXCELLENT), I went to Jerrys new deli for cole slaw which we prefer to sauerkraut, it turns out that Jerry's now charges $16 BIG BUCKS for their large container of cole slaw, which just isn't that big.
Not only was the cole slaw a lot more than the salmon, the cole slaw for 4 Reubens was almost TWICE as expensive as the salmon which was just under $10 for 4 people. I wondered out loud if the cole slaw alone was set up to repay their new mortgage. The same size cole slaw at Gelsons is just $6.75! And Gelson's aint cheap. At Crab Cooker the same size is $9.50 and it is the best.
Cabbage cole slaw should never be more expensive than well trimmed and well prepared salmon! It's like when the shipping costs more than the product.

Loud and louder restos: Maybe I'm getting old, but...

Far as I can see hanging the dislike of noise on age is, eh, ageism.
From my earliest adult life I have had a problem with loud sounds in
dept stores, a theatre, restaurants, bars and clubs.
When appropriate, I have always asked for the volume to be turned down, when not, i have just left and not returned. Loud is Rude.

Jul 28, 2015
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What is it about noisy restaurants that.... [moved from General Chowhounding board]

Well, I'm not sure that just b/c these people are in a
noisey ambiance that they truly WANT that.
Think of the way the Kardashians are foisted upon us without us wanting it at all!

Jul 28, 2015
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DotM August

Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery, Nosh!

Jul 28, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Rustic Canyon - good, but way too expensive!

This noise level of many, if not most L.A. restaurants is criminal, and I have considered getting a decibel app and publishing the noise level of the most egregious offenders, as well as the more comfortable levels, but the 100 decible level is so ubiquitous that we just stay home, eat and CONVERSE.

I think the question you raise with josephini is less appropriate than my question, which is, WHY DO CHOWHOUNDERS (as interested parties) PUT UP WITH THOSE LEVELS and keep returning to places where they cannot even hold a conversation???

Jul 23, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Rustic Canyon - good, but way too expensive!

Have been going to that restaurant location on and off since the 70s and only the first food establishmen (in '75) served food with prices that were commensurate with the, eh, 'ambiance', i.e., a fun place then.

Jul 23, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

A Very Happy Late Brunch at Industriel

Thanks for a great review, Will.

Jul 16, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Information about Marconi's Restaurant in L.A., 1970s

That's IT! Thank you, Jwsel. After putting it up, I was thinking it was probably Martoni's. Good Info. No wonder google did not produce anything.

Jul 14, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Information about Marconi's Restaurant in L.A., 1970s

I need information about Marconi's, an upscale restaurant in Hollywood during the 70s. It was Old School THEN, with no
prices listed on the ladies' menu. Any and all information is
appreciated and thanks in advance.

Jul 13, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Chef Eric Greenspan's on Fire

Thinking that both you, Ciao Bob, and Offalo would really enjoy yourselves AND the food!

Jul 03, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Ethnic restaurants near Beverly hills

On Fairfax, for Ethiopian food, do "Meals by Genet" and/or
Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine. Both are VERY good.
They are both in the 1000 block on South Fairfax, right
across from the Merkato Mkt and restaurant which is also
good and fun! All three are located just South of Olympic Blvd, before Whitworth.
Good eating and don't let the 'vegan' scare you off!

Jul 03, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, July 2015 -- SKEWERS

Taverna Tony in Malibu

Jul 02, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Chef Eric Greenspan's on Fire

7465 Melrose
It is not just fabulous food, the experience is fantastic, enjoyable and personal;

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1016105

Jun 28, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, July 2015 -- Nominations

Eater LA already beat you to the hot dogs

Jun 26, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

I remember Portland being a very good food city as long ago
as 1975...40 years ago...that is even before LA got cooking!

Jun 24, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

Portland music is also VERY good.

Jun 24, 2015
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

My son is @Pacific University in Forest Grove OR; Portland's sandwiches
are waaay good and nicely priced! Especially Bunk, which has many locations.

http://www.thrillist.com/eat/portland...

Jun 24, 2015
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Baltaire in Brentwood

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Jun 23, 2015
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Terroni: Loud but Wonderful (long!)

Thought that you felt that way about very loud restaurants.
Your review was great; glad you enjoyed it.

Jun 22, 2015
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