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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!

about 2 hours ago
VenusCafe in Chains

Small things I can't stand at chains or other......

i recently was at a Red Lobster for the first time; it was for
lunch and I ordered the wood grilled shrimp tacos (3).
I was AMAZED to find it was pretty good, with a couple of really good accompaniments @$7.95

about 2 hours ago
VenusCafe in Chains

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

...and too dry

about 3 hours ago
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area
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First Impressions at smoke.oil.salt - A Pictorial Essay

That's blown away by the CHECK, rather than the food.

I've been 'blown away' by a 5 EU bowl of soup on the
Côte d'Azur, while saving $642

about 3 hours ago
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

First Impressions at smoke.oil.salt - A Pictorial Essay

A Republican...a House republican from NY

about 3 hours ago
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

10 Best Places For Smoked Fish In LA

It is interesting how this thread for smoked fish makes
us particularly hungry and wanting some!

Jul 17, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Romantic Restaurant in west LA?

Sure can't fault that terrific summary, foodiemahoodie!
Unfortunately that kind of attention to detail and romance
is considered kinda old school by those who live to text.

Jul 17, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Question - Where to go for great fish tacos near Manhattan Beach?

Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach is great. http://www.eatfwd.com/
1148 Manhattan Avenue Manhattan Beach CA 90266 - 310.893.6299

Sun–Wed 11:30am–10pm, Thursday - Sunday 11:30am–10:30pm, bar later.

Jul 17, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Are new Tommy's burger locations as good as original?

Will the CH managing crowd please GO BACK to printing
the names of the OP and the CH Responders in a LARGER
size with an ink that can be more easily read.

Jul 16, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area
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Fifty Seven great place for veggie lovers

A very nice event awaits!
Too bad this venue was not in operation when we were the
pioneering artists breaking up DTLA in the mid to late 80s.
I especially appreciate the artists salon downstairs.
OMG that is much needed for artsy Angelenos,
and with the great food upstairs, an outstanding evening can be enjoyed.
I also recommend Blue Whale 'in the heart of Little Tokyo'~
blue whale
123 astronaut E S Onizuka St. Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: 213-620-0908

Jul 16, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Has anyone eaten Flynn McGarry's cuisine?

Baco, I think the average age here is, like older than 40.
Do I get credit for using younger syntax?

Jul 16, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Do you know of great weekly specials which a restaurant runs on a particular day of the week?

...or rabbit diners!

Jul 15, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

romantic sushi restaurant in bev hills?!

Did you ever watch Murphy Brown? Episodes with Wallace
Shawn where he drove Murphy nuts saying 'anyways'
instead of anyway???

Jul 15, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Romantic Restaurant in west LA?

We watch in real time. My guy was once an avid cyclist, and as an ardent Francophile, i absorb the countryside.
Very interested in what they eat besides the protein bars, what is their diet at mealtimes. Their endurance is remarkable.

Jul 13, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Romantic Restaurant in west LA?

Guessing if you recommend it for a romantic dinner, it is probably quiet as it looks. Worth trying if so.
Are you watching the Tour de France, Servorg, or too busy with your own cycling in the early AM hours? It is very steep going right now

Jul 12, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

French Recipes for a Bastille Day Picnic

Wish you would have identified the 'salade nicoise' (with tuna) sandwich by it's French name; it is called Pan Bagnat

Jul 08, 2014
VenusCafe in Features
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Fish Tacos With A Spicy Avocado Cream Sauce

We in SoCal would like to see you guys call it NoCal, as abbreviations are not meant to produce paranoia. We call North Hollywood, NoHo, not NorHo.. and without a space, and don't understand why this abbreviation raises problems in Northern California. We don't call it SouCal.
Using NoCal keeps CA tight.

Jul 08, 2014
VenusCafe in Home Cooking

Problems with San Marzano tomatoes in sauce

GREAT thread!

Jul 08, 2014
VenusCafe in Home Cooking

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

Except at the very highest end.

Jul 08, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Flores on Sawtelle

Not anymore, Keven.
In 5 years or less, your option (or lack thereof) will be the exception. OOPS sorry I forgot that the use of parens invites your dismissal.

Jul 08, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Flores on Sawtelle

Never heard of that definition, only know 'bachi' as the
wooden sticks used by drummers, i.e., the Koda Drum guys.
If your wife wont go, try it solo as their fusion sounds incredible. According to a Yelp review, their Bahn Mi burger boasts eight types of meat, including pork, beef, pate, shrimp, etc., served with lettuce, picked dikon and radish with a dipping sauce, a juicy patty, great bun.
It sounds like something to really enjoy.

Jul 08, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Fun upbeat restaurants in Beverly Hills?

Thank you again!

Jul 06, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

LA not mentioned as a good city for foodies

Formal to quirky is not necessarily a great trade off

Jul 06, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Best Eye Candy Staff in town

I'm sure Vanderclump THINKS one of her places qualifies,
but what self respecting Angeleno could bear to go there?

Jul 06, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Fun upbeat restaurants in Beverly Hills?

OK, humor me once again...what is stk?

Jul 06, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Eataly settles on Century City location

As long as it is not Bourdain, I'm good if they offer the Singapore BBQ pork spare ribs that I grew up with at The Singapore Restaurant on Rush St in Chicago. My dad worked there.
Sinatra never missed coming in when he was in town and sometimes brought AVA. The place was renowned and
my childhood fave.

Jun 30, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Eataly settles on Century City location

<Do you want to live at the mall?>

Only if I cannot find my way out!

Jun 30, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Superba Food + Bread

Have you eaten in any London joints? Even in the more upscale places the chairs are untenable and you might wind
up being the 'ugly American' who stands and eats.

Jun 30, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Best Lobster Roll in Los Angeles area?

It matters to Kevin, Wild one!
What gives K?
Why are you down on these puns? They is funs.
Are you now moderating for Chowhound to build up a little extra cash for your Shunji excesses?

Jun 30, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area

Best Lobster Roll in Los Angeles area?

<PS, I do enjoy Son of a Guns, but at $8, it would take 3 to get me full>

Isthat why they call you TripleAxel?

Jun 30, 2014
VenusCafe in Los Angeles Area