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Zankou

Do you like Marouch?

about 9 hours ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Lemonade replacing Clusi Batusi

Yawn. Agree that it's very vanilla.

But the foot traffic there will even make crap places like Sushi Stop rich.

about 11 hours ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Pine and Crane - no prices on takeout menu

Splitting hairs here, but I thought their family farm was in San Bernardino County?

1 day ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a place to have a quick early lunch...

Thanks for the clarification.

I am familiar with Creation Grill, but was not aware that it had evolved (verb intended) into Crimson.

Jan 25, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a place to have a quick early lunch...

Are you including Coni'Seafood with your rec as well?

Jan 25, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a place to have a quick early lunch...

Thanks gang! My friend will be eating well, based on these recs. He will be making multiple trips into town for weekday meetings in West LA, so keep those recs coming!

Jan 25, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

jonathan gold offically gives up his anonymity and publishes his pic

When you are a featured speaker at a Zocalo Town Hall meeting (full house; standing room only), you pretty much are not trying to conceal your identity.

Jan 25, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area
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Zankou

>> Who does a decent roast chicken? <<

Status Kuo: Moist, tender, with delicious skin. And it comes with a killer pesto sauce.

Jan 25, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

jonathan gold offically gives up his anonymity and publishes his pic

That anonymity boat sailed a long, long time ago for JGold.

ROC Kitchen To Playa Vista

If the Playa Vista ROC becomes reality, they can print their own money. OK, more of their own money (since Sawtelle business is already a money tree).

Jan 25, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Is Baco Mercat really this bad?

That is absurd. Seating nazis: "No two top for you!"

Jan 25, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a place to have a quick early lunch...

Definitely Chow-ish, but a tad too far south for my friend.

Jan 23, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a place to have a quick early lunch...

Ok. Uncle.

What is Crimson? (Aside from being a college publication with which I am familiar...)

Jan 22, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a place to have a quick early lunch...

Thought of that, but Venice is too far west for him.

Jan 22, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a place to have a quick early lunch...

Oh shoot. Sorry. One more parameter:

6. NOT ramen.

Jan 22, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a place to have a quick early lunch...

A jet-lagged friend and co-worker from out-of-town needs advice.

Search parameters:

1. Must be Houndish (but of course!)

2. Must be sit-down (not fast food, and not to-go/takeout).

3. Location: Prefer West L.A./Westwood/Sawtelle/Palms/Mar Vista.

4. Must be serving lunch starting at or before 11AM (prefer a start time of 10AM or 10:30AM). A start time of 11:30AM is too late for him.

5. Relatively quick service. Enter/exit the joint in no more than 1 hour total.

Thanks in advance!!!

Jan 22, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Is there anywhere to have a nice dinner in downtown LA?

Relax, don't do it.

Jan 21, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area
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McD on Imperial Hwy in Brea - create your own burger and new concept

Is the McFoieGras an optional accoutrement?

Jan 21, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Echigo Koshihikari - where to buy?

Older post, but I'll bite:

BevMo, Wally's, Nijiya, Mitsuwa - I've seen it in each of these places at one time or another.

Jan 21, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Go's Mart Sushi question.

Shunji does offer most (but not all) of the items on its omakase as "a la carte" options. The Chef is easy to talk to as well. Before embarking on your meal, I'd let the Chef know about the price point on your meal, and of course your preferences/dislikes.

A problem I foresee at Go's is that I don't think Go-san does "a la carte" these days (i.e. he does omakase meals only). I could be wrong - Please call to confirm.

Getting close to the end of January - I hope you firm up those reservations soon, wherever you decide to go.

Jan 21, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Is there anywhere to have a nice dinner in downtown LA?

Twenty-something mainlanders driving Audi R8's pulling up at the valet, wanting to save some money on DineLA at Patina so that the CPC can't label their spending as "ostentatious" and launch a corruption probe their parents' way...

Jan 21, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area
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Is there anywhere to have a nice dinner in downtown LA?

Marugame Monzo.

Jan 20, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Hey Ipsedixit! ClarissaW Covers Our Back on the Superiority of Los Angeles Chinese Food Over New York

He is my pick to be the next James Bond.

Jan 20, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area
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Ramen Manichi (Little Tokyo): A Pictorial Essay

Manichi dreams of gyoza.

Jan 19, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Ramen Manichi (Little Tokyo): A Pictorial Essay

Thanks for reporting back!

Jan 19, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Ramen Manichi (Little Tokyo): A Pictorial Essay

>> ...signs of mass production... <<

As someone who makes potstickers at home, "stuck together" happens a heck of a lot. And that gyoza/potsticker "socarrat" is delicious.

And, though my skills are still low-level, my grandma's technique, honed over a lifetime of dumpling wrapping, always results in amazing consistency in appearance (i.e. "perfect-looking").

Jan 19, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Chinatown emerging as L.A.'s hottest restaurant destination

SGV steak: Is Newport's beef loc lac acceptable? I certainly think so.

Jan 19, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Chinatown emerging as L.A.'s hottest restaurant destination

... and your point is?

Jan 18, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

kaya toast - anywhere in l.a. but street?

Funny, I thought the kaya toast was Chef Ng's weakest link at Spice Table. BTW he's opening his new place in Santa Monica sometime later this year.

Jan 18, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Ramen Manichi (Little Tokyo): A Pictorial Essay

I will always have a soft spot in my heart (and palate) for that old man's homemade bamboo pole egg noodles at Wing Wah in Wan Chai.

Jan 18, 2015
J.L. in Los Angeles Area