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Thanksgiving?

... and will I be the first(?) in 2014 to mention the word that we dread every year: Turducken.

hehehe... Now seriously - Anyone know where I can procure a Chinese-style stuffed turkey?

about 2 hours ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

JapaDog May Be Coming to L.A.!

I hope the JapaDog owners have umbrellas, 'cuz it's gonna be rainin' money!!!

about 3 hours ago
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L.A. Dish Of the Month, November 2014 -- Nominations

... because you can't spell "BALLERS" without L.A. (and B.S.).

about 4 hours ago
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Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

Downhill alert at Dino's: Om my last 2 visits, the chicken was way too overdone and dry.

about 7 hours ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

What's the "JL Factor"? Something to do with Jim Leff?

about 8 hours ago
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TonyC Finds Shaanxi style food on Westwood Blvd.

Thank the lard.

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

Chuan's Chinese Restaurant (Temple City)

:-O

about 9 hours ago
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Good, fairly informal dinner in Pershing Square general area

Answer to Q#1: I dunno. Haven't tried it at Omar's.

Answer to Q#2: No.

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

Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

Zankou Chicken!

about 9 hours ago
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Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

So in practical terms, your answer is essentially "no" to my above question.

about 16 hours ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

I told the reservationist that my party of 2 was willing to go ANYTIME at a moment's notice (i.e. ultimate flexibility) for the past TWO months.

No calls. Zilch. Nada.

Do I need to grease some palms at this point?

about 16 hours ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

You can manage to secure a table for Maude within a week's notice?

about 16 hours ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

PLAN CHECK DOWNTOWN - NOTHING LIKE IT

That area west of the 110 is ripe for the next wave of DTLA restaurants.

about 16 hours ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

Just curious: Are you moving to a less target-rich environment?

Sushi-wise (and for your budget), try the omakase at Kimagure Ike in Pasadena (at the Gold Line Station). For casual temaki, try KazuNori.

Any Chinese places you wanna hit? Ramen?

Mexican: Try Babita and Ricky's Fish Tacos.

1 day ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Strauss Milk Sightings?

>> One on hand, their prices are actually cheaper than Sprouts because they include CRV. <<

Can't you return the glass bottles for money back?

1 day ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Good, fairly informal dinner in Pershing Square general area

I had thought about recommending Peking Tavern earlier, but wavered because they are more of a one-trick pony (great beef rolls).

But now that you are asking for Chinese near Pershing Square, I guess their lamb jiaozi will be good at satisfying your Chowneeds as well.

Perch has some nice gastropub fare as well, and a killer view to boot.

1 day ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Shunji without Shunji?

You will be in excellent hands.

1 day ago
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Best Duck Dishes in LA?

Nope. When you order it to eat-in at the restaurant, they whip out the Chinese cleaver in the kitchen to cut it up and plate it.

1 day ago
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Best Duck Dishes in LA?

Older thread but still in play, I see.

My 2 RMB: Nanjing salted duck (南京鹽水鴨), available at Nanjing Kitchen in San Gabriel... Note that this is totally different from Peking duck.

Superb salting technique, with very little grease. The owner/chef is very affable. You can purchase 1/2 duck or a whole duck. Duck can be ordered "to go" as well.

Oct 19, 2014
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Where To Eat Near Downtown?

Water Grill (on S. Grand Ave. in Downtown) will probably do the trick.

Are you sure you don't want live octopus in KTown, served "Oldboy"-style? :-)

Oh drat, I see your event has already come and gone.

Where did you end up eating?

Oct 19, 2014
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Chuan's Chinese Restaurant (Temple City)

>> Takes SGV Sichuan to a whole new level <<

Any giant panda, mahlah-style?

(I kid, I kid...)

Oct 19, 2014
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

Chuan's Chinese Restaurant (Temple City)

You meant to say, Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto...

Oct 19, 2014
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Good, fairly informal dinner in Pershing Square general area

Badmaash.
http://www.badmaashla.com/

Marugame Monzo.

Oct 19, 2014
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L.A. Dish Of the Month, November 2014 -- Nominations

Too early to be thinking of November...

Oct 19, 2014
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The Noodle - Rowland Heights

Demonstrating that it is possible for one can eat well in the hereafter...

Oct 18, 2014
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The Noodle - Rowland Heights

Chowfail, fgrade.

:-)

Oct 18, 2014
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Kushikatsu bites the dust

Yup.

Oct 18, 2014
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POP UP

It looks like a place where kids build robots, which then do gladiatorial battle with one another in an arena. Real robots, but toyish purposes.

Oct 18, 2014
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Searching for a great scallion pancake

Um, re: beef roll - many of us knew that. Sorry.

But thanks for the re-rec!

Oct 18, 2014
J.L. in Los Angeles Area

sushi bday dinner

If you don't mind spending your bday in a fish shop, try Go's Mart. You might eek it out for just under 3 Benjamins... But this I cannot guarantee.

Oct 17, 2014
J.L. in Los Angeles Area