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You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

Now that City Bakery has closed .... Pretzel Croissants!!

Craving A Pretzel Croissant ...

Now that City Bakery is closed and there are no deliveries to Breadbar in Century City .... does anyone know where I can find Pretzel Croissants in the LA area???? Need to fill a craving! :)

Anyone been to the buffet at the NEW M resort in Vegas?

I'm going to Vegas this weekend, does anyone have any updates on the buffet at M? Looks like there are mixed results in this posting. We will be staying at M so it would make it easier to grab a bite to eat before Phantom at the Venetian.


May 18, 2009
ally bo bally in Southwest

Need dessert suggestions ...

I'm attending a holiday dinner party for 8 people. I need some ideas for some yummy desserts. Does anyone have suggestions for really good bakeries (and what to buy/order) in the Westside?

Thanks for your thoughts!

Need recommendations for a group casual dinner on the Westside

2260 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 441-4655

you won't be disappointed!

Angel Maid Bakery on Centinela

Cream puffs are a MUST! Box of 16(?) for $8.00'ish

Birthday lunch with a view ... on a Saturday

Need some help fellow Chowhounders ....

Celebrating a birthday this coming Saturday and wanted to take advantage of the great weather. Can anyone suggest a nice restaurant for lunch with a great view - preferably outdoor seating (but not required)?? We're regular patrons at Trumps in RPV and love the seating there ... but need a "new place" for a special occassion. I know Saturday is difficult for lunch but ..... any suggestions is appreciated!

Thanks all!

Authentic Turkish Breakfast

The name and address of the place is:

12449 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

Haven't been there myself but noticed it while driving on Ventura also.

Any opinions on La Dijonaise in Culver City?

Not bad for the prices they charge. Had the Poulet Piccata -- it was tasty. Will definitely go back to try other dishes. Only wish the fries were of the shoestring variety.


I, too, must agree with charmo and mrpullings. I was invited to a last minute BBQ yesterday and decided what a treat it would be to bring some cupcakes. Drove by Sprinkles and the line was 1/2 a block long! Drove over to Yummy's in Santa Monica and picked up a dozen. Previous experience with Yummy was 50% (2 were acceptable and 2 were awful). With the traffic from Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, I should have waited in the Sprinkles line. The 3 cupcakes I tasted from Yummy were truly awful. The cake was dry and crumbly -- as if they were "stale" and the frosting was WAY, WAY too sweet. Learned my lesson -- will not be returning to Yummy's ever again.

"Chef's Table" @ Envy LV Renaissance

Thanks for the info QAW. I was looking for something more quiet and secluded -- although the reviews sounds excellent, it's not really what I was looking for. Hope we have time to fit in Envy on this visit otherwise, it'll be the first stop on our next one.

May 21, 2007
ally bo bally in Southwest

"Chef's Table" @ Envy LV Renaissance

Has anyone sat at the so called chef's table at the Envy? It says it's a private booth but are you secluded from the restaurant and other patrons or does private mean you get special attention from the chef but are the center of attention to the rest of the room?

Any description or thoughts would be appreciated.

May 20, 2007
ally bo bally in Southwest

Yummy Cupcakes in Santa Monica

Tried it the first week of thier opening. Bought 4 different flavors (Happy Day, Lemon Tart, Orange Creamsicle and Red Velvet). Result was 50/50. Happy Day and Orange Creamsicle were just mediocre but the Red Velvet and Lemon Tart were delicious. Will probably go back and try more flavors.

QUICK HELP NEEDED ... Lunch Today!

I was planning to head to Allgria in Malibu for pre-v-day lunch but now forecasted rain :o(

Anyone have any quick suggestions for a quiet, romantic place for lunch today??

Preferred areas = Malibu, Marina Del Rey, South Bay, Palos Verdes, "Melrose" ...

Thanks everyone!

Pinkberry - looks like West LA is one of the next locations

There's one opening in Bev Hills. I saw a sign on Beverly Dr between Olympic and Wilshire -- next to Mulberry Pizza (I think in the former Mrs. Fields spot??)

Good Bread In San Gabriel Valley?

Does anyone know of a good bread place in Pasadena/San Gabriel/Santa Anita/Monrovia etc... I'm looking for something similar to Bread Bar -- especially the Olive and Walnut Raisin! YUM! Thanks.

West Subs - Culver City

these guys serve fosselman's ice cream here?

West Subs - Culver City

I saw an ad for this in LA Weekly -- anyone been? I understand it is in the Best Buy & Bally's shopping center on Overland between Washington and Venice.

Happy Hour McCormick & Schmick's -- Beverly Hills -- Ever Been?

Hello all:

Can anyone tell me if the happy hour at McCormick in Bev Hills is the same as the one in downtown LA? I used to work in downtown and frequented McC quite often for their happy hour. The drinks were regular price but the appetizers were discounted.

Wanted a place to meet with friends after work and found there was a branch in Bev Hills.


Romantic Dinner at Vibrato Grill Jazz

Hi Carter & Mother Hubbard ... thanks for the replies ... looks like I'll be requesting the table "near the fireplace" when I make my reservations. :) I read about the booths at the back of the room -- did you guys notice them? Thoughts?

What did you order -- anything that I shouldn't miss?

Thanks so~o much!

Romantic Dinner at Vibrato Grill Jazz

Hi All ... I'm excited about going to Vibrato's after reading all the reviews. I NEED HELP! My b/f is coming in town and I wanted to take him there. Where is the most romantic table in the restaurant -- somewhere where you can see and hear the music but not be overwhelmed by it and not hear your conversation.

Also, what are the "must haves" on the menu?

Thanks a bunch!