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Mahi Mahi Seafood Grill - just about perfect (for casual reasonably priced SaMo seafood)

I love Sea Salt in SM. Pretty tasty fish and chips and a bargain Poki as well.

I was eating there 4 times a week for about 2 months.

They have another restaurant attached called Sea Salt Country Kitchen next door. Chicken and such.

about 21 hours ago
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L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Voting

FRIES!

2 days ago
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Best Po'Boy in L.A.

Wow, now THAT I've got to try!! Thank you for explaining it to me!!

Sep 23, 2014
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Best Po'Boy in L.A.

What is the Gumbo Mumbo? I see it on their website menu but no description other than it being from the griddle.

Sep 23, 2014
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hound-worthy food near carwash @westside

And Bru's Wiffle

Sep 21, 2014
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Fuddrucker's Santa Monica open yet ??????????????

Passed Dunkin' at 1:30 (sat 9/20) about 50-75 people in line.

Passed Fudds on Wednesday and saw a suit locking the door. Tried to make a U to ask opening date but by time I could make it back he was gone.

Sep 20, 2014
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Steak 'N Shake coming to Santa Monica

Just spoke to the operator. They're looking to open October 14.

Sep 20, 2014
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It's late and I'm Hungry!

Conrads is 24hrs, Shakers until 1:30.

Kimchi Wang Mandu ????

Ok you said frozen or fresh, I should have taken that as uncooked.

Sep 18, 2014
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Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

Grew up near one and always loved it.

When I went here, I bought 50 bucks worth and froze em! Shared with people who had never had CFA before.

There are finally a couple here in L.A.

Sep 14, 2014
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Belcampo hotdog

Albertson's, Smart & Final, Bristol Farms.

Sep 13, 2014
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Movie Dining Etiquitte/Landmark Theatres, Westside pavillion

Yeah, you'd think, right? LOL!

Sep 13, 2014
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Belcampo hotdog

These days I'm partial to Nathan's in the natural casing. I've tried all the store brands and they don't stand up to Nathan's. 2nd best to me are Boars Head (they have a lite dog in natural casing that ain't bad).

I used to special order dogs from the defunct Best Kosher -- 1/4 pounders in the casing. Now if I special order anything, it's the knoblewurst from Katz' (though you and I have covered this ad nauseam).

Sep 12, 2014
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Far-away Chains on your "To Do" List

Until a few years ago I had to drive 50 miles for a Chick-fil-A. But the chains that I miss now...

White Castle
Bojangles
Sonic
Shake Shack
Waffle House
Cracker Barrel

but at least I have In N Out and Jack In The Box so It could be worse

Sep 12, 2014
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Gordon Ramsay - The London?

I watched a cooking demonstration with Gordon Ramsay where he made his famous beef Wellington. He did not use any foie gras.

First time I've seen one without it.

Sep 12, 2014
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"Mother-in-law" restaurant in the Valley

Agree with you.

I prefer the North Hollywood location (TWO full bars and smokier meats) but it is jammed on Fridays. I think that's why OP stated that was out. Shame.

By far my favorite asada and carnitas are at S & B, the steak is so smokey good.

Everything may not be authentic but I'll tell you what, I am usually one of the few non-Latinos there.

Sep 12, 2014
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Kimchi Wang Mandu ????

I could've sworn I had those at Myung In Dumplings.

Sep 11, 2014
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Belcampo hotdog

Right you are!!

Knoblewurst from Katz' are so good. I had someone fedex them to me several times.

Awesome if you get it super dark brown on a griddle, then split it on grilled rye with kraut and mustard.

(I'm drooling as I'm typing this!!)

Sep 11, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Yeah that roja is beverage-worthy. I swear, though, i need to start bringing a little bowl of my own to put it in, something more dip friendly than those tiny soufflé cups they give. I like to dip the chips in that stuff.

Outing to Sabroso for Bean & Cheese Burritos...

If you go to Cupids make sure you go next door to Daglas for some of their killer fries :-)

Sep 11, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Yeah, tried that last night (chorizo, cheese, and potato)... That was REALLY good!!!

Movie Dining Etiquitte/Landmark Theatres, Westside pavillion

She had plastic souflet cups with lids. LOL!! And a large purse, but rolls were perfect because the lie pretty flat.

LOL!!

Sep 11, 2014
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Movie Dining Etiquitte/Landmark Theatres, Westside pavillion

I had a girlfriend who owned and cooked at an Asian restaurant, and she would prepare those un-fried Vietnamese spring rolls (the ones with rice paper filled with a BBQ pork, shrimp, glass noodles, basil, etc) and she would smuggle 10-15 of them in with us with some sweet dipping sauce. That was chow worthy movie food.

First Dunkin' Donuts Lands in Santa Monica

It's always busy every time I go by. Passed it at 10:00pm tonight and probably 70 people in line.

Sep 09, 2014
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First Dunkin' Donuts Lands in Santa Monica

Based on my Dunkin experiences from back east, I agree with you.

Sep 09, 2014
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An ode to the ordinary: Shrimp Burrito

You mean dee-licious (one less E) :-)

Sep 09, 2014
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Private Luncheon in the Valley? ANYWHERE in the Valley?

+1 on Sportsman's lodge : they do these things all year long.

Sep 09, 2014
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An ode to the ordinary: Shrimp Burrito

Nice review!! Can't wait to give it a shot!!

Sep 08, 2014
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What do we call ...

I think I'm going to go there now!!

EDIT: I'm at Daglas now. Attaching photo of the fries!!

Sep 08, 2014
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What do we call ...

Those fries are damn good and a crazy bargain! Gotta eat them quick though or get em out if the waxy paper they put em in or they get soggy.

Sep 08, 2014
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