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Favorite off-menu In-N-Out orders

Double Double Animal Style extra grilled onions with chopped chilis !!

Dec 15, 2014
gr8pimpin in Chains

Best Lobster Roll in LA?

Lobsta truck is tasty but as they all are, they are expensive. You need to opt for the extra meat. (Sorry I cannot remember pricing).

I do know that after my two times having the roll from them I needed something else to fill up.

A few of the people in line told me the crab sandwich is better.

Pizza at Grimaldi's

Agreed.

I do not find the sauce sweet but they claim they use San Marzano tomatoes so that could be it.

I wish we would get another location already.

Dec 08, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Burger King's Yumbo is back

They are the least creative of all the QSRs.

Dec 02, 2014
gr8pimpin in Chains

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- Voting

TAMALES

Nov 27, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- Nominations

SMOKED FISH

Nov 25, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Where is a good place to buy smoked whitefish in Santa Monica area?

I hate Siri. Nice way to spell "their"

Nov 24, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area
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Where is a good place to buy smoked whitefish in Santa Monica area?

They have some good varied sizes so sometimes you can find a smaller fish.

Nov 23, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Where is a good place to buy smoked whitefish in Santa Monica area?

They're whitefish salad is amazingly good!

Nov 23, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Bagels... lox... cream cheese...

Cool!! I'm originally from Beachwood. Long long time ago.

Nov 21, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Bagels... lox... cream cheese...

Concur!! I like Brooklyn Water Bagel best and NYBD 2nd. They are great!

Nov 20, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Best Egg Rolls in LA area

Now THAT's what I miss.

Nov 20, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Bagels... lox... cream cheese...

I always say that about Noah's and about Western Bagel as well. I've always called them dinner rolls to my friends.

Good for your dad!!

Best Egg Rolls in LA area

Closest I have found is

Emperor Express
13320 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks‎ CA‎ 91401

Though at times they missed, but at times they were pretty close.

My GF who lived in Brooklyn and I have gone to Emperor Express just for the egg rolls.

That whole overly stuffed oblong thing is so common on the attempts to make these.

It still stuns me that no one does these well let alone consistently.

Nov 20, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Steak 'N Shake Santa Monica, CA Concept Restaurant?

Yeah, it's like taking a Pinto and putting a Farrari logo on it. Not what you'd expect your Farrari to be.

This is a great piece by Roger Ebert. Thanks for posting!

Nov 20, 2014
gr8pimpin in Chains

Belly Lox

A well-done explanation.

Seems I have this conversation twice a week. I miss belly lox, or even lox out here on SoCal. Nova is great, but it just doesn't scratch that itch sometimes.

I may have to order me some from Zabars.

http://www.zabars.com/belly-lox/21100...

Nov 19, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Steak 'N Shake Santa Monica, CA Concept Restaurant?

They are moronic for calling these locations "Steak 'N Shake" -- they should call them 'Express' or something else. They are getting panned here from people being mislead.

Nov 19, 2014
gr8pimpin in Chains

Steak 'N Shake Santa Monica, CA Concept Restaurant?

Not sure. My two visits were enough. Poorly managed, chaotic, and it can take 25 minutes for fries.

Nov 19, 2014
gr8pimpin in Chains

Steak 'N Shake Santa Monica, CA Concept Restaurant?

Nope. Seriously, the menu is insanely small.

I mean the double burger is the small burger (must be under 1/4 lb) and they have just 3-4 shakes.

Nov 19, 2014
gr8pimpin in Chains

Steak 'N Shake Santa Monica, CA Concept Restaurant?

I live in California by way of Florida and looked forward with anticipation to the opening of a Steak 'N Shake on the West Coast.

What were they thinking? It's completely different than any SnS anywhere in the country. Is it a new concept that they're trying out? Because it is so completely different than their brand.

I'll explain.

Steak 'N Shake by Biglari is the name on the storefront.

There is no table service. You order at a counter and get a GPS and short skirted Hooter-like B-list models bring you your order. They have house music blasting. The shakes are served in paper cups.

Here is the kicker. MENU has TWO BURGERS ONLY. A thin-pattied double and the Signature Steakburger. They have a patty melt and a hot dog. That's it for sandwiches.

No breakfast.

I've taken to calling them Fake 'N Shake and it seems that anyone familiar with the brand hates this place.

Are there any locations like this near you?

Nov 19, 2014
gr8pimpin in Chains

I figured out why In/Out fries suck

Kennebec potatoes.

Nov 19, 2014
gr8pimpin in Chains

Bludso's Compton hasn't picked up their phone since Sunday

When did you become Mr. TATER??

Nov 13, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Thanksgiving smoked turkeys

Nov 12, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Thanksgiving smoked turkeys

I had heard it was cold like at Honeybaked, not frozen.

Ok... Nevermind. Thanks for the info!

Nov 12, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Thanksgiving smoked turkeys

And fried chicken :-)

Nov 12, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Thanksgiving smoked turkeys

I've seen some reviews that say they are actually good. I'll tell you one thing, for that price it may be worth a shot.

Nov 12, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Thanksgiving smoked turkeys

Pretty sure Ive seen them at Whole Foods Tarzana as well.

Nov 11, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Thanksgiving smoked turkeys

You know who's been advertising cajun style deep fried whole turkeys?

Popeyes.

Average weight is 12lbs for $39.99.

I wonder if they are any good.

Nov 11, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mobile site display issue -- no right margins

Yep, lookin' good!!

Thank you!!

Nov 05, 2014
gr8pimpin in Site Talk

Mobile site display issue -- no right margins

maybe because of some very large subject lines. in any case there is no text wrapping so the subject lines are being cut off on the right.

Nov 05, 2014
gr8pimpin in Site Talk