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L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- Voting

SMOKED/CURED FISH

West Side Deli Lovers Rejoice Wexler's Deli is Coming to Santa Monica

GREAT NEWS! I'm within walking distance!

Ok, Going to take a cold shower, now.

Antonio's Pizza/Barone's Pizza-Sherman Oaks

It's one of the Monteleone's operation, not sure which.

I used to get pizza from the Express in Woodland Hills all the time when I live around the corner from it.

Far from a NY pie (I'm a Grimaldi's fan) but I loved the spicy pepperoni and the crispy yet chewy crust that was so unique. It was a nice change of pace from a traditional pie.

Aug 25, 2015
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Mac and Cheese

+2. Rather get the regular burger topped with bacon.

Fresh roasted turkey sandwiches ?

Bristol Farms makes fresh carved turkey and various carved roasts for sandwiches.

Food delivery services: your experience?

Used GrubGub several times. I compared their prices to the restaurants' menu prices and never noticed a difference so not sure what makes them "more expensive."

Never had a problem, always spot on.

Aug 24, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Happy hour specials run weekdays, Monday - Friday, 2pm - 5pm. Not sure if the items rotate but the sandwich board outside had a choice of four dogs, each served with small fries and a medium drink.

Hot Dog $5
Cheese Coney $7
All American $6
Ripper $8

Certainly not as good a deal as $1 Dog Mondays at The Stand.

Aug 24, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Yeah, it is. The original location really has gotten their act together as far as running smoothly.

I Wonder what will happen when the pizza bubble bursts.

Aug 23, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- Nominations

SMOKED FISH (cold or hot) OR CURED FISH (like lox)

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

FAB Hot Dog (right after I left Cupids, LOL) for a behemoth Foot-Long Reuben Dog (with pastrami, Swiss and Kraut --$8.60).

Dog was juicy, great snap. But I am stuffed!!

They also do a Happy Hour special. Posting a photo.

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Cupid's Hot Dogs, Vanowen Street in Winnetka.

Got a Cupid dog (chili, mustard, onions) $2.99 (I added cheese for 50ยข)

Add some fries from Daglas (next door) and you have a REAL meal!!

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Daynes Chicago Beef & Dawgs in Thousand Oaks for a "Chicago Dog." They serve Vienna beef dogs.

Though not the most authentic I have ever had, it was pretty tasty. Good snap when i bit into it.

The Italian beef sands looked pretty good. Gonna try that next time.

Great service!!

http://www.dayneschicagobeef.com

Aug 19, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

I was hoping to get there today and something came up. Next weekend!!

Aug 08, 2015
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What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

"People come from all over the world and hear about INO and try it, and they feel let down, simply because the hype is ridiculous, far above its merits."

We could probably say that about Disneyland too. Some people will ALWAYS be let down by something. One of my friends hates his Bentley.

I have a number of friends from the east coast who HAD to eat at INO when they visited and they have became huge fans.

Aug 08, 2015
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The Big Catch coming to Brentwood

Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll pass.

Aug 06, 2015
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

The Big Catch coming to Brentwood

Thank you for the tip. Wonder if they got their act together.

Aug 06, 2015
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

The Big Catch coming to Brentwood

This place has been open for at least 6 months. Anyone been here yet?

Aug 06, 2015
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Little Jewel

My Mexican friends used to drag me to Olvera street all the time just to get taquitos (with a ton of avocado sauce) claiming they were the best in the city.

There were plenty of good ones to be found there, but i do not think I personally would drive to DTLA just to get taquitos.

Aug 05, 2015
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Bagels at Wexlers

This writer concurs:

http://eatingla.blogspot.com/2014/05/...

Author says they are special recipe baked at NY bagel & Deli (though I do not know the writer or what are his/her sources)

Aug 03, 2015
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

"The Stand" in Encino* has "DOLLAR DOG MONDAYS" from 5p-9p. (See photo for rules)

I embraced the DotM and got two pretty simple dogs and a behemoth.

The big dog was SUPPOSED to be a "Big Red Chili Dog" ($5.95) . 1/4-pound spicy dog with chili, cheddar, tomato and yellow onion. But they gave me just the dog with chili. Too much in a hurry to raise a stink. The dog was quite spicy, deep red and delicious. Snappy exterior.

www.thestandlink.com

* not sure if the other locations have this deal

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

+5

Aug 01, 2015
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5 Guys vs. In & Out... Time for a simple vote

IO

Jul 31, 2015
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Naugles

Thanks for the tip. Gonna hit it next time up there.

Jul 29, 2015
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Boars Head Hot Dogs

I have seen them, sold as Boar's Head Brand, in the past week at Ralphs locations in:
Calabasas, Encino, West LA, Brentwood, Thousand Oaks.

(Yes, I get around lol)

They've had them for years. Pretty good knockwursts too.

Naugles

So that Del Taco still serves "Naugles" style? They used to have one remaining Naugles right next to a Del Taco there in Barstow.

Jul 29, 2015
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Naugles

Nostalgia, IMHO.

I mean I liked it, but really do not miss it much.

What's next, Pup 'N' Taco?

Your favorite grocery store ice cream

LOL!! I thought I was the only one!!

Jul 29, 2015
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Your favorite grocery store ice cream

Good call...Love the Udderly Chocolate.

Jul 29, 2015
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Does this look like a paella?

Used to be a paella vendor at the Studio City FM on Sunday's. They did a bustling biz. Haven't been in a few months so can't say if they are still there.

Jul 28, 2015
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The Pastrami List 2014

I just had a crazy good Black Pastrami rueben at Brent's.

Picture doesn't do it justice!