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September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

DELIS

about 6 hours ago
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

Since Dunkin is opening maybe we should do donuts. Not ready to nominate yet.

about 9 hours ago
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

The best chili cheese fries

Those are hot dog names at Fab's.

The best chili cheese fries

And their kids.

Takeout Before 10am or Lunch for 12 People around Culver City on a Saturday

Deli platter from Lenny's deli or any number of delis around town.

Fish platters with bagels (get the bagels at the deli or your favorite bagel bakery) or get a tray of meats, cheeses and rye.

The best chili cheese fries

YES!!! Those garlic tots are unbelievably good. FHD always makes 'em perfect. They are also sickly good with chili and cheese. Damn it!! I'm hungry again!!!!!

The best chili cheese fries

Sepulveda and Washington Place. Titos is there too.

The Pastrami List 2014

Pastrami would make that sing!!

The Pastrami List 2014

Agree with you on Genghis. There's a place in the valley that's better but still off.

Never been to Oki (always on my list don't know why I've never been), though 2-3 times a week I had pastrami burrito dogs at Pinks as my "prevent hangover" recipe -- back in the day when they were open all night. Haven't been there in years either (better joints all I've town).

I'll get to Oki soon. Thanks got the rec.

Aug 20, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

The Pastrami List 2014

I bow my head in reverence!!! No one in LA makes a decent egg roll or I'd ask if anyone out here does these. If anyone out here will do it it will come from Jack In The Box first ;-)

Aug 20, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

The Pastrami List 2014

LOL!! Now you're just being goofy... You KNOW that the jelly is only served with the pastrami Monty Cristo. Sheesh.

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

I might just bring my own. It'll make a point when i throw 5 pounds of grilled scallions on my taco plate!!

Aug 19, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

My GF got a plate. Nada. I'm gonna demand my veggies next time ;-)

Aug 19, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Where is this grilled scallon everyone mentions? My table Sunday had 6 tacos and no scallions anywhere. Is it a certain meat type that they grace with a scallion?

Aug 19, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone remember Taco Viva from the '80s and '90s?

Remember it well. The tacos had different levels of heat.

Aug 19, 2014
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The Pastrami List 2014

They do pastrami fries... How come nobody does pastrami matzo brei :-) ??

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Oh man... I was eyeing the shrimp diablo... First time there so I went with a sampler: 2 carnitas, 1 asada, 1 chicken, chicken tamal... Next time getting the diablo.

Aug 18, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

I like that one too... Just not as much as the other :-). I actually am working down the street from the White Oak location... But I need tequila with my tacos :-)

Aug 18, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

That's Salsa and Beer's other (first) location. They opened where Papas and Beer used to be. Food isn't as good (IMHO) and they don't have a full bar. NoHo has two full bars and the meat is much more smokey. The parking is the one negative, the lot is small and like a zoo.

Aug 18, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

If you like smokey tacos al carbon, this has a real strong flavor. The carnitas are really flavorful as well. My GF always gets the steak and shrimp combo.

The chicken molcajete came on two giant plates, one for the chicken, one for the beans and rice tortillas and guac. I'm a big guy and couldn't finish it.

Bargain margaritas.

The Van Nuys location is not as good as NoHo.

Aug 18, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Went yesterday. I like the place. Beans pot was great. I'm gonna sneak in a bowl :-)

Carnitas were crispy and lean (kinda missed the fat) Asada was nicely charred. Tortillas were money. All in all pretty good. Nice to have another place to go to that's local!

But it made me miss Salsa and Beer NoHo so now I'm going there today.

Aug 18, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Bit o Scotland fish and chips

Just tried it tonight. Damn good.

I went traditional batter on some cod ($9.95) and on catfish ($7.95). Each entree had one large fish and a huge pile of chips or fries (you can get these in sweet potato versions as well.) The cod was as traditional as can be. Perfectly battered, surprisingly not very greasy, and not bland like the batter some places use. The catfish was thick and enormous. I actually like it better.

The chips are made from fresh potatoes. My warning is they don't travel well for takeout.

Great onion rings.

They deep fry burgers (say what?) and sausages too.

Aug 16, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Fuddruckers Santa Monica (Again)

The SM location has been in that state, as you saw yesterday, for at least 5 weeks. I pass by it almost daily.

Aug 14, 2014
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Label's Table: Big Price Increase

Jerry's should have closed the week after they took over and ran Solley's into the ground.

Aug 14, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Now THAT'S a snack!!

Aug 14, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Label's Table: Big Price Increase

It's sad and true.

http://www.dailynews.com/lifestyle/20...

They do mention Lovie's Deli that is moving into the old Red Robin location on Calabasas Rd.

Aug 13, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Label's Table: Big Price Increase

And after they raise prices and help the cost of living go up, our "representatives" will vote to raise the minimum wage again and the LA restaurants will have to raise their prices again and so on and so on...

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Yeah, the asada isn't my favorite, but I still like me some beef :-)

I know this will be unpopular here but I love Salsa and Beer in NoHo because of the charbroiling and the incredible smoky flavor the grill imparts to the meat. I no longer am near it so I am hitting up westside joints. Tacomiendo is on my list now. Thanks!!

Aug 13, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Never had that... Going to now! Thx!

Aug 12, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

I'm all for Tacos Puntas Cabras as well but like Cacio said it's all fish or Tofu. But it is awesome. The cauliflour tostada is my new crack.

But closer though is Tacos Por Favor, casual but a nice extensive menu. The salsas are nice and spicy. I personally go for the Pastor and asada tacos, because I am a simpleton.

I eat here 1-2 times a week.

Aug 12, 2014
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