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Valley Blvd Eats - looking for eating partners

You realize you'd have to eat shit like Shang Hai Yau Fat? And Noodle World? And Petrillo's? Sunday Bistro? And Vittoria Pizza?

I couldn't even be bothered with eating every Chinese restaurant on Valley all the way down to 605. That's just foul. Maybe you can eat every non-Asian restaurant, just to (ironically, but without a mustache) say: this is possibly the worst stretch of road for food in Los Angeles?

What a tremendous waste of time and money. How about a month-long trip back to Myanmar to find ancient Burmese cookbooks instead?

about 9 hours ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Shibucho, boy, have I missed it.

f that prick.

btw, I went thru a Shibucho phase a few years back... and he never bothered to insult me, nor did I ever ask for "omakase". Show up w/ CC, show polite respect (not fear, nor reverence), don't ask stupid Q's, acknowledge his history, eat nigiri, walk away with a slight bow.

it's a dance, there's no point in pussyfooting it.

about 9 hours ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

L'Assiette

Thanks for the clarification. Makes sense now.

I'm convinced there is nowhere near where (that much) steak frites + soup can be had for 25.

about 23 hours ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

L'Assiette

This is slightly incorrect: http://lassiettesteakfrites.com/?page...

$25 is for a full order steak frites + soup or salad. Dessert is extra ($7 for profiteroles). There aren't 3-courses. It's just a massive portion of steak frites (split in 2 portions), with 1 side (Get the soup). Republique's fries are bang-on, and these fries are nearly as bang-on

Per my post as mentioned by the OP, the bread service alone is nearly priceless: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9834...

With 2 glasses of wine, I couldn't do dessert, so I opted for cheese.

Beyond Papilles and Patina, this is easily my third fave "French" place in LA right now, precisely because at 10PM on a Wednesday, it's just my mouth, and a steak knife, versus Rhone and beef.

If one's actually nitpicking portions of steak frites + soup on Beverly Grove for $25, one should just instead opt for $15 lobster + sirloin at Norwalk's Outback Steak.

Also, just like Bludso's, one should ask for SotS here.

1 day ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Favorite Horchata in LA or environs

during non-vampire hours: Rocio's. Juan's. Moles de Los Reyes (basically anything Rocio has touched).

vampire hours: El Sapo, East Los Angeles.

1 day ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

well that's priceless right there. in4tartar.

1 day ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Cube Cafe and Bakery--Copycat Alternative To 85°C

Wonder if Cube or Swan will go out of biz first.

#85forlife.

1 day ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Best Los Angeles area Tasting Menus

And the desserts... *swoon*, Mrs. Hatfield. Makes everything from N/naka look 5th graders with tweezers (or chopsticks, same shit, different day).

2 days ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Best Los Angeles area Tasting Menus

Whatever's the fastest and closest, with cold beer.

Burum pointed to Thien An back in '10, and that still works for me. Plus they have really shitty Vietnamese beer, which means I don't have to drink Heiny, which means I'm never cheating on Thien An.

Jul 29, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Best Los Angeles area Tasting Menus

Pah Mae Ting's: unique sai krok Isan (more Taiwanese stuffed intestine than sai kok Isan), "bespoke" somtam (spicy w/ fish paste please), sticky rice loaf, muu yang, gai yang, finished off with creamy khanom krok, petit fours of khanom bueng <sp?>.

Pairing of Nine Elephants (from Thong Lo). 6 courses, 3 plates, $20, no BYOB.

LAX-C
Chinatown
No reservations, no ticketing, 2 "chef's table"; Saturday/Sundays only; free copies of "Thai LA" during meal.

Jul 29, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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In search of... Japanese Whisky for sale in L.A. area

The bottle of yoichi 15 was < $70 from the Narita duty fee. Not as unique as the Miyakigyo (not avail at airport duty free), but certainly way better than the Nikka coffee shit everyone's carrying right now.

Jul 29, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

GCM is Getting The Best Ice Cream Parlour

=(

RIP pups.

i like the how pazzo + mother mooo packs quarts (instead of just pints). good for this kind of life events.

Jul 28, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Bludso's For White People™- first visit.

preciously why Bludso WeHo was opened

Jul 28, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

It's time to play MR TASTER'S **NAME THAT PASTRAMI SUPERCHALLENGE™**!

pimping shitty pastrami (e.g. Johnny's")
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I literally have no idea what this references. LA Weekly had the last pastrami listicle, not Eater.com

Doing a quick search on Eater shows Johnnie's being mentioned in 2 listicles in '13. If that's pimping.. I don't even know what to call this:
http://la.eater.com/archives/2014/07/...

Perhaps the writer lives close to Johnnies, and likes to eat there after work. Perhaps it's just something he uses to fill up the listicles.

A quick scroll down entire July's posts will show shitty pastrami (and nondescript deli on Kosher corridor) isn't within Eater's normal coverage.

Jul 28, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

GCM is Getting The Best Ice Cream Parlour

McConnell's is open? Someone on the board already visited. Who else? And, did you wet your pants cuz it was so good?

Jul 28, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

The Pastrami List 2014

Looking for feedback on pastrami from Moore's Deli in Burbank.

photo looks looks like this:
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/moores...

this joint is run by the Littleflower (Pasadena) folks, and they have beer license and serve A1 pickles. Not that I'd drive up to Burbank just to eat a pastrami + drink beer but.. interesting nonetheless.

Jul 28, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

OMG! Liang Pi And Guilin Noodles in Los Angeles Chinatown!

They've been serving this for a year and a half:
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/san-wo...

Listed on Chihuo guide to Chinese food in LA since March '14: http://www.chihuo.org/los-angeles-chi... under Chinese name: 桂陕一家

Jul 28, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

L'Assiette

The sorrell soup... is probably better than anything at Petit Trois.

Jul 26, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

FWIW, Ludo has nothing to do w/ Animal/SoaG's food. Animal boys bought into Ludo's enterprise cuz the star chef didnt wanna fund his own shiz (large question mark; pure speculation/heresy/fact of the matter/basically true).

Tl:dr, how much did you drop for a couple of sandwiches, service compris. For shiz n giggles...

Jul 25, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

It's time to play MR TASTER'S **NAME THAT PASTRAMI SUPERCHALLENGE™**!

holy SHIEEEe. sorry.

museum of tol. stupid autocorrect. BlameItOnTheKevin.

Jul 25, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

It's time to play MR TASTER'S **NAME THAT PASTRAMI SUPERCHALLENGE™**!

srsly?

FUCK Factor's deli. I remember this bullshit sandwich from when museum of intol first opened. they can slice that shit however they want this year, they can plagiarize Langer's til the rooster crow, but never again.

cuz of Factor's, I didn't eat another pastrami sandwich for 10+ years. that photo of the handsliced pastrami shows they still can't construct meat-in-between-bread to save their life.

gdamn tragedy, this place. it's what i imagine D. Sax means when he said delis go to Florida to die.

NB. if Factor's closes tomorrow, or if that gentleman dies, it'll be on Eater. Otherwise, it doesn't fall within Eater's scope, obvs.

Jul 25, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

L'Assiette question

No.

It's more like a wine redux/gravy situation, way less mustardy.

To respond to someone who questioned the (k)need for bread/baguette service: both the sauce + sorrel soup demand to be swiped by said bread.

Jul 25, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

Papilles has a beautifully done chicken liver mouse, as well as fromage de tete, and a perfect rilette, in their reasonably price charcute plate (with the fantastic Tribeca baguette).

The last piece of foie I had in Cali was also at Papilles. Actually had it via take-out, and ate it after the ban took effect.

Jul 25, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

That'd be $50 OTD for a plate of steak frites with unknown provenance, with no drink. I don't know htf 1 can eat steak frites w/o wine, so make that ~$70 OTD for a s.f. + a glass o vino. Someone pull up the wine list?

Papilles (a truer bistro in both pricing/size/ambience) & L'Assiette render this joint completely pointless.

Let the chef-fuckers have their way with this. We out.

Jul 25, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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Where Can I Find Great Som Tum Like They Used To Have At Wat Thai?

Lacha.
P'Mae Ting's @ LAX-C (even has the same feel as Wat Thai's stall).

Jul 24, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

SGV runaround

frozen XLB there is fine. it's no longer fabulous by any means.

either way, it looks like LAPM was pretty desperate, DSW would've more than sufficed, ditto to PP Pop down the block.

what i was trying to say is there are plenty of things open in the neighborhood (thanks to the Asian work ethnic and the lack of standard labor practices?) and s/he just had shitty luck.

Jul 24, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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What can you guys recommend @Kansas City BBQ - NoHo?

Right. I saw the press release, etc. go out. or something. Looks scary.

Jul 24, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

SGV runaround

funny!
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well, not really, especially because... PARAGRAPH break.

Nha Trang, Mien Nghia, BMCC, Dean Sin World all open between lunch and dinner. Ditto to Fortune No. 1, Shen Yang, any dimsum house along Garvey, any pho/Chiu Chow noodle place.

Jul 24, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

Not yet. Is Manhattan Beach on the way to Vegas? I forget.

Jul 24, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

BBQ in LA

of course. but horsey sauce is just mayo with horseradish flavoring...

Jul 24, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area