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Retire where?

Danang.

about 5 hours ago
TonyC in Not About Food

Salt and Straw

Rockview might as well be Horizon which I equate to swill.
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+100

this is clearly a case of tourists acting like locals and failing miserably. there is a reason why nearly every "craft" ice cream parlor in the state of Cali uses either Clover or Straus.

about 11 hours ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Roll 'N Rye 'n Culver City Closing?

Factors famous deli is always amazing
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says no one ever.

about 24 hours ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Good, fairly informal dinner in Pershing Square general area

"disturbing" thread on Baco Mercat: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/967073

Blue Cow is great for all ages, really. Great Cali sourcing & ingredients, just enough reclaimed wood/concrete flooring to be industriEl, Asian chef which means 1 requisite "banh mi", 1 Asian partner, tons of cocktails for adults, and they don't mistreat kids.

Alternative, you can go to Philippe's and bleach out the taste & smell after?

Strauss Milk Sightings?

thanks WSG, I remember seeing them on GE.

GE is not viable because they require $30 minimum for deliver, and the only spot for weekend pickup is their Eagle Rock/Frogtown HQ. Might as well go to Gelson/WF.

One on hand, their prices are actually cheaper than Sprouts because they include CRV. On the other, they don't have Straus whole milk.

FML this Cali draught...

1 day ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Strauss Milk Sightings?

TJ brand Straus cream-top milk is discontinued as of Oct 15. I am in a really bad place right now.

1 day ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Two questions about Straus cream-top milk

Trader Joe (SoCal) has stopped carrying TJ-branded Straus Cream Top as of Oct 15. Can the Bay Area folks confirm it's still available up in da bay?

Dozen New Restaurants in Rowland Heights Shopping Center

Temple sent trainers down to URSPACE when it became a wholesale account. Alas, as Cloverleaf has proven, HS Chinese kids can't pull an espresso to save their college careers.

the hours are effin ridic. Bleu House has promised to open "at lunch" on weekdays, but... uhh... de Cafe Baristas remains dead at 9A.M. so the Asians apparently never got the memo about coffee in the morning.

1 day ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

TonyC Finds Shaanxi style food on Westwood Blvd.

nosh, you're an old hand at this so I expected more of you. The (pertinent) menu was linked in the article:
http://guishanyijia.com/#work

Prices can be clearly spotted on yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/qin-we...

a bowl of the Liuzhou noodle soup should more than suffice for lunch. I know how you get down at Label's, so perhaps add the "Mo" Chinese pork burger as appetizing.

No one's blowing a secretive menu out of their snouts on this one. Just a fam, that has gained a steady FOB following, trying to go beyond eking out a living. This is instantly one of the "b"etter Chinese restaurants outside of SGV, so UCLA and West LA should be grateful.

Oct 18, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

TonyC Finds Shaanxi style food on Westwood Blvd.

does not compute.

Shaanxi la pi is wheat based, Dongbei la pi is mung bean. Dong Bei la "pi" is la "fen" in Sichuan.

The 東北拉皮 at SY SG next to HK is "五彩" style. Shaanxi la pi is a completely different beast, and therefore can't be compared in a "b"est of. SY MPK's 五彩拉皮 is more mustardy, and equally as good as SY SG.

Oct 17, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to Pete's lately?

Looking for (new) Pete's (new) menu(s). And I've looked everywhere.

fb: https://www.facebook.com/petesdtla?re...
web: http://petesla.com/home.html
ig: http://instagram.com/petesdtla

Oct 17, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

"Jimmy Kimmel" Hollywood BBQ Pop-Up Begins Serving

for the sake of not letting my letter of appreciation get nuked again:

xan7hos, thanks for this. it totally worked out. also of note, the parking lot immediately adjacent to the BBQ has 30 min of validation at Coffee Bean.

Oct 17, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Dozen New Restaurants in Rowland Heights Shopping Center

Hide Out is related to URSPACE. It is pulling awar-winning Temple Coffee (Sacramento) beans, and is the only place in the 5 mi-ish radius to get a cortado/gibraltar.

Oct 16, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

"Swept" away by Scopa Italian Roots

or at Belcampo's? you know, our favorite meat purveyor in the entire city...

Oct 16, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Tail o the Pup (sorry but my last hot dog question).

what the F...

the family isn't happy with Caruso's offer at $200K, and is putting the biz (including wiener and all) in an auction:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news...

in other news, there are now better hotdogs in LA.

Oct 15, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Quiet small romantic restaurant near LA Music Center

holy 6YO thread bump, bat man!

does first+hope even have a "chef" these days? just asking.

Oct 15, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Pico Kosher Deli, one of the top 10 kosher pastramis in the country, interesting.

is that "i can't believe they have been around for 40 plus years" like Langer's?

or "i can't believe they have been around for 40 plus years" like Factor's Famous?

Oct 15, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Giang Nan closed. Where will I get my chestnut clay pot chicken now?

of course it did.

China Tasty is at the old Mama's Kitchen, per david's post last week:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/991405

Oct 15, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

A nice lite lunch, or rather not so light [my belcampo/langer's tour]

"now they are serving some fast food burgers, thinner patties, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickle, american cheese"
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a big mac homage? this pisses me off to no end. let's help end this assery.

Oct 14, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Solo Business Trip to LA area - Recommendations?

and the chateau keeps its own bees.

repeat: chateau marmont keeps its own bees.

Oct 14, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Giang Nan closed. Where will I get my chestnut clay pot chicken now?

With Spicy Duck just down the street (and around the corner), Fang's rabbity menu means the Garfield/Garvey corners got your minority animal proteins covered.

And this movement, which has already happened in China, isn't going away, just like farm-to-table thing is here to stay.

Giang Nan was boring as shit and was already sold once this decade. No love lost. The new China Tasty also has columns of spicy items, and Noodles King is also expanding menu towards spicy dry pots. Bring it.

Oct 14, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Pico Kosher Deli, one of the top 10 kosher pastramis in the country, interesting.

fascinating. $13 for the pastrami.

looks like it's REALLY thinly sliced though: =\

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/pico-k...

Oct 14, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Solo Business Trip to LA area - Recommendations?

You're forgetting being a solo, non-geriatric, woman at Mastro/Spago's bar means there's a good chance she'll get her entire tab comped, along with an offer to "act". #SoLA.

Oct 13, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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Best Chinese Noodles in L.A.

not sure what you mean.. it's not a bummer. in that area, i just much prefer the Indian chaats over anything Omar has to offer.

Northern Cafe, who has an SGV brother has quiet a few carby Chinese dishes, and Canaan has been around for a couple of decades now and is related to Huge Tree/Yi Mei. Class302 is of course from SGV, so is Dolphin Bay. Even Aga, with its slow-ass service and impossibly pithy menu, has more interesting Chinese food than Omar (to me).

Omar's opening makes no impression on my Chinese-dining routine in Artesia because there were already handfuls of Chinese joints in the area that's "as good as the SGV", if not directly from the (East) SGV.

Oct 13, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Best roast duck close to Long Beach?

nothing new, but if you looked on yelp you would've found Chinese King and Dragon Sea. Chinese King has been around like.. 20 years? Dragon Sea has been around forever as well and has a take-out section.

a lil far aways in Cerritos you have Kimtar, which has very solid Canto-style bbq duck for the (562). also in Cerritos you have the 99 Ranch mkt and that dimsum/BBQ joint that shares the same plaza.

Solo Business Trip to LA area - Recommendations?

since the "flip" Spago now "feels" younger, especially at the bar. you'll be about the same age as the chef, so....

Oct 13, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Solo Business Trip to LA area - Recommendations?

i think everyone's just trying to tell you Peking Tavern will be a waste of your time/$. why muck up such a great itin with such a complete DUD? =)

Oct 13, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Crumbs Bake Shop

apparently there are also "Crumbs" cupcake kits at Tarjay now? Why won't this monstrosity just go the F away?

Oct 13, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Report: Desano's Pizza in East Hollywood

bottles only.

APL should host his next pop-up at DeSano's parking lot. Someone call their publicists.

Oct 10, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

"Jimmy Kimmel" Hollywood BBQ Pop-Up Begins Serving

and the parking sitch. please, for the love of god, don't tell us we have to fight for parking against all the Roosevelt Hotel cabbies/tourists, etc.

what a nightmare, all this for bbq. maybe we should just all uber deliver some serious BBQ to Bludso's Hollywood while sipping on mint juleps.

Oct 10, 2014
TonyC in Los Angeles Area