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For those seeking Kolaches...

Big Mista's also has some "brisket kolaches".

1 day ago
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Pine and Crane - no prices on takeout menu

the hipster-cool can't be bothered with such minutiae as "pricing". nor can they be bothered with the actual provenance of the vegetables here (read: no better than 99).

Jan 27, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, January 2015 -- CHILI

"with the purchase of any sandwich."
that's not free at all, is it? is the chili as horrific as the rest of the menu?

Jan 27, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Restaurant for largish parties in Garden Grove or Rowland Heights

Lu Lounge.
$40 BYOB.

Jan 27, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

"The top 13 places for fried chicken in LA, as chosen by 8 LA food writers" - Yes, it is a list, don't click on it if you don't want to!

Lee's Market.
Mama's Chicken. (SNAP deals 2 piece "meal" for $3.50)

Jan 27, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Where to get Chicago style Italian beef sandwiches?

And they have Italian "combos"... be still my deadening arteries.

Jan 27, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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Is there anywhere to have a nice dinner in downtown LA?

lolz, THIS mofo gets it. why didn't anyone from FWF interview you?

Alternatively, they're rich, but they're also truly cheap. cuz, DNA. proof: Daiso, and the army of vacationing FOBs at 99C stores buying US chocolate bars.

Jan 22, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Why do so many people call it Ranch 99?

no idea what your'e talking about. it's always been da hua, or just '99'.

LA's Oldest Still-Thriving Restaurants

how was it? I've lived across the street and the "world's best pastrami" dek always pushed me away

Jan 21, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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LA's Oldest Still-Thriving Restaurants

updating and saying I LOVE, LOVE Twin Dragon, LA's best Chinese-owned tiki bar.

The new management just came in a month ago, and he is a hospitality industry old-hand.

Also, non-sequitor: Twin Dragon is walkable to Ditma's.

Jan 21, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Best Chinese Noodles in L.A.

no stomach issues. they just tasted like lil chopped up pieces of kindergarten chicken strips. wrong breading, devoid of flavor.

I like Muse. It's Taiwanese-inflected Shanghainese food. I also really love Falafel Shack (but not the pita bread there).

Jan 21, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Is there anywhere to have a nice dinner in downtown LA?

believe it or not, Patina is doing DineLA... the room will be full of nouveau riche bargain hunting Chinese kids, but if you don't mind that scene (which basically applies to every 3 "$" sign restaurant in LA), Patina's service/environment is still outstanding.

Jan 21, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Best Chinese Noodles in L.A.

no clue if was Aga bought/sold or something. that menu is basically the same. the sign has been up for months, but it's "new"-ish. it's been a few months since I've stepped inside.

Omar upped its prices, eliminated its lunch menu; its verboten for me.

avoid popcorn chicken at Quest Cafe at all cost.

Jan 19, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Ramen Manichi (Little Tokyo): A Pictorial Essay

Plus, it's the Japanese making dumplings. If they don't make them "perfect", they'd be fired, no?

#RelentlessPursuit

Jan 19, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Ramen Manichi (Little Tokyo): A Pictorial Essay

almost went last night.... looks like I missed out.

Jan 19, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Qin West Chinese Cuisine Westwood (A Photo Story and Review)

They MUST return home
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this is just not that true, is it?
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-su...

the nouveau riche don't give much thought bout expired VISAs.

Jan 14, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

HK style desserts

Phoenix.
Tasty Dessert
Premier Dessert Art

Jan 13, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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Adventures in Hipster Service

Suspenders aside, where's this fatty burger with the local (grass-fed and raised by angels) beef? I'll get it to go and eat it on the curb. Or can hipsters not handle take-out orders?

Jan 12, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Kokekokko (Little Tokyo) Will Close in Late January 2015

geebuz, 50+ posts for NAUGHT? It's just moving a block away? :facepalm:

Jan 12, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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Best Restaurants in Orange County

(3), by "nice vibe" you mean boozing with lots of noisy people around?

white people food:
Social
North Left
Lillie's Q
Packing District (Wheat & Son's meat case seems the only edible thing).

non-white people food:
JP: Kappo Honda/Shin Sen Gumi yaki/Tsuruhashi
VN (from least OG, ie, no beer, to most ratchet): The Alley/Oc & Lau/Quan Huong/Ngoc Thuy-Artiste Cafe/Binh Dan.
KR: Past Memories, Soju Belly, Star BBQ/Starry Night

Jan 09, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

2014 - Best Sushi Omakase

I get that it would be tacky/awkward for the chef to say, "you are now at $120, how much more would you like?
--
my solution to this conundrum is to forego all cooked dishes there. it starts you off at a lower base camp dollar-wise and you won't be distracted by random stuff like tempura and black cod.

also, for a buck sixty, i'd insist on being served by the chef/owner, or get up and walk out.

Jan 07, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Korean Tuna Only Restaurant ?

based on your link, you're looking for a tuna buffet? does not exist in LA. (Wouldn't/couldn't/shouldn't exist in LA).

If you want "Korean" tuna sashimi (whatever that means), any of the "sushi" joints in Ktown will serve gochujang & banchan with raw tuna. Damashete, Kwang Jang, Island, Midori, etc. all comes to mind.

Jan 07, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Home Barista Training in LA

a one-on-one day with heather ex barista champ will run you $1200-ish, which, i s'pose is cheaper than 1 days with Vivian Ward, but.. still.

not to mention to gotta drive out to effin BFE in the (909).

trust me, a day with the Cog team is a lot cheaper, and they might bring you leftover Proof croissants.

Jan 06, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

The Pastrami List 2014

This thread is *THIS* close to becoming a meme:
http://firstwefeast.com/eat/epic-food...

Super Burger - Pasadena

this burger is far more serviceable than the ilks of tops/lucky boy/pie n burger, but only when ordered w/o barf sauce.

it's the perfect way to waste the health benefits of hike Eaton Canyon.

Jan 05, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area
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K-Town BBQ for 1 person ?

that's cuz one beef dish is ~$28 at Soowon.

The solution to this math problem is sorta simple: if you go to any cheaper, non-AYCE place, order 2 meats and they'll light the grill for you. AFAIK, no AYCE joint seats solo diners. Feel free to correct me on this though. I've never done it myself, but kang ho dang ain't gonna say no if one person orders the $50 beef combo.

alternatively, this might be a good solution: https://www.whatsyourprice.com (I am unaffil'd)

Jan 05, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Mama Lu 3 Returns

Why'd anyone think Lu didn't take the payout? every says she 撞發了.

Jan 03, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

K-Town BBQ for 1 person ?

Please, just don't.

buy beef at han-kook market, buy variety of pban-chan, get a ceramic griddle (with a built-in gloryhole) + butane stove at Chung's/KitchenPlus/Kim's Home Cnter. Take it all home, and wallow in the pre-marinaded galbi instead of being stared at by Koreans wondering you can't find one other person alive on this planet to eat with you at a KBBQ joint.

Jan 03, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area

Pok pok phat thai

or, alternatively, never eat at Pok Pok LA, cuz, LAX-C.

And yes, there's an article on the best Thai duck noodle soup in LA which is located in the LAX-C plaza:
http://www.laweekly.com/squidink/2014...

Best General Tso Chicken in LA?

so, Panda Express?

Jan 02, 2015
TonyC in Los Angeles Area