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Wood Pizza. Silverlake

My son said they told him they are still in soft opening stage and plan to take down the Tom's sign when they are "really" open. I should hope so. My coworker ordered a burrata pizza and they put ricotta on it and then argued with him that they were right and he was wrong. I think I'll pass.

Jul 02, 2014
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Where to have "last" dinner in SGV?

Well, certainly not the last forever, but the last before we move from SGV-adjacent South Pasadena. We've been stuck in a Tasty Noodle House groove for a while now, but I feel like we should try one more Chinese place this weekend before the move. Must be open for dinner. Already been to Din Tai Fung, 101 Noodle, Chung King, King Hua, Sea Harbor, Newport Seafood and several other of the usual suspects. We like Szechwan, Hunan, Shanghai, noodle houses, etc.

Sep 28, 2012
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Great place to take my 20 something son to dinner near Griffith Park

The food is nothing special at Alcove, as a Bay Area person you would not be impressed. Barbrix, L&E and Canele are all good suggestions. No need to go to AOC as it's not in the neighborhood and gets an older crowd anyway. Cliff's Edge might work especially since they have a nice patio which is somewhat rare in L.A. Just a bit farther in Echo Park is Red Hill, which also has good rustic-style food and a nice, although brief wine list. But given all your criteria and close to Griffith Park, I would go with Barbrix for their wine selection especially.

Aug 24, 2012
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Black Hogg in Silverlake

We enjoyed the fish 'n chips and the crispy waffle fries. The chicken liver toasts were tasty but kinda looked like dogfood. We didn't actually have any pork so it is possible to do. I'd give it another try, I didn't dislike it as passionately as these posters, although the wait was punishing.

Jul 17, 2012
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pickled everything in Silverlake?

Atwater Village Farm also carries pickles and jams from several different makers. Any good farmer's market these days should have a pickle maker, I'm sure Santa Monica must.
http://atwatervillagefarm.com/

May 07, 2012
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Any good Mexican food in Silver Lake?

Cacao Mexicatessen in Eagle Rock is excellent, unfortunately no alcohol but terrific duck carnitas tacos, seafood, moles, breakfasts, guacamole, homemade tortillas, etc.
La Cabinita in Montrose is surprisingly still pretty good after all these years.
Guelaguetza isn't far if you feel like Oaxacan.
As another poster said, Mexicali is practically in Echo Park so not far at all.
Yxta downtown is one of the few places with pretty good food and good drinks as well, ditto for Loteria Hollywood.

Apr 30, 2012
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Any good Mexican food in Silver Lake?

Any votes for Mixto for lunch/casual tacos? I haven't been there enough times to really judge, but it seemed pretty bland. Still, nice to be able to get grass-fed beef.
La Parrilla is closed now. I think "acceptable" might be pushing it for Casita del Campo. But I think we mostly agree?

Apr 25, 2012
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Any good Mexican food in Silver Lake?

Ricky's Fish Taco is great, but he's only got fish and shrimp tacos. Haven't been to the Taco Zone truck on Alvarado in a while but it's generally quite good. I actually like Alegria, even if not terribly authentic. Unfortunately the service isn't great and they are adamantly anti-BYOB.
Malo is fun, although it's not the most consistent.
Unfortunately it's downhill from there.

Apr 25, 2012
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While My Za'atar Gently Weeps

Nice title, nice post. I'll make a point of checking it out, I love maneishe.

Apr 19, 2012
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Paleo friendly restaurants?

Looking for paleo food is basically the same as looking for low-carb food in restaurants -- you just order the meat and vegetables and don't eat the bread, rice and pasta. The best restaurants for this tend to be Middle Eastern, Brazilian BBQ, sashimi, etc. But like any specific diet, it's hard to follow in restaurants and much easier if you're cooking at home.
Raw food places are typically vegan which doesn't really jibe with paleo that well.

Apr 16, 2012
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Mexican in Highland Park?

We tried Highland Park Kitchen. They do have a full bar, tacos, burger, flatbreads, etc. We tried the shortrib flatbread, the truffle mac n' cheese and a beet salad that appeared to be made with canned beets. The food was unremarkable and the service was kind of overbearing, but they really are trying to please. They also have a kid's menu. It's an ok option for those times when you have a combo of drinkers, kids, dogs, etc., but I'll most likely stick with Maxmiliano's.

Apr 09, 2012
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Mexican in Highland Park?

I'd have to agree with Will on El Arco Iris. Mediocre and overpriced. You would think there would be good Mexican in Highland Park, but the few good places are modest taco stands and taco tables, all without beer. Best Mexican food in that area is Cacao in Eagle Rock, but again, no beer.

Apr 07, 2012
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Prael Thai - Fantastic!

Glad to hear it's still good. It's one of the few places south of North Hollywood to serve crispy rice salad, though it's not exactly Lotus of Siam. I remember finding out about it on Chowhound when it opened in 2005.

Apr 06, 2012
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Recommendations in Filipinotown?

Filipino restaurants are not too popular in that neighborhood, despite the name. I would recommend any place in Echo Park such as Red Hill, Mohawk Bend, Allston Yacht Club or the Park, or Downtown like the Redwood, Blue Cow or Baco Mercat.

Feb 23, 2012
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Maximiliano is Pretty Darned Good

I agree, the orrecchiette is one of the best dishes and most of the other pastas are good. I'll have to try the pizza again before I decide. I never order chicken in restaurants, but we tried it when they ran out of pork chops and it was really good. Vegetable side dishes are generally good too, but the salad with squid doesn't quite work. Brunch starts this weekend.

Feb 16, 2012
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Delivery in Silver Lake/ Echo Park area?

I did a delivery guide for the Los Feliz Ledger a while ago, guess it's time for a new one. In the meantime:
Good pizza: Tomato Pie, Nicky D's, Lucifer's, Two Boots, Garage
Good Thai: Mae Ploy, Bulan (vegetarian)
Mexican: I believe Mixto delivers
Here's a link to a more complete CH thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/80502

Feb 11, 2012
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Where to take a "Pizza Virgin" to pop their cherry?

Certainly not Papa John's, unless you want them to never crave pizza again! I'd vote for Vito's, or possibly Casa Bianca. Nothing too foofy, not too thin or thick crust.

Feb 07, 2012
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Abricott - Pasadena is looking not quite as weak

Thanks for the reminder, haven't been to Musha yet! Though many of the better new places are outlets of small chains like The Counter, Lemonade, Musha, it seems like.

Feb 06, 2012
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Abricott - Pasadena is looking not quite as weak

Abricott has opened on Lake St. in a former Koo Koo Roo and it's a vast improvement. It's a casual, order at the counter cafe from the owners of Daisy MInt, with similar Asian touches as well as sandwiches and pastries. The decor is sweet and whimsical, with a nicely-decorated private room in the back, a cozy nook where a couple can share a couch, and a roomy patio. We tried a spicy pork belly sandwich and the trout-papaya salad, both flavorful and good, if not mind-blowing. Most people seemed to be ordering the beef pho or chicken curry at lunchtime, but the breakfast menu looks good and is served until 3 pm. With Daisy Mint, Cham Korean Bistro, Slaw Dogs, Intelligentsia, Settebello and a few others, perhaps Pasadena is not quite as weak as before.

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Daisy Mint
1218 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

The Slaw Dogs
720 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

Abricott
238 S Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Feb 05, 2012
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Palm Springs - 5 Dinners/4 Lunches...Happy Hours

There used to be tons of super-cheap happy hours at hotels and along Palm Canyon in Rancho Mirage, etc., not sure which ones are still going on, maybe check the print edition of the Desert Sun.
We usually stick with Matchbox Pizza (happy hour prices only until 5:30 this time of year) and The Falls next door (happy hour all day every day, half price bar menu).

Jan 17, 2012
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Korean food to go in Koreatown?

Thanks Saucequeen, that was actually the one I was thinking of trying first!

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Mapo Kkak Doo Gee
3611 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Dec 27, 2011
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What's the best place to take your picky mom for her birthday?

How about Mike and Anne's in South Pasadena, or maybe Vertical Wine Bistro?

Dec 27, 2011
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Korean food to go in Koreatown?

Is there such a thing as a good Korean takeout restaurant? I'm used to Korean food being a lengthy affair of grilling meat and making stir-fried kimchi rice and such, but since I drive through Koreatown on the way home every night it would be great to pick up a nicely-packaged bibimbap, or some kalbi and panchan. I wouldn't know where to start with a restaurant that has good quality Korean food to go. Easy parking would be good too.

Dec 26, 2011
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Lunch spot for Route 66 tour group between San Bernadino and Pasadena?

I think Clifton's or Philippe would be well worth it for their historical ambiance. Both will accomodate a large group and both are cheap. Clifton's would be more vegetarian-friendly but the sandwiches at Clifton's are probably better than anything at Clifton's. Clifton's is in the process of being remodeled, but if you call ahead, they will let you know if that would pose a problem.

Dec 12, 2011
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pickled everything in Silverlake?

There's also Squirl which offers some preserving classes and sells jam and other preserved things at Proof Bakery in Atwater.
http://sqirlla.com/

Dec 08, 2011
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YXTA closed on Sundays: Need other Mexican recs (btwn downtown & WeHo)!

I would have recommended Playa or Rivera but you said reasonable prices, so...no.
La Parilla probably has the best food of the three you mentioned, not sure if they have a full liquor license though. Food at Barragan's can be ok, it's worth a try. Of the three I would fear El Conquistador the most. Same goes for El Chavo and El Compadre.

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El Chavo
4441 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

El Conquistador Restaurant Bar
665 Glendora Ave, La Puente, CA 91744

Oct 22, 2011
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YXTA closed on Sundays: Need other Mexican recs (btwn downtown & WeHo)!

Try Mas Malo Downtown or Malo in Silver Lake or Loteria in Hollywood. But yeah, strangely it's still not that easy to find edible Mexican food and good margaritas in the same place.
Or for something a little different, maybe Guelaguetza and the new mescal bar? Don't know if it's open on Sunday though.

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Malo
4326 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Mas Malo
515 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

Oct 21, 2011
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Babita-like

What about Lazy Ox or Spice Table downtown?

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The Spice Table
114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Oct 14, 2011
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Echo Park dinner?

The food at Taix hasn't been good for 50 years, if it ever was. Allston is a good choice, also The Park, which now has beer and wine. People seem to like Masa, though it can be slow. If you're going early, Mohawk Bend might not be too crowded yet and certainly has the best beer list in Echo Park and beyond.

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Mohawk Bend
2141 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Sep 29, 2011
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Dinner mit beer twixt Santa Monica and Hollywood?

Definitely Golden State. Their menu isn't large, but the veggie sandwich, salads, and sometimes fish 'n chips specials are all good, plus you'll be fairly close to the theater. Also, Village Idiot would be walking distance. I kind of like their menu designations of "No face" "No legs" "Two legs" and "Four legs." It gets crowded later but is fine around sixish. Haven't been to Steingarten yet.

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Village Idiot
7383 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

The Golden State
426 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Aug 17, 2011
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