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L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Nominations

Y'all may want to add your vote to the voting thread:

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Dommy's picture of the Hanpen Cheese

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Hanpen Cheese. The original Filet O' Fish. Furaibo. Gardena.

l.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Voting


L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Thanks paranoidgarliclover. Preserved lemon is very strong flavor. In the second picture you see the slice of preserved lemon. That slice and another on the other half had marinaded the sandwich enough so when I took them off the sandwich was better balanced. I don't think I had pickle but there were capers.

I'm glad you enjoyed it, I'm over by there about once a month. The last three times I have not considered any other place for lunch.

Connie and Teds

You never grew up in RI or you would know that's what a clam cake is. Personally I am not a huge fan either. I prefer whole Ipswich clams fried but there are people who swear by clam cakes.

L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Nominations


Hamburguesas Punta Cabras in DTLA Soft Open

As you can see I went tonight. I got the single cheeseburger which as you can see did not photograph as well as your double, Offalo. However it was tasty. I also ordered fries with chorizo cheese sauce on the side. They thought it would be better just to make me the dirty fries. The fries reminded me of well done in-n-out fries. Crisp and dry which held up to the very wet toppings.

I'll be back for those things and to try the rest of the menu. Though I wish they had a Fish Sandwich for DotM, but alas, it was not to be.

Hamburguesas Punta Cabras in DTLA Soft Open

Note: there is an old sign on the building. It's called Mai Mexican Kitchen.

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Cornmeal crusted prawn sandwich from Paninoteca w/preserved lemon, spicy aoli and lettuce and tomato. It's on special for $15 with their hand made chips. It was the bomb.

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

It's a semi-aquadic reptile. Personally I wouldn't put it in the seafood category, mostly because it tastes like "chicken" ;-)

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Yes, one layer. It was an interesting sandwich.

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Sardine Bánh Mí from Hero Shop LA at 6th and Los Angeles. Pretty good, it needed Sriracha and was messy since the ingredients were oversized by the bread. However since Sardines are strong flavored, the taste profile worked. I'll need to try other things on their menu to get a better sense of the place.

visiting LA from SF

As a side note: Big Blue Bus now accepts cash value from Metro's TAP Card which makes it easier to use.

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

We went to Preux & Proper last night and had the Lobster Po-Roll. The bread was good, denser than Orleans & York. It was nicely toasted. The dressing was a spicy remulade which was creamy but didn't have a kick. It was garnished with avocado and had a side of thickened Frank's RedHot which if you added more than a little it overwhelmed the dish. My big nitpick is, the lobster meat was shredded like you would find in a crab salad. If the lobster were in recognizable chunks I would have been very happy with this. $18.99 with no sides.

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

This sandwich had so much promise. I went to Fisherman's Outlet and got their fish sandwich today. It was 12:45 and the lunch rush was still on. The sandwich came out in less than 2 minutes wrapped in tin foil. The fillets were good and fresh and I guess they were just cranking the breaded filets out. Same deal with the french fries were good and fresh. The accoutrements come on the side so that you could put them on yourself to your liking. The problem came with the bread, which was horrible. They use their garlic bread. It was greasy, stale and chewy in a bad way. I guess they can't prep it in a way which would taste better when they want to do the volume they do. FYI: It was $7.99

Where can I find Heavenly Hash ice cream

Heavenly Hash has both chocolate and vanilla ice creams, marshmallow swirls almonds and dark chocolate chunks.

Rocky Road is chocolate ice cream with mini marshmallows, pecans and sometimes chocolate chips

Can't find a certain Ben and Jerry's flavor! Help?

Following new releases from Ben & Jerry's some of their existing lineup will be sent to the Flavor Graveyard to help make room. 5 total flavors didn't make the cut: Late Night Snack, Chocolate Nougat Crunch, Imagine Whirled Peace, Willie Nelson's Country Peach Cobbler, Peanut Brittle.

Los Angeles Lenten Fish Fry

Unfortunately the Man who ran the Fabulous Fish fry at Holy Spirit Catholic Church On Pico and Dunsmuir is very ill and there was no one to step up to take the reigns. Holy Spirit has a sister church which is St Mary Magdalen which does have a fish fry Fridays from 4-8. It's located at Olympic and S Corning which is 1 block west of La Cienega.

We have noticed that the Church of the Transfiguration on MLK near Leimert BL has a big sign promoting their fish fry. Fridays 4-8

We've been told there is a good one at the Knights of Columbus #3744 in Playa del Rey

If you try any of these, please report back.

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting


If you're not Catholic and in SoCal trying to find something worthwhile hearing others talk about what they have to give up during Lent

In SoCal the FoF is $1.79

Feb 22, 2015
Mattapoisett in LA in Chains

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

Went to Chicken and Monkey Cafe on Palms at National for lunch. They have a breakfast burger and they serve Breakfast all day. It's called ENJOY GUYS! Its a Prime Angus Beef Burger with Applewood Smoked Bacon, Hash Browns, a Fried Egg, Provolone, Red onion, Avocado and Dijon Aioli on a Brioche Bun. it was 7.95. The meat was char grilled and done Medium Rare without asking.

It was a bit messy and very tasty.

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Nominations

Since it's lent

How are my choices?

I'm glad to hear that Cod is now a choice since the Swai was not to my or Dommy's Taste. I may have to try them again.

Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

Remember you can take the Amtrak Cascades, a mostly higher speed train, from PDX to Vancouver BC to get your fix of Chinese food. [don't confuse it with Vancouver, WA. also on the route] Dommy and I did it for our Honeymoon and the scenery was fabulous. Plus I would love to hear you comparison of SVG vs VBC Chinese food.

Zam Zam market closing in Culver City

Kruang Tedd is a Thai Place on Hollywood BL there isn't Biryiani on the menu. Or did you mean someplace else?

Zam Zam market closing in Culver City

From Their Facebook Feed:
Zam Zam Market
7 hrs ·

Hello Folks, Sorry If we have not been able to get back to your messages. We are now working on a new location. Details will be released soon. Please stay posted. We hope to restart our business very soon and See you all. Thank you all and I hope you have a great rest of your night! Cheers


And more that 3x as good as Costco. Hopefully they will move into the newly expanded space next door soon.

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

I come from the south shore of Mass and while I agree with you about the temp here, my wife, who is an native Angelina, thinks it's freezing. There are all types here.

ISO Friday Night Fish Fry

I'd agree with staring at Mel's. Alex Fish Market is closed for the time being, there was a fire. It's expected to open at some point. Near by is a place Dommy really likes which is Kings Louisiana Seafood at Denker and MLK across from the police station.