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Los Angeles Dish of the Month, May 2014, Nominations

DTLA

about 14 hours ago
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Los Angeles Dish of the Month, May 2014, Nominations

TOFU

about 16 hours ago
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Any Hound Reports @ Jose Chiquito at the Grand Central Market?

Ana Maria's in Grand Central Market

about 22 hours ago
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Hiatus BBQ???

It just replaced Mondo Taco which left for the Westside. a month or so ago.

Apr 18, 2014
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Faith and Flower - omg sooo good

Thanks We'll have to check it out

Apr 17, 2014
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Faith and Flower - omg sooo good

There is a disconnect between your reports and what is on the lunch menu online. The Jidori Hen is listed at $19 and the ragout is $16

Was there a special of some sort?

http://faithandflowerla.com/lunch/

Apr 16, 2014
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Where to buy small (school-size) milk cartons?

D'Angelos is a New England Based chain and Hood is a New England Based Dairy. So they wouldn't be around here.

Apr 16, 2014
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Belcampo Cheeseburger

At the moment they do not have enough rail cars to sustain the new service to SM and Azusa [Gold Line Extension]. Those new cars will be starting to come on line in 2016

Apr 13, 2014
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Belcampo Cheeseburger

The Expo line will be making it to 4th and Colorado by early 2016

Apr 13, 2014
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Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

A co-worker's son loves the Pastrami for what its worth. Since they source their meat from Dietz and Watson I presume their pastrami comes from there. It won't be a Langer's type experience, but decent nonetheless.

Apr 13, 2014
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CHOW MEIN - not Lo Mein!!

You think the OP is speaking Chinese. The OP is speaking 'Merican

Apr 07, 2014
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Downtown suggestions?

One heads up about Bäco. There are 2 Strong consensuses on the board about it. One absolutely loves it and The other absolutely despises it. Before you make Bäco your choice, do a little more research to see if it might be for you.

Apr 06, 2014
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Roy Choi's POT

Just remember it's right across th street from Metro's Wilshire/Normandie station, if you don't mind that sort of thing.

Apr 06, 2014
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Best PoBoy?

304 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 289-4160

Apr 01, 2014
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Belcampo Cheeseburger

Might be Valerie Confection

Mar 27, 2014
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Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

It's Red Rooster vinegary hot sauce and either Parkay or butter. In-house they call it crack sauce and we'd agree. It's not all that hot in the grand scheme of things.

Mar 26, 2014
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Los Angeles Dish of the Month, April 2014, Voting

WILD MUSHROOMS

Mar 26, 2014
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Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

Here''s the photo of the veggie muffuletta and of their stash of flour & rice to prove things are made in house.

Mar 25, 2014
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Los Angeles Dish of the Month (April 2014) - Nominations

SHELLFISH
WILD MUSHROOMS
FAVA BEANS

Mar 24, 2014
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Los Angeles Dish of the Month (April 2014) - Nominations

SGV

Mar 23, 2014
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Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

I was heading down Florence to pick Dommy up at LAX when I saw it out of the corner of my eye. We went back to confirm. As of now the Yelp address is wrong. It's in a bigger and well kept shopping center at 400 E Florence Ave in Inglewood. which is a couple of blocks east of La Brea. Plus it's very near the Forum and kind of near LAX.

According to the folks cleaning up, they said its open til 9pm which is an hour later then the Slauson location. but call to confirm.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/orleans-and-y...

Mar 19, 2014
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Date Shakes

No whip cream and the rest of the menu is very diet friendly.

5462 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Mar 19, 2014
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Date Shakes

The have it. It's full of dates but they don't have a Vitamix that would distribute them better. And I think they put soy milk in my order instead of cow milk which is an option so it had a bit of an off flavor. I'll go back because the food bar there looked very good and I hope I can get there and back on my bike for my lunch break.

Mar 19, 2014
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Date Shakes

Go Veggie, next to what use to be Marina Farms, used to have a really good one but then Marina Farms burned down and I haven't been back since. I saw a menu on Yelp that didn't show it but Ill have to go back and confirm one way or another.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/73060

Mar 18, 2014
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PIE - LA Dish of the Month (March 2014)

I'm working on it, and trying to go off the beaten path.

Mar 18, 2014
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PIE - LA Dish of the Month (March 2014)

Dirtywextraolives when you get to Ella's please report back. I talked to Bill Esparza and he said to note that Ella's frequently has off menu specials on the weekends. Something to think about.

Mar 18, 2014
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PIE - LA Dish of the Month (March 2014)

So for todays Pie of the Month trek, I went to Jamaica. Well, not really but the next best places. I was in search of meat and veggie patties and was led to Front Page and Stone's Groceries & Market.

Front Page is in a strip mall at the corner of Florence and Manchester near LAX. It's a nice layout. You order at the counter and they take it to you. I ordered the a beef, a chicken and a Veggie for $3 each. I am always fearful of ordering patties, hoping they haven't been sitting under heat lamps for hours. At Front Page individually wrapped in parchment and served hot. The crust was tender the filling was a bit spicy with a real hit of ginger. The filling was very moist. I really liked the chicken since the spicing asserted itself against the chicken. Same with the veggie. The beef was my least favorite since the beef overwhelmed the spicing. A little of the vinegary hot sauce from the table did help a bit.

From there I went over to Crenshaw and the railroad tracks (67th) to Stone's Grocery and Market. The main building on the lot is the grocery and the smaller almost shack like place is where they cook and serve. These patties were under the heat lamps but still fresh. At $2 each I again got one of each a bit of confusion led to a 4th added to my order. Their crust had more of a bite to it, which i liked and the filling for the meat ones was more of a paste like consistency. In fact when I broke them open, I couldn't tell the chicken and beef apart by looks. The spicing was more mild than Front Page but it was more like comfort food to me. In many ways I liked it better than Front Page. The stand out was the Veggie since they cut up the greens, onions and carrots much better than Front Page.

If their were patties I would seek and get, it would be Front Page's Chicken and Stone's Veggie. But I wouldn't go wrong getting the other ones as well. I will have to go back and try some of the stews. since I was there early, I was seeing the trickle of folks starting the lunch rush and what they ordered looked and smelled great.

Front Page Jamaican Grille
1117 W Manchester Blvd, Ste C,
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 216-9521
http://www.frontpagejamaicangrille.com/

Stone's Grocery & Market
6700 Crenshaw Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 751-5526

Mar 18, 2014
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Loreto's Home of the Fried Turkey ???????????

I posted about their fried turkey sandwiches in another thread but I don't think Ive been there and I can't seem to remember where I sourced that recommendation.

Mar 17, 2014
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PIE - LA Dish of the Month (March 2014)

Todays pie journey brought me to Ella's Belizean on Western near MLK. I went there because I was intrigued by a Bill Esparza article in the LATimes on Little Belize http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/...

I primarily went there to try the Salbutes, the Beliziean version of a Yucatecan dish which Dommy's Abuelita showed me how to make but I never got the hang of before she passed away a few years ago.

Bill mentioned that Ella's is more of a Snack Shack. they had on their menu a few little things like Conch Fritters and Garnaches But I was drawn to the Panades a fried masa hand pie with a little tuna inside. They cook them fresh and it takes about 10 minutes and it is well worth the wait. Asked for a side of pickled habanero and onion cordito they have and add a little bit in a split open one. it is delicious!

Even though this is Pie month I had to Include a photo of the Salbutes, which while different was on par with Abuelita's.

Ella's Belizean Restaurant
3957 S. Western Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90062
(323) 737-5050.
Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday to Saturday.
Cash only.

Mar 17, 2014
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PIE - LA Dish of the Month (March 2014)

I should have put all of the Addresses in.

Grand Casino Bakery & Café
www.grandcasinobakery.com
3826 Main St,
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 202-6969

Swadesh
4153 W 3rd St,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 386-7799

Deshi Food & Groceries
3723 W 3rd St,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 389-9644

Joan & Sisters Restaurant
3709 S Western Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 735-8952

Morfia's Ribs & Pies
www.morfiasribsandpies.com/
4077 Lincoln Blvd,
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 821-6939

Mar 14, 2014
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