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L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- POTATOES

Since Dommy was working late, I went over to the edge of Chinatown last night to try the offerings at House of Bao. Unfortunately, they were closed for the evening not open again until tonight. Still hungry, I went next-door to Lobsta Shack, to get something to eat. Having had their Lobster roll and chowder I went with their Fried Shrimp PoBoy and Bisque. The sandwich came with a basket of fries which unbeknownst to me were truffle fries. Normally I try to avoid anything with the word truffle in it since most of the time cooks tend use truffle oil and it hit you over the head with the powerful smell of truffles. Also, I once accidentally used 1/4 cup of truffle oil in a recipe which called for olive oil. But these were perfectly crisp and tender in the center shoestring french fries. And they had an ever so slight hint of truffles to them. When asked about them they said they did not use truffle oil they shaved truffles and marinate them in salt and then dust the fries with the truffle salt. These are what truffles fries should be. I will also note that The shrimp for the "po boy" we're also perfectly fried so if someone there has a very deft to hand at the fryer. I would contend that these fries are worth going a bit out of your way to have. My only issue with the "Po boy" is that it was served in a New England style hot dog bun and a little hard to eat. And to my taste buds their bisque was decent, but I like their chowder better.

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


Looking for the best pizza in Pasadena

Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana Pasadena I think they have GF Options but double check

625 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 765-9550

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Sort of. It was a natural casing but since the dog was so dense the snap didn't quite work as it should.

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

An overcooked, but generally a good natural casing dog.

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Dense and Beefy is the only way I know how to describe it. While those are generally good things, this is not my favorite dog. I Suspect however, many will like it better than I.

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Bel Campo

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Brooklyn Dodger Dog.

SE Mass: New Bedford, Fall River, Fairhaven, Westport...nearby RI

My wife and I are traveling back this weekend just for this. I haven't been since I was a kid. Any vendors to recommend? Any specific foods to seek out? I also want to thank every one who has contributed to this thread. It gives us a lot of places to check out.

Take care,

- P.

Grand Central Market - hours warning

Unfortunately it's a self fulfilling prophecy. When it first opened late. The were a lot more vendors open, though not all. However, over time some closed since the crowds weren't there. Tho only way to get the other vendors to open is for more people to show up and buy things.

July is National Hot Dog & Sausage Month

Did you try the "New" Brooklyn Natural Casing Dog?

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

I'd like to echo JL and thank Nosh for taking this on. FYI this feature was introduced to us by the Chow powers that be as neighborhood of the month. There was significant consensus at the time that the folks in LA would prefer dish of the month because LA is so spread out as Nosh has mentioned. I was the one to nominate K-town cause I kinda like the NOTM idea better and I think switching it up every once in a while is a good thing. So Nominate GCM or even DTLA and see what comes of it. I'll definitely vote for it.

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


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

While I find Eater LA helpful, I don't find it to be the "be all and end all of food info in LA". I'd like to see what my fellow hounds come up with.

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

I second SKEWERS, because Dommy! would want me to.

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


Freshly made sesame oil in Koreatown?

In case anyone was wondering what the bottle looked like, I bought some today. It's $20 for 18 oz of the Black Sesame and I think $17 for the Regular Sesame

BRUNCH/LUNCH FOR SIX in DTLA before a visit to the Natural History Museum

Very good options near the museum.

Bacaro LA

Nature's Brew

"Dynamite" sandwiches in RI? Where can i try one?

Yoshinoya’s New Eel Dish to be Its Most Expensive Ever

May 31, 2015
Mattapoisett in LA in Chains

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


LA Vacation in July - Critique my choices!

For upscale Mexican near the Westside, consider Mexicano in the Baldwin Hills Plaza. This is a fairly new restaurant opened by Jaime and Ramiro of La Cacita Mexicana fame. They are slowly trying to expand people's ideas of what Mexican food is. They do a really great job with what is on the menu. Also the bar is great.

Bucato - any visits since Chef Funke's sudden departure?

We tried to go last night but they wouldn't take a reservation for 12 people. I've never been so I don't know if they have a way to accommodate a group that big.

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

Yes, it's such a traumatic experience disagreeing with my wife that I didn't capitalize SOFT SHELL CRABS. or in reality I was dictating to my IPhone cause I'm lazy.

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

I'm going to disagree with my wife. Since it's soft shell crab season, I think we should go for that.

Is Surfas going away?

They may have, but I'm there frequently for weekend lunch runs to the cafe and I hadn't noticed it.

Is Surfas going away?

It'll move when it's lease runs out in 2 years.

No Corkage on Westside

Sorry. When I checked Yelp it said 10 pm but that was referring to Friday and Saturday nights when they are open that late.

No Corkage on Westside

Del Rey Kitchen meets all of your criteria. 12740 Culver Blvd, Ste B, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Lunch in Venice area....?

There is Casual and then there's El Huarique. I agree it's great, but I will give a heads up to the OP: it's a literal hole in the wall with no seating. Get you order and head out to the Beach and Enjoy!