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Whatever happened to Grace 2.0?

His new restaurant is called Redbird and is still a work in progress. Looks like it is still chugging along slowly.

Aug 06, 2014
kelviny in Los Angeles Area

Animal's disregard

I don't even... what? What was the point of this post? You want them to call and confirm with you...

Apr 21, 2013
kelviny in Los Angeles Area

Has anyone seen dragonfruit in or near The Valley

If you're going to find it, there's no better place than the ones you listed. I saw some dragonfruit at the Ranch 99 down in San Diego this week.

Apr 16, 2013
kelviny in Los Angeles Area

Lunch Specials

Jean-Georges - 3 star Michelin food for $38 lunch prix fixe price. Can't beat that.

Apr 03, 2013
kelviny in Manhattan

SF Hound Coming To LA Next Week 18th-20th - Input Needed

Bay Area native here. Hopefully I can offer some insight on what to get in LA that SF doesn't offer.

- Son of a Gun is an excellent choice, but if you also want to go to Animal for dinner I'd maybe consider just doing Animal. It is quite great though so you really can't go wrong either way. They have communal tables for walk-ins.
- SF is not lacking in good Chinese food (dim sum included) so I would replace that with Korean food for LA.
- I still stand by Daikokuya as my favorite ramen in LA, but you could do a lot worse than Tsujita.

- I highly recommend driving down to Manhattan Beach and having dinner at Manhattan Beach Post. They have plenty of communal tables set aside for walk-ins.
- Animal is an excellent choice and a good representation of what the LA restaurant scene is about. The bar is set aside for walk-ins.

Mar 18, 2013
kelviny in Los Angeles Area

EMP reservation question

Thank you! That was very helpful =]

Jan 10, 2013
kelviny in Manhattan

EMP reservation question

I will be visiting New York in March and one of my priorities is dining at EMP. I want to make sure that don't mess up and end up missing out on a reservation! I know that their website states the they take reservations 28 days in advance. I'm unsure of if they are counting the day you can start reserving in the 28 days or not.

If I want to reserve for dinner on March 27th, am I calling/checking OpenTable at 9 AM EST on February 27th or 28th?
When calling, do you automatically get put on hold in a queue or do you have to keep calling until you get through?

Sorry for all the paranoid questions!

Jan 10, 2013
kelviny in Manhattan

Survey of LA Hounds

1. The Bazaar - Mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
2. The Boba Truck
3. MB Post, Animal
4. Red Medicine, Tar & Roses, Osteria Mozza, Ink, Melisse

Sep 12, 2012
kelviny in Los Angeles Area

Son of a Gun must orders?

I tried the three things most people say to get: fried chicken sandwich, lobster roll, and shrimp toast. None of them hold a candle to the smoked steelhead roe and maple cream dish. GET IT!

Jun 22, 2012
kelviny in Los Angeles Area

Sea Harbour - overrated and I sure don't like being insulted by waiters...

Can we please just let this thread die? Bad service at a Chinese restaurant? In other news the sky is blue. Calm down, eat your food, and don't expect service.

Jun 14, 2012
kelviny in Los Angeles Area

Epic dinner in LA?

For a dinner that I believe best represents the current LA restaurant scene, I have to recommend Animal or Manhattan Beach Post.

Casual LA food is all about Mexican, Korean, and Chinese (if you're willing to travel to SGV). Since you're from SD I suppose you can skip the Mexican. I'd suggest searching around this forum. There are plenty of threads detailing the best cheap eats in LA.

Jun 07, 2012
kelviny in Los Angeles Area

It's DineLA Time Again: 1/22-27/12; 1/29-2/3/12

I'm trying to decide between dinner at Craft, AOC, or Lucques. Anyone have any thoughts on those?

Jan 11, 2012
kelviny in Los Angeles Area