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Foundry's AYCE Crawfish Boil...has anyone been??

Tip! U really should have just put all your negative comments into ONE review. Much more helpful that way.

Foundry's AYCE Crawfish Boil...has anyone been??

Music was great! Crawfish was over cooked.

Nawlins Trip Advice

And only uses cornmeal.

Mar 20, 2012
Hershey Bomar in New Orleans

Best Sazerac in New Orleans?

Agreed, Gal's Saz is bright red from too much Peychaud's.

By the way I just ordered this new book "Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes, and Formulas."

Mar 12, 2012
Hershey Bomar in New Orleans

Best Sazerac in New Orleans?

Try FEELINGS. Great sazerac and great bar.

Mar 05, 2012
Hershey Bomar in New Orleans

Brunch: Elizabeth's or Dante's?

Elizabeth's, ugh.

Feb 12, 2012
Hershey Bomar in New Orleans

Cocktails in NOLA

Feelings Cafe is my favorite.

Jan 07, 2012
Hershey Bomar in New Orleans

Best sandwich on a fresh, crusty baguette?!?!?!?!

Lee's Sandwiches so crunchy!

Singaporean Food in LA Anyone?


I had it last week at the Spice Table and it came as dark meat on the bone. I never saw it that way in Singapore. Soooo Wat Dang Moon Lek while Thai was more authentic.

Dogfish Head's 120 min IPA


Winging it in K-Town?

My agenda was to take new friends to new places where we could drink beer, eat spicy wings, and smoke inside. Turns out everyone had their own idea for the night -- but I got exactly what I wanted. Places listed in order of the evening:

1. Beer Belly - We arrived when they opened at 5pm. Super friendly staff. We met Jimmy the owner as we left and sang him our praises. They have a flight of 4 beer's for $8 during happy hour. We liked the wings and the duck fries. Forgot to order a deep fried Oreo. The cleanest place of the night. Not a dive. Just a couple of parking spots -- no fee. You can control the music with your iPhone.

2. Dan Sung Sa (the Kim Jong-il place) - $2 valet parking. It was early, maybe 6:15, and the quietest I've ever seen it. Because it was so quiet we got Carol the gregarious server all to ourselves. We had a bunch of skewers -- gizzards, and other stuff in the chitterlin' territory which some of us liked and I thought was fine. The wings were tasty. The dumbbell's (seaweed noodle things) were amazing. Carol recommended we try a raspberry soju along with our several large bottles of Hite Beer -- the soju was too sweet bit we drank some of it and smuggled the remainder out -- not sure why. Now it sits in my fridge, untouched. Dan Sung Sa feels like a set from MASH. The setting is unique: wood, graffiti, old dented pots and pans.

3. Dwit Gol Mok/DGM - The only new place to me. A short walk from Dan Sung Sa. And where Dan Sung Sa was empty DGM was packed. They have a $2 lot on Berendo. You walk inside an unassuming door with a railing, pass through a dark courtyard, climb several impossibly stained steps and enter a version of Blade Runner. The restaurant is compartmentalized. There is a terrace, and lots of wood. It's dark and smoky. Why? because people are smoking. Not everyone, my friends glared at me, but it felt great to walk inside a bar smoking (just like the old days) but then they started eating (and drinking some new kind of milky carbonated soju -- they forgot to complain). Because the menu is completely in Korea and written on a wooden plank I have no idea what we ordered. The wings were probably the best of the evening and served with a tangy sauce. On of us thought the rice noodle with spicy tofu dish was the best thing he's had in awhile. Seemed like half the place was Korean college girls eating in pairs and wearing sweats -- study break? A couple little kids. We made friends with the couple next to us -- 40 year old acupuncturists -- and I had to drag my friends out the door to OB Bear.

4. OB Bear - Can't remember the walk. Less than ten minutes from DGM. Been here before. The only place with a buzzer on the table AND we sat at the bar. They do in fact serve OB Beer but only in bottles where they have other non-Korean beers and Hite draft. No one wanted food but I ordered wings surreptitiously and when they arrived a few were eaten. These wings were very different from the simple fried ones at DGM and Dan Sung Sa. These are goopy, spicy, and sweet. Sorta like the wings at the place next to Jumbo's Clown room but only not as good (where I think their they only serve them at lunch). The upstairs was closed so the ground floor was very busy. I tried smoking but they laughed and said no. We called a taxi and left for The Brass Monkey.

5. Brass Monkey karaoke bar - Not planned. Our first strong drinks of the night. Someone ordered warm nuts and some one poured ice cubes down the back of my shirt. We forget to order an food. I made it home and the next morning found half an order of OB Bear wings and 3/4 of a bottle of raspberry soju in my fridge.

I can't wait to go back to DGM. Later in the night and with more of an appetite.

Did you know Tigeorges' Haitian Chicken reopened?

No. Not seasoned like that all. Sorta like Pollo A La Brasa.

764 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 387-1531

Pollo A La Brasa
16527 S Vermont Ave, Gardena, CA 90247

Did you know Tigeorges' Haitian Chicken reopened?

Did you know Tigeorges' Haitian Chicken reopened? Bigger and better than ever?

I was saddened to see that the store front below Echo Park had burned in a fire. I wasn't sure it would ever open... Well it did about 10 months ago but it wasn't until I drove by today I saw it was open.

Today my friend and I had the smoky half chicken lunch special. The beans and rice are amazing. So was the the side of plataños fritos that we split. The fried green plantains were especially great when we wrapped it around the avocado wood smoked chicken an added the garlicky Ti Malis Sauce.

The tasty vanilla lemonaide and cafe au lait made from beans grow on his plantation in Haiti were another treat.

This is more of a lunch place and was about half full at 12:30. The owner Georges takes you order and is very proud of his little place.

He told me about an article in the LA Times today that mention him:


TiGeorges' Chicken
307 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Winging it in K-Town?

Yeah, I like OB Bear. It's been awhile. I like you get the waitresses attention by hitting a buzzer on the wall.

Winging it in K-Town?

I asked Jonathan Gold too. He said, "Try Beer Belly. Then hit DGM and Dan Sung Sa. Also: OB Bear!"

I'm thinking LACMA - Beer Belly - Dan Sung Sa - DGM and maybe OB Bear.

Singaporean Food in LA Anyone?

I was in Singapore with some friends last year on Top Chef and acquired a taste for Hainan chicken. After we all got home I brought some Tiger beer too Wat Dang Moon Lek in Silver Lake because they serve a great Hainan chicken and we had a little reunion.


Winging it in K-Town?

Some friends and I had a blast on cinco de mayo in Little Tokyo -- art in the streets, fish tacos, walked the bridge over the LA river, grilled meat at Kokekokko. It all ended with a night cap at a lonely bar. We sampled every thing they had at Kokekokko took hours and several pitchers of beer (eating grilled chicken hearts is sorta like chewing chicken flavored bubble gum). When the wings came last they were so tasty we got our appetite back and had to order more.

Next week we'd like to hit 2 or 3 places in K-Town for wings. Dive-y hidden places, dark and smoky places, where we can eat wings, drink beer, and walk to the next place.

I like BonChon and KyoChon but they don't fit the bill. OB Bear and The Prince sorta do.

What I'm looking for is more places like Dan Sung Sa and Dwit Gol Mok. Any ideas?

Kyochon Chicken
3833 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

360 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

The Prince
3198 W Seventh St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Dan Sung SA
3317 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Little Tokyo Restaurant
150 E Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773

Top Fish Taco's in Silver Lake

I'll check it out. Is that Sundays?

Top Fish Taco's in Silver Lake

I've had the Senor Fish lobster tacos and they are not lobstery either. Maybe the lobster should be grilled and not fried.

Top Fish Taco's in Silver Lake

Yup, except Ricky's is only open for lunch and only a handful of days a week so sometimes you need an alternative.

Top Fish Taco's in Silver Lake

1. Ricky's Fish Tacos
Great guy. Best fish taco's around. Love the salsa's. Lines can get long. Sometimes you handle the cash register and pour your own drink. Just a guy next to a pop up tent.

2. Best Fish Taco Ensenada
1650 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 466-5552
I like doing all the topping myself but they never seem to know what they have run out off. Always losing orders. Fish kinda soggy. It's right up the street from Ricky's so you can easily do a taste test.

3. El 7 Mares
3131 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026-2131
(323) 665-0865 ‎
Crispy fish. Easy parking. Place kinda dirty/ghetto. The first place in the area to serve fish tacos.

4. Tacos Delta
3806 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Cute neighborhood place but my least favorite fish taco. The fish is over cooked. The whole taco is sloppy.

Ricky's Fish Tacos
1400 N Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Royal Sonesta Sunday brunch

Had the Christmas brunch this year. It was very extravagant if that it was you want.

We had early reservations and it was chaos (but sorted its self out pretty quickly). I'd recommend not being a part of the first seating. I had to fight to the head of the line (more like a crowd) and check in. Then wait nearby to hear our named called.

Sep 24, 2011
Hershey Bomar in New Orleans

looking for killer bar food

Everyone seems to like the pizza. I've had the bacon wrapped dates -- how can those not be good?

Visit to Breaux Bridge, LA Labor Day Weekend (4days) - Recommendations

Cool. Looks like a blast!

Sep 04, 2011
Hershey Bomar in New Orleans

Visit to Breaux Bridge, LA Labor Day Weekend (4days) - Recommendations

Bayou Boudin is great but never seems to be open. Call ahead like... tomorrow. Its cabins are also a great place to stay. Take a swamp tour with Butch they will give you his number. Skip his son's tour.

Charlie T's is amazing try the seafood boudin. Mulate's has great live bands. Crawfish USA is terrible. Cafe Des Amis is great. Babineaux's is hardcore but I love it. Last time GF was spooked that animals were arriving to be slaughtered.

The Laura Plantation on the way from NO is a great time!

Aug 31, 2011
Hershey Bomar in New Orleans

Best Fish Taco in Ensenada makes the big time

Funny. BUT I prefer Ricky's down the block.

Good Crab near Pasadena?

Boiling crab (Cajun Asian) has a location near Pasadena. They usually have blue crab just call ahead.

Help! Celiac in NOLA!


Aug 10, 2011
Hershey Bomar in New Orleans

Berlin Currywurst

It's good food, very dog friendly, and the blonde who works lunch is adorable! Check it out. Usually a parking spot in the free lot behind it.

Berlin Currywurst

Connecticut is waaaay better than NY pizza -- but I get your point. BUT they'd be lucky!