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Pub to sample California Microbrews

Wow guys.. thanks for all the suggestions. My mainn focus is to sample local beers idealy from SF and around. I am spending some time in LA which I will be on the look out for local beer as well...I'm not looking to sample beer from Vermont , Oregon, Europe etc...Californian Microbrew is what I want. So looks like Toronado and Hogs and on the list and I might have to convince my wife to visit both. As always, thanks for all the help!

about 3 hours ago
Ottfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Pub to sample California Microbrews

shouldn't be a problem taking off for a couple of hours...I will think about it.

1 day ago
Ottfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Pub to sample California Microbrews

Awesome will take your word on that...list looks good.

1 day ago
Ottfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Pub to sample California Microbrews

great, is Hog's worth the trek? wife is only giving me 1 shot at visiting one of these spots so I want to make sure I get to visit the best place.

1 day ago
Ottfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Pub to sample California Microbrews

Hey guys, visiting SF in September and I would like to know what Pub/Restaurant to visit that offers the best selection of Local brews?

Cheers!

1 day ago
Ottfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

i met locals by asking people from Toronto on this board. lol

Jul 07, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

Visiting San Francisco with baby

Ok great!

Jul 07, 2014
Ottfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

Visiting San Francisco with baby

wow...nice list. thanks!

Jul 07, 2014
Ottfoodie in San Francisco Bay Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

Alright, I've decided to stay in the Wilshire Central LA area.

I think my itinerary is pretty solid at this point. Thanks for all the help guys!

Wednesday: (Hollywood)
Lunch: Guerilla Tacos (6114 Washington Blvd, Culver City)
Mid-day bite: Ricky fish taco (1400 N Virgil Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027)
Dinner: Animal (435 N Fairfax Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Dessert: Red Medicine (8400 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211)

Thursday: (Santa Monica)
Lunch: Shunji (12244 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064)
Mid-day bite: Kogi (11499 W. Olympic Blvd., 90025)
Dinner: Rustic Canyon or T&C (1119 Wilshire Blvd Santa Monica, CA 90401)

Friday: (Central LA/ Koreantown)
GCM: (317 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90013)
Lunch: Gualaguetza (3014 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90006)
Chichen Itza (3655 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90007)
Dinner: Parks BBQ (955 S Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90006)
Saturday: Pann's and Randy`s Donut
Maybe Guerilla Tacos (826 E 3rd St, Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles)

Jul 07, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area
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2 days in LA Mid-City area

ok great.

Jul 07, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

Got it...I have yet to book my Hotel but was looking at the hotels close to the 101 so east. Id like to know know from you guys, where would it be best area for me to stay in LA considering my itinerary? including having a car? Its a big city and I still cant get my head around where I should stay...

Jul 06, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

Will do!

Jul 06, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

I know a little bit about Toronto food scene...Bar Isabel is the big thing right now in TO so get resos there... Lots of amazing restaurants to research for however maybe asking the locals would be ideal. last time I was in Toronto I had some fabulous meals at Guu Izakaya, Banh Mi Boys, Beast, Burger Priest. Cheers.

Jul 06, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

ok...im confused, will the Guerilla truck be there on Wednesday or in DTLA?

Jul 06, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

I plan on chasing the Kogi truck...hopefully twitter is reliable to find the truck. Alibi room seems nice less hassle but not sure if they will let me in with a 5 month old baby.

Jul 06, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

Thanks...looks good. I will consider your suggestion.

Jul 06, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

hopefully I make it on time but after seeing your recent post. It is a must I go! lol So many interesting combinations of tacos. Amazing. Ill go the next day or Saturday like you mentioned. Breakfast is included at the hotel.
I like the idea of going to the GCM on Saturday morning and grabbing lunch maybe there...Belcampo? Any mid-day bite recommendation for Friday?

Im thinking of RM for cocktail after dinner at Animal.

I don`t the diners style breakfast/lunch at Panns but the wife is not in favour.

Jul 06, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

Sounds like a plan...thank you so much for being good help. I heard good things about Guerrilla Tacos from a friend that was just in LA. I will make the switch.

My flight arrives around 11am in LAX so I should have time to get there in time?

ok, revised Itinerary:

Wednesday: (Hollywood)
Lunch: Guerrila Tacos
Mid day bite: Ricky fish taco
Dinner: Animal / Red Medicine

Thursday: (Santa Monica)
Lunch: Shunji
Mid day bite: Kogi
Dinner: Rustic Canyon or T&C

Friday: Central LA/ Koreantown
Lunch: Gualaguetza or Chichen Itza + Grand Central market
Dinner: Parks BBQ

Saturday: Lunch Panns + Randys donuts for the family in Montreal. ;)

Ive been to In & out burger multiple times from past trip to the US. I will skip this time since LA has so much to offer but thanks for the suggestion.

Jul 05, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

Wednesday: (Hollywood)

Lunch: Shunji (On the way from LAX to Hollywood)

Mid day bite: Ricky fish taco

Dinner: Animal / Red Medicine

Thursday: (Santa Monica)

Lunch: Punta Cabras

Mid day bite: Kogi

Dinner: Rustic Canyon or T&C

Friday: Central LA/ Koreantown

Lunch: Gualaguetza or Chichen Itza + Grand Central Market

Dinner: Parks BBQ

Late night: Suggestions?

Saturday: Any suggestions? Flight leaves early after-noon

Jul 05, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

I will go over the T&R/RC menu and choose what suits of taste and interest.

Jul 05, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

I looked-up Red Medicine and it looks like an interesting Vietnamese restaurant.

Toque is definitely one of Montreal`s finest restaurant and we always experienced very good meals.

Jul 05, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

Sorry for the confusion...I will take your
word and substitute Ricky for Punta Cabras.

Yes, my idea is to drop by Shunji on my way from LAX. Not going back to Ricky's that day. Like you said zizzaging would be the case.

Just realized
realized that Central Market only starts on Thursday so I guess Ill go to Koreatown on Wednesday night and do my Hollywood day on Friday instead of Wednesday

Any interesting place around town I should visit since I'll have a car and not run into massive traffic? My flight leaves early afternoon on the Saturday which gives me a long morning to visit around.

Again, thanks for all the help guys! Merci!

Jul 04, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

My itinerary starting to look very good!

Thursday:
Santa Monica:

Lunch:
Shunji Sushi

Mid-day bite:
Ricky’s Taco

Dinner:
Rustic Canyon

Wednesday:
Hollywood

Lunch :
Grand Central Market

Dinner :
Animal

Friday:
Koreatown / Central LA

Lunch:
Gualaguetza or Chichen Itza

Dinner: Parks BBQ

What you guys think? looks good to me!

Jul 04, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area
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2 days in LA Mid-City area

Great suggestions for Mexican food...Cheers.

Jul 04, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

I also heard of Mexicali...sounds good.

Jul 04, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

Great, I though Market was only open on Sundays...I will definitely drop by.

Thanks...I will do that...mid after-noon snack.

Jul 04, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

Wow...thank you so much for the suggestions. Californian cuisine is a must while i'm in LA. I am already replacing Petty Cash but maybe considering going to Guelaguetza
and Chichen Itza both were suggested. Since I have a car I will consider both.

Jul 04, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area
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2 days in LA Mid-City area

Regarding Kogi...all depends if im in the area. I am planning to go to Koreatown... guess ill get good Korea food there anyway.

Not too late max 10pm, we have a 3 month old baby with us but it doesn't stop us from going out. We are the backpacker style. She follows us everywhere! Easy baby so far ;)

We are not looking to blow our budget but I have to take in account that some restaurant will not let us in with a baby. It's tricky to choose a high end restaurant when bringing a baby. Connie & Ted seems like a good place for us. Providence looks amazing too but might be to high end with a baby.

Farm-to-table is a great suggestion. I was in Austin last November and my Farm-to-table experiences were fabulous! ill definitely check Gjelina. Too bad I have so limited time!

Jul 04, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

We love Markets!

We are staying in the Hollywood / Gower area but we have a car so anything around that area (less than 30 minute drive)

Jul 04, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area

2 days in LA Mid-City area

I might then rent a car for the day to buzz around Samo?

I have the feeling that a taxi ride from LAX to Hollywood and back + Metro, Bus will probably cost me more money than renting a car for 3 days.

Jul 04, 2014
Ottfoodie in Los Angeles Area