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Sunday Night - Beverly Hills / Santa Monica / West LA / Culver City - TAKE OUT

Also the fried chicken sand at Honor Bar travels well.

about 24 hours ago
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

Next time I am at the Stinking Rose I will be sure to buy you a drink.

1 day ago
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Sunday Night - Beverly Hills / Santa Monica / West LA / Culver City - TAKE OUT

Da Pasquale is family owned and operated. Dad is the host moma is the chef and the kids man the bar. Nice, nice people. Bread is really good there too.

1 day ago
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Sunday Night - Beverly Hills / Santa Monica / West LA / Culver City - TAKE OUT

Both good choices. Both are good to dine in as well as take out. Da Pasquale has good pastas. Also good roast chicken and as a special lamb shank. Both have full bars as well.

1 day ago
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

I think Tony was referring to Petrillo's in San Gabriel, not Barone's.

1 day ago
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Sunday Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch in Westwood

Agree. Still think the pool at the W is more fun.

Jul 21, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Sunday Night - Beverly Hills / Santa Monica / West LA / Culver City - TAKE OUT

Shamshari Grill
Frida
Pannini Cafe
Fried Chicken Sand at Honor Bar
Le CHine Wok

Lower end: El Pollo Loco or Chipoltle

Jul 20, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Sunday Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch in Westwood

Sit poolside at the W Hotel.

Jul 20, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area
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Fresh Clams/Oysters?

Cafe Zulu

Jul 18, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Nice place that's easy access from Encino?

Minstral is very nice. The Brentwood is just off the 405 and is good and fun

Jul 18, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

Actually, it is not heavy at all. Try it again and if you dont like it Kevin will pay for it.

Jul 16, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Restaurants to take my agents near Wilshire/Fairfax

AOC is a good choice. Dont like Fig and Olive horrible service.

Jul 16, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

If you cant have La Barbaras, Baronies is my fall back. If you go for alternative, then smoked salmon pizza or duck saussage at Spago is great as it the pork cheek at Sotto. Love clam pizza, but cant find one any more.

Jul 14, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Romantic Restaurant in west LA?

Sams at the Beach is a good choice.

Jul 11, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Romantic Restaurant in west LA?

Capo would be perfect

Jul 10, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area
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romantic sushi restaurant in bev hills?!

Sushi Sushi is outstanding though not particularly romantic. Kiyokawa serves fake crab rolls and is below average. I have heard good things recently about Yojisan. Have not dined there but the room is pretty. Cant go wrong with Nobu or Matsuhisa.

Jul 10, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?

Mistral on Ventura near Woodman is really good. Was there for the first time yesterday for lunch.

Jul 10, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Best Eye Candy Staff in town

He broke parole in short order.

Jul 10, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

He was exiled for using bad words.

Jul 10, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

Kevin is a good guy, he is kein'ing missed. There are other posts that use vulgarity (not my style) but the powers that be seem to have singled him out. Now probably me.

Jul 09, 2014
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Best Ice Cream Parlor in LA (like Farrells used to be)

While not really a parlor setting, Saffron & Rose on Westwood is really really good.

Jul 08, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Best Eye Candy Staff in town

That is the only redeeming feature at Villa Blanca. Katsuya in Brentwood is another choice.

Jul 08, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Fun upbeat restaurants in Beverly Hills?

I have not dined there so I dont know, but I have been in and talked to the waitstaff, fun does not seem what they are going for.

Jul 05, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Best ice cream bar is at the Costco food court

Not even Balboa Bars? Can you get sprinkles?

Jul 04, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

Had the fried chicken at Beverly Glen Deli. It was ok but no Kevin'ing better than Ralphs and was $16. In fairness, I did not have high expectations.

Jul 04, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Fun upbeat restaurants in Beverly Hills?

Il Fico is pretty good.

I would go:

Dan Tanas
Mastroes
Eveleigh
Spago - Do the bar menu and sit near the patio
Nic's Martini Bar - food is ok but the scene is fun
Bazaar
AOC

Jul 03, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

"The top 13 places for fried chicken in LA, as chosen by 8 LA food writers" - Yes, it is a list, don't click on it if you don't want to!

Recently had AOC - Very good
Bouchon - Good but way overpriced
Love the Brenwood
Used to love Ivy fried chicken but they have apparently become Kevin'ing a holes

Jul 02, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

Sunset Blvd

Eveleigh is a fun venue for small plates and drinks.

Jun 30, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, July 2014 -- Voting

FRIED CHICKEN

Jun 29, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area

IVY ROBERTSON - OVER IT

So as to be fair, the newbie host did not say ok. Her smile, body language etc indicated that she understood and wanted to be accommodating. She did not utter "ok", I dont think she uttered a word the whole time, but seemed embarrassed. All in all however, I had a great meal at AOC and as food goes, I do like Ivy, but AOC Is much better food (and the patio is as nice it its own right).

As for the GM, normally, I would call or send a note, but my wife and several friends will likely force me back and I dont want it to be uncomfortable. I did not originally mention that my colleague made the reservation so it was not tracked under my name. Ivy has a pretty good computer system and they make note about their patrons (which is usually a good thing). Anyway getting to vent here is quite therapeutic.

Jun 25, 2014
Thor123 in Los Angeles Area