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If Michelin returned to LA this year, which restaurants do you personally feel would get stars in the 2015 LA Michelin Guide?

and only then

about 20 hours ago
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Drew Barrymore at Ocean Seafood in Chinatown

Hakkasan

about 24 hours ago
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13 Best Sausages In LA

Hardy's Best BBQ does really good sausages.

about 24 hours ago
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What's your favorite guilty pleasure dish and joint in LA ??????

:) The price and the gluttonous portions! Yamakase was last years choice.

1 day ago
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Los Angeles Dish of the Month, May 2014, Nominations

LAMB

1 day ago
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What's your favorite guilty pleasure dish and joint in LA ??????

Recently added: Tomahawk pork chop at Chi Spacca

Apr 21, 2014
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A highly opinionated old Jewish man is taking us out to Yang Chow (Chinatown)

Certainly not the same thing as if an old Catholic woman was treating.

Apr 17, 2014
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Birthday cake, good place to order?

I do remember. Great macadamia nut ice cream as well. Especially nice when you can charge it to the room and dad is treating!...but I digress.

Apr 17, 2014
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Chi Spacca - Favorite

I would say that 1/2 of the tomahawk is about the size of the full Sotto porterhouse pork chop (which is huge). I am a vocal fan of Sotto, but Chi Spacca tomahawk is better and both are better than Salt's Cure IMO (which is its self a very nice chop).

Apr 17, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

Steamed clams at the Galley. Mussels at Il Piccolino.

Apr 17, 2014
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Chi Spacca - Favorite

Medium rare, a bit toward the medium side. Really perfect.

Apr 17, 2014
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Birthday cake, good place to order?

Its the best. Reminds me of the Kahala in Hawaii many years ago.

Apr 17, 2014
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Dinner after LACMA

+1 on Plan Check. Great fried chicken. Good bar.

Apr 17, 2014
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Restaurants with private rooms in West LA

Agree. The food has improved as well.

Apr 17, 2014
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Birthday cake, good place to order?

+3 great coconut cake.

Apr 17, 2014
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LA Weekly 20 Best Restaurants in LA. I know "Not another list"

We should never have got started with the Stinking Rose.

Apr 16, 2014
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Chi Spacca - Favorite

I would not be able to finish it myself. I was with my buddy and he treated. The cured meat assortment was almost a meal by itself. It is expensive, but soooo gooood. The portions we had were for (at least two). So the chop was $40 each, the platter $12 each and the salad $6 each. Certainly not cheap, but great quality and service.

We trade off each month and I may well go back for the steak.

Apr 16, 2014
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LA Weekly 20 Best Restaurants in LA. I know "Not another list"

We had very different menus. If you like pork, try the tomahawk and cured meat platter. Really good. There was no way I could ever eat desert there so cant comment on that. I dont know that the room is overly charming, but I thought it was not unlike Picca or Sotto and certainly much nicer than Salt's Cure.

Apr 16, 2014
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Mastro's, CUT, or STK? Looking for best steak in LA

I was at Chi Spacca last night and the steak looked spectacular. Our server said it was fantastic, but we opted for the tomahawk pork chop. Loved it but already planing to go back for the steak.

Apr 16, 2014
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LA Weekly 20 Best Restaurants in LA. I know "Not another list"

Surprised you are not a Chi Spacca fan. Why not?

Apr 16, 2014
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Chi Spacca - Favorite

Made it to Chi Spacca last night. Absolutely loved it.

Service and wine suggestions were great.

Started with the affettati misti - huge platter of assorted cured meats (off the charts)

butter lettuces - light and perfect with the ton of meat we consumed.

tomahawk pork chop - Best ever. Even better than Sotto.

Steak looked amazing and will have to try it next time, which will be soon.

Apr 16, 2014
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Mastro's, CUT, or STK? Looking for best steak in LA

Lets not confuse the poor guy. Stinking Rose is a joke.

I like Mastro's and Angelini and am trying Chi Spacca for the first time this week. Also, had a very good steak recently at Wolfgang's. Dont care for the vibe at CUT, too cold and sterile IMO.

Apr 14, 2014
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Dan Tanas - what to order?

Very happy to hear it.

The seating you had is nice, but next time it might be fun to sit in the other room. Its quite the scene. Anyway, glad you liked the Chicken Beckerman-Thor!

Apr 14, 2014
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Dan Tanas - what to order?

Was the Beckerman a la Thor as good as pitched?

Apr 13, 2014
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Shiki in Beverly Hills. Who's going to be the first to check it out?

Do you only drink Gin with British food? French wine with French food? Scotch with Scottish food?

Apr 11, 2014
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Shiki in Beverly Hills. Who's going to be the first to check it out?

No. Went next door to Il Pastaio. Had the sea food spaghetti (really good) and a couple of Patrons.

Apr 11, 2014
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Romantic Italian Restaurants on the West Side?

Disagree on Riva Bella. Food is nowhere near as good as Angelini.

Apr 11, 2014
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Taste of Balboa (Newort Beach) This Weekend

No Dad's Balboa Bars with rainbow sprinkles!!!!!!

Apr 11, 2014
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Shiki in Beverly Hills. Who's going to be the first to check it out?

Walked in last night with my son around 7 pm. We were a bit nervous because there were about 15 servers standing at attention and only a couple of tables taken. Asked to see a menu before getting a table and an over zealous waiter pounced on us and proceeded to recommend everything on the menu particularly the most expensive beef dishes. Asked if they had a full bar and was told they did and we were seated. Once seated the over zealous waiter pounced again. I asked if we could have a minute and what tequila they had. He said they had sake, beer and wine. I said what about the full bar. He said, he meant a full bar of saki, beer and wine. He left us for a very short period and then came back and said was it ok that it might take extra time to get our food because he was fairly new. Now I was really nervous given there were less than 6 other people dining and made an executive decision to leave and have dinner down the street. Somewhat of a surreal experience.

Apr 11, 2014
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Dan Tanas - what to order?

How is the Sapphire East different? I actually like the regular Bombay better than the Sapphire. My favorite Gin is Bootles, but you seldom see it any more.

Apr 10, 2014
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