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Restaurant recommendations for family with kids

Maybe it's freshii that closed then?

May 31, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Restaurant recommendations for family with kids

They will probably have the schedule up on their website: farmersmarketla.com

A former coworker of mine lives in Park La brea and would bring his kids to activities @ FM all the time. he said that it was really fun for them.

May 31, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Restaurant recommendations for family with kids

It's over in the North Market area---by where the American Girl store used to be (not in the main FM merchant area). But I think a trip to Farmers market would be great for the kids---lots of food choices and everybody could get something different if desired. Also, the Grove trolley car might be fun to take a ride on.

One more thing not food related---but every other Sunday during the Summer, FM has their Summer Family Fun series. So there are FREE arts & crafts and kid's entertainment during the afternoons. They also have free music during the Summer on Thursday & Friday evenings. Nice to grab a beer, maybe a gyro or some tacos and hang out.

May 31, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Restaurant recommendations for family with kids

Veggie Grill @ Farmers Market closed awhile back. 800 Degrees Pizza replaced it.

May 31, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Any good Chinese Take-Out in Hollywood (Highland/Fountain) ?

I think the "slightly sweet" issue is that they may be catering to the flavor preferences of their Central American neighbors (I find that to be the case with many minimall Thai places in the neighborhood as well). Since it was my first time here, I ordered some simple dishes that any place should be able to execute.

I've been to Kung Pao Bistro (but not in years). I live in Ktown, so WEHO isn't practical for take out and in this case I was interested in take out. If I'm going to drive 20 minutes for Chinese food I'd rather go to Chinatown or spend another 10 minutes to go to the SGV. (I also haven't been to Genghis Cohen since the 80's)

May 01, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Any good Chinese Take-Out in Hollywood (Highland/Fountain) ?

I picked up some food from here for my Jewish X-mas eve Chinese food + a movie. it was much better than I expected (for Americanized mini-mall Chinese food). It's pretty much the owner @ the counter/register/dining room and one cook working the wok in the kitchen.

They give you very large portions plus an order of white rice and egg drop soup with each order (I'm not sure if the extras were part of the lunch special or not. I was there well after lunch). I ordered beef & broccoli, kung pow chicken and combo fried rice (if I remember correctly). I got an 3 white rices AND 3 soup plus my order. I had to give that away to some of my neighbors because--too much for me. I recall the B&B being decent, the kung pow was a bit sweet for me and I think the fried rice was pretty good. I need to get back over there and try the eggplant and maybe a shrimp dish.

I think this is a slight step up from the usual gloppy Chinese minimall food to be found west of the 110.

Apr 30, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Blue Bottle is Taking Over The World

I was a little sad when I received my tonx delivery in the mail yesterday. I'm enjoying this new batch of beans from Equator and I'm not looking forward to the changes unless I'm getting this same quality of bean and roast.

Apr 09, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Expensive Lunch at Farmer's Market

yes, their tzatsiki is excellent

Apr 08, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Expensive Lunch at Farmer's Market

That's a very good question. In LA I've only had Papa Christo's and Moishe's. There are just not enough Greek places here. You could probably get a better gyro at any NY Greek coffee shop.

Apr 08, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Expensive Lunch at Farmer's Market

There isn't a best gyro in LA. I think you'd need to go to Chicago for that.

Apr 08, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area
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Expensive Lunch at Farmer's Market

probably because it's not a destination gyro, it's a "I'm @ the Farmers Market and I'm hungry" gyro---in that context it's pretty good but not the best gyro that you will ever have.

Apr 08, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Expensive Lunch at Farmer's Market

I like the gyros @ Moishe's---actually that's my usual go-to FM lunch (although I did get the cheeseburger from Charlie's last time I was @ the market). I think it's tasty. Pretty much on par w/ Papa Christos.

Apr 08, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Heading back to Original Farmer's Market for first time in years...wtf do I buy?

Unfortunately, they closed their stall last year.

Apr 08, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Blue Bottle is Taking Over The World

I'm hoping this doesn't effect the quality of my tonx deliveries. I've been pretty happy with the quality and selection of their coffee and I like the bimonthly "surprise coffee" delivery.

Apr 08, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Great Restaurants Near the Wiltern

I still need to get over there. One of my coworkers goes here with her thai friends and is always raving about the food. What are your favorite dishes here?

Apr 07, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

LA Weekly 10 Best LA Bagels

Actually, that's what I had for dinner tonite---half an onion bagel from Sam's w/ lox and cream cheese. The only thing that would have made it better (besides getting the lox from some place other than TJ's--although their "nova" is serviceable) would have been some icy cold vodka to go along with it.

Apr 07, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

LA Weekly 10 Best LA Bagels

They really had the best bagels in LA

Apr 07, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area
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Expensive Lunch at Farmer's Market

I believe Marconda's will validate for both the Grove and Farmers Market parking lots

Apr 07, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Expensive Lunch at Farmer's Market

too bad I don't like corn dogs, I was totally underwhelmed by their other dogs (no snap and a bit soft on the inside). I even gave them a second shot---no dice.

Apr 07, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Songkran 2014 -- this Sunday 4/6/14

glad to hear that they got better food vendors. I was really disappointed the year that I went.

Apr 07, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area
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LA Weekly 10 Best LA Bagels

Sam's on Larchmont. They have the closest thing to an east coast bagel since I&Joy closed. I wish they were a tad smaller, but they have the right chew and denseness. Bagel Factory is #2.

Apr 07, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Roy Choi's POT

thanks! I need to get over and check POT out. Sounds like a lot of fun and it's in stumbling distance from home (always a plus ;) )

Apr 05, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Fire and Blood/GOT/Beer Belly

I'll have to give those wings a go next time I'm there. I tend to go for the pork belly chips.

Apr 05, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Songkran 2014 -- this Sunday 4/6/14

You would think---but, no. I went a couple of years ago and it's a thai themed street fair. Most of the food booths were serving the exact same things: pad thai, satay, fried rice, fish cakes/balls. In order to drink beer, you have to stay in a fenced in area in the Reun Pair plaza parking lot. Unless you want to watch thai boxing, a beauty contest or something like that your much better just going out for thai food at your favorite place. If you just feel like getting out for the day and walking around thai town, then go.

Apr 05, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

50th Birthday

I think both BOA and the Ivy will be too sceney for me and she's not set on BOA---she just threw that out as a possibility after I suggested Connie & Ted's (she was probably thinking that it was a similiar price rage, but closer to where she lives and we could walk).

As far as a place having a certain special feeling to warrant a 50th b-day dinner---I think any place that has good food in a nice space in which we can talk and catch up will be special. It's about spending a nice relaxing evening with a good friend. Plus, it will be a serious upgrade to the usual places we go to when we get together for a weekend lunch (thai, burgers, etc).

I'll keep an eye on this thread and read a couple other recent WEHO area threads and give her several options (I'm sure she will have some ideas as well) and let her make the final decision.

Apr 02, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

50th Birthday

No, I wouldn't want them to leave the caviar off anything. I just noticed that they have plenty of non-caviar offerings and was wondering what else might be good there. Thanks!

Apr 02, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

Crepes like the Magic Pan?

There's the French Crepe Company at the Farmers Market @ Third & Fairfax. I haven't eaten there (so can't vouch for how good they are), but they have both sweet and savory crepes. Their stall is cute and they make the crepes right in front of the customer counter.

Apr 02, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

50th Birthday

She's not into cured meats (go figure. I, on the other hand love them) and I think the large meat items will be a bit too much. I think it's a good suggestion for a meal with a different friend. Thanks!

Apr 01, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

50th Birthday

For brunch, what non-caviar items do you like?

(not that there is anything wrong w/ caviar ;) but I'm considering the options)

Apr 01, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area

50th Birthday

That's what I figured. I seem to remember other threads where nobody liked BOA.

Apr 01, 2014
LAgirl2 in Los Angeles Area