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Dog friendly restuarants near Del Mar dog beach in San Diego?

Does anyone have any recommendations for dog friendly places near the Del Mar dog beach? I'm hoping to have a beer or two and eat something better than food from a chain restaurant.

Oct 08, 2009
zzztimbo in San Diego

Steak in the OC

Could someone give me some opinions on the following:

Mastros Ocean Club
Ruth's Chris
Morton's

or any other place that you'd recommend above the 3 that I've mentioned.

Dec 11, 2008
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Little Italy in SD on a Sunday evening?

What is good to eat in this area? Italian food?

Aug 02, 2008
zzztimbo in California

Multi-course meal with wine pairing for under $100 per person?

Does any one have any suggestions for a dining experience (with wine pairing) on par with Sona, Hatfield, etc. for under $100 per person?

Jul 18, 2008
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Good eats in Santa Ana, near Art Walk

Does anyone have any quick recommendations on where to eat near the artists village in Santa Ana?

Dec 01, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Korean BBQ near John Wayne Airport

I'd like to have a company lunch at a Korean BBQ place. Does anyone know of any that is open for lunch near John Wayne airport? Actually, any other suggestions for ethnic cuisine in vicinity would be greatly appreciated as well.

Oct 11, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Bday Dinner for a 9 year old near Universal Studios

We are taking my girlfriend's 9 year old daughter to Universal Studios for her birthday. We'd like to take her somewhere nearby afterwards for dinner. Does anyone have any recommendations for a non-chain restaurant with a kid-friendly menu. She really likes desserts, so a good dessert menu is a must.

Sep 20, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

ISO the best orange chicken and chow mein

Why don't you surprise your friend and take him to a REAL Chinese restaurant. Please stop eating American Chinese food (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American...) and try the real thing!

Sep 17, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Fried Chicken in OC

I went to the one on Sunset in Silverlake.

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Pioneer Chicken
4376 W Sunset Blvd-out of business, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Aug 23, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Fried Chicken in OC

Is there anything else besides KFC in Orange County? I had Pioneer chicken in LA a few weekends ago. It wasn't too bad at all.

Aug 23, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Strange ethnic food ideas for Orange County weekend lunch

A friend from out of town is visiting for lunch next weekend. I would like to take him to a good yet different ethnic restaurant. He is Japanese and I am Chinese, so suggestions for food from those two countries are not necessary.

The further off the beaten path the better!

Jul 22, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to ocean 33 in mission viejo?

FutureFriar, are you nuts? I went last night and all I saw around me were white people, both the servers and the clientèle. Our waiter was very nice yet dumb, but I did not see preferential treatment of any kind.

Jul 11, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

A company lunch outing near Irvine

There are 9 of us and I'd like to go somewhere "different." NO CHAIN RESTAURANTS.

Here is my short list of ideas:
1. Shin sen gumi (not the ramen side)
2. Kappo honda

Any other ideas?

Mar 30, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Omakase ideas in Los Angeles area

Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations for Omakase for 4 people.
We've been to Tama and liked it there. Tama is about $50 per person for Omakase.

Here is hour short list of other choices:

Nozawa
Mori Sushi
Sushi Zo

We have never been to the above three. If anyone has an idea about cost, that would be helpful too.

Mar 06, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Any ramen place better than Daikokuya?

I'd like to know if there is a place BETTER than Daikokuya?
Please give me ideas in both OC and LA. I'm looking anywhere in Southern California.

Last Sunday, I ate at Ebisu in Fountain Valley. Their tonkotsu ramen tasted watered down and flavorless compared to Daikokuya. The only upside was that they gave a little bit more pork.

Feb 23, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Help! Last minute Valentine's Day dinner in OC

I saw that someone posted this request for the Glendale area.

Does anyone have any suggestions for place in OC (preferably the Santa Ana/Costa Mesa area)?
I do not have reservations anywhere.

Last year we went to Houston's in Irvine.

Feb 14, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Places to eat near the Burbank airport

How about any more NON-chain restaurants?

Feb 09, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Places to eat near the Burbank airport

Are there any good places that would be friendly towards 1) a person that can not eat cheese 2) another person that can not eat shellfish and melon?

Feb 09, 2007
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Catering for group of 10 near John Wayne Airport in Orange County

I just ate here with my co-workers, yesterday, for lunch. It wasn't bad at all. I split carnitas with my co-worker. It was great, but maybe a little too sweet. I will most likely choose Taleo to do our company shindig.

Dec 08, 2006
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Another plea, any ideas for a trendy place to eat and have drinks in Orange County?

My girlfriend and I like the Standard Hotel lounge on Sunset. We're often found at the Kitsch Bar in Costa Mesa. Any other suggestions for OC?

Dec 08, 2006
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Birthday ideas for my girlfriend, pleaseeeee. In the past she has liked the bar at the Standard Hotel on Sunset

I need ideas for a birthday celebration for my girlfriend. She says the type/quality of food isn't important. She just wants to hang out at a trendy bar.

Our current plan is to just go to the Standard Hotel on Sunset and eat at the restaurant before going to the bar.

Any other suggestions? She ruled out the Downtown Standard's rooftop bar because of the $20 cover after 7 PM.

Dec 07, 2006
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

The Melting Pot...my kids MADE me do it.

I've eaten at the location in Irvine. On my way back from the bathroom I peered into the kitchen and spied a horrible, disorganized, disasterous mess. From what I could tell, the wait staff are the ones that arrange your platter of goodies.

Dec 06, 2006
zzztimbo in Chains

Catering for group of 10 near John Wayne Airport in Orange County

I've been tasked with planning our company's holiday lunch. Is there any place good that caters/delivers and is between $100-$200 for a group of 10 people? The only requirement is that we have one vegetarian among us.

Dec 05, 2006
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Quick but good quality dinner between San Jose airport and Mountain View

Any suggestions? I have to catch a flight at 7:30 pm and I'll probably be done with my appointments at 5 pm.

Izakaya open on Sundays?

Are there any Izakaya restaurants open on Sundays?

Aug 17, 2006
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Sous vide in LA that is open on Sunday

Does anyone know of any place that has a sous vide dish AND is open on Sunday?

Aug 16, 2006
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Take-out recs in Laguna Hills/Aliso Viejo Vicinity

I just tried the Taco Stop last night. It is located right across from In and Out on El Toro and Avenida De La Carlota. I grew up near east LA and consider this to be authentic mexican food. The place is kinda divey but they serve beer and take credit cards.

Aug 08, 2006
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Good Izakaya restaurant near Irvine/Costa Mesa?

And how do these two compare with Kappo Honda, across the street from Shin-Sen-Gumi?

I've only eaten at Musha in Santa Monica before Kappo Honda. I thought Musha was orders of magnitude better in terms of both atmosphere and quality of food.

Jul 28, 2006
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

is there any place to eat in south orange county after 10:30 pm?

my girlfriend and i were watching word team tennis in newport beach and wanted to munch on something afterwards. it was about 10:30 pm. for the life of us, we could not find a single place to eat!

we ended up getting in and out burger.

anywhere near aliso viejo would be preferred. non-chain establishments would be preferred as well, but i'm not holding my breath here.

Jul 28, 2006
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area

Take-out recs in Laguna Hills/Aliso Viejo Vicinity

Try Golden Dragon on La Paz. It is right next to Henry's market.
I can vouch for the chow fun as being authentic, but that's about it. I haven't tried much else besides that except for the orange chicken.

Jun 26, 2006
zzztimbo in Los Angeles Area