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Still a long wait at A-Frame?

I'm thinking of finally trying A-Frame on Saturday night for a party of four. Are we doomed to wait 1 hour+?


Feb 13, 2012
Nicky in Los Angeles Area

Baked goods gift basket in the SF Valley?

I need to send a gift basket to someone in the Valley - Burbank/Universal City area. I'm thinking some place along the lines of Clementine, but in the 818... Any suggestions?

Mar 02, 2011
Nicky in Los Angeles Area

New Year's Eve suggestions

It's not on their website, but Comme Ca has a $55 3-course prix fixe for the early seating.

Dec 29, 2010
Nicky in Los Angeles Area

Ojai Recs?

My husband and I will be in Ojai next weekend. We may go to Santa Barbara for a meal or two, but any recommendations for breakfast, lunch or dinner spots in Ojai would be appreciated!


Feb 26, 2009
Nicky in California

Rustic Canyon Recommendations?

I'm going on Saturday night. Any recs for specific dishes? I did a search but can only find general positive statements and warnings about the noise level.


Feb 20, 2009
Nicky in Los Angeles Area

is fritelli's doughnut shop in beverly hills out of business??

Looks like they have closed. Donuts were yummy, but last time I was there (in December) the cashier gave me serious attitude. Too bad, though. The construction in that complex probably didn't help business.

Jan 28, 2009
Nicky in Los Angeles Area

Empanada Factory on Robertson?

Has anyone tried it? It just opened a few weeks ago on Robertson around Beverlywood Street.

Aug 05, 2008
Nicky in Los Angeles Area

Santa Barbara with 1 1/2 year old

My husband and I are going to Santa Barbara for the weekend with our 1.5 year old daughter. She's fairly well behaved in restaurants, but we won't be able to have a lingering meal. We had a great meal at Bouchon a couple of years ago, but that wouldn't be appropriate with a toddler in tow... Any lunch & dinner suggestions besides La Super Rica which is of course on our list? We're staying in Goleta but will have a car.


Jun 23, 2008
Nicky in California

New restaurants in Culver City?

In other Culver City developments, on the KCRW show Good Food last week the Beacon owners said that they were opening a salad bar type place in Culver City - they didn't specify where or when...

Jul 20, 2007
Nicky in Los Angeles Area

Tuna - sandwiches, salads (traditional american)

Factor's Deli on Pico has good basic tuna - white meat with just mayo and celery. Their rye bread is pretty good too (it's not Langer's quality, of course, but has a pretty good crust).

Feb 01, 2007
Nicky in Los Angeles Area

Liberty Grill suggestions?

Going to lunch at Liberty Grill downtown tomorrow. Any suggetions?

Dec 07, 2006
Nicky in Los Angeles Area

Bouchon in Santa Barbara

Thanks Santa Barbara chowhounds! Husband & I were in Santa Barbara this past weekend and had dinner at Bouchon based on the recommendations on this site (and after checking out the restaurant's website). We had a fantastic meal! I'd liken the restaurant to Lucques in L.A.

First, the bread was delicious - crusty and airy inside. Apparently they get it from D'Angelo's. We started by sharing the raviolo appetizer. A bit overpriced at $14, but delicious, especially the lightly fried, cheese stuffed squash blossom. Hubby had the pork chop special & loved it. I had the onaga fish, prepared as the sea bass is done on the menu. The fist itself was excellent and the sides were amazing - Israeli cous cous with corn and fantastically flavored squash and velvet pioppini mushrooms. For dessert we had a chocolate molten cake with coffee ice cream and a huckleberry upside down cake with lemon zest ice cream - both were awesome.

Hubby had wine that he liked, but not sure what it was. I'm pregnant so stuck to water...

Waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly but not overbearing. Food came out quickly. We sat on the patio.

All in all, a great experience! Thanks again.

Sep 05, 2006
Nicky in California

Good eats around Beverlywood?

Your sig other is just a few minutes away from all of the new culinary delights in downtown Culver City:

Tender Greens, Ford's Filling Station, Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken, Kaizuka (great Japanese), Wilson, etc.

Also, on Venice Blvd is Versailles and Gaby's, which I think is pretty good Middle Eastern food.

Sep 01, 2006
Nicky in Los Angeles Area