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Grill Chef for a Party

We use Big City Chefs. They skew more towards dinner parties, but are flexible.

about 3 hours ago
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COFFEE GEAR - WHO HAS THE BEST SELECTION?

Isn't it amazing no one in LA has filled this gap yet?

about 3 hours ago
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How One Acclaimed Restaurant Went From Critical Darling to Almost Broke in Just a Couple of Years

I wonder if there are any lawyers on CH...

Sawtelle help

LOL, parking on Sawtelle...

Jun 10, 2015
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are there any good dive bars left in greater downtown LA?

Broaden your horizons. Restaurant / Bar / Cabaret - their words. Totally qualifies. Besides, there's nothing stripping there worth looking at.

Jun 06, 2015
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are there any good dive bars left in greater downtown LA?

Jun 05, 2015
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Omakase - First Time Recommendations?

Glad that worked out. Yotsuya is a hidden gem, and under appreciated because of the area. They have had a tough time being traditional in Tarzana, but things seem to be turning around as an appreciation for that style sushi gets more mainstream.

May 31, 2015
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Omakase - First Time Recommendations?

Go up the road a bit to Tarzana to Sushi Yotsuya on Ventura. It will be about $90 per person and you can bring your own wine, in fact most regulars do.

May 30, 2015
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Omakase - First Time Recommendations?

per person.

May 30, 2015
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Best French Toast in LA?

If you're willing to travel, try the French toast (or most breakfast items) here:

http://pedalersfork.com/restaurant/home

Very good coffee too.
Oh, and Ted King was there this week...

May 21, 2015
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Great sushi between calabasas and burbank

I believe that reason is tradition as wholesale fish markets like IMP are open Monday.

May 14, 2015
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Totoraku!

Most restaurants also post labor law posters and we know how that sometimes works out...

May 07, 2015
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818 Public School Open?

Picked up an application?

Feb 14, 2015
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Is there anywhere to have a nice dinner in downtown LA?

I read the whole thing: didn't think you were cheap, were called cheap, and thought the ipse post was lighthearted.

Jan 21, 2015
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Is there anywhere to have a nice dinner in downtown LA?

Cafe Pinot?

Jan 21, 2015
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Elektra espresso machine service/specialist needs in Los Angeles area

Contact Espresso Primo in Culver City, and Hitechespresso in Silver Lake. Both of them probably have experience.

Jan 05, 2015
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Best Mexican in Sherman Oaks?

I haven't been to Loteria, but I consider Sol y Luna and Casa Vega to be a certain type of Mexican comfort food that, while I like it, is not great Mexican, nor authentic. It's the El Compadre, and even Acapulco / Red Onion sort. Meaning large portion, heavy lard, sloppy presentation, cheese on everything. If what you're looking for is typically pleasing, Americanized Mexican comfort food that's good for a boisterous group, Sol y Luna or Casa Vega will do well. If you're truly looking for great Mexican, keep looking, but you may not find it in Sherman Oaks.

Dec 26, 2014
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Flemings or Roy's

"Have not been to Roys"
Hmmmm, got stuck downtown and it was the only thing open one evening... I think the overcooked battered shrimp that tasted of butter, basil, pepper, coconut, white chocolate, and some other mix to put it really over the top sums it up.
I can't say Flemings is good, but given the choice, go to Flemings at least it's mostly edible.

Dec 22, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

Totally concur. I used to live near Tomato Pie in Silver Lake, so tried it many times and never liked it.

Dec 22, 2014
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Has Water Grill DTLA jumped the shark forever?

Including fish and chips and lobster roll at the bar?

Dec 16, 2014
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LA's Oldest Still-Thriving Restaurants

Millie's Silver Lake 1926
I can't remember, but I think Brite Spot on Sunset was opened in the 40s

Dec 09, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- TAMALES

This thread got me hungry so I searched out Me Gusta. They're on Van Nuys just North of the 5. They have a little stand out front $20 for a dozen. They ran out of pork, so the guy serving me had to go over to the "factory" in back - a big industrial building that smells great.
The tamales there are large, lots of filling, and middle of the road on the heaviness scale. Beef, Chicken, Pork, Sweet Corn, Pineapple, and Vegetable were the choices.

Palm Springs on NYE

I would agree that Le Vallauris is really the #1 choice given the criteria. A little more downscale (but can be a bit more charming) is Melvyns.
Another take on Rat Pack might be the old card room turned restaurant Mr. Parker.

Nov 20, 2014
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Shibucho (on Beverly): A Pictorial Essay

Shige buys wine at auction and resells. I believe that's how he stays in business, he says sushi is his hobby. He's happy to talk about it, although his storytelling can be lacking in detail.

Oct 28, 2014
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Pizza Dough?

Ask almost any neighborhood pizza place that delivers.
I found they're usually used to it, as plenty of others ask the same thing.

Westlake Village coffee and eats

I wanted to try Stonehaus after a review on Eater, but wow! Friday night and there had to be well over 200 people inside and outside. Also a huge parking lot that was full. I'll have to try some other time.

Aug 31, 2014
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Catalina

Aug 28, 2014
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Sushi Nozawa type acoyltes/spawns/progeny, etc?

I know I've been to a couple, this may take some serious strain to remember...

Aug 20, 2014
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Sushi Nozawa type acoyltes/spawns/progeny, etc?

Zo does it better, Sasabune does it worse, which are you looking for, and / or why?

Aug 19, 2014
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Chicken safety

>Second: consider a Kosher butcher.

Why?

Aug 02, 2014
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