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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
cls in Los Angeles Area

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
cls in Los Angeles Area

Has Water Grill DTLA jumped the shark forever?

Including fish and chips and lobster roll at the bar?

Dec 16, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

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
cls in Los Angeles Area

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
cls in California

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
cls in Los Angeles Area

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
cls in Los Angeles Area

Catalina

Aug 28, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

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
cls in Los Angeles Area

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
cls in Los Angeles Area

Chicken safety

>Second: consider a Kosher butcher.

Why?

Aug 02, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Chicken safety

If you think you have salmonella poisoning, start: http://www.cdc.gov/features/salmonell...

Aug 02, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

favorite sushi right now ????? price no object, natch.

I used to preach the rapport thing too.
but no one seemed to listen.
Their loss.

Jul 31, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Aroma Cafe Hollywood - Report

You forgot to mention that Aroma Encino is also good.

Jul 22, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Tatami Room Little Tokyo 4-6 people

Forgot about Kushi Shabu in Weller Court. 2nd and San Pedro.

Jul 19, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Tatami Room Little Tokyo 4-6 people

Jul 19, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Wood Pizza. Silverlake

Still better than Tom's Burgers...

Jul 02, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Valley Place To Open Great Red Wines

Hmmm, Valley is pretty broad itself. Azusa, or Thousand Oaks? Granada Hills or Studio City. Somewhere in between?

Jun 27, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

appliance shopping - los angeles area

since this thread is still here...
In general universal appliance. www.universal-akb.com has the most competitive pricing I have found. Unless a manufacturer restricts it, you can find pricing on their site as well.

Jun 07, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Fun anniversary dinner for less sophisticated foodies

Jun 06, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area
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Any local LA candy makers?

Japanese confectionery (their words.) Sweets are a bit different in Japan, so in some circles that counts as candy. It sounded like a decent rec. considering the OPs "healthier" requirement.

May 03, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area
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Starter Knives

Perhaps a set of knives isn't the best way to start. Pool your money for one good chef's knife and use it for everything. Learn how to sharpen it yourself, and you're set for life.

May 03, 2014
cls in Cookware
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Any local LA candy makers?

Fugetsu Do.
315 E. 1st St.

May 03, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area
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Classy, secluded bunch for Wife's 40th bday?

"Looking at the Hollywood/Silver Lake area as we can't have families traveling too far with their kids..."

May 02, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Classy, secluded bunch for Wife's 40th bday?

Second Cliff's Edge. Considering every other suggestion was nowhere near Silver Lake it should win by a mile.

May 01, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Looking for great food and the Kings game

Drago Centro

Apr 29, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Blue Bottle is Taking Over The World

I read it, did you?
It's a press release, not an article.
In it, Handsome is called a "celebrated roaster" not the hyperbolic "most successful roaster in all of Southern California."

Maybe you're missing the point.

Apr 08, 2014
cls in Los Angeles Area

Blue Bottle is Taking Over The World

Beards, overalls, fixed gear bikes, seedy downtown neighborhood, the schtick of no sugar "so you can taste the natural sweetness of the coffee." Seems like the poster child to me.
No judgement, but being that trendy may hurt as much as it helps.