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Best Los Angeles area Tasting Menus

Tell me more TonyC. I am completely oblivious. So inside the market is a twenty dollar Thai tasting menu (perhaps Isaan leaning) on Saturdays and Sundays? Is there a restaurant?

Or just two tables in front of a chef?

Thanks!

Jul 30, 2014
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Roy Choi's POT

Wait Roy Choi is 44?!?!?!? I woulda guessed early 30s

Jul 28, 2014
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Settebello Newport

Parking was a bitch? It's a strip mall. If you parked by the Trader Joe's, the most you could possibly have walked was 5 minutes!

Anyways, I also went tonight. What an amazing deal! Free food and drinks. As much as you want of everything. We did four appetizers and four pizzas.

I myself did not order the DOC so I cannot comment on the mozzarella. I wonder why yours didn't meld. Temperature? Different cheese? Who knows. I split the settebello, the regular margherita, and the carbonara. All truly superb.

Truly is a gorgeous space. I fear that it is so wonderful that it may soon have a very Javier's vibe to it.

If you're in the OC, they are having another friends and family night tomorrow. I called them tonight at 8:30 and they accommodated us wonderfully, although we were not on the list yet. I imagine you could do the same thing tomorrow.

Logistically, they are opening for real on Monday. But won't be doing lunch for a week or two according to our waitress.

Jul 27, 2014
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AOC tomorrow night (and Coni's last weekend)

That would not be a bad way to do it. An annual mid-summer Coni review!

Jul 25, 2014
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Bucato

Interesting, I consider Sotto the worst of the new wave Italian places. Aka Factory Kitchen, Bestia, and Bucato. To each their own I guess.

Jul 25, 2014
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AOC tomorrow night (and Coni's last weekend)

Having had everything he listed at Coni plus the marlin tacos, I must admit I think the tacos might be my favorite. But to each their own!

Jul 25, 2014
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AOC tomorrow night (and Coni's last weekend)

Their blood orange and kumquat dessert dish that is rightly raved about in the dish of the month thread is a must order if those flavors are up your alley.

On my most recent visit, I thought their peach, ricotta salad was fantastic. And the Spanish fried chicken is always worth a go in my opinion

Jul 25, 2014
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Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

Lol it aint cheap. Really curious to see how this place does.

Jul 24, 2014
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First Impressions at smoke.oil.salt - A Pictorial Essay

Did anybody make it out tonight for the paella? Bacoman made it (unfortunately he won't be doing a review because he is permabanned) and was unimpressed.

Any other opinions? I really want this place to be superb.

Jul 20, 2014
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Fresh Clams/Oysters?

Taco Maria. 52 dollar tasting menu. Interesting food. Good atmosphere.

Jul 18, 2014
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Guerrilla Tacos: Enough to Turn a Meat-Eater Vegetarian?

Sounds superb. Will def have to check that ep out.

Jul 17, 2014
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Guerrilla Tacos: Enough to Turn a Meat-Eater Vegetarian?

Sounds reasonable enough to me. The regional cuisine shifts make perfect sense.

Jul 17, 2014
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Guerrilla Tacos: Enough to Turn a Meat-Eater Vegetarian?

Pretty abstract question, but how many of these tacos actually have more traditional Mexican flavors?

Based on reading your reviews, it seems like the mushroom taco, the oyster and tendon taco, the tomato and squash blossom taco, and the ahi poke taco have little, if anything to do with our beloved neighbor to the south.

Are tortillas just the new plating device of choice?

With that being said, I am dying to go here and curse Wes everyday for not serving nights.

Jul 17, 2014
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Isaan Station in K-Town should be on people's radars.

You mind sharing your 'gai yang' recipe? Been messing around with it and failing.

Jul 17, 2014
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Isaan Station in K-Town should be on people's radars.

Glad you liked it. I definitely would not recommend the typical Thai dishes. Stick with the Isaan stuff.

I actually haven't had the sausage yet, but i've heard it is quite an experience. A wild, live animal is a brilliant way to describe it!

Jul 16, 2014
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Isaan Station in K-Town should be on people's radars.

Can't do anything about the Thai pop, but the waitresses are really attentive if you woo them a bit. If you've been to Thailand, talk about that with them. All of a sudden they are your best friends for life.

Jul 16, 2014
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Isaan Station in K-Town should be on people's radars.

i'd recommend it.

Jul 16, 2014
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Restaurant Week is coming up soon and most of the menus are already posted

Hmm, there are a lot of places I'm up in the air about.

Hakkasan is kinda tempting. Also intrigued by Lazy Ox, Post and Beam, Mo Chica, Sotto, and Drago Centro.

Have you been to Post and Beam yet? I keep meaning to check it out, and this seems as good an excuse as any.

Jul 11, 2014
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Restaurant Week is coming up soon and most of the menus are already posted

Lol I of course got into UCLA too. Just wanted a school that would actually help me in the future ;)

Ugh I really wanted to check out Lukshon. What other spots are looking good to you?

Jul 11, 2014
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Restaurant Week is coming up soon and most of the menus are already posted

you're a smarter man than I

Jul 11, 2014
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Restaurant Week is coming up soon and most of the menus are already posted

Night + Market's menu is up. Looks pretty darn good. I've had the larb meatballs and they were perfect. But I guess the whole point of Night + Market might be to share dishes so I'm not sure how well it translates to a set menu

Jul 11, 2014
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Fifty Seven great place for veggie lovers

Great review! Everything looks superb.

What was the vibe like in there? I've been really curious how a place keeps its identity and has a new chef every month and has a concert hall in the basement?

Jul 11, 2014
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Taking my kid to visit USC end of next week. What's a cool

The Jamba Juice was a godsend. And yep they threw in an international cafeteria at Parkside. But you weren't missing anything there.

Jul 11, 2014
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Taking my kid to visit USC end of next week. What's a cool

Cafe 84 was everything. We've all come a long way since EVK.

Jul 10, 2014
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L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

i'm obsessed with their fries. did you give them a try?

Jul 09, 2014
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Authentic Brazilian Food in LA

gosh it's good.

Jul 09, 2014
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Mariscos El Faro? Anybody been?

Ha, I was just reading that article. An entire snapper for 11 dollars?!?!

Jul 08, 2014
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Mariscos El Faro? Anybody been?

Anyone checked out Mariscos El Faro in Highland Park? Is it worth going to?

The Times did a little write up, and it looked superb. Sinaloan seafood with "beautiful wild fish."

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish...

Jul 08, 2014
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Taking my kid to visit USC end of next week. What's a cool

ns1 you're saying change is a good thing? ya?

Jul 08, 2014
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Taking my kid to visit USC end of next week. What's a cool

Majority will not. But the food-driven minority will.

Jul 08, 2014
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