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Faith & Flower - anyone been yet?

Centeno is unusually mercurial for such a top chef. His bad dishes are really bad. His heights, worthy of admiration. I still maintain Bar Ama to be the best of his current renditions.

1 day ago
set0312 in Los Angeles Area

Faith & Flower - anyone been yet?

A small part of me feels better to not be the only one deceived by a good looking menu and a beautiful space. But Local, I am sorry your meal was not great. Let your meal be further warning to hounds.

1 day ago
set0312 in Los Angeles Area

Faith & Flower - anyone been yet?

Agree with Beckett and I shall always iterate how miserable my Faith and Flower experience was. Ugh

1 day ago
set0312 in Los Angeles Area

Traveling to Paris with child, and question about Frenchie

Frenchie is literally fifty meters from Sentier stop

Apr 09, 2015
set0312 in France

A month in Paris. Looking for critiques on my list!

Ahh Guerrilla Tacos is a fantastic spot. So is most anywhere in Boyle Heights! I'll check out Le Fooding app by the way. Merci beaucoup and the best of luck to your son. He'll need it over there ;)

Apr 02, 2015
set0312 in France

Santa Monica or Koreatown / Wilshire? (Discussion this time.)

Cadet is solid in Santa Monica. KTown is much more fun though. Aside from all the Korean heavyweights that have been posted about, you can also get great Thai from Isaan Station and more creative cuisine from Saint Martha

Apr 02, 2015
set0312 in Los Angeles Area

A month in Paris. Looking for critiques on my list!

Interesting. I definitely feel most dining scenes have places that are more unique to their city and less unique to their city. With that being said, if that's not the case here, that alleviates most of my concern!

Apr 02, 2015
set0312 in France

A month in Paris. Looking for critiques on my list!

I'm actually in DTLA as well. Manhattan Beach is slowly but surely getting better although it's too far out of the city to ever be really good I fear. Manhattan Beach Post and Little Sister keep getting good reviews though I've been to neither mainly because MB is so damn hard to get to.

Manhattan Beach will severely limit his accessibility to good ethnic food other than maybe Japanese, and that in my opinion is its greatest flaw :/

Apr 02, 2015
set0312 in France

A month in Paris. Looking for critiques on my list!

Ahh thanks for the reminded on Juveniles. I remember reading about it but it slipped my mind. Will also check out Chez Denise. Thanks for the tip!

Apr 01, 2015
set0312 in France

A month in Paris. Looking for critiques on my list!

Sounds reasonable enough. Thanks for the insight. Are my choices Parisian enough if that makes sense? Or would some of these restaurants be very similar to what I'd find in NYC or something?

Apr 01, 2015
set0312 in France

A month in Paris. Looking for critiques on my list!

Hey everyone, I will be spending a month in Paris and am looking for some critiques of my list. I would also love some recommendations on more reasonable priced bistros in and around the 2nd!

Here's what I have so far. Thoughts? I feel I don't have nearly enough bistros at the moment :/ . I prefer modern French to classic, but do appreciate good offal dishes that I anticipate will be easier to find at old school places. Also, what are some good places I can go to without reservations?

A Noste (About a five minute walk from here so I expect to frequent the sandwich truck/tapas but I've already reserved for upstairs!)
Frenchie (Worth dealing with the pain of getting a reservation?)
Spring
Gare au Gorille
Bones
La Pulperia
Clamato
Goust
Les Comptoirs du Medoc
Le Mary Celeste
Au Passage
Chez L'ami Jean
Le Camion qui Fume (I'm a silly American spending two months in France...need my burger fix)
Marche des Enfants Rouges
Les DĂ©serteurs
Pollop

How does this look? One last question. Do the majority of these restaurants have a Parisian spin on them or are they just outstanding restaurants that could be found in any major culinary destination?

Thanks so much, and if you ever need help with Los Angeles choices, don't hesitate to ask!

Apr 01, 2015
set0312 in France
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Paris, Change of Pace Meals

Good Saint Marcelin in Paris, I'll check it out.

Mar 31, 2015
set0312 in France

Taco Maria brick + mortar 1st Report, Costa Mesa - Excellent Tasting Menu

Hopefully this fills the place up.

Mar 31, 2015
set0312 in Los Angeles Area

Casual dining in Lyon with a 4 year old: Any advice ChefJune and others?

For what it's worth, le sud disappointed both in food quality and atmosphere. Go at your own risk.

Mar 29, 2015
set0312 in France

Casual dining in Lyon with a 4 year old: Any advice ChefJune and others?

Cafe des Fed definitely has some food your 4 year old can eat. Namely the beef cheeks or the vinegar chicken. It can get boisterous in there. I was there the other night and people were singing for quite some time. Definitely an experience!

I was at Daniel et denise, rue crequi location, two nights ago and didn't find it to be particularly tight-packed. If your four year old can behave herself, I think she will be quite fine. Croix rousse market is always good. I'd recommend getting a rotisserie chicken and some potatoes from there then bringing it down the steps of la grand montee and having a picnic overlooking the city.

I had a sensational meal at La Remanence recently. Might be a bit nice for a four year old but it's a welcome break from Lyonnais style food. There is a spot right next to Cafe Moxka called Le 23 that I've been enjoying lately. They sell bottles of wine at retail price but have an 8 euro corkage fee.

As for Les HAlles, just go to where the people are. AOC is good though, but it's also fun in my opinion to do some of the escargot or oyster places.

I'm actually doing Sud Bocuse tonight so I'll let you know what I think.

Are you gonna be here on Sunday? Really worth it to go the market on the Saone .

Mar 28, 2015
set0312 in France

Piedmont Questions! Combal Zero, Pizza Duomo, or Il Centro?

Just wanted to report I just got back from my road trip through Piemonte and had two stunning meals at Il Centro and da Bardon. When I'm less exhausted, I'll do a more conclusive report, but for now, I just want to thank Peter Rodgers, jock, and allende for the recommendations. These were truly two of the more memorable meals of my life.

Mar 25, 2015
set0312 in Italy

Bestia is excellent.

IF the food is good, how can it be one of the most overrated restaurants anywhere?

Mar 20, 2015
set0312 in Los Angeles Area

Thai in LA - less spicy options for the kids?

Hey TonyC... what do you get at luv2eat?

Mar 16, 2015
set0312 in Los Angeles Area

Thai in LA - less spicy options for the kids?

Isaan Station in Koreatown does a fantastic grilled chicken. As good as almost all the ones I've had in Bangkok. Not spicy at all

Mar 16, 2015
set0312 in Los Angeles Area
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Isaan Station in K-Town should be on people's radars.

Really great blog by the way. Fantastic pictures.

Mar 13, 2015
set0312 in Los Angeles Area

Isaan Station in K-Town should be on people's radars.

Glad to see you enjoyed it more.

Mar 13, 2015
set0312 in Los Angeles Area

Help me with my Lyon Itinerary please

Just had a fantastic dinner at La Remenance. Definitely recommended.

Mar 10, 2015
set0312 in France

Taco Maria brick + mortar 1st Report, Costa Mesa - Excellent Tasting Menu

What flavor atole? And ya that stuff should be sold by the bottle or something. I'd drink it like milk

Mar 09, 2015
set0312 in Los Angeles Area

Help me with my Lyon Itinerary please

Looks fabulous, I'll definitely do that

Mar 07, 2015
set0312 in France

Help me with my Lyon Itinerary please

Yes I'm in Lyon now. And while I love French food, I'll be living in France for two months and cannot just eat French food every day.

It seems there is a good Lebanese scene in Lyon.

ChefJune--How does my list look? I've found a good amount of these spots from your posts!

Mar 05, 2015
set0312 in France

Help me with my Lyon Itinerary please

Perfect. Given that both you and Parnassien have recommended Le Palegrie, I'll definitely check it out! And I've added Le Kitchen Cafe and En Mets... to my list.

Thanks for taking the time.

Mar 05, 2015
set0312 in France

Help me with my Lyon Itinerary please

You've been more than helpful! Lighter is always good. I had my first quenelle yesterday and can still hardly move...

Palegrie looks like a must. And I definitely think I'll make it over to BAP as well. Thanks!

Mar 05, 2015
set0312 in France

L.A. Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants in Los Angeles 2015 is Out

Cascabel is by no means essential. Not even kinda. Girasol, a little more so.

Help me with my Lyon Itinerary please

Hey everyone, I'll be in Lyon for a month and would love your help. Using a mix of chow hound and Michelin and google, these are some of the places I've came up with. How does it look? Anything I need to add? I'll be doing lunch at Troisgros because I can't really afford dinner. I may also do lunch at Mere Brazier because I'm staying about three minutes away from there.

Le Canut et les Gones
Restaurant Takao Takano
Gourmet de Seze
Leon de LYon
daniel et denise
cafe des federations
au 14 février
cafe comptoir abel
Le Garet
Le Splendid
Pignol
potager des halles
Fromagerie Richard Renee
L'Ourson Qui Boit
Giraudet
Chez Lea

What are some favorite boulangeries? Also, what are some good spots that aren't doing French food?

Thanks!

Mar 04, 2015
set0312 in France

L.A. Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants in Los Angeles 2015 is Out

Damn El Faisan y El Venado looks fantastic. Anybody been there?

Mar 04, 2015
set0312 in Los Angeles Area