Thank you for your help. I'll be coming back to LA from Chicago for the first time in a few years. With about 10 days of free time, I hope to rediscover the delicious delights of LA's restaurant scene. I'm happy to hear any recommendations or comments. I'm based in SGV but have a car. No Cantonese or Szechuan please. I make rare exception for mediocre food if there's spectacular interiors or views. I prefer not seeing any dish that's decorated with a dash of sauce on a giant plate.
Here's what I have so far:
Blowfish/fugu @ Da Bok
dessert @ bahn kanom
Spicy crab soup @ ondal 2
--Places other people will be taking me to--
I love the taste and texture of something fresh out of the oven, but I'm too lazy to wake up in the morning to go to a bakery.
Where in Chicago can one find freshly baked goods in the afternoon?
*I rule out pitas and tortillas, more conveyers of other foods, but not bread, which is often eaten by itself.
*savory or sweet
*preferably a snack (<$5) rather than say a shepherd's pie
Maybe something like Argo on Devon?
Ate a fried red snapper head yesterday, and was wondering about the nutritional breakdown of the head specifically.
Does anyone know how fish head (the whole thing - bones, eyes, brain, etc.) compares to fish filets, in terms of fats/micronutrients? This can be for either red snapper or fish in general.
*Edit*: Thanks to DuchessNukem, I checked out the listings on USDA. Here's what I found:
mbfant: It was actually so good I'm hoping to eat it regularly! I'm currently in Ghana, and most of my acquaintances eat the entire *boiled* medium-sized tilapia, including head, bone, and tail! I tried it once, finished the head, but jaw got too tired after an hour trying to eat the main bone.
Thanks for everyone's help so far!
Two more questions:
2. How feasible/safe would it be to walk from grand central to, say, Chinatown? I love walking and seeing all the sights along the way.
Haha I don't mind cold pizza! Most foods seem to develop a special aura when they're set for a day... Sometimes, it's mold, but sometimes, it's greatness
I'll be staying in some hotel in Connecticut haha
oliver: Yes! It looks so amazing yet at a reasonable price point. I'm 80% sure on it
mia19: My budget is somewhat flexible. I'm just not ready for someone to suggest Masa and then have to turn them down :) Nakazawa did seem like it would push my limit, which is why I'm very happy i got the reservation with Yasuda; seems like I could go there, have a moderate lunch, small dinner, and only stretch my budget a little bit
ellenost: I've read so much about Ko that I really just want to see for myself and make the judgement then.
Hi NY hounds!
Next week, I'll be in NY for the second time, and I'm looking forward to a great food adventure! Unfortunately, I will only be there one day (laguardia at 9AM) and I will have to be at Grand Central from 12p to 1:30p. So that's not very much time for a city brimming with delicious choices! Which is why I'm seeking your advice:
I've done some research, and I've made reservations at Momofuku Ko and Yasuda (i'll have to cancel at least one of these). Other options that I'm looking at are Sushi Nakazawa (on waiting list, probably my top choice), Soto, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Le Bernardin, The Halal Guys, JeanGeorges, Boulud Sud, etc.
Things I'm looking for:
So far my plan is:
Breakfast: something like Russ and Daughters,
Lunch: Maialino(I really just wanted the olive oil cake), Le Bernardin (might break my budget), Di Fara (worth the trip?) or Jean Gorges?
Dinner: Nakazawa/Yasuda, Dinner #2 at Per Se salon (how much of a stink eye would i get if I only ordered ...... oysters and pearls?)
Would love to hear any and every comment you have! Thank you in advance!
In a 20-hour layover at NRT this Saturday, I will attempt to eat at as many exciting places as possible. Since neither my budget nor time would allow for a dinner, what Lunch Kaiseki restaurants in Tokyo would you recommend? My budget is around 5000 yen per person.
It would be cherry on top if it could be reached easily by public transport...
Several that I have found so far are:
After eating at XOCO and having their chocolate+churros, I've been yearning for a good cup of semi-dark drinking chocolate. From experience, i like drinking ~70% and eating ~80%, but as i'm sure you all know, the percentage doesn't tell you nearly as much as actually trying them! Which is why I am turning to you all for help!
It would be nice to have some quality pastries to accompany the chocolate, but I can literally just drink cups after cups of gooey chocolate by themselves.
I take public transit, and i'm willing to walk the extra mile for a good cup. Budget shouldn't be a problem.
Thanks in advance!
Thanks everyone for their comments!
namster: after checking them out, i might just break my budget and go to one of your recs and buy everything! great choices
ilysla: i've been to lobsta truck before, and I really enjoyed it. I guess it's hard to escape that price tag if i really want a good roll. We have several Ethiopian restaurants here in chicago, but we might still go check out one of the ones in Little Ethiopia
Thank you for all your suggestions! I'd be sure to check those out (the maple donut looks especially enticing...) which brings me to another special requests...
Desserts! particularly drinking chocolate, pies, and ethnic!
Hello! Thank you for your help for a great food adventure!
Background: I'm from LA, but currently living in Chicago. My girlfriend (who's from a small town in the midwest) will be coming with me to LA for a week. She never had much cuisines outside of diners and bar foods growing up, but we love trying new foods!
Area: between 210/134 and 60. West of the 605. Basically 30 minute drive east and west of downtown.
What we're looking for:
Budget: below $25 per person
To give y'all an idea, here's the list so far (from places i've been to):
As you've prob noticed, I'm from SGV so I'd love some non-south asian recommendations.
Thank you so much! Y'all the best!