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Why can't LA get real, squeaky, Quebec-style cheese curds?

awesome! please keep us updated on when and where this poutine specialist is going to be. can't wait to try it! :>

about 18 hours ago
chowseeker1999 in Los Angeles Area

Interesting Thread on Reddit Asking Expats Most Authentic Home Country Restaurant in LA

It's an interesting point, but if you think about it, flip the situation around:

I know American Ex-Pats working abroad who pine for KFC (ugh). :<

And there are plenty of Americans who eat at Claim Jumper, BJ's, Olive Garden...

Imagine if they were overseas and someone asked them "What restaurants were 'most authentic' that they tried in their new country (abroad)?"...

They would respond with some level of (mediocre) quality restaurant they ate at abroad that was the equivalent of what they liked back here in America at Claim Jumper, BJ's, Olive Garden, etc.

It's an interesting read, but everyone's tastebuds are different and there are plenty of people who's idea of "authentic food" may NOT mean "authentic, 'BEST EVER!' quality."

No. 1 Charcoal BBQ - Monterey Park

i agree barryc. :>

Now that Mr. Tasterâ„¢ is gone, can we please discuss Gjusta?

thanx wiener.

ugh that's their seating?! yah a bit too hipster for me. i guess i'll have to try it via take-out.

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

VEGAN

What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

hey foodiemahoodie,

re: Langer's - i was in the same boat as you, but after reading some CH threads here, i tried out their Beef Tongue & Liver Sandwich and it was delish! :>

i also really liked their Corned Beef Hash.

What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

def agree mark. Bestia was OK for us, but nowhere near the crazy hype / fawning by some people (nor the "sorry we have no reservations available during a normal dinner hour for the next 4 weeks" (unless you pay money and use an App that sells reservations (what a ripoff and sad state of affairs that our society has gone onto)).

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Nominations

VEGAN

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Nominations

Need to post it in ALL CAPS to count as a vote.

Sushi Gen at the sushi bar: The Non $15 Sashimi Platter review (Part 2)

well said TonyC.

for the price and without any absurd waiting, and for better quality, creativity and variety, Shunji blows it away. As does Mori. I even liked Tsujita Sushi more.

All New Menu at A-Frame - Roy Choi Goes Hawaiian

perfectly said Xan.

sorry but Roy Choi's restaurants have all been lacking for me. Kogi is overhyped fusion tacos. sure they were the pioneers, but nothing mind-blowing.

A-frame was always mediocre for me. a few hits, mostly misses or "not in a hurry to order that again"-type stuff. and it was loud.

Chego: way too gloopy and trying so hard to be "hip / different" for their bowls.

and his statements like the above, or the begging angelenos to invest $2 Million via kickstarter for his fast food campaign...

Nope, not supporting his restaurants any more.

How are my choices?

thanx ipse! :>

i love Golden State's Fish & Chips, so good to know. i still have to try badmaash based on your recommendation. :>

How are my choices?

thanx ipse. how would you rate their Fish & Chips compared to the best in L.A.?

How are my choices?

BTW, I'd vote to NOT go to Chego. Your list of eats is pretty solid Disneyfreak. :>

i found Chego to be too gloppy and an oversauced mess of flavors that was a turnoff.

Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

good luck Mr Taster.

thanks for all the fun posts over the years. :> i hope you can still visit So Cal and post here once in a while.

I'd recommend looking at the types of cuisine you can't get in Portland and getting one last taste of that stuff here in So Cal before you leave (like you said, authentic Chinese, or Mexican (per Dommy!'s note)).

How's the Japanese cuisine up there? perhaps partake one last time in great stuff like Shunji's, Mori, Torihei (love that yakitori! :>.

Definitely Langer's. Don't forget to get the #19! (I kid, I kid... lolol (Mr Taster's "favorite" version of Pastrami :P

Pasadena help, please!!

thanx to you, ipse, i really enjoyed my visit to Crossings a while back. :> good food, nice setting. I liked it more than Parkway Grill.

now that it's back, where are the best foie gras dishes?

TheOffalo,

that looks amazing! :> how much were those Foie tacos?

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

hey will,

i know neither of them are in Pasadena, but if you're really craving the taste, they are worth a trip. :>

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

Will, totally agree about your longing. i think there was some big Chow thread on burgers somewhere (can't remember which one), and the hounds were talking about how many burgers lack that "beefiness" you talk about.

i'd agree w/ that thread that Golden State, Father's Office, Morton's and Rustic Canyon (no longer on menu) were the best i had. real beefy taste in all of them.

Along the 118: Moorpark > La Canada - Anything Chow-Worthy?

Thanks everyone for the recs! can't wait to try some of these out. :>

Along the 118: Moorpark > La Canada - Anything Chow-Worthy?

i might be traveling along the 118 (from the 210) next month (so anything from La Canada -> Cal State Northridge -> Moorpark, etc.

Anything Chow-worthy along the route (or not far from it)?

TIA!

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- Voting

OYSTERS

now that it's back, where are the best foie gras dishes?

Hi TheOffalo,

epic! Wow...

All you need is to add some Slow-Roasted Pork Belly, some Deep-Fried Butter, a Cronut, and Applewood Bacon Strips.

That wouldn't be overkill at all... right? :>

(I feel slightly sick typing out that sentence lol)

Delicious Italian, American, Farm-To-Table Recommendations? Help

Thanx New Trial! :> very helpful.

Delicious Italian, American, Farm-To-Table Recommendations? Help

Thanks New Trial.

Any advice on what to order there?

Dosanko Larmen: A Pictorial Essay

thanx JL.

yah my buddies from Japan who tried this were really unimpressed.

Delicious Italian, American, Farm-To-Table Recommendations? Help

Thanks all.

BTW how loud does it get at Bucato? seems like it might be a good place with the mentions it's gotten here?

Delicious Italian, American, Farm-To-Table Recommendations? Help

hehe. :> yah i think many are in some ways these days, but besides the ones people already said...

Park's BBQ
Bouchon (they might be sourcing from local farms, but i always feel their food is "streamlined / sourced from larger wholesalers")
Terroni
Bottega Louie (i know it gets mixed reviews but it gets mentioned here on CH a lot by some)
etc.

Delicious Italian, American, Farm-To-Table Recommendations? Help

thanx ipse!

I've never heard of Cortez or Industriel until you mentioned them. for Cortez is this the one? (because it says they shut down now :<

http://restaurantcortez.com/

For Industriel, what do you recommend ordering there?

http://industrielfarm.com/

TIA!

Delicious Italian, American, Farm-To-Table Recommendations? Help

thanx thor!

for Capo, how pricey is it? I forgot if that was the Santa Monica restaurant some hounds said was really pricey... or was it Giorgio Baldi?