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Wexler's Deli - Yesterday

The person making the egg creams did not have a clue as to how to mix an egg cream. There was no white foam on the top. Another skill that doesn't travel well out of NY.

Here's a photo of a properly made egg cream:

https://www.google.com/search?q=egg+c...

Aug 10, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

George Petrelli Steakhouse???

Not so much; but they do have a stellar burger!

Aug 09, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

George Petrelli Steakhouse???

Here's a link to a detailed burger review of G.P.'s burger.

http://www.theburgerreview.com/2013/0...

Aug 09, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

George Petrelli Steakhouse???

Yes as to the bar seating. At dinner the burger is a dollar more.
P.S. A side order of their grilled onions is delish too.
P.P.S. Can't go wrong if you just stick to the burger.

Aug 09, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

George Petrelli Steakhouse???

As a steakhouse they're not very good. They do however have a GREAT HAMBURGER!!! Half pound pub style burger with fries for less than $10 at lunch; a great value but beyond that, its a TOP NOTCH BURGER at whatever the price. (really good)

Aug 09, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Texas Blue Bell ice cream, is it even possible to find it in Los Angeles ???

Tru dat! I told you folks that just shy of a year ago, just look back 9 posts!

Jul 29, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area
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Do you know of great weekly specials which a restaurant runs on a particular day of the week?

Taylor's Steakhouse has two, some days three reasonably priced specials every day, lunch and dinner.
Here's the link for the L.A. dinner specials http://www.taylorssteakhouse.com/PDF/...

Jul 11, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Best Ice Cream Parlor in LA (like Farrells used to be)

I've heard that the cappuccino ice cream served at Dan Tana's ($10.00) comes from Fosselman's.

Jul 05, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

The Apple Pan just precipitously increased by 15 cents on most of its items.

"Quality Forever" is their motto. I love the pan (especially a combination on rye toast).

Jun 03, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area
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LAs best spot for CHICKEN FRIED STEAK

I just checked with Musso & Frank and sad to say the pounded steak is off the menu and is no longer prepared. (It was pounded and pan fried, probably not
breaded but that's a moot point now. The creamy gravy was really good. No biscuits. )

Jun 03, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

LAs best spot for CHICKEN FRIED STEAK

Mussso & Frank's at one time offered a pounded steak with country gravy.
It does not currently appear on their menu, but I would be surprised if they could not accommodate a request.
I have enjoyed this dish at Musso's many times in the past.
Give them a call on Tuesday and see if they can help you out.

Jun 01, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Dan Tanas - what to order?

Tana's waiter's will often tell diners that if they have any requests and the kitchen can oblige they will be happy to comply. Request your dish at Tana's and see what happens.

Apr 10, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Dan Tanas - what to order?

Sapphire Gibson up - dry

Scampi appetizer

Dabney Coleman NY steak medium rare

Potatoes Beckerman

Special Cappuccino (has booze)

I'm done. I'm full. I'm happy.

(easy meal to split, but git your own booze)

Apr 09, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

eggs benedict in Santa Monica or Century City

Though not in the area under discussion, Nick's Café on North Spring in downtown serves eggs benedict on the weekends (made with their famous ham) and it is superb.
I live in the Century City area and I travel to Nick's for my eggs benny fix because it is that good! (FREE coffee on the weekend too!)

Mar 22, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

BURGERS!

It seems Rustic Canyon has become a high end vegetarian restaurant with just a scant nod to the carnivores, just the inverse of most restaurants.

Mar 14, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

BURGERS!

R.C. no longer offers a burger.

Mar 13, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

Does anyone remember the Hamburger Tavern on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills?

Feb 20, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

Loved Fisher's, cafeteria style setup and all!

Feb 11, 2014
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

BIG MISTA'S OPENING A BRICK & MORTAR

Yes, Thursday's Big Mista is at the C.C. F.M.
(Neil to me he intends to continue in C.C. after his brick and mortar is open.)

Nov 30, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Brents Deli, Northridge

I get my pastrami fix at Langer's but when my jones is for a hot corned beef on rye, I travel out to Brent's. That sandwich
is spectacular. Your teeth glide through the rye and the beef, (warm, full flavored delish ) just melts in your mouth. The half sour pickles are also on point.

Their cb on rye reminds me of Corkey's & Lenny's (Cleveland , Ohio) excellent cb sandwich.

I can also highly recommend the matzo ball soup and the split pea soup is crazy good!

They have Fox's U-Bet for egg creams but unfortunately not once have I been delivered a properly composed egg cream at Brent's.

Enjoy the show!

Nov 25, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Remember these Restaurants?

Ollie Hammond's Steakhouse was a classic. Open 24 hours
with a wonderful menu, (and cocktails) dark red leather booths and wood paneling - in three locations!

On a par with Musso's or the PDC, but with better prices (for the time).

Nov 21, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Remember these Restaurants?

Ollie Hammond's?

Nov 19, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Best chocolate milkshake near Sherman Oaks?

Happy B-day to your hubby. During your stay in So Cal might I suggest picking up a glass bottle of Broguiere's Farm Fresh Dairy's chocolate milk. It is insanely rich good stuff.
It is available in most supermarkets.
(Broguiere's holiday eggnog should be arriving soon!)

Oct 23, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Restaurants in the 80's

The elderly gentleman that owned and ran the place really knew the hospitality business. They really knew how to take care of and please their guests!
Oh for a place like that today.....

Oct 20, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

cream pies

I recently tried the banana cream pie at Bandera. I liked the crust and the bits of chocolate, but the custard filling was thin and not at all special.

Sep 14, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Prime rib for birthday dinner

Musso & Frank does a fantastic prime rib.

Sep 09, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

.Grilled Lobster

`Musso & Frank.s.

Aug 30, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Jonathan Gold's favorite LA Burgers

Put me down for a Hickory Burger; easy onion & lettuce, sweet pickles instead of dill, fries and an ice tea. Yum.

Aug 16, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Texas Blue Bell ice cream, is it even possible to find it in Los Angeles ???

Servorg-
No need to doubt the veracity of Whipp'd's claim of selling Blue Bell ice cream in California, here is your answer: Whipped sells no pre-packaged Blue Bell ice cream at all, they sell their Blue Bell ice cream and hand pack it in different sized to go containers at the time of sale.

End of confusion

Jul 31, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area

Burger tonight - MDR/Culver area

George Petrelli's Steakhouse at Sepulveda & Jefferson has a fantastic burger & fries. Nice bar too. As for the rest of the menu, not so much...

Jul 28, 2013
CastironJim in Los Angeles Area