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takeout/informal catering

Thanks for the happy birthday wishes PeterCC. My party was today and the Komodo food was a clear winner. Everyone just gushed about it..all of it. We had beef and chicken rice bowls from the regular menu the they agreed to prepare in bulk (which they refer to as batch), soft taco shells that I warmed up on the grill on an as needed basis, crab cakes plus the tuna tartar crispy wontons. As you can imagine the names do not reflect the medley of food contained in each dish. So thank you everyone for the great suggestions. If it wasn't for this list serve I would not have had such a great celebration with my friends.

Oct 06, 2013
smokemirrors in Los Angeles Area

takeout/informal catering

Hi Everyone,

Well I visited and taste tested many of the recommendations below, including one additional one: Thyme on Ocean Park. Komodo charged 30.00 for a tasting dinner and the manager sat with me and talked me through all the offerings he brought to the table. He was very friendly and full of suggestions. I really enjoyed Lemonade and Bay Cities, but found the food at Thyme to be clean but not exceptional considering the price. I decided to go with Komodo. I did experience one glitch so far and that is an order form that charged 150.00 more than the originally discussed priced. It was corrected after I spun into a panic. Will report on the results after Sunday. Thanks everyone for your suggestions

Oct 04, 2013
smokemirrors in Los Angeles Area

takeout/informal catering

Thanks. Sadly, Clementine is closed on Sunday, the day I will host my party. I will try them next time round.

Sep 12, 2013
smokemirrors in Los Angeles Area

takeout/informal catering

Thanks for the terrific ideas. Have heard and read about Komodo, but never eaten at their truck.

Sep 12, 2013
smokemirrors in Los Angeles Area

takeout/informal catering

Great idea. Will do a taste test meal!

Sep 12, 2013
smokemirrors in Los Angeles Area

takeout/informal catering

Thanks so much. It's quite informal. We are a laid back group, but we have discriminating taste when it comes to food (my taste is way beyond my pocket). We aren't huge meat eaters so a deli and meat centered afternoon isn't the best way to go (including some meat is fine, though). Spent lots of time traveling and eating my way around Mexico, so my standards for Mexican food are very high...

Sep 12, 2013
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takeout/informal catering

I am turning 60 and hosting an afternoon party for about 25 friends in a backyard. I am looking for great takeout or informal, serve yourself catering. Last time I did something like this I ordered from Pizzeria Mozza's store, but want to give my friends a different experience. Looking for more than Bristol Farms or Whole Foods Catering but can't afford a $ 30.00 a person. Any suggestions? The party is in West LA, but I am willing to pick up the food anywhere in the basin--downtown, Hollywood, Santa Monica, etc. Thanks!

Sep 11, 2013
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