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LA Food and Wine fest

Is this anything like the American Wine and Food Festival once hosted at Universal Studios? That was an awesome event and like a who's-who of the culinary world

about 2 hours ago
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

The best chili cheese fries

Not a fan of the brown flavorless paste they pass off as chili at The Hat. For chili cheese fries in the area, Pharos Burgers about a mile north on Atlantic is much more flavorful

2 days ago
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

NYC 'Hounds Seeking A Saturday Brunch near the Mirimar

The Penthouse at Huntley has a nice brunch and stunning views of Santa Monica Bay

http://www.thehuntleyhotel.com/brunch...

Aug 08, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

Great post. I miss Naugles (and Pup n Taco) too and still enjoy late night DT every now and then

Aug 07, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

The Hat makes quite possibly the most bland and flavorless chili I've ever had and their pastrami is unremarkable. That being said I love Langer's pastrami too much to mix it up with yellow cheese and chili

Aug 07, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

What's your favorite of the Chipotle-way style fast-food-y pizza joists in town: 800 Degrees, or Blaze Pizza, or Pielogy, or Pizza Rev, or Ugly Pizza Co., there may be a few others ????????????????????

Ah OK, thank you ns1. However I don't see how ordering a pizza like this is different taste-wise vs. asking for specific toppings at any other fast casual type place

Aug 07, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

What's your favorite of the Chipotle-way style fast-food-y pizza joists in town: 800 Degrees, or Blaze Pizza, or Pielogy, or Pizza Rev, or Ugly Pizza Co., there may be a few others ????????????????????

What exactly is Chipotle-style pizza? This thread is a little confusing after seeing orange chicken burritos and yogurt

Birrieria De Don Boni

Great place and also check out Flor Del Rio on 4th St for Zacatecas style birria

Aug 07, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

What's your favorite of the Chipotle-way style fast-food-y pizza joists in town: 800 Degrees, or Blaze Pizza, or Pielogy, or Pizza Rev, or Ugly Pizza Co., there may be a few others ????????????????????

In this category I like Pitfire Pizza but have not tried 800 yet

Aug 07, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Chili coming up again

Try the Chasen's chili available at Bristol Farms. Good stuff

Aug 06, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Calling Chandavkl ... "House of Mandarin Noodle" opens in Temple City

Great report, thank you Porthos. I love the Din Tai Fung pork chops so must get out to this place and try their version

Aug 01, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

"Veggie" (The Word That Dare Not Speak Its Name) Burritos

Chile relleno burritos at Ana Maria's in Grand Central Market

Aug 01, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Valley Blvd Eats - looking for eating partners

What makes you think Latinos in SGV only eat at those places? And again, why are you so hung up on race? Is your family new to this country?

Aug 01, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Taylor's Steak House

No, not on top of a hill like Pomona Mining Co. It's a bit kitschy Western-themed (they will cut off your tie if you come in wearing one). However the steaks are very good for the price point and they come served with campfire style beans which I really like

http://www.pinnaclepeaksteakhouse.com/

Jul 29, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Taylor's Steak House

Pinnacle Peak in San Dimas offers a huge and tasty 28oz Porterhouse with all the fixings for the same $27 as Taylor's 10oz culotte, however they are over 30 miles apart

Jul 29, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Yummy Food Day in East Los Angeles!

Good job, those are all great and quality ELA classics

Jul 18, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

I don't know what you are talking about, I eat all types of Asian and non-Asian food in the SGV. Not sure why you are so hung up on race

Jul 17, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

What does Vince's spaghetti have to do with Petrillo's pizza other than a straw man approach?

Jul 17, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

No, it exists because they have been making great pizza for over 50 years, and despite your attempt to make this a racial thing, I have seen plenty of Asians dining there over the years

Jul 17, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area
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WHO HAS THE BEST PIZZA IN L.A. AND WHY?

No, delicious delicious pizza

Jul 17, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area
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The Pastrami List 2014

Yum, I alternate between Langer's excellent rye and Kaiser rolls on my No. 1s there

Jul 17, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

My follow list is on my profile but would like to especially thank Porthos for his thoughtful and insightful posts and photos. I think we have similar tastes in places. I also really like how eloquent Porthos writes without having to resort to profanity or incomprehensible abbreviations to try to sound "cool." Classy, great writing is getting harder to come by these days.

Jul 11, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Bucatini

Il Fico on Robertson has it often, and their pastas are fantastic, fresh made in-house

Jun 17, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Where do you do your healthy eatin' in LA?

I should also add the funny-named Cabbage Patch. As I write this I'm munching on a very tasty French lentil salad with avocado and arugula

http://www.cabbagepatchla.com/

Jun 11, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Where do you do your healthy eatin' in LA?

For healthier eats I like Fresh Corn Grill and M Café de Chaya

Jun 11, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

FiveThirtyEight says LA has worse burritos than SD AND SF.

Not really an attack, I'm just not concerned with this particular person's burrito tastes or more importantly, any type of "analyses" based on Yelp

Jun 06, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

FiveThirtyEight says LA has worse burritos than SD AND SF.

Most blogs are simply vanity projects for people who think they are writers. That being said, I don't really trust the burrito preferences of someone originally from Lansing, MI anyway

He might be good at baseball and election statistics, but don't quit your day job just yet, Nate

Jun 06, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Buttermilk baked chicken sandwich at Lemonade

I like Lemonade, particularly their broccoli salad with ricotta. They used to have another good sandwich with that buttermilk chicken breast and pimento cheese, but sadly no longer offer

Jun 05, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

obscure indian foods

If you are ever in the San Gabriel Valley, give the gyros at Pharo's Burgers in Alhambra a try. They are Greek-owned and make a good version of the Americanized gyro

May 31, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

obscure indian foods

George's Greek offer that processed gyro style, as do most self-billed "Greek" places in Los Angeles

May 30, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area