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ISO Great fresh Italian sausage in L.A. area

If you are ever in the South Bay, check out South Shores Meat Shop in San Pedro some time. San Pedro has a large Italian and Croatian community and the Italian sausage and cevapcici there are fantastic

about 6 hours ago
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Lindy and Grundy Closed!

If I was truly concerned about how the animal was treated, I would not be eating meat to begin with. I prefer oxymorons for dessert

about 6 hours ago
Ernie in Los Angeles Area
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Lindy and Grundy Closed!

I do not equate "doing good" with seeking laughable concepts like "humanely" slaughtered meat

To have one's throat involuntarily slit may be many things, but few on the receiving end of such an act would be likely to describe it as merciful or humane, regardless of how much organic grass was consumed or roamed about

about 8 hours ago
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Lindy and Grundy Closed!

Equally strange that people obsessed with sourcing quality of their meat willingly choose to move to one of the most polluted cities in USA

about 10 hours ago
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Lindy and Grundy Closed!

Where is the beef sourced from the Asian places you recommend?

about 14 hours ago
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Where to go for good "jack of all trades"Japanese restaurant?

I hope not. There are enough bland hamburgers already available in Japan

1 day ago
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Where to go for good "jack of all trades"Japanese restaurant?

I have seen a few Denny's in Japan

1 day ago
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Where to go for good "jack of all trades"Japanese restaurant?

Izakaya Honda-Ya has good yakitori and a solid diverse menu. I often crave their albacore tataki. They have locations in Little Tokyo and OC

Sep 29, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

First Visit: Crossings in South Pasadena

Wonderfully written review, thank you

Sep 26, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Bachi Burger Sawtelle

What are the provenances of beef, pork or seafood at the SGV places you like?

Sep 25, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Red Medicine Announces It Will Close at the End of October

That is too bad. I really enjoyed my meals there and will miss their wildly inventive style, sort of like an Asian-influenced version of René Redzepi's Noma in Copenhagen

Sep 25, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

It's late and I'm Hungry!

Shiraz in Glendale for good Persian. They are open until midnight

Sep 19, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Great Outdoor Breakfast in Beach Areas: South Bay, MDR, SM, Malibu

Try the breakfast brunch at Terranea's Catalina Kitchen in Rancho Palos Verdes. Gorgeous view on the terrace with very nice brunch offerings

Sep 15, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area
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Where Can I Get Excellent Chilaquiles in Koreatown?

Check out the chilaquiles at Mama's Hot Tamales near 7th & Alvarado

Sep 12, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

quiet place downtown for a meeting

Some great options in this thread. La Serenata de Garibaldi also might work. Directly across street from Mariachi Plaza Gold Line Station

Sep 12, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Gordon Ramsay - The London?

It has been about two years, but I remember having a remarkable beef dish there. I am not sure of the cooking process involved, but it appeared rare when served yet was cooked throughout with a crisp outside. To this day I can't figure out how it was prepared like that, maybe sous vide?

Sep 09, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Tasting Kitchen Brunch Pictorial

Thank you for the great photos. Their brunch looks excellent

Sep 04, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

Valentino is a class act

The other ones pulling this stunt, not so much

Brunch delivery

Try the Postmates app if you are in West LA. Lots of interesting delivery options

Aug 28, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

I would not recommend Hinoki to any traveller unless they were in the immediate area. I've had a couple meals there and while the atmosphere is quite nice, I can't remember anything remarkable food wise except for some nasty yam dish. Drinks were pretty inventive and good though

Aug 27, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Pasadena area group dinner

Stonefire Grill has a patio good for large groups. Solid BBQ meats, salads, pizza, etc. in large portions

Aug 27, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area
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How do you Spam?

My father was in the Korean War and often made us SPAM and eggs for breakfast

Aug 27, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Tasty Dumpling House in Alhambra

Been here a couple times now and like their pan fried beef and onion dumplings, spicy eggplant and addictive tangerine chicken. Very nice service and clean space too

Aug 25, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Chicagoland in the Southland: Deep Dish Pizza (Nancy's) and Italian Beef (Al's) come to Alhambra

Kronos is the Sysco of Middle Eastern food

Aug 25, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

Chicagoland in the Southland: Deep Dish Pizza (Nancy's) and Italian Beef (Al's) come to Alhambra

I also tried this new location in Alhambra for the first time last week. I had their signature Italian beef sandwich with sweet peppers and provolone, and a small order of fries. The beef sandwich was OK if salty but I am wondering if they roast the beef in-house or it is shipped in pre-cooked. I am glad I ordered the fries without salt as it would have been a sodium overload between the two. The fries were good, fresh-style similar to In n Out

I am curious to try their hamburgers next time, they looked pretty good

Aug 25, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

South Coast Plaza Din Tai Fung Rates With International Counterparts

Thank you for the report and photos, Porthos. I am glad the shrimp fried rice and pork chop are as good as ever at that DTF location. I am also curious how their "appetizer" and spicy wontons are (I don't bother with their XLB anymore)

Aug 22, 2014
Ernie in Los Angeles Area

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

Aug 22, 2014
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

Aug 20, 2014
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