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Downtown or Hollywood Best Restaurant for Singles

Just off the top of my head, Pete's is a cool bar/rest. downtown, 5th and spring I think, solid food and outside seating. Also, there's an upscale-ish Vietnamese place a few doors to the south that's got great food. 7th & Grand is cool during the week. Then there's the HMS Bounty, 3355 Wilshire in K-town, like you're grandfather's red-vinyl boothed spot but less stuffy. Haru Ulala on 2nd in Little Tokyo is awesome, little plates, lively, and open late.

Mar 31, 2008
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help scottish tourists looking for good cheap food in lax area of los angeles

I guess this whole question is a bit abstract for me, as a native trying to imagine where to eat near the airport. And as an east-sider, I defer to you WG.

Mar 10, 2008
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help scottish tourists looking for good cheap food in lax area of los angeles

Point taken, I guess "as the crow flies", which is what I was thinking, just doesn't apply anywhere at any time in LA anymore. But if they grab the sandwiches and then eat them on the benches on Ocean, maybe the trip would be worth it...

Mar 09, 2008
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Best of (3rd St) Farmer's Market?

and breakfast at Charlie's is great, better than going in to Dupars.

Mar 09, 2008
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Takeout Food in Korea Town

Doesn't seem to be googlable, but it's there, 2 or 3 blocks west of vermont on the north side of 6th, middle of the block btwn Kenmore and Alexandria.

Mar 09, 2008
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help scottish tourists looking for good cheap food in lax area of los angeles

not to turn you into guinea pigs, but it would be cool to get your take on the controversial nostalgia vs. quality Tito's Tacos at Sepulveda and Washington. If you Scots can take fried Mars Bars, you'll love Tito's, at least the kids probably will. Also, Bay Cities Italian deli is close by on Lincoln, which has killer sandwiches.

Mar 08, 2008
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Takeout Food in Korea Town

There's also Kuishimbo on 6th btwn Alexandria and Kenmore. Super good, no frills japanese grill, Korean ribs, tasty salad dressing, I used to bring it back to my Ktown job all the time.

Mar 08, 2008
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Deli lunch near UCLA Thursday

The Apple Pan is in Westwood, and some like me swear by their burgers, fries, and pie. If this is too late, try it next time.

Mar 01, 2008
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Place to meet by the Wiltern? Drinks? Din?

As far as drinks and B+ food and atmosphere galore, IMO you can't beat the HMS Bounty, 3355 Wilshire between Alexandria and Kenmore, in the Gaylord Apt building.

Feb 29, 2008
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ISO Korean Fried Chicken (Pollo Pillo isn't it)

there's a place in the Chapman market on 6th between alexandria and kenmore that serves fried whole chicken. It's super crispy but pretty bland. You've got to go to Kyochon in any event.

Feb 20, 2008
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Cupid's Hot Dogs MIA

Yeah, the Tarzana Cupid's is weak...for hot dogs, but the kebab ain't half bad.

Feb 14, 2008
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Crepes??

gracias everybody, think I'll start in Long Beach and work my way north.

Feb 13, 2008
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Crepes??

Oh yeah, forgot about that, thanks.

Feb 12, 2008
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Crepes??

Have to admit I was a huge fan of the Magic Pan, although I was just a kid when we used to go there. I liked the crepes more than the fillings, and that's still my favorite part. I think La Frite's are decent, as are Figaro, but not the same. Dusty's are often tough and cold. In other words, crepes as delicious and cheap street food, the equivalent of great taco truck tacos, but crepes, get it? Anyone??

Feb 12, 2008
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eating around Century City

Clementine across from the mall on Ensley would satisfy all your needs.

Feb 12, 2008
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Buffalo Wings in Thousand Oaks?

KYOCHON KYOCHON KYOCHON. I know you probably know the place and I know it's a trek from the valley and I know it's already Saturday but these wings are life-changing. 6th and Serrano, 213-739-9292

Feb 02, 2008
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Where can I Find the Best Mexican Restaurant in LA?

The Talpa on Pico W of Barrington ain't fancy, but it's awesome, been there for over 40 years.

Feb 02, 2008
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Poll: What restaurants do you eat in most often?

Hope this has already been said, but the Talpa on Pico at least once a month for 30 years. As an eastsider working on the westside(yikes) Clementine has really saved me almost 3 times a week. Elvira's twice a week on Colorado in Eagle Rock rocks! Blue Hen and/or oinkster once a week, Langer's on the cross city drive, Chung King in San Gabriel, Triumphal Palace when over there. And of course Tito's, TITO'S!!!!!!!!

Jan 29, 2008
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killer shrimp

not exactly sure of their dinner hours, but the Gumbo Pot in the Farmer's Market has a similar shrimp dish that are pretty much a duplicate of KS, and even better, with plenty of bread to go with.

Jan 29, 2008
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Great Greek?

yuck. I was baptized across the street from c&k (papachristos), so have loved the market all my life, but the cafe? Please. That little man should be ashamed. Why is it that people so strenuously object to other "Americanized" ethnic cuisines, but everyone gives a pass to these floor show Greek places, 90% of which are horrible. It can't be financial, because great Greek food is as cheap to make as great Mexican food. The tacky atmosphere at most places is as offensive to most Greeks as, say, the sleeping-sombrero-wearing guy adorning the walls at some Mexican places. Sorry for the rant, but this has always bothered me, and I admit it's my own peoples' fault.

That said, aside from the embarassing name, Le Petit Greek (I pray that's a sly slagging-off of the mincing Papachristo himself) on Larchmont is unreasonably expensive but consistently good, especially the more peasant-y things, like the grilled fish, tarama salata, tzatziki, and warm pita, not to mention some good wine. Even the gyro would be a big seller on the street in front of the Grande Bretagne in Athens or somewhere on Iraklion. But that's just one place, so, aspiring Greek chefs take heart, there's still a yawning vacuum for you to fill.

Jan 29, 2008
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Shee Crab Chowder in LA?

Thought this ? died, thanks for the tip rib, I'll check it out.

Dec 23, 2007
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Oysters!

thanks BBQ

Dec 23, 2007
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Soup in Santa Monica

Sandwiches at Canary?

Dec 21, 2007
rancherostyl in Los Angeles Area

Oysters!

Do you have an address for Oyster House?

Dec 21, 2007
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SGV Dim Sum Update?

Then again, it's a thin line between vehemence and smugness. I'll give it another shot.

Dec 21, 2007
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SGV Dim Sum Update?

Hmm. You sound pretty vehement, I'll take your word for it. Fortunately there are enough dim sum places that I can easily check TP off my list

Dec 20, 2007
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SGV Dim Sum Update?

Really? Both times I've been it was at least a B plus.

Dec 20, 2007
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Oysters!

On second thought, sorry for sounding snarky. Once had a lousy experience at King's, probably isolated. I stick by my opinion of the place, but, taken on their own, you're right, the oysters are perfectly fine.

Dec 20, 2007
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Oysters!

Well, if you call assembly line tourist trap hell ambience, then king's has got it.

Dec 20, 2007
rancherostyl in Los Angeles Area

Soup in Santa Monica

Run don't walk to Attari, but I think they have asht everyday, it's the ab gousht(?) that's friday only, comes in two bowls or takeout and you mix it together yourself. Tongue sandwich is awesome too.

Dec 20, 2007
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