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L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Nominations

another vote for LATIN AMERICAN SEAFOOD

Sep 25, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

Will Owen, bulavinaka, mc michael, ... their geography works for me, ...long time follower of their posts...appreciate their insightful, witty discussion, and always interesting anecdotes.

Special birthday dinner Pasadena or environs

He was at a place called Seta out in Whittier...their FB site shows that he's still there, tho' haven't confirmed...(tho he was noted as the creator of their Valentine's Day menu this past Feb.).

Mar 31, 2014
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What's your drink of choice to get at a bar/restaurant and what is it and where do you get it at ?

Ditto.

Dec 31, 2013
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What's your drink of choice to get at a bar/restaurant and what is it and where do you get it at ?

(my eyes are dim, I can not see, I have not brought my specs with me, I have not brought my specs with me!!!! )

Dec 31, 2013
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Los Angeles Lunch & Brunch Blues

Hungry Cat. And true, there's the ubiquitous crab benedict, but ignore it (tho it's pretty good!) lotsa other stuff including a lobster roll and their cobb salad.

http://thehungrycat.com/menus/hwood-b...

Nov 23, 2013
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Late Thanksgiving dinner, cheapish?

Greenblatt's ...open til 2 a.m. ..."in Hollywood (next to the Laugh Factory) keeps the full deli and restaurant open, serving the same traditional hot turkey dinners they serve all year long for $11.95-14.95. No reservation necessary."

Haveadit ...I've never been there on Thanksgiving night, but might be interesting people watching. ;)

8017 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood CA 90046
(323) 656-0606
greenblattsdeli.com

Nov 23, 2013
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SOUP - LA Dish of the Month (November 2013)

Pit stop on the way to see RT n' the 44s and Frank Fairfield in Long Beach yesterday...late lunch at El Pollo Imperial - their Aguadito Soup is addictive.

Nov 17, 2013
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LA Dish of the Month (November 2013) - Voting

SOUP

Oct 30, 2013
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Indian Paradise and Rehab Burger Therapy

Indian Paradise on Hayden Rd. - Rule 1. Don't get restaurant recommendations from the hotel "Guest Information" notebook in your room. Rule 2. Ignore Rule 1 and trust Chowhound even if the last reviews you could find were circa 2009.

Granted, it looked a little questionable when we arrived around 8pm on Weds. night- located in a small, dark, minimall occupied by electronics stores and closed hair salons...once inside, the only others in the place were two guys lolling in a corner booth. (I wondered if I'd missed the "downhill alert" while scanning CH posts on my iPhone).

Cut to the chase, Indian Paradise was...very good...really good...eat-all-the-leftovers-for-Thurs. lunch-at-the-horseshow-good.

They brought complimentary papadam with mint, tamarind, and red pepper chutneys to nibble on while we looked over the menu. We ordered tandoor fish tikka (white fish w peppers, onions), vandaloo vegetables (potatoes, cauliflower, peas), and aloo paratha (stuffed with potato, spices and onion), medium heat. All of it tasted great, vandaloo had a healthy kick, and the paratha was fresh and great texture. Attentive service, along with friendly atmosphere - an extended family with a few young children, and a large party dressed for a night out also ended up sharing the room, with others arriving as we left.

Rehab Burger Therapy- Sunday noon, and we still had a few hours to kill before heading to Sky Harbor. After doing a quick look-see thru Taliesin West, north to Carefree, we then headed back to Old Town Scottsdale. There was a lot of Sunday football/fist-pounding music action going on at most places we walked by, but this place had seats left at the bar and we could still have a conversation. I had Shelby's Shpinach salad (Relapse size was more than adequate) with strawberries, blue cheese, avocado, candied pecans...yeah it all sounds familiar, but it was really quite a tasty combination. The S.O. had a mongo-sized portabello burger with these cute lil sweet potato-tots,...we ate slowly and finished it all (horse shows make you hungry). We'll go back...friendly bartenders, good drinks and service, and a good place to burn some time.

http://indianparadiseaz.com/menu.php
http://www.rehabburgertherapy.com/

Oct 02, 2013
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LA Dish of the Month (September 2013) - Voting

SOUP

Aug 26, 2013
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Twin Palms Pasadena? Again??

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/twin-...

I went a few weeks ago to hear a friend's "upscale jazz, rhythm, and blues" band play....music was good.

edit: okay, to be fair, they've cleaned up the place nicely, but the overall ambiance still feels more "lounge-y" than restaurant to me...the prices are still on the higher end (drinks $12-15ish), and the appetizers we had were plated with too much effort on presentation for rather blah shellfish and meze type stuff. I didn't do the ordering or pay so cant speak to the full menu or pricing overall. I think they are still playing with the menu. At night, it feels like more Hollywood than Pasadena...maybe if they're open for brunch?

Aug 24, 2013
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SALADS - LA Dish of the Month (August 2013)

The Market on Holly in Pasadena...almost any of their salads in the deli case - fresh corn, couscous with currants, lemon vinaigrette ...and at the height of the tomato season, the heirloom tomato salad with burrata and herbed olive oil, some cracked pepper and a little sea salt. The spinach/arugala salad w pine nuts, and the lime-cilantro (sans chicken and kinda like Green Street's Arroyo, but less of a mashup) are my favorites.

http://themarketonholly.com/

Aug 03, 2013
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Chino Wayne

Chino Wayne's posts were part of my introduction to Chowhound and I considered his posts a "must read" whenever I opened the board...so very very sad to read of his passing. My sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones.

Jul 23, 2013
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How long have you LA Chowhounders been posting on Chowhound ?

would this be him? (scroll to bottom of thread) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/903523

Jul 22, 2013
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How long have you LA Chowhounders been posting on Chowhound ?

May 2002 (first few posts under a different screen name).

Jul 17, 2013
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Downtown Lunch Recomendation Fun Fieldtrip

I think this is the link
http://www.senorfish.net/locations/

Apr 25, 2013
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Favorite foods served on a paper plate? [non-food truck edition]

Point taken ;)

edit my post, (borrowing westsidegal's qualification)-
if paper lined mini-fryer baskets count...;)

Mar 31, 2013
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Favorite foods served on a paper plate? [non-food truck edition]

Sweet potato fries at Father's Office.

Mar 31, 2013
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LA Dish of the Month (April 2013) - Voting

BURRITOS

Mar 31, 2013
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In Pasadena with a Car

I'd also add Carmela (ice cream) to ipse's list - great lemon sorbet, love the salted caramel ice cream, and if you like unusual flavors the Guinness fits the bill.

http://www.carmelaicecream.com/ice-cr...

Mar 20, 2013
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Daw Yee Myanmar Cafe - Monterey Park - Terrific 1st Meal

I'm going to assume they have the Gin Thoke (pickled, cabbage, sesame, lime, peanuts,etc.) salad...anyone had a chance to try it? I've had it a Yoma, Golden Triangle, and Burmese Kitchen (San Francisco)...all a little different variation on the theme, and all good...wondering how Daw Yee's compares.

Mar 20, 2013
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Fish and Chips

The Fish&Chips at Joes Bar and Grill on Magnolia in Burbank is consistently good on Sunday evenings...bf and I split the 3 piece, and it's not bad. pretty basic, but batter isnt soggy, fish has a good texture, not mushy... when made by whomever is handling the fryer that night, the fish is tender, crisp and not too greasy...other nights, sometimes burnt or too greasy.

Mar 17, 2013
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26th bday dinner downtown!

absolutely.the.best.drinks.

Mar 15, 2013
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26th bday dinner downtown!

lowball it...cocktails, oddznendz at church & state, followed by more drinks and a little ping pong at Tony's Saloon.

Mar 15, 2013
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Claud & Co Eatery (Pasadena)

agreed...maybe the mismatched signage is just a placeholder or trying out different lettering styles? also wondering the status of any ABC license.
...iirc that place was the location for Ralph's flowers 25+ years ago...wish them well.

Mar 07, 2013
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Eggs - LA Dish of the Month (March 2013)

...haven't had one in eons...quick stop at Philippe's...a pickled egg.
fuschia colored.excellent.

Mar 05, 2013
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Inexpensive No Fuss Engagement Party location

following westsidegal's suggestion, El Portal in Pasadena does this kinda event all the time...outdoor patios (upstairs and floor level) or indoors.

Mar 02, 2013
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BEST CASUAL CUBAN RESTAURANT???

Ditto re La Caridad... owner and family are really nice people, too! relaxed and comfortable place.

Feb 17, 2013
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Seeking a Venezuelan restuarant, specifically arepas!!

Bolivar Cafe on Ocean Park in Santa Monica got a thumbs up in the LA Weekly a while back, tho can't speak from personal experience.

http://www.cafebolivar.com/menu/eat-m...

Jan 12, 2013
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