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Any good new(ish) restuarants in and around the San Fernando Valley that are a must try?

I prefer to think of Sherman Oaks as west Studio City. :)

Second the Warren's recommendation though if you make reservations request the patio as the interior leaves something to be desired.

Not as newish but Girasol fits the description as well.

Aug 26, 2014
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Tacos Leo's now on the eastside!!!

Ok drove by today on the way back from dinner and couldn't resist the urge to find out if it was really true. I used to live 10 mins away from the other Leo and have eaten there at least 30+ times. I'd say this outpost is about 95% the same, the pastor had the same flavoring and they used the same tortillas. It was missing a bit of the char, the Venice blvd one usually had about 10% of the slices with a good burnt texture which gave it a slight crunch. Though to be fair depending on the timing, I've run into that problem at the Venice one as well. Also the Pineapple slices were hit and miss, some to small, some non existent. Regardless 95% is good enough for me plus the lines were away shorter. Now if only Zam Zam would open a closer branch I really never need to head back to my old hood again.

Aug 23, 2014
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Monster Noodles (Valley Village)

Props to you for taking the challenge against your better judgement

Aug 23, 2014
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What do you think about 'mandatory' Valet Parking?

It's also illegal in the city of LA. They passed an ordinance last year which banned valets from parking on city streets.

In my area I'd guess about 50% of the street spots are taken by Valets on Fri and Sat nights. One of these days I'm going to become the grumpy guy standing on the corner with a video camera.

Aug 22, 2014
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Tacos Leo's now on the eastside!!!

You have made my month

Aug 18, 2014
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Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?

Killer shrimp...was hoping for better

Aug 18, 2014
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Low priced sake in LA area?

Nothing like True Sake that I've found, but Mitsuwa tends to have a decent selection.

Aug 09, 2014
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Alert: Bulgarini Culver City is No More

I'm going to call this a verification:

https://mobile.twitter.com/bulgarinig...

Aug 08, 2014
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Santa Monica Pier Carousel ideas??????

The seafood tasted like it had been in sitting in tanks for a long time.

But seriously, it's bring in only. I think we did Joes pizza.

And I was responding to curlygirlm, not the op...

Aug 05, 2014
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Santa Monica Pier Carousel ideas??????

Just as a side note - we did my son's 3rd birthday downstairs at the Aquarium and would highly recommend it. The kids had a great time, the staff was great and it was relatively inexpensive. A first birthday is probably too early but worth keeping in mind.

Aug 05, 2014
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Bludso's For White People™- first visit.

That has to be a kevin question mark record...

Jul 29, 2014
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Spark Studio City closing July 20 @ 10pm

Interesting. Never had a chance to go even though it's right near me. Eater reported that Eggplant is switching as well.

Jul 19, 2014
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New List To Debate--Tacos!

I can eat like 10 at a time. It's the #1 thing I miss after I moved. To each their own.

Jul 08, 2014
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Warren's Blackboard @ Beverly Garland Hotel in NoHo

Thanks for the recommendations. I tried La Ventura a few months back and it was a one and done for me. Not comfort food enough, not high end enough. Just sort of blah. The sweet salt folks have a Mexican place coming according to eater so I'm keeping fingers crossed for that.

Jul 06, 2014
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Warren's Blackboard @ Beverly Garland Hotel in NoHo

Thank you. I'm Studio City side about 3/4 mile directly west of Warren's. Looks like your list is very close to mine. Just looking to expand my Sunday night eat in or take out list (since sadly Daichan isn't open Sundays or else I'd do that every night). Haven't tried Manzano so that's now bookmarked.

Jul 06, 2014
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Warren's Blackboard @ Beverly Garland Hotel in NoHo

NS1, since your neighborhood also seems to be mine, any other local places you'd recommend? I've bookmarked the other recent studio city threads but curious about any local standbys.

Jul 06, 2014
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Warren's Blackboard @ Beverly Garland Hotel in NoHo

Finally got around to trying it and would completely agree with the review. Had several of the starters, the pork chop and chicken. Food is all very good - nothing wildly creative just basics served well. That he worked at Westside Tavern makes sense as I would say there's some similarities. Definitely a spot I will return to.

Jul 05, 2014
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Tacolandia 2014: Post Your Live Commentaries and After-Event Reports Here!

Yeah. It wasn't fun playing the "which line am I in?" game between the backups at Jalisco and Jarritos.

Jul 02, 2014
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Tacolandia 2014: Post Your Live Commentaries and After-Event Reports Here!

Insanely long line to get in.

Jun 28, 2014
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Tacolandia 2014 6/28 3-7pm

Any hounds need a last minute ticket? My baby sitting just fell through so the wife drew the short straw and gets to stay at home with the kid.

Jun 28, 2014
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LA Vacation- Where to eat - Hotspots and Value for Money Kings?

If it helps, I mapped out a bunch of these places (along with the cheaper spots on the LA Weekly & LA Times annual lists) here: http://batchgeo.com/map/LA-Cheap-Eats

There's a map on the original link but it doesn't work on iPhone if you're mobile (and on an iphone).

Jun 09, 2014
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Al Pastor Tacos:

Ok, so finally got there today and..it's definitely not Leo. Granted probably unfair to compare the Pastor to one of the best in the city but was hoping to have a close equivalent on this side of the hill. The spit was out though he pulled my meat from one of the hot trays. Bad start though it tasted like it came off the spit not that long ago. Overall, It was lacking a bit in flavor, definitely better than a generic taco spot but not as richly marinated as I would like, the main favors were the condiments, not the meat. Also got some over charred and fatty parts. Overall I'd rate it a 3 1/2 out of five, not bad but not great either.

May 31, 2014
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101 noodle express

Very good, definitely worth the trip and as my first non dim sum foray into SGV a good precursor to trying other places in the future. Got the beef roll (of course) which lived up to its billing. One of the Dan Dan noodles - forget which one - which wasn't instantly spectacular but by the end I was thankful I didn't live nearby or else I'd eat it once a week. Also got the shrimp dumplings and pan fried pork ones both were good though I'd imagine better ones can be found elsewhere.

101 noodle express

Alhambra it was. Cross another off the must try list. Thanks all!

May 29, 2014
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101 noodle express

Is there a consensus on which location in sgv is the best? Heading there for lunch today. Thanks!

May 29, 2014
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Culver City Breakfast

Been a while since I lived over there but near to you I'd do Green Peas or LA Spice. A little further Curious Palate and Earl's Gourmet Grub are the closest to Food and Clementine in the area.

Metro is fine for what it is, I never saw why it got so much credit for being anything more than a neighborhood breakfast/lunch spot. It is very kid friendly though.

May 21, 2014
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Commonwealth Restaurant - Burbank

I'd say so, and I think that would be the case outside of Burbank as well (in an area with more variety). I think I was hoping based on the Yelp reviews and Westways write up that it was a new amazing find and I came away thinking it was solid but wasn't blown away.

May 18, 2014
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Commonwealth Restaurant - Burbank

Ok finally tried it the other day. My take away was that it was pretty good but it’s not topping my list of places I needed to go back to immediately. We did six items, everything on the menu was tapas sized. The beets were a standout for me very sweet and the ingredients mixed well. I also liked the dumplings quite a bit. The albacore scoops were good though not unique from other versions of that dish I’ve had before. The fried chicken was a major misstep, more fried than chicken and not really any distinctive flavor. Not remembering which other items we got but overall felt very nice but not outstanding.

The space is tiny but I didn’t have the feeling of being completely on top of my neighbor. Service was extremely attentive and staff was very friendly. Beer & Wine (with Sangria and wine based cocktails). In all I think we came up at about $120 pre tip with 6 items, dessert and 5 drinks for two people.

If you live or work in the area I’d definitely recommend you check it out but I don’t see it making the next list of 100 best restaurants or anything like that.

May 18, 2014
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2 days in LA for fish and tacos

Not to be a naysayer cause I love Portos but would you recommend a Cuban sandwich when the OP is from NYC? I don't think I had many when I was in NY but Cuban feels like a just as good in New York kind of thing.

May 04, 2014
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Best Pizza (NY Style) in LA

I lived the first 25 years of my life in NYC. The last 10 or so in LA. I think there's lots of good pizza here. So we have opposite opinions. Since we both have significant amounts of time in both cities with roughly the same ratios, the only difference being that you are older the only conclusion I can draw is the your taste buds have deteriorated with age. I better start eating now before I start losing my joy of pizza and feel the need to dredge up 5 year old threads to complain about it.

May 03, 2014
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