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Leo's Tacos - 4 Locations? How are they?

Wow great find. I've tried the one on Glendale near Echo Park. I'd say it was about 95% of the way the same to the one on Venice/La Brea. Still great and flavorful, something was slightly missing in the char but it also could have been an off night.

Still haven't figured out hours - I learned from my many trips to the Venice one that you should only go when the Trompo is out so I've only done the drive to the Echo Park one later at night, rather than risk it.

May 06, 2015
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Fish Tacos between LAX and Marina del Ray?

Sure and you have your opinion and I have mine (albeit quite probably snobbish). Nothing wrong with that. I'm not a fan of Rubios and though the OP should have additional options, including Wienermobiles' probably best one. Apologies if that came off as a personal attack, it was not intended.

Fish Tacos between LAX and Marina del Ray?

Sorry, I'm going to disagree with the recommendation of Rubio's which to me is like telling someone who liked burgers to go to McDonalds. The defacto LAX recommendation is Coni'Seafood for their smoked marlin tacos (and more). If you're looking for something more traditional - Wahoo's in Marina Del Rey will do in a pinch (though admittedly not much better than Rubios)

Kay N Dave's in Culver City

We used to go quite a bit when we lived in the area and prior to the Culver City location to the old Pico location. I think the appeal on Kay n Dave's has been a few things:

1. Family friendly
2. Nice patio
3. Above average drinks
4. Lite-ish food compared other chain Mexican places.

I always looked at it as - sometimes you want some tacos and a margarita and it's a easy, decent option (especially if you have a young child). It's definitely not a you should travel to eat here kind of place though.

Come to think of it, I don't think I ever found my goto item on the menu. The fish tacos were ok.

Apr 10, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Afghan
Senegalese

Apr 08, 2015
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post-Señor Fred, Sherman Oaks

Yep that's probably where I saw it. Here's another mention recently (also a good source for local restaurant info):

http://www.ourventurablvd.com/Blogs/T...

Mar 31, 2015
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post-Señor Fred, Sherman Oaks

It's supposed to be an Italian seafood focused place called Ono and Marlin. There was a menu floating around at one point that looked interesting. That was a while ago though so don't know if plans changed.

What's going on at Murph's in Sherman Oaks

Mar 30, 2015
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Hollywood Area and Universal Studios

Not great options for celebs in that immediate area. The original Katsuya is always good for a sighting or two, especially early weekend nights. I'd also try the Sunday farmers market in Studio City, the paps are easy to spot and you can follow them to the celebs.

Mar 12, 2015
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Memphis' Gus's Fried Chicken (World Famous) Coming To Los Angeles

Been there. Love it. Thrilled it's coming.

Feb 18, 2015
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Visiting Burbank/NOHO area

I'm guessing in Burbank. Not downtown. ...?

Feb 16, 2015
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La Ventura in Studio City closed?

Turning into a new Mexican seafood concept from the team behind Mercado. I think April/May I vaguely remember. There's s thread somewhere on the board

Jan 31, 2015
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Best General Tso Chicken in LA?

I grew up in Brooklyn and your list above was pretty much the contents of at least s weekly dinner for us. Amazing similarity, I never realized how common it was (though I'd add Lol Mein as well). Tso's was always on the menu at our local places though not something I would order. I think likely because it was always listed as spicy and I as much more spice adverse at the time.

Jan 01, 2015
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Best Mexican in Sherman Oaks?

Liquor license indicates it's Maradentro. All I can find is that it's Mexican seafood and was set to open a location in Eagle Rock: http://la.eater.com/2014/2/4/6286317/...

Dec 28, 2014
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Best Mexican in Sherman Oaks?

Not Sherman Oaks but near enough maybe Mercado? Also Loteria or Casa Vega.

Dec 25, 2014
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Need Rec for Good Meet Up Place in Studio City or Thereabouts

Granville maybe? It's not amazing food but hits all the other notes you mention. Also Warrens Blackboard is well liked here but the chef left recently, I haven't been since to see what impact that's had.

Dec 24, 2014
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Dutch Crunch Bread @ PAVILIONS

To follow-up on this thread if anyone is looking. In Studio City/Burbank area:

- Ralphs at Ventura/Vineland looked at me weird when I asked
- Vons at Ventura/Laurel didn't have it but said they could make it for me with a days notice
- Pavillions on Alameda in Burbank had it and seems to have a regularly (there was a labelled bin for it)

Christmas eve tradition back again!

Dec 24, 2014
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Take a Bao (Studio City) - what's good?

If you have nothing good to say...

My wife makes me go every couple of months because she likes it and it's an easy take out option. My take away after trying a good chunk of the menu is that I generally dislike the Baos the least (usually the pork ones). I tried the bibimbap and only remember not wanting to order it again. It's not that the place is bad, I just personally have yet to find a single thing there that I'd want to order a second time.

Dec 01, 2014
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Warren's Blackboard @ Beverly Garland Hotel in NoHo

Damn, that sucks.

Nov 25, 2014
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Barrel & Ashes, meat porn folder:

Don't think so. Yelp says no and I haven't seen much activity when I drive by.

Nov 10, 2014
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Who makes good BBQ Baked Beans?

Those beans at Riveria are one of my top ten favorite dishes in LA.

Nov 09, 2014
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How's Mo-Chica now that Chef Ricardo Zarate is Gone?

Pure speculation here but Spark Studio City is a few weeks away from debuting their new concept according to their Facebook page. Since the last time a Spark debuted a new concept it became Picca, any chance there's a connection?

Or could be total coincidence....

Oct 22, 2014
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Where to go for good "jack of all trades"Japanese restaurant?

Been pleasantly surprised by the rolls there. Not that I would have expected otherwise but it's not a core competency

For what it's worth, K-zo never felt young kid friendly to me. Probably more in my mind as the staff never raised an issue but I never felt comfortable with the 5 yr old there whereas I have no problem bringing him to Daichan.

Sep 29, 2014
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LA County Fair - 2014 roundup

It completely closed down. I don't think racing is very successful in the LA area. It seems like a bunch of tracks went away recently.

Sep 24, 2014
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LA County Fair - 2014 roundup

Hey I love it. We go every year and between the animals, Rides, shows and exhibits there's a ton of stuff to do that keeps my 5 year old happy. Plus it was significantly less crowded this year.

That said my one major downside is that the food seems to range from heart attack inducing to barely passable.

Sep 24, 2014
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LA County Fair - 2014 roundup

I always grab an egg roll from the Thai stand near the entrance to the racetrack. In no way is it as good as a NYC egg roll but if you suspend disbelief enough, it's one of the closest in this general area.

Sep 24, 2014
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Ipsedixit Was Right--Visit To New Port Seafood Beverly Hills

Dude, first paragraph, OP

Sep 18, 2014
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Chicken & Rice Truck - anyone been?

Japadog worth trying? I'm pretty over the truck thing (too many bad ones). But if there's any there worth hitting I'm game.

Sep 09, 2014
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Chicken & Rice Truck - anyone been?

Thanks for doing that. I saw it come up on Today's Universal food truck feed and considered trying it. Now glad I didn't.

Sep 09, 2014
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Katsu-ya v. SugarFISH: Pre-Hollywood Bowl Dinner

I've done both quite a bit. As others said Katsu-ya will be packed but reservations are usually fairly easy to get. It's much better than the SBE Katsu-yas and I completely disagree that it's only a place for beautiful people/porn stars. That said, it's our neighborhood goto sushi spot, is it the best in the immediate area? Likely not, but not all of us want to drop $200+ on a sushi dinner.

If you want straight up only sushi Sugarfish is your spot, if you want cooked dishes, etc I'd do Katsu-ya.

Sep 06, 2014
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