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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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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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