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I was there yesterday and the place was about 1/2 full. We order our pizzas a mozzarella salad and two glasses of wine. It seemed liked they expected us to watch our pizza being made before we got to place our salad order. We sat down by the tree ( which has not been deeply watered, is stressed and dying). The pizzas were served first. We said we ordered salad and wine. They said that takes longer. We got our two wines which are straight pours; even though the wines are served casket style they do not sell 1/2 or carafes?! Also when we asked for water they had to bring...later. We had to walk to,other side of restaurant for red pepper and oregano r that came back to our table in little plastic tubs. Weird place. It must be for kids. The pizza however was delicious! We eventually had to walk up and wait in line to get another two wines...not sure if you can get direct service if you sit at the bar area. Also ther sell tons of their mercy...like Cracker Barrel.

about 11 hours ago
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$10 and under near the Grove/Fairfax area

Andre's Italian restaurant in the rear by whole Foods. Good for the price cafeteria style food. Check it out; cash only.

Aug 24, 2015
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Something Cheap, large group, in/near Sherman Oaks

Stanley's closed suddenly last week reports eater la!

Aug 13, 2015
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I don't know how to pick for picky eaters! (But need to find a place for dinner for 7 tomorrow!)

2nd the Lobster for out of towners. Location is great for the 6 and you can go to them.

Jun 12, 2015
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Best hole in the wall mexican restaurant in LA

I would definitely check out Gilbert's El Indio on Pico. Great breakfast which include coffee! Pitchers of margaritas and all food is good. Cash only!

May 31, 2015
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Ramen in SFV?

Hyakumi noodle is great.

May 25, 2015
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Vintage LA diners with great food

Corky's is known for its broasted chicken. They also have a dark bar in the back with music or comedy some nights.

Anything interesting in San Fernando Valley?

http://valleysecreteats.brownpapertic...
There are still tickets available for this eating tour tomorrow benefiting the LAPL photo friends Valley Times project.

May 15, 2015
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Allegro at Wynn - not as "casual" as the website would suggest, but excellent no less

Wow! Thanks....how do you know of this family style and do other restaurants in LV do this on tasting menus? Just wow!

Apr 25, 2015
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sedona v flagstaff

Stay in Jerome and go on day trips to Flag and Sedona. You should not choose your location based on dinner. Will you be visiting grand canyon and points north or east? If so you must stay in Flagstaff as there as distances are far. Even a crappy Indian taco by the side of the road is fantastic when you are in monument valley or canyon de chelly. Or anytime!

Apr 25, 2015
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Best Mexican in Sherman Oaks?

Thanks Skellner...see you there on Monday....what hours do they open? Thanks again for this hot tip. Is this location cash only too?

Apr 24, 2015
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Jon & Vinny's

I really miss Damiano's green (spinach) crust pizza. They should serve it as a tribute to the space and better days when we could get a az at all hours of the night and on the cheap. Anyway I'll have to check this place out.

Buying Wild, good quality, Seafood? Los Angeles? Farmers Markets? Tips?

You're right...its next weekend.

Apr 18, 2015
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Buying Wild, good quality, Seafood? Los Angeles? Farmers Markets? Tips?

Go to Ventura Fish Company today and tomorrow for fresh local (not too!) fish. 8am-3pm....they will filet for you there. See venturafishcompany.com

Apr 18, 2015
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pre-dinner drinks around taylor's steakhouse

Yep best pre drinks are at Taylor's. Agree w Yogachik

Apr 18, 2015
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Anything interesting in San Fernando Valley?

Why do you care about the Tuning Fork website having a corporate vibe? and why not just visit the restaurant instead and judge them on that? Also if you are a food critic, why are you asking these questions?

Apr 17, 2015
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Persian or Turkish Beef Stew (or Beef Filling)?

I usually make ghormeh sabzi or gheymeh....these are better with rice than in a philo dough.....I think. I serve the gheymeh with French fries on top..... You could be creative and try it out!? Kookoo would be a good filling but wouldn't use up your beef!

TJ's has NO walnuts for another 3 or so months - now where?

Sprouts in the bulk items

Type of white "shortcake" used in grocery stores strawberry shortcake - recipe?

Angel food cake.....healthy too

Mar 12, 2015
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Shuttle to Walt Disney Hall?

At his is an old thread; McCormick & Schmick is out as that location is now closed.

Mar 11, 2015
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Bill's Hamburgers Bang for your Burger Buck

yes you can order the burger any way you want. Each iteration is perfectly made and just right. They've got a parts of a good burger....even their shredded lettuce is even, perfect and serene and can do it your way. Love and perfection in the assembly.

Mar 01, 2015
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Bill's Hamburgers Bang for your Burger Buck

I agree these are great burgers. They also are consistent, and always perfect...that, too is their perfection.

Mar 01, 2015
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jackfruit

Frozen works fine too.....any Asian market.

Feb 07, 2015
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Tiki bars? And tiki food?

Twin Dragon, their pupu platter rules, there is a trader Vic's downtown although I have not been to the "new" location. I think ray's Hawaiian may qualify as well. If you find anything in the valley let me know...oh, maybe Damon's for ribs and chi Chi's

Feb 06, 2015
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Why does Ralph's send me coupons for items that don't have?

My ralphs has a whole bunch of hams in the discount section...like 70% off. I think you can freeze them if you have a large freezer. Also,talk to the manager, my ralphs does not have private selection bread..which they send a coupon for?! I say, can I have this other ralphs made bread, and yes, they approve. Lastly these coupons are good on heavily discounted items..like day old bread or Christmas hams.

Jan 29, 2015
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Sherman Oaks/Encino lightweight dinner suggestions please

Fab's has that homey feeling. It fits the bill!

Jan 22, 2015
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Best Mexican in Sherman Oaks?

La Fogata is not much but it is great for a group. Endless serve yourself coffee and snowbirds think they're in heaven. Good salsa bar, reasonable prices and the breakfast can be American or mexican. They have burgers too. They may just love it! Especially recommended for large group mexican breakfasts!

For take out or take over the place/parking lot...pica paco. Homemade tortillas and their green chili pork burritos cannot be beat. No alcohol but great mexican coffee! Hope your group is casual!

Dec 29, 2014
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Best Fried Chicken in the Valley?

Mom's on Vanowen in Valley Glen is delicious! $4.99 lunch special 2 piece chicken until 2pm M-F!

Dec 29, 2014
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Valley restaurant for small wedding

Blu jam....they have white tableclothes and crystal. Can be buffet or table service. Nice place if the weather is nice and it usually is. If you can dream it you can do it around here. Epic bar also has a nice room that opens up and plenty of room for a band.

Dec 28, 2014
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Best Mexican in Sherman Oaks?

I heard that cactus taqueria is moving into the old Manny's place! I hope it opens soon and it would be great!

Dec 26, 2014
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