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Belgium Beer on the westside.

Be careful with the Daily Pint nowadays...they switched ownership a few years ago and it turned into a VERY different place with a hostile vibe to match. They lost a ton of locals and haven't gained any back.

Jun 11, 2008
mr. O in Los Angeles Area

Venice finally gets a decent grocery store

New banner out front advertising a hiring fair on June 17th. Anyone know how far in advance WF stores crew-up before opening?

Jun 08, 2008
mr. O in Los Angeles Area

Venice finally gets a decent grocery store

I was told one year by the folks at WH on National/Barrington in March.

Apr 14, 2008
mr. O in Los Angeles Area

Best Chai Tea in WLA

My wife is thoroughly addicted to the Chai Tea at The Rose Cafe in Venice, but we've been unable to find any other acceptable alternatives in LA (RC often run out early in the day).

Can anyone recommend a great, authentic Chai anywhere else in our neck of the woods? In particular, we're looking for that spicy bite that Starbucks/Coffee Bean/Urth Caffe/Groundworks Chai is missing.

Apr 03, 2008
mr. O in Los Angeles Area

Red Velvet Cake

I have to respectably disagree...Susiecakes blows my Whole Food's (Brentwood) bakery items out of the water. Just no comparison - especially when it comes to freshness. And I don't ever recall seeing Red Velvet there, to address this thread's discussion

IMO, SC's Red Velvet is the best in town...I've tried them all over LA (it's my favorite) and always come back to SC. Bluebird in Culver City makes a pretty decent version but it's cupcake-only. Hotcakes is also pretty reliable and they do sell whole cakes.

Always happy to hear from folks who don't like SC, though. Means less of a line for me! ;-)

Feb 18, 2008
mr. O in Los Angeles Area

b&w cookies

Junior's are EXCELLENT and highly addictive.

Feb 18, 2008
mr. O in Los Angeles Area

ISO to die for cakes in Los Angeles

SusieCakes Red Velvet is my favorite cake in town...and I've done a thorough amount of testing!

Feb 16, 2008
mr. O in Los Angeles Area