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Foie Gras Dishes Still Being Served (Post Your Recommendations)

The hilarious thing is that the Idiot who thought up this ban has -- in actuality -- created what I'm sure is the biggest single month of foie consumption in California history. I'm filling my fridge, and will bring back more each out of state trip.

In fact, doesn't this affect interstate commerce? Unconstitutional I say! If porn porn is protected by the 1st Amendment, why not food porn?

Jun 27, 2012
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

NY hound visiting San Francisco. Must Try Foods?

Oysters and an anchor steam at Swan's Oyster Depot. Hangtown Fry at Tadich Grill -- it gets no more Old School San Francisco than that.

Mar 31, 2012
gph2os in San Francisco Bay Area

Chaz, its Greg

Does anybody know where somebody can get great cocktails and inventive ecelctic cuisine served with a Southern sensibility?

Aug 06, 2011
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Best burger in Berkeley?

2nd Triple Rock. Mesa Burger and a red ale.

Jul 12, 2011
gph2os in San Francisco Bay Area

Where are the worst cocktails in LA?

Agreed. Horrible margaritas. I mean I like the place - was there the night they opened. But (except for those seeking the intentionally bad) order beer for God's sake.

Apr 14, 2011
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Gastropubs in LA - maybe it's time to start a list?

Hudson House in Redondo Beach.

Apr 14, 2011
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Craft cocktail bars in the OC

320 Main is probably the best in OC, but Lola Gaspar in Santa Ana is not bad. I had a very good mezcal based cocktail there. Fresh ingredients and well made.

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Lola Gaspar Restaurant & Bar
211 W 2nd St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Apr 14, 2011
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Fried Chicken in Long Beach

Roscoe's and Johnny Rebs are both great. if you're willing to venture west of Long Beach, try Flossie's in Torrance/Redondo Beach. The real deal.

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Johnny Rebs
15051 7th St, Victorville, CA 92395

Sep 17, 2010
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Blood Orange... Anything! What's Good?

The Blood Orange Diablo cocktail at Hudson House in Redondo Beach is fantastic. Loved it so much I'm going to try my hand at a homemade version tonight.

Sep 17, 2010
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

crabmeat and prawns a la Monza/Tadich Grill [moved from San Francisco]

try this link. the recipe is in a Tadich Grill history book. with recipies. The link is to Google books.

http://books.google.com/books?id=poPd...

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Tadich Grill
240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Apr 05, 2010
gph2os in Home Cooking

Last Meal in Los Angeles

Nothing is more quintissential Los Angeles than Spago. That being said, I would go for your favorite Mexican taco stand, get some mexican beers, and eat at a spot on the beach, it's not just food you're leaving.

Also, I have to say that Burger Boy's post now has me jonesing for a Musso & Frank martini.

Jan 05, 2010
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Help with Beach Cities Birthday Dinner

Bottle Inn, Hermosa Beach. Sit on the patio for an ocean view, good Italian. Darren's in Manhattan Beach is also fantastic, but stick to the bar menu for your price point.

Aug 03, 2009
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Best Fried Okra?

I'm with you on the ranch dressing being out of line. I'll just have to break out Mom's recipe myself this weekend.

Jun 10, 2009
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Best Fried Okra?

I'm looking for the best fried okra in Los Angeles, preferable near Hermosa Beach (home) or Century City (work). I've tried Johnny Reb's in Long Beach, and it's the only I've had so far that comes close to Mom's. Lucille's fell far short.

Jun 04, 2009
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Wine seller in South Bay?

Ditto Manhattan Fine Wines. These guys know their stuff!

Jun 04, 2009
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

BEST STEAK IN LA? OTHER THAN CUT

I had a bad experience with El Segundo Fleming's as well. Waiter spilled sauce on one of the diners and not even an offer of free dessert or other effort to make up for ruining a pair of slacks other than half-hearted "sorry." Didn't even offer to pay for dry cleaning. Weak. Steak is OK, but falls below top end steakhouses in LA (Cut, Wolfgang's, Palm, Mastro's). Wine list horribly overpriced.

Jun 18, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

BEST STEAK IN LA? OTHER THAN CUT

Wolfgang's, Wolfgang's, Wolfgang's. It's all abot the beef -- and this is as good as it gets in town. Mastro's steak not quite as good as Wolfgang's (but still a great steak) but one helluva scene upstairs at the bar.

May 29, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Best Margarita in Los Angeles?

Thanks for starting what was a long string of El Conquistador recommendations. I'm 6'3" and 220 so I can put away some agave myself, and my friends have called my house margarita the "Spacecake" so they have accsed me of just this type of activity. Looking forward to it. Just wish it wasn't so far from home. By the way, if anyone is ever in Hermosa Beach order the "Boogaloo Margarita" at Cafe Boogaloo, it's the real deal.

May 22, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Best Place to Sit at Bar for Dinner in Century City Area?

If you like Cut, try Wolfgang's Steakhouse (proprietor is former head waiter at legendary Peter Luger steakhouse in NY) on Canon in Beverly Hills. Steak is amazing. Have a couple of salads, split a porterhouse, and finish with real NY cheesecake with schlag (real semi-whipped cream, great).

May 15, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

The Straight Beef on Wolfgangs

As much as I usually hate to just agree -- I do. The wines were Vegas sized triple markups (and higher). Very few deals. I had lunch there the other day and the steak sandwich with a very cold Becks (VERY frsty mug) went down very well. I just hope they adjust their wine pricing to conform to the LA market.

May 15, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Best Margarita in Los Angeles?

I'm on the search for the best margarita in Los Angeles. The best I've had so far is at Cut Steakhouse, and Ciudad does a good job as well.

May 09, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

South Bay Favorites (VERY LONG)

Wait no longer. Run -- don't walk, to Uncle Bill's for the bacon-cheddar waffle. It's my favorite. I didn't have the bravery until I went in early one morning still inebriated from the prior night. I haven't looked back.

May 08, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

South Bay Favorites (VERY LONG)

Darren's in Manhattan Beach, really adventurous and well executed menu. I have to second Cafe Boogaloo. Try the short ribs, whih melt in your mouth, and they have the best bartenders in the South Bay so order a drink and enjoy.

May 08, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

South Bay Favorites (VERY LONG)

Second Flossie's, which s South Bay. Best Fried Chicken in LA -- better than Kizzy's. Flossie was Kizzy's original chef. Also Mac n Cheese to weaken yo' knees.

May 08, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Best Burger in LA

Hinano! You just made me hungry, dammit! Best bar burger in LA County since the demise of the Honey Bucket in Long Beach.

May 07, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Best cheap Food in LA.

What? No Casa Bianca in Eagle Rock? Legendary.

May 07, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Wolfgang's in Beverly Hills - Anyone been?

I guess my point is that if they'e going to be in Los Angeles they should be able to make one of the quintessential Los Angeles drinks (and not pass it off to the barback). But I will take wholehearted pleasure in training the bartenders on how to make a good margarita. It will take many visists and many steaks -- but I'm more than willing. Those steaks are amazing! Can't wait to try the burger at lunch.

May 07, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Wolfgang's in Beverly Hills - Anyone been?

Come on people. The LA Times today says Puck has no comment until he speaks with attorneys. What? Wolfgang is the owner's name and it's known in the food world as the Luger's spinoff, quite a pedigree, and excellent in its own regard. Anyone who confuses these two great steakhouses with each other should just eat at Sizzler and save their money.

May 07, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Wolfgang's in Beverly Hills - Anyone been?

Best steak I've had in Los Angeles, but I agree on the outrageously priced wine list. Only a couple of reasonably priced wines for those who happen to have the knowledge of what to pick. Mostly priced like a Las Vegas wine list. Cocktails were OK (good manhattan, poor margarita), but the bartender sluffed me off to the barback who made the poor margarita (my only complaint. Service at the bar could be better, service at the table was great.

May 06, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area

Best Burger in LA?

Had a very nice burger at The Bull Pen in Redondo Beach last night. Bakery fresh bun and nice dense patty with quality beef.

Apr 15, 2008
gph2os in Los Angeles Area