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Where to buy lamb ribs?

Lido lamb and Veal in Los Angeles.. or perhaps vernon.... they are a wholesaler but you can buy from them...

Jan 01, 2009
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Dinner for 30 in LA

Chez Mimi in Brentwood is great for that... warm and cozy and private. L.A. Farm. ll Cielo.

Dec 15, 2008
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Tomato Pie Vs. Pizza

On a recent trip to Philly I discovered Tomato Pie... The locals claim that it's a bit different from pizza given that the sauce is the key and loaded on top.... It was truly a good pie or pizza according to me.... Any comments on Tomato pie vs. pizza? Any good tomato pie in L.A.?

Nov 29, 2008
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12 year old's b-day dinner

C&O is a bit too wine pounding oriented... not good for kids... So many people get way too loaded there and the communal seating isn't good for kids either....
With Bucco de beppo you have your own area and can control your party more..

Oct 10, 2008
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Help! Disneyland For a Day ...

I wasn't so thrilled with my dole whip either..... I'd save my Ice cream calories and have a sundae on main Street at the ice cream parlour ...

Oct 09, 2008
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Help! Disneyland For a Day ...

I just went to Disneyland yesterday!!!! I was so bummed that I forgot to make a reservation at the Blue Bayou.... It's so wonderful in there... It;s in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and no matter what time you go, it's always a beautiful romantic evening dinning under lanterns, glowing fireflies set the mood.... Ask for a waterside table. ... ... Also it's one of the only table service venues... Order the Monte Christo and the ribs!!!

Oct 09, 2008
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Relply ASAP!!!La Botte or Via Veneto or Locanda Portofino (??or Wilshire)

Georgio Baldi in Santa Monice Canyon is my choice..... !!!!!! Romantic, special, yummy!!!! How about Micheal's ... great romantic patio!!!!

Oct 09, 2008
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Bel-Air Bar & Grill

It's really an O.K. place... the food is basic... I had the Wild Salmon and I thought it was really good... the brussel sprouts were yummy.... Also they have a bouillabaisse that is pretty good...

Oct 09, 2008
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12 year old's b-day dinner

Bucca Di Beppo is always fun for tweens.... They have tables that are semi private and tables with themes.... very funny.... The food is fun for them... family style and the pizza is actually good.... Benihana is also great....

Oct 09, 2008
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Great Eats near Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica?

The Ivy at the shore...
Ocean avenue seafood
Sushi roku
The Viceroy hotel
Boa
Bay cities deli
Tacos Por Favor
Chaya Venice

Oct 06, 2008
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Awesome breakfasts in LA, I can name two. How about you?

City Bakery pretzel croissants!!!!! Also their breakfast sandwich....
Marmalade's huevos rancheros served with a chicken tamale & the oat and currant scone...
Swiss cheese pancakes at Kokomo... the cheese stretches !!!!! Swiss cheese and maple syrup is a winning combo!!!!

Oct 06, 2008
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The Luau in Beverly Hills

The door was open when I walked by the other morning..... I peeked inside and it looked great... Retro tiki with a hip twist.... I'm sure it will be quite the hang out... It will probably become the native westsider's friday night hang to replace Trader Vics... I miss Trader Vics on Christmas Eve.... Perhaps the Luau will be the new tradition..

Oct 05, 2008
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Options Near Millenium Biltmore Hotel?

I love Sushi Gen!!! I would also try to get a Dim Sum lunch in China Town... I forgot the name of the huge place that is in on the second story of a shopping center.... Also the art galleries are fun on Chung King road..

Oct 05, 2008
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The Luau in Beverly Hills

I can't wait....!!!! I checked out the photos of the old Luau... check out the drink prices!!!!

Oct 05, 2008
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Blue Cheese Dressing?

Oh... and also a little Girards red wine vinegar dressing is a good under layer with a blue cheese topped wedge salad... it adds just a little tang...

Oct 05, 2008
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Blue Cheese Dressing?

Bobs!!!!! But add extra blue cheese crumbles and small diced tomatoes The extra cheese is great mixed in or on top of the wedge.. Looks pretty and it's yummy!!!!!

Oct 05, 2008
bellabar in Los Angeles Area

The Luau in Beverly Hills

I just saw The Luau was reemerging on Bedford Dr...!!!! I have such memories of the old tiki joint... So, does anybody know the scoop on it???

Oct 05, 2008
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Romantic Birthday Dinner

Cliffsedge in Silverlake is a hidden gem... has a beautiful romantic courtyard... very magical and the food is great and not too expensive.... Lilly's on Abbot -Kinney is also a nice choice..Also there is a new place on Abbott -Kinney.... I forgot the name... it's by the new newsstand... It's supposed to be amazing.. I walked in and it looked charming.

Oct 05, 2008
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The Apple Pan

I've been going to The apple Pan since I was a child... It was always my understanding that it is divided by two sides. When you walk in you choose your side and wait.... When a spot opens up on your side you jump on in.. As i took my long awaited for seats I was approached by a couple waiting on the other side... verbally lashing at my to get the hell out of their seats.... Bewildered, we got up and waited on the other side... Seats came up so we sat down again and another couple tried to bump us out claiming that we jumped sides... The long standing counter guys explained that it is first come first serve.. no this side or that side.... Does anyone out there have an opinion or experience with this,,,

Sep 10, 2008
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Restaurant with large screen tv while dining?

Melrose bar and grill

Jul 25, 2008
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R&D Kitchen debuts on Montana Ave.

Yummy!!!! Had lunch there yesterday and I must say that my Ruben was fantastic and my friend's burger was perfect... the bun was perfect, the meat was juicy and the russian dressing for the ruben had a hint of chutney.... so different and yummy.... I did have other peoples food envy when I saw some of the salads at the table next to me.... I can't wait to try those on my next visit..

Jul 25, 2008
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Best in Chinatown

Yang Chow.... hands down... slippery shrimp!!!!!

Jul 25, 2008
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Looking For One of a Kind, Fun, Nutty-Campy Restaurant Experience

didn't Marty pass away?

Jun 02, 2008
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Flapjacks in LA

Dinahs by LAX has them... I think they are dutch or german.... Real thin and the sides are curled up a bit... lemon and powdered sugar... Elmers in Palm Springs has them too.

May 28, 2008
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Best Caesar Salad?

Dan Tana's

May 07, 2008
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Marina Del Rey - weekend brunch

If you don't need to stay in the Marina then I would head over to Abbott Kinney nd go to Joe's or Lilly's

May 07, 2008
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Melisse - good, but not great

THE EMPEROR IS NAKED......My third and last Melisse experience was absolutely unbelievably bad. Just when I think I'm not ever going back, I get dragged back in by eager friends wanting to experience those Michelin Stars...!!! I go like a lamb to slaughter in hopes of discovering something I may have missed, and each time I shake my head. The decor is less than nothing, the food was disappointing to bad and the service was terrible... I've been with large parties of ten, and an intimate dinner for two. I've had the tasting menu with truffles and without truffles, I've ordered al la carte.. I've been in the Spring, Winter, and in the Fall.... It's really "The Emperors New Clothes" of L.A. restaurants.

May 07, 2008
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Need A Good Hollywood/ Melrose Restaurant Rec

You could also go kitchy and go to Taylors Steak House on 8th or Carlitos Gardel an Argentinean Steak house

Apr 30, 2008
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Need A Good Hollywood/ Melrose Restaurant Rec

Table 8

Apr 30, 2008
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casual, interesting date place w/ potential for a quiet walk afterward

Venice on Abbott Kinney.... I like Lillys or Joes..... It's a Great walking street... grab a Pinkberry after dinner or a coffee... The bar The Other Room is also a nice hang..

Apr 30, 2008
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