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Moving to Atwater Village

So far as Thai closer to Silver Lake/Atwater Village goes, I can't recommend Wat Dong Moon Lek Noodle enough. Located behind Akbar and the Kitchen (at the corner of Fountain and Hoover in Silver Lake), they put an interesting, unique spin on even the most traditional Thai dishes. The menu is sprawling, and apart from the great main dishes (with the Choo Choo Train Fried Rice, Kow Soi Noodle, Ginger Fish and Spicy Basil Crispy Pork Belly being my favorites), they also have refreshing smoothies - don't miss the Pineapple Basil one - and luscious desserts. I've been eating here since the week they opened in 2009, and have yet to order a bad dish or have a less than excellent meal. Friendly staff, affordable prices and a bright, welcoming decor are also pluses.

Oct 02, 2013
slates81 in Los Angeles Area

The Best Mexican Salsa

I agree 100% with the Carnitas Michoacan love. There is no other salsa quite like their roja in L.A. - perfectly smoky and addictive.

May 01, 2012
slates81 in Features

Best migas in Austin?

I absolutely love the migas at the South Congress Cafe. Perfect, exquisite balance of heat/cheese/creaminess/eggyness/crunchiness, and served with the salsa verde and corn tortillas, it is dizzying.

Apr 12, 2011
slates81 in Austin

Los Agaves (Santa Barbara)

I was up in SB yesterday for business and scheduled my whole day basically around stopping in at LSR. Every time I'm in town, I try to make a point of eating here. Crushingly, I arrived to find that they're not open on Wednesdays...ended up trying out Los Agaves, a Mexican grill which is about a block south down Milpas toward the 101, and I'm really glad I did. The place was absolutely packed at about 2 PM, but after getting through the line and finding a table, my order arrived in just about 5 minutes. The sorrow of no La Super Rica was soon tempered by a fantastic al pastor pork, rolled into a grilled tortilla with melty, soft white cheese and pineapple chunks. Topped off with their smoky brown chipotle salsa, it was sublime...sweet, smoky, savory, cheesy. The rest of the menu looked impressive and I will definitely make the time to get back here (as well as hitting up LSR on a day other than Wednesday).

Aug 12, 2010
slates81 in California

Good Banh Mi in the Hollywood/Koreatown area?

With KP's Deli in Silver Lake sadly gone, I'm on the hunt again for a good banh mi in the East Hollywood / Melrose / Koreatown area....any suggestions? I would prefer not to have to make the trek out to Alhambra and would imagine that there's some delicious options somewhere a bit more in the neighborhood....

May 27, 2009
slates81 in Los Angeles Area

Looking for Carne en su jugo in Los Angeles...

...any recommendations? I've not had it before, and it sounds pretty amazing. Thanks....

Nov 20, 2008
slates81 in Los Angeles Area

Salty Caramel Gelato in NYC?

Anyone know where I can find Salty Caramel gelato in New York City? I've had it at Jeni's in Columbus, Ohio, but haven't found it anyplace else since.

Oct 09, 2008
slates81 in Manhattan

Brix chocolates

Any idea where I can find these for sale in L.A.?

Apr 16, 2008
slates81 in Wine