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Blood Sausage!

Keep this one on your to do list if your ever down in Surf City, Huntington Beach. Don Victors, I just had lunch there today and I try to hit this place every time I get down that way. It specializes in Barbacoa/Lamb with all the organ meats. They also serve a lot of guisado dishes similar to La Super Cocina in SD. It's no frills dining. I've been there when the place looks pretty civil and other times it looks like a bomb went off after a all night fiesta. That said, if your not into to lamb it won't be worth your while.

about 18 hours ago
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

first time in LA!!! give me your top 5.

There was a time going at 3am was to see who was fighting.

May 27, 2015
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

Ventura Fish-Albacore opportunity

I hope they have the Albacore available when you get there or this will be a classic bait and switch. : ]

May 24, 2015
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

first time in LA!!! give me your top 5.

Thanks for the update. It's good to know what to expect if you go there. I grew up with a friend (great guy) who's parents were bikers and he also lives that lifestyle now as an adult. It's too bad incidents like Waco are not helping to breaking the stereotypes.

first time in LA!!! give me your top 5.

Let me revise my list for a more hipcentric outlook.

Animal

Guerilla tacos. Catch them when they are out in front of Black Top Coffee in the Arts District. A good hip scene going on there. Plus you can radiate from that area into others by foot. Little Tokyo is within walking distance and if your so inclined you can keep walking to Grand Central Market. GCM has a mixed but hipcentric scene as well. Your not going to see a whole of people wearing Dockers with Merrell loafers in the Eggslut line. If your into good caffeine don't miss the backside of the market place where the G and B coffee bar is located. A place to stand and have a good shot of espresso from the US barista champs coffee bar.

Not too far away is Chinatown. There is small but hip corridor of food happening there now.
Scoops coffee was one of the first to arrive. Now there is Chego and Ramen Champ on the second floor. Scoops also includes Cognoscenti Coffee as well. Pok Pok Thai is across the way so lot of spots in a tiny area.

Further East the next hip hot spot would be York Blvd in Highland Park.
Similar to the vibe in Silverlake but with much better beer thanks to the Highland Park Brewery located at the Hermosillo bar. The food anchor on this street is probably El Hurache Azteca a small Mexico city style restaurant. The star dish for me here is the Barbacoa served on Saturday.
But their name sake dish is great from the daily menu.

Finally, last but not least is Sqrl. It's near to where your staying and arguably could be considered the ground zero spot for eating hipcentric (at least for breakfast) in LA.

Ok happy eating....

first time in LA!!! give me your top 5.

Curious about Neptunes Net. I see it pop on the radar here every once in a while. I use to surf out front probably 10 plus years ago and back then it was a very mediocre deep fried seafood joint. Did it change owners somewhere down the line and clean up it's act? It was a good place to play human frogger getting across the street but only to have a beer or use the porta potty. I would never eat there. The food handling was a little spotty as well.

May 22, 2015
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

first time in LA!!! give me your top 5.

Top five is hard to pin down in this city. Here are areas that are generally liked on this board and for good reasons.
Some of these suggestions are more specific and others are loose with room to explore.

Also in no particular order...

Langers for a Pastrami sandwich.
Grand Central Market in downtown.
Taco trucks, I suggest you try one traditional style and something like Guerilla tacos.
San Gabriel Valley
N.Naka so you have something to talk about with other foodies..

2 days in LA with the family

Unless your going to Runyan Canyon for people watching/eyecandy or possible celebrity sightings I would skip that in favor of hiking Griffith Park which is 5 minutes away You can go to Trails Cafe at the bottom of Fern Dell for a nice bite and then hike up to the telescope or beyond for a great view of the city. If you make it to Trails Cafe I recommend the Lavender cookie and Avocado Sandwich.

May 18, 2015
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

grilled fish sandwiches in LA like el pescador in san diego?

I rarely eat there these days. I go there to pick up fresh fish (sashimi).
I liked the old place personally myself when it used to be mellow.
I prefer Point Loma seafoods for fish sandwiches.
It's still a great place but a little touristy now.
Also there is a lot of good stuff on the menu besides fish sandwiches.

Apr 29, 2015
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

grilled fish sandwiches in LA like el pescador in san diego?

I go to El Pescador all the time when I'm in SD.
A bit of a drive but you might like Bear Flag in Newport.
http://newport.bearflagfishco.com/

Apr 27, 2015
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

Houston coffee roasters

A friend is visiting and is willing to pick up some coffee for me from the area this week.
What are some of the better unique coffee roasters in your city

I like Birdrock, Handlbar, Trystero, Stumptown, Blue bottle and Intelli for reference. Thanks

Feb 24, 2015
burntwater in Houston

Ramen Manichi (Little Tokyo): A Pictorial Essay

Thanks for breaking the ice on that spot...
While reading your post I could not help seeing the similarities to someone who is into craft beer specifically IPA beer. Just switch fat bombs to hop bombs.

Verdict: I loved it. This is NOT your usual hop-bomb pint of beer. (don't get me wrong - I love certain hop-bombs just as much as the next guy). Rather quite the contrary: The tastes here are clean and clear in purpose. And yet when mixed together, the complexities I look for a great pint are all there.

Jan 17, 2015
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

Wurstkuche – what am I missing?

The Rosanado combo trumps WurstKuche.

Dec 29, 2014
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- TAMALES

I like Lupitas in Glassell Park.
Price is 1.50

Dec 07, 2014
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

What's for Dinner #333 - The end of Daylight Savings Time Edition [through Nov. 10, 2014]

Wednesday, throwing some stuff together for a humpday mish mash....
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It's basically fried brown rice/onion/cilantro with sauteed oyster mushrooms,adult bokchoy and fennel/chix sausage.

If there was a guilty pleasures cooking thread making friend rice would be on the top of my list. I can eat it for breakfast lunch or dinner. : ]

Food better at GCM or at Ferry Building? [moved from LA 1st Timer thread]

My last trip a few weeks back there was a group of Japanese tourist accompanied by a guide. So it has become a tourist destination.

That said, Ferry is more of a retail/food destination then GMC. So yeah they are different in that regards.

Oct 30, 2014
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition [through 10/26/14]

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Oct 26, 2014
burntwater in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #331 - the Pumpkin Carving Edition [through 10/26/14]

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Oct 26, 2014
burntwater in Home Cooking

What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

I love that you were able to source your own crab.
For myself I think that is taking it to the next level as a home cook.
It takes a bit of dedication to go out and catch your own protein which a lot of home cooks either don't have the opportunity or are just not willing to do.

If your in touch with your food sources it makes cooking all the more engaging to me. That goes for gardening as well.

This year off the West coast fisherman have been enjoying the best fishing in the last 20 years. Abundance of Yellow Fin tuna and Dorado have been harvested for those willing to make the short run to the fishing banks. This summer has kept many a home cook busy making fresh caught sashimi, poke, smoked tuna bellies and ceviche.

What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

Eating out tonight...
So here's lunch from today.
Chicken/fennel sausage with kale, onion and dijon.

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- LATIN-AMERICAN SEAFOOD

Oldie but goodie Highland Park.

Oct 16, 2014
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

Pretty much it's easy and straight forward..
The base ingredients of the dish are onion, garlic, anchovies and radicchio and I cook them in that order. Season to your liking toss in pasta.

Everything is else is up to your own taste. Using parm instead of Romano, adding in different herbs a squeeze of lemon or tossing in some bread crumbs or panko is a option too. I'll make it many different ways adding or omitting ingredients depending on what I have in the kitchen.

Oct 16, 2014
burntwater in Home Cooking
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What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

HRR tonight...

= Heavy rotation recipe.

Pasta, onion, anchovie, radicchio, and romano.

What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

I made this today from yesterdays braised pork shoulder.
Basically a Banh-ish mi type sandwich.
I also added sauteed onions and grated ginger to the meat for a little umph.

What's for Dinner #330 -- The Glorious Month Edition! [through Oct 18, 2014]

I started this about three hours ago for tacos tonight.
My favorite way to eat them lately is corn tortillas with arugula and sriracha.

Bludso's For White People™- first visit.

Persnickety...

Sounds like they wanted the food but were too good for the neighborhood....

If that was the case then they don't deserve the food.

Nothing personal.

Oct 09, 2014
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

So, who's going to the Catfe?

Neither your server or the cats will be engaged in the hyperbol you speak of.

So your good to go.

Meow.....

Oct 04, 2014
burntwater in Los Angeles Area
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where can i find puerto nuevo style lobster?

I know there is a big division among the CH peeps on suggesting cooking your own but if you have any skills around the grill it is really easy make your own
PN style lobster. I spent many a days down in Baja surfing and consuming
grilled lobster back in the 80's...

If you want it that bad just make it yourself and wash it down with a Clamato and beer for OG points...

Oct 03, 2014
burntwater in Los Angeles Area

So, who's going to the Catfe?

Ha you might be surprised...

I'm sure every time your in busy restaurant there is someone sitting next to you who has had some sort of genitalia in their mouth or has licked a ass or two on a regular basis and that is including your server.

Unusual and interesting ethnic markets in the Greater Los Angeles Area?

Indian Spice and Sweets in Atwater.
They also serve food.

Also a little off topic but it may have the vibe your going for is Govindas.
Where you can eat at the Hari Krishna temple.

Oct 02, 2014
burntwater in Los Angeles Area