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New Banh Mi Shop in Venice, Southwest Corner of Rose and Lincoln

Picked up sandwiches from there on saturday. Had the Oink Mi and the Cur Ri. Both were very tasty but they are quite expensive considering their size ($13 and $9). Also tried their crispy rolls that were not very good. They are made with chicken and shrimp and the filling seems pretty dry.

They also sell a few things (like Red Boat Fish Sauce...which is amazing).

I will definitely go back for the sandwiches (since its much easier than trecking east) even though the prices are fairly steep (relative to most other banh mi shops).

Nov 10, 2014
carln in Los Angeles Area

Bit o Scotland fish and chips

Mac's on State Street in SB is very good. They also do some traditional English meat pies. Worth visiting when you are up there.

Jul 22, 2014
carln in Los Angeles Area

Wholesale Seafood Downtown?

Pacific Fish is open on saturdays, as is LA Fish Co. LA Fish is also open on sundays but Pacific Fish is not.

Jun 03, 2014
carln in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Lechon

Eva's Lechon. Its fantastic.

Jun 03, 2014
carln in Los Angeles Area

Best Seafood West Hollywood to Santa Monica

If you really wanted to do Providence, i would call over there and speak with Donato. Tell him you are only in town for 4 days and that you really have been wanting to go there. they are generally pretty cool about working with you to help you out and will probably find a time for you. Just a thought.

May 29, 2014
carln in Los Angeles Area

Greek American Grub

Tony's Taverna in Malibu has the best Greek food in LA in my humble (Greek) opinion. Its not great, but its the best around and has a cool atmosphere (live music thursday through sunday) .

Oct 22, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Palm Springs - can't miss places

We are heading to PS for a week and wondering if there are any "can't miss" places to eat or shop ( for food) out there.

Restaurants can be anything from tiny hole In the wall to fancy places. We just want great food. Ethnic foods are a plus but anything good is of interest.

Also are there any good seafood or meat markets in the desert??

Thanks

Sep 21, 2013
carln in California

Non-snooty + really good food

Waterloo and City.

Sep 11, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Need restaurant for up to 40 people (lunch) at under $50/person

Cafe bizou sounded great but unfortunately the sm location is not open for lunch on Saturdays. Thx for the suggestion though.

Sep 04, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Need restaurant for up to 40 people (lunch) at under $50/person

Hey servorg. It's going to be on a Saturday.

Aug 31, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Need restaurant for up to 40 people (lunch) at under $50/person

Hey westsidegal. Yeah we are trying to get it all under $50. Not many alcohol drinkers though. I think most people will just be drinking soft drinks.

Aug 31, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Need restaurant for up to 40 people (lunch) at under $50/person

We are having my daughters baptism and looking for a place that could do lunch for up to 40 people. If we could keep it under $50/ person that would be great. Preferably MDR/SM/Venice area. Good food is important ( not necessarily super fancy) and a view or nice atmosphere is a plus.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Aug 30, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Weirdest Ice Cream I've ever had...

the chicken and waffles ice cream is the bomb

Aug 08, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Oxtail Pho at Phorage

Just got back from lunch at Phorage. I also had the oxtail pho but was a bit disappointed. Although the oxtail was nice, i thought the broth definitely lacked flavor. It needed more star anise and Cinnamon for sure. Without a tasty broth, you really cant have good pho.

We also had their imperial rolls that were pretty good but all in all, if i need to scratch my pho itch on the westside, i think Nong La does a much better job than phorage. Not sure i will be going back.
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Aug 08, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Weirdest Ice Cream I've ever had...

Sweet Rose is the best. Their mint is great too.

Aug 08, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Dinner near the Marina

Waterloo and City is pretty close by and they do a very nice job with their food.

Aug 02, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Live sea scallops?! Where do I buy them?!

Pacific Fish downtown has them almost all the time. They are about $6 or $7 per lb...and they are about 1lb each (but sooooo good)

Jul 26, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

How long have you LA Chowhounders been posting on Chowhound ?

July 2006 for me (at least that's when the first post happened)

Jul 16, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Zam Zam now has normal hours

Thats right...sorry about that.

Jul 16, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Zam Zam now has normal hours

I think the hot plate foods are only available on Mon-thurs. On friday they have Lamb pilaf. ON saturday they only have biryani and kababs and on sunday they have something different again. Thats what they explained to me last time i was there.

Jul 16, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Local house made Kimchi?

There is a tiny place in koreatown that only makes kimchi. Its close to olympic and western (I believe its on St. Andrews Place) and i think its called Kae Sung Market. They have a good selection of different kimchis and they are really good.Check it out.

Jul 10, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Eating in Cambria/Paso Robles

We had a fantastic meal at Artisan in Paso and would highly recommend it.

Jul 02, 2013
carln in California

Special Coctele at Tacos Punta Cabras today - Uni-Abalone

Just had today's special tostada - Uni, scallop, shrimp with picked vegetables and a pineapple habanero salsa. Delicious.

Jun 27, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

LA Dish of the Month (July 2013) - Voting

CRUSTACEANS

Jun 26, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Special Coctele at Tacos Punta Cabras today - Uni-Abalone

You are the man for posting this. thank you.

Jun 25, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Anyone try Maruhide Uni Club in Torrance?

Wow. This looks like it has the potential to be my new favorite place. Im an uni fanatic.

Jun 13, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Rhubarb in LA?

Whole Foods on Lincoln in Venice had some this last weekend.

Jun 13, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Does anywhere in LA still carry the following food stuffs:

Galcos probably carries the soda. you should give them a call or check out their site: http://www.sodapopstop.com

Jun 12, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Have you been to Joss in Beverly HIlls?

Thanks. Its interesting that not too many people on here have tried Joss. Not a very good sign since the hounds seem to sniff most decent places out.

Jun 06, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area

Restaurants in or near Cheviot Hills

hinoki and the bird (in century city)

Jun 06, 2013
carln in Los Angeles Area