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Veggie Grill to Pasadena

Interesting... I went to VG in Irvine because I wanted to eat something on the lighter side. We had their "chicken" sandwich and portabella mushroom sandwich...the mushroom sandwich was a little messy.

about 9 hours ago
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JapaDog May Be Coming to L.A.!

I found their Twitter post funny (and cute)...but who cares about spelling if the chow is good. lol

"We have big news!! We will be opening soon in Santa monica Pier, Los Angels!!!!!!!"

Best Chinese Noodles in L.A.

I stopped by for lunch today and spoke with the owner at Omar's (Artesia). His sister own/runs the Omar's in SGV so it is a family biz. He mentioned that they pretty much have identical menus except that he has added a few (i.e. xlb, which btw are pretty good).

Best Chinese Noodles in L.A.

Bummer. It's not easy for me to find places in that area that are as good as the SGV.

Best Chinese Noodles in L.A.

I plan on exploring this place's menu thoroughly. So far I really like how they flavor their food...nicely spiced and the meat/chicken is so juicy and tender. Next time I'll be patient before eating and take/post some pics.

Best Chinese Noodles in L.A.

I don't know if they are "the best" but I think Omar's Restaurant in Artesia was pretty good.

Omar's Restaurant (Halal/Chinese)
11740 Artesia Blvd
Artesia, CA 90701

My Short Seattle Report

You should definitely visit. It's only a 2-2.5 hour flight (I recommend Virgin) and if you rent a car you can really explore different areas.

Sep 22, 2014
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My Short Seattle Report

Was there a few weeks ago and had an amazing time. Not many misses and mostly hits for this Los Angeles visitor. We were not disappointed.

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

Just to add on a recent experience, in case you want to eat at the Park...at the Toyota Terrace you can order off the menu, which is waiting for you at your seat. Without leaving your seat the staff will bring you your food and drinks. The carne asada fries are pretty good and surprisingly not greasy, especially when washed down with a cold locally-brewed beer.

Sep 22, 2014
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Best chocolate truffles on the current scene in LA? (no mail order, no see's, no godiva)

It's been a while but I like Fresh & Easy's truffles...TJ's too but I think F&E's has an edge, for me. Gotta keep the box cool though because they'll stick together and then you'll have one (tasty) truffle the size of a softball.

JapaDog May Be Coming to L.A.!

I wonder what the break is about...was hoping to go get one this week. Maybe they're all taking a synchronized vacation.

JapaDog May Be Coming to L.A.!

Awesome...thanks.

JapaDog May Be Coming to L.A.!

Did a quick search for JapaDog in Chow and didn't see too much discussion on this for Los Angeles. Has anyone tried it? I too had me some in Vancouver and I thought it was pretty damn good.

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

Tripe and pork stomach (buche) tacos/burrito from Northgate Market. I'm a sucker for their freshly-made tortillas. Burrito is huge...you can eat half and call it a meal. I do not recommend their pre-made guacamole, though.

Bean & Cheese Burrito, update

No matter you order at Ciro's, make sure to gorge on some complimentary avocado salsa and chips!

Weekend in Seattle - Food recs?

Very helpful link, thanks!

Aug 27, 2014
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Downtown Seafood

Hi there. I'll be in Seattle pretty soon so just wondering, after your half day excursion in downtown, are these places (and the items you ordered) ones you'd go back to? All sound great.

Aug 27, 2014
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Organic Chicken

Costco seems like the best deal...Sprouts has Rosie's for $2.99/lb.

Need a new place for Chinese beef rolls... :(

I was at Mama's Lu for dinner last night and I thought the wrap was a little on the chewy side. The beef/sauce/cilantro filling was tasty though.

Peruvian Food: Los Balcones del Peru, Mamita's and Mario's

Just thought I'd piggyback off this great old post... I happened to have eaten at the Mario's in La Mirada recently and it was really good. The Seafood Saltado was amazing. It had such great flavor (nice and smoky and spiced just right). The Ceviche was excellent although maybe just a tad bit too spicy for me (maybe not for some whose taste buds can handle the intense heat); reminded me of really spicy Aguachile. My only gripe was their Yucca. It was not edible. Overall though I think it's still a good spot to go to if you're in that area.

Mario's Peruvian
15720 Imperial Hwy
La Mirada, CA 90638

Relocated from Venice to Whittier

Besides the Bottle Room, you have another option of going to the Rustic Monk in Uptown Whittier on Greenleaf. Gastropub that has a nice selection of beers and wine. Solid food. Excellent service.

Relocated from Venice to Whittier

FYI (though I'm sure you know since you live close by), there is a Sprouts on Whittier and Santa Gertrudes that makes for a good combo grocery trip along with TJ's.

the flintridge proper

I think the cocktails are good and the atmosphere is pretty cool in a cozy-kinda way. Great service too.

Favorite Korean restaurant for Lunch?

Chung Ki Wa on Olympic is pretty good.

Los Angeles Soup Dumpling Flowchart

Awesomeness. Thanks for sharing!

Monterey/Carmel Report: Aubergine, Monterey Bay Aquarium Restaurant, Henry's BBQ

Will be at Monterey this week so Henry's BBQ will definitely be on our radar. Thanks for the tip!

Oct 24, 2011
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Killer Shrimp will return!

Memories of "slurp slurp slurp slurp slurp" come to mind. Can't wait.

What are your favorite dives and cheap eats WORTH THE DRIVE?

Cook's Tortas (Monterey Pk)- BBQ pulled pork & shrimp po' boy tortas are tops for me
Ciro's (ELA) for their avocado salsa
101 Noodle (Alhambra) for a beef roll fix
Troy's (ELA) has tasty big fat bfast burritos

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Cook's Tortas
1944 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

What are your favorite dives and cheap eats WORTH THE DRIVE?

That's a new one for me. I gotta try Pharo's out and compare the two.

What are your favorite dives and cheap eats WORTH THE DRIVE?

Had the pastrami chili cheese fries at The Hat in Monterey Park last week. They still knock it out of the park (or maybe that's just my diet being knocked out).