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An ode to the ordinary: Shrimp Burrito

The spicy steak burrito is also really good at Eduardo's.

Sep 11, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City Breakfast

I actually went by C&M a couple months ago, but it was closed. Then I forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder. I'm in this area pretty often because of its proximity to my daughter's school.

May 22, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City Breakfast

It was a while ago, but I think my husband got a spinach feta omelette. The ratio of feta and spinach to egg was way off.

May 21, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City Breakfast

I just recently moved to Culver City and am currently home on maternity leave. I'm looking for some breakfast options. I need something that has a great brunch, but is not too fancy. I used to eat at places like Food and Clementine when I lived in Westwood. I'm hoping there is something similar nearby. It needs to be family-friendly, as I have a 2 yo and a newborn. We would mostly go to it on weekends as a whole family. We've been to Metro Cafe, but I just wasn't that impressed. Maybe we ordered wrong?

I'm also looking for a place that has a really amazing breakfast sandwich. This can be a completely different place, preferably one pretty close to the intersection of Sawtelle and Sepulveda. I would go to this place on weekday mornings with my newborn just to eat some good eggs and have a change of scenery.

Thanks!

May 21, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

BURGERS!

On the top of their order form it says something like "All burgers will be cooked medium unless specified otherwise."

Glad you enjoyed it!

Mar 17, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

BURGERS!

I've been to the new location twice, both on a Saturday afternoon. It's definitely different people behind the counter and at the grill. (I haven't seen the owners there...maybe they take the day off.) I found my burger to be just as flavorful as the old location though. Maybe you just went on an off day?

Mar 13, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

BURGERS!

My favorite is Hole in the Wall burger on Colorado in Santa Monica.

Mar 12, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Reasonably priced food for 2 year old birthday party

I'll check this out. Even if it doesn't work, I have been looking for a good eggplant parm!

Jan 30, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Reasonably priced food for 2 year old birthday party

I like the idea of a taco bar. Though that could get pretty messy with the kids. But it sounds really delicious to me. I'll have to look into prices.

Jan 30, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Reasonably priced food for 2 year old birthday party

I suspect this could end up getting expensive and sandwiches are hard for 2 year olds.

Jan 30, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Reasonably priced food for 2 year old birthday party

yes, I was considering this. I'll have to look more closely at their prices.

Jan 30, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Reasonably priced food for 2 year old birthday party

I think a fruit platter is a good idea, but I would definitely need something else to go with it.

Jan 30, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Reasonably priced food for 2 year old birthday party

I don't need to impress my friends, I just need it to be edible to all. In other words, sandwiches are to difficult for 2 year olds to eat, but I don't want to serve adults chicken nuggets.

Jan 30, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Reasonably priced food for 2 year old birthday party

We're having a small party at our house for our daughter's 2nd birthday. I'm expecting about 4 kids and 8 adults. We had a similar sized party last year and got food from Portos. I was happy with Portos but I'm hoping to find something a little closer to Culver City. I'm pregnant this year and I will not have the energy to drive across town that morning.

Any ideas? We need food that would be good for a bunch of 2 year olds and adults alike, without breaking the bank. Portos was perfect for that. Everyone likes potato balls and empanadas!

Thanks!

Jan 29, 2014
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Takeout lobster bisque on the westside

This year we are missing my inlaws' Christmas Eve party back east, which features lobster bisque. To ease my husband's sadness about this, I'd like to bring home some delicious lobster bisque for our small dinner party on Tuesday. Can anyone recommend a place on the westside (preferably close to Culver City)?

Dec 18, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Best baby-friendly places in LA

My daughter is almost 2, which is a very different experience from 4 months old. I found that for the first 6 to 9 months or so, we could go anywhere. Once she was walking, it became more difficult. Once she got a mind of her own it was even more difficult.

At this point, I bring her to chain restaurants that I never would've considered prior to having a baby. The food is usually not great, but I don't feel so bad if she decides to screech or squeal loudly.

I'm in Westwood and on the non-chain side, I go to Food (for breakfast), Pitfire Pizza (I'm aware that this is a local chain), and Plan Check (surprisingly). In general, places that have patios are better because the occasional squeal and food on the floor is less of an issue. (I always leave a very generous tip if we have made a big mess.)

Gift certificate recommendation for relatives (advice needed for an out-of-towner)

It's all coming back to me. One year I did a Starr GC and the other I did a Garces one. I think my in-laws also got them a Starr certificate last year, so I would like to get something different.

Dec 04, 2013
DanielleW in Philadelphia

Gift certificate recommendation for relatives (advice needed for an out-of-towner)

Hi,

I've posted here before on occasion and I've gotten some great advice. I'm basically asking the same question again. I live in LA, but my brother-in-law and sister-in-law live in Philly. My husband and I like to get them a gift certificate for $150 to a nice restaurant. I don't know any of the restaurants in the area, so I'm looking for guidance. They live in the Washington Square area, but have a car so they are willing to travel. They are in their 30s. She doesn't eat meat, but he does. They both eat fish.

Are there any new restaurants that you would recommend? I do not remember which restaurants I've given them gift certificates for in the past (though Morimoto and Tinto ring a bell). Also, is $150 a good amount or should I split it into two gift certificates? My understanding is that a lot of restaurants are byob so the check may not run so high. Thoughts?

Dec 03, 2013
DanielleW in Philadelphia

Pumpkin Pie/Apple Pie - last minute

Just found out that he is not coming, so I was able to order pies in advance. Thanks everyone.

Nov 26, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Pumpkin Pie/Apple Pie - last minute

One of our guests is supposed to be making the pies for Thanksgiving, but we won't know if he'll be able to attend dinner until Wednesday. Is there a place on the Westside (or downtown) that will have delicious (or decent) pies this Wednesday without pre-ordering, in case we are in a jam?

Nov 26, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

World Series (Wednesday Night) in West LA With 7-year-old

Maybe Smithhouse? I haven't been there much, but every time I go, it's not very crowded. They do have lots of TVs. I've brought my 2 yo daughter there during the day and it's pretty kid-friendly. The food isn't great, though.

Oct 22, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City - Sunkist Park (near Target and BBB, etc.)

When I went there this morning, I looked again - no pastries. I asked if they carry pastries and he said that they just hadn't arrived yet. They come in around 8:30am and I get there at 8:15am (on my way to work). I miss them by 15 minutes!

Sep 06, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City - Sunkist Park (near Target and BBB, etc.)

Thanks. My current Farmer's Market (pre-move to Sunkist Park) is the West LA Farmer's market. I particularly like it because it is so low-key, though selection isn't great.

Sep 05, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City - Sunkist Park (near Target and BBB, etc.)

I didn't see any pastries when I was there! I will keep an eye out for them. I have made a list of all the recommendations on this thread and will be sure to give them a try. Very exciting!

Sep 04, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City - Sunkist Park (near Target and BBB, etc.)

I tried Cognoscenti the last two days. Amazing cold brew!

Aug 30, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City - Sunkist Park (near Target and BBB, etc.)

I will definitely give it a shot.

Aug 29, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City - Sunkist Park (near Target and BBB, etc.)

Ok. Will check out settebello!

Definitely aware of the school system!

Aug 28, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City - Sunkist Park (near Target and BBB, etc.)

This is great info! I'm really excited to move to the area, but I was less excited about the eating options. Great to know that a quick bike ride will get us far!

Aug 28, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City - Sunkist Park (near Target and BBB, etc.)

As far as biking, would you bike to downtown? Or are there other pockets of good food?

Aug 28, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area

Culver City - Sunkist Park (near Target and BBB, etc.)

Another question - Is there any good pizza that delivers or within a short drive (with hassle-free parking)?

Aug 28, 2013
DanielleW in Los Angeles Area