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The Alcove's Red Velvet cake: Thumbs Down

I heard that The Alcove had amazing desserts, so I went to try their cakes. They were not good. I tried the lemon, peach, and red velvet, and it's basically a cake with no flavor covered in a Crisco sugar frosting. They were very disappointing and a total waist of calories.

With that said I highly recommend Toast on 3rd st. for cake. The red velvet is amazing and is sold for $48 for the whole cake and around $5 for a slice, as apposed to The Alcove at $75 for the whole and about $6.50 a slice.

If you like red velvet, head to Toast and forget The Alcove.

Aug 14, 2007
knowyoursoul in Los Angeles Area

Where can I get mochi balls?

A lot of places in Little Tokyo downtown have them. Just head down there and you will find what you are looking for.

Mar 08, 2007
knowyoursoul in Los Angeles Area

The Best Tres Leches in LA

I like tres leches cake and I think I have found the best. It's at El Floridita Restaurant on Fountain and Vine in Hollywood. It's this cool Cuban place. There food is nice and the cake is out of this world. I would stop and go in there just for a piece of cake, which runs about $6, but it's well worth it.

If you know of any other bomb tres leches cakes around town please let me know.

Happy eating....

Mar 04, 2007
knowyoursoul in Los Angeles Area

Stinking Rose (LA)

At the stinking rose I had this lamb shank and it was totally over cooked. The place is ok, but not that great really.

Aug 27, 2006
knowyoursoul in Los Angeles Area

One of the best Italian dishes.

If you like Italian food, you must try the Spicy Shrimp Trio at
La Fontana in Glendale. It's one of the most amazing tastes I have every experienced her in LA. My server told me that when the chef makes this, everyone has to leave the kitchen until it is finished. I can't tell you how off-the-hook it is.

Aug 16, 2006
knowyoursoul in Los Angeles Area


Another one of my favorites is ARA'S on melrose just east of La Brea. It's this middle eastern place and they have this delicious rice that's the best i've ever had. Also, their beef kabob is so satisfying. It's not in Hollywood but my favorite Ethiopian place is called MERKATO on fairfax just past San Vicente. Try their Zil Zil tibbs.

Aug 14, 2006
knowyoursoul in Los Angeles Area


Try Fred 62 at 1850 N. Vermont. It's a pretty chill atmosphere and the food is nice and not expensive.

Aug 12, 2006
knowyoursoul in Los Angeles Area