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Pasadena - one dinner & one breakfast

do yourself the biggest favor ever and go to the pasadena sandwich company!!! The sheepherder sandwich is the best sandwich i have ever eaten, ever! also, they have amazing fries, really good chili, and huuuuge portions. This is my favorite place in pasadena by far!!!

Ryan

Jan 31, 2010
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

trying to decide on a french restaurant

try BISTRO LQ! went there around 6:45 the other night, it was us and 2 other tables. amazing food. the foie gras 3 ways between the 2 of us was enough to fill me before we even got our entrees. and its not too pricey! definatly worth checking out!

Oct 27, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Umami Burger, Los Feliz - Really?

yeah, i never got this place and am amazed they opened another location. who are the chumps that keep giving umami business? The burgers are okay at best, way too small for the price. the fries are terrible, the ketchup is atrocious, and the service is garbage. boo.

Oct 07, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Headin to Santa Barbara, never been before!

Hey there duders!

Ive lived in LA for 2 years and never been to Santa Barbara! Im heading up for the day tomorrow and am lookin for some good eats and really wanna find a nice little spot for wine tasting and such. Any suggestions/favorites?!

thanks a lot guys! any help would be greatly appreciated, as i have no clue what is up there!!!

Ryan

Sep 14, 2009
GrillEmAll in California

BURGER BATTLE! Greenspan VS. Yoon! EPIC!

http://www.laweekly.com/2009-07-30/ea...

Eric Greenspan is a badass. Check it out! fucking hallarious!

Ryan

Jul 30, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

The Boiling Crab - anyone been?

im goin there tonight with the misses. any good? any recommendations? thanks dudes!

Ryan

Jul 23, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Good Lobster Roll in LA?

woAH!

how rad is that place?! the menu sounds amazing! steak and brie, nice!

Jun 29, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

20 Minutes to Decide between F.O. or Wurstkuche

Tough choices here, i love em both. and am down for either, what do you guys think?

Ryan

Jun 08, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Meat Purveyors in Los Angeles

hey guys!

im looking for some websites or info for bulk meat purveyors in the los angeles area. i know of premire meats but they dont list prices. any help? thanks

RYan

May 28, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

101 Cheap Eats

i do not understand why pie and burger is in cheap eats. that place is actually pretty pricey for what you get. that burg should be 4-5 bucks top.

May 28, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

8 oz. or Umami or ??

oh! and i thought umami's ketchup was really not that great at all. couldnt make up its mind betwqeen ketchup and pizza sauce. yuk! the onion rings were dope tho

May 28, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

8 oz. or Umami or ??

you guys are totally insane. i cant believe umami is even in the same sentence as 8oz. i went to umami the other day and got the truffle burger. it was a good burger, but so tiny! it didnt have nearly enough truffle flavor i was expecting. I thought the umami burger was actually not that special at all.

8oz, in my opinion has hands down the best burgers ive had in LA (altho i havent tried golden state). The meat is sooo far superior to anything ive tried (which is pretty much everywhere but golden state). and their short rib grilled cheese is just heaven! before 7 its $15 for a burg, beer, and a side. thats perfect! the truffled potatos and friend pickles are rediculous. it bums me out that anyone could think umami is better.

and sel, wurstkuche is amazing, fries w truffle oil!

Ryan

May 28, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

San Diego this weekend!

hey duders!

im headin down to san diego this weekend and was curious as to what some of your favorite places to eat are. I dont really know of too many spots down there. im always down for burgs, sandwhiches, mexi, and fine dining. let me know what you guys thing would be worthwile! thank you so much!

Ryan

May 22, 2009
GrillEmAll in San Diego

Territory BBQ ~ Silverlake ~ Short Review + Photos

yeah my brisket was 50percent fat. and i wasnt stoked w 2 tiny slices for $11bucks. it soooo close to my house, i just want it to be good!

i dont know how its possible to screw up mac and cheese that badly!

May 18, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Territory BBQ ~ Silverlake ~ Short Review + Photos

i dont know what happened to the other post about territory. but i'll sum up what my last post said.

this place is the biggest bummer for me. the food was super bad (beans being an exception actually) and the place just really seems hastily thrown together. the mac and cheese was atrocious!

im no hater. in fact i love the owners band, bad wizard. and the label tee pee records has some of my favorite bands. i was really really rooting for this place. im gonna go again in a few weeks in hopes they get things together

May 18, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Territory BBQ (and Records?)

wow, yer goin easy on these guys!

i'd never had truly horrible bbq until going to territory. as a fan of bad wizard and tee pee records, i was really really hoping this place was going to rule! but nope...

paid $11 for two small pieces of brisket, half of each piece was fat. the mac and cheese tasted like nothing, which i didnt know was possible. but the beans were actually really good.

the set up of the place not great as well. and where i was sitting i watched old boy cooking just drinkin beer with his friends. he even went inside, grabbed a rib, and then ate it in front of everyone while he cooked, gross!

i normally dont post anything negative on here because i think its a waste of time, but this place really bummed me out, i had such high hopes!

oh well, its prolly a good thing cause its right down the street and i dont need to gain any more weight this summer, haha!

Ryan

May 18, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Cheap drinks and good food in pasadena

anyone know a good happy hour or a spot to have a few and eat some good food in pasadena? its amazing out today and im headin there in a little bit

thanks

Ryan

May 06, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to Church And State?

thank you so much! i was actually really curious about that. a friend of mine actually worked there under the old chef and was saying they do a fantastic cheese and charcuterie plate. would you go for 3 or 5 cheeses?

also,how is the portion size on the confit?

sorry bout all the questions, just getting stoked and hungry to eat tonight!

Ryan

Apr 29, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Anyone been to Church And State?

Im about to head over there tonight. I know i really really want to try the bone marrow after that, it all sounds good! I really cant afford too much, im hoping to spend around 30 bucks. So what would you guys recommend after that? Mussles? Con fit? steak tartar? whaddaya think? thanks dudes!

Ryan

Apr 29, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Peppers for Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Wolfgang. i used to live in chicago for 5 years, i miss those dogs like nuts! Where did you end up going? Did you by chance go to hot dougs? that is the most magnificant place in the universe!

http://www.hotdougs.com ,i think

Theres another institution from chicago called Portillos, huge burgs and sick dogs n italian beef. THeres one out here but i have not been yet.

Ryan

"there are no two finer words in the english language than incased meats, my friends"

Apr 21, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Goin to Vegas this Saturday, whats good?!

right on. is there any super high end buffets or anything like that? i just really badly want to eat duck con fit but do not want to pay more than like 20 buck for it, ha!

Apr 15, 2009
GrillEmAll in Southwest

Goin to Vegas this Saturday, whats good?!

Hey,
im goin to vegas for one day/night. Im looking for something upscale without the price. I looked at the menu for thomas keller's joint and it was just a little bit more than i really wanna pay. Can you duders recomend a little somethin for a laid off chowhounder?

thanks!

Ryan

Apr 14, 2009
GrillEmAll in Southwest

Coming to Cleveland in May

YES!

man, you hit it all! the only others i would add to that lst would be melt, old fashioned, and sokolowskis!

as a clevelander living in los angeles this post is making me miss home soooo much! no good eastern european food out here at all!!!

Ryan

Apr 12, 2009
GrillEmAll in General Midwest Archive

rad pasadena lunch spots?

thanks for the replies guys! we actually went to tarantino's for lunch and jakes burgers for dinner. both were pretty good, i really dug jakes actually. theres so many places out there, i cant wait to try em all!

have any of you been to that spot attached to the cordon bleu? it looks pretty interesting, pork cheeks and duck on the lunch menu!

Ryan

Apr 09, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

rad pasadena lunch spots?

im in pasadena for the day and am looking for a rad lunch spot. doesnt have to be fancy or anything, just good. any info would help, thanks!

Ryan

Apr 08, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Best time to eat Pink's?

im gonna have to say the best time to eat at pinks is never. that place is god aweful.

Ryan

Apr 05, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Wealthy Manhattanite in Santa Monica - what would impress?

tell your "wealthy manhatanitte" friend to give me money and take me ford's filling station. that would make his trip better

ryan

Apr 01, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Allston Yacht Club in Echo Park?

this place is great. i love that nothing is over 10 bucks, its perfect for sharing. ALso, wens and sundays they have a 3 course deal for $16. I've had almost everything there now cause i live so close to it, the smoked octopus and pork belly blt have been my favs. good stuff!

Ryan

Mar 30, 2009
GrillEmAll in Los Angeles Area

Anyone else think stinking rose is overrated? [moved from L.A. board]

Well, i work a whole bunch and finally had a night off to get over there. Im an insane garlic fan so i was super stoked. I never really read into the place, which was a big mistake. just not happy with the price, it was decent at best

Mar 06, 2009
GrillEmAll in Chains

Anyone else think stinking rose is overrated? [moved from L.A. board]

been stoked for months, but...

...90 bucks for 2 people.

the swiss chard fondue was AMAZING.

the bagna calada was decent but there was too much anchovie.

the rabbit was pretty good, overcooked tho.

garlic mash was great.

no drinks, just soda, 3 bones.

for that price thought, coulda had a wayyy more amazing meal.

overall mood: kinda bummed

RYan

Mar 06, 2009
GrillEmAll in Chains