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Intelligentsia Venice now open

Eh...I tried the Silverlake location and the coffee was good. If I was in the Venice area I would certainly stop by for a cup if I was in the mood to pay too much. However, you want a GREAT cup of coffee, head downtown to Cafe Corsa. Call ahead to make sure their open...they have some odd hours but the coffee NEVER disappoints. Best in LA.

Jun 24, 2009
lifeon2whls in Los Angeles Area

Kogi: Overrated Waste of Time

After taking a look at lotta's blog...It doesn't sound like you know what a good taco truck should be. To quote your blog "...miniature Mexican tacos and sold dirt-cheap (a taco costs $2, a burrito $5)." and..."I wanted to try one of everything. At these prices one can afford it."

This is NOT a cheap taco truck...in fact they are over priced. The tacos are small and at any other Mexican run truck should cost around $1 (I've been to some where you get two tacos for that price or less). Also the burritos are TINY and for $5!!! please...typical taco truck price is about 4.50 and they are about double the size. To top it all off the big Thank You Kogi gives all of us for waiting is an extra 9.25% tax on top of the already high price of their food. This ruins the culture of the cash only taco truck. The quality of everything in on par with other places so its not like they can justify the prices, especially when they are selling the quantity they do.

Apr 07, 2009
lifeon2whls in Los Angeles Area

Kogi - Good food, but is it worth the wait? [pics]

Agreed. All the tacos taste the same...the burrito lacks much flavor and I've had better meat....uhhh everywhere. If Chef Roy love Korean and Mexican food as he claims I suggest he get each one right before trying to mix them.

Apr 06, 2009
lifeon2whls in Los Angeles Area

Kogi: Overrated Waste of Time

Actually the same thing happened to us. We got up to one truck and they only had tacos and Burritos...after we ate those we got in line at the other truck (which at this point it was 1am and the line was only 10 min) and got the quesadilla and extra burrito.

My "sense" of community only goes so far after standing for that long.

Apr 06, 2009
lifeon2whls in Los Angeles Area

Kogi: Overrated Waste of Time

Don't get me wrong, the food was tasty but I did the 2.5 hr wait hoping to eat what was supposed to be these amazing tacos and burritos....and was really let down. Korean BBQ is known for VERY distinct delicious flavors. Kogi managed to kill that. With the tacos, the dressing they put on was so overwhelming that it killed any distinct flavor of the meat. I had each of the tacos and I had no idea which taco I was eating. They all tasted almost exactly the same.

Fine...so if I am going to wait for 2.5 hrs I'm going to try the burritos too...I got the pork burrito and short rib burrito. Again, tasty but with no wow factor. The flavors of the meat really didn't stand out. The short rib was definitely better but I've had better short rib at cheap Hawaiian BBQ places and that's sad.

Ok...burritos are done and I am full...but damnit I waited all this time and I want to try the Kimchee quesadilla. This was ok...had its own flavor. The sauce that was on top was pretty good and went well with the cheese, but the kimchee inside was soggy. Since they were so busy they didnt have a chef's special but having eaten pretty much everything else on the menu, I dont think I really missed anything.

Most of the time if I tell someone about a meal, I'll get hungry thinking about it but not this place. It is however making me want to go to some great AYCE Korean BBQ places and get some GOOD Korean BBQ and not the stuff Kogi is selling. I do love taco trucks and especially because of the value for what you get for your money but this was another area Kogi fell short. They charge $2 for a TINYYYYY taco (about 3 bites) and $5 for everything else. The Burritos are small and you get taxed on everything too.

I guess people had to find something else to wait in line for after Pinkberry....lame.

Apr 06, 2009
lifeon2whls in Los Angeles Area

Cafe Corsa - Clover #4 in LA!

Amazing coffee with a warm friendly atmosphere to boot. If you're into motorcycles, Rick is also a motorcycle nut as well as a coffee fanatic so go in and he'll chat you up about his bikes. We went down on a Sunday and at 2pm they had a couple jazz bands come up to play...great way to spend a Sunday afternoon...trying new coffees and relaxing to some jazz.

Mar 12, 2009
lifeon2whls in Los Angeles Area

Tommy's - an appreciation

Carney's better? That's a laugh. I like Tommy's but Careny's is DEFINITELY a step down when I'm not able to make the drive...I take that back...I don't even bother to go to Carney's.

That said...I do love the breakfast burrito. I've had other greats but for 2.75 there is no other. The chili cheese fries are alright but Pink's is better...just not worth the line better.

Mar 12, 2009
lifeon2whls in Los Angeles Area