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What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

This is really going back a long time...say the 1970's but I rember as a kid going to an Italian deli in Downtown called Dario's (not sure about the spelling), but they had a fantastic Italian meatball sandwich. The deli was really "old school" the tables were large wooden wire spools put on their side.

Feb 06, 2014
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Hollywood Pies CLOSED

Their marketing plan to keep the restuarant invisible (e.g. no signs) always seemed sketchy to me. I'm not surprised is closed.

Oct 07, 2013
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cream pies

Pie N' Burger's pies are AWESOME. Love their Coconut Merangue pie. Its heavenly.

Oct 03, 2013
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Best "Huevos Rancheros" in Los Angeles...?

+1 for El Tepeyac

Oct 02, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

Best "Huevos Rancheros" in Los Angeles...?

I tried Gilbert's and there is celery chunks in the sauce, which really turns me off.

Oct 02, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

DONUT FRIEND

I love nothing more than paying Beverly Hills prices in the 'hood.

Oct 02, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

HAIL FSM!~ Din Tai Fung to open @ Americana

Do you think there might be an 8 hour line when it opens?

Oct 02, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

Where do LAPD officers take their lunch break?

I see alot of WLA officers at Poquito Mas at Westwood and Olympic, plus alot of LAFD too.

Sep 30, 2013
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Yer Favorite Culver City restaurants

Who has better pizza, Rocco's or La Rocco?

Sep 09, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

cream pies

+1 for PnB.

Sep 06, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

NY to LA Looking for High-End Chinese

Mr. Taster, maybe my reading comprehension isn't what it is cracked up to be, but who serves the Omar's big plate chicken?

Sep 04, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

New Bristol Farms in Santa Monica opened yesterday

Does the giant Whole Foods in Santa Monica have parking?

Sep 03, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

If you were in LA for one day and had never been, what is the ONE restaurant you would go to?

If you had to choose, which would you pick?

1. Amazing Earth shattering food and marginal atmosphere/no view.

2. Good/competent food, but amazing atmosphere/view

Sep 03, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

LA Dish of the Month (September 2013) - Voting

PIZZA

Aug 29, 2013
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Favorite "counter dining" spot?

The cocktails and free peanuts out on the patio on a warm summer day can't be beat.

Aug 21, 2013
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Favorite "counter dining" spot?

Dumb question, what's FUB?

Aug 21, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

SALADS - LA Dish of the Month (August 2013)

A very close salad is at Grilled Corn Cafe on Westwood Boulevard.

Aug 19, 2013
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Good Chinese restaurant NOT in SGV?

I've never been, but someone recommended Xian in Beverly Hills. Is it any good?

Aug 14, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

Any top restaurants near LAX for anniversary dinner?

MB Post in Manhattan Beach.

Aug 12, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

Weirdest Ice Cream I've ever had...

I recently saw a place seeling olive oil and black pepper gelato!

Aug 08, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

Favorite "counter dining" spot?

Surely you are forgetting the sublime food at Gladstones?

Aug 08, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

Favorite "counter dining" spot?

Agreed, I like the food at the Apple Pan (only if I get there early or late to avoid the crowds), but the prices are insane. They don't seem high when looking at the individual menu items, but when the bill comes, I seem to be peelilng off $20's like I'm at the craps table at Caesers Palace. I guess I can't blame them because people keep flooding into the place, but now I always think twice before going there because of the high prices.

Aug 08, 2013
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Favorite "counter dining" spot?

Scambled eggs and calf's brains??? I'm about the furthest you can get from PETA, but after hearing about that menu item, I'm thinking about sending them $10.

Aug 08, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

Favorite "counter dining" spot?

The problem with the Apple Pan is the hoards of hungry diners looking over your shoulder impatient for you to inhale that last bite so they can sit down, and the waiters who try to usher you out quickly. Eating there sometimes feels like one of those Nathan's hot dog eating contests on Coney Island.

Aug 08, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

Solo Birthday Dinner in or Near Century City

The Mastro's in BH is on a whole different level from lowly Costa Mesa.

Aug 07, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

Best takeout quiche in LA (westside-ish)

Clementine

the Buggy Whip

Was the Buggy Whip featured on a recent episode of Ray Donovan on Showtime?

Aug 06, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

Completely stuck on a birthday dinner place for 12 people...help!!

Ivy at the Shore (Santa Monica) or the one on Robertson.

Aug 05, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

What is your favorite donut in LA right now and where ?

I don't speak of any particular Winchells. I have, maybe a dozen donuts a year from a variety of places (most of the time, someone else picks up donuts for an event). Most of the buttermilk donuts I have are pretty much the same, and I thought Primos was no better or worse than any of the other buttermilk donuts I have. I wouldn't go out of my way for Primos. Stans is another story. Their donuts are unique.

Jul 31, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area

What is your favorite donut in LA right now and where ?

No, it was in the display case. I walked in, asked the woman what I should try, and she suggested the buttermilk bar. It was no better than a Winchells' buttermilk bar. I'll bet if you tried a Winchell's buttermilk bar right out of the kitchen it would be just as good as one from Primo's right out of the kitchen.

Jul 31, 2013
jgilbert1000 in Los Angeles Area