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Red Fish Simi Valley

I enjoy Redfish, after about 4 visits. You can't evaluate a restaurant without considering it's location, and this is, to my mind, the best fish in the Simi area.

When I order fish, I dont want fancy preparations.. I want fresh fish, which they have. They also get specials of interesting fish, and they do their own portioning in a display cutting room.

Agreed that they need to dial in the sides a bit, but I enjoy them.

Jul 12, 2008
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Rome near Hilton Cavalieri

Just take the shuttle bus to Piazza Barberini. There is nothing in reasonable walking distance of the hotel, which is atop a hill. Whatever you do, do not make the mistake of eating in the horrid and overpriced restaurant in the basement. Starve first.

If you do take the shuttle, our unexpected find was: Gioia Mia, Via della Avignonesi 34, 488 27 84. About 2 blocks walking, loud, full, raucous, pretty inexpensive. Great pizza and roasted meats, very good antipasti and primi. Deserts were below par.

Feb 27, 2007
bglicklich in Italy

Dress Attire - Colline Emiliane

We enjoyed DaGiggetto enormously ourselves, in the Jewish Ghetto. I have read vaying reviews here, but we were there about 3 weeks ago for an excellent lunch. They are open Sunday.

Feb 27, 2007
bglicklich in Italy

Best Dinner Dishes at "Grill on the Alley" in Beverly Hills

We skipped dessert, having chowed our way through a lot, lot, lot of garlic toast, et al.

I am ashamed.

Jan 11, 2007
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Best Dinner Dishes at "Grill on the Alley" in Beverly Hills

Thanks Everyone.... here's my report:

Appetizers: Wedge salad got great reviews, good dressing, but how can you screw that up?

Crabcakes were great, almost all meat, with little binding, obviously sauteed in butter. But even at an expensive restaurant, $18.50 for one 4 oz. cake does stand out.

Cheese toast... delicious. Two family orders for 4. Not as good as Smoke House, though.

One of us had the pan fried John Dory, which was (I tasted) moist, perfectly prepared, very lightly breaded and sauteed in butter and garlic. Solid.

The Chicken Pot Pie rocked! Huge, delicious flaky crust, filling with big moist pieces of dark meat in a cream based sauce, great vegetable, too much for one person to eat.

The steaks looked great... the guys that ate them were utterly silent as they methodically put them away.

Our server was a woman in her 50s who was fantastic.

So, to summarize, expensive as all hell, and I'm not sure the value proposition is all that great, but the food was really solid. I felt good about the whole evening when I left,a nd that's not a bad measure of a restaurant, is it?

Jan 11, 2007
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Best Dinner Dishes at "Grill on the Alley" in Beverly Hills

Who knows the best dinner dishes at Grill on the Alley in Beverly Hills?

Care to make a suggestion?

Thanks.

Jan 08, 2007
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Food Adventure in Striking Distance of Staples Center

The reason I brought it up is that certain foods, like raw fish, are considered verboten for pregnant women. And many pregnant women, like my wife, are hypersensitive to strong smells.

Jan 05, 2007
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Food Adventure in Striking Distance of Staples Center

Looking for interesting suggestions for Saturday night. Moderately foodie group of 4 with one pregnant woman.

Who's got a big idea?

Jan 05, 2007
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

I want to try Truffles but I don't know where

Just be aware that truffle oil is to fresh truffles as motor oil is to olive oil. Not a completely fair comparison.

Here's another way... go into any restaurant where fresh white truffles are being served and take a deep breath. You'll know in an instant if you have the white truffle gene.

Jan 03, 2007
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Requesting opinions on delis

We went to Brent's last night after the DSW sale. Here's the scorecard:

1. Kreplach Soup: Huge Kreplach, meat a bit underspiced, great dough. Soup was rich but not as good as the best. Give it a 7.5

2. Chopped Herring: Mmmmmm.Marinated in wine, sweet, spread on bread. Great texture and flavor. A 9.

3. Rye Bread: Warm, crusty, soft, flavorful. 9.

4. Pastrami Dip: Great pastrami, great flavor, superb texture. Next to Langer's, the best. 8.

5. Sides: All good, none great, except the pickle slices I could love on.

Great Saturday night oldster mayhem at 7pm. Love the vibe, love the food.

Jan 01, 2007
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Fromin's Matzo Ball Soup

I had Kreplach Soup at Solley's in Sherman Oaks this week.

Excellent dumplings filled with well spiced beef, good thick dough. Broth was rich and tasty, with lots of noodles and chicken plus carrot pieces.

Of course, it was about $9, but complaining about that just makes you sound old.

Dec 30, 2006
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

The Secret Garden in Moorpark... Deal or No Deal?

Update: There is a prix fixe menu which is $65 for the early seating at 5:30. Didn't ask about the 8:30.

I will report back. www.thesecretgardenrestaurant.com

Dec 30, 2006
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

The Secret Garden in Moorpark... Deal or No Deal?

Not the money... the chow.

Looking for a New Year's Eve semi-fancy dinner in the Conejo/TO/Simi area and it looks good and different.

Anyone actually eaten there?

Looking for a close by splurge.

Thanks.

Dec 27, 2006
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Prime Rib Christmas Dinner: Where to Buy the Prime Rib?

This many replies and no one has yet mentioned the *King of Meat*... Harvey Guss?

Dry Aged, gorgeous beefy greatness.

Dec 08, 2006
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Char Kway Teow in LA?

Thanks for the good start!

Dec 08, 2006
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Char Kway Teow in LA?

Just back from Singapore, and I lived on Char Kway Teow from the hawkers. My preference is with thin slices of chinese sausage and egg stir fried into the noodles.

Who makes it great in LA?

Dec 08, 2006
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area

Cucina Bene in Sherman Oaks

It's not too bad, if you're in the neighborhood. Not worth a special trip.

The Ravioli Di Noce (pink sauce) was good, and the pizza was thin crust and a 6.

If you work on the corner, give 'em a try. Otherwise, not worth the bother.

Dec 07, 2006
bglicklich in Los Angeles Area