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Terroni (downtown) reviewed

As it's near my office, I have lunch there regularly. It's a great, local, place, but I wouldn't go out of my way to dine there. I actually resent that they don't slice the pizza, and it does nothing for the "integrity" to keep it unsliced. It just frustrated those of us eating it (and usually sharing). I'd rather drive to Factory Kitchen for their pasta than walk to Terroni -- but am happy that it's close by and enjoy it.

Dan Tana's 50th Anniversary

Yes Danny will be there.

Sep 16, 2014
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Dan Tana's 50th Anniversary

I'll be sure to post all about it :D

Sep 12, 2014
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3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

Asking around to my friends who work in restaurants, I'm learning of more and more restaurants who have been paying health care all along and haven't patted themselves on the back.

I'm going to stay away from these restaurants with the surcharge for a while, this really sticks in my craw. The only one that will be tough is Tavern because my mother likes it there.

Is it Last Call for B.o.s. ? (Closing)

Offalo, you were cited/quoted in Eater yesterday, and this conversation you had was made public. FYI

http://la.eater.com/archives/2014/09/...

Sep 09, 2014
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Belcampo hotdog

Wonder if they'll have these at the Santa Monica location? Which I just read was approved for its full liquor license.

Sep 08, 2014
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Taylor's Steakhouse dinner tonight

Ivy still has great bread with great butter. So does Craft. So does Chez Jay (you have to ask for it though)

I like Taylor's - the atmosphere makes the food (and martini) taste better, to me. I always have a great time there with old friends.

Sep 08, 2014
yogachik in Los Angeles Area

Vaguely and amusing LA-food related (Hello Kitty)

Except that it's sold out.

Sep 06, 2014
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Sunday brunch in West LA

3 Square has an excellent menu/brunch and the people watching is fantastic. Nothing quite like Abbot Kinney.

Otherwise, Shutters or Casa del Mar are great options with beach views (and prices not much more than those on your list)

Sep 06, 2014
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Taylor's or the Dresden Room? Where would you go?

Taylor's for the better food. Dresden for the kitsch.

Sep 05, 2014
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3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

I'll continue to patronize restaurants that already pay their staff's health insurance, without calling attention to it - places like Valentino.

This really hits me the wrong way, it's the tone of "we're doing something good" and if we don't like it, we're the bad guys. There's an arrogance and total disconnect in that letter posted above. Rather than call attention to the whole thing, just raise prices by a dollar and that's that, we don't even notice. Maybe they don't want to pay the cost of printing new menus, who knows.

11th and Wilshire - Santa Monica

With the news that Callahan's has been bought by the Misfit group, and liquor license in the works, that makes this block (well, I'm stretching it because Callahan's is at Euclid) out of control. My god, now a big huge full bar with Misfit food (sorry, Rustic Canyon, but your bar is too small to take away my R+D business), this is insane (in a good way)

Aug 31, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

For this martini drinking ex-smoker, that would be a dangerous thing to serve me. I need to visit Liquid Kitty, would not like to lose it because no one goes anymore. Then again, UCLA is about to start up again, and that'll pack em in.

Aug 31, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014 -- Voting

DELI

Aug 30, 2014
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Recommendations for a SF Chowhound's One Night Only Dinner in Hollywood

I avoid Hollywood in the summertime, too many tourists.

Aug 23, 2014
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Marina del Rey recommendations please

Casa Ado on Washington. Sunny Spot (Roy Choi's place). Gjelina on Abbot Kinney. Tasting Kitchen. Axe. Salt Air. All are walking distance (Abbot Kinney is a longer walk, but if I were in any other city in the world, a normal walk).

Aug 23, 2014
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Recommendations for a SF Chowhound's One Night Only Dinner in Hollywood

Does it have to be Hollywood? Why Hollywood? I can think of so many great places to send you to, in downtown LA. Faith and Flower, Rivera, Bestia, Chaya, Alma, and more.

Aug 23, 2014
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Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

Monte Alban for the consomme and Tacos Por Favor for everything else.

Aug 14, 2014
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Maude reservation

I'm also a frozen Vodka drinker, and prefer Tito's or Chopin

I have to say, that menu posted above sounds absolutely awful to me. I will happily not speed dial Maude, y'all can have my seat.

Aug 10, 2014
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Last Hamburger Hamlet Standing (Sherman Oaks) Bites the Dust.

It's true. The old Hamlet is back. A friend bought it (he owns Killer Shrimp), and worked at the Hamlet when he started out in restaurants, under the Lewis' tutelage. He wrote on FB: "As a life long fan and former manager of The Hamburger Hamlet (I have known the family since I was baby) I could not be more excited for the opportunity to reinvigorate this historic brand. Our plan is to celebrate the wonderful history of The Hamburger Hamlet, its founders Harry & Marilyn Lewis along with their children Adam and David, and take the Hamburger Hamlet back to what we all grew up with. The Hamburger Hamlet in Sherman Oaks will reopen in late August with new units coming soon."

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Reminds me to go to Chaya Venice this month, I love their pineapple infusion.

Aug 09, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Walking distance from FF, straight down 9th: Stocking Frame (at Hill), Pattern Bar (at Main), Umami (at Broadway), Broadway Bar.

I love Stocking Frame and Pattern Bar.

Rivera is also walking distance.

Aug 09, 2014
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NYC 'Hounds Seeking A Saturday Brunch near the Mirimar

Art's Table on Montana
3 Square on Abbot Kinney
Casa del Mar Hotel's new brunch place
Shutters
Hillstone (across the street from your hotel)
Farmshop
Milo and Olive

If you're willing to travel, head to Bottega Louie. I personally am not a brunch person but love their brunch menu.

Aug 08, 2014
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HAMBURGERS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month for August 2014

I said to roll/pat down to meatball size - but they are definitely called burgers in our family. They're fried burgers, made of hamburger ground beef.

Aug 05, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Only at the bar, but on a less crowded night, they'll serve it in a back booth.

Aug 04, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Kevin''s Sapphire Gin Martini

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Here's my favorite (as most of you know) bar food stop after work, especially happy hour. Here's the menu

Aug 04, 2014
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HAMBURGERS! Home Cooking Dish of the Month for August 2014

Family recipe, my grandmother always made these, comes from her turn of the century Delancy Street era:

Ground Beef mixed with an egg, chopped onions, mashed garlic clove, water soaked (but squeeze out water) piece of rye bread + paprika, salt, pepper. I usually use a pound of beef to each egg/piece of bread. Make 2 inch sized meatballs, roll each in Matzo Meal, and fry in vegetable oil until deep brown.

Serve with crispy potatoes (I usually fry them with the meatballs) and mustard. So delicious.

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

This would be a good time for Happy Hour postings, too. Am always looking for new HH spots. August is a good time to hit up the beachside hotel happy hours (Loews, Shutters, Casa del Mar) and the Venice HH's like Canal Club, James Beach, etc

I've already volunteered to join Kevin on this DOM

Aug 03, 2014
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Easy, quick dinner near Orpheum Theater in downtown

It's very clear on the website for the Orpheum, here:
http://www.laorpheum.com/calendar.html

Doors at 7, show at 8.

I highly recommend Pattern Bar and Stocking Frame. Low prices, great food - both have happy hour. The new Argentinian place, 1810, is also quite good - and less of a bar than the other two. All are within 5 minutes walk from Orpheum.

Jul 21, 2014
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