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Red Boat sightings?

Hawaiian super market in SGV off del mar and valley

about 1 hour ago
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

Starry Kitchen wants you to save their balls, or else they're closing up end of January 2015 (RESTAURANT RAPTURPOCALYPSE 2014/2015 CONTINUES!)

Ditto.... Very haphazard post. Hopefully their kickstarter pitch will be more coherent ...

about 21 hours ago
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

2014 - Best Sushi Omakase

Thanks for reporting back and the comparison!!!

Terrific 2 weeks of coast to coast sushi dining experience! Quite a feat indeed. Completely agree about the environment in LA being weak in comparison, but I suppose the benefit is a much lower tab... As a local definitely opt for the latter.

So if you had to pick the top spot on the basis of food only....?

I hate to tally up the tab you racked up ....

about 21 hours ago
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

2014 Omakase Odyssey

Looking forward to it.

Dec 17, 2014
Sgee in Manhattan

2014 Omakase Odyssey

Dndicicco,

So how do NYC joints compare so far to LA?

Amazing adventure by the way, esp, coming off your extensive tour of duty in LA last week

Dec 17, 2014
Sgee in Manhattan

$3.69/lb for prime beef!!

May end up splitting the brisket and prep 2 ways; using conventional oven ala nosh/porthos style and also try my hand at smoking. Have been binging on TX que recently, going to try my hand at recreating bark etc etc.

Dec 16, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area
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$3.69/lb for prime beef!!

Thanks Porthos.

Dec 16, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

$3.69/lb for prime beef!!

Thanks for the recipe, it was a whole large piece cryovac'ed.

Dec 16, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

$3.69/lb for prime beef!!

Thanks, that's a nice looking roast. What were the ingredients in your dry rub?

Dec 16, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

$3.69/lb for prime beef!!

Terrific deal at Costco in Westlake Village; $3.69/lb for prime brisket, regular choice was selling for $6ish/lb...

Total impulse buy, now need to figure what to do with the 14lb slab of meat....

Dec 15, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

Sushi in South Bay (revisited)

Welcome to LA, I'd suggest starting with this marathon 300+ replies thread

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/965419

Dec 14, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

Suggestion in Torrance/South Bay area

Oumi Sasaya - udon. Pickup some sesame cream puffs at Chantilly next door after your meal.
2383 Lomita Boulevard, Lomita, CA 90717
http://www.oumisasaya.com

Torihei - izakaya
1757 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501
http://www.torihei-usa.com/torihei.html

Inaba - good family friendly Japanese option
http://www.restaurantinaba.com

Dec 13, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

2014 - Best Sushi Omakase

J.L, I stand corrected :) (graciously kowtowing to the sushi deity)

We need one of you ballers to paint the town in NYC for a comparison.

Dec 13, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

2014 - Best Sushi Omakase

Check out 4 on 6 if you're in Encino and need a sushi fix next time. Or Go's...

http://m.yelp.com/biz/4-on-6-encino

Dec 13, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

2014 - Best Sushi Omakase

Terrific run and great reports!!

I think you may have actually outdone our resident sushi deity J.L on the number of top spots in a week!

What would completely take this over the top is to repeat this feat in NYC next week for the ultimate east vs. west coast comparison!!!!

Dec 11, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

Suckling pig?

Zombie thread but this place sounds very promising in Pacoima

Jack's Lechon
10750 Glenoaks Blvd. Unit 5
Pacoima, CA 91331
Phone: (818) 640-7239
Cell # (818) 633-9843

http://www.jacklechon.com

Dec 11, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

Legendary, universally praised Lunasia opening Dim Sum House in Pasadena

Not really new, been in the works for a while, sign from late Aug

Dec 09, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

Mori Sushi: Still Sushi Perfection

Yeah the former sushi ran dudes. Did not know they did the interior themselves, nice factoid and lovveeeee their custom nenox knives...

Dec 09, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

2014 - Best Sushi Omakase

I think they should have opened a more intimate space, bar only, no table seating.

Dec 09, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

Mori Sushi: Still Sushi Perfection

Ditto on Mori, went a couple months ago after a couple year hiatus. Didn't get Maru but strong showing throughout!! Wife said I was beaming the entire meal.

Might hold the top spot in LA for me (caveat still have not done urasawa, Yamakase).

I dined at Kusakabe a new 1* in SF a couple weeks ago. Nicer space than Mori but Mori was definitely superior food wise...

Plan to hit Mori again next month prior to a Tokyo/Osaka trip for comparison.

Pics are octopus suction cup nigiri at Mori and Kusakabe bar in SF.

Alimento adds separate gratuity line for BOH

The fucking stupidity of this country's tipping policy continues to astound me!!!!!!!!!

Seriously people what the fuck are restaurant managers responsibilities if they can't handle the simple task of compensating employees from the daily take????

I just want to pay one single line item!!!!!!!!!! Simple concept!

Let the management earn their keep!!!! Stop indulging them!!!!! Why aren't diners tipped by restaurants for fulfilling payroll functions on their behalf??????

The term tipping is completely misused - it's mandatory. Just include it in the price of food or service!!!! In this era of bitcoins and electronic pay, we are still are expected to fumble for change at every step!!!!!!

Seriously people come to your senses!!!!!!!!!

$@%<{£¥>#^+' expletive in all languages!!!

A leisurely lunch at the neighborhood sushi bar

Came up to $200, meal included 3 other white fish nigiri and a crab hand roll

Nov 16, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

Manuka Honey

Wing Hop Fung in Monterey Park or Chinatown

Nov 15, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

A leisurely lunch at the neighborhood sushi bar

Only in LA

Nov 15, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

A leisurely lunch at the neighborhood sushi bar

Yup

Nov 15, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

A leisurely lunch at the neighborhood sushi bar

And the finale
- sayori, Japanese mackerel, pompano, aji
- unagi
- anago
- seared wagyu
- ankimo
- fruit cup

House style is not to everyone's taste but always holds a soft spot for me

Nov 15, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area
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A leisurely lunch at the neighborhood sushi bar

The opening salvo
- kelp halibut
- tuna trio (R-L) - akami, chu-toro, otoro
- kuruma ebi head
- Japanese uni, hairy crab topped with crab guts, kuruma ebi, scallop
- sumi ika, baby abalone, seared mirugai
- shirako

Nov 15, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area
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A leisurely lunch at the neighborhood sushi bar

A nice casual leisurely lunch today at my regular nondescript neighborhood sushi bar

Nov 15, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area
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Barrel & Ashes, meat porn folder:

Some brisket from the Pecan Lodge in Dallas to compare

Nov 11, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area

Maude: Truffles

Just signed up, keeping my fingers crossed I'll get the email soon. My poor shaver hardly gets any action.

Thanks for the tip Porthos!!!

Oct 24, 2014
Sgee in Los Angeles Area