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Little Tokyo LA, Not To Be Missed?

Oh cool. I might run into you there, then.

about 12 hours ago
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Little Tokyo LA, Not To Be Missed?

Here's one of my favorite dishes at b.o.s.: sweetbread tacos

about 12 hours ago
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Great Lunch Deals Downtown

Would a plate lunch at LAX-C count as part of Downtown? I personally found the sandwiches at Mendocino to be good value, but I may have a different food budget than others.

about 15 hours ago
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

I keep teasing Rameniac that he needs to finally write that ramen book he'd been working on all these years.

about 15 hours ago
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

Of the newer members, TheOffalo for sure, but beyond that, it's all old school folks like ipse and tonyc.

I'm lucky that I've become friends in real life with a lot of folks like EatDrinkNBMerry, Rameniac, Kris P Pata, TonyC and Das Uberbeek.

about 15 hours ago
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Chinese restaurants in downtown LA's chinatown? Anything good there, since i notice Chinese restaurants after a post-prandial stroll from Little Jewel

I actually like New Dragon Seafood on Hill, kind of adjacent to Hop Li. Mmm wontons...

about 15 hours ago
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Little Tokyo LA, Not To Be Missed?

And I'll always have a special place in my heart for Bar C.

Aug 27, 2014
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Little Tokyo LA, Not To Be Missed?

Arts District is quite vibrant as well. Angel City Brewery is right there on the corner, but nearby you'll find popular spots like Pie Hole and Wurstkuche. My favorite Arts District spots aren't really walking distance from Little Tokyo, but I love love love Bestia, and Tony's Saloon is one of my favorite dive bars.

Badmaash is j-u-s-t outside the Little Tokyo border and is offering a hip take on Indian food.

Newly opened Little Jewel of New Orleans in Chinatown is causing quite a buzz right now, and for very good reasons. Mmm po' boys.

But if you're heading to Chinatown, don't forget about Olvera St Plaza, where the tacquito was invented.

Aug 27, 2014
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Little Tokyo LA, Not To Be Missed?

I live right on the edge of Little Tokyo and Arts District so I love this part of town.

My favorite restaurants in Little Tokyo are b.o.s. and Kokekokko, and I enjoy the huge selection of beer and whiskey at Far Bar (entrance is down an alley so it can be easy to miss).

Marugame Monzo is an udon specialist, and there are quite a few ramen joints, of which my favorite is Men Oh Tokushima. You'll undoubtedly see the long lines at Daikokuya and Shin Sen Gumi.

My favorite breakfast is Jist Cafe, and Demitasse serves up excellent coffee (they even have a Kyoto-style drip for iced coffee).

If you stroll down 2nd St and through Little Tokyo Plaza, there are plenty of stores to peruse. And the best jazz club in town is the Blue Whale, on the same floor as Orochon Ramen.

Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

And Jordan Kahn brought it over when he opened Red Medicine.

Aug 27, 2014
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Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

[citation needed]

Aug 26, 2014
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The Last Bookstore

I had an excellent meal at Bar Ama last night. Guisados is also nearby between 5th and 6th on Spring. If you're willing to walk to Terroni, there's also Peking Tavern in the same building.

Aug 26, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014 -- Voting

OFFAL

Aug 26, 2014
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Szechuan Impression: Strategically positioned to take Chengdu Taste's business?

Every time I see Hunan on a sign or in an article on the web, I swear it says Human, and then my inner Hannibal perks up.

Aug 24, 2014
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Little Jewel

The andouille was fantastic as were the boudin links. I gotta gets me some of that tasso.

Aug 24, 2014
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Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

No worries. I think N+M and 2Pok are both excellent. 1a and 1b among Thai restaurants I've visited, which is a list similar to yours I bet.

The Chicago scene is vibrant, and all I was saying was that for the OP to come to LA to have Thai food would be like an Angeleno going to Chicago for Thai food. Do it because you love Thai food and you want it at all times, but otherwise, LA has plenty of other things to offer as well.

Confession: I haven't been to Night+Market Song yet :/

Aug 24, 2014
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Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

The area currently known as Chinatown was originally French to begin with. That's why we have street names like Vignes and Beaudry and a statue of Joan of Arc at Hill and College.

The area currently known as Chinatown was previous an Italian American neighborhood too, which is why you have the Italian House in the middle of Olvera St Plaza.

One storefront on Ord shouldn't pain you, any more than the demolition of Little Joe's or the construction of the 101 freeway did.

Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

There's nothing wrong with Night+Market, which I think is beyond excellent, but for every Ruen Pair, Isaan Station, and Sapp, Chicago has Andy's and Tac Quick (I'll put them together), Spoon Thai, and Opart. Hell, Arun's is Thai fine dining.

Regarding the west coast, I'm starting to think that the exposure of Pok Pok to a wider audience has actually caused it to be a bit under-rated. Their dungeness crab curry ปูผัดผงกะหรี่ is still my favorite Thai dish anywhere, as well as his deep-fried rendition of pork knuckle ข้าวขาหมู (which he says is something the German expat community in Thailand freaking love). Night+Market and Pok Pok are 1a and 1b in my book.

Aug 24, 2014
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Looking for BEST Omakase experience under $200

I totally agree that omakase comes from repeated visitation and rapport. I still remember having lunch at Ike-san's restaurant in Hollywood, and watching him break down whole fish for the day while I have a leisurely lunch. That reminds me, I need to visit Costa Mesa to visit Shibutani-san at Shibucho.

Looking for BEST Omakase experience under $200

Sushi Kimagure by a country mile.

http://www.rondiggity.com/food/southe...

And ipse, before you say anything, I've got reservations for next Thursday so don't start.

Aug 24, 2014
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Little Jewel

I've already bought, cooked, and consumed the boudin links and the Italian sausage links, both delicious and much more tender than I'm accustomed. I even met the sausage maker yesterday too. Today I'm cooking the andouille.

Need a new place for Chinese beef rolls... :(

I know people go to JTYH/Heavy Noodling II for the noodles but I like their beef roll quite a bit.

Aug 23, 2014
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Little Jewel

Here's my roast beef sandwich from today, as well as the chalkboard menu (they've got a paper one too if you like perusing something in hand)

Aug 23, 2014
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Little Jewel

At the moment, they're closing at 8pm.

Aug 23, 2014
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September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

I think this is a great idea.

Anybody Been To Shi Hai This Week?

After one month?!?

Aug 23, 2014
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Dinner Omakase at Mori Sushi: A Pictorial Essay

I'll be honest, I didn't like one (expensive) experience that I had at Mori years ago and so I haven't been back. Which is funny because I've been to Urasawa twice since then.

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

Aug 23, 2014
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Moving to Los Feliz from Seattle, Please Help.

Closer than Jitlada and with better service/prices is Wat Moon Dong Lek in Silver Lake. And hey, while you're in that part of town, one of my favorite restaurants there is Forage.

In addition to Proof in Atwater, there's also Village Bakery on Los Feliz Blvd. Excellent breakfast there as well.

And of course, since it's warm year-round, you'll enjoy the patio at The Alcove on Hillhurst, which is down the block from McCall's Meat and Fish.

http://www.watdongmoonlek.com/watdong...
http://www.foragela.com/
http://www.thevillagebakeryandcafe.com/
http://www.alcovecafe.com/cafe
http://www.mccallsmeatandfish.com/

I would be remiss if I didn't link to EDBM's blog post on McCall's
http://eatdrinknbmerry.blogspot.com/2...

And if you're like me and you like to drink, attached to Alcove is an awesome cocktail bar, The Dresden is an LA institution, dive bars like Drawing Room and wine bars like Bar Covell.

http://www.alcovecafe.com/bigbar
http://www.thedresden.com/
http://www.barcovell.com/

Aug 23, 2014
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The Sushi Roundtable

I've resurrected a roundtable discussion in 2007 with three sushi masters, including Jiro Ono. Ever since Jiro Dreams of Sushi came out, I'd been trying to find a link to the original with no luck, so I decided to republish it on my own blog. I've enjoyed meals with Shiro (who trained under Jiro), and Taichi (who trained under Shiro). Anyway, the interview still sounds quite relevant today, including the bit about how climate change is affecting sushi.