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Favorite foodie restaurant- 1 night

If I only had one night for a great restaurant in any cuisine with steakhouse-like prices (which I infer to also mean you'd want an upscale atmosphere) and proximity to Culver City...

...then I would personally would head to Tasting Kitchen in Venice.

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

For me, Dresden. I celebrated a birthday dinner there one year. Old school classic grub followed by Marty and Elayne singing me happy birthday.

Sep 05, 2014
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Tasting Kitchen Brunch Pictorial

I'm a big fan of Tasting Kitchen's brunch and it's a common request when out of town visitors come to LA.

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

Beef tripe and tofu
Dai Ho
Temple City

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

Chicken Liver Mousse with balsamic and five spice
The Wallace
Culver City

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

In full disclosure, I help operate boneluge.com and so I am quite giddy that this moment was captured on camera. There are quite a few places to do a bone luge in LA, and of course Bestia is one of them.

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

Peruvian Quechua - sweetbreads served with Incan huacatay
Rivera
Downtown LA

The hart and the hunter, did it close or still open?

you could call them at
323 424 3055

or email them at
hartandthehunter@gmail.com

Sep 04, 2014
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Is Baco Mercat really this bad?

Bar 107 is my favorite dive bar in all of LA. It's a fantastic crowd any day of the week. Cheap drinks, great vibe.

Sep 04, 2014
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Great Lunch Deals Downtown

If I'm solo for brunch, that's where I go.

Sep 04, 2014
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B.o.s.

Saturday nights, yes. Other nights it's easy to get in without a reservation. I actually like Sundays quite a bit.

Aug 31, 2014
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B.o.s.

In case you were curious:

b.o.s. = beef, offal, sustainable

Aug 30, 2014
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Little Tokyo LA, Not To Be Missed?

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

Aug 29, 2014
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Little Tokyo LA, Not To Be Missed?

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

Aug 29, 2014
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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.

Aug 29, 2014
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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.

Aug 29, 2014
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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.

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...

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.

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.