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$10 and under near the Grove/Fairfax area

So I tried Prime Pizza yesterday. Didn't work for me. White slice was really salty, and cheese slice was cardboard. All the pies had obviously been sitting out too long. Not nearly as good as Vito's, Tomato Pie, or Joe's. Even though the $6 for two slices and a drink is an attractive price point, I won't be going back.

about 13 hours ago
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- Nominations

PITA SANDWICHES

Shawarma, Tarna, Kabobs, etc.

Aug 26, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

$10 and under near the Grove/Fairfax area

I'm not sure it's ten times better, but that's a fair point.

Aug 26, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

$10 and under near the Grove/Fairfax area

Great recommendations. This is approximately my neighborhood, and some new ideas for me. Re: parking for Guisado's, there's always the public lot for the WeHo County Library on San Vicente. 3 hrs free w/validation from either the library or the adjoining park.

Aug 26, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

$10 and under near the Grove/Fairfax area

Man, some folks have a wild idea of what "UNDER $10" means.

Benito's on Beverly/Fairfax has some of the best taquitos in town, and good burritos too. Vito's for pizza and calzone at La Cienega/Melrose-ish.

Ta Eem Grill at Melrose/Gardner for Israeli food. Tomato Pie, Melrose/Fairfax for pizza and one of the better meatball sandwiches around. I think that Zankou Chicken on Sunset would be within 10 mins. And it might be pushing it time-wise, but at West Hollywood/San Vicente-ish you've got a 5 Guys and a Guisado's. Also a couple of Veggie Grills in reach. I'm no vegetarian, but Veggie Grill is tasty.

Oh, also, Bagel Broker on Beverly/Fairfax for all manner of bagel sandwiches. I like the egg salad.

Aug 24, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Still L.A.'s best, IMHO.

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

I actually tried to eat one once. Two bites was all I could manage. So disgusting.

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Clearly, this wins the prize for the fussiest hot dog/sausage. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

In my defense, I was wearing an 18th Century dissipated noble's outfit, complete with powdered wig. Surely that gives me some extra credit points?

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Original Tommy's (Rampart) stock chili cheese dog. Eaten at 1:00 am on a Saturday night, when Tommy's tastes best.

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Larry's has never worked for me.

Aug 18, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

Boars Head Hot Dogs

Rock 'n' Roll Ralph's on Sunset/Poinsettia has them, too. Had one for lunch yesterday.

I've been meaning to ask, does anyone know of a retail dog with even more snap? Boar's Head are the best I've found, but I'd love to get a snap of the Carney's/Pinks variety at home.

Jul 31, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

Tacos El Gavilan Coming to La Brea/Sunset

What turns you off about their tacos? If you like the al pastor (which, yes, is very good), why is it better on a sope than on a taco?

Jul 07, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

Tacos El Gavilan Coming to La Brea/Sunset

Went to PokiNometry yesterday. Spectacular, indeed! But what the hell with that location???

Jul 07, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

Tacos El Gavilan Coming to La Brea/Sunset

Missed this post somehow. I had asada, al pastor, buche.

La Numero Uno is pretty great, but I've only had pupusas there. I should try tacos/burritos. I haven't made it to Rincon Oaxaqueño yet.

My go-tos have been Calle Tacos and Pinche's...and AstroBurger when I'm craving a veggie burrito (but BYO salsa).

I haven't been to Dos Burritos in prolly 20 years. Used to be sooo greasy. Is it really in the discussion?

Jul 07, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

Tacos El Gavilan Coming to La Brea/Sunset

Was there at lunch today, and parking was no worse than usual. The problems with that lot could be easily mitigated: move the La Brea entrance to the far south end of the lot, where there are almost always spaces that are impossible to get to because of the traffic flow.

Jun 30, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

Tacos El Gavilan Coming to La Brea/Sunset

Just got back from a quick three-taco lunch at TeG. Thumbs up. The meats were tasty, though obviously not grilled to order like King of Grill. The prices (1.39 tacos, 5.49 burritos) are kind of revolutionary for sit-down in Hollywood, where tacos tend to run to $2.00 and burritos to $7.00 or more (witness Calle Tacos). And free frijoles de la olla? Love that! Salsas are limited to one red, one green, but both were excellent.

Big advantage over KoG is location, location, location. Indoors, clean, and air conditioned scores points with me over the skanky, noisy Mashti Malone strip mall parking lot.

For quality of food, KoG wins. But especially with hot summer months coming, TeG looms more attractive.

Will have to get back soon to try burritos, tortas and mulitas.

Jun 30, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

Tacos El Gavilan Coming to La Brea/Sunset

Glad to see some love for Soy Sauce. Well, if not love, at least it's cheap, friendly, and they deliver. I'll have to check out Luv2Eat, RoRo's, and Pokinometry. I also recommend Hibiscus, if you haven't been. The Carving Board is good too, if hipster sammiches are your thing.

I like King of Grill pretty well. Especially their free grilled whole onions, those are like crack. Disappointed to hear that TeG isn't even that good.

Jun 29, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

Tacos El Gavilan Coming to La Brea/Sunset

What's good there? Looks like it's opening any day now.

Jun 23, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

Hey, that looks good! Nice char, and I like the generous portion of burrata.

Jun 23, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

I was referring to the Deep Dish, above. Again, vodka. (Not again, now, again then...oh never mind.)

Jun 23, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

I really appreciate the quoties around "pizza."

Jun 23, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

No embarrassment. I get a slice every time I go.

Jun 23, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

pizza

You mean 170/101. But the last time that was a "simple jaunt" was on Carmageddon.

Jun 23, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

pizza

I'm inclined to answer "no." But others may have succeeded where I failed.

I go old school there: Little Toni's, Vito's, Pinocchio's, although the last two are Burbank.

Jun 23, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

do you guys know a better dim sum place than Elite in SGV?

Talk Like Yoda day, was this not?

do you guys know a better dim sum place than Elite in SGV?

Shocked by the lack of love for Red China here. Currently the best, IMHO.

Jun 23, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, July 2015 -- Nominations

ESPECIALLY CHILI CHEESE DOGS.

Jun 22, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, June 2015 -- PIZZA

Sorry, late, vodka:

This is not pizza.

Apostates!

Best Steakhouse in L.A.? Comparable to Porter House or Peter Luger?

Agree about Cut. Feels like a CPK or Boston Market in there.

Jun 11, 2015
jesstifer in Los Angeles Area