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Any good Chinese Take-Out in Hollywood (Highland/Fountain) ?

I used to live right near that place. They have great cheap lunch specials too.
http://www2.beyondmenu.com/20648/los-...

Apr 28, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Chinese restaurant menus.

They do look pretty cool..but im wondering if it turns into a thing where the dish ends up coming out looking different than on the menu..kind of like with Fast Food menus .

The burger always looks so big and juicy w/fresh veggies..Then you get some floppy thing that looks nothing like on the photo.

Mar 21, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Oh My GAGA Food Truck

no, but I did hear about it and wonder when Lady Gaga's attorneys will send a "Cease and Desist. "

Mar 21, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Restaurants not having websites only Facebook

I've been noticing a trend of restaurants (and bars) not having their only websites or they will have a site that just links to Facebook or other social media.

I find this kind of annoying because their menus aren't often posted on facebook or they might be hard to find or outdated.

Hard to tell if they are doing it to be 'cool' or just don't want to develop their own site. Of course social media is big too and they likely want their visitors to go there because they might share posts,etc.

Anyone else annoyed by this?

Depressing Places You Like

Both locations seem pretty popular on yelp...so it's interesting that they wouldn't have fans crowding the place.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bulgarini-gel...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/bulgarini-gel...

I've never been there.

Feb 18, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Tips For Jesus

interesting, I'm not saying it's not true...just that it's not crazy to think it could be faked too. It's not out of the realm of possibility.

I'm sure though if he was part of PayPal he has tons of money. It's not hurting him to leave huge tips.

It's kind of like winning a 'mini lotto' for the servers.

Feb 18, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Tips For Jesus

The waiters could be in on it too perhaps. Afterall aren't most of the waiters in L.A also 'actors'?..

Feb 18, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Tips For Jesus

Because it's on the internet...don't you believe everything on the internet?

Actually I wouldn't be surprised if it was an elaborate publicity stunt.

This is the city that gave us and promoted "Dumb Starbucks"

Feb 18, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone else hate Bay Cities (venice)?

I haven't been for a while , but I don't remember the bread being anything like Subway. Subway bread to me doesn't have much flavor at all.

I find Togos a lot better and you can actually get a a meal;sandwich,drink and chips for $6. Quality of the ingredients is also a lot better.

I think people like to hate on Bay Cities because of the long lines. I do remember the sandwiches being quite good though.

They do well because it's hard to find a similar product in L.A ..if they were in SF I don't think they'd get much attention..

Feb 18, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Depressing Places You Like

Just wondering what makes the places listed depressing?... Just because they are old and outdated and "stuck in time"?

I think Billingsley's at 11326 Pico in west la might qualify for this. Not too many places on the westside like this.

http://billingsleysteakhouse.mycityev...

I haven't been to Canter's forever , but I do want to go sometime soon. Definitely something about that place.

Feb 18, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Tips For Jesus

I've heard of this...how rich are these people? The amounts they leave are definitely huge!

Feb 18, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

What's a dive bar in LA or OC on the current scene that Mr. Bukowski would not feel out of place at if deigned to enter the joint ?????????????????????????

Casey's Tavern in Canoga Park perhaps...it's an old school dive bar with real cheap prices, like $3 cocktails and not for happy hour a few hours a day..not one of these wanna be dive bars with high end prices. At least last time I went a couple years back probably...Only thing though is they had a 'no swearing' policy..not sure if that would go over to well with Bukowski..

They do actually have a small library though..so he'd probably appreciate that perhaps.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/caseys-tavern...

Another one that might work is Scene in North Hollywood..not sure if he hung out in the valley at all though...but it's definitely divey...with a pretty rough crowd ,very cheap drinks . No hipsters in sight at least when I went. The hipsters in North Hollywood seem to stick to the NoHo arts district..

http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-scene-nor...

One comment from a yelper just last month (not sure if it's true or not

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"ewww ewwww ewwwww ewwwww I saw a bald guy peeing inside the bar on the floor health department wake your ass up and stop by the scene"

Jan 31, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area
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Dutch Crunch Bread @ PAVILIONS

Dutch Crunch is delicious. It's funny because I just saw some at Vons in Burbank (on Pass Ave) , I didn't notice the rolls though ..it was a big loaf for $1.60 I believe.

Of course Pavillions is owned by Vons , but their products might vary.

Also I noticed that it's interesting that they don't seem to offer it as a bread option at the Deli @ Vons . Not sure if they do at Pavillion's.

It is weird that it's so popular in SF, but so hard to find in LA.
I remember going to Molinari's in SF once and they were out of Dutch Crunch bread! The italian bread they had though was very good too...but there is something about Dutch Crunch.

How do the Pavillions rolls compare to most places in SF?

Looks like there are a few bakeries in L.A area that make it . This is one, have not tried though.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/baked-on-ocea...

Jan 31, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area
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Umami Monte Cristo Burger Now

That will be featured in version 2.0 which will be rolled out in an even more outlandish media campaign masterminded by the burger billionaires .

Still haven't been to umami , but I've probably heard of it hundreds of times . Don't know if they know their burgers .. But they Definately know marketing .

Jan 31, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Umami Monte Cristo Burger Now

Burger Nazis eh

Jan 31, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Grimaldi's in El Segun, it looks like it's open now ? Customers sitting outside, waiting carrying pizzas out, looks pretty open to me, when I drove by earlier.

I need to try his pizza before he passes into the great Pizzeria in the sky , he sounds like the Pizza messiah .!

Jan 31, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Grimaldi's in El Segun, it looks like it's open now ? Customers sitting outside, waiting carrying pizzas out, looks pretty open to me, when I drove by earlier.

I need to try his pizza before he passes into the great Pizzeria in the sky , he sounds like the Pizza messiah .

Jan 31, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

LA Pizza: Grimaldi's Finally Open

Looks good I need to check it out . How does it compare to the one in NYC if you've been , I haven't .

I really like the coal fired pizza and it's kind of sad they don't have them in la , but at least there is one in el segundo now .

I hate ordering pizza and getting some undercooked abomination .

Jan 31, 2014
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Gogo's Bistro, soul food in Boyle Hts

I read the article too and thought it was interesting. The food pics don't look too appetizing though. I don't think it will be long before the Boyle Heights area becomes gentrified and you start seeing a lot of different types of food there.

It's too close to DowntownL.A/Arts District ,also the Sears building just sold for $29million so it will be interesting to see what kind of development comes there.

Nov 26, 2013
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Any hounds try Seasalt Fish Grill in SM yet?

Oh ok , makes sense. I'm guessing you drop it in the tip jar or add it on the credit card receipt? Or do you leave cash on the table?

Sep 26, 2013
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Any hounds try Seasalt Fish Grill in SM yet?

I have been to Tender Greens before but it was years ago. The downtown Culver City location, probably around the time they had opened. I don't remember them doing all that but it was years ago so things may have changed.

Do you think most people tip at these types of places? Just wondering.

Sep 26, 2013
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Any hounds try Seasalt Fish Grill in SM yet?

I know this place is not brand new anymore, but I went for lunch today. I had the BARRAMUNDI served cajun style with vegetables and rice. Both the fish and the veggies tasted fresh. They also had agua frescas and I had the hibiscus one which was nice and refreshing. It was one of the 'specials' that came with the drink.

I was surprised with the service for a place where you order at the counter. Two of the workers came by at least once asking if everything was ok while I was eating, and even refilled my drink.

I could definitely see it built as a concept to expand/franchise which is smart.

From the website it seems like this is the only location currently.

It reminds me a bit of the chain 'Fish Dish" which has locations in Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood and some other locations , but this feels more upscale . I would definitely return.

Sep 26, 2013
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Fried Ono (Wahoo) in L.A?

Thanks for the reply....I did go to Wahoo Fish Tacos recently..but didn't see it on the menu.

Thank you for the suggestion of Fish King, I've heard a lot of good things about it...I don't really cook ...but I aspire to learn.

Feb 15, 2013
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Fried Ono (Wahoo) in L.A?

I was recently in Hawaii (stayed in Kona) and had fried Ono fish and chips at Quinns Almost by the sea. Is there any place in L.A that serves Fried Ono (I believe it's also called Wahoo).. I tried Google and yelp search but just came up with the Ono Hawaiian places which don't appear to serve it anyways.

Thanks!

Feb 14, 2013
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Suggestions for Restaurant with nice atmosphere not too pricey for this Sunday 1/16?

I am from L.A , but going to be in San Diego with my girlfriend this sunday. Looking for a restaurant with good food and a nice atmosphere for this Sunday (1/16/2010). Romantic atmosphere would be nice too . Going to be staying at Sheraton Marina/Harbor Island and wanted to check out the Gaslamp district. So a place for dinner in Gas Lamp or around there would be preferable.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated !

Jan 15, 2011
bophisto in San Diego

Empanadas in San Fernando Valley Area

Thank you, Yes I have been there and I should of mentioned that. They are quite good and pretty reasonable, but I am looking for some that are more fried like the ones at Empandas Place if anyone knows of a place. Thanks!

Oct 08, 2010
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Empanadas in San Fernando Valley Area

I am looking for a place with good Empanadas in the San Fernando Valley area...a place with empanadas similar to Empanda's Place in West L.A on Sawtelle that serves good fried empanadas.

I have been to Johnny's Pacific in Winnetka , but it has been maybe a year or two . I know a lot of people recommend it but I didn't find them to be as good as Empanadas place.

Any suggestions?

Oct 07, 2010
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Oktoberfest is a scam - Next year, you're forewarned: caveat emptor!

Sounds pretty bad...I was thinking something could go wrong with the whole thing. Sucks for everyone that went.

It looked like it was supposed to be at Paramount Studios first , and then they switched it to L.A Mart for some reason

Sounds pretty crappy

Oct 11, 2009
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Sushi USA, Chatsworth any info?

There are a few reviews on Yelp saying it is pretty good..but never been there. I have passed by it though.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/sushi-usa-cha...

Jun 08, 2009
bophisto in Los Angeles Area

Joe's Pizza on Sunset Strip!

Just went last night to Joe's in SM for the first time, had a slice of Mozzarella it was pretty tasty. The white pie at Vito's was tasty too... .The Joe's slice seemed firmer/crispier though versus Vito. What do you think?

Jun 05, 2009
bophisto in Los Angeles Area