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Favorite ahi tuna burger in LA?

Gulfstream, The Counter, Misfit, Umami and M Cafe de Chaya all make good ones. None stand out, though.

1 day ago
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DineLA Summer 2014 Picks (7/14-7/27)

Thank you so much for this! So incredibly helpful.

Jul 13, 2014
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Playa Provisions--Beautiful build out and pretty food, HORRIBLE everything else

YIKES. My experience was ok. I came in at 6:30PM on Friday alone. The wait was an hour and a half. Thankfully, I found a seat at the bar. The bartenders were completely overwhelmed so it took awhile to get service to order food. I had the scallop crudo and roasted cod. The raw scallops were delicious, one of the best I've had. But the cod was overly salty and for $17, you got two small pieces with just broth. While I am curious about a couple of other dishes, I am in no rush to return especially with Summer here, it's going to be hard to get a table.

Jun 08, 2014
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"Chef" The Film & It's Food

I completely agree with these criticisms. #1 bothered me the most. His traditional Cuban can be found most everywhere and it takes off in Miami, the home of them?! #5 troubled me too but that is more expected.

May 18, 2014
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Tipple and Brine...has anyone eaten there?

I was initially curious but everything on the menu sans the oysters seems really heavy.

May 14, 2014
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SOUTH END --- phenomenal pizza crust

I enjoyed it as well. The crust is similar to Mozza and Milo and Olive which is a HUGE compliment!

May 11, 2014
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Maude…for a vegetarian?

I am a pescatarian and don't eat dairy. They were able to accommodate me and were really nice about it. My meal was wonderful and I would recommend it. Reservations may be tough to come by as it is very small.

May 10, 2014
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Roasted Vegetable Salad Recommendations other than (eek) CPK?

26 Beach Cafe, Fresh Corn Grill

May 05, 2014
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Night + Market Song

For the jungle curry, was it dark meat or white meat chicken (I am a chicken breast fan)?

Mar 31, 2014
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Culver City

I am a fan of Bucato, The Wallace, Akasha and K-Zo.

Mar 10, 2014
bruinike in Los Angeles Area

SAVOY CABBAGE - Highly nutricious! (also, curly leaf spinach)

Oh! I love that spinach. At the farmers market it's called Bloomsdale spinach and I paid $4 for a full bag. Must try Zion.

Mar 09, 2014
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Fish: Lent- and Paleo-free friendly near Brentwood (Friday lunch)

In addition to Lemonade and The Larder, there is also A Votre Sante, Gaucho Grill and M Cafe. The only protein they serve at M Cafe is Salmon and Tuna and you can get a side of veggies. A Votre Sante is a healthy-leaning restaurant. All pretty affordable.

Mar 07, 2014
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LA Weekly - The Essentials. Looking for one ticket.

Hi all,
Anyone have one extra ticket to LA Weekly's The Essentials on Sunday they are looking to sell?
Thank you in advance!

Mar 06, 2014
bruinike in Los Angeles Area

Favorite chocolate chip cookies from an LA area bakery?

Check out this list. I would add Clementine, Milo & Olive, Sycamore Kitchen, The Larder (Brentwood, Burton) and Platine.

http://www.laweekly.com/squidink/2013...

Mar 03, 2014
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Chicken & Rice Truck - anyone been?

What time did you get in line?

Feb 08, 2014
bruinike in Los Angeles Area

Rao's or Hatfield's

I did not care for Rao's. It is generic Italian and VERY over-priced.

Feb 06, 2014
bruinike in Los Angeles Area

Crab Cakes

I like jumbo lump crab cakes with little filler - The Grill on the Alley is the best local one I have had. Also have liked the ones at Napa Valley Grille, The Palm, Westside Tavern, BP Oysterette. I liked the flavor of the one at FWD but thought it had too much breading.

Jan 28, 2014
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JIRaffe DineLA lunch

Thanks for the heads up. I was planning on making a special excursion this Friday but now will avoid it.

Jan 26, 2014
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LUNCH + PASTA + WESTSIDE = ???

Sotto, Superba Snack Bar, Ado

Sep 29, 2013
bruinike in Los Angeles Area

Nikita

I have. The food was tasty but the small plates and sides are tiny for the price. The entrees were not as bad price v. size.

Sep 05, 2013
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Yer Favorite Culver City restaurants

Akasha, Public School, Tender Greens, K-Zo, Sake House, Gaby's, Versailles, El Nopal and Vegan Joint are my go-tos

Aug 05, 2013
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Night+Market: Eating the dineLA Menu

Thanks for the fantastic report!

Jul 28, 2013
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Burger tonight - MDR/Culver area

Agree on the suggestion of Plan Check in West LA.

For a cheap but delicious burger, there is Hinano in MRD/Venice.

In MRD, there is 26 Beach Cafe.

In Culver City, there is Public School 310.

Jul 28, 2013
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Paiche DineLA lunch

Thanks for this report. They were on my list to try for the Dine LA Lunch. Not anymore!

Jul 18, 2013
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Aperitifs in LA

Salts Air in Venice on Abbot Kinney has an apperitif cocktail menu

Jul 13, 2013
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Brunch Downtown

Bottega Louie

Jul 13, 2013
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FEED Body & Soul

oh boy!
Well, the salad I ordered came out incorrectly three times and was so overpriced. Thankfully, I wasn't charged. That said, I tasted my friends simple salad with albacore and it was delicious but again double what it should have cost. If someone wanted to meet there, I would go but wouldn't offer it up as a suggestion sadly.

Jul 08, 2013
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Best at Ruustic Canyon

no question - the clam and mussel pozole. OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Jul 08, 2013
bruinike in Los Angeles Area

Lunch on Sunday on the Westside

Agree on Tavern. There's also The Hungry Cat and Fig

May 31, 2013
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Excellent Peruvian on Venice Boardwalk

This is a great little spot. I had the tiradito ceviche & the roasted chicken. They deliver or if you call for a pickup they will bring out your food to you since parking is tough there. I hope people find this hidden place.

May 12, 2013
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