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Best Breakfast Burritos

Kosher Burrito -RIP-

Nov 12, 2013
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Whats good at Greenblatt's?

I like the chopped liver, too.
I also remember liking the cheesecake.

Nov 12, 2013
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Regent Seafood DTLA?

Haven't been there since, forever, and the latest reviews have been in 05 .. anybody been there for dinner, recently?

Aug 12, 2013
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Best gourmet ice cream and patisserie?

I like Thrifty's EXCEPT for their mint n chip. Granted, I havent tried ant of the westside places, as a jaunt down from Northridge for ice cream is a bit much, but I actually prefer the Breyers mnc, I think it has a brighter, minty-er flavor.

Aug 07, 2013
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Enrique's pork shank ... or not to shank?

I was going to try and recreate the oft-discussed Enriques pork shank in tomatillo sauce recipe. However, if my ragged memory serves me correctly, the "shank" at Enrique's seemed rather large to be just a pork shank ... no?

Aug 07, 2013
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Favorite "counter dining" spot?

If I'm in the area at that hour, I'd opt for a Mexi-dog. Other than the size, their ham steak was nothing special and the potatoes were a mess. Frankly, the best thing about The Pantry was the salsa.

Aug 06, 2013
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Favorite "counter dining" spot?

Ya, it is relatively pricey, but given the real estate, I think of it as a surcharge to have this cool place around.

Aug 06, 2013
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Favorite "counter dining" spot?

Probably a nostalgia thing, more than anything else, but the Apple Pan.

Strangely, looking forward to the day I take my 6 year-old there, more than anywhere else, on the Westside..

Aug 06, 2013
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what restaurant do you keep passing by for years upon years and yet have not mustered the gumption to finally try ????

Dan Tana's: When I speed by, I'm usually going to/from Hwood/WLA ... probably to go someplace to eat.

Aug 05, 2013
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Best Mexican in the SF Valley?

That place has ruined me for store-bought flour tortillas .. I go to their San Fernando location.

Aug 04, 2013
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Buffalo Wings in LA

I had tried them, but I ca't remember them ... guess they weren't memorable or worthy of a return trip. There used to be a wings place in SM, in a corner strip mall near Monte Alban that had really hot wings, but I think they closed.
While I will be trying their hotter varieties, the mango-habanero wings had a hot/sweet flavor that was a nice change from the typical vinegar/hot.

Aug 04, 2013
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Buffalo Wings in LA

Not being satisfied with the heat of other Buffalo wings places' offerings, I braced myself for the frat/TGI Fridays atmosphere that I expected at Buffalo Wild Wings in Burbank. I went at lunch-time and was surprised at the calm atmosphere and that the mango-habanero wings were much more along the heat level that I was looking for.

Aug 03, 2013
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Take out BBQ between Thousand Oaks and Burbank

Do they still have the BBQ in the parking lot of Jim's Fallbrook Market in Woodland Hills, on Saturdays? It was pretty tasty.

Aug 02, 2013
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Pork shanks in the SFV?

Does anyone know where I can buy whole pork shanks in the SFV area?

Aug 02, 2013
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Dip's Grill Replacement Opens

Is that where the swass like to play and the rich flaunt clout?

Jul 22, 2013
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Does anyone also agree with me that Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is just not that great?

My eye had spied a Chicken and Waffle place on Wilshire, in Santa Monica ... has anyone tried that place yet?

Jul 12, 2013
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Looking for Old School Italian in LA

Is this related to the Bruno's that used to be near Culver City ... was really ornate inside?

My suggestion would be Alejo's

Jul 12, 2013
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Dining near The Laugh Factory

How about the restaurant at the Chateau Marmont?

Jul 12, 2013
SoCalMuncher in Los Angeles Area

once in 6 years solo dining

According to the MB Post site: "40% of the restaurant is set aside for walk-in Guests on our communal tables."

Seems like the way to go

Jul 12, 2013
SoCalMuncher in Los Angeles Area

Name Your Picks for L.A.'s Most Gorgeous Restaurants

Creekside dining at The Inn of the Seventh Ray?

once in 6 years solo dining

Being a single dad to a now-6-year-old, my ability to dine at really nice establishments has been reduced to nil.
As it turns out, tonight at least til 10pm, I will be sans offspring.

So, what are recommendations for once-every-six-years solo dining, tonight (north of L.B., south of SFV)?
Considering it's Friday, reservations are probably out

Jul 12, 2013
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Speaking of Newport Beach Restaurants - A Blast from the Past

Screw that, let them open their own doors and pull out their own chairs and pick up their own checks, right?

Jun 07, 2013
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Salt cod in grocery SFV?

I was looking for salted cod (bacalao) the other day, and after checking the regular chain stores and 99 Ranch, I managed to find it at the Korean small chain grocery on Nordoff (name escapes me atm).
But it was shrink-wrapped, and of rather poor quality, and had more moisture in it than I prefer.

Anyone know of a place in the SFV that sells it open, at the meat/fish counter?

Jun 06, 2013
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Decent steak for a Westside Saturday morning?

Looking for a place that has a decent steak selection, or serves a good steak with their eggs for a Saturday morning break on the westside.

Any suggestions?

Jun 05, 2013
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What is the best Steakhouse in LA?

I do bristle at paying for something so simple to prepare as a steak. However, the only LA place (so far) that hasn't gotten that reaction from me was 555 East .. a mean sear and very rare inside, almost dissolving into a beef cloud, in my mouth.

Jun 03, 2013
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Enrique's - Long Beach (Late Lunch Yesterday)

When I used to live in LB and frequented Enriques, you could request their habanero hot sauce ... I used to buy extra to take home.

Dec 15, 2012
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Chick Fil A Coming to Northridge!

I agree. I've been to CFA a couple of times when I worked near their Tustin restaurant.
Overpriced, dry, bland, and the fries were like baked cardboard.

I have NO idea of how this place became popular!

Jan 26, 2012
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Weekend Indian lunch buffet in LA that doesn't suck. Does it exist?

Valley India Cafe, or its vegetarian sister, Woodlands (being a devout carnivore, even I didn't miss the meat). The spices were very good, and the overwhelmingly Indian crowd seemed to bear that out.
http://www.woodlandsinla.com/

Nov 13, 2011
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My Endless Search For The Perfect Ribs

I would recommend LBQ in Long Beach - tiny spot without any seating, but some good, smoky meat.

Oct 28, 2010
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Where to find thick-cut / Texas toast bread in SFV

OO!! never even thought of looking there - thanks!

Oct 15, 2010
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