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Jury Duty Downtown - Where Should I Eat?

Starting jury duty tomorrow, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, 210 West Temple Street. Any suggestions on where to eat lunch would be greatly appreciated.

Feb 02, 2014
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You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

In case you didn't know, Mandina's no longer uses turtle in their turtle soup. They use veal. However, Commander's still uses turtle meat.

Dec 29, 2013
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Turducken in Los Angeles

Costco

Dec 16, 2013
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Bar in Culver City

Going to Bucato tonight for dinner. Wanted to stop somewhere close by to have a drink before dinner. Any suggestions?

Sep 13, 2013
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Upland Tonight

Spaggi's Restaurant

1651 W. Foothill Blvd.

Upland, CA 91786

Aug 06, 2013
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Schweppes Bitter Lemon

Or The Wine House or BevMo.

Jul 23, 2013
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Sotto is Salty and Not So Special

I couldn't agree more. Besides being way too salty (sure sign that the chef smokes), everything was burnt to the point of tasting bitter. I just don't get it!!!

Jun 25, 2013
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Moroccan/Tunisian Harissa in LA or OC

Claros

Jun 24, 2013
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Sawtelle Kitchen Dead?

Is Sawtelle Kitchen dead? The website is shut down, the place looks closed and the telephone is dead.

Feb 26, 2013
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Red O (long)

Went there for dinner Tuesday night. Had the DineLA dinner. I will be brief: outstanding service (including no attitude), great drinks and wine; excellent food. Thought about the experience for a few days afterwards, which is a good sign. We will be back!

Feb 01, 2013
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Grocery Delivery?

We have used Von's on and off for the last few years and the service has been very inconsistent. Sometimes they show up on time, we get exactly what we ordered and the quality is excellent. Other times they have been very late. One time we requested the delivery window between 10 AM and 12 PM so that we had time to cook dinner. The delivery arrived at 4:30 PM. This was after multiple calls and tracers sent out by their operator. They also have a strange substitution policy where you determine whether you will let them substitute the brand and/or size (e.g., 1 quart vs 1 gallon). That can cause a lot of trouble as well. So sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but we would never again depend on them to arrive when promised.

Jan 02, 2013
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Newport Beach Boat Parade

Thank you. Very helpful information. I think that we will pass.

Dec 22, 2012
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Newport Beach Boat Parade

Thank you, but some of those restaurants are a 2-3 block walk from the parade. I am trying to find a restaurant where you can dine and watch the boats go by.

Dec 22, 2012
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Newport Beach Boat Parade

The Newport Beach Boat Parade is this weekend. Are there any restaurants where you can see the boats go by?

Dec 22, 2012
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Chinese Food Off Of The 10

The OP would like to thank everybody for their suggestions. I just started working at the new job this week, and so far my drive home has averaged about 60 min. I am looking for both "very good" and "optimal deliciousness". I have good enough right down the street from my house and they deliver. I was just hoping that I could turn the long commute into an opportunity to bring home some great food.

Oct 05, 2012
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Chinese Food Off Of The 10

As the OP, I agree that Rancho Cucamonga is in the wrong direction. Going that direction would defeat the original purpose of making a quick stop to bring my wife something for dinner.

Oct 05, 2012
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Chinese Food Off Of The 10

I live in West LA and just took a job in Pomona. So I will be commuting back and forth. Does anybody have any ideas of specific Chinese restaurants off the 10 where I might be able to pick up good takeout on the way back. Please don't respond "Monterey Park". I would like the names of specific restaurants where I could call ahead or walk in and order.

Oct 04, 2012
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Old Time restaurants in Beverly Hills area.....needed NOW!

La Dolce Vita in Beverly Hills. Old Rat Pack hand out. Great stories from the servers.

Sep 13, 2012
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Dar Maghreb closed?

Go to Moun of Tunis off of Sunset.

Sep 10, 2012
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Pizza at Sotto

We went several months ago and we were very disappointed as well. We had a lot of things that came out of the wood burning over and everything, and I do mean everything, was burnt black. Not good burnt, but black and bitter. I couldn't get the take out of my mouth or rid of my black tongue for hours.

Aug 01, 2012
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Quiet Dinner on the Westside

I agree with Sam's as well as La Bruschetta.

And where did flowergirl (OP) end up?

Jun 05, 2012
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Quiet Dinner on the Westside

La Bruschetta on Westwood. Quiet, very reasonable and excellent food and service.

May 30, 2012
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Best Cioppino in LA?

You are correct.

May 11, 2012
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Best Cioppino in LA?

Sam's in Santa Monica. Bes that I have had in Los Angeles.

May 10, 2012
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Wine and cheese paring activity in Santa Monica?

Not in Santa Monica, but the Cheese Store of Bevery Hills has monthly cheese and wine tastings.

May 08, 2012
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The Nook

I am overly sensitive to attitude and rude behavior, and I can't tell you how many restaurants we have crossed off our list because of this (e.g., Fraiche, Buchon, etc.). However, we have never received anything but a very warm welcome from the owner. He usually stops by to chat and see if everything is OK, and we certainly are not regulars. I don't doubt what you say that you experienced, and I would be hesitant to go to a restaurant that receives this kind of feedback. However, our experience has been very different. Maybe something else was going on at the time.

May 04, 2012
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The Nook

Realized that we hadn't been to The Nook in a could of years so we went there tonight. Excellent food, big portions, outstanding service and reasonable cost. And they told us that they soon they will be getting a full liquor license. This is just the type of restaurant that we should keep in business. Don't think that we have ever had a bad meal there but we, like many others, get caught up in chasing the new kid on the block. We all screwed up by not patronizing Angeli on a regular basis. Let's not let another gem slip away.

May 03, 2012
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Fraiche in Culver City closing?

Good! Really nasty and arrogant hostess and manager.

May 02, 2012
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no salt added cottage cheese?

I have been looking for something like this. How does it taste? Many people don't realize that most cottage cheese has more salt than potato chips!

Mar 31, 2012
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HELP! First date restaurant tonight in or near West Hollywood

I had a horrible meal there. Emailed the manager, no response. Called and found the voicemail box full. After several days got through to a human being who said that they were a manager. He told me that he would investigate and get back to me. He never got back to me. Called back and the voicemail box was filled up again. Email again and never got a response. Go somewhere else.

Mar 18, 2012
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