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German Sausage Deli Counters

Don't forget German Cold Cuts International.

They're at 6019 Topanga Canyon Blvd in Woodland Hills.

Apr 23, 2014
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NBC Report On Mislabeled Fish at Sushi Joints

Feb 21, 2013
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Mexican in Highland Park?

I don't get it. If the kids are bugging you and the manager doesn't care, leave.

Apr 09, 2012
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Langer's Pastrami

The neighborhood is completely safe during the hours Langer's is open.

Feb 25, 2012
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Vegan Mexican restaurant in Chinatown???

I can understand being a vegan, but I can't understand eating fake chicken or fake shrimp.

Jan 11, 2012
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What are your favorite dives and cheap eats WORTH THE DRIVE?

"I actually find the .99c tacos at Jack in the Box to be far superior to Tito's if I'm looking for mystery taco meat tacos."

Wow, ns1. I had no idea you could get a taco for less than a penny at Jack!

Dec 18, 2011
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best pastrami

So, ric, did you ever make it to LA?

Dec 05, 2011
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best pastrami

Langer's is a completely different pastrami experience than The Hat. You can't compare the two. One is thick-cut deli pastrami in a restaurant; the other is thinner cut in more of a fast-food environment.

I love them both.

Dec 05, 2011
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best pastrami

That about covers it, Wes. I abandoned Johnnie's a while back.

If I want some good ghetto pastrami, I go to Johnny's on Adams.

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Johnny's Pastrami On Adams
4331 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018

Dec 05, 2011
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Unforgettable PIZZA CRUST you ever eaten in Southern California

The whole wheat crust at Casa Bianca...because I really didn't like it at all!

Dec 04, 2011
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Dinner near Woodland Hills

Right next to Woodland Hills is the Hummus Bar & Grill in Tarzana...literally minutes away. Very nice (though not stuffy at all). Great service. Interesting and enjoyable food.

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Hummus Bar and Grill
18743 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Apr 14, 2011
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Indian in LA...with Cocktails

A friend of mine wants to take his girlfriend to a nice Indian place, with cocktails, for her birthday. He's looking for downtownish LA or east SFV...no far flung destinations.

Ideas?

Apr 14, 2011
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What are your favorite dives and cheap eats WORTH THE DRIVE?

Main better than Pico? Bizarre claim.

Perhaps you're talking about the burgers, which I've never had.

If you want the chicken plate, the Magic Orange Sauce at Main doesn't hold a candle to the manna on Pico.

Mar 28, 2011
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Rabbit Taco in LA?

Thanks! That place looks cool!

Nov 16, 2010
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Rabbit Taco in LA?

Where do I get one?

Nov 16, 2010
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New BBQ in Valley

A month? That's mighty slow cookin'!

Sep 01, 2010
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Trucks That Suck

I agree wholeheartedly with OC Mutt. Lines suck.

In the immortal words of Yogi Berra: "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."

Aug 06, 2010
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Trucks That Suck

I agree. Carts are far more inviting than the megalithic trucks.

Jul 27, 2010
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Help!! Taco Bell Chili Cheese Burrito in the L.A. area?!

I agree. The Chilito was amazing!

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Chilitos
3847 Pierce St Ste F, Riverside, CA 92503

Jul 20, 2010
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You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

Whale meat, now that The Hump is closed.

Jul 05, 2010
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Food Truck on Spec

Yes, the truck can park on studio property, away from the prying eyes of the authorities!

Apr 12, 2010
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Food Truck on Spec

I have a friend who called me with a question.

He works on the lot of a major film company in the Century City area. He'd like to get a food truck over there around dinner time (7:30 or so). He knows he can round up at least 20 guys to start, but there should be a huge upside.

He's not looking to hire a truck. He's looking for someone with a good truck who wants to sell some product. He figured that I'd know just the truck, but I don't.

However, I do know that my fellow Chowhounds will.

Give my your best ideas!

Apr 12, 2010
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Trucks That Suck

Dude, if you think a pastrami truck is going to be better than Langer's, I'm not sure how you're going to be satisfied.

Having said that, I think the way to go with trucks is to just hit up whatever you happen to see. Chasing trendy trucks around is a recipe for disappointment.

Apr 10, 2010
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Trucks That Suck

"The Grilled Cheese Truck sounds good."

Reference: "items that sound good, but are executed poorly."

Apr 10, 2010
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Trucks That Suck

I had a great experience at Qzilla. My wife and I had the Mile High on Texas toast. It was what you want--moist, flavorful, meaty and plentiful.

When we were there, they truck was deserted. Reading all these comments, it seems like the busier the truck, the worse it is.

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Mile High Cafe
7070 Summit Valley Rd, Hesperia, CA 92345

Apr 10, 2010
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Guy's Big Bite: What demographic are they targeting?

That's not empirical evidence, StheJ. That's anecdotal.

Mar 02, 2010
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any good food that isn't a chain in calabasas or woodland hills

Mar 02, 2010
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Have any Chowhound Faves Broken Your Heart

I like I-N-O's fries. I guess I'm nobody.

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In-N-Out Burger
13502 Virginia Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Mar 02, 2010
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any good food that isn't a chain in calabasas or woodland hills

It doesn't look like much, but try out the China Star on Ventura, just west of De Soto. I suspect you will be pleasantly surprised.

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China Star In and Out
20922 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Feb 06, 2010
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Need Super Bowl Chili...now that Chili My Soul is gone

Where do I get a whole baby goat?

Feb 05, 2010
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