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Westside Hounds in Silver Lake tonight...where to eat?

Saito's is very good, although it's a bit expensive. (Spent ~$100/2 ppl for omakase.) I typically head down to Little Tokyo for my sushi fix because the prices are slightly cheaper, although recently the restaurants have been getting more and more packed. The last few times I've had to wait 1 hour+. The only expensive place in Little Tokyo is Sushi Gen, which has top notch quality fish and is considered the "favorite" among a few chowhounders.

Feb 07, 2007
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Late night V-Day dining

It's probably completely booked but Mozza stays open till midnight.

Feb 07, 2007
ellewoods in Los Angeles Area

Best Burgers in Los Angeles

I saw BBQ King's burger featured on the Food Network (I think). They grill them in the smoke barrels underneath the ribs, etc., so that the burgers soak up all the rib juices that drip down onto them. Sounds like a heart attack waiting to happen, but if you do try it, and live to tell the tale, let us know how it is.

Feb 07, 2007
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Westside Hounds in Silver Lake tonight...where to eat?

I really like Alegria on Sunset for Mexican/Central American cuisine. Plus, it's BYOB! Oh, and cash only.
Pho Cafe, across the street, for Americanized, yet tasty, Vietnamese food.
Rambutan Thai next door for Thai tapas, plus the usual staples. Use your KCRW card for a discount.
For a bit more money, people really like Canele in Atwater Village. I found the food good, but inconsistent.
There's a good Brazilian place next to Vinoteca on Hillhurst. The name escapes me.
Agra Cafe for Indian.
Malo for hipster Mexican.
Siete Mares for ceviche.
Decent and fun diner food, Fred 62 on Vermont.
Italian Il Capriccio on Vermont and for a bit more $, Aroma on Sunset. You get a KCRW discount at Il Capriccio and the corkage fee is quite reasonable!
Messy, greasy, which means yummy, Mexican, go to Yuca's.
Have fun eating!

Feb 07, 2007
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LAX?

I was at Encounter (the space-aged restaurant in the middle of LAX) recently and, wow, the place looks not-at-all space-aged and very much 60s-70s meet Jetsons and Flintstones. In other words, the place looks like it was decorated by Hanna-Barbara. I would only go there if you wanted a beer before boarding and, perhaps, a mediocre light snack. Oh, and a view of planes taking off and landing. I would not go there expecting anything specatuclar. But, the plus is that it's located in the airport, giving you plenty of time to make your flight.

Feb 06, 2007
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Fresh scallops still in the shell?

Anyone know where I can get fresh scallops still in the shell? No luck at fancier supermarkets such as Whole Foods. I even tried looking at the asian supermarkets, like Ranch 99. I was thinking about checking out Santa Monica Seafood Co., which I've never been to. Do you have a better suggestion? Thanks in advance!

Feb 06, 2007
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Steak & Good Wine list in L.A.?

I've heard really good things about the meat at Cut. It may be booked though.
Btw, did he order the bone-in-fillet at Maestro's? It's not listed on the menu. I've heard that's the only steak to get there.

Jan 31, 2007
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Small hamburger buns for sliders?

Thanks for the recommendations. My friend (and caterer) used Hawaiian Rolls in the past and didn't think that they went so well with the flavors in her sliders. Dinner rolls are a good idea, though! Thanks!

Jan 31, 2007
ellewoods in Los Angeles Area

NEED RECS FOR DINNER **TONIGHT** in Westwood Area

My friend swears by this Indonesian restaurant. I've never been but have been meaning to check it out.

Ramayani Westwood
1777 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-477-3315

Jan 31, 2007
ellewoods in Los Angeles Area

Small hamburger buns for sliders?

Do you know where I can get small hambuger buns for sliders? Anywhere between Santa Monica and Alhambra would be great. Thanks in advance.

Jan 31, 2007
ellewoods in Los Angeles Area