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Rumaki ???

Those bacon wrapped dates at AOC remind me a little of Rumaki.

about 6 hours ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014 -- Nominations

COCKTAILS

about 7 hours ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

Someone I know in restaurant biz questioned the legality of refusing cash as it is Legal Tender.

about 11 hours ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

You could call ahead at Lucques until 10:30 on weekend nights, earlier week nights
The Bar Menu is fantastic.
. Would like to paste that menu but I have never quite figured out copy and paste on my IPad. In any event, take a look at bar menu at www.lucques.com.
Oh, and they are pleased to accept cash

1 day ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

Concept is great in every Paris neighborhood. The difference is these neighborhood restaurants don't have a celebrity chef armed with a list of rules. I call total B.S.

1 day ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

While you are awaiting your to go order I suppose they are expecting you to order an $18.00 cocktail.

1 day ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

Exactly. Maybe they feel they can expedite service if they don't have to make change.

1 day ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

There are hundreds of places you can get a good meal without dealing with that hassle.

1 day ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

Won't catch me in that line. Ludo's arrogance is breathtaking

1 day ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Perfect picnic- store with cheese, fresh baked breads, Italian salami?

Surfas is better than Bay Cities or Wally's (IMHO)

Jul 20, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Sunday Night - Beverly Hills / Santa Monica / West LA / Culver City - TAKE OUT

Il Pastaio
Da Pasquale
Call ahead. They pack takeout items well

Jul 20, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014 -- Nominations

POTATOES

Jul 19, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Pleasurable Candy and Chocolate Shopping

Edelweiss also has location at Brentwood Country Mart

Jul 19, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Nice place that's easy access from Encino?

I suggest taking your friend to The Factory Kitchen. We have friends who live in your area and they swear it is easier to drive the 101 to DTLA then to the Westside and they are all crazy about The Factory Kitchen as well as Bestia

Jul 18, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

DineLA Meals Reported -- July 2014

My sympathies, Nosh. The only reason I go to CC is an appointment at Apple Genius Bar.

Jul 18, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Pleasurable Candy and Chocolate Shopping

Compartes has a beautiful selection of fine chocolates. Very expensive

Jul 18, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

LA restaurant not too far from Woodland Hills

2nd Uber. 25% off of Uber X this summer. Great promotion

Jul 18, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?

I wish I had seen Veggie Grill. Next time I'll bring address.
Thanks for the suggestion

Jul 18, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Dine LA+Happy Hour+Jazz+Paella at Tavern

Be sure to make reservation as Wed is always busy. Paella is not on the menu so if your server doesn't offer it, be sure to ask.

Jul 18, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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DineLA Summer 2014 Picks (7/14-7/27)

Jul 17, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?

Jeez, all I wanted was a salad or a sandwich. Wasn't looking for a big deal lunch or ethnic food. Clementine would have been perfect, but alas they are over the hill. I'll bet they would be a howling success in that stretch between Tarzana and Sepulveda. The only restaurant close to my appointment was Jersey Mikes (yuck). I do appreciate your suggestions, Servorg and Carter. Thanks.

Jul 17, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

DineLA Summer 2014 Picks (7/14-7/27)

We 2 westsidegals are going to have to break bread together one of these days. How do we exchange e-mail addresses?

Jul 17, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

DineLA Summer 2014 Picks (7/14-7/27)

Hope your are o.k., WSG. Sending all good wishes.

Jul 17, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?

I had an appointment in Tarzana today which didn't end until 1:45. I drove Ventura Blvd to Sepulveda trying to figure out a place to stop for a quick lunch. Nothing appealed to me, although I might have stopped at John O'Groats if I hadn't overshot it. Whole Foods at Sepulveda near Ventura Blvd worked. That stretch of Ventura Blvd from Tampa to Sepulveda appears to be a culinary desert.

Jul 17, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

DineLA Summer 2014 Picks (7/14-7/27)

Last year, or the year before, we also had a very disappointing experience at Chinois and vowed to never return and we have not.
This year Tavern was a revelation. The dinner I had was great and a wonderful value. Arctic Char was cooked to perfection. In fact, I believe this is the best DLA dinner I have ever had. Going before 7 and eating in the bar was a big plus as our alcoholic beverages were 1/2 price.

Jul 17, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Dine LA+Happy Hour+Jazz+Paella at Tavern

The rice was delicious. There will definitely be more crust as I am reheating the big portion I took home and we'll have it as a side with our steak tonight. Mussels and shrimp were eaten last night. That rice should be great tonight.

Jul 17, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Restaurant Week is coming up soon and most of the menus are already posted

No full bar.

Jul 17, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Dine LA+Happy Hour+Jazz+Paella at Tavern

Three piece Latin jazz band. They begin at 6:30. BTW, happy hour is every night until 7. Music was good. We enjoyed it.

Jul 16, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Dine LA+Happy Hour+Jazz+Paella at Tavern

That is one very generous serving of Paella for $25

Jul 16, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Dine LA+Happy Hour+Jazz+Paella at Tavern

No minimum. I had Dine LA and my husband had the Paella. That Paella was beautifully prepared. Each seafood item was cooked perfectly, thus no rubbery calamari. The Linguica sausage added a lively note. I will go on Wednesdays now for that Paella. It is a generous serving and with appetizers could be shareable. However, I was shocked that my husband nearly finished the entire portion. Shocked, because he rarely eats that much. Jazz was great and not too loud. We have been married for a long time and this was a good date night.

Jul 16, 2014
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