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Good Place for Dinner in Hollywood Area

So a few friends of mine, and I, are gathering for dinner to catch up and have a good time. Hollywood/West Hollywood seems to be the best area since we all live around it. I'm looking for someplace that has good food, good ambiance and that has a late 20s early 30s crowd.

Even though I've lived in this city forever, I'm blanking on places in that area. I'm also moving away from CA and would like to go somewhere that will make leaving LA harder.

Suggestions?

Jun 19, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Healthy eats in Hollywood

There's also Tere's on Melrose and Vine: http://losangeles.citysearch.com/prof...

It's Mexican and really homemade and fresh. They have this amazing chile relleno burrito that is out of this world. There's also Astro Burger, which is fast food, but they have an extensive vegetarian menu. It's on Melrose and Gower.

May 04, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Healthy eats in Hollywood

There's Kung Pao Kitty if you like Chinese. They have all sorts of vegetarian healthy options: www.kungpaokitty.com

May 04, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Chicago Syle Pizza?

Echo Park is sort of a haul from SM but Masa has really good Chicago style pizza. My friend is from Chicago and he loves it: www.masaofechopark.com

Apr 18, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

New USC student in search of SUSHI

The Frying Fish is so not expensive. You can pig out for under $20. Each plate has it's own price so you know how much it's going to be before you eat. It's a nice low-key place to grab some sushi. Zip Sushi in the Artist District is also very good.

Apr 18, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Barley Malt Powder

I found a store in Culver City: http://www.brewsupply.com/ I just wish it was closer to me. Thanks though!

Feb 02, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Barley Malt Powder

Does anyone know where to find this in LA? I've looked at Whole Foods, Erewhon, VP Discount, Trader Joes etc. Any other suggestions?

Feb 02, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

lunch spot near USC

I recently went to Vegisoul, amazing!!! http://www.vegisoul.com/ It's vegan soulfood, so freakin' good.

Jan 31, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Elf Cafe in Echo Park - So Tiny and Cute!

I haven't been to Tierra since they stopped doing the all you can eat vegan brunch on Saturdays but my boyfriend's been there a few times. That's too bad that they sold it but I guess they have to in order to invest in Flore.

Jan 31, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Pastry Bags

I didn't see any on Star's website but Sur La Table sells them really cheap, around $4, but the tips are expensive. I guess the best deal I've found so far is at Williams Sonoma where the bag with 6 tips cost only $10. Not bad eh?

Jan 31, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Pastry Bags

Do you think places like Williams Sonoma have them too? I live in Echo Park and work in Hollywood so I'm looking for a place around there.

Jan 31, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Some great cheap joints in East L.A.?

There's Happy Family on Atlantic: http://losangeles.citysearch.com/prof...

It's a vegan Chinese place and it's all you can eat for around $10. Amazing!

Jan 31, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Pastry Bags

Does anyone know where to buy pastry bags in LA?

Jan 31, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area

Elf Cafe in Echo Park - So Tiny and Cute!

I know some of the owners, they are all part of the band Viva K. I went there back in December and also had the tomato cous cous special and it was excellent. At the time they had a coriander beet soup too, amazing!!!

In my experience, some of my carnivore friends really don't like organic, vegetarian food because they say it tastes "like dirt" or has "no flavor". I think this is because their palates are used to a particular type of cuisine. I'm not saying this is the case for all, but for some. So maybe the above poster just wasn't used to this type of food and found it boring, but for me, who has been a vegetarian for almost 6 years, I found that the food there was excellent in flavor and presentation.

I don't get the prentious vibe there at all and I'm not a hipster nor do I dig that scene too much. The owners there I know, we have common friends, and they were totally nice, informative and very attentive. I would definitely go back in a second!

In regards to the sign, maybe they don't care about it enough to spend money on it. You have to haggle with your landlords over signage and how it looks etc and it's annoying and a waste of money. Has anyone been to Pho Cafe? They have no sign and that place is always packed.

Flore: last I heard they were in permit hell with the health department. Apparently some permits they filed are in limbo while the health department deals with their shortage of people. I think they said that they might be ready in Feb but who knows. Those owners also own Tierra Cafe downtown which is excellent!

Anyway, that's my two cents.

Jan 31, 2007
trock in Los Angeles Area