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Junior's closed, where to get Passover raspberry-apricot cake?

Gelson's or Beverlywood Bakery just down Pico from Juniors

Feb 28, 2013
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Quinoa Dishes on Westside?

Was just at Tender Greens in Culver City and they had a great looking quinoa and broccoli side. I did not have but lots of people ordered it.

Oct 09, 2012
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Mercado in Santa Monica. Anyone tried it? And Loteria on The Promenade in S.M.

Went to Mercado a few weeks ago. Had a nice time but I think it needs to mature a bit. Servers were scrambling a bit and tried their best to be efficient. We had the following:
- Squash Blossoms: very average. would not order again. agree generously stuffed with cheese but the cheese was not melted. Had better at Mozza.
- Ceviche - spouse loved it and would go back for it. I thought is was OK. Not much flavor. Should be served with lime but enjoyed the saltines!
- Nopalitos - great flavor loved the chile negro
- Dos Gringas - our favorite...perfection...would go back for these!!
- Turkey leg mole - sad dissapointment...its was a dry turkey leg with mole on it...it was just sad...the mole was good...there was just not love on the plate..only way to explain it. The flavors just never joined.
- Flan - yes it is the best flan in the universe!!
We are looking forward to our next trip back to explore the menu some more.

Jul 20, 2012
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Small Private Room on the Westside

Torafuku on Pico @ Westwood has a nice back room. I has glass walls so not completely private.

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Torafuku Restaurant
10914 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Sep 30, 2011
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Taco Truck (caterer) in Camarillo

Anyone have a recomendation for a taco truck (caterer) in Camarillo?

Aug 22, 2011
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Sand Dabs - who serves 'em

Kate Mantellini's on Wilshire & Doheny....I believe its a regular menu item.

Aug 02, 2011
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Oysters

Just recently had good ones at Comme Ca and Bouchon.

Feb 07, 2011
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Review: Bottega Louie

I mean not disrespect OmChef but I think you and I went to two different restaurants. Had brunch at Bottega Louie this weekend. It was beyond packed and the noise level was unreasonable....there was nothing "pretty melllow" about it. I think it's impossible to fix the sound without affecting the integrity of the space...I get it. The space is wonderful. Next is the hostess who quoted every guest the same wait time regardless of the flow, 15-20 mins. We were told 15 mins and waited 35 mins. By the time we were seated there were considerable more people waiting and she was still quoting 15-20 mins. During our wait many tables remained empty. They either do not have enough staff to cover the tables or the kitchen cannot get enough food out to cover all the tables...I think its both and its obvious. The service was less than average. Had the burratta rapini pizza for an ap, which was wonderful except they forgot to bring plates. Our food was brought before we could get someone's attention for plates. Then all our food was brought at once. So here we are with pizza, no plates our salads and our entrees. Oh yeah, forgot to mention we could we could not get iced tea because the waitress said "Jose the busboy was slammed". All our food was good...BLT, club sandwich, burgers, arugula salad. The best part was my SO club sandwich...the bottom piece of bread was not toasted. It was the strangest...funniest thing. If you can handle the noise and erratic service the food is good.

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Bottega Louie
700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Aug 16, 2010
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Good Ceviche - citrus and onion NOT ketchup based

I have not been there in a while but believe it or not I really liked the ceviche at Frida's in BH on Beverly. It is not old school authentic like the other recs but it was really good, fresh and lots of options/versions.

May 27, 2009
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Private Room for Lunch Near Santa Anita Racetrack

Going to an event at Santa Anita and looking for a private room for 15-20 people for lunch afterwards. Would love to find a dim sum place but do not know them well. Please help...will also consider other cuisine.

Mar 31, 2009
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SOBAN?

Been there once and only once! It is the same owners as Wharo on Lincoln.

Mar 26, 2009
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iso good place for tacos AND good aguas frescas

Tacomiendo on Pico and Ocean Park. They always have 2 or 3 aguas frescas and good tacos.

Jul 23, 2008
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I Want Fries, the Sweet Potato Kind

Agree, The Counter also Beechwood and Cafe Buna both one Washington Blvd in Venice.

Jul 18, 2008
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Tres Leches Cake

Try Angel Bakery on Centinela. Not sure they sell by the slice might be by the cake only.

Jun 11, 2008
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Bar Pintxo

Agree with many of you. Had my first Pinxto experience last night. This is a place to run in for a quick bite and a glass of wine before a movie. This is not a place to dine. Also agree there is no balance to the food. Everything tasted the same...no dimension. Its spring/summer and we are in an incredible time for fresh fruit and veggies and Pinxto is missing the boat.

Jun 10, 2008
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Where to buy la dalia pimenton de la vera hot ?

Believe it or not, I found it a Whole Foods but it was not in the spice section. I think it was with condiments..jar olives etc. I found it by accident.

Jun 02, 2008
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Chefs Tables - Recommendations?

How about Table One at Hotel Bel Air?

May 08, 2008
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powdered eggs cant find them

Camping and Army Surplus stores carry them.....good luck

May 07, 2008
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Baby shower luncheon in South Bay suggestions?

I know some may not agree but for convenience Il Forniao on Rosecrans. I have been to a few showers there and they do a nice job.

Apr 21, 2008
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Dinner near LAX?

You can also head south on Sepulveda towards Manahattan Beach maybe 10-12 mins and they have all the standard "safe" choices for family restuarnts i.e., Marmalade, Il Fornaio, McCormick & Schmidts etc.

Apr 16, 2008
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Hals Bar and Grill vs. Beechwood In Venice

For food Hal's but its loud. For cocktails Beechwood. James Beach is another option.

Apr 07, 2008
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Dinner Detective at Cucina Paradiso

Went last year for mom's bday. She loved it...food and the show. I thought it was very average...the food..the service..its a step above the Olive Garden.

Mar 18, 2008
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Best Indian, Mediterranean, Persian Restaurants in West LA

For Persian I would rec Mizban on Santa Monica just east of Sepulveda. The atmoshpere is lacking but the food is great. I eat there once a week of lunch.

Mar 18, 2008
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West LA Japanese BBQ

I'm partial to Wharo (Korean BBQ) on Lincoln and Washington.

Feb 19, 2008
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culver city tonight

I was always unsuccessful getting reservations at Fraiche so one day my significant other and I decided to just walk in...got a table no problem. I would try to walk in to Fraiche and if nothing is available walk 2 blocks to Ford's Filling Station. .

Feb 01, 2008
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good happy hour food in west la?

I am a fan of Beechwood for cocktails and happy hour - not for dining. However it can be a little quiet if you go early...but I don't mind that.

Feb 01, 2008
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Best Coffee Cake in LA?

Try Hot Cakes on Centinela just south of Washington in Culver City. They have great coffee cake but really bad service.

Jan 22, 2008
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Xmas Tamales?

Tamara's Tamales on Washington in Culver City

Dec 05, 2007
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Cape Town: best restaurant?

Will be in Cape Town mid-Nov. Where would the locals would go to celebrate/splurge on dinner....not touristy. We are staying in the V&A Waterfront (I know touristy). Want a nice dining experience, excellent food, great service and not concerned about cost. Don't want to be sitting next to the ugly tourist with the screaming kids ordering chicken fingers.

Sep 27, 2007
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Cape Town: best restaurant?

Any opinions on Beleza restaurant? I will be in Cape Town next month (staying at VA Waterfront) and was looking to have a nice celebratory dinner...a place where the locals would go.

Sep 20, 2007
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