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Best pecan pie in LA?

pie n burger in pasadena has good one

1 day ago
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Good, fairly informal dinner in Pershing Square general area

i know you said no italain but went to maccheroni republic and was really good. also month of october, downtown chaya is having 5 course tasting menu for 2 @ $55 plus $5 cocktails. $5 over your budget but great deal.

Oct 20, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Alma or Orsa & Winston, if you could choose one?

interesting....i am going to o&w next week for the first time....should i go with 5 course or 8 course?
thanks in advance

Oct 03, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

ANAHEIM -- Anything Chow-ish near the Convention Center?

napa rose at grand california is not too far and for solo diner...you can sit either at the bar or chef's counter for their tasting menu

Sep 26, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Best Po'Boy in L.A.

cook's torta has really good shrimp po'boy torta on their menu

Sep 25, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Little Tokyo lunch

sushi gen is closed for lunch on weekend.....

men oh ramen
marugame manzo
sushi go 55

May 30, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

What's your favorite guilty pleasure dish and joint in LA ??????

2 tacos for 99 cents at the jack
orange chicken at panda
pioneer chicken
pastrami at hat however i will take langer's anyday :)

Apr 21, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Best Prix Fixe w Wine Pairing - LA or OC

not so sure how good their wine pairing is but do like n/naka

Mar 10, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

LUNCH RECS IN MONTEREY PARK

oh...near potero grande is place called bachan take out....they do good job on nicer choices of hawaiian plate lunch such as seared ahi tuna, sauteed ono with soba, rib eye steak cube over rice etc...

Jan 28, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

LUNCH RECS IN MONTEREY PARK

also add to my list....elite

Jan 28, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Trois Mec!!!

what about spirits/cocktail?

Jan 28, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

LUNCH RECS IN MONTEREY PARK

605? mpk is nowhere near 605 fwy

tons of dim sum places in monterey park...if not you can try cook's torta or bollini pizza

Jan 28, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Trois Mec!!!

wow....$79? do they offer beer?

Jan 27, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Trois Mec!!!

what was the price of wine pairing? anyone have their wine list?

Jan 24, 2014
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Best yakiniku in Los Angeles?

been to totoraku few times....i think its over rated for what you pay.....
not really l.a. but i do like anjin and tsuruhashi in oc...or tamaen in lomita

Oct 23, 2013
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

SALADS - LA Dish of the Month (August 2013)

not much of salad eater but here are some that i do like:

cook's torta has 4 salad and they are all good...but two of them really stands out for me....
mexican salad: mixed fresh greens, sweet corn salsa, grilled fresh cheese, pepitas, avocado, tostada with cilantro vinaigrette
taco taco salad: mixed fresh greens, steak, black beans, quesso fresco, pico de gallo with creamy vinaigrette

mastro's steakhouse's mastro's house salad

Aug 01, 2013
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Takeout fried chicken?

i think larkin's closed while back

Jul 29, 2013
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Name Your Picks for L.A.'s Most Gorgeous Restaurants

cicada
saddle peak
patina
wp24
getty

Jul 12, 2013
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Elite - dim sum and other recs?

macau pork and sticky rice are must.....their baked bbq pork bun and chicken feet with spcl sauce are great too

Jul 11, 2013
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

LA Ramen Wars on KSCI 18-2

little surprised that orochon is in top 5

Musso & Frank: Love It or Hate It.

love their classic martini :)

May 28, 2013
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Places you like but would never spend your own money at?

totoraku
wp24
saam

Apr 18, 2013
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Really good vegetarian restaurant?

melisse

Jan 30, 2013
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

What's so special about ' Sine Qua Non'???

i believe the last pinot sqn came out was 2005 over and out. only red he makes under sqn now are syrah and grenache, i think most of his fruits comes from their eleven confessions vineyard. also makes rhone white blend and some rose.
just got a post card saying that he made 400 mag of chateauneuf du pape from 2010 vintage.

Nov 02, 2012
rickym13 in Wine

What's so special about ' Sine Qua Non'???

i am very fortunate to be on the sqn list for while....and all i can say about sqn is manfred krankl and his wine making! sine qua non is not for everyone specially people who likes old world style of wine....however even they can't denied his wine making. some will say he manipulate the wine to the limit. however, anyone that takes their first sip of wine will say "wow"
also he names his wine different every vintage along with changes the labels every vintage.....very fun to drink and very cool stuff!

Nov 02, 2012
rickym13 in Wine

Best places for non-authentic / "American" sushi?

would agree with katsuya....trendy decor, the patrons and whole vibes fits the bill.....

Nov 02, 2012
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Wine Store in Orange County for Gift Certificate

agree....wine exchange, hi times and would also add wine club

Oct 18, 2012
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Yamakase: A Pictorial Review

what is the cost of the meal there? similar to urasawa?

Oct 07, 2012
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

The Ten Best Things To Eat In LA Right Now

porthos....lol.....let me guess what else you had last night :)

01 leflaive batard monty
04 leflaive batard monty
04 bouchard chevy monty
04 boillot chey monty

i heard you guys had a great dinner!

Oct 06, 2012
rickym13 in Los Angeles Area

Best White Burgundy under $20 to bring

already see some nice suggestions.....i think it is harder to find a nice bottle of white for under $20 then finding red....also it makes it even tougher when you throw in burgundy.
that being said, here are some that i have enjoyed in the past:

2010 J.M. Boillot Montagny 1er Cru @ $20+/-
2010 Domaine Matrot Chardonnay Bourgogne Blanc @ $15+/-
2009 Domaine Leflaive Mâcon-Verzé @ $25-$30

good luck hunting

Sep 17, 2012
rickym13 in Wine