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Best Brunch Places -- Silver Lake/Los Feliz

If you're willing to drive a little further east, I'd recommend the Brite Spot. Things improved radically after the revamp a few years back. The lemon/ricotta pancakes are great (very sweet) and the "deconstructed" corned beef hash is pretty solid as well.

Currently one of my favorite burgers in LA as well - it's made with ground short rib - although I wish they'd up their game from Sysco shoestring fries.

about 16 hours ago
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Good breakfast place in Westwood or West LA with private room

Correct answer: Very hot and awfully wet.

Aug 26, 2015
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Good breakfast place in Westwood or West LA with private room

How hot and wet do you like it?

Aug 26, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2015 -- Nominations

FILIPINO.

Seems like there are few new places like Rice Bar and such. The cuisine is definitely on the rise.

Aug 25, 2015
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Fresh roasted turkey sandwiches ?

Most Gelson's have a carving station where you can get roast turkey, tri tip or prime rib sandwiches made to order.

Ice Cream Cake

Killjoy! It's a whale of a cake for a whale of a dad!

I always thought the tagline implied that the last thing dad needed was ice cream cake.

Aug 22, 2015
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Ricky's Fish Tacos - now a truck?

I'm guessing it's almost two years since he's had the truck setup in a parking lot on Virgil.

Aug 19, 2015
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Exorbitant cocktail pricing?

Read up on Smirnoff. It routinely ranks higher than Grey Goose in blind tastings. Grey Goose is pure marketing.

That being said, if you're a vodka drinker, Russian Standard is where it's at.

Black Hogg Will Be No More After This Week

Bummer, I liked that place and it was a ten minute walk from my house.

Aug 04, 2015
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Little Jewel

Been a handful of times and never had an issue finding street parking.

Aug 03, 2015
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Boars Head Hot Dogs

I've seen them at the Ralph's on Sunset and Hillhurst and at the Yummy market on Sunset and Matlman in Silver Lake.

Jul 29, 2015
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Boars Head Hot Dogs

The private label hot dogs at the Gelson's in my neighborhood, Silver Lake, are made by Cantella's.

Jul 29, 2015
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Looking for some good restaurant mushroom dishes

Simple shitake mushroom yakitori at Honda-Ya. Had it on Friday. Really tasty.

Jul 27, 2015
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Does this look like a paella?

Looks like someone ladled bouillabaisse over cooked short grain rice.

Jul 26, 2015
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Baker Cakemaker (Hollywood)

I hear you. It's just about balancing your "need" for a malasada with the arduous process of ordering one from them. In the end, I don't need one badly enough to plan ahead.

"Hm... I may want fried dough in three hours, I guess I should place a call."

Not likely.

Jul 17, 2015
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Pre-cooked lobster meat

They carry stuff resembling cold water lobster at TJs but definitely not the real thing. Also, frozen lobster ain't the best.

Jul 17, 2015
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Pre-cooked lobster meat

I'd call knuckle and claw.

http://www.knuckleandclaw.com/

Jul 17, 2015
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Baker Cakemaker (Hollywood)

So, I finally made it to this joint and my feelings are mixed.

Walk in and it's empty - meaning the bakery cases look like they've been picked over by vultures. It's a little after 10 AM - they just opened.

I ask the guy for a malasada and he says they only make them after six and mostly by special order. Most of the time he only makes them to order, meaning I should call ahead if I want one, which begs the questions:

1) who calls ahead to place a special order for what is basically a donut?
2) who eats donuts after 6pm?

Not sure if their approach to doing business is especially viable.

On the plus side, the ensaymadas were pretty good, especially the butter/sugar. A flavor reminiscent of brioche with more of a crumble/cake-like texture.

Jul 17, 2015
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Grand Central Market - hours warning

Someone's hangry.

Sushi pioneer Noritoshi Kanai is ambassador of Japanese values, traditions

He has a beautiful smile. :|

Mufaletta in Los Angeles

Disagree. I find everything there to be overstuffed.

Jul 05, 2015
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Mufaletta in Los Angeles

While I'm no expert on muffuletta, the one at Little Jewel in Chinatown is pretty darn tasty.

http://littlejewel.la/

Pimento Cheese 911

Why doesn't your friend just whip up a batch? It's super easy to make at home.

http://www.southernliving.com/food/ki...

Jun 28, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, July 2015 -- Voting

My mistake. I guess I should read carefully.

SKEWERS.

Jun 27, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, July 2015 -- Voting

Skewers. I'm itching to try Dune in Atwater.

Jun 27, 2015
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Baker Cakemaker (Hollywood)

Awesome. It's been too long since I had good ensaymada and malasadas.

Thanks. Will hit it up tomorrow.

Jun 24, 2015
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French speaking restaurant in LA or OC

I was gonna suggest Cafe Beaujolais but, while it's very French, the last coupla meals I had there were subpar.

Jun 16, 2015
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BEST FRENCH FRIES IN LOS ANGELES

I'll +1 the fries at Haché LA. Consistently crispy and fluffy inside, plus the aioli is awesomely garlicky.

Jun 15, 2015
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All'Acqua - New in Atwater

Been around for over a year. Solid place. Like the bar. I appreciate that the menu is solidly MOR - the chef isn't pushing boundaries or turning out stunt food.

Jun 13, 2015
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Bryant Ng re-emerges!

Bummer, as I tend to avoid Santa Monica like it's infectious.

Jun 12, 2015
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