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darn, and it was the only sort of offal that I'd consider eating again because it's so incredibly delicious.

I'd recommend ordering it from these folks. I had the pleasure of working with them on some media projects when I lived in NYC. They're also kind folks who know their business very well, indeed.

http://www.dartagnan.com/duck-and-foi...

Oct 15, 2014
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top veg in LA

+1 for Pine and Crane. Their sautéed water spinach w/garlic is off the charts.

Oct 14, 2014
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Best trout in LA

Wait, you enjoy Dan Tana's??????

:P

Oct 13, 2014
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Best trout in LA

I've only ever been there to drink - we usually hit it before/after seeing shows next door at the Roxy. Is the food decent?

Oct 13, 2014
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Best trout in LA

Rainbow Bar scares me - it exists in a world where hair metal was and continues to be the coolest thing, ever.

The last time I was there it felt like we were visiting a zoo where the main attractions were Dee Snider lookalikes.

Oct 13, 2014
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Best trout in LA

If you get kicked out of a bar and remember why you were kicked out, you weren't really doing it right, were you?

Best trout in LA

C&H also had a great jukebox. One of the last bars I was actually kicked out of.

And yes, it's nice to see they maintained much of the old bric a brac.

Oct 13, 2014
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Best trout in LA

I went for the first time on Thursday. Took me a while to remember that the location used to be Coach and Horses, one of my favorite bars in LA.

Oct 12, 2014
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Best trout in LA

Might not be special enough for a birthday celebration but the Pikey's whole Idaho trout with grilled endive and creme fraiche is pretty darned good.

Mr Taster trip report - WEXLER'S (smoked fish edition)

OMFG, I'm emotionally erect from that photo! Gotta hit it up this week!

Oct 08, 2014
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Italian Dinner-Los Angeles (Decisions?)

Madeo is easily one of my favorites in LA. Have always had great service there and absolutely love their bottarga.

Sep 30, 2014
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Best Po'Boy in L.A.

BYOB(read)?

Sep 25, 2014
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Best Po'Boy in L.A.

Did LJ for the first time yesterday. Had the oyster po'boy. The price seemed high at first until I saw the sandwich, which could easily feed two (not so hungry) people.

Jam packed with fried oysters which were plump and juicy. However, I thought the breading was a little heavy on the dried herbs.

Bread and toppings of tomato and lettuce were decent if not fantastic. Overall, a pleasant experience if not revelatory.

Definitely want to try their roast beef, which I've heard great things about.

Sep 25, 2014
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Grand Central Market Bang Bang

If I drink beer that early, the rest of the day is about nap time and that means I'll be up all night.

Yes, I'm a crotchety old man.

Sep 23, 2014
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Grand Central Market Bang Bang

I honestly don't get Yella Pils. It tastes just like any other mass market swill pilsner to me. Then again, I'm no expert and appreciate that it's not an ultra-hoppy IPA.

Sep 23, 2014
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I'm Going Deaf Eating Out in LA

Calling for a boycott is decidedly different than simply not patronizing a place and the fact that you've conflated the two is utterly depressing. You're talking "civil disobedience" which has all sorts of ridiculous connotations when applied to something like a loud restaurant.

The self-absorption of Southern Californians never ceases to bum me the heck out.

Sep 22, 2014
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I'm Going Deaf Eating Out in LA

Are you serious? This reads like a joke post.

How can it be "bad for business" as you say, when Gjelina and Bottega Louie - two of the loudest restaurants in LA - are routinely crowded?

How about this - vote with your feet and wallet. If the place is too loud, eat elsewhere.

Sep 21, 2014
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I'm Going Deaf Eating Out in LA

Whatever you do then, avoid Bottega Louie. Loudest restaurant I've been to in LA, maybe anywhere.

Sep 21, 2014
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Hache LA

My visit was during the soft open but the burger was most definitely not free.

Sep 19, 2014
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Hache LA

I enjoyed the burger but also think the patty is too small. Two more ounces and it'd be close to ideal. I asked for mine medium rare and that's how it came out. A very tasty burger with a nice char and real beefy flavor. The fries are easily among the best I've had in some time.

Can't wait until they add frozen custard to the menu.

And yes, Food + Lab is borderline infuriating and the less said about the "Urban Taco Fabricator" the better.

Sep 18, 2014
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Highly convenient quality place to stop for tea/snack/conversation (Downtown to LAX)?

Downtown to LAX via uber will run you about $30 and be far superior to a taxi.

Moderately priced large b-day cake

Given that few people here are paying any attention to your location requirements. I'll recommend the Butterflake Kosher Bake Shop in Teaneck, NJ.

Moderately priced large b-day cake

Do you have any idea where Baldwin Hills is? It's on the other side of this vast city. Nowhere near Eagle Rock, Chinatown, Portos, DTLA or any other place on the north-east side of town.

Sep 05, 2014
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Moderately priced large b-day cake

Is there another chinatown near baldwin hills that I don't know about?

Sep 05, 2014
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8 or 9" Birthday Cake

Not sure where you are located but Portos does a solid job. Very tasty if not revelatory and at a price that won't break the bank.

A couple of weeks back, I purchased an 8" "Milk 'n' Berries" cake from Portos for a birthday party and it was a big hit. $23 bucks as opposed to paying double at Lark or somewhere similar with the added benefit of not having to call ahead.

Walk in. Point to the cake you want. Tell them if you want it inscribed. Pay. Exit.

Sep 03, 2014
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Is Baco Mercat really this bad?

Don't be scared, Kevin. It's a fun dive.

Sep 01, 2014
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De Sano Pizza Bakery

Aug 24, 2014
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We Provide Meals That are Completely Unaffordable and Unappealing to People Who Actually Live in This Neighborhood.

Great question... nothing.

Aug 23, 2014
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We Provide Meals That are Completely Unaffordable and Unappealing to People Who Actually Live in This Neighborhood.

I can't disagree with the piece - and laughed throughout - but tried Sqirl for the first time this week and thought it was great.

Not an iota of guilt as I consumed their delicious food.

Aug 23, 2014
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DeSano Pizza Bakery – this place needs some love

Organize something and I'd certainly be up for it! While I can see Grimaldi's being superior, the whole reason to do it at Desano would be to give them a boost, which they clearly need. That and the pizza is really good, too.

Aug 22, 2014
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