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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.

about 20 hours ago
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

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.

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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cindy's restaurant in eagle rock.

Honestly, the previous incarnation was nothing special - tasted like stuff you'd get a waffle house. Really cheap ingredients.

Aug 21, 2014
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cindy's restaurant in eagle rock.

Wow, the vitriol being hurled at the new management... I don't think I've ever read Yelp reviews this unabashedly acidic.

Aug 21, 2014
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cindy's restaurant in eagle rock.

Yeah, went with a group for breakfast a few years back and we all though it was thoroughly "meh."

Ingredients they use are run of the mill, as was the food. Perhaps things have changed.

Aug 21, 2014
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DeSano Pizza Bakery – this place needs some love

A few friends hit it up for lunch today. Said the pizza was amazing but the place was almost empty.

Eat (good) pizza. Keep these folks in business!

Aug 21, 2014
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The best chili cheese fries

Winner. Everyone else can stop commenting, now.

Aug 20, 2014
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Yakitori Bincho - Closed

But we're talking about treating would-be guests poorly, hence my comments above. Sounds like the owner is something of a jerk, which has zero to do with nationality.

Aug 19, 2014
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Yakitori Bincho - Closed

Douchebaggery doesn't recognize lines on a map.

Aug 19, 2014
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

Yakitori Bincho - Closed

Makes zero sense to me, as does playing slots. If I were refused service, my reaction wouldn't be to return, it would be to hurl a brick through the window.

I'm guessing there's a psychological principle for that as well.

Aug 19, 2014
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DAN TANA'S - ITS A FEELING

The one with all the happy drunks.

Aug 19, 2014
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Yakitori Bincho - Closed

I know the place by reputation but that's it.

Can someone please explain the whole turning customers away thing? Wouldn't that piss you off to the point of not giving the place another shot?

Aug 19, 2014
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Tacos Leo's now on the eastside!!!

Nice!!!

Aug 18, 2014
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Chocolate Chip Cookie

Yeah, the place is on the pricey side but they deliver the goods.

Aug 18, 2014
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Chocolate Chip Cookie

Proof bakery, Atwater Village.

Taix - 10% more effort needed

At this point, a huge swath of the best cooks in LA and the United States are Latinos.

Taix - 10% more effort needed

We were in fact wishing we were more medicated at that point.

Taix - 10% more effort needed

I don't think you folks understand what charcuterie is - a fancy name for cured meats on a plate.

As I mentioned, THE BASICS WERE NOT THE PROBLEM, which was the utter cluelessness of adding thin sliced deli turkey and sad tomatoes.

Leaving those two items off would have made the plate much better - improving by subtraction.

Aug 16, 2014
JeMange in Los Angeles Area