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where to watch Pacquiao vs Mayweather?

Or that, I suppose. What you wrote is closer to the phonetic spelling .
Pinoy here (technically 50%, born in Makati) and have never seen it spelled out as the OP has.

Apr 20, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

where to watch Pacquiao vs Mayweather?

*Filipino.

Apr 20, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area
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Whiz - Bang for your Burger Buck

I don't see it. While it's not on my regular rotation, I think Boo's can be pretty damn tasty.

Apr 19, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

pre-dinner drinks around taylor's steakhouse

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Apr 18, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

pre-dinner drinks around taylor's steakhouse

Yeah, you might run into the Turnbull AC's or the Oprhans on your way back to Coney Island.

Apr 18, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

Vintage LA diners with great food

Pann's is the only one I can think of that you'd go out of your way for.

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

The hamptons should be nuked!

Apr 09, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Chowhound is all about spreading the word about specific places, so the idea of saying, "I went to Manhattan, walked into some random pizza joint and got a crappy slice" is a piss poor argument. The same goes for any cuisine in any city. We've got so many tools at our disposal at this point that it's a wonder mediocre restaurants survive.

Apr 08, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

I didn't poo-poo Ithaca. I poo-poo'd your willful obtuseness. :P

Apr 08, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

First off, please don't tell me what I mean. Secondly, your assertion is the same for every type of cuisine in every location. You can get crappy barbecue walking into some random place in Austin and you can get a crappy bowl of noodle soup walking into some random joint in Hanoi.

Apr 08, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

I'm guessing you know full well what the OP meant - clearly not referring to Ithaca or Schenectady.

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

That's because they are. I'm an NYC transplant - been living in LA for fifteen years and absolutely love it but it cannot compare in terms of the holy trinity:

bagels
pizza
jewish deli

and I'll add neighborhood Italian joints as well.

That being said, NYC has very limited choices when it comes to:

Chinese food in all its myriad complexities
Mexican food "
Persian/Middle Eastern food "
Korean food "

Oh and I'll close with this: NYC kicks the crap out of LA when it comes to having restaurant servers who are well trained, not overly surly and genuinely like what they do.

Apr 07, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area
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Aaron Franklin and Adam Perry Lang Unleashing Ultra-Exclusive BBQ Pop-Up

Weak sauce in pretty much every respect.

Mar 30, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

Hamburger Hamlet

Uh, a hamburger mayhaps?

Mar 27, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

Searching for natural casing hot dogs in grocery stores/meat markets in Los Angeles/Southern California

Gelson's private label hot dogs are Cantella's natural casing. They've got a great snap.

TJ's "Jumbo uncured" - not sure who makes them but they're quite good. Smooth as opposed to coarse ground. Mild seasoining.

Jon's Markets have Bobak's of Chicago and all manner of natural casing sausages and hot dogs. I've seen veal wieners there, combos of pork and beef, all beef, beef knockwurst, etc. It's like a hotdog wonderland up in that piece.

Mar 27, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area
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Hipsters on Hillhurst

You've got me by a few decades.

Have lived in Silver Lake for fifteen years - on the north side of Sunset. Even when I first moved in, I had friends that would likely be labeled as hipsters (ugh, I typed it again) - facial hair, funny hats, vintage bicycles, the whole thing - predating me south of Sunset on Marathon, on Venango, all over that area, as a matter of fact. There was even a pretty popular after hours joint on that side of the boulevard.

In fact IIRC, there was a bbq joint and a coffee place very near to where Sqirl is now, both of which were run by and patronized by those types.

Mar 26, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

Hipsters on Hillhurst

Not that new. Hipsters - and I die a little inside every time I use that meaningless catchall - are nothing new to the area and rents have been cheaper south of Sunset for some time.

Mar 25, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

Hipsters on Hillhurst

Yeah, I didn't get that, either.

Mar 25, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

PIZZA DELIVERY CHARGES

I might understand your "out of bounds" remark if there was some sort of ad hominem attack in my response but I was simply disagreeing with you, which makes your reply read as defensive.

Mar 24, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

PIZZA DELIVERY CHARGES

Forgive me. No one informed me you were the arbiter of what is considered in or out of bounds.

Mar 23, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

PIZZA DELIVERY CHARGES

Exactly.

I have a relative who occasionally hosts NFL games at his house and insists on providing the "food." He'll then hunt online for the cheapest pizza deals, which means we're usually stuck with something inedible like Papa John's or Dominos.

He's happy he saved six or seven bucks.

The first time he did it, I pointed out that, sure it was cheaper but that's only because the restaurant in question sourced the cheapest ingredients and hired some kid to "assemble" the pizza and run it through a device that only barely resembles a pizza oven.

He looked at me like I was speaking Ancient Greek and his wife later scolded me for never being satisfied.

The takeaway: there's no reasoning with people who have this particular mindset.

PIZZA DELIVERY CHARGES

Pointing out what one job pays relative to another is not irrelevant. In fact it's extremely relevant . That's why you tip certain people who bill hourly - say, a baby sitter - while you'd never think to tip others - like a Century City attorney.

Oh, and I'm not ducking from the idea that calling someone "cheap" is an insult. It is.

If you decline to tip a delivery person based on the delivery charge without explicit knowledge that said charge goes to the employee then yes, in my opinion, you're cheap. Maybe you're even a cheapo, skinflint or (gasp!) a penny pincher!

PIZZA DELIVERY CHARGES

Not to mention avoiding the hassle of finding parking, which can be the biggest PIA in the whole process of picking up food.

Yes, we've got it pretty good here in the U.S. of A.

Mar 23, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

PIZZA DELIVERY CHARGES

I'm bashing your strategy, as it comes across as cheap and willfully clueless. You're dumping on the poor wage slave who ferried the pizza to your door while the biz owner gets the delivery charge.

PIZZA DELIVERY CHARGES

Just out of curiosity, what "coast" are you from Bulavinaka? I was born in Asia, raised in and around NYC and have lived in LA (Silver Lake) for fifteen years.

To me, it comes across as clueless - possibly willfully so - to be either outraged or surprised that a business charges for delivery. This is especially true in an age when gas prices are rising, recent anomalous dip notwithstanding.

Yes, it comes across as a little cheap. What's even cheaper are the people who suggest they don't tip if there's a delivery charge, which means that the business owner gets the delivery charge but the person who actually ferried the pizza to your door gets stiffed.

Nice... real nice.

TJ's has NO walnuts for another 3 or so months - now where?

CHUD spores.

Mar 19, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy chicken or duck fat for a reasonable price

Schmaltz-R-Us on Wilshire.

Mar 18, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

Dan Tanas - Still a Blast

I'm due for a visit. it's been more than a year for me.

Mar 13, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

Santa Barbara "Urban Trail" wineries

Sanford has amazing pinot.
Kalyra is known for its whites, both sparkling and flat.
Mosby is not on your list but it's just down the road from Sanford and is known for interesting Italian varietals.

Mar 11, 2015
JeMange in California

KokeKokko has Reopened

There's no reasoning with someone like you.

You're either so deeply entrenched in distasteful beliefs that there's no point in arguing with you or you're feeling backed into a corner and sticking to opinions you know are wrong just to prove a point.

Either way, I apologize to the entire board - excluding the OP - for taking up space by essentially feeding a high-functioning troll.

Mar 11, 2015
JeMange in Los Angeles Area