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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.

about 1 hour ago
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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.

about 2 hours ago
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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!

about 2 hours ago
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The best chili cheese fries

Winner. Everyone else can stop commenting, now.

1 day ago
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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.

2 days ago
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Yakitori Bincho - Closed

Douchebaggery doesn't recognize lines on a map.

Aug 19, 2014
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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.

Aug 18, 2014
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Taix - 10% more effort needed

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

Aug 17, 2014
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Taix - 10% more effort needed

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

Aug 16, 2014
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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
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Taix - 10% more effort needed

As I mentioned, we were there for a snack, not to tuck into heaping helpings of beef bourguignon.

How hard is it to screw up putting cold cuts on a plate? They call themselves a French restaurant and, even at an iffy one, ordering a charcuterie plate is playing it safe - they don't have to cure the meats or make the pate, just source them with a modicum of intelligence. And, as I mentioned, the screw up was in adding ridiculous non-standard items like deli turkey, which makes no frickin' sense no matter where one would happen to order that item.

The other issue - the bread - would be just as shitty if served alongside the entrees you seem to be touting.

Your letter "R" suggestion may have made sense a few decades ago but holds ZERO WATER at this point.

Which means that your argument makes as much sense as... well, serving sliced deli turkey on a charcuterie plate.

Aug 16, 2014
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Taix - 10% more effort needed

I hadn't eaten at Taix in about six or seven years. Our snack was a reminder of why.

Aug 16, 2014
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Taix - 10% more effort needed

So, we were bopping around a couple of venues for Echo Park Rising and made a pit stop at Taix to get out of the heat and share a snack. Three of us split a charcuterie plate and moules frites. Our expectations were not especially high and were borne out by what we were served.

While the pate de campagne and cured meats were decent, they were paired with a supermarket quality baguette and confusingly accompanied by very sad looking tomatoes and deli style sliced turkey (?). The mussels were decent, if a bit small, but the frites were clearly low-end sysco or their equivalent.

The sad thing is that just a shade more effort - sourcing a better baguette, leaving the mystery turkey off the charcuterie plate and purchasing sysco fries just one level up from the basic frozen shoestrings - would've made a huge difference.

Perhaps I was being too kind in my subject line - more like 20%.

I wish this place was better.

Aug 16, 2014
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Wexler's Deli - Yesterday

With "cilantro and lime," Gah! Frank Pepe is turning over in his grave.

Aug 10, 2014
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First Dunkin' Donuts Lands in Santa Monica

It used to be the same in NYC and surrounding areas when I was a kid. "Regular coffee" = cream and two sugars, which always confused the heck out of me since I grew up in a black coffee/no sugar household.

I used to have to order my coffee "black, no sugar" and still catch myself doing it sometimes.

Aug 09, 2014
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Tink's House

Especially since I'm a dude with a deep baritone. Warning: it's not very convincing.

Aug 08, 2014
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Tink's House

then they're on here shilling for themselves?

Super tacky! (said in my best valley girl voice).

Aug 08, 2014
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Tink's House

I'm glad you have a preference. It's important to me that you choose your own words.

Aug 08, 2014
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Tink's House

Another first time poster chiming in here. Hmmm...

Aug 07, 2014
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Dinner & Drinks for this weekend

Wow! looks fantastic. Thanks for the rec.

Aug 07, 2014
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Dinner & Drinks for this weekend

Pigs feet? Never had them there. How are they prepared?

Aug 07, 2014
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Dinner & Drinks for this weekend

OB Bear! Korean bar food - fried chicken, spicy/sweet chicken wings, spicy squid over noodles - plus ice cold Hite served in chilled glass kegs.

3002 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Aug 06, 2014
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Tink's House

No, I meant "precious". I choose my words carefully.

adj. Affectedly dainty or overrefined: precious mannerisms.
adj. Contrived to be cute or charming.

Aug 06, 2014
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DiCarlo Pizza Done-zo?

Undoubtedly. When I first moved here, all we had was Hard Times. Now...

Aug 05, 2014
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Tink's House

Based on their website, no, as it's incredibly annoying and aggressively precious.

Aug 05, 2014
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