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Mini-Dinner Omakase at Shunji Japanese Cuisine: A Pictorial Essay

or expense accounts

about 7 hours ago
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Mini-Dinner Omakase at Shunji Japanese Cuisine: A Pictorial Essay

I hated you in private before but now, i officially hate you

about 13 hours ago
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Yakitori Bincho - Closed

can you blame him?

1 day ago
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Tacos Leo's now on the eastside!!!

I don't want to this thread to get too off tangent, but eastside doesn't mean east of downtown. Just saying...

Amazing tacos indeed.

1 day ago
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Dinner Omakase at Kiriko: A Pictorial Essay

You are out of control JL! I salute your commitment to eating all that is good.

Aug 18, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Tacos Leo's now on the eastside!!!

Night time only

Aug 18, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Tacos Leo's now on the eastside!!!

the famed Tacos Leo's truck on La Brea and Venice have recently set up shop on the corner of Glendale and Temple on the edge of Echo Park. It's not a truck but rather just a stand w/ the al pastor trompo and some flat top grills. Looks like they have the trompo out every night unlike the original location, which I believe only has it on weekend nights (I could be wrong).

Price is the same at $1/taco and the same salsa bar is offered. Tastes exactly the same.

Aug 18, 2014
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We have it good in LA - for sushi

had another fantastic meal at Kimagure last night

Aug 15, 2014
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Help!! N/Naka or Zo

this is the no brainer of the year. N/Naka by a landslide.

I wouldn't even pick Zo even if your friend just wanted straight up sushi, which is what Zo does.

Aug 13, 2014
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Favorite sushi right now? With low price as a consern.

I work in South Bay and will check out Nozomi. Their uni bowl looks like a killer value.

Aug 13, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Favorite sushi right now? With low price as a consern.

shunji lunch > kiriko lunch

just saying...

Aug 13, 2014
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Alert: Bulgarini Culver City is No More

was it $15 for a small cup? (bulgarini prices + movie theater markup)

Aug 08, 2014
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Maude reservation

My guess is that even the restaurant doesn't know their september menu yet. Seems like a lot of people have a misconception that whatever the key ingredient is for that month, that ingredient is going to be the focal point of each dish. But it's totally not like that. Yes they do incorporate the ingredient in each dish, but for the most part, they are done very subtly. So i don't think it really matters what the ingredient is...just go because almost every dish they put out is excellent.

Aug 08, 2014
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Maude reservation

You mean August menu. September is tomatoes.

August menu is $85 and September menu is $95. 18% gratuity added to every bill regardless of party size (i'm ok w/ this given how great their service is)

Aug 08, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

DiCarlo Pizza Done-zo?

very average pizza with a lot of competition in the area. Mother Dough is infinitely better. Garage pizza and Tomato Pie not far away. Now you also have Desano's in the general area.

Aug 05, 2014
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Shunji (just text, no pics, as justly serves a luddite, btw, we already have enough porn these days)

yes with one bottle of sake (~$65 iirc)

Only truffle course was a tiny shawamushi w/ some truffle shaved on top.

Aug 04, 2014
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Shunji (just text, no pics, as justly serves a luddite, btw, we already have enough porn these days)

I should go back but my last dinner there cost me $450 for two. While it was very good, didn't necessarily feel worth it. Makes n/naka seem like a bargain in comparison.

Aug 04, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Sushi Zo on National (not to be confused with the one in downtown LA)

when I spoke to him at the downtown location several months back, he told me he's splitting time between the two locations. I'm not sure if that's actually the case or not, but that's what he said.

Aug 04, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Alert: Bulgarini Culver City is No More

difference being, SF and SB both offer something more than just food. Altadena on the other hand....

you haven't been to Paris yet? god you're such a wannabe foodie ;)

Aug 04, 2014
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Alert: Bulgarini Culver City is No More

you sir, have too much time on your hands. that's like a 2 hour commitment just to get some gelato.

Aug 04, 2014
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Papilles: A Pictorial Essay

Do you know if they are still offering free corkage for french wines? can't remember if this was everyday or one day of the week.

Aug 01, 2014
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Papilles: A Pictorial Essay

oh that's great to hear. I thought they had gotten rid of the $36 prix fixe menu and only had it for DineLA.

Aug 01, 2014
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favorite sushi right now ????? price no object, natch.

"90% of sushi is about the rice."

that may or may not be true, but i'll take sushi w/ excellent fish and mediocre rice over mediocre fish and impeccable rice every time.

Jul 30, 2014
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Summer Truffles; where has it ??????

that sounds amazeballs

Jul 30, 2014
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Best Los Angeles area Tasting Menus

$75 was the lowest and $115 for morels has been the highest so far.

Jul 29, 2014
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Best Los Angeles area Tasting Menus

varies by month

Jul 29, 2014
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Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

Great call. You can get a 3 course meal at Papilles for less than the price of steak and frites at Petit Trois and have an actual table to eat your food.

Jul 25, 2014
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Fukurou - New Ramen Place in East Hollywood

I drove by this place and noticed it. Didn't know it was actually run by japanese people. Place was dead empty from what i could see from the road. Glad you liked it. I will check it out next time i'm craving some ramen. Can't handle the crowds at Silver Lake Ramen anymore.

Jul 25, 2014
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Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

Oh wow, those prices are so not in line with what I was expecting with this concept restaurant. Casual bistro my ass.

so basically, they are charging full service white tablecloth prices for barstool seats only type of place. ugh so over this Ludo crap.

Jul 25, 2014
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Petit Trois, No Reservations, No Phone, No Cash & No tipping...

I want to try this place and I think I will like it. Just can't get myself to deal w/ the hassle of waiting and fighting crowds to get a good meal.

Jul 23, 2014
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