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Where can I buy whole beef rib racks?

i want to smoke some beef ribs like they do at Odys and Penelope. Where can I source these beefy meaty ribs ideally in prime grade? I wish Costco would carry them given their excellent prices on prime beef but I haven't seen any.

I'm in Los Feliz, so the closer the better.

about 13 hours ago
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Best French Toast in LA?

Canele in Atwater Village serves amazing fat french toast. Plus their weekend brunch is amazing.

Korean Steamed Seafood Hot Pot in LA?

Wow that looks AMAZING. If there are any places in LA that are comparable, please share.

May 17, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Where to get A5 wagyu?

That is definitely higher grade than A5

May 17, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Any tapas places in the Pasadena area?

Lol

May 16, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Eating in Paris with a young toddler

Correct me if i'm wrong, but maybe with the exception of David Touttain that I mentioned, I thought these were all casual neighborhoody restaurants. At least they seem like it based on pictures and menu prices. I'm purposely avoiding michelin star fine dining restaurants for this very reason.

May 12, 2015
TailbackU in France

Eating in Paris with a young toddler

French people don't go out to dinner with young children?

May 12, 2015
TailbackU in France

Eating in Paris with a young toddler

thanks! Looks so good. And compared to LA, so cheap!

May 12, 2015
TailbackU in France

Eating in Paris with a young toddler

hi John, not sure if you saw my reply to you in another thread, but does Louis have a website? Is the full name of the restaurant just "Louis"? I can't seem to find any info online.

May 12, 2015
TailbackU in France

Eating in Paris with a young toddler

is lunch service at DT shorter than dinner? if so, that is a great idea.

May 12, 2015
TailbackU in France

high chairs for toddlers?

thanks for this info! Is your 3 year old not big enough to sit on a regular chair by herself?

Eating in Paris with a young toddler

thanks for the link! we usually don't take strollers to restaurants even at home so that won't be an issue.

May 12, 2015
TailbackU in France

Eating in Paris with a young toddler

what you described is no different from many restaurants in LA minus the high chairs. While many restaurants in LA will provide high chairs to accommodate children, the tables are still stacked very close to each other. And yes, if a baby becomes disruptive, one of the parents should take the kid outside to cool off. This is just common courtesy right?

I'll look into your recommendations. Thanks.

May 12, 2015
TailbackU in France

Eating in Paris with a young toddler

well, we'll be eating lunch and dinner so not like we can just skip dinner. Plus not sure why that would even make a difference given that if a restaurant is crowded during lunch, it'll be no different.

I realize David Toutain won't really be practical as I noted because of the long tasting menu, but was just wishful thinking.

May 12, 2015
TailbackU in France

Eating in Paris with a young toddler

We will be back in Paris this summer but this time, it'll be a new experience given that we'll be there with our 1.5 year old baby girl. I'm wondering how it'll be trying to at some of the popular restaurants around town with her in tow. Will we be well received showing up with a young baby or will other guests and the staff be annoyed at us. She's normally a well behaved baby but she still is a baby. At home in Los Angeles, we do take her out to eat but try to avoid overly crowded restaurants or more formal restaurants like Providence, if you're familiar.

Some of the restaurants that's on our radar for this trip are as follows:

AG
Louis
Matiere A
David Touttain - I'm really interested in this one but not sure the long format will do well with the baby.

Thanks!

May 12, 2015
TailbackU in France

Paris - so many restaurants, and so little time!

Hi John, I saw your blog post on Louis and it looks fantastic. But I can't find the restaurant anywhere online. Do they have a website? or can you point me in the right direction to make a reservation online?

May 12, 2015
TailbackU in France

Delmonico's lobster special?

why does that seem too good to be true?

I have never heard of this place and I assume it has no relation to the Delmonico's steakhouse in Vegas. Looks like their Monday night special is a better deal.

May 07, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

restaurant on the Westside to have a business dinner?

Thanks guys,made reservations at IL Moro. Food pics looks just OK but the location was good. hopefully the food is chow worthy.

May 03, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

restaurant on the Westside to have a business dinner?

Some place within proximity of Olympic and Bundy will be great. Can't be too loud as we'll be discussing business.

May 02, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

wadatsumi: insanely good value

thanks for this post. This place was completely off my radar. I will have to check it out.

Apr 28, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Jon & Vinny's

the wine prices are all sorts of messed up. Someone should proof read first.

Apr 21, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

where to watch Pacquiao vs Mayweather?

Park's Finest BBQ might fit what you're looking for.

Apr 20, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Taco's Taco Madness 2015 (A Photo Story)

correct. I eat from taco trucks all the time but never pay admission to pay for the food.

Apr 20, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Taco's Taco Madness 2015 (A Photo Story)

Paying money to buy food from food trucks seems ridiculous to me. Tacos look good though.

Apr 20, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Shunji - a more subdued YOLOmakase, but truly excellent

thanks for the detailed write up. I agree with you that I think his cooked dishes are better than his nigiri. While it's still good, it's not the best in the city.

Apr 17, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Wine Pairing's at Maude

Here is a dicussion on their wine pairing

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/995714

Apr 17, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Best Korean BBQ - cooked for you - not cook your own

Both Parks and Chosun will cook the meat for you, although it is done table side and not in the kitchen. I like Park's meat quality slightly better.

Apr 10, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

YAMAKASE - END OF AN ERA

They used to have a very loose BYOB policy where you can bring as many bottles of whatever your wished with no corkage fee. This was one of the main draws to Yamakase. Without that, I'm not so sure it's such a good "deal" anymore.

Apr 09, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Spring Omakase at Yamakase: A Pictorial Essay

wait what??? no booze????? total deal breaker. I was planning on going next month too. damn it.

Apr 08, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area

Hawaiian poke

Totally agree. Some stuff from their deli is more expensive than what you would pay at a restaurant and not even very good. I've tried their coleslaw, which was totally bland and had zero flavor, potato salad which was neither here nor there and their mac and cheese which was slightly better than kraft mac and cheese. All priced like a restaurant, if not more.

Apr 06, 2015
TailbackU in Los Angeles Area