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Jon & Vinny's

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

Apr 21, 2015
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where to watch Pacquiao vs Mayweather?

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

Apr 20, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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Wine Pairing's at Maude

Here is a dicussion on their wine pairing

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

Apr 17, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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How many Maude attempts?

I've given up completely.

My very first time, I got through on my first try but this was the 2nd month they were open. Maybe not enough people knew about them?

Second time was for rhubarb last year and also got through with relative easy.

I've tried a few times since to get back in and haven't had much luck. I don't even bother anymore.

Apr 02, 2015
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COCHON 555 Los Angeles 2015: A Pictorial Essay (Photo Story)

did the pork belly w/ caviar really work? Seems like such a cop out to just add some caviar on top of "xyz" to elevate it w/o really getting a better end product. I'm sure the pork belly was good on it's own and the caviar is good on it's own too, but both of them together, does it make them better? Doesn't seem like a natural pairing.

Apr 02, 2015
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Aaron Franklin and Adam Perry Lang Unleashing Ultra-Exclusive BBQ Pop-Up

$85 buys you a whole prime grade brisket from Costco and a case of beer

Best Peking duck in LA?

what's the main difference between peking duck and roast duck?

Mar 28, 2015
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Whiz - Bang for your Burger Buck

this looks amazing. thanks for the writeup

Mar 27, 2015
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Whiz - Bang for your Burger Buck

I may have never had a proper cheesesteak in Philly, but I think Boo's is fantastic.

Mar 27, 2015
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I don't understand Jeni's

I think what sets Jeni's apart is her unique flavor combinations and bringing familiar flavors into ice cream form that we're not used to. For example, one of the favorites that I have tried so far is the goat cheese with red cherries. It tasted like a delicious cheese danish but in ice cream form. You dont' get that at Baskin Robbins. And I quite like the overly creamy texture of her ice cream.

But yes, it is very pricey. 2 scoops for $5.50 may sound like a decent deal until you see just how small their scoops are. If you get a trio with a waffle cone, you're at $8+ after tax.

Mar 27, 2015
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Wally's Vinoteca (Beverly Hills): A Pictorial Essay

ok checked out their website and they have prices online. Their wines by the glass price point is ridiculous. $35 for a glass of Veuve?? oh come on.

Mar 25, 2015
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Wally's Vinoteca (Beverly Hills): A Pictorial Essay

thanks for bringing this place to our attention. Based on your pics and description, this place pretty much sounds like my heaven. I too would like to move in here.

Do you remember how much they were charging for the jamon iberico per oz?

Mar 25, 2015
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Mastro's - Best location?

hate all you want but their bone in ribeye is still my favorite steak in the city.

Mar 19, 2015
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Golden State's Lamb Burger now available 7 days a week!

that's great news as it's a great burger and Thursdays were always a madhouse there because of it. Having said that, I think their regular burger is actually better. It's that good.

Mar 06, 2015
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Bill's Hamburgers Bang for your Burger Buck

thanks for the writeup. I had never heard of this place before but definitely looks like a burger I would like to try if I'm in the area. Would I drive over the hill for it, probably not.

Mar 05, 2015
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What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

and good riddance

Mar 05, 2015
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What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

this

Mar 05, 2015
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KokeKokko has Reopened

correct

Mar 02, 2015
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Random musings on Don Antonio's and life

Don Antonio's is still my favorite place to go for a sit down mexican meal with a margarita. In a city with so much great mexican food, it's still so hard to get great food with a margarita.

Mar 02, 2015
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spot prawns

do they still do this? I haven't seen it prepared this way.

Mar 01, 2015
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Interesting Thread on Reddit Asking Expats Most Authentic Home Country Restaurant in LA

very interesting thread. I just read through the entire thing and got some spots I want to check out now.

Mar 01, 2015
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What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

agreed about Langers

What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

I don't think any of those 3 places is "rated" to be considered overrated.