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What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

Weight Watcher's style restaurant – N. side of Pico, just E. of Robertson - L.A. (Unknown lady's name, Virginia?)

Feb 07, 2014
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Los Angeles Restaurants in the 80's

Weight Watcher's Restaurant – N. side of Pico, E. of Robertson - L.A. (Unknown lady's name, Virginia?) - 1970's?

Aug 28, 2013
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Los Angeles Dish of the Month (July 2013) - Nominations

ETHNIC BREADS, CHALLAHS, BOLILOS, PITAS.

Jun 27, 2013
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Los Angeles Dish of the Month (July 2013) - Nominations

Ethnic breads, challahs, bialys, pitas, tortillas, naan.

Jun 21, 2013
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The Cockatoo restaurant in west los angeles @ 1963

Sorry - - the Cockatoo Restaurant was located at Imperial Highway and Hawthorne Boulevard in Hawthorne. You must be thinking of Scotch and Sirloin.

May 31, 2013
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Mex Wild Shrimp

Culver City

Apr 24, 2013
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Mex Wild Shrimp

I finally found exactly what I was looking for. Indvidually quick frozen, 4-pound bags of U15 ct/lb, deveined, E-Z peel for ~$10/lb. At Costco after all, hidden in the freezer case in amongst all the Asian farmed shrimp. You just have to search carefully for them.

Apr 24, 2013
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Mex Wild Shrimp

I guess not. Oh well, thanks anyway.

Mar 20, 2013
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Mex Wild Shrimp

Looking for wild caught Mex shrimp - IQF - U15's, 4-5 Lb bags. Anywhere. Costco doesn't count - theirs are farmed in Vietnam.

Mar 17, 2013
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CHILAQUILES

I love their chilaquiles along with their homemade salsa. Their eggs ranchero, which I think they've removed from their menu but are still available, are fantastic as well. Be sure to ask for both their salsas rojas on the side, hot and mild, different tastes.

BTW, it is called Pepy's Galley and it is located on the northeast corner of Venice and Grand View Blvd.

Jun 30, 2007
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New York Pizza and Pasta

New York Pizza and Pasta – 11078 Santa Monica Blvd, West Los Angeles – After reading so many favorable reports about this place on the Chowhound Los Angeles Board, we just had to try it. A tiny place in a strip mall with about 8 tables, no table service. You order at a counter, pay, and wait to hear your number called for pickup. Only one salt and pepper shaker for the whole restaurant, both coated with sticky grease. We ordered a medium sausage & mushroom pizza. It was parched, very dry, almost totally without sauce, thin crust which was not too bad, tasteless generic cheese, and repugnant tiny extruded pellets of sausage, like rabbit turds. A rating of 4 out of 10. Never again.

Jun 30, 2007
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Patsy D'Amore's - Farmers Market

I once thought this was among the finest pizzas in SoCal.

I ordered a whole pizza, and – no exaggeration – 2 ½ minutes later, it was ready for pickup. I should have known. No pizza in the world, except those made in coal-fired 900 degree ovens, should be ready in such short order. It came out, floppy as a wet mop, dried out sauce on top, and a couple of flattened dough blisters. I’m going to let you guess how it happened, but I have my suspicions. Mind you, I can’t be certain because I wasn’t watching closely. It should have been easy to tell a reheated pizza from one freshly made out of the oven. Well, I was inattentive and hungry. Most of their customers are famished tourists who are unable to recognize decent pizza. They won’t be back, so they’re easy marks.

Patsy’s was on the right track back when there was no Grove next door and they were hungry for business. I feel I was scammed, ripped off. Shame on me for letting it happen.

May 07, 2007
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Vito's -- it's perfect!

Lots of good reports here on Chowhound – most of them positively gushing. My expectations were very high. These guys, Vito and the others were extremely friendly, helpful and talkative. We normally eat lunch around 1 but purposely got there at 11:45 to beat the huge crowds. Wrong!! – easy parking and no other customers except the two of us. The pizzas come in only one size – large. The display case where the pies for “slices only” are kept looked unappetizing. Each pie appeared flat, dried out, no visible sauce, no glisten. I have to assume they baked these a long time ago. We ordered a whole sausage pizza and shot the breeze with the staff while waiting. They were all very enthusiastic about the pie. I watched Mario prepare it and slip it into the oven, my taste buds tingling in anticipation. Sorry, pizza lovers, this turned out to be a decently prepared, but very ordinary pie. Their oven wasn’t hot enough. Straight out of the oven I expected to practically burn my mouth. Never happened – it was warm at best. There were no air blisters around the edge, another sign of an oven which is not hot enough. There was no oven spring at all in the crust. The cheese, although liberal, was run-of-the-mill mozzarella. No Parmeggiano or Grana, although Parm was available in shakers for later dusting at the table. There was certainly not enough sauce. What there was did not taste like old-fashioned tomato-based oregano-flavored pizza sauce. It tasted like canned, even if it wasn’t. There was no olive oil drizzled on top, a prerequisite for top-notch pizza. You watch the good pizzaiolos, they invariably put a little olive oil on top of the pie either before or, rarely, after it comes out of the oven. The sausage was thinly sliced, instead of chunked like it should be for good taste and mouth feel. Expecting a late lunch Hollywood crowd, we saw only about 3 other people randomly coming in for a slice or two in the hour we were there. On a scale of zero to 10, I’ll rate Vito’s a 6.5. Wish it weren’t so. Still searching…..

Apr 22, 2007
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