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Yamakase

Ha! No Kevin, it's difficult to write without any light down here.

Oct 11, 2012
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Yamakase

Thank you for the report JL!

Oct 10, 2012
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Wedding Cake

Thanks for all that detail. This event will be on the westside. Cost isn't too much a factor, as long as it doesn't get outrageous. She emailed Charm City, and the quote she received was over $20 per person for the cake. I think they're hoping to keep it closer to $10 or so, which should be more than enough.

Sep 13, 2012
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Wedding Cake

Bride is definitely interested in non-traditional. Thanks for the tip.

Sep 10, 2012
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Wedding Cake

I've searched the boards but can't find anything recent or on topic. Any suggestions for a great place to get a wedding cake? The two names I've been given are Rosebud and Hansen's.

Sep 10, 2012
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Dog friendly places

Their French offerings (as opposed to the Americanized ones) all seemed like good bets.

Jul 27, 2012
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Dog friendly places

It's not Michelin-rated or anything, the the French Market Cafe on Abbot Kinney had a respectable breakfast/lunch, and was extremely dog friendly last time we were there. Not close to the beach though.

Jul 25, 2012
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Yamakase

Looking forward to your review!

Jul 25, 2012
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Yamakase

I saw this place mentioned in an Urasawa review on Yelp. Invitation only, in the Palms area. Any Chow reviews? Worth trying for a reservation?

Jul 23, 2012
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Any BYOB retaurants in LA?

Cafe Bella Roma on Robertson has very low corkage.

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Cafe Bella Roma
1513 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

Dec 14, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Serving Spoon – Inglewood

We love it there and pop in at least once a month. Best grits in town. They also have some of the best sausage for breakfast - chicken, turkey, and beef. Very friendly and attentive service.

Nov 26, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

HELP! Cheap (but good) eats in Beverly Hills near Wilshire & La Cienega?

Another vote for India's Grill. Love that place and their lunch specials are great - big portions and quality food.

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India's Grill
428 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Nov 10, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Jury duty in Inglewood

Mutiara is great. Prices are low and portions are a decent size. The owner is great about making suggestions based on preferences. If I'm ever having a major soup craving, this place is one of the top on my list.

Nov 08, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Yacht Chef looking for best markets/gourmet shops/wine shops....

Agree - and as far as prepared foods go the tacos are killer. HUGE and cheap.

I also really like the very herby mixed green salad that the herb vendor carries as well as their very unique mint plant hybrid, but there was one week where they weren't there so I don't know if they are there every week.

Nov 03, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Yacht Chef looking for best markets/gourmet shops/wine shops....

This isn't close to MDR, but a worthwhile stop. Great imported meat and cheese. Plus you can grab a quick sandwich (cheap) while you wait.

Oct 30, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Yacht Chef looking for best markets/gourmet shops/wine shops....

If you're reading this and are around tomorrow morning (Sunday), the Mar Vista Farmer's Market is one of the best in the city, IMHO, and there's a seafood vendor. Not too far from MDR.
http://marvistafarmersmarket.org/

Oct 30, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Where is your Favorite... Salad in LA?

I haven't seen it mentioned, but Westside Tavern has some good salads. I'm partial to butter lettuce, so I really dig their shrimp salad:
Poached Pacific Shrimp Salad 16
Feta | Grilled Onions | Cucumber | Tomatoes
Kalamata Olives | Pepperoncini | Tarragon Vinaigrette

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Westside Tavern
10850 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Oct 18, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Where is your Favorite... Salad in LA?

Another vote for Mrs. Winstons. Best variety.

Oct 18, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Your favorite restaurants for healthy food

Stuff I Eat in Inglewood on Market. Food is made with such care, and the flavors are amazing. I balked at going to a vegan restaurant but I'm so glad I finally did. I'm shocked they're not more popular.

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Stuff I Eat
114 N Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301

Oct 15, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Mexican Coca Cola Alert

The actual Inglewood Costco stopped carrying it, but the BUSINESS Costco (that you can enter with a regular Costco membership card) still carries it. The Business Center Costco is very close to the Inglewood Costco:
12530 Prarie Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250

I didn't even know this kind of Costco existed until I started hunting for Mexican Coke. Now I sometimes prefer to shop there if I know I don't need anything specific to the regular Costco. It doesn't have the same products and is more geared toward businesses, but it's practically empty and always easy to park.

Sep 16, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

yee's on slauson

It's definitely...an experience. We live not too far from there and have picked up the food as takeout. If you want heavily-corn-starched-highly-Americanized Chinese food, it hits the spot. Big portions of cheap, goopy food. Otherwise, it's not very good for much of anything. Definitely not a spot to dine in. Though the bulletproof glass adds ambience.

Sep 16, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

PA2GH - New Persian in West LA

I'm Iranian, and I've never heard of doogh with meat. MEAT?!?! Odd.

Sep 16, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Recs for good eats in Inglewood

I like Aliki's, and while their quality was decent I thought the prices were a bit steep. Three of us dined there a while back, and I think all we had were 3 entrees and we split a salad. The bill with tip came out to something like $80. Considering the lack of atmosphere there, and how no-frills it is, I felt like it was a bit excessive. Don't get me wrong: I will routinely fork over $100 or more just for the two of us to dine. But the price point here didn't feel like it matched the actual meal. Also, comparing just the Greek salad to other places, I know I've had better. I think Sofi's Greek salad is much more delicious (but incidentally also a bite overpriced).

We will probably still go back, but it's not on our list of MUST GO places.

Aug 13, 2010
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Best Lunch Specials in West L.A

Have you tried any of the Indian places on the west side? Portions are usually huge.

Dec 01, 2008
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Is there a better sandwich place than Bay Cities???

I enjoy Bay Cities too. Once in a blue moon, I get a killer craving for a Godmother.

For a change of pace, if you're ever in the area I highly recommend Artisan Cheese Gallery.
http://www.artisancheesegallery.com/
I've tried a few of their sandwiches, but am partial to the duck confit.

Dec 01, 2008
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Lennoxico tour w/pics

I happened to drive past the Centinela location a few nights ago, and it looked closed.

Nov 14, 2008
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Lennoxico tour w/pics

A few weeks ago we went to the Lennox location of Mariscos Chente, and man was it delicious. The place itself is pretty much dive-y, but the service was super friendly and the food was excellent. I had the whole fried fish, and it was perfectly seasoned and crispy. My dining companions also said their entrees were great. They didn't have much in the way of beer, but somehow the Tecate was perfect for the meal and hit the spot.

I'm going to have to try the Centinela location now.

Nov 11, 2008
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Awesome breakfasts in LA, I can name two. How about you?

After driving to The Griddle and not wanting to wait an hour for a table went to Blu Jam on Melrose for the first time this weekend, and it was excellent. Their French toast (Blu Toast) was divine. "French toast layered with blackberry jam & cream cheese, topped with bananas and powdered sugar." The description doesn't do it justice.

Their California omelette was one of the best I've ever had too.

http://www.blujamcafe.com/

Oct 07, 2008
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Recs for good eats in Inglewood

Thanks for this post, I hadn't seen that. We will have to try some of those places.

Aug 29, 2008
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area

Recs for good eats in Inglewood

So we've tried a few more places. The Crab Pit, which I started its own thread about. It was horrible. Beyond horrible.

This week we tried New Flavors on Centinela. It's a combination of Hawaiian BBQ and Chinese food (of the Americanized variety). It was pretty good. Not the best Hawaiian BBQ I've had, but definitely not bad. Their Americanized Chinese is better than most, too. Service was excellent, plus they deliver. We'll be going back.

Aug 29, 2008
Faulkner99 in Los Angeles Area