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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2015 -- HOT DOGS/SAUSAGES

Look, I'm all about the stoner food and even I could only eat the Oki Dog once.

But those CCD's from Oki Dog? awesome - could eat 50 (in 25 different sittings)

1 day ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area
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Newport Seafood--A trip worth making

"Boston Lobster is another worthy competitor."

IF there were ever a restaurant with less ambiance than newport seafood, it's boston lobster.

Aug 24, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Any Clifton's Cafeteria Reopening News?

nm

Aug 24, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area
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Odys & Penelope - Outragous Service Charge

Except many think of a tip as a gratitude to the people actually serving you
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That's kind of messed up to you know, the guys actually making the food.

Odys & Penelope - Outragous Service Charge

Well to the waiter's point, he's right, it's not a tip and the 18% is going straight to the house.

But he's getting a higher hourly wage which is paid for by the 18%, along with the rest of the staff (presumably).

Aug 21, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area
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Odys & Penelope - Outragous Service Charge

sounds like they're paying a living wage and doing away with tipping.

no arguments here.

2nd Anniversary Dinner

I heard Sergio is no longer working there.

Aug 11, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

SF hound in LA tomorrow. Is itinerary okay?

To me, Guerrilla Tacos is kind of tacos white-ified
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Paging streetgourmetla

Aug 06, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

SF hound in LA tomorrow. Is itinerary okay?

Sunday lunch:
- something en route from Larchmont Village to Griffith Park
- other takeout/picnic/sandwich suggestions along this route?
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Trails Cafe @ Griffith park is surprisingly decent.

Aug 06, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Little Jewel

(You can also go to USC football games on the EXPO -- but you couldn't pay me enough ... LOL ... Go Bruins!)
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hows that expo stop by the rose bowl working out for yah?

Aug 04, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Recs in the San Fernando valley

but northridge.

Aug 04, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Little Jewel

Meters outside, bring $20 for the sandwiches and quarters for the meters.

Aug 03, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Recs in the San Fernando valley

johnny pacific empanadas are really, really good.

Aug 03, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Chi Spacca - New Chef

Somehow random opinions on chowhound are more valid than random opinions on yelp? Tell me more about how that makes sense.

I don't care either way, I just think it's hilarious that you can immediately tell the restaurant will be on a downward trend, based on 1 visit.

Chi Spacca - New Chef

oh hey look, free data points.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/chi-spacca-lo...

Jul 31, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Chi Spacca - New Chef

I'm stating simple facts: contrary to your belief, 2 points on a graph don't make a trend.

I'm not saying anything about Colby OR the new chef.

Jul 31, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Chi Spacca - New Chef

I accidentally ate there maybe a week after he left (but it wasn't announced yet publicly), and already felt that the magic, i.e. super tight quality control, was on the decline.
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2 data points on a graph don't make a trend.

Jul 31, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Goodbye Del Taco at Santa Monica and Highland.

Jul 28, 2015
ns1 in Chains

Does this look like a paella?

$14 for the privilege too.

Jul 27, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area
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Stater Bros. Meat: What the Hell Happened???

"Stater bros is a bit more pricey"

I'm going to guess that Harvey's Guss is not on their regular rotation.

Jul 27, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Recs in the San Fernando valley

People only recommend firehouse for 1 thing: the gyro.

And IIRC, it's the distinctively greek/american gyro, not the real thing.

Jul 27, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Who is the Best Mobile BBQ shop in LA or Long Beach area?

Jul 26, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

The Mori Omakase Challenge

Barney Stinson: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

Jul 24, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Sushi bar with veggie options

murakami sushi; you can piece together some vegetarian super easy.

http://murakamimelrose.com/menu.html

Jul 24, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

The Mori Omakase Challenge

The OP went 4 times for the review in the OP and this is not his first trip. You seriously need to review what you think omakase means.

Perhaps you should re-read this line, several times:

"Over the course of the omakases, I made a number of observations, and, he made the same about me, as the meals became more tailored to my tastes."

Jul 24, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area
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The Mori Omakase Challenge

Have you been to Raku in Vegas? If so, how's does the tofu compare?

awesome writeup btw. I'm sure you made many hounds jealous.

Jul 24, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

old-school. late night. kouraku ramen in little tokyo (review)

McDonalds has been in business forever too

Jul 24, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Sushi bar with veggie options

n/naka has a vegetarian menu.

http://www.n-naka.com/menu/n-naka_Veg...

Jul 24, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Raku coming to LA

getting a reservation at the Vegas location is super easy.

Jul 23, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Raku coming to LA

mmm foie gras chawanmushi

Jul 23, 2015
ns1 in Los Angeles Area