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Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

I know it's part of the original manifesto, but people evolve and the manifesto does not.

I won't drive an hour for food anymore, period. I'm self aware that it's non-houndish to say such a thing.

My only point was, maybe there's less "OC Bias" and more "Traffic bias". I know I'm on the losing end of this argument, so cheers and carry on.

about 3 hours ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

The only "OC bias" is that it's far. Yes, I get that you make the drive to LA all the time, others are not so willing to hop in their car for 1+hour for food.

about 4 hours ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

The westside blood bath continues - Wakasan no more

It was pretty unbeatable at that price point.

about 19 hours ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Recommendations for an out-of-town sushi snob ;)

Sushi Gen's time has come and gone. Given your history, do not go there unless you're there for the $40 sushi dinner special.

Tsujita/Q are around the same level
Yamakase is something more than just sushi but less than Urasawa (although some would call it par)
Go's Mart has the goods but the ambiance and location are questionable

Good luck!

about 20 hours ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

The westside blood bath continues - Wakasan no more

Per eater, Wakasan replaced by a japanese tapas concept.

http://la.eater.com/2014/10/22/704280...

about 20 hours ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Kushikatsu bites the dust

sorry that was supposed to be a reply to Xan7hos re: LA-Men. I can't fathom that somebody bought it and was able to take a picture of it.

about 24 hours ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Kushikatsu bites the dust

what the hell is this?

about 24 hours ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

Culichi Town seems to be a chain with 4 locations in SoCal.

1 day ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

K*Town - Full Bar (and Good Food) Ideas?

I'd define a full bar in this context as a place I can get a reasonable range of cocktails/liquor at, something other than whiskey + soju.

1 day ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish Of the Month, November 2014 -- Nominations

dear god yes.

LATE-NIGHT / 24 HOUR DINING

1 day ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Thanksgiving?

$100+/pp. and I only get 1 main???

1 day ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

hm interesting

1 day ago
ns1 in Chains

How's Mo-Chica now that Chef Ricardo Zarate is Gone?

there's more from LAT and it gets hilarious:

Bill Chait, Zarate's managing partner at Picca, insists Zarate wasn't kicked out, he just stopped showing up. "If Ricardo is telling people he was kicked out of the restaurant, that’s 180 degrees from the truth. We can’t kick him out of Picca because he hasn’t been in the restaurant in two years.

"I am one of the biggest supporters of chefs in L.A. There is nothing I would rather do than support Ricardo in whatever he wants to do. The problem is he’s a child. If Ricardo would like to come back and work in the restaurant, we would love to have him. But he’s more concerned with building the 'Chef Ricardo Zarate' brand than he is in working in the restaurants.

"I work with a lot of great chefs. You can’t find Walter Manzke or Ore Menashe anyplace but in their restaurants. But this is an instance of a guy wanting to build his brand based on these restaurants, but without actually working in the restaurants himself."

Chait insisted that Picca would continue to operate not only as a Peruvian restaurant, but with Zarate's menu intact.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish...

1 day ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area
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Thanksgiving?

I drive every thanksgiving and it's way better than any other day in los angeles IMO.

2 days ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area
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Thanksgiving?

Had a really good st patty's meal from Larder, might try their thanksgiving this year?

THANKSGIVING AT TAVERN
Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 1-8pm
Join us for a complete Thanksgiving, designed for meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans, satisfying everyone in the family circle. Pricing is $70 per adult, $35 for children 12 and under. No charge for children 2 and under.

Previous menu:
http://www.tavernla.com/documents/Tha...

2 days ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Final meals before saying good-bye to LA...

Por this or Offalo said they were able to get reservations that way. Maybe you need to inform the receptionist of the "JL Factor"?

Oct 21, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

How's Mo-Chica now that Chef Ricardo Zarate is Gone?

Wow. Thanks for the heads up - wonder what happened?

Oct 21, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Why is the raw frozen shrimp at Trader Joe's so expensive?

From a major seafood purveyor in San Diego wild colossal shrimp from sea of Cortez is $30/lb.

Oct 21, 2014
ns1 in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 3rd Quarter 2014

Completely agree with dolmas. They came heavily recommended from CH but compared to the luscious dolmas I get locally I can't eat these.

Oct 21, 2014
ns1 in Chains

Lamonica's: 1980 Prices on 10/21

delivery?

Oct 21, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Looking for an authentic, memorably kick-ass, bowl of Hot and Sour Soup somewhere in the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks/Studio City area. Any strong suggestions? Thanks.

It's not a $15 bowl of gourmet hot & sour soup or anything, but for a $3 bowl of hot & sour soup to go along with your american chinese meal I really like the hot & sour soup @ china T&D North Hollywood. Much better than PF Chang's version if we want a benchmark.

I actually pay the +$3 for a small bowl when ordering a la carte, but individual size comes with the lunch/dinner specials (gratis for dinner/dine in lunch, +$1 for togo/delivery). .

Oct 21, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Lamonica's: 1980 Prices on 10/21

Yes but they changed names. Not sure if related either but before the name change tasted the same with similar equipment + decor.

Los Angeles NY pizza

528 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Oct 20, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Disneyland for 5 days in November - seeking grocery stores and lunch/dinner options

Yeah but you don't have that cool "I'm eating in the middle of a ride" feeling. Ymmv how much that's worth.

Oct 18, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Disneyland for 5 days in November - seeking grocery stores and lunch/dinner options

earl of sandwich is great for cheap(ish) sandwiches. the next closest location is las vegas...

Oct 17, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Bludso's For White People™- first visit.

to say there were leftovers would be an understatement

Oct 17, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Bludso's For White People™- first visit.

$65 lunch platter (includes sides), no chicken available (again)
~$10 fatty brisket
$10 old fashioned (really nice, thanks JJ for the rec)

Oct 17, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Bludso's For White People™- first visit.

That fatty brisket should be illegal.

Oct 17, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area
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Dozen New Restaurants in Rowland Heights Shopping Center

I have a lot of work ahead of me.
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Fixed that for you.

Oct 16, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Argentina Red Shrimp (It makes me cry)

ty, definitely never seen these.

Oct 16, 2014
ns1 in General Topics

Connie and Ted's happy hour

thx for heads up re: Tattinger

Oct 16, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area