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KazuNori: A Pictorial Essay

With someone else paying I could probably break double digit hand roll consumption.

4 minutes ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

KazuNori: A Pictorial Essay

1 4 roll set
1 5 roll set
1 iced green tea (really good, possibly better than Sushi Don)

About $42. Relative value yes, but it's still $21pp for lunch which for my budget is not an everyday thing.

Beers (Sapporo) were $5/bottle.

6 minutes ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

KazuNori: A Pictorial Essay

Stopped by today, got the 5 roll set while the wifey had the 4 roll set. Overall quite tasty and I really like the concept. Nice guys working behind the counter too.

Lobster/Scallop definitely my favorite but I wouldn't mind eating any of them again (and again).

Wifey complained that the rice wasn't that seasoned; I could see where she was coming from but didn't bother me. My only gripe was that it came to $42 for the both of us. I'm far too poor to do this everyday, but goddamn I wish I could.

No problem finding 2 seats @ 11:45, small line when we left @ 12:30. Oh yeah, I was still kinda hungry after. 6 would be "fairly satiated" and 7-8 handrolls would be "stuffed".

35 minutes ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Nobu, 20th anniversary, if anyone is interested?

If I had $120pp to blow that menu looks quite nice.

about 20 hours ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Petrillos - SGV

30 mins no traffic, an hour+ with traffic.

about 20 hours ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

DTLA hounds - need advice, morning DTLA run

lol, I'd take the scoot into DTLA but I gotta go with the wifey tomorrow and we're too cheap to pay the $10-20 for parking at 11am - that's like 2-3 (egg)sluts.

1 day ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

strangely, it didn't seem to be particularly correlated positively nor negatively with the wealth of the parents... .
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Ask any person who has worked for tips and they will agree with this.

1 day ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

"It makes them feel like the customer is trying to buy them."

Isn't that exactly what a tip is? lol

DTLA hounds - need advice, morning DTLA run

too far to reasonably accommodate, but that place has been on my list for a while.

2 days ago
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

bloody mary w/ bourbon

Sep 15, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

they close at 3pm for Sunday brunch. I stopped at 5 (6?) drinks and they seemed very enthusiastic about pouring us more (mid 20's work hard/party hard wait staff was my impression).

Don't think the maple rings are on the Sunday Brunch menu, IIRC the cheapest entrees that qualify are $10.

Sep 15, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

DTLA hounds - need advice, morning DTLA run

like a boss. respect++

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

@Littlefork, Hollywood

$12 bottomless mimosas/bloody marys/bloody larrys/adult punch w/ purchase of any entree during Sunday Brunch.

We got there around 1, left around 2:30 after enjoying a wonderful brunch. Had more than a few rounds, so passed out for a few hours. Not a productive Sunday at all, but awesome.

The best "bottomless Mimosa" brunch I've been to so far. Did not particularly care for their bloody mary; my favorite BM remains Bouchon.

Sep 15, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

JapaDog May Be Coming to L.A.!

They haven't been posting updates since last week. Hope everything is ok.

Sep 15, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

DTLA hounds - need advice, morning DTLA run

I'm going to be in DTLA in Wed heading to the Jewelry District. My hours will be somewhat limited but I do want to check out some places I've been missing.

I'm thinking take Red Line to Pershing Square, walk to GCM (that's my closest stop right?) and partake in Eggslut + Smoked Fish if possible.

Then walk to Jewelry District.

On my way out, walk to Kazu Nori and then finally back to Pershing Square.

Are their any DASH routes that may help my cause? Does this timeframe make any sense at all? I'm looking at arriving in DTLA around 10am, leaving DTLA around 1-130pm.

Sep 15, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

mooncakes 2014

thx for the review. Hopefully 85' will have more locations next year closer to me.

Sep 15, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

b.o.s. (Beef. Offal. Sustainable.), a review

Offalo- how many in your party? What's a good # group to hit up that oxtail? 4? 6?

Sep 15, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

b.o.s. (Beef. Offal. Sustainable.), a review

I'm sure it's not gonna stop you from trying ;)

I'm jelly more than anything!

Sep 14, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

b.o.s. (Beef. Offal. Sustainable.), a review

Crowd sourcing a food review. God damn you are a G.

Sep 14, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

I highly suspect the only monetary losers in this situation will be the waitstaff.

Sep 12, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014: OFFAL

Oxtail (occasionally spelled ox tail or ox-tail) is the culinary name for the tail of cattle. Formerly, it referred only to the tail of an ox or steer, a castrated male.[citation needed] An oxtail typically weighs 2 to 4 lbs. (1–1.8 kg) and is skinned and cut into short lengths for sale.

Sep 12, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area
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3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

for sure busboys get tipped out and maybe bartenders + host. chefs/cooks do not

In California, tip pools, whether voluntary or mandatory, are generally permitted for restaurant employees as long as:
Tip pool participants are limited to those employees who contribute to the chain of service bargained for by the patron;
No employer or agent of the employer takes or receives any part of the tips intended for employees; and
The tips are distributed among the pool participants in a fair and reasonable manner.

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In 1998, the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) stated that those employees who provide “direct table service” may include waiters and waitresses, bus staff, bartenders, hosts and hostesses, and the maître d’. Employees who do not provide direct table service, such as dishwashers, cooks and chefs, cannot be included in the tip pooling arrangement. However, the definition of “chain of service."

However, the definition of “chain of service” has continued to be refined and evolve with more recent opinions both by DLSE and the courts. In 2005, another DLSE opinion regarding tip pools stated that employees eligible to participate in a tip pool included anyone who contributes to the “chain of service bargained for by the patron, pursuant to industry custom.” This opinion letter described the “chain of service” to include bussers, bartenders, hostesses, wine stewards and front-room chefs (e.g., chefs at a sushi bar or who prepare food at the patron’s table). The opinion reaffirmed that no employer or agent with the authority to hire or discharge any employee or supervise, direct, or control the acts of employees may collect, take, or receive any part of the gratuities intended for the employees as their own. In other words, despite any tip pool container as is often seen at Starbucks, the owner(s), manager(s), or supervisor(s) of the business can not participate in the tip pool, even if these individuals provide direct table service to a patron. Employers and their agents are strictly forbidden to participate in any tip pooling arrangement as set forth in Labor Code section 351:

http://www.calrest.org/employer-manda...

Sep 11, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

also, in these high end restaurants, are the tips pulled for the line cooks, prep chefs, etc or only for the waitstaff ???????
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IIRC this was against the law, so for some fucking reason waitstaff is outrageously over comp'ed compared to cooks/chefs. Someone in the restaurant industry please correct me if I'm wrong.

Sep 11, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

Ya'll are so generous, tipping people just because they do good work!

I'll be sure to start tipping my doctor for his good work too.

"thanks for the great prostate exam, here's a $50 spot. have a good lunch on me buddy!"

Sep 11, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area
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Movie Dining Etiquitte/Landmark Theatres, Westside pavillion

place things very carefully so that there is no extra room for things to fall over. It helps if you prepare the handbag first for such an adventure.

Sep 11, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Movie Dining Etiquitte/Landmark Theatres, Westside pavillion

women have bags. very, very large bags.

Roy's or other Hawaiian food in the L.A. area?

Oh man, Yelp reports Aloha Fridays sold to new owners and now everything is parcooked and teribad.

Sep 11, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Movie Dining Etiquitte/Landmark Theatres, Westside pavillion

The wifey once smuggled a #2 from InO complete with shake into a theater.

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

That's very nice of you!

I guess you don't fall into the "we tip servers to compensate for their terrible wages" camp.

Sep 11, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area

Going to make Porchetta. Want to get my pork belly and loin this weekend. Any good spots on the Westside you can recommend?

I've seen fresh pork belly @ whole foods.

Sep 11, 2014
ns1 in Los Angeles Area