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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

b) they may need to step aside and go out of business.
their clientele will go to the surviving operations or to new operations that are able to pay a living wage to their employees.
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...and what happens to the laid off workers? Restaurants aren't magically going to open up their doors and hire additional staff when wages go up.

$15 minimum wage = great for anyone who can get a job.

May 26, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

I can also save tip money by not tipping.

May 24, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

Don't forget FICA + Workers Comp based on new, higher wages.

May 22, 2015
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LA Restaurateurs Think the $15 Minimum Wage Hike Spells Doom for the Industry

I love it, no longer a need to tip. Thanks City Council :thumbsup:

Favorite burger for $5 or less?

$6.50 as of 2014, so no dice.

May 20, 2015
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Aaron Franklin and Adam Perry Lang Unleashing Ultra-Exclusive BBQ Pop-Up

AHAHAHAHAHAAHH IT WAS $50 FOR THIS ARE YOU KIDDING ME

May 14, 2015
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Lunch in Venice area....?

"the night before it opened"

May 11, 2015
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Really good Thai food in OC?

The one near Knotts was around first, they expanded to GG, GG burned down, the one near Knotts moved to their current location in Stanton, and then the GG one reopenned.

This was all ~1999-2006?

Apr 24, 2015
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Is Littlefork still good since Travi's departure?

Travi left? wat? :(

Apr 23, 2015
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Shake Shack is coming

LOL thanks. that's an awesome link.

The cost
Shake Shack: Double Shack Burger was $7.99, fries $2.95 and vanilla shake $5.25 for a total of $17.50.

In-N-Out Burger: Double-Double was $3.35, fries $1.60 and vanilla shake $2.10 for a total of $7.62.

Note: One Double Shack Burger costs more than an entire meal at In-N-Out Burger.

Apr 22, 2015
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Shake Shack is coming

Perhaps InO was different 30-40 years ago?

Anyway, I know it sounds like it but I'm really not trying to change your mind. We all know how it is, you can only give a place so many tries before giving up on them.

Apr 21, 2015
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Porto's Recipe Changes?

Indeed...

Apr 21, 2015
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Shake Shack is coming

How did you get a frozen burger if they don't have freezer?

I mean seriously I've had hundreds of InO burgers and never once have I received an undercooked or cold burger. Consistency indeed.

Porto's Recipe Changes?

I'm starting to notice a large flavor change in the meat pies/potato balls - a much more pronounced olive flavor.

Anyone else?

Apr 21, 2015
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Shake Shack is coming

a double shack burger is 7.30, fries is 2.70, drink is $2. x 4 + tax = $50

InO #1 is what, $7.50 all in?

No a big deal if you're a 1%'er on CH but if you're relatively poor, shake shack is hella expensive.

I guess that's why their first location is in West Hollywood and not Boyle Heights.

And FWIW, I do like both. But sometimes I'm poor as hell and want a burger, and in those instances InO pwns.

Shake Shack is coming

4 people @ Shake Shack = $50, 4 people @ InO = $25-30

might not matter to you, but does matter to some.

Apr 21, 2015
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Korean BBQ in Koreatown for boisterous group of 15?

give oo-kook a call. not sure if they can do 15 but they got the rest covered.

Apr 19, 2015
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Vietnamese food in Little Saigon vs. SGV

as a little saigon expat I just assumed it was because little saigon is where the majority of vietnamese are.

I mean, you don't see many south vietnamese flags in SGV...

Apr 16, 2015
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Mori Sushi Premium Omakase + YOLO = YOLOmakase

I needed a towel after reading this post.

Apr 14, 2015
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Batterfish lunch

Sorry to hear that :( I'll have to circle back - no excuse for chewy.

And I did say to only get the FnC.

Apr 13, 2015
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Batterfish lunch

I vastly prefer Big Willie's over World Empanada.

Note: do not get anything else but the FnC here. Well, the fish/shrimp combo is good too but the shrimp are overpriced. The cheesesteak tastes like asada cheesesteak.

Apr 10, 2015
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Batterfish lunch

I was a regular for a year or two and I've never tried nor have I seen it with my own eyes.

Since they're a full blown liquor store, it seems unlikely that they would want to lose their liquor license.

But you know, there are few locations in SoCal where you can get FnC, 40's, and swishers all in one stop.

Oh wait, this is CH and we're classy now - they recently remodeled to include a craft beer fridge.

Apr 10, 2015
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Batterfish lunch

Personally I think so, esp for the price. It's like $10 for 4 pieces + steak fries style chips (ask for the well done). Random deli in a liquor store but IIRC the dude used to be a fishmonger for fish king.

I've certainly paid more for less.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/willies-grill...

Apr 10, 2015
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Batterfish lunch

have you been to Big Willie's in Burbank by chance?

Apr 10, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

"I went to Manhattan, walked into some random pizza joint and got a crappy slice" is a piss poor argument.
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Except that's not what happened to me. Every spot I went to was referred to me by local friends, yelp (4*+), or chowhound. And NY was not superior to LA on any of those.

So I'm still waiting for a cohesive argument about how LA cannot compare.

Apr 09, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

So then make a reasonable argument about how "LA cannot compare to NY with regards to the holy trinity". Because I tried to verify that myself and the theory fell flat on it's face.

Apr 08, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

That's because they are. I'm an NYC transplant - been living in LA for fifteen years and absolutely love it but it cannot compare in terms of the holy trinity:
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what you mean is, "these 4 bagel shops are far superior to anything in CA, as well as these 5 pizza joints, and NYC has a lot of Jewish delis but only 3 that matter. The rest are par or worse."

Apr 07, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

I call BS on bagels and pizza. And I went to NY on a pilgrimage like a dumbass because the internet told me real bagels and pizza were located in NY.

Apr 07, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

lame chicken and rice
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yet for some damn reason it cannot be copied over here, and all attempts have been futile failures.

Apr 07, 2015
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Beef ramen in LA? So over tonkotsu.

Apr 03, 2015
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