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Friends visiting from England and Italy- where to eat?

Both friends had never seen such a pie, so they both enjoyed it! Of course, our Italian friend would never consider it true "pizza"!

Friends visiting from England and Italy- where to eat?

We didn't end up going out for brunch. We picked these places mostly out of convenience location-wise to where we were sight-seeing. Our friends seemed to love every meal!

Apr 03, 2015
veee in Los Angeles Area
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Friends visiting from England and Italy- where to eat?

We ended up having Korean food twice (Chung ki wa and some place on Sawtelle), Chicago-style pizza from Hollywood Pies, and Salvadorean food at Jaragua. They loved it. Thanks for the new ideas though- we will keep them in mind for next time!

Friends visiting from England and Italy- where to eat?

Thanks everyone! Larry's in Venice (we really liked Waterloo) and Mercado (might be a bit over budget but I wanted to take them to a Mexican restaurant) look great. We'll see what they want to do once they arrive!

Feb 26, 2015
veee in Los Angeles Area

Friends visiting from England and Italy- where to eat?

I was thinking BLD or Sycamore Kitchen for brunch... maybe a Korean restaurant that is non-BBQ, so there might be a few vegetarian options... although it might be tricky to be sure there is no seafood in some of the dishes.

A restaurant with a view or near the beach would be fantastic...

Feb 22, 2015
veee in Los Angeles Area

Friends visiting from England and Italy- where to eat?

We have an English and an Italian friend visiting us next weekend. One is vegetarian and the other is allergic to all seafood. We (the hosts) are adventurous eaters and do not necessarily want to go to an all vegetarian, seafood-free place.

We are looking for great brunch and dinner places that will highlight California cuisine but meet their dietary restrictions, and also be affordable. In other words, brunch <$20-25/person and dinner <$30/person.

We will mostly be sight-seeing mid-city and on the westside.

Feb 20, 2015
veee in Los Angeles Area

Affordable Birthday Bash Mid-City?

Total costs <$20/pp... for a Saturday lunch, which will probably include non-alcoholic beverages only.

Sep 24, 2013
veee in Los Angeles Area

Affordable Birthday Bash Mid-City?

Looking for a comfortable, casual private room for a 1st year birthday party lunch, where toddlers can have free range, but where adults can also enjoy good food.

About 35 adults expected. <$20 per person would be great. Mid-city.

Looked at previous threads but most of the suggests are on the westside or too expensive.

Sep 24, 2013
veee in Los Angeles Area

Doughboy's seating?

Would Doughboy's have room for two babies for weekend brunch?

Aug 15, 2013
veee in Los Angeles Area

best brunch mid-city to east-LA-ish

Thanks! So do we order at the counter at Sycamore, instead of at the table?

Aug 06, 2013
veee in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - August 2013 [old]

I can't pinpoint one thing that made the chimichurri rice terrible... the texture was off... the tomatoes were soggy. The flavor combination just didn't fit my tastes...

Aug 06, 2013
veee in Chains

Kid Friendly breakfast and lunch in Santa Monica?

Are there high-chairs available in the outdoor area at the Brentwood Country Mart?

Aug 05, 2013
veee in Los Angeles Area

best brunch mid-city to east-LA-ish

What is QSR?

Aug 05, 2013
veee in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - August 2013 [old]

The chimichurri rice in the frozen section is the most disgusting thing I have ever had from TJs.

Nay on the orange chicken too... don't know why so many people like this.

Yay on the seafood blend... we like to make paella with it, along with their Soy Chorizo. Quick and easy.

Aug 05, 2013
veee in Chains

best brunch mid-city to east-LA-ish

Great thanks! Any advice on how busy they normally get on the weekends? Do we need to take reservations for a group of about 8?

Aug 05, 2013
veee in Los Angeles Area

best brunch mid-city to east-LA-ish

Any additional thoughts on Luna Park for brunch?

I've only been once for dinner many years ago and thought it was great... would it be baby-friendly for weekend brunch?

Aug 05, 2013
veee in Los Angeles Area

Baby/toddler-friendly non-chain restaurants?

Is Golden State really stroller-friendly? We have a young infant that we are trying to dine-out with... how busy would Golden State be at noon on a Sunday?

Jan 29, 2013
veee in Los Angeles Area

fun, casual birthday dinner

saturday evening for 6 people.
i'm not a huge fan of persian... thai and pretty much everything else would be good.

Oct 25, 2012
veee in Los Angeles Area

fun, casual birthday dinner

Suggestions for a foodie birthday dinner location either in Mid-City or Westside that would be affordable... ~$10-15 per person without drinks?

Friendly place for older adults (i.e. not too loud)

Oct 25, 2012
veee in Los Angeles Area

best steakhouse for those of us with a budget

I read through several older threads about the best steakhouse in LA, price no object...
but what about those of us who are a little more budget-conscious?

I looked up the online menus for Wolfgang's and Cut, and both do not display their prices... what would be the average cost per person (without drinks) at these places?

Looking for a good steakhouse where we can spend <$40/person (just for the entree/sides).

Thanks!

Jun 06, 2012
veee in Los Angeles Area

last minute reservation at a tapas restaurant?

many of these places don't take reservations... what is Yamadaya like for walk-ins on a Friday night?

Feb 16, 2012
veee in Los Angeles Area

last minute reservation at a tapas restaurant?

yay I was able to get reservations for 7pm at Red Medicine. this might be a bit too early but it's a good Plan A. thanks for all the suggestions!

Feb 16, 2012
veee in Los Angeles Area

last minute reservation at a tapas restaurant?

No reasonable reservations available at Rustic Canyon nor Manhattan Beach Post. Are these places doable as walk-ins?

Feb 16, 2012
veee in Los Angeles Area

last minute reservation at a tapas restaurant?

we were just at Lukshon and Sunny Spot doesn't have any tables until 10:30pm. :(

Feb 16, 2012
veee in Los Angeles Area

last minute reservation at a tapas restaurant?

We're looking for a reservation for 3 for tomorrow night (Friday), at a fun unique restaurant on the west side. I really wanted to try Picca because our guest likes tapas, but their only availability is 6pm (too early) or 9:45pm (too late).

Any recommendations for a place with great food, ethnic preferred, fun drinks and atmosphere, on the westside that we could get a reservation for tomorrow night? We have an out-of-town guest so anything that highlights LA would be great.

Feb 16, 2012
veee in Los Angeles Area

birthday dinner for mom? mid-city

we are looking for a nice restaurant to take my mom for her birthday, this sunday. near mid-city/hollywood/west-hollywood/beverly/3rd area.

we currently have reservations for Lucques' Sunday Supper, which seems like a great deal, but i wanted another option because some people in our group have already been there. we've also been to Eva for their sunday dinner.

thought about Hatfield's, but seems a bit out of our price range.

Feb 09, 2012
veee in Los Angeles Area

Favorites at JAR as of late?

i've had just about the worst service i've ever experienced at Jar and will never be back.

Nov 30, 2011
veee in Los Angeles Area

best brunch mid-city to east-LA-ish

i've really enjoyed Square One but looking for a new place that hopefully won't have a ridiculous line on the weekend...

been to Toast, Doughboy's, Grub, Blu Jam, and Griddle Cafe.

looking for something better, in this general vicinity, or a little more east.

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Blu Jam Cafe
7371 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Nov 21, 2011
veee in Los Angeles Area

Hollywood Pies - FINALLY some decent Chicago Pizza in LA

tried it again last night and actually the crust was much much better! not so crunchy and hard this time around! DELISH.

Nov 13, 2011
veee in Los Angeles Area

Need a nice lunch spot between miracle mile and santa monica

was not that impressed with their burgers... but they win the award for over-the-top burgers! i had the spicy tuna on top burger. amazing in concept...

Nov 11, 2011
veee in Los Angeles Area