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al pastor

the best I've had are on a taco truck in city of industry..if you take 10 Fwy East to Peck rd north exit..then an immediate right on valley..it's down about a mile on the left next to a strip club..you'll see the line!
it's all business with these folks...
worth the drive...
LB
ps. the vineland drive-in movie is right around the corner..one of my dog's favorite acitivities

Sep 17, 2008
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Beachcomber Malibu vs. Malibu Pier Club

DREADFUL experience at Pier Club tonight...service was insanely bad. I started feeling ill from a way-overcooked burger (ordered medium rare) and waiter (who had been nowhere to be found our whole meal) suddenly rushed up with the check and made no effort to bring a manager over, or see what the problem was. I was so shook up I paced the parking lot for an hour before I could drive back to town...
Used to love Alice's restaurant, and the setting is gorgeous there..but the food is grossly overpriced, the wait staff seem on another planet, and the place seems doomed...
I hear from malibu locals the fancier main restaurant inside is struggling..not suprised after tonight.
was really hoping for great things...
very sad.
LB

Sep 06, 2008
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Fresh-carved cold turkey sandwich?

astros on fletcher in silverlake.
jerry's deli in studio city.

LB

Aug 21, 2008
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

"Defensive dining" suggestions for Musso & Frank?

took by bud from chicago last saturday night...he loved the beef stroganoff, and I had a great (but overpriced) Chiffonade Seafood salad..nice shrimp and chunks of lobster with thousand island.
the waiters are hilarious..they live on some other planet..only 'stop by' occasionally..would turn some off, but maybe part of the charm...go with a sense of humor.
avoid all pasta dishes..
LB

Aug 19, 2008
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Flapjacks in LA

Musso and Frank's or a plane ticket to Ann Sather's on Belmont in Chi Town!

LB

May 27, 2008
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Best Indian in Studio City?

Bollywood is nasty..I live in SC, and if I want to be reminded of the great and varied Indian food all over the UK (where I used to live), I truck down to Artesia.
They do it up right there...just get off the 91 and drive south on Pioneer..roll down your windows, and follow your nose!

LB

May 27, 2008
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

My list of best kabobs

Traktir Russian at Santa Monica and Crescent Heights has the bomb chicken kabob..
great lamb soup, as well. Russian deli next door has sinful dessert treats.

LB

Feb 29, 2008
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Best Fish 'n Chips in LA?

Brits Pub near PCC in E. Pasadena (on Colorado) by far best I've had in LA...
Great fish...

LB

Feb 08, 2008
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Tuna Fish Sandwich

sweet tuna at Jerry's deli...
curry tuna sammie at say cheese silverlake..
great tuna salads at healthyca in noho...
+ vivian's studio city...
fish 'burger' at airstream century city...brilliant spices.
apple pan...
house of pies hollywood...try tuna club.

LB

Dec 06, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Vitello's Studio City

Good point..Don't care for their chicken parm, either...veal picata is very nice though (portion could impove), and the minestrone is excellent..I think they have a nice white fish too...my wife loves their ricotta cheesecake.

LB

Nov 01, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Vitello's Studio City

Recently I re-discovered this 'old friend', and was really blown away by how well-run this place has become. It has an ambiance unlike anything else I have found here in LA...and reminds me more of a Chicago or NY neighborhood vibe. Locals seem to thrive on just going there to let go and have fun. The more the 'red', the louder it can get..but the high ceilings absorb even the most 'fun customers' chatter. The little stretch of Tujunga it sits on seems to be lost (thankfully) to touristas.
The minestrone is excellent, and most of the entrees (like veal and pasta dishes) are first-rate.
But the thing that impresses most, is the fact the people who run it are all over even the slightest problem. One night my meat sauce was slightly salty, and the manager rushed the dish into the kitchen..tasted the sauce himself (said he agreed), and brought me something much better..with an offer of a free dessert.
Their 'care factor' is not something I've run into much anywhere else.
I like it.

LB

Oct 31, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Vegetable Soup

actually, Astro on Fletcher in SL does a great veggie soup..service can be uneven.
I think they serve it everyday.
Palermo on Vermont does a good minestrone too...

LB

Oct 31, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Why do I bother with the Back Door Bakery??

best breakfast quesadilla in LA...the 'apple ugly' is nice, as well...
did you complain to the owners (the nice husband and wife)?..they seem most gracious.
I do think they have a big turnover of staff...

LB

Oct 24, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Mushroom Pizza

Caiotti on Tujunga in Studio City...

LB

Oct 22, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Alaskan King Crab Legs, please

we used to love captain jack's, but last time there crab was like rubber..staff and manager couldn't have cared less...
will not be back.

LB

Oct 16, 2007
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Best Breakfast in LA?

square one is great..phil the owner is most gracious...the breakfast quesadilla at backdoor is awesome (great grilled veggies)..and I also like breakfast burrito at mustard seed on hillhurst...again, nice grilled veggies..
late night, pacific dining car downtown for steak and eggs, and blueberry pancakes!
auntie em's eagle rock does a mean bagel with egg dish, vegetable pie and fresh salads with corn and various veggies..best on weekdays (less crowded)

LB

Oct 07, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Middle Eastern in Hollywood - Carousel vs. Marouch?

marouch is good, but rather over-priced IMO....Glendale Caroussel is best (esp lentil soup)..but one on Hollywood has great cabbage salads, feta and grilled kabobs...
LB

Oct 07, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Top 10 Delis in LA

brents, brents and brents...
nothing else even close.

LB

Oct 01, 2007
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Skaf's Grill, now in double vision!

hummus at laurel canyon skaf's IS best anywhere....IMO

LB

Sep 27, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Nice Breakfast Near Universal Studios?

'waitress special' at VIVIAN's on Ventura and Vineland is awesome..patio dining too, if you wish.
LB

Sep 27, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

It's LA County Fair Time...

went last night...had great time..especially watching the animals...esp the newborns.
food wise, fried oreos, roasted corn on the cob, pork chop on a stick (sorry little pigglets) and the huge corn dogs were all very tasty...
chicken patty in a krispee kreme disgusting, as was the egg roll on a stick...
turkey legs were everywhere, but didn't get the chance..
funnel cakes looked good, but lines were too long...
overall, a really pleasant time..was impressed at how well things run there, and how cordial the masses of people actually were to one another...
one tip, always look down..those baby trams can be deadly...
LB

Sep 24, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Poll: What restaurants do you eat in most often?

Shabu Shabu House little tokyo
Yabu for curry chicken Soba and marinated eggplant
fire grilled fish and chicken at Sparks studio City
Pug Burger at Hungry Cat
Lobster Salad at Aroma Cafe Studio City
Iced Green Tea (w/o sugar) at Starbucks new drive-thru ;) in north hollywood
Pantry breakfasts
Breakfast and cobblers at Auntie Em's
Dressing Room salads
Leonors great veggie sandwiches
Killer salads at HealthCa in North Hollywood (weekdays)!!!!
Fish tacos and big shrimp cocktails at Taco Nazo in City of Industry (on the way to taking our dog to drive-in movies...he loves ones with animals in starring roles)
Breakfast burritos at Del Taco, Mustard Seed, Villa Carona and Corner Cottage
Chicken kabobs and lamb soup at Traktir Russian WLA
Hummus at Skaf's N Hollywood
Kobe Burger (sans cheese) at Tops drive thru E Pasadena (on Colorado)
Lox and eggs and rubens at Brent's
Jit Lada, and Yai thai hollywood
White Tuna sushi at Sushi Dan Studio City....
Spicy Tuna roll at Noshi LA

LB

Sep 22, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

What should I order from Casa Bianca?

sausage pizza has great fennel-infused flavor..you can't go wrong!

LB

Sep 22, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Best Breakfast Burritos

Amazingly, the new shredded beef and egg breakfast burrito at Del Taco is excellent..especially without cheese slopped on....they do it 11 pm to 11 am.
I don't suggest trying to navigate on the freeway while dining on it...it is JUICY.

LB

Sep 10, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Tres Leches at Portos???

just ate at valley portos tonight..hadn't been for ages..potato balls, sw steak salad and
guava cheese pastry were all fabulous...my two clients loved their cuban sandwiches too...staff were warm and helpful..just wish they'd stay open later!

LB

Sep 06, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

What is the best Indian restaurant in LA?

that British pub on E Colorado in Pasadena (near PCC) does a great curry sauce with chips..their fish n' chips are some of the best in town too..

LB

Aug 21, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

What is the best Indian restaurant in LA?

like the cauliflower frankie at bombay, and paru is a neighborhood fave..india restaurant in artesia ...99% indian clientele...consistently good and authentic (by london standards,where I spent many years..and where Indian food is WILDLY inconsistent)..sadly, didn't have a chowhounds to help then!!
avoid electric lotus and Makkah...

LB

Aug 20, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

quirky coffeehouses

Ramon at Sabor is a terrific guy and long-time patron of the arts, as well...
they make strong and delicious coffee drinks...worth the trip!!

LB

Aug 18, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Nice restaurant for fish in Pasadena

Cameron's Fish is very good..esp like the scallops and trout...wait staff and management always seem to be 'doing something else more important', however...
Firefly in S Pas does a wicked southern style catfish..
Gerlach's great 4 2 go...
Tons of great choices if you go a bit south to Alhambra, Monterey Park and San Gabriel for phenomenal Chinese seafood...
many posts here about that.

LB

Aug 18, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area

Best Chicago Style Pizza and Italian Beef

I am from Chicago...and had more than my share of great deep-dish pizza there..I also happen to love the sausage pizza at Casa Bianca..and it has the feel of a neighborhood Chicago joint..it is not, however, much like Uno, Due, Salerno's, or any of the other great Chicago joints' deep dish.
the crust at Zelo is closer (given the corn meal)..but his corn pizza is extraordinary by ANY standard...

LB

Aug 14, 2007
limaboy in Los Angeles Area