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post #2116 of 2328
^depends what you're looking for. he picked that spot bc it was supposed to be good for the price and it was...it's really small, we had to wait 45 mins, bar is tiny, not a place to mingle and meet chicks, brentwood crowd, sushi is straightforward and good...it's not mindblowing but just good food for a reasonable price, i paid 66 with tip which I think was worth it, left full. It's ok for a date spot if you two are craving sushi but it won't by any means impress anybody (this location) and i don't really like bh kn lol

The italian joint is solid, love the space it's just very LA in it's purest, distilled form.
post #2117 of 2328
Sugarfish doesn't take reservations so yeah it can be a pain if it's busy and you have to wait... but if you go a little early-ish, maybe 6:30-7 on a Tuesday or Wednesday you should be able to grab a seat right away. In short though, yes definitely worth a visit!
post #2118 of 2328
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Laurel Hardware last night, good spot. Pork ribs were great, lolli pop sprouts (baked brussels sprouts), and the burger were my my favorites. Got a few other dishes, but those three were the best. Solid drink menu.

Checked out the new Unionmade at the grove today. Normally stay as far as humanly possible away from the grove, but their new spot is great, and the fact that it is kinda hidden off the main part of the Grove is nice. Better selections than their brentwood store, which really isn't that great anyway. Might now actually have a reason to go to the Grove.

I like the grove, mostly because I love the Framers Market. Every time I go I lament the fact I'm not there all the time.
post #2119 of 2328
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I like the grove, mostly because I love the Framers Market. Every time I go I lament the fact I'm not there all the time.


I'm in Spencer's camp on the Grove. I love the Farmers' Market, but the horrible experience of driving to, parking at, and walking through the Grove often discourages me from going. I do miss being able to walk there from the office when I worked in mid-Wilshire.

Had dinner last night at Casa Ado on Washington (that last block of Washington before the beach where Hinano and Bin 73 are.) Nice place. Same folks that own Ado over on Main, but it's a bit more casual and a bit cheaper. Comfortable place to go for some good pasta and wine without hassle and without spending a lot. Food was good, service was very friendly. Maybe not a destination spot if you live in Atwater Village, but a really solid choice if you're in the Venice/MDR/Santa Monica area.
post #2120 of 2328
Not sure if it's been mentioned here, but I've been digging a new sushi spot (for me) Shunji. It's in the Mori area, and Shunji-san specializes in cooked dishes as well as nigiri, but his rice, fish, and especially crustaceans are out of this world. He's only one of two itamae that I've seen used freshly grated wasabi for everything (usually it's served as a side, but Shunji-san uses it under the fish as does Hiro-san from Urasawa). That attention to detail is infused in all the food, you can tell.

That said, it's more of a Japanese business-person hang-out in some ways, and the bathrooms are outside the restaurant (no joke).
post #2121 of 2328
Thanks for the tip, I'm gonna check that out.
post #2122 of 2328
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I'm in Spencer's camp on the Grove. I love the Farmers' Market, but the horrible experience of driving to, parking at, and walking through the Grove often discourages me from going. I do miss being able to walk there from the office when I worked in mid-Wilshire.
when we first moved to la back in the mid-80s we lived in park labrea, right across the street from teh farmers market. it was heaven. third street was full of funky little junk shops. we could get out of our cars friday afternoon and not get back in until monday morning. spent SO many saturdays with a box of bob's donuts and a latte.
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Besides Barneys, Traffic Men, H. Lorenzo. What are some places to shop for brands like APC, Acne, Band of Outsiders, BLK DNM, CDG, Engineered Garments, Our Legacy, N&F, Raf Simons, Rag and Bone, Robert Geller?

post #2124 of 2328

Mohawk General Store, Steven Alan, American Rag is what I can think of off the top of my head. 

 

LA Weekly put out an article titled 10 Essential L.A. Restaurants Where You Can Eat For Under $10

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Fred Segal
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Besides Barneys, Traffic Men, H. Lorenzo. What are some places to shop for brands like APC, Acne, Band of Outsiders, BLK DNM, CDG, Engineered Garments, Our Legacy, N&F, Raf Simons, Rag and Bone, Robert Geller?

Fred Segal
post #2126 of 2328
Opening ceremony as well
Ron Herman in melrose Fred segal
post #2127 of 2328
Had to take care of some stuff near little tokyo last week, tried Sushi Gen for lunch. Not bad for $15, but I was expecting a bit more. And Cafe Dulce's HK milk tea is most definitely not HK milk tea. A bit insulting...

Can I not find legitimate HK milk tea in all of OC?

Looks like there are a lot of good restaurants right around there, so I hope to drive up again soon.
post #2128 of 2328
Had the lamb barbacoa at My Taco on York the other day. So good. I like the gentrification happening around here, but I'll be bummed if all these cheap Mexican spots get driven out of the neighborhood.

BTW, is "lamb barbacoa" redundant? In Dallas (and maybe all of Texas) the barbacoa is beef, but that may be a regional oddity.
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in SF the gourmet mex places seems to be co-existing with the traditional taquerias. at least the good ones seem to still be thriving. It's probably more about real estate and lease agreements than food quality tho.  I have to admit there's something nice about having the option of top-shelf margarita and grass fed carne asada tacos.  /: yuppiehipster

post #2130 of 2328
check out the new grand central market sometime. early visit, went to my favorite taco stand (tacos a tomas) and had a wonderful taco plate for $5 (2 buche tacos, enough for 2 people). stopped by Valerie's for a cookie afterward (chocolate chip, thin), $4.50. i love some of the new stands -- sticky rice, horsethief, dtla cheese -- but hope it doesn't go the way of the ferry building.
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