or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread - Page 144

post #2146 of 2286
Quote:
Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

lakers baby, lakers.
and if any of you happen to be at this end of downtown, i'd also recommend a stop at maccheroni republic -- really good pasta and an affordable price, very much like aneighborhood trattoria in italy -- and baco mercat, which enough has been written about, but is still really good.

Seconded. I ate there (with foodguy) a while back. Good stuff.
post #2147 of 2286
Quote:
Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

lakers baby, lakers.
and if any of you happen to be at this end of downtown, i'd also recommend a stop at maccheroni republic -- really good pasta and an affordable price, very much like aneighborhood trattoria in italy...

Thirded. Amazing pasta and quite affordable. Also, talked to the waiter about their alcohol policy and until they get a license, you can bring your own bottle and they will serve it to you under the radar (dinner only). No corkage fee, which makes this place even better.
Edited by acecow - 3/13/14 at 2:44pm
post #2148 of 2286
My father is searching for high-rise classical jeans, but he is very picky about the fit. He's willing to spend up to $150. Nothing at the typical malls satisfies him. Where could I recommend him to look? Nothing fancy or trendy, he's unbearably old-fashioned.
post #2149 of 2286
Dyer and Jenkins downtown? They only have a web store but I emailed them once and you can visit their warehouse to try stuff on. I never made it down there but they were pretty responsive. Or lvc 501 repros if you can find those in his price range.
post #2150 of 2286
Quote:
Originally Posted by gnu View Post

I'll agree with El Tepeyac, place is awesome. Also really like this place I ran across in Glendale called Victoria's Tacos and Grill. Its out by Golden Road Brewery on San Fernando. Kind of out of the way but pretty bomb.

El Tepeyac is good, but they don't make Norcal-style burritos (which I consider to be a good thing).

That stretch of San Fernando Road is actually full of good taquerias. Victoria's is good and makes an awesome breakfast burrito, and El Sauz (two blocks further west on San Fernando) has really good carne asada. Then there is Mi Lindo Sinaloa on the corner of Los Feliz and San Fernando for seafood (and I think they have a liquor license).

But I prefer a place a few blocks away--El Toro on Colorado, a couple of blocks west of the Glendale Galleria. El Toro has awesome meats--the best IMHO are the al pastor and lengua. They also put together a really good torta and have a good milanesa plate one or two nights a week.
post #2151 of 2286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baron View Post

Dyer and Jenkins downtown? They only have a web store but I emailed them once and you can visit their warehouse to try stuff on. I never made it down there but they were pretty responsive. Or lvc 501 repros if you can find those in his price range.

Thank you for this. It might actually be the place for him.
post #2152 of 2286
Quote:
Originally Posted by acecow View Post

My father is searching for high-rise classical jeans, but he is very picky about the fit. He's willing to spend up to $150. Nothing at the typical malls satisfies him. Where could I recommend him to look? Nothing fancy or trendy, he's unbearably old-fashioned.

American rag denim side has a ton of options to try, should be a few pairs that work for him? Maybe Barneys?
post #2153 of 2286
Also check out La Villa Cafe on the corner of Chevy Chase and Brunswick, down the street from El Sauz. Really good hole in the wall, and super cheap.
post #2154 of 2286
If you haven't already, you should try Fusion Burger on York in Highland Park. Interior is quite lacking, but the burgers are great. clearly influenced by umami and a few bucks cheaper.
post #2155 of 2286
Anyone going to the ramen show in SGV this weekend?

post #2156 of 2286
Quote:
Originally Posted by ysb View Post

Anyone going to the ramen show in SGV this weekend?

not going, but hopefully they do a better job with the planning.  I heard the last one in Torrance was insane, hours to just get in, then hours to wait on a stand.

post #2157 of 2286
Quote:
Originally Posted by gramercyyork View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by ysb View Post

Anyone going to the ramen show in SGV this weekend?


not going, but hopefully they do a better job with the planning.  I heard the last one in Torrance was insane, hours to just get in, then hours to wait on a stand.

After the last Torrance one, I swore never to go to another one.
post #2158 of 2286
Quote:
Originally Posted by retronotmetro View Post


After the last Torrance one, I swore never to go to another one.

I think they just didn't expect such a turnout.  I find food festivals tough to enjoy, tons of people, traffic.  The ramen burger thing they had in Torrance, I saw the lines, they said it was 4 hours.  That's nuts.

post #2159 of 2286
I went.

They said 2 hour wait to get in. Not to get food, just to get into the building.

I left.
post #2160 of 2286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Baron View Post

I've been to the new Grand Central market a few times now. I had breakfast at Eggslut a few weeks ago. It was pretty good but almost too rich for me. It's not something I could eat that often. I'll go to your taco stand next time.


As for San Francisco style burritos - I don't like them so I'm not help. I like the burritos at Cacao Mexicatessin in Eagle Rock, speaking of yuppiehipster gourmet Mexican. The Duck Carnitas, the cochinita, the Hongos - everything I've tried was great. I still prefer those things as tacos so maybe not relevant.

I like the style of burrito with refried beans and a stew like Chile Verde, or Guisado de Res or picadillo. I've found some places in Texas that make those, and some in LA though Burrito King on Hyperion is gone. I don't want too many ingredients in a burrito.
I tried Eggslut because my friend wanted to go. I thought it was highly overrated. I was still hungry when we left.

Had Mr. Pizza in Little Tokyo yesterday. The pizza was pretty good:
Sour creme dressing on bacon, potato wedges, crunched nacho chips and crust is corn bread. Cheat meal well spent.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread