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killed it at gjelina Sunday night though the wait was stupid

grilled sardine on bruschetta
chicken and duck liver pate
mustard greens salad w shaved parm
grilled broccolini with chili sauce
grilled mackerel
pork belly on corn grits and bok choy
pork collar w pesto
grilled oyster mushroom
blackberry cobbler or some such
guanciale pie
some 750ml Belgian beer

must haves are the pate, pork collar, and guanciale pizza

Gjelina's line is always stupid, although the food is usually fantastic. The way to do gjelina is leave yourself plenty of time (obviously), put your name in and give them your cell #, then walk down the street and have a drink somewhere else while you wait.
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For Chinese I like Mr. Chow's, which is an easy walk from the Beverly Hilton.
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Gjelina's line is always stupid, although the food is usually fantastic. The way to do gjelina is leave yourself plenty of time (obviously), put your name in and give them your cell #, then walk down the street and have a drink somewhere else while you wait.

ya i really dislike the venice crowd, most go to socialize and not for the food...this one couple was literally there for over an hour and forty five minutes

also seems it's become very touristy so that doesn't help as well, we did walk around but we should've got drinks at other room or something
post #2209 of 2244
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ya i really dislike the venice crowd, most go to socialize and not for the food...this one couple was literally there for over an hour and forty five minutes

also seems it's become very touristy so that doesn't help as well, we did walk around but we should've got drinks at other room or something

As a member of the Venice crowd, I hear you. smile.gif

You can avoid the more touristy element (but not the local hipster element) and still get pretty good food by heading over t0 Oscar's, Honoraria or Superba on Rose, or the new Superba place on Lincoln (just a couple blocks north of Lincoln). I'm also a fan of Sunny Spot on Washington. The food's just OK, but the drinks are good and it has a much more relaxed neighborhood vibe.

Shima, the sushi place more or less across the street from gjelina, is also good.
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and don't get me started on all the sandals everywhere

thanks for the recs, never tried sunny spot since it opened but i wasn't aware of those other places

might just get a couple of the pizzas to go from gjelina by calling in next time
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and don't get me started on all the sandals everywhere

thanks for the recs, never tried sunny spot since it opened but i wasn't aware of those other places

might just get a couple of the pizzas to go from gjelina by calling in next time

Hey man, it's the beach!

(I don't wear sandals.)

Gjelina take-away is also a good plan.
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you should come out next time, stella rosa is decent too

haven't been to axe since it burned down is it still good?
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you should come out next time, stella rosa is decent too

haven't been to axe since it burned down is it still good?

Sure, give me a heads-up.

I haven't eaten at Axe in years either. I hear mixed things from friends. Nice space, though.
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and don't get me started on all the sandals everywhere

No kidding…. lol8[1].gif I don't think being near the beach has anything to do with it!
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Anyone know if Bloomingdales in Beverley have Engineered Garments or Patrik Ervell?
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Anyone know if Bloomingdales in Beverley have Engineered Garments or Patrik Ervell?

I don't think they do.  Although the stockist list page on the Engineered Garments site isn't updated, so its possible.  We stock our E.G in our shop but aren't listed on the stockist page.  We're in Culver City.

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friend took me to cut in bh on saturday for my bday, never had any interest to go until recently where i heard their steaks were superior to the usual suspects (mortons, mastros, ruths chris) and i'm not much of a steak eater but this intrigued me...was pleasantly surprised by the casualness and apporachability of the place and wait staff, not stuffy or pretentious at all. we got a couple whiskys at side bar which was a huge ripoff at $50 for a dram of springbank 10 and your basic ardbeg

moving on, they brought us the breadsticks and gougeres (sp?) which were nice then the onion focaccia and pretzel breads we selected
kobe sashimi - pretty good
pork belly - oustanding
american wagyu and japanese wagyu - the best steaks i've ever had
fingerling potato wedges were alright as was the creamed spinach with egg
finished with the souffle and tea/coffee, they brought us tea cookies and more small treats

before our dinner came out wolfgang was going around greeting all the diners, we chatted him up for a few minutes, really nice guy

service was great and not overbearing, had to get taken out on a gurney
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Ruth's Chris is the Tory Burch of steakhouses.
post #2219 of 2244
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

friend took me to cut in bh on saturday for my bday, never had any interest to go until recently where i heard their steaks were superior to the usual suspects (mortons, mastros, ruths chris) and i'm not much of a steak eater but this intrigued me...was pleasantly surprised by the casualness and apporachability of the place and wait staff, not stuffy or pretentious at all. we got a couple whiskys at side bar which was a huge ripoff at $50 for a dram of springbank 10 and your basic ardbeg

moving on, they brought us the breadsticks and gougeres (sp?) which were nice then the onion focaccia and pretzel breads we selected
kobe sashimi - pretty good
pork belly - oustanding
american wagyu and japanese wagyu - the best steaks i've ever had
fingerling potato wedges were alright as was the creamed spinach with egg
finished with the souffle and tea/coffee, they brought us tea cookies and more small treats

before our dinner came out wolfgang was going around greeting all the diners, we chatted him up for a few minutes, really nice guy

service was great and not overbearing, had to get taken out on a gurney

Those gougeres alone are worth the trip.
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^that's what they say but I wasn't hardly impressed with them, perhaps I should have let them cool so they wouldn't have burned my mouth thereby rendering my taste buds non-operational...but the place was everything i was looking for in a restaurant for that particular night

cyc, well, ya
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