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post #256 of 2329
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Sorry Please Respond,

But -1 for Griddle Cafe. The foot albeit good is not excellent and is a tourtist trap on top of it.

Is there really such thing as "excellent" breakfast food? They have French Press coffee, thick cut bacon, I've always found the patronage to be "Young Hollywood" as opposed to a tourist trap ala Saddle Ranch.

They have great chili, the french toast (just the regular french toast) is amazing and it's always a fun place to go. Again though, I'm never one to suggest that any breakfast type food is ever going to be excellent. It's breakfast food. But as far as eggs, pancakes, french toast, good coffee... The Griddle Hits the mark. Besides, the owner, a woman, drives a 911 997 GT3 and for that alone +5.

But you have my agreement, it's nothing to do cartwheels about.
post #257 of 2329
I am always up for a good steak and Peter Lugers is one of my must visit restaurants when I got to NY so I got to check Wolgangs Steaks one of these days.
post #258 of 2329
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Hi shelly! Not in San Francisco this fall?

no, i graduated so i'm back in la
when's the rager?!?
post #259 of 2329
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I am always up for a good steak and Peter Lugers is one of my must visit restaurants when I got to NY so I got to check Wolgangs Steaks one of these days.

Surprised you didn't know about this place.

I think the best bacon and egg breakfast I've had was at the viceroy palm springs. As simple as it the taste was the best out of any other places. Dupars is pretty good, pancakes off the chain.

I really like crepes for dessert and the nutella/banana one at BLD is excellent.

Also, il tram has an excellent nutella croissant with strawberries and bananas. Always a must when I eat there. Also plus rep since they have orangina.
post #260 of 2329
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Surprised you didn't know about this place.

Yah, when it comes to steaks I usually just go to Mortons or Flemings just because it is more readily available here in the Valley.
post #261 of 2329
finally went to the spice station yesterday. it's like walking into marco polo's dry pantry. left with a bunch of arrowroot, fenugreek, coriander, whole cloves, chervil, and fleur de sel, for about $11. highly recommended.

http://www.spicestationsilverlake.com/
post #262 of 2329
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Originally Posted by Please Respond View Post
Is there really such thing as "excellent" breakfast food? .

yes, the creme brulee french toast at Julienne. It's like in its own category of food.
post #263 of 2329
Thre french toast at Madame Matisse in Silver Lake is pretty damn good, too. There's a good brunch at Canele in Atwater Village. I like dinner there, too.



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when's the rager?!?

You didn't hear there's a baby living at my house now? He put the kibosh on the ragers
post #264 of 2329
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There's a good brunch at Canele in Atwater Village. I like dinner there, too.


+1
post #265 of 2329
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yes, the creme brulee french toast at Julienne. It's like in its own category of food.
Monte Cristo @ Black Cow Montrose. heeeellllyes. Also, french toast @ Square One. Taking Lobster there for that one. Baron, really enjoy dinner at Canele, too. Too bad that Cuban place down the street is so average. Had high hopes for it.
post #266 of 2329
I like Square One a lot.
post #267 of 2329
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Monte Cristo @ Black Cow Montrose. heeeellllyes.

Also, french toast @ Square One. Taking Lobster there for that one.

Baron, really enjoy dinner at Canele, too. Too bad that Cuban place down the street is so average. Had high hopes for it.

That Cuban place is very forgettable. Not sure how they stay in business as it always looks empty. Also, Square One is great, with a nice view of the giant blue Scientology building. Excellent bacon.
post #268 of 2329
Have you been to El Floridita over on Fountain and Vine? Place is somewhat of an 1980s Tony Montana time warp but the food is really on point. It's what you'd expect from a place like Versailles except that it delivers. Highly recommend the masitas de puerco. I can only do Square One for breakfast. Lunch is just a Scientologist/medical worker/hipster zoo.
post #269 of 2329
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Have you been to El Floridita over on Fountain and Vine? Place is somewhat of an 1980s Tony Montana time warp but the food is really on point. It's what you'd expect from a place like Versailles except that it delivers. Highly recommend the masitas de puerco.

I can only do Square One for breakfast. Lunch is just a Scientologist/medical worker/hipster zoo.

LOL, and you have the balls to criticize my restaurant choices.. El Floridita is so mediocre it hurts. Granted it's better than that piece of shit Versailles monstrosity but that doesn't say much.

El Floridita has mediocre everything...

There used to be a good Cuban restaurant on Pico across from Roscoe's Chicken and Waffle but it closed. They're also used to be another decent one, Havanah on Sunset, but it also closed.

And Porto's is more of a bakery despite the fact they have good croquetas and Pan Con Lechon.

To be honest, the best Cuban I've found in LA that still exists is near LAX. It's called Havana Mania in Redondo Beach.

The only qualification I have to rate Cuban food is that I lived in Miami for over 10 years. Of course, according to Whodini, that is the equivalent of a Mexican liking Taco Bell ??!?? But, whatever. I would also guess that a New Yorker wouldn't know good pizza or bagels.
post #270 of 2329
My number one recommendation for a restaurant you all should try: And I hesistate giving this name away because it's small and hard to get a reservation and I dread the day I won't be able to eat regularly cause it's toobusy.

KA GA YA it's the best Shabu Shabu anywhere I've ever eaten. They have 3 levels of Shabu starting at $50 (it's a price fix meal including soup, desert, appetizers, etc) Wagyu for $100 and going all the way up to $150 for Premium Wagyu.

Sit at the bar if you have the chance and watch the owner, Masa, prepare the compliment courses. He hand grinds his own wasabe from the expensive root and also hand grinds his own salt. He prepares these amazing dishes that go along with the Shabu that I can't even begin to describe. His Goma and Ponzu sauce are the best I've tasted and the staff is extremely warm and helpful.
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