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post #2821 of 2979

Made the trek to Trois Familia in Silverlake from WLA this past weekend because I figured most of the hipsters would be at Coachella.  It was great.  I enjoyed the beet tostada, double decker potato tacos, and churro french toast the most.  We also had the chicken milanese, poached omelette burrito, avocado citrus salad, and a cold brew horchatta late.

post #2822 of 2979
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

Beach bro, I grew up in the Valley. As long as the temperature stays under 110 I'm good.

Make sure you get here and take the gf on a paddle boat ride while you're living in EP. They did a really nice job with the restoration.

http://www.echoparknow.com/2013/07/21/take-a-ride-on-the-waters-of-echo-park-lake/comment-page-1/
post #2823 of 2979
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Originally Posted by jlchau View Post

Made the trek to Trois Familia in Silverlake from WLA this past weekend because I figured most of the hipsters would be at Coachella.  It was great.  I enjoyed the beet tostada, double decker potato tacos, and churro french toast the most.  We also had the chicken milanese, poached omelette burrito, avocado citrus salad, and a cold brew horchatta late.

I had heard about Trois Familia and dismissed it. Was almost swayed by your recommendation and their menu. Until I got to the $7 horchata. Ludo can suck it if he thinks I'm shelling out $7 for a horchata (and I love horchata).

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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Make sure you get here and take the gf on a paddle boat ride while you're living in EP. They did a really nice job with the restoration.

http://www.echoparknow.com/2013/07/21/take-a-ride-on-the-waters-of-echo-park-lake/comment-page-1/

Echo Park looks like that now? $wank. I only have vague memories of walking around there as a kid and it smelling like rot.
post #2824 of 2979

went to a near-empty L'Assiette on Melrose tonight; as a Frenchie I still think high-end steak-frites is kinda dumb, but that sous-vide beef is close to perfect. And the fries are always on point, even if I'd love for them to be skinnier. And tbh the price doesn't seem that bad when you consider the portion size.

 

Heading to Grand Central Market tomorrow, gonna be tough to decide on which food stand to patronize

post #2825 of 2979
^ huh, my girlfriend and I really disliked the steak there. (Well, she hated it a lot more than I did.) I guess the sous vide life just isn't for us. Also, doesn't it taste like they put a tiny bit of sugar on their fries? Something really weirded me out about the seasoning.
post #2826 of 2979

I don't care so much about sous-vide myself as I had a couple of average experiences of it before, but it really brought out the tenderness and flavor last night (got the steak rare, if that makes a difference). As for the fries, I was quite hungry so I can't discount that, but I didn't taste any added sweetness, which is usually something that bothers me

post #2827 of 2979
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Originally Posted by justridiculous View Post

The wife and I went to Piccola Trattoria in Canyon Country last night. We had a lovely meal, the service was great, and the complimentary valet parking is nice. I highly suggest the Rigatoni con Salcissie e Tartufo Nero.

Canyon Country? What were you doing all the way there? Unless it was only for the restaurant. I grew up in the area and the only reason people would go to that land of chain restaurants is to go to Magic Mountain.

Last time I visited my parents I saw that they are replacing the Elephant Bar with a Red Robins. Fun times ahead!
post #2828 of 2979
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Originally Posted by CityHunter View Post

Canyon Country? What were you doing all the way there? Unless it was only for the restaurant. I grew up in the area and the only reason people would go to that land of chain restaurants is to go to Magic Mountain.

Last time I visited my parents I saw that they are replacing the Elephant Bar with a Red Robins. Fun times ahead!

I have eaten at Souplantation in that part of the world.
post #2829 of 2979
What's wrong with souplantation
post #2830 of 2979
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

What's wrong with souplantation

Nothing at all. A bit of soup and salad, a couple sheet trays of the spongy pizza bread, and a big dish of soft serve on top of a brownie or cookie. I've had many, many worse meals.
post #2831 of 2979

I'd rather eat Souplantation than Red Robbin, Elephant Bar or any other mass chain.  The brownie bite with soft serve and sprinkles on top is a little slice of heaven.

post #2832 of 2979
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Originally Posted by CityHunter View Post


Canyon Country? What were you doing all the way there? Unless it was only for the restaurant. I grew up in the area and the only reason people would go to that land of chain restaurants is to go to Magic Mountain.

Last time I visited my parents I saw that they are replacing the Elephant Bar with a Red Robins. Fun times ahead!

 

I went up there just for the restaurant. It came recommended by a few friends, so we decided to give it a shot.

post #2833 of 2979

At Souplantation (and using one of the coupons that they email you if you sign up for them)..........

post #2834 of 2979

dinner at Otium tonight to celebrate the end of our honeymoon trip (capped off by 3 days in LA). Pretty loud inside, which means it probably sucks to eat there on a Friday or Saturday night, but on a random Tuesday it was fine. We had:

 

  • Amberjack w/ Yuzu, Smoked Tangerine, Chicharron
  • Cauliflower w/ Grapes, Almond, Cilantro, Sultana
  • Dry Aged Beef Tartare w/ Lavash, Bulgur, Yogurt, Mint
  • Cuttlefish w/ Hearts of Palm, Button Mushroom, Chile, Thai Basil
  • Spaghetti w/ Smoked Pecorino, Guanciale, Snap Peas, Tellicherry Pepper
  • Agnolotti w/ Green Garlic, Peas, Radish, Pistachio Gremolata

 

Our server recommended 4-6 dishes and he was spot on. One more would've been impossible but we were nicely full, not stuffed. All the dishes were well balanced and full of interesting contrasting textures, with the amberjack and spaghetti the highlights for me. Definitely worth a visit despite the typically sh*tty DTLA parking situation (valet is $8.50). To note the whisky list is pretty impressive if you're into Asian brands, although the pricing is, as always with these things, a bit OTT (at least if you're lucky enough to travel to Asia now and again).

 

 

 

 

Tomorrow we've got breakfast/brunch at Gjelina, and then we can fly home with our bellies (and suitcases) full.

post #2835 of 2979
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Nothing at all. A bit of soup and salad, a couple sheet trays of the spongy pizza bread, and a big dish of soft serve on top of a brownie or cookie. I've had many, many worse meals.

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Originally Posted by lifeinabox View Post

I'd rather eat Souplantation than Red Robbin, Elephant Bar or any other mass chain.  The brownie bite with soft serve and sprinkles on top is a little slice of heaven.

Then it's settled. LA Styleforum meetup at Souplantation in Valencia, followed by beer at BJ's.
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