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post #46 of 70
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Originally Posted by whodini View Post
see if they have a causa Limeña. Easily one of my favorite appetizers.

They have something called a causa trio, which is three takes on that dish on a plate. I had it last time I was there but I didn't love it. Too saucy.

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really disagree about mo-chica. the food i've had there has been brilliant. really amazing ... this little food court and these really high-finish dishes come out. there is no service to speak of ... you go up and order at a window. but the food is terrific. also looking forward to trying a new one, chimu, at the grand central market. we just reviewed it today so i'll probably give it a week or two to calm down.

I agree - I had a great meal recently.
post #47 of 70
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at the grand central market. .

good, the market has been on life support.
post #48 of 70
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post
good, the market has been on life support.

hmm, really? granted, there isn't much there that you or i would like (with teh exception of tacos a tumbra!), but whenever i've been there, it's been absolutely packed. interestingly, i've long heard that store rents in that area of broadway are among the highest in southern california ... but the conventional wisdom is that nobody goes there.
post #49 of 70
I like the fish taco stand at the end of the market.
post #50 of 70
I went on a saturday a month or two ago. medium crowd and a bunch of empty stalls. sad.
post #51 of 70
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I went on a saturday a month or two ago. medium crowd and a bunch of empty stalls. sad.

from what i've been hearing, those empty stalls are planned. the market management seems to be in an upscale drive ... they've been not renewing some leases when they come up in order to get a mix of vendors that might be more appealing to the "new downtown". risky business, but it's such a natural locaation and such a great building that i think it should work. at least as long as the "new downtown" does.
post #52 of 70
Interesting. That hadn't occurred to me. Hope it works out.
post #53 of 70
Wait until they open the international food court on Fig. From what I've heard of that development, it's going to be nuts.
post #54 of 70
I was at the market about a month ago on a saturday and it was packed. As to the high rents on Broadway - it's true in a sense of usable space but not "rentable" space. What happens is that the stores only use the front portion of the footprint of the building and a big part of the ground floor is dormant, to say nothing of the upper floors, so it's kinda complicated.
post #55 of 70
went to the library bar last night. pretty small bar, it was a mostly asian crowd in there. also went to the association, it seems to have gone down quite downhill since the first time I was there. I like the bartenders there though, they do a nice job.
post #56 of 70
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So no Japanese strip clubs?
Don't know of any Japanese strip clubs but you can go to a ton of hostess bars in Downtown and Torrance area. Tee Up is in the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown L.A. You need a membership to get in but it is basically the same girls that work at Cha Cha Room in Torrance. The girls be typical Japanese hostess girls but tend to be a bit older - mid-to-late 20s. L.A. hostess bars tend to be the European basketball league for former NBA players; they go overseas when they can no longer compete with fresh 19 year old recruits back in Japan. I once got drunk with the owner (older lady named Cha Cha) and got pretty friendly with her - she took a liking to me and sent all the hot girls my way.
post #57 of 70
Been on a DT binge in recent weeks.

Went to Vault XXI (J-town) on Saturday, Cole's and Varnish on Wednesday, Edison on Thursday and Far Bar on Friday. I really need to find some new places to hang out...itching to go where I haven't been 20 times prior.

Also, they started putting up random check points near the freeways in my neighborhood so I will probably be staying local until after the 4th of July weekend.
post #58 of 70
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Hey, I'm in town for the week. Thinking of hitting up Varnish or The Library Bar on Wednesday night. Anyone up for a StyleForum LA meet? If anyone is interested let me know.
post #59 of 70
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I'm gonna hit up The Edison tonight at around 8:00 pm if anyone wants to join me.

I'll be in a blue blazer with gold buttons, blue dress shirt, dark blue jeans and burgundy AE wingtips.

The password is "brown is for farmer"... or just say "Bradford?"

It would be cool to meet some of you guys.
post #60 of 70
Dammit, I wish I were back in downtown L.A. instead of muggy Philly. Enjoy the boozin'.
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