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The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by driveslowk, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    I can do it just not this weekend brother.
     
  2. eglbc

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    Lola Gaspar is good. I need to go back I always forget that its there.


    Have any of you guys eaten at Valhalla Table? I want to try it but I never really go over that way.


    valhalla is solid. Some good drafts, and their sausage is made in haus. Not quite the vibe of wurskutche, but its a nice change of pace for OC. Check it out.
     
  3. jet

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    OC is a terrible place to eat.
     
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    Its getting better.
    Pizza orteca is amazing, from a well known chef( comme ca is his main spot) but i forget his name.
    Eat chow is good, except for being in the closet (somehomo)
    all the ramen/yakitori spots
    haven
    valhalla
    rooster cafe
    mil juegos
    all the garden grove spots
    tacos for days
    golden truffel is interesting, wish they had lunch.

    I work by south coast, so Ive been to about every spot. Any other rec's down this way? Going to give lolagaspar a try soon.
     
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    OC is a terrible place to eat.

    there is a lot of good vietnamese food in the oc.
     
  6. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    Its getting better.
    Pizza orteca is amazing, from a well known chef( comme ca is his main spot) but i forget his name.
    Eat chow is good, except for being in the closet (somehomo)
    all the ramen/yakitori spots
    haven
    valhalla
    rooster cafe
    mil juegos
    all the garden grove spots
    tacos for days
    golden truffel is interesting, wish they had lunch.

    I work by south coast, so Ive been to about every spot. Any other rec's down this way? Going to give lolagaspar a try soon.


    LOL pizza ortica, guy tried to do a rip of mozza (which is 10x better) but in oc. At least they're trying but it was not memorable so haven't been back while I've been to mozza about 30x.
     
  7. eglbc

    eglbc Well-Known Member

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    mozza isnt the first place to do gourmet wood fired pizza.
    They just have the best PR and the names to hype it up.

    And you dont have to wait till 1030 to get a table at ortica.

    just got back from valhalla, and i dont recommend the buffalo pistachio.
     
  8. jet

    jet Well-Known Member

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    Bro I don't taste hype or pr when I eat the pizza at mozza.

    Ortica was so try hard and fail it's not even funny. My buddy said the same thing and he drives all the way from orange to la just to eat at pm.
     
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    I'd rather have quality pepperoni and sausage than any of that gourmet stuff. Fortunately the sausage at mozza is awesome.
     
  10. eglbc

    eglbc Well-Known Member

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    pizza warz.
    what are some other spots to check?
    Im curious about this croatian place Pavichs in Palos verdes.

    any good neopolitan brick oven rec's?
    Wanting to try anticas in marina del ray.
     
  11. PG2G

    PG2G Well-Known Member

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    pizza warz.
    what are some other spots to check?
    Im curious about this croatian place Pavichs in Palos verdes.

    any good neopolitan brick oven rec's?
    Wanting to try anticas in marina del ray.


    Thanks for mentioning anticas. Its literally 5 minutes from my spot. I'll see if I can make it over there for some take out this weekend.
     
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    Wanting to try anticas in marina del ray.

    Just got back. It's pretty good, but its no mozza
     
  13. Get Smart

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    pizza warz.
    what are some other spots to check?

    any good neopolitan brick oven rec's?


    my fave pizza right now is Bollini's in Monterey Park. The guy was a high end chef, went to Naples and apprenticed in making authentic Neopolitan pizza for several years, came back and opened Bollinis in his hometown. He even brought over an authentic wood burning oven from Naples and if you like thin crust it's not gonna get much better than this. Comes out of the oven with a perfect crust, never limp and right amount of chew. Prices are quite low ($15 for most large sizes) and his Funghi e Tartufi mushroom pizza is probably one of the best pies you'll ever eat, if you like 'shrooms
     
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    Hey Jas, how've you been?

    I need to try that and the creme brulee french toast you were talking about.
     
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    Hey Kelv, been good man, thanks for asking.

    there's also a new hotdog joint in Pasadena, it's at the location of where Fredo's used to be (which was the BEST philly cheese shop anywhere in Socal) on north Lake, it's called Slaw Dogs and has been getting some good writeups. Havent been myself but it's an SGV alternative to Wurstkuche
     
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    Damn, I was just there 2-3 months ago.
     
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    Damn, I was just there 2-3 months ago.

    where Fredo's? if so you werent there when the original owner, Dan, ran it. He sold it about a year and half or more ago, since he wanted to expand his biz and change the name. The Fredo's that was operating the last year or so has the name but they didnt make the sandwiches the same since Dan took all his secrets with him and didnt sell it along with the restaurant.
     
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    driveslowk Well-Known Member

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    I've had it twice. 2 years ago when the original owner was there and more recently with the new management. John's philly grill is pretty good in huntington beach. I think I even suggested we meet there when I was getting my first suit done !
     
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  20. eglbc

    eglbc Well-Known Member

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    ^ huh?

    anyways, I finaly went to Animal.
    zomgbbqpizzafuuuu that was one of the better meals Ive had in LA.
    chimichurri bone marrow, fried quail w. bacons, grilled octopus, and bacon chocolate crisp were all highlights. dinner for 2 was 110 with a beer, glass of good wine, and a carafe of house wine. not bad!
     

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