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The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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

  1. Kvc06

    Kvc06 Senior member

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    Hi friends,

    What must I do near the Beverly Hilton? Mid June.

    I enjoy good cocktails, coffee, cheap food.
     
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  2. Kid Nickels

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    Well you can get coffee… good cocktails, cheap food in BH? … lol.

    Seriously, though what do you mean near? Only within walking distance or will you be driving?
     
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  3. Kvc06

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    Haha well I assumed and hoped.. I won't have a car and will only be in town on business for 2 days. First time to LA and likely won't be back for awhile.

    I literally know nothing about the city so any recommendations are greatly appreciated. I would much rather get some pointers from you guys as opposed to browsing yelp and the likes...
     
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  4. jet

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    there is a starbucks right by the hotel, you can walk to the margiela store, go to the peninsula for tea or walk down to rodeo to a cafe

    for a light lunch go to il tramezzino where all the persios hang out, the nutella croissant with strawberries and bananas is legit, have with an orangina
     
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  5. gramercyyork

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    If you are in town only a few days, you might not have much time to drive around, as the traffic can be a hassle. That area is always hard to get around. What type of food are you looking to eat?
     
  6. lawyerdad

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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.
     
  7. lawyerdad

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    For Chinese I like Mr. Chow's, which is an easy walk from the Beverly Hilton.
     
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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
     
  9. lawyerdad

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    As a member of the Venice crowd, I hear you. :)

    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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  11. lawyerdad

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    Hey man, it's the beach!

    (I don't wear sandals.)

    Gjelina take-away is also a good plan.
     
  12. jet

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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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    Sure, give me a heads-up.

    I haven't eaten at Axe in years either. I hear mixed things from friends. Nice space, though.
     
  14. Kid Nickels

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    No kidding…. :lol: 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?
     
  16. gramercyyork

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    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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  18. cyc wid it

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    Ruth's Chris is the Tory Burch of steakhouses.
     
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  19. lawyerdad

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    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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