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The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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

  1. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    nice, I was thinking about entering a pie, but never got around to it.

    How can you eat 150 pies in a day?
     
  2. foodguy

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    it wasn't easy. seriously, we divided up the labor. i was part of a team with fruit pies, so i only tasted about 80 -- before the final round for best of show and best crust. After a while, you can tell a lot by looking -- if the pastry is undercooked, or the filling isn't set, it's not going to be one of the top 3. but it was 97 degrees. did not feel good that evening.
     
  3. venividivicibj

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    congratulations on surviving, dont eat for a few days, and I will try to make my way out to see it next year!
     
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    Is there an LA meetup?
     
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    Just went to Nana san a couple weeks ago, which wasn't bad. But Ohshima is definitely better. I need to go back.

    Do we have an OC thread? Or should we just dump those thoughts here too.
     
  6. Kid Nickels

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    I've been going to this Belgian cafe on Wilshire (in West LA) recently. They've got great chocolate, coffee and of course… waffles!

    [​IMG]



    No do not dump your OC shit in our nice LA thread.

    :happy:
     
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    no oc separate threak, there will be a total of 5 posts in there
     
  9. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    Put OC stuff in here, if you can visit one, you can go to the other. It's not like they are neighboring states
     
  10. foodguy

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    FTFY
     
  11. JL77

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    Consensus on best sushi in LT? Hama/Sushi Go 55/Sushi Gen? I tend to always go back to Hama because of the wait at Sushi Gen. It feels a bit more affordable also, don't know if that's actually true.
     
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    I've only eaten at gen and the wait was stupid but I went at the wrong time, probably wouldn't again for that line but it was good.
     
  13. doctorman

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    sushi gen has the best quality fish imho. hama is my fav because of the ambience and a lot more affordable. my wait at hama is constantly 30 mins and never experienced any significant wait time at sushi gen.
     
  14. Kid Nickels

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    Are all the Hamas owned by the same group?
     
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    Never knew there was more than one. Just did a quick search and saw the Venice location. Definitely different owners/style of restaurant.
     
  16. Kid Nickels

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    I certainly got mixed up as I thought I had been to a Hama down in Laguna or OC or somewhere and thought they were the same… they clearly are not the same. Hama DTLA is the place to go.

    Are there any decently recommended places in Santa Monica/Brentwood that aren't crazy expensive? I've heard about Nagao on San Vicente… any good?

    Btw… went to Lock & Key last night in K-Town. Good drinks, pretty chill joint. :nodding:
     
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  17. jet

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    don't laugh but sugarfish is actually pretty decent in brentwood, you can get a surprising amount of food for 45 bucks...i'd definitely go back if I don't want to break the back

    limited menu though but as someone who gets bored quick, i didn't there
     
  18. foodguy

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    that's one of our restaurant critic's standard recommendations for affordable sushi.
     
  19. lawyerdad

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    Yeah, the Venice Hama is a neighborhood place that has been there forever.
     
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    so what you're saying is i should become a paid restaurant critic for the times? when do i start?

    i must warn you, i'll need to have a cigar after every meal
     
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