The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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  1. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    Pretty much. All the big dogs have been in the game long enough to make their pastrami sandwich come out the same every time. It's bread and brined meat... not rocket science.

    FWIW, I've done curbside pickup at Langer's before and ate my sandwich sitting on the sidewalk. It tasted pretty much the same as eating inside (not the pickles though). IMO, it is better than Canter's, but Katz's is on a completely different level.

    Perhaps there's some debate between Langer's and Stage/2nd ave/Carnegie? I thought they were all pretty decent.

    EDIT: I guess take all that with a grain of salt... you're arguing with a guy who rated a cock cone higher than your precious pastrami palace.
     


  2. FlyingLotus

    FlyingLotus Senior member

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    Im new to LA, but had dinner at 'Ivy on the shore' the other evening, in Santa Monica and highly recommend it! The grilled vegetable salad with lime chicken is amazing. Cool atmosphere and nice patio..
     


  3. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    LOL. &quot;Big dogs.&quot; I mean, apples and oranges. Katz isn't on some other level as, like you said, it's bread and brined meat. There's a difference in how both sandwiches are prepared (hand cut vs machine, rye vs. double-baked rye, seasoning, etc.) but I've never seen it as one being better than the other, it's more about what you come to expect from your sandwich.

    And it's funny that you phrase it like I'm picking one place over another. FWIW, I grew up in LA but didn't try Langer's until years after having gone to Katz repeatedly. Of the people I've met who've gone to both, you're the only person to suggest that there's a frank margin between the two. So, about that bit about getting a pastrami guage recalibrated....
     


  4. driveslowk

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    Speaking of which, for you Paradis doubters/rookies, tomorrow is their anniversary. Free ice cream from 12-4pm. Tell them "hvordan går det" for me.


    Oooof the strawberry is so good.
     


  5. FiveFiveFive

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    I still need to try Langer's, but it's hard for me to believe day-old Katz's pastrami would beat it. Once Katz's goes cold and loses its juice it's really not that good. Then again, when it's hot and moist, it's easily the best I've had in the city. I don't think Second Ave. is even in the same league.
     


  6. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Oooof the strawberry is so good.
    Yup, the jordbær is legit but even more so if there's champagne thrown in. Goddamn.
     


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    Hey guys, going to visit my grandfather in Redondo Beach this weekend. Any places shopping/food that I should hit up in that area? Obviously this thread is full of places that are recommended in the greater LA area, but I'm not sure which are near Redondo Beach (w/o google-mapping every place).
     


  8. PG2G

    PG2G Senior member

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    Hey guys, going to visit my grandfather in Redondo Beach this weekend. Any places shopping/food that I should hit up in that area? Obviously this thread is full of places that are recommended in the greater LA area, but I'm not sure which are near Redondo Beach (w/o google-mapping every place).

    None, are anywhere near close :/ There is definitely no shopping.

    There is some pretty good food in the South Bay, just nothing from this thread.

    There's a lot of good Japanese places in Gardena, depending on what you're after.
    Al Watan and Al Noor are great for Pakistani food.
    Chicken Maison is Mediterranean and is one of my favorite lunch spots, the spicy garlic chicken is amazing.
    There's a good number of Peruvian spots (El Pollo Inka, Kotosh, El Rocoto)
     


  9. ThomSquared

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    Hey guys,

    I just picked up a really sweet tweed blazer that is a tad too big and needs some minor adjusting, particularly in the sleeves, being that I have had some pretty traumatic experiences with tailors in the past, can anybody recommend a good tailor in the West LA/Beverly Hills area? I want to get something tailored right for once. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
     


  10. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Wilshire tailor, see paul.
     


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    Seconding Wilshire Tailor (on Wilshire @ Crescent Heights). I have a great unstructured khaki sport coat that had extremely long sleeves, but for a long time I was afraid to get it tailored because it has working buttons at the cuffs. Paul took it in at the shoulder and now it's perfect.

    edit: disregard "angry" icon, no idea what it's doing there and can't seem to remove it
     


  12. Spencer

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    Wilshire tailor, see paul.

    Good for taking suites in too?

    p.s. Brents Deli for Pastami. Sur ethe location is a fvcking hell hole, but there's a reason brents is always one of the highest rated resutrants in LA
     


  13. driveslowk

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    I wish I could update the main post.

    What is there to do around L.A. these days? In between eating, of course. Tired of shopping, a bit bored of lacma/getty.
     


  14. kiya

    kiya Brand Representative Affiliate Vendor

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    I've had Katz's about 50 times over the past 15 years, i've had Langer's once.
    I thought Langer's was good but not nearly as good as Katz's. Katz's wins on the meat, Langer's wins on everything else they serve.
     


  15. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Good for taking suites in too?

    p.s. Brents Deli for Pastami. Sur ethe location is a fvcking hell hole, but there's a reason brents is always one of the highest rated resutrants in LA


    yes the guy is a master tailor
     


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