The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Obvious as in Roscoes? They're good but I was hoping some of you guys might know of something better or just as good that is worth trying.
     
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I like Dinah's Fried Chicken, too.
     
  3. driveslowk

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    Angotei is a good sushi spot in OC in front of Mitsuwa (japanese supermarket). Not as many breezys as your trendy l.a. spots though, jet. Also on bristol & paularino.

    Santouka was pretty good for ramen. Daikokuya hasn't been as good lately. The only spot left I really like is Foo Foo Tei in Hacienda Heights.
     
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    I used to go to Pita Kitchen and thought it was good for what it was - cheap and decent shawarma and such. I don't know much about Middle Eastern food, and please correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't saying that is the best Middle Eastern place akin to saying a good burger/hot dog joint is the best American place or a good yakiniku place is the best Japanese place?
    The empanadas aren't bad but they're not Chilean/Argentine, both of which are entirely different.
    I don't know what place you were commenting on, whodini, but what are your thoughts on Empanada's Place in Culver City? I always liked their empanadas and pastry things.
    Obvious as in Roscoes? They're good but I was hoping some of you guys might know of something better or just as good that is worth trying.
    I like Knott's Berry Farm Chicken.
     
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    RFX45 Senior member

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    I like Knott's Berry Farm Chicken.

    Really? It is rare for me to find something good to eat at a theme park.


    I like Dinah's Fried Chicken, too.

    Will check it out. Thanks.
     
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    PG2G and I were talking about fried chicken a few weeks ago. He went to some hyped placed out in SaMo that only made theirs every Friday. Apparently, that was overrated. I haven't been to Dinah's in ages but I thought that was pretty up there for low-brow fried chicken.

    Of course, I'd eat at Kyochon over any of this any day of the week.
     
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    Really? It is rare for me to find something good to eat at a theme park.

    Technically it's not in the theme park but in that gift store/annex area next to the park. Mrs. Knott's Chicken Restaurant is the name, I think. I wouldn't go far out of my way, but I think it fits in with the Roscoe's/Dinah's category for fried chicken.

    And if you end up hating it, at least there's a Portillo's down the street.
     
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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    When I lived in the hills above Vine, I used to be a regular at Atch Kotch, which is the same center as La Floridita. I wondered about that place but never went in. Is that that place that seems like a nightclub some nights?
     
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I don't know what place you were commenting on, whodini, but what are your thoughts on Empanada's Place in Culver City? I always liked their empanadas and pastry things.
    I was talking about Porto's. My family would routinely pick up empanadas from them, and they were good, but it was definitely their take on it. I haven't been to Empanada's Place but just looking at the photos it looks like the crust is right for Argentine. Hard to explain the texture, but it shouldn't be a pastry and it shouldn't be thick the way Chileans do it. Carlitos Gardel on Melrose also had good empanadas.

    If you're curious to try a Chilean empanada, Rincon Chileno on Melrose is a good start. I also know a bakery or two owned by Chileans but unfortunately since empanadas aren't exactly a hot-ticket item for them, they don't make them. Unfortunate.
    When I lived in the hills above Vine, I used to be a regular at Atch Kotch, which is the same center as La Floridita. I wondered about that place but never went in. Is that that place that seems like a nightclub some nights?

    Yup, that's the place. Dancefloor right in the middle of the dining room. Give it a shot some time.
     
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    Although it's a bit on the low brow and in kind of a seedy area I would hit up Pann's Restaurant (of Pulp Fiction fame) off of La Tijera in Inglewood for some really good Fried Chicken, also try Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken in Culver City, their fried chicken and biscuits are ridiculous.

    Regarding Empanadas, if your in the LA area on a Saturday afternoon, hit up the Silverlake Farmer's Market off of Sunset and go see the older Argentinian gentleman selling empanadas there with his wife, forget dude's name but those empanadas are to die for and about as authentic as you can get.
     
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    Any recommendation for a good fried chicken spot?

    Have you tried Zankou chicken? Not fried but good chicken nonetheless.

    Furaibo in West LA has good Japanese style fried chicken.
     
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Yeah, I looked up Honey's and definitely want to try it next time I'm in town.

    I wonder if that's the same guy who used to own the Argentine market/deli on Sunset and Lucille years ago. It'd make sense if he stuck around the hood.
     
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    Although it's a bit on the low brow and in kind of a seedy area I would hit up Pann's Restaurant (of Pulp Fiction fame) off of La Tijera in Inglewood for some really good Fried Chicken, also try Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken in Culver City, their fried chicken and biscuits are ridiculous.

    Regarding Empanadas, if your in the LA area on a Saturday afternoon, hit up the Silverlake Farmer's Market off of Sunset and go see the older Argentinian gentleman selling empanadas there with his wife, forget dude's name but those empanadas are to die for and about as authentic as you can get.


    this sounds legit
     
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    Yeah, I looked up Honey's and definitely want to try it next time I'm in town. I wonder if that's the same guy who used to own the Argentine market/deli on Sunset and Lucille years ago. It'd make sense if he stuck around the hood.
    If you want to relive all of that nostalgic chicken and waffles mumbo jumbo I can guarantee that Honey's hot cakes and fried chicken shit's all over that dump Roscoe's. Also after a little extensive empanada research, I found homeboy from the farmer's market... http://www.robertinocucina.com/robertino/?ref=none Apparently he's a personal chef and instructor full time and slang's those lovely little meat filled creations on the side at the market on Saturday's. Don't know if he previously owned anything though.
     
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    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Ha, when you wrote "older guy," that's not the age I had in mind. Plus, this dude's Italian.

    Not the same guy.
     

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