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The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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

  1. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    OC is my favorite place by South Willard. Joan's is great for a quick lunch. Lol @ Jet re Doughboys, and yes, Langer's by a mile but there's nothing else to really do in MacArthur Park, including hanging out in the Park itself. Canter's is fun but most of the food is too salty (or if less salty, bland).
     


  2. danilo

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    so never having been to L.A. I tried out a couple of the recommendations in this thread... I have two more weeks here with my wife so we'll try a couple more.

    Umami: I liked the burger, was dissapointed that they served no beer... I was hopping (pun intended) for IPA or a Stout, but I was dissapointed. I had the 'hatch burger' and my wife had the 'Socal burger'. I thought it was ok... the meat was good, I couldn't really taste the chilis all that much, the sweet potatoe fries were good. I'd say it's a solid burger, but nothing I'd go out of my way to visit or even talk to anybody about again. I will be trying Golden State before I leave.

    Mozza: I thought the place is really cool, as we walked we saw Henry Winkler (The Fonz) was sitting there eating; I thought that was cool. On to the food, again, very little to choose from on the beer menu, but they seemed to have alot of wine, I don't know much about wine though. My wife ordered a standard pepperoni pizza because that's her favorite and I ordered the Fennel Sausage per the waiter's recommendation. It was a well made pizza, but again not great to me. My wifes pizza had very little cheese on it, mostly pepperoni and sauce, I don't think you should have to ask for cheese. She wasn't expecting pizza dripping with cheese, but at least covered. My pizza was good, but again not great. The bread and crust is crispy and good, very thin, which is nice (if you like that). I left content, feeling that the money is worth it, but again I don't believe it's all that special.

    Just my humble opinion.
     


  3. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    AOC is my favorite place by South Willard. Joan's is great for a quick lunch. Lol @ Jet re Doughboys, and yes, Langer's by a mile but there's nothing else to really do in MacArthur Park, including hanging out in the Park itself. Canter's is fun but most of the food is too salty (or if less salty, bland).

    Um, buy drugs? Get a fake Green Card? Get stabbed? Duh.
     


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    They have taps at some umamis.
     


  5. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Um, buy drugs? Get a fake Green Card? Get stabbed? Duh.

    [​IMG]

    Doughboys used to have a great red velvet cake, not sure if they still do that.

    Ordering a pepperoni pizza at mozza is like going to a sushi joint and ordered california rolls. Probably better off getting a traditional pizza if comfort food is your thing and you're not that interested in artisanal or incredibly fresh ingredients. One more note, I wouldn't judge a place based on one order of food, if I listened to reviews of my favorite place in OC I wouldn't be going there at all. They serve lots of non-standout things as well.

    May try out rustic canyon this weekend, I'm a sucker for butternut squash soup.
     


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  7. danilo

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    [​IMG]

    Doughboys used to have a great red velvet cake, not sure if they still do that.

    Ordering a pepperoni pizza at mozza is like going to a sushi joint and ordered california rolls. Probably better off getting a traditional pizza if comfort food is your thing and you're not that interested in artisanal or incredibly fresh ingredients. One more note, I wouldn't judge a place based on one order of food, if I listened to reviews of my favorite place in OC I wouldn't be going there at all. They serve lots of non-standout things as well.

    May try out rustic canyon this weekend, I'm a sucker for butternut squash soup.


    You're entitled to your opinion, however I respectfully disagree.

    My wife ordered the pepperoni pizza, it's what she likes. Pizza doesn't have to and shouldn't have to be overly complicated with toppings to be appreciated if the ingredients are that good. If anything a pizza should be able to be appreciated with as little toppings as possible. Which means that something as easy as a pepperoni pizza should be able to stand on it's own by it's quality of ingredients.

    My pizza wasn't very memorable either and I got the recommended one. It was OK, but nothing that stood out or made it any better than other pizzas I've had in a quality pizzeria.

    We were seated at the counter watching the pizzas being made, which was entertaining. We were watching them make the pizzas and when they first took mine out of the oven they had forgot to put cheese on it. They threw it away and made another one, (no big deal) in the mean time they put my wifes pizza in a cooler portion of the oven. When mine was ready and they served us both my wifes had a bit more black char on the crust than mine. She didn't complain, but I would have if it was my pizza. She just didn't eat some of the blackened crust.

    Every restaurant can have an off meal with a customer. This may be the case... I'm sure they've gotten their reputation by providing good service and quality food. But, in terms of my experience and first impression, I wouldn't go out of my way to visit them for pizza.

    It's just my opinion, I think everybody should form their own. After all, it's about the individual experience.
     


  8. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    No doubt, I fully understand.

    Realize however this is akin to what the guys in the yelp thread were talking about when people go to a restaurant week night and rate the restaurant based on that. Pretty much everyone who has gone with me has had a sensational experience. Another example is my favorite sushi place which is phenomenal experience, my buddy went with one of his friends and they got all the wrong things for which he rated the place "meh". When we went, it was the complete opposite.

    No need to respond back btw.
     


  9. PG2G

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    so never having been to L.A. I tried out a couple of the recommendations in this thread... I have two more weeks here with my wife so we'll try a couple more. Umami: I liked the burger, was dissapointed that they served no beer... I was hopping (pun intended) for IPA or a Stout, but I was dissapointed. I had the 'hatch burger' and my wife had the 'Socal burger'. I thought it was ok... the meat was good, I couldn't really taste the chilis all that much, the sweet potatoe fries were good. I'd say it's a solid burger, but nothing I'd go out of my way to visit or even talk to anybody about again. I will be trying Golden State before I leave.
    Really? This must vary by location because I'm sure I had beer at the los feliz area one. They had an interesting "Japanese" beer-bar called Salaryman that was attached to it.
     


  10. poly800rock

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    Really? This must vary by location because I'm sure I had beer at the los feliz area one. They had an interesting "Japanese" beer-bar called Salaryman that was attached to it.

    hollywood one has beer too.
     


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    Sorry to hear. I went for lunch the other day with one of my Mexican friends the other day and she gave it the thumbs up on authenticity. Give it another try one day, it's cheap at least :p

    BTW, you must live fairly close to me. I'm at Slauson / La Cienega. You should check out Bilal Halal on Manchester and Mutiara on La Brea.


    Yeah my brother wanted to try after he saw the menu laying around. It was better the 2nd time around. Might go back again especially since it's close and cheap.

    I'll give Mutiara and Bilal Halal a shot too. Both of their Yelp pages seem promising. I'm on Market St. by La Brea and Florence so yeah we're around the same area. I could always use places to check out in Inglewood. Thanks for the recs.
     


  12. poly800rock

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    went to malbec today, skirt steak was great
     


  13. phoenixrecon

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    what are some good vintage shops in LA... looking for vintage MC mostly but anything will do.
     


  14. FlyingLotus

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    Anyone used the tailor at fred seigal santa monica? I need someone i can trust to take in a coat
     


  15. poly800rock

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    what are some good vintage shops in LA... looking for vintage MC mostly but anything will do.
    I went to standard issue yesterday in jtown, on 1st. amazing place. really good deal on some leathers ($150ish) and dude is just plain awesome. boots aplenty as well. lots of vintage t's (a bit expensive) he has his own house line as well which he makes in japan of natural indigo. he sources those to craft he said. I picked up a winter watch cap. went to langers, worth the hype. #19 was fantastic. but the place is flooding! [​IMG]
     


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