The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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  1. majorhancock

    majorhancock Active Member

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    Little Island Sushi, Sherman Oaks Have had lunch here a few times (to the tune of $40+ for one) but it's one of the best-kept sushi secrets in L.A. Leagues above Matsuhisa. Upstairs, in a completely unassuming location (as it would be in Tokyo) in an upscale strip mall at 14622 Ventura Blvd. If you live in L.A. and love sushi, *rush* there. Sushi-meisters Eo and Yoshi will take care of you. Don't fail to order the beef tataki sashimi, the Spanish mackerel (flown in from Japan) or the spicy tuna poki. They also throw in at least 2 freebies during your lunch, so you will be sated upon leaving. [​IMG]
     


  2. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Covell is nice but I haven't yet been. Have had friends tell me good things but it sounds like a brew pub ran as a wine bar, and a very popular one at that.

    Tiki Ti, Garage Pizza, Cafecito Organico, Intelligentsia, Cacao, Julienne's, Simplethings, Comme Ca, The Fix, Wurstkuche, Gus's, Bludsoe's, Sweet Butter, Love Bird's, and Figaro have been on the list the past two weeks when I haven't been in the Bay Area or in the South Bay.

    My clothes no longer fit.
     


  3. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

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    I need to go on that Whodini diet.
     


  4. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I need to go on that Whodini diet.
    And I even forgot about hitting Golden State twice.
     


  5. JL77

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    I stopped by forage and picked up a sandwich to go - I was pretty unimpressed. However, I don't really think I approached the place in the way I was supposed to, mostly because I didn't have the time.

    I think the setup is more deli style, pick your protein and sides.

    The sandwich wasn't bad by any means, I had just heard great things and it wasn't anything special IMO.


    I've eaten at Forage a handful of times. Their pork belly sandwich is really really good, but I can imagine that it definitely loses something when being taken to go. It's a sandwich with a lot of juice and soggy bread is never good. I just had their pastrami sandwich for the first time a few weeks ago. It's definitely Forage's take on a pastrami sandwich, not traditional like Langer's, but I enjoyed it. I've also had their jidori chicken which is very simple but well prepared.
     


  6. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    And I even forgot about hitting Golden State twice.

    Had this again with kelv again yesterday.

    Fries sauce is astounding.
     


  7. driveslowk

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    Fries sauce for the friessss
     


  8. djblisk

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    Had dinner at Osteria Mamma last Friday. Meh.
     


  9. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    You need to go to osteria mozza instead next time.

    Had the tritip sandwich with mac n cheese sunday was great, their bbq sauce is the best.
     


  10. ThomSquared

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    Yeah Osteria Mamma has always been a tad on the bland side to me, I would even say La Buca down the street is better but I haven't been there in ages, probably since Mama left. Osteria Mozza has never let me down and Angelini has always been somewhat solid so I try to keep it steadily between those two when I'm in the mood to hit up an Osteria in LA.

    Anybody tried Scarpetta yet? I will probably be checking that out this weekend.
     


  11. djblisk

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    Thanks for the italian rest tips guys.
     


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    How do you guys feel about Providence, for food?

    I went while I was back in town recently on vacation (after hitting up Bazaar and Osteria Mozza the nights before -- PS why isn't Bazaar anywhere on the list? I would expect that from jet.), and I thought it was pretty fantastic.

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    The wild Rouget I had was probably the best-cooked piece of fish I've ever eaten.
     


  13. djblisk

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    Providence is a favorite of mine.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    I went while I was back in town recently on vacation (after hitting up Bazaar and Osteria Mozza the nights before -- PS why isn't Bazaar anywhere on the list? I would expect that from jet.), and I thought it was pretty fantastic.

    My apologies I haven't been out dining in awhile so I'm behind.
     


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    gona hit up golden state this sunday.. are lines usually long at lunch time?
     


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