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The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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

  1. jet

    jet Senior member

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    I was thinking about going, not sure.
     
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    Me and the homies hit up A frame last night shit was outta control. Not sure if it had to do with us having the munchies like a bunch of 16 year olds [​IMG]
     
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    Have you been to Waterloo across the street?
     
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    Roy Choi's taking over the kitchen over at Beechwood. Should be pretty nice.
     
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    Have you been to Waterloo across the street?
    We were going to go there if AF was packed but the hostess loved us so we didn't wait long for a table. W&C next time when I'm in the area. Forgot to mention what we had. -asparagus with egg -sweet potato wedges -shrimp with avocado -beer can chicken -lamb chops -ribs -knuckle sandwich -churros/ice cream -ice cream sandwich
     
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    How was the beer can chicken? That's all I ever hear about. And the churros?

    My foodie partner-in-crime really likes Waterloo for what it is. I think we're going to try to hit that and AF in a couple of months.

    I know Baron's been besides myself but has anyone else hit Cliff's Edge yet? I always feel like I'm missing out when I drive past. Really good oxtail ragu, assuming it's still on the menu.
     
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    All of their accompanying sauces are off the chain.

    Must haves are the beer can chicken but the ribs and lamb chops were fucking official. Those three are a must, just get half chicken. Get the wedges too and the churros were better than the cookie. They didn't have the wings my buddy was saying were super crazy and they ran out of the banana bacon cream pie so he was kinda pissed.
     
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    Fuck. Banana bacon cream pie? Holy shit.

    Great, I'll add the ribs and chops to the list. Generally, I prefer getting a lot of smaller plates than just one big load, especially at places like these where you've got five things on the menu that could potentially be amazing.
     
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    In LA and SD this week for work. Have some time on Saturday to do some shopping/eating. I'm familiar with the area, but if anyone knows of any good sales going on to hit up, let me know.

    Barney's sale still going on?

    Thanks!
     
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    Yeah, go back a few pages and we talked a bit about Jitlada. I think Ruen's still good but when I'm at that plaza I always go to Red Corner.

    I don't know what "easy" airport access means. 15 min? Under an hour? Venice, the South Bay, Culver, etc.

    And Boston's not that bad. They have Ana's Taqueria... right?


    thanks for the reply. yeah, "easy access" to the airport for me means within 45 to an hour. I'm even considering living south of the airport, but would much rather stay closer to LA proper.

    I think I'm going to start looking in Culver City first for apartments/single family house.

    food tour for this weekend:
    Philippe's: never went here during the time I lived in LA
    Santouka: my favorite ramen place
    hurry curry (go ahead and laugh)
    maybe some honda-ya, maybe some korean fried chicken, pupusas.

    And definitely want to try Animal. You guys make it sound ridiculous
     
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    Barney's is still happening. The Co-Ops do their buys differently so if you're in for something specific you might want to call in first.

    Culver's decent and from what my friends have said after living there the past five years or so, it's getting better. I'm still biased about my neck of the woods as well as the South Bay as I tend to split my time between the two places when I'm home.
     
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    I tried to go to A Frame a few weeks ago but it was crazy packed with a long wait, Waterloo & City was the same, and this was on a Sunday.
     
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    anyone hitting up the Dwell on Design at the convention center next weekend? Is it super crowded and a waste of time or interesting and filled with hawt wimmens?

    got some free tickets as I'm still a student. Anyone have recommendations for good food near the convention center? greasier the better, tomorrow is my cheat day.
     
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    steak and eggs with sourdough toast (its dripping in grease) over at the Pantry. not the greatest steak and most of the menu is weak and overpriced but the steak and eggs is pretty solid and an interesting old school vibe.

    Gotta do it once and its artery clogging fun.
     
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    Used to hit the Pantry some mornings before school. Last time I went was about eight or nine years ago and I have no desire to go back. Philippe's is so much better if you're on that old-school kick, and I'm not even talking about their sandwiches. Not to mention it isn't a nostalgic ripoff.
     
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    I had a pretty bad meal last time I was there after a basketball game last year but it was a full steak dinner. I've only enjoyed the steak and eggs as the steak and eggs combo itself but I believe they only serve it certain hours. Just have good memories of it, but its been a while for that and I might have been drunk....I just remember the sourdough bread with butter was insanely buttery/greasy and made a nice steak-egg-bread sandwhich.


    Phillipes is a bit far from the convention center, if he just wanted something walking distance.

    LA Live....not really anything I'd go to there. I've eaten at Rosa Mexicano and it was "ok" upscale mexican food. Katsuya is expensive and not really unhealthy. Yardhouse has decent burgers but its a chain.

    The Tijuana dogs on the street are pretty gross since they're usually undercooked.
     
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    yeah i thought there wouldn't be much. I frickin hate LA live.
     
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    You can go south about a mile on Figueroa to Chano's, a little Mexican stand that's a USC staple. I've had their carne asada nachos probably 50 times over the years.
     
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    You've been to Chano's? Ha. We'd only stumble over there if we wasted and it was past midnight. You know they opened a second one next to the Coli?

    Fuck Chano's. Go across the street to La Taquiza and get yourself a mulita or a Korean bbq taco. The mulita is pretty legendary, though.
     
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    You've been to Chano's? Ha. We'd only stumble over there if we wasted and it was past midnight. You know they opened a second one next to the Coli?

    Fuck Chano's. Go across the street to La Taquiza and get yourself a mulita or a Korean bbq taco. The mulita is pretty legendary, though.


    +1 Chano's sucks. I only ever went there because it was the only alternative to fast food that was still open and within walking distance.
     

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