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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 Persian Bro

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    No pics, yesterday went to gjelina and red medicine.

    Gjelina-
    Charred Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dates & Vinegar
    Grilled Radicchio with Olive Oil, Balsamic & Sea Salt
    margherita and Squash Blossom & Zucchini with Confit Tomato, Burrata & Garlic Oil pizzas
    Grilled Peruvian Octopus w/White Beans, Kumquat, Arugula & Smoked Paprika
    Stuffed Eggplant with Ricotta, Nettles, Tomato Sauce & Breadcrumb
    Gnocchi Pomodoro with Sea Salt & Green Olive Oil
    Crispy Niman Ranch Pork Belly with Soft Polenta, Bitter Greens & Apple Cider
    Seared Niman Ranch Flatiron Steak w/ Shitake Mushroom, Escarole & Smoked Tomato Butter

    dessert
    gelato (one scoop each espresso, olive oil, and ferrer rocher or some shit)
    Flourless Chocolate Cake with Crème FraÃ[​IMG]che & Hazelnut

    Red Medicine we had the late night menu since it was 1am
    sweet potato (dried chili, tumeric, beer batter, baby shrimp, lettuce)
    banh mi - pate spread, pork belly, carrot pickle, coriander, green chili, cucumber

    Was a good day.
     


  2. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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    How was red medicine? I haven't been back to la since it opened.
     


  3. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    It was coo, late night menu so very limited you can see it on the site.

    Kelvin can compare better than I can.
     


  4. mellowfellow

    mellowfellow Senior member

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    ^ Most likely I'll be in LA around mid may. You need to give me a food tour!
     


  5. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    fosho my man
     


  6. CharlieAngel

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    Just wanted to say that everyone who thinks Bottega Louie is good is full of fucking shit. The Portabello Fries? Bland. The Calimari? Boring. The bruschetta? Over-priced, bland, and unexciting. The Pizzas? All 3 I tried were absolutely horrible. Horrible as in "Would you like a to-go box for this?" "Fuck no, I'd like my money and 3 hours back."

    Skip it and find a nice taco stand. Save your money and your time.

    The dessert was good, though.
     


  7. ThomSquared

    ThomSquared Senior member

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    Just wanted to say that everyone who thinks Bottega Louie is good is full of fucking shit. The Portabello Fries? Bland. The Calimari? Boring. The bruschetta? Over-priced, bland, and unexciting. The Pizzas? All 3 I tried were absolutely horrible. Horrible as in "Would you like a to-go box for this?" "Fuck no, I'd like my money and 3 hours back."

    Skip it and find a nice taco stand. Save your money and your time.

    The dessert was good, though.


    Although a tad harsh I would definitely label Bottega Louie as one of the more overrated spots in LA. Pretty mediocre food, I guess it's the environment that alot of people like, which I don't understand either.
     


  8. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Any word on Son of a Gun on 3rd St.? I heard is it helmed by the guys from Animal...their more seafood-centric venture. Thinking of heading there to give it a whirl...
    A friend has reservations tonight. I'm actually surprised that the prices are somewhat reasonable given the area. I'll report back.
    Just wanted to say that everyone who thinks Bottega Louie is good is full of fucking shit. The Portabello Fries? Bland. The Calimari? Boring. The bruschetta? Over-priced, bland, and unexciting. The Pizzas? All 3 I tried were absolutely horrible. Horrible as in "Would you like a to-go box for this?" "Fuck no, I'd like my money and 3 hours back." Skip it and find a nice taco stand. Save your money and your time. The dessert was good, though.
    Then that makes quite a few of us on here that are full of shit. Actually, I don't think anyone here has really hyped BL as the be-all downtown spot. Personally, I was warned and have warned others to stick to specific items on the menu, ie, the meatballs and pizza. But "horrible" pizza? Agree to disagree, I guess, but I haven't heard that from other foodie friends I've taken or have otherwise eaten there several times. Not saying you're lying, but I am implying that you could be slightly exaggerating or had a fluke meal. Coincidentally, I thought the souffle was ok. Since I haven't been in town in a while I'm almost tempted to post pics of places I hit down here. It's been a good couple of months.
     


  9. shellshock

    shellshock Forum Mascot

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    and dark chocolate bread pudding from larchmont bungalow on beverly

    i wanna try the red velvet pancakes [​IMG]
     


  10. Spencer

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    Gjelina-
    Charred Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Dates & Vinegar


    Best I've ever had. you didn;t get the fries?
     


  11. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Would have preferred them to be a bit softer they were too hard but good. The radicchio was good, need to try all the others like the cauliflower and pizza with i forget what and truffle oil.
     


  12. Xericx

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    went to bar centro @ the Baazar for happy hour/tapas.

    had a maker's manhattan with a spherical cherry

    chicken croquettes
    toasted bread with manchego and tomato
    steamed uni bun (great combo of flavors)
    foie gras w/ cotton candy (awesome)

    then went to A-frame in culver city for dinner

    furirake popcorn
    ribs
    beer can chicken
    chicken wings

    all good. more homey at A-frame...gotta do a sit down dinner at the bazaar.
     


  13. ThomSquared

    ThomSquared Senior member

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    I wasn't a huge fan of A-Frame, I felt like I could have gone to Trader Joe's and done some fat bar food shopping and made it at home in less than an hour with a beer in front of my tv. Wasn't there an ihop or a Denny's on that property years ago?
     


  14. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    yeah. used to be an ihop. I wasn't blown away with it like I was with Chego...the beer can chicken was great though....crispy skin, and the chicken was moist.

    I thought it was more elevated bar food than anything. Everything is a bit on the salty side, but that is probably due to some of the hawaiian influences on the food.
     


  15. itsjustadrian

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    not really pertaining to clothes but it still relates to shopping in LA

    anybody know where i can buy some shepheard's hotel cigarettes? i'm guessing there must be a store or two in the area that sells imported cigs. they're from germany.
     


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