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The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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

  1. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    Never had Rustic Canyons, but Comme Ca's is pretty damn good, good steak frites and drinks too.
     
  2. karmaguy

    karmaguy Senior member

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    okay so i've done a quick look through the thread since I'm going to be in Santa Monica this weekend (and i'll be with friends so i doubt i'll be able to drive around LA much), and it looks like Fred Segal Santa Monica is the only place mentioned I should check out in SM. Any other recs for SM?
     
  3. Xericx

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    Brentwood Country mart. Monocle, Unionmade, Farmshop, the Diesel bookstore, etc.

    If your in Santa Monica on saturday go to the farmers market on the promenade. just go early vs. later though...its much less touristy earlier on. get a Godmother Sandwhich at Bay Cities Italian Deli.
     
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  4. PootyTang

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    I live in Brentwood, and I'm new to the area. Where can I go to get myself a haircut?

    I used to live in the South Bay and I would drive down to Long Beach to get my haircut at Syndicate, which was awesome and cheap ($21). Now I live too far away for that to make sense and I need a new go-to. Any recommendations for good, cheap, no-frills barbershops around Brentwood/Santa Monica/West LA?

    Thanks!
     
  5. jess123

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    wow that food looks so good, top picks on sushi?
     
  6. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    I usually go to Floyds in West LA on Santa Monica Blvd near Barrington.
     
  7. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member

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    Best barbershop you're going to get: http://www.baxterfinley.com/

    La Cienega next to Craft.
     
  8. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member

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    Little Tokyo in downtown.
     
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    seconded. never liked a haircut until i started going there.
     
  10. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    I think i'll get my next haircut there. its a bit far from me, I like to just pop in to a place to get a cut. Big fan of Baxter products.
     
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  11. djblisk

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    +1 I've been cutting my hair with Chrissy for years. Although I recommend her, I don't you would go wrong with the other guys either. If you do go, ask for Chrissy.
     
  12. driveslowk

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    $40 is too much for a monthly haircut.

    Haven't had Comme Ca but all of the people I've talked to who had both RC/Comme Ca would quickly choose Rustic.

    As far as visiting SM, If I was from out of town I'd just go enjoy the beach and walk around.


    Going to Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa today, a new restaurant from the owners of Haven. Menu looks interesting: http://www.tacoasylum.com/
     
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  13. MIKE_JE

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    You buy SF level clothing and you can't pay $40 for a haircut? Are you serious?

    Don't bother with Taco Asylum...the fillings are OK, but when I ate there the tortillas on all the tacos I ordered were flour. I'm a purist when it comes to corn tortillas and tacos. Ate there once, was totally unimpressed, and will not return. My thought were: "Well, their intentions are good..."
     
  14. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    ..or $6 for a taco. :foo:
     
  15. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

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    ^ Ah, that's disappointing. I had reasonable hopes for it too, sounds like a taco version of No. 7 Subs which I enjoyed a lot.

    Men's hair is relatively easy to cut and most places can do exactly what I want. I used to go to a place in Huntington Beach that did finished with a hot towel and straight-razor shave around the neck and the experience is definitely nice. Marginal benefit isn't worth the cost to me. (And I've paid $30 for a pencil and thought that was completely worth it)

    Of course, my opinion may change if I have an exceptional hair cut somewhere.

    Doing the 9-course tasting menu at Providence in a few weeks. :slayer:
     
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  16. jet

    jet Senior member

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    this fucker
     
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    I really wanted taco asylum to be good as well but the flour tortillas really ruin it. The grease from the filling cause the tortillas to become almost chalky after a few minutes and totally ruin the whole thing, especially when the grease just spills out all over the table etc. The octopus was really good too, oh well.
     
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    Great sandwiches at that place. Lacking in atmosphere but who cares?
     
  19. FlyingLotus

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    IMO bay cities is alright, but i dont think it lived up to the hype..
    Its good. Very tough bread!
     
  20. MIKE_JE

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    Speaking of which, am I the only person in Los Angeles who is totally unimpressed by Langer's? Maybe I just got bad sandwich, I don't know...
     

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