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The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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

  1. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Take pics of Bludso's, not that they'll really translate but at least you'll make up for my mistake. I just didn't want to attract attention...
     


  2. airportlobby

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    I've been reading James Elroy - makes me really want to spend time in LA.

    What are y'all Angelenos favorite LA books?
     


  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    ^^^ anything by Bukowski, tho "Women" is my fave
     


  4. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    "Day of the Locust" is probably my all-time favorite, especially since it takes place in the 40s around the neighborhood I grew up in (just look at my avatar.) "Ask the Dust" by Fante is another good one. I'm not sure I'd bother with either adaptations to film. And although I've never read it, I'm sure "Double Indemnity" would be another classic from about that period.

    My father is a big fan of Connelly's Bosch series although I hear some of the plot conclusions and roll my eyes.
     


  5. airportlobby

    airportlobby Senior member

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    "Day of the Locust" is probably my all-time favorite, especially since it takes place in the 40s around the neighborhood I grew up in (just look at my avatar.) "Ask the Dust" by Fante is another good one. I'm not sure I'd bother with either adaptations to film. And although I've never read it, I'm sure "Double Indemnity" would be another classic from about that period.

    My father is a big fan of Connelly's Bosch series although I hear some of the plot conclusions and roll my eyes.


    Thanks! I read a few James M. Cain books recently, including Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and The Postman. They're good LA books.
     


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  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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  8. mordecai

    mordecai Immoderator

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    I tried Paradis finally. Very good, not mind blowing, but very good. I also attended an Armenian wedding reception across the street at Monte Cristo, which was awesome.
    City of Quartz is an interesting political history of LA.
    Please take this book with a grain of salt. Mike Davis is chicken little.
     


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    aizan Senior member

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    and we're planning a record run soon down in Long Beach, so will hit Bludso's on the way down and see what's going on

    don't get the texas sampler. stick with the brisket and spare ribs. ideally go on the weekend when they have beef ribs.
     


  10. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    don't get the texas sampler. stick with the brisket and spare ribs. ideally go on the weekend when they have beef ribs.

    ok thanks for heads up, are their beef ribs that good? generally never get beef ribs, always pork
     


  11. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Rib tips, j. Get the rib tips.
     


  12. aizan

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    rib tips are a mixed bag of meh and omfg, so that's more of a side dish than a main. i get it with sauce instead of my usual sos. =)

    their beef ribs are sort of like that, too. it's not a slab of meat hanging off a bone like at some other places. it's just something to gnaw on.

    lastly, don't let your order cool down. sit on the curb and eat it asap.
     


  13. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    It's cool. Ever since you admitted that you don't think Paradis is mindblowing I've already started to filter your recommendations.
     


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    Taste of the Nation on Sunday- yay or nay? http://tasteofthenationla.org/ I've been to some of these events and its just a lot of waiting in line for a small bite.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    Went to mozza again, took a couple friends who flipped for it.

    Had the meat lovers, benno, buffalo mozza with tapenade and white anchovy/fresno chile.

    Apps were the usual fried squash blossoms and a new one, home made ricotta and peas with mint pesto and crustini on the side. Had a lambrusco with it that paired well.
     


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