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The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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

  1. darkmatter7

    darkmatter7 Senior member

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    Good thrift stores around eagle rock/glendale/pasadena/silverlake/los feliz with a large mens section (I don't want to go all the way to hollywood or beverly hills)? Not looking for expensive stuff. I've been to Goodwill and Squaresville... there must be something better.
     
  2. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've found a lot of good stuff at Ozzie Dots, but it's been a few years since I did much thrifting.

    Re: Gumbo Pot - I've never had a bad meal there. It used to be my go to Farmers' Market spot when I first came to LA.
     
  3. aizan

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    +1. rare exception to the "avoid restaurants near bodies of water" rule.
     
  4. driveslowk

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    Went to Khun Dom thai and it was quite good, thanks for the rec polyrock.
     
  5. Xericx

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    Hit up Sunny Spot in Venice (formerly beechwood, Roy Choi took over the kitchen) tonight. I didn't think I'd like the decor but it was actually pretty cool and bohemian with a chill westside crowd. The food was spicy beach-style thai/carribean/etc type food, which was a little weird eating on a brisk LA night in Venice (seemed like something you would be eating out on the sand in a tropical island or in miami beach)...but it was good, not great. it was kind of incongruous. In those environments, in hot and humid weather, it would have rocked....but on a cool La night, it was kind of average.

    My favorite of the night was the cubano torta, which had a bunch of shredded pork with other porks in it. calamari thai style (coconut, chilis, etc) was also very good....the diablo shrimp was kind of a miss...stewed goat was good, came with some cabbage to make into a taco type thing and pickled mangos (not a fan of pickled mangos though)..i ended up taking it home as we kind of over ordered...the food is all pretty spicy, definitely different from A-frame (which I do prefer foodwise).
     
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    If a bunch of us on here said mbp was good prior to you going you probably would have said you hated it.
     
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  7. Xericx

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    yeah, probably would have found it shallow and pedantic.
     
  8. darkmatter7

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    Where can I find out when sample sales will be in the LA area?
     
  9. Xericx

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    Brent's Deli in Northridge for their Black Pastrami Rueben. really good, nice service, lots of people waiting (about 20 minutes). I think I like Langer's pastrami better but this was really good.
     
  10. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I need to get to Langer's soon. It's been a few months and I'm starting to jones.
     
  11. ysb

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    Couple of places I hit up this week:

    Freddy Smalls Bar and Kitchen on Pico in West LA. I believe the owner's the same as The Counter
    small plates American food with little twists.
    For example, they serve a chicken parm that seems to be made of braised pulled dark chicken that's formed into a large croquette and then served with marinara and cheese on top.
    also had a fried brussel sprouts dish, a sampler of their house charcuterie, braised lamb with gnocchi, and for dessert a waffle with grilled apples, bourbon syrup I believe, and bacon butter.
    Everything is priced slightly higher than I would have liked (the gnocchi dish was pretty small and $18), and a lot of their dishes had a noticeable sweet element to them.
    Would absolutely return for the waffle, and probably only that.

    Also tried Hollywood Pies tonight too. Tried their spinach, a pepperoni, and their traditional Chicago sausage pizza. The sausage pizza was solid. If you've read about this place for pickup they don't have a storefront, you call them when you're there (after you've phoned in your order) and then they bring out the pizza to your car. I heard the last location was shady, but this one was okay. I think the owner brought us our pies. He mentioned that he's working on opening up a kitchen in West LA and will serve delivery to the whole west side. If you're into Chicago style pizza, it's pretty legit. He said that 70% of his customers are Chicago transplants. it's nice to have the option in the area, although I don't crave Chicago style all of the time.
     
  12. Xhale12

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    Any in LA who would possibly be interested in helping start in online clothing boutique, send me a PM.
     
  13. FlyingLotus

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    Anyone know when the Fred Segal santa monica sale starts?
     
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  14. JChance

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    Presale starts Thurs night, actual sale starts Friday at 50% off at both locations
     
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    how late is "night"?
     
  17. JChance

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    I think they normally close at 7pm in santa monica location, so before 7? You can call for more info.

    Anyhow, any idea for good Valentine restaurant in LA/santa monica/venice area or even torrance area? I personally like the Lobster in Santa Monica, but would like to hear some ideas. Thanks!
     
  18. rosenkruez

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    If you like wine and seasonal food, Vinoteque on Melrose is one of the best restaurants I've ever been. Great ambiance and they know how to pair wine with food, unlike most of expensive restaurants which don't know a thing about pairing. Plus, it's not that expensive, a lot cheaper than lobster or other "luxurious" restaurants. (Although if I want a lobster, I'd go to the lobster in Santa Monica in a heartbeat.)
     
  19. Xhale12

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    Quick question. I just bought a place in Studio city, a block south of ventura boulevard. Has anyone lived in this part of LA? What have your experiences been in or around that area?
     
  20. JChance

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    Went to Nana San in OC today, good little place, definitely recommend it for some fresh sushi
     

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