The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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  1. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    Had the burger today at aframe for lunch, it was great. very "saucy" burger, I think they used canned tomatos not sure, they seemed like they were though....i really liked it though. strange that absolutely no char to the burger whatsoever.

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  2. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Me, kelvin and a homie killed it at osteria tonight.

    Didn't have to wait for seating, had two apps, five dishes and three desserts I'll let K chime in with the breakdown.
     


  3. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

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    grilled octopus, burrata with speck, tagliatelle verde with lamb ragu, orecchiete with sausage and swiss chard, calfs brain ravioli, agnolotti, and short rib. Stand-out plates were the burrata, tagliatelle, orecchiete (very good) and the short rib.

    Dessert was chocolate cake (too rich), a strawberry crepe type thing (really good) and a type of small donut with huckleberry marmelatta and vanilla gelato that was pretty good.
     


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    I haven't had ragu in ages

    I should make that
     


  5. kiya

    kiya Brand Representative Affiliate Vendor

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    Has anybody eaten at Biergarten yet?
    It's on N. Western right off Beverly.

    The menu looks crazy and the initial reviews from Yelp and the press are very good.
    Looks like a corny spot, but if the food and beer is good..

    Check the menu/photos: http://www.facebook.com/BiergartenLA
     


  6. driveslowk

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    Oh yah, sat across from Runkel from Californication last night.
     


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    Brunch at the Lazy Oxx Canteen today, first time there. had some of the eggplant with tahnini and lamb/beef ragu over egg noodles with a fried egg. Both were very solid entrees, I look forward to trying it for dinner sometime....
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    Had the best NY style pizza tonight in the most unlikely of places, corona del mar. Verified authentic by my buddy who grew up in new york, shit was amazing.

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    Thin, crispy in the middle crust that supported the center of the pie, well done,, same water as NY, the right type of flour, jesus.

    Large fontaine from Johnny's on pch, my new spot. Owner is cool as fuck too stayed open late for us.

    For those coming down from LA-

    Johnny's Real New York PIzza
    2756 E. Coast Hwy,
    Corona Del Mar 92625
    949-729-9159
     
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    Looks amazing.

    I think D'Amore's Pizza Connection has solid NY Style pizza. Their water comes from Buffalo, NY I think.
     


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    Check that, water from Boston, so I guess it's not really "NY Style" but still damn good.
     


  11. kiya

    kiya Brand Representative Affiliate Vendor

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    What do you guys mean by "water from NY"?
    They import canisters of water from the east coast? That's dumbest shit i've ever heard.. and my wife's family owns 7 pizzerias in NorCal. Granted they're not gourmet approved but they've had these pizzerias since 1974, they know pizza. The whole "importing water" thing is an industry joke for tourists.
    Not saying the pizza Spencer had wasn't good, just saying the water part is a farce.
     
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  12. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    I didn't say water from NY.

    Just because they own 7 or 20 or 50 pizzerias it is no correlation to the taste.
     
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    Sorry, i was referring to Spencer, not you. Fixed.
     


  14. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Fucking awesome.
    That pizza joint isn't the only biz in LA to import random shit from NY. There's some bagel place on the west side that imports their water from Brooklyn.

    Let me know how that German place is. I got the email from Urban Daddy or whatever about it and I'm hoping it's good.
     


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    i didn't eat at biergarten but went for some beer. It was a decent space, but I think I prefer beer belly in k-town. the food at beer belly is great (if somewhat fatty/heavy) and they specialize in a lot of very local beer. I should check out the menu at biergarten though and see how it is.

    Went to Playa Saturday night. Overall good, though there were some misses. Best to stick with the tapas--the larger plates were fairly meh IMO (had the tacos and the puerco--tacos were sort of bland, puerco over salted). Cocktails excellent. Maize cakes, excellent. All the food had really gorgeous presentation (though I don't quite get the atomic age theme, though I liked it--quirky and fun). And I really like what they've done with the Grace space, opening it up, making it a bit more casual.
     


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