The Official Los Angeles Shopping + Dining Thread

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

  1. foodguy

    foodguy Senior member

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    bowl is a great experience, but not necessarily if you're going for the music. between wine bottles rolling down cement steps, people talking and incessant helicopter traffic, it's pretty distracting. i saw brian wilson do smile at the disney hall several years ago and it was one of hte best concerts i've ever been to ... and i was a rock critic for 10 years.
     
  2. Spencer

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    Hollywood Bowl is iconic.

    I've seen everyone from the LA Phil to Nine Inch Nails there. Like said above, it can turn into a cluster fuck, but all in all every Angeleno needs at least one Bowl experience.

    fyi, park at Hollywood and Highland and walk up. You'll be able to get out alot easier down there.
     
  3. melwoesblvd

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    back to the ramen. when i was at SMC I went to santouka a LOT, miso there is great and all but can get boring real fast. jinya does one bowl right the others are all trash ( tonkotsu with thin noodle, thick was garbage when i tried it). tsujita does have great tsukemen but people here don't know how to eat tsukemen and they end up with cold ass broth and it doesn't leave them with a good impression at the end. yamadaya's kotteri is very pleasing but can get to be too much. their curry is actually one of the best in LA (at least torrance's location).
     
  4. grizzlybear

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    i stopped by the denim co and it is okay, not expensive (relatively) for selvage denim. it was weird that there's a barber shop in there ( i might have to go get a cut there :lol:) good prices there.
     
  5. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    Not sure how well you know denim but that's the cheapest you can get for the product at retail, especially when you consider small production runs, overhead on the location, etc. There are brands selling the same basic product for $50-150 more in LA.

    I wouldn't necessarily recommend them over other local brands per se as it wasn't really my steez but for casuals or beginners, that's a good place to start.
     
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    It's a great venue if you are allowed to utilize most of the Bowl signature perks such as bringing your own food and alcohol in which typically is not allowed for all or most of the "leased events" that are not brought to you by the LA Phil. But I have noticed they still allow some of those perks at leased events for a lot of the less mainstream indie rock gigs with a triple bill. It's not by any means the best concert venue in LA but it's quite a spectacle on a warm spring/summer night with your favorite bottle of wine or favorite beer and some takeout.

    FYI - a little birdie told me that they may start doing random DUI checkpoints a couple blocks down each side of Highland exiting the Bowl during shows so be careful... Your best bet is to park at a lot or neighborhood a little farther away to avoid the mess.
     
  7. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've never been to a bowl show where you couldn't bring in food and wine. Then again, I"m not a regular there, but I've been to several shows over the past ten years or so. I used to be able to walk to shows from my old place in the Hollywood Dell.
     
  8. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    You can't for some of the bigger shows, unlike the family friendly jazz/orchestra ones.

    My friend who has worked at the Bowl for ages kids me that if there's ranchera music then you can guarantee there's no alcohol permitted.
     
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    They pick'em and choose'em to be honest with you, if it's a "Hewitt and Silva" promoted show than chances are your gonna have to pony up $12 for a fucking red stripe and $20 for a stale panini but they are getting better at it. Some of the bigger shows or independently promoted show that I went to like Radiohead, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, and McCartney didn't allow any food or liquor.
     
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    Yeah, same goes for any hip hop gigs (very rare).
     
  11. StanleyVanBuren

    StanleyVanBuren Thumb Raider

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    or take Metro. [​IMG]
     
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    What the hell I have a work connection for tickts so going to do the Beach Boys at the Bowl in June..hopefully it will be Pet Sounds/Smile greatness and not a train wreck oldies show. And I don't live in LA so I'm not packing a picnic basket anyways.
     
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    ink/gjelina/the bazaar if you could only choose one?
     
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    ink, duh!
     
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    bazaar is good but ink is better

    havent tried gjelina
     

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