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okay, starving and out of ideas...

wideeyedraven Dec 27, 2006 02:04 AM

melrose and fairfax. just hungry, not gearing up for a SERIOUS meal, but I feel like I've done everything: Mozza, check, 90% of the spots on 3rd street, check, farmer's market, check, Yabu, check, Real Food Daily never again, canter's, greenblatt's, damiano's checked to death. Angeli, check, angelini, check. I guess I'm just bored and wanting a great bite. Is there a ramen place anywhere near here? A great place of any kind I'm just ignorant of? Help much appreciated. We all need help to find the new.

the bored
Wide Eyed Raven

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    ninaberries Dec 29, 2006 10:28 AM

    atch kotch in the strip mall on vine and fountain is really cheap and is a good local spot. i like the udon and get it with fried tofu and green vegetables. they also have good tart sweeten-it-yourself lemonade.

    1. SauceSupreme Dec 29, 2006 03:41 AM

      How about a K-town approximation of pho over at Pho 4000 on Western?

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        tannazie Dec 28, 2006 04:48 PM

        Have you been to Mishima? No ramen, but great udon and soba.

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          wideeyedraven Dec 29, 2006 08:04 AM

          Been here a million times. Very good Udon. I eat like a king here. Of late, though, the place has not sat well with my stomach.

        2. luswei Dec 28, 2006 01:52 AM

          CUBE on La Brea, you can BYOB.

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            wideeyedraven Dec 27, 2006 05:31 PM

            thanks for the rec's. Carlito's Gardel has always intrigued as I walk by it to get a haircut. I live at that Tea place Farifax and it's pretty healthy eating. Meals by Genet is awesome, I should have thought of that. I went to Angeli instead.

            Wide Eyed Raven

            1. perk Dec 27, 2006 06:57 AM

              Thanks, Carter. Carlito's Gardel looks great, and I love Malbecs. I'm heading there this week!

              1. amandine Dec 27, 2006 05:21 AM

                T on Fairfax is fun tasty vegan sandwiches with great sides and lovely tea in a rather hip locale... next door to Canter's, across the street from the Dime. I think the nearest cross is La Cienega. I think it closes at 2 am on weekends.

                1. Das Ubergeek Dec 27, 2006 03:12 AM

                  1. Turn south on Fairfax.
                  2. Pass Olympic and find parking.
                  3. Halfway down the block, look to the right, and go to Meals by Genet.

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                    carter Dec 27, 2006 03:05 AM

                    Why not look to the old, meaning older, and try Carlito's Gardel for the cuisine and wines of Argentina. I went last week and had a very good filet with the best garlic fries you want to eat.
                    The son of the owners, nearing 40 with shaved head, will guide you through the the immense wine list which includes a superb collection of Malbecs, which to me is a much more food-friendly wine than any merlot, and generally much cheaper, although they do have good markups on theirs.
                    I can't wait to return yet again, which I actually may do next week, which would probably be my 5th or 6th visit in the past 1-2 years.
                    Where is it you say? 1-2 blocks west of Fairfax on Melrose.
                    www.carlitosgardel.com for more info. Been there quite a while and there is a reason it is still doing business.

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