okay, starving and out of ideas...
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.
Wide Eyed Raven
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.
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.
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.
Thanks, Carter. Carlito's Gardel looks great, and I love Malbecs. I'm heading there this week!
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