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Mar 1, 2007 09:05 PM

Where are you dining this weekend?

i might try harlam kee this weekend as i've heard rave reviews about it

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  1. Probably, Toscana in Brentwood. If we can't get a reservation, we'll sit at the counter. Love the counter watching the cooks and pizza makers. Also love all food cooked in that wood-burning oven.Two great items off-menu are the shrimp salad and chicken salad. Perfect for a light meal or when you are watching your calorie intake.

    1. Probably Din Tai Fung. Though I don't personally prefer it, I've got some guests who have never been, and we're in the area anyway for the Santa Anita racetrack.

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      1. re: SauceSupreme

        Ah, does this mean there's something going on at the racetrack meaning that I should try to avoid driving on Baldwin? :p

        1. re: crystaw

          Yup. KROQ is hosting its Microbrew Festival at the racetrack.

          1. re: SauceSupreme

            Been recently... the good thing about the Microbrew fest is that it's on the other side of the race track and doesn't interfere at all with the joy of watching the ponies. BUT, if you are going because of MB festival (Which really impressed me!) then get there EARLY. It really is a HUGE draw and the lines and crow get BIG...


            1. re: SauceSupreme

              The Microcrew Fest sounds fun. I like the website photo with the German girls drinking big mugs of beer. :)

              1. re: SauceSupreme

                All plans fell through. Still ended up in Pasadena, and went to Red White + Bluezz (and scoped out Vertical and Neomeze while I was there.)

                Today for lunch I was at Sanam Luang Cafe in Thai Town.

                1. re: SauceSupreme

                  Yup. I stayed within a 3 mile radius of the Playhouse District of Pas. Pita Pita, Wild Oats Market (for fresh apple juice), Trader Joe's, and homecooking. I also walked inside and out of Europane and Zancou-- both were too busy. :)

          2. Hehe, I'm trying the Cima East Meets West buffet for the first time.


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            1. re: Pei

              It i s pretty good, but I would try to stay away from the door (not the one you enter in), but the one which is open to the patio with the oysters and stuff. TOO MANY FLYING INSECTS!

              Do try the oysters grilled and the pig....reelly good.

            2. Sushi of Naples tonight for their happy hour specials, Empress Pavilion for family style dinner with my mom's village's association, and hopefully Roscoe's on Sunday. I love planning weekends around food.

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              1. re: MeAndroo

                sushi of naples is really scary, would rather eat at todai. you should go down pch more and eat at restaurant koi. also, if you haven't yet tried, but m & m's makes really great southern fried chicken.

                1. re: justagthing

                  Hrmm, maybe it's a different Sushi of Naples. I went to the one in Pasadena, and while it wasn't fantastic, it was definitely worth the visit. FREE appetizer, cheap beers, and the soba was just as I'd expected. Didn't have any sushi, though.

                  1. re: MeAndroo

                    Yes, there is a Sushi of Naples here in Naples section of Long Beach...stay away...far away for your health sake!

              2. Tonite - trekking our to Mandarin Deli in Northridge to satisfy a scallion pancake craving. Tomorrow nite - Hamasaku....yum!
                Sunday, either Wat Thai or Santa Monica Farmer's Market.