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lisachang79 Jul 27, 2007 12:10 AM

If you could eat anywhere in LA for your last meal, where would it be and what would you eat??

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    Jeryy RE: lisachang79 Jul 27, 2007 12:41 AM

    Either the roast chicken at Versailles or anything at C & O Trattoria - I would die happy with the taste of their garlic rolls on my tongue, long after singing "That's Amore."

    1. bodie RE: lisachang79 Jul 27, 2007 10:46 AM

      I could say something fancy like a tasting menu at Providence or Sona but really, I'd want to get a couple of tijuana dogs from the vendor at the studio city farmer's market and load 'em up with toppings. With my cholesterol, it'd probably be my last meal anyway.

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        riceflour RE: bodie Jul 28, 2007 12:07 AM

        Every time I eat one of those, I think it'll be my last meal. I get mine loaded with all the onions, peppers, mayo, mustard, and ketchup that the lady will give me. Nothing beats that greasy goodness after a night of tequila! I go to whatever stand is outside whatever bar/club I'm leaving, but my favorite used to be outside of Joseph's in Hollywood on Monday nights. Now that Joseph's is, er, wack...I go local.

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        Oh Robin RE: lisachang79 Jul 27, 2007 11:16 AM

        Oki Dog

        "a couple of hot dogs wrapped in a tortilla with chili, pickles, mustard, a slice of fried pastrami and a torrent of goopy American cheese - a cross-cultural burrito that's pretty hard to stomach unless you've got the tum of a 16-year-old, but strangely delicious nonetheless." -Jonathan Gold

        Come to think of it, that's probably what would kill me!

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          alliebear RE: Oh Robin Jul 27, 2007 12:42 PM

          Where do they make this?

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            Servorg RE: alliebear Jul 27, 2007 12:44 PM

            Oki Dog (Fairfax 2 or 3 blocks north of Melrose on the E side of the street)

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              bulavinaka RE: Servorg Jul 27, 2007 12:46 PM

              Be warned - it's not for the faint of heart...

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                Servorg RE: bulavinaka Jul 27, 2007 12:51 PM

                It's for making your heart pump faintly...

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                  bulavinaka RE: Servorg Jul 27, 2007 12:55 PM

                  I think my heart stopped... I'm still trying to digest that dog that I tried back in 1987... :)

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                    wutzizname RE: bulavinaka Sep 17, 2007 07:14 AM

                    There's also an Oki Dog on Pico, couple blocks west of La Brea.

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                      missmodular818 RE: wutzizname Sep 17, 2007 04:14 PM

                      Are these really that good? Should I believe the hype? Sounds like slop. If the chili is a good meaty chili gravy goop of a mess I might like it. Don't get me wrong. I do like my slop. I however do not like pastrami.

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                        wutzizname RE: missmodular818 Sep 17, 2007 06:23 PM

                        I must confess, I've never tried one (I just know where they are) so I'll have to defer to Gingergirl's rapturous description below.

                        My sense though, from reading about the fabled Oki Dog over the years, is that they're appeal is more on the culinary equivalent of the bungee jump...the real joy is less about the doing than it is the having done.

                        Or if you prefer a theatrical analogy: I remember Porky's as being a great film when I was 15, but I kinda doubt I’d feel the same way now.

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            Gohantabeyoka RE: Oh Robin Jul 27, 2007 10:53 PM

            "Heartily" agree. Oki Dogs are "to die for."

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            JDar RE: lisachang79 Jul 27, 2007 11:25 AM

            Fried chicken or a French Dip and several excellent microbrew beers suggested by my favorite bartender at Good in Sunset Junction, sitting at one of the four-person sidewalk tables, with my lover, my ex lover, and several good friends. (This is a last meal fantasy, after all...) I basically lived in there for awhile, with the ex. I miss it.

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              rickym13 RE: JDar Jul 27, 2007 12:33 PM

              never been there but if it was my last meal and it has to be in L.A.


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                ns1 RE: rickym13 Jul 27, 2007 02:09 PM

                urasawa in deed

                now if we're talking prison, i'd say a few slices from vito's, some carne asada tacos from la taquiza, a few scoops of ice cream from fossellmans, and an extra large orange bang

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                  Gingergirl RE: ns1 Sep 17, 2007 05:54 PM

                  Second - ribeye from Mastros with a side of anything.

                  I lived right near Oki thru most of my 20's and 30's. First time I ever saw an Oki Dog being prepared, I almost got sick. BUT TO TASTE ONE - OMG! The sum total of all its off-the-wall ingredients somehow evolves into an incredible explosion of deliciousness at first bite. Of course, if you're not a goopy, greasy, "chili-dog aficionado," don't even think about it. Could I actually digest one today? Dunno - but I had to wipe some drool off the computer screen just thinking about it.

                  ns1 - Had many a great bkfast at Ship's -- but don't remember the scrambled eggs; however, from your description, sounds similar to a heavenly breakfast I had years ago in Oregon. The scrambled eggs were the best. After begging the chef, the "trick" I was told, is to use extremely fresh eggs and to add a small amount of dry pancake mix to whatever recipe is used. Who knew.

            2. westsidegal RE: lisachang79 Jul 27, 2007 12:37 PM

              sushi zo omakase.
              i've never tried urasawa, so since presumably there won't be a 'redo' if i like zo better, i'd stick to zo.

              it's too bad that i couldn't find the cook who used to make the world's best scrambled eggs at the ships on olympic, nobody else has ever come close--firm but not rubbery, dry but still tender. dunno how he did it.

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                brandygirl RE: lisachang79 Jul 27, 2007 03:57 PM

                For my last breakfast, I would get lox and sturgeon at Barney Greengrass. For my last lunch, I would either go to the Ivy and order the grilled veggie salad, Bloody Mary, and chocolate chip cookies, or I would take a drive to La Super Rica in Santa Barabara for just about anything on their menu. For dinner, I would definitely make the drive to the Hitching Post in Buellton for their steak, fries, and Pinot.

                1. russkar RE: lisachang79 Jul 27, 2007 10:07 PM

                  Breakfast, Pacific Dining Car
                  Lunch, Langer's or Spago
                  Dinner, Urasawa or Providence (Chef's Table)

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                    TomSwift RE: russkar Jul 27, 2007 11:37 PM

                    Generally agree. Of course this assumes that my last meals are eaten on a day when I'm in such distress that I'm too weak to work and hence must eat all day to restore my strength. For breakfast, I'd opt for Pat's Topanga Grill only because I prefer their ham steak to PDC. Otherwise PDC wins. The Spago tasting menu (supplemented, of course) would be my choice for lunch but that takes me right up to 6:00 when it's time for Urasawa-san to begin his magic. Fortunately they are close to each other. With luck I'll never be on death row in Texas as it's pretty clear that nothing mentioned in this thread is on their menu.

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                    RSMBob RE: lisachang79 Jul 27, 2007 11:48 PM

                    From behind the Orange curtain...

                    Breakfast - somewhere with an ocean view, maybe Ruby's at the Balboa pier
                    Lunch - Tulsa Rib Company
                    Dessert/Afternoon snack - Hans' Homemade Ice Cream
                    Drinks - again, gotta be at the beach, maybe Las Brisas
                    Dinner - Trabuco Oaks Steakhouse
                    ...and to take with me: 10 lbs of italian sausage from Sabatino's

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                      AGENT FOODIE RE: RSMBob Jul 27, 2007 11:55 PM

                      a bone in ribeye from mastros with a side of mac and cheese.

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