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ONE last meal??

lisachang79 Aug 24, 2007 02:18 PM

I'm looking for good places to eat in LA. Where and what would you eat if you could only have ONE last meal?!

  1. lotta_cox Aug 24, 2007 02:22 PM

    ONE last meal, huh?

    the cut (because i haven't tried it yet), mastro's (steaks, sitting upstairs watching all the crazies walk by), or blair's (food, not atmosphere)

    1. SauceSupreme Aug 24, 2007 02:23 PM


      There are lots of good places to eat in LA, ranging from low-brow to high-end. But if I had to select one final period to punctuate the end of my life, it'd be Urasawa.

      1. kingkong5 Aug 24, 2007 02:23 PM

        I would choose Urasawa for my last meal

        1. c
          Clinton Aug 24, 2007 03:22 PM

          Crustacean's in Beverly Hills. Their signature Dungeness crab and garlic noodles. Their margaritas are the best I've ever had and their dessert chef is outstanding. BTW, who's paying for the bill?

          Crustacean, 9646 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
          (310) 205-8990 www.anfamily.com
          9646 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

          2 Replies
          1. re: Clinton
            maxzook Sep 5, 2007 11:45 AM

            It's your last meal. Who cares?

            1. re: Clinton
              jkao1817 Sep 5, 2007 01:49 PM

              I do not mean to reign in on your last meal but are you really serious about Crustacean's? The food the is nothing special and the portions are tiny to say the least....not to mention the prices are joke for what they do give you.

              My vote is also for Urasawa

            2. j
              jenngen Aug 24, 2007 04:18 PM

              If I had to choose one restaurant, it would be Grace.

              If I could split up my last meal, I would start with chili cheese fries from Carney's, The Kobe burger from Lucky Devil's, and end with the lemon and thyme doughnuts from Craft.

              1. bodie Aug 25, 2007 12:22 PM

                That is not an easy question. Do you go with a place you haven't been and maybe couldn't ordinarily afford? If so, then my choice would be Urasawa.

                Or, do you go with a sure thing, a place you've been previously and loved, maybe a tasting blowout at Spago or Providence?

                For me, there is even a third choice, which is a type of ethnic food that you may not be able to get elsewhere in the US (i.e. one of LA's many incredible Thai, Korean, Chinese, Japanese or Mexican restaurants)?

                1. d
                  Diana Aug 25, 2007 12:36 PM

                  Talking price, Urasawa

                  Talking calories, probably a big ol pizza somewhere..ooh, or a burger. Maybe a shake and pie.

                  I supppose that might be pie n burger or Lucky Devil's

                  1. i
                    iknowfood64 Aug 25, 2007 02:18 PM

                    Puerto Vallarta shrimp, rice, beans. and a pitcher of strawberry margarita at Gardens of Taxco.

                    1. m
                      mrhooks Aug 25, 2007 06:39 PM

                      I'd ask if Ortolan would be willing to serve ortolan. If not...hmm, probably Urasawa since I'm unlikely ever to get to go otherwise.

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                      1. re: mrhooks
                        bodie Sep 4, 2007 05:21 PM

                        If you find a place that serves Ortolan, save me a seat (and a serviette to place over my head) - I am so there!

                      2. n
                        nomo_fan Sep 5, 2007 11:41 AM

                        I would have a poor man's final tasting meal:

                        1) one piece of Golden Bird fried chicken
                        2) a small banh xeo from Van Restaurant
                        3) 1/3 of a beef roll from 101 Noodle Express
                        4) 1/6 of a slice of pork, cheese, and curry powder okonomiyaki from Gaja
                        5) an assorted plate of vegetable tempura from Komatsu Tempura Bar
                        6) a self-made soft taco with conchinita pibil from Babita
                        7) stuffed tofu with spinach from Happy Family
                        8) one small bowl of stewed short ribs from Yong Su San
                        9) Maeda-en lychee sorbet
                        10) a slice of white chocolate blueberry tart from San Francisco's Sweet Inspiration

                        a bit much, but I can dream......

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                        1. re: nomo_fan
                          AGENT FOODIE Sep 6, 2007 01:01 AM

                          mastros in BH or spagos in BH

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