I've been sick! Want a yummy dinner for Sat and have no clue!
The indications on my antibiotic say it can affect brain function, and make it hard to make up my mind.(It also says it can make me suicidal, or can make my tendons rupture!)
My husband feels sorry for me, and offered to take me to anywhere not Providence or Spago or Valentino I want to go. But I just can't make up my mind!
I've been thinking about lots of places:
Food from Mitsuwa
Sabor A Mexico
The New Peruvian place in the Valley, Lima
El Katroclcho (Sp?)
Follow Your HEart
Vallarta's Prepped foods
that vegetarian bar across form Scoops
Alexis Greek Cafe
Gosh! anything new and cool? I sort of want comforty good food.Burritos, hummus and baba ganooj, bao, sushi, eggplant, Breakfast? I dunno
Anyone have any clue where my poor addled self would enjoy? Anything new and fun?
Oh, I live in the SFV, but Pasadena, Glendale, Hollywood, West Hollywood, SM, Venice, West La and such are not out of the question.
It took me half an hour to write this, because I keep forgetting the names of places and words for food!
Second Nook's mac & cheese. They call it a "side" but don't be fooled - I had it the other night & it was generous (& deelish).
They always have the lentil soup (v.g.) & one other that changes daily.
Have the little brownie pot thing for dessert.
And make a reservation - they were crowded on a Tuesday.
My three favorite restaurant comfort foods, at least one of which I make sure to have whenever I've been sick:
* the Belgian beef stew at the Kitchen;
* the rosemary chicken risotto at the Literati Cafe;
* the green corn tamales at El Cholo.
1121 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
12081 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
4348 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Nook makes a very good macn'cheese to share as a starter or side. Their short ribs (or is it pot roast) with gravy served over a bed of mashed potatoes is as comforting as it gets. I've also enjoyed their soups; I think they usually have a lentil, and I've had a fine rich cheese soup one lunch. Good service, wine, and among the best values in all of L.A.
hatfield's and Bashan sound good.
Someone I know mentioned Skaf's, or Chili My soul.
Gosh, this is hard, thanks everyone for being so nice about my addledness!
What about Senior Fish's potato tacos?
i also crave really good bread, either corn bread or artisan bread, to go along with my food (If I don't get a burrito!)
Would China Islamic work?
Thanks again, everyone! I now I'm not everyone's favorite poster, but the recs alone are making me feel a little better! It's nice that you guys care!
Love that Hatfield's and Chili My Soul can be weighed for the same one meal choice. Hmm...Pink's or Cut? Casa Bianca or Mélisse?
It's a testament to the much-maligned quality of L.A. dining, and to the real heart of Chowhound: good food is good food.
Feel better, Diana. And get your potato tacos at Loteria with a watermelon aguas fresca, and I promise, all will be well in the world.
Diana, I wasn't going to reply because the word "yummy" grates on my nerves, but the mother in me feels sorry for you so I will.
I'd go to Osteria Mozza at opening time and grab a seat at the mozzarella bar and order everything my heart desired, especially the ricotta and egg ravioli in brown butter, and the grilled octopus, and the oriechette with sausage and kale.
For a less expensive and Japanese option, I'd pick Musha and order the seared mackerel, pork belly and parmesan risotto.
LOL! I agree with your sentiment about the word "yummy" but was always afraid to say something about it.
Two weeks ago I got caught some sort of unknown bug with symptoms I had never had before. I ate my lone packet of kimchi ramen, and it made me feel better instantly. I headed to a Korean market to get a decent-sized jar of some homemade kimchi and went on a kimchi-and-rice kick for a day. That bug was gone. Kimchi cures all!
I think I'll second that. You can check out Orris and see if that's what you want right now (http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2007/...)
Also, after I'm sick I usually go to Curry House (there's one on Sawtelle but I believe it's also somewhere around Arcadia or something). Ideal comfort food for me :) nice big plate of curry
Also, if you like spicy/korean food, go to Beverly Soon Tofu in K-town. That's also one of my personal comfort food.