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kevin Nov 9, 2000 04:46 PM

anyone know where to get great contemporary american food, particularly upscale, in los angeles?

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    JOEA RE: kevin Nov 9, 2000 05:25 PM

    ?????????

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      kevin RE: JOEA Nov 9, 2000 07:02 PM

      it's classic american spun with new interpretations.
      an example of new american was Paio in Silver Lake,a truly great restaurant, but I think it went out of business.

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        Leslie Brenner RE: kevin Nov 9, 2000 08:35 PM

        There was a thread on exactly this question a few months ago, and I posted a (probably over-lengthy) explanation, including some of the history. It was probably in General Topics. Doing a search for New American should turn it up, I think...

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        mike RE: JOEA Dec 1, 2000 01:26 PM

        "new american" cuisine is a red flag that alerts you higer prices and smaller portions than good, plain old american comfort food.

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        julia RE: kevin Nov 13, 2000 09:51 AM

        I like Woodside in Brentwood. Everything we've ordered there has been delicious and while upscale, it's still comfortable and not full of 'tude!

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          Larry RE: julia Nov 13, 2000 09:32 PM

          I read last Thursday in the LA Times in Angela Pettera's column that the chef had left that week. Seems he wanted a piece of the action and the owner refused. I want someone to try it now before I spend (waste) my money there. Post an opinion. I was a big fan of the chef.

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            julia RE: Larry Nov 30, 2000 06:44 PM

            As reported today in the LA Times, looks like Woodside will be no longer. Sadly. They're changing the name to Zax (ick) and the new chef comes from Boxer. They want to make it into a "destination" spot. Does this mean more trendy, less comfortable? Guess we'll see after next Tuesday (12/5)!

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