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Nov 11, 2001 02:20 PM


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When I was picking up my meat at Harvey Guss, I asked Harvey what some of the cooler new restaurants in LA are (he supplies them all, so he knows). His response was a place called "Jar". Has anyone heard of it?

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  1. Yes, it's on Beverly where Indochine used to be. Hopefully the food is less awkward that the building (looks very unappetizing!). Check this for more info....


    1. Harvey Guss, near Olympic and Fairfax? I've driven past that name for years and wondered (it's my neighborhood). Does he sell retail as well?

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      1. re: Sandra W.

        You'll need to call (or fax, which we find simpler) the day before, then pick up between 8 and 1 (but noon is perfect, because the commercial accounts have all come and gone). Cash or check. He's also open on Saturday until 11:00, I believe. I think that Harvey allows retail customers just because he likes to chat with people who are knowledgeable about food. He does have a price list, both retail and wholesale, and you can order from both. You need a minimum order, but a couple steaks and some birds will do it. Once he gets to know you, he will give you lots of pointers on how and what to order.
        My own favorite: prime aged t bone or porter house steaks, cut 1 1/2 inches thick. I believe they are around $16 a pound. I grill them for a total of 8 minutes with mesquite, serve with home made fries and a dry martini. I will work hard all week for this treat.
        Everthing Harvey sells is wonderful. He isn't just the best - he is the best of the best. We won't buy meat anywhere else. I know you will treat him nicely - because he is a treasure!