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gdrace Feb 25, 2008 11:10 PM

Just looking for a really good pot roast. The Cheaper the better.

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    Hackenbush Feb 28, 2008 01:47 AM

    Hoboken, which is located over on Westwood near Pico, has a good and cheap pot roast but they don't have it every day. Call ahead if interested.

    Grand Lux Cafe has a good one, too.

    1. Will Owen Feb 27, 2008 12:49 PM

      The only version I've bought here was the pot-roasted brisket at Clifton's Cafeteria downtown. It was so good it'd almost be worth the parking hassle and wading through the much-too-lively street crowds - and if you ever go there on some sort of historical/anthropological field trip, I recommend that as your choice. I make a damn good pot roast myself, but these guys had me beat by a mile.

      1. rednyellow Feb 27, 2008 11:59 AM

        I"m usually disappointed by pot roast... too much of a home made memory kind of thing. When I"m hungry for pot roast, I get the Belgian Beef Stew at The Kitchen in Silverlake. Just good meat and sauce. I don't think it has veggies in it. I get it with a side of their great fries and that satisfies my pot roast craving.

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          carter Feb 27, 2008 09:37 PM

          Do yourself a favor and try the one at Jar, and then come back and rediscuss the issue. Guarantee your thoughts regarding pot roast will change forever.

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            rednyellow Feb 28, 2008 07:30 AM

            Thanks. I will.

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          Oh Robin Feb 27, 2008 10:42 AM

          Bake & Broil

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          Bake 'n Broil
          3697 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

          1. Emme Feb 27, 2008 10:40 AM

            Grand Lux Cafe

            Flower St Bar downtown

            Barney's Beanery

            Mel's Diner and Eat Well do them on Special nights

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              Clinton Feb 26, 2008 07:14 AM

              I like Mimi's Cafe near PCH and Crenshaw. The one in Torrance does a pretty good job and not too expensive.The ambience is similar to a Marie Calledars and it's always crowded.

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                JBC Feb 26, 2008 05:15 AM

                I've never had it there so how it tastes is a ?, but the $12.75 early bird special (it's a "complete" dinner & comes with a glass of wine) at the Golden Bull in Santa Monica Canyon might be the best value without going to a chain:
                http://www.goldenbull.us/Early.Bird.Menu.htm

                In comparison, I would assume Jar's would definately taste better; however:

                $25 - Pot Roast
                $11 - Salad (cheapest).
                $8 - Fries
                $8 - Glass of wine (guessing).
                $5 - Cup of Coffee (guessing).
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                $57 - before T & T ~ OR After T & T = $72.80 versus $16.25 or 4.5 times more $$$'s !!

                http://thejar.com/jar_menu.html

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                  David Kahn Feb 26, 2008 03:42 PM

                  Jar's pot roast is wonderful.

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                    carter Feb 27, 2008 09:35 PM

                    The David Kahn?
                    Jeez, where have you been???
                    But your comment regarding Jar is 100%. Will redefine your thoughts on what pot roast should be. Definitely recommended.

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