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mmm looking for a good liver and onions plate

gado_gado Aug 9, 2008 12:39 PM

i live in hollywood, but will drive pretty much anywhere. doesn't need to be fancy or anything. i had one years ago at some soul food place. lovely stuff. but today i woke up in the mood for some liver... or maybe some chicken hearts. any help highly appreciated!

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  1. monku RE: gado_gado Aug 9, 2008 05:16 PM

    Pann's has it on their menu. I've never had it there, but I'm sure they do a good job.

    1. Midlife RE: gado_gado Aug 9, 2008 05:33 PM

      It's funny but the only place in South OC I could ever find liver and onions was at IHOP (of all places). This dish does not appear to be very high on the list of American favorites (almost everyone I know can't believe I will eat it and less so that I actually like it). I just checked IHOP's website and it's not listed there, so I guess I was one of a small number who ordered it.

      Don't want to dilute the OP's search, but would appreciate any ideas for South OC as well.

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      1. re: Midlife
        monku RE: Midlife Aug 9, 2008 06:47 PM

        Mimi's Cafe

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          Midlife RE: monku Aug 9, 2008 08:29 PM

          Yup. Now I remember..... that was the other place.

      2. rednyellow RE: gado_gado Aug 9, 2008 06:17 PM

        I recently had good liver and onions at the Dresden room on Vermont in Los Feliz. The sides were so so, but the liver and onions was good. Also the decor is fab.

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          gado_gado RE: rednyellow Aug 9, 2008 07:27 PM

          niice, thanks guys... i will try these suggestions!

        2. maxzook RE: gado_gado Aug 9, 2008 07:09 PM

          I've never had it there, but my s.o. swears by the liver & onions at Musso & Frank.

          Musso & Frank Grill
          6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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          1. re: maxzook
            PayOrPlay RE: maxzook Aug 9, 2008 07:19 PM

            Yes, it's one of the most reliable things on the menu there.

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              kevin RE: maxzook Aug 10, 2008 09:55 AM

              Yes, Musso and Frank grill for the Liver and Onions, and it's Hollywood in your neck of the woods.

              Wash it down with a martini and what's left over in a cool sidecar.

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              Faulkner99 RE: gado_gado Aug 9, 2008 07:13 PM

              Daily Grill used to make a great version of calves liver and onions. They also added bacon if you asked. Might be worth a call to one of their branches.

              If you want the soul food version, Venni Mac's M&M Soul Food on Centinela just west of La Cienega makes a decent version.

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                gado_gado RE: Faulkner99 Aug 9, 2008 07:50 PM

                There you go Faulkner! M&M Soul Food is the one I got years ago. I really liked it.. but couldn't remember the name... Thanks!

                1. re: gado_gado
                  JEN10 RE: gado_gado Aug 10, 2008 07:42 AM

                  The Bull Pen in Redondo Beach has it. My Uncle ordered it and said it was good.

                  Bull Pen
                  314 Avenue I, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

              2. monku RE: gado_gado Aug 10, 2008 07:41 PM

                Don't know if the liver & onions are any good, but on my way out of this great Mexican place I had lunch at today there was a sandwich board and one of the listed specials was liver & onions w/jalapeno & rice & beans for $6.50.
                Prontos Fresh Mexican Grill
                2420 S. Western Ave., San Pedro, CA 90732
                Phone #: (310) 832-4471 or (310) 832-4429
                Cross Streets: 25th Street & Western Ave.


                1. ipsedixit RE: gado_gado Aug 10, 2008 09:57 PM

                  How about Sam Woo BBQ in Alhambra?

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                    monku RE: ipsedixit Aug 10, 2008 10:38 PM

                    Thought it was strange you mentioned Sam Woo. I ordered some house special chow mein and there was an abundance of liver in it which I wasn't expecting or wanted........ick !!!

                  2. Will Owen RE: gado_gado Aug 10, 2008 10:26 PM

                    The only L&O I've had in SoCal was at the much-dissed Sitton's NoHo Diner, on Magnolia just a few blocks east of the 5. The liver was overcooked just the way diner liver should be, the onions were tender, there was good bacon in there somewhere and the accompanying potatoes and gravy were better than Mom's. All this in spite of the fact that I almost had to slug the waitress standing right in front of me (for ten minutes!) to acknowledge my presence.

                    I've somehow missed it on Pann's menu, but have made the all-important mental note...

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                      mar52 RE: Will Owen Aug 10, 2008 11:08 PM

                      The Buggy Whip in Westchester has good liver and onions.

                      So does Billinsley's in West Los Angeles

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                      coffeebrownies RE: gado_gado Aug 11, 2008 10:27 PM

                      You don't have to drive very far....Victors Square on Bronson at Franklin has good liver and onions--most memorably, I ate it the night before my son was born and I've been eating it there fairly regularly ever since (18 years!).

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                        holleygolitely RE: coffeebrownies Aug 11, 2008 10:49 PM

                        My husband loves it at Orso on Third.

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                        bosanova99 RE: gado_gado Aug 11, 2008 10:51 PM

                        I think the Smokehouse in Burbank has Liver and Onions, plus you can have the yummy garlic bread!

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