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Mar 31, 2009 09:27 PM

Where's the onion love?

Garlic gets so much love in this city. Everyone wants to know where to find the best garlic bread, the best garlic appetizer, the best use of garlic in any dish whatsoever. Where is the love for it's friendly neighbor the onion? I want to find the best dishes that give this other breath polluter it's time in the sun. Anyone? Is there an onion centric restaurant similar to "The Stinking Rose"?

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  1. Sorry.......only place that came to mind quick was The Red Onion......any of those still around. Not really honoring the onion, it was a Mexican restaurant chain.
    And that greasy concoction called the Bloomin Onion at OSH.

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    1. re: monku

      Ah the awesome blossom. I forgot about that one. As for The Red Onion, Google tells me there is only one left in Palos Verdes still owned and operated by the original family. Browsing the menu however yield nothing with onions...

      1. re: ReelMike84

        I knew the Red Onion didn't have anything to do with onions. I remember it as a Mexican restaurant chain like El Torito.
        Good luck on your search....I like all kinds of onions.

        Best onion rings in town are at Farmer Boy's in downtown (Alamada at 7th Street) LA. Freshly battered and fried and huge. Great fried zuccini too.

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      1. NOT an onion-centric place, but the beer-battered onion rings at Steak Depot and actually great.

        1. I haven't been in a long time, so this may no longer apply, but Barsac on Lankershim in N. Hollywood serves or served a great onion tart.

          1. Consider any vegan restaurant, particularly Real Food Daily. I'm personally allergic to onions and although I would prefer to eat out vegan, I can't because 95% of the dishes are onion-centric. I believe in the absence of meat and butter, these restaurants believe onions add depth and flavor to the food. Literally, I think they could change the name of Real Food Daily to Big Vegan Onion.