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Define this cuisine: Masa Bakery and Cafe in Echo Park

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roxymonoxide May 19, 2009 05:32 PM

Masa Bakery and Cafe by The Echo on Sunset in Echo Park serves fabulous Chicago deep-dish pizza, Italian and French dishes, California salads and Cuban bread.

What in the heck do you call it? Eclectic is too general. Chicago home cooking?

Masa of Echo Park
http://www.masaofechopark.com/
1800 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 989-1558

  1. bigtums May 19, 2009 06:41 PM

    They have the best bread pudding I've ever had. They use their croissants and it's so good!

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      Thi N. May 26, 2009 10:01 AM

      Bread pudding! Jah, theirs is very satisfying... probably my favorite thing from the (limited) selection of stuff I've had from there.

      Why does it matter what kind of cuisine it is? They're folks. They like to cook stuff. Here's the stuff they cook. Some of it's damn tasty.

    2. SilverlakeGirl May 19, 2009 05:44 PM

      Bad?

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        roxymonoxide May 19, 2009 05:46 PM

        Aw. I think their food is wonderful, and their side salad is the best in L.A.

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          cls May 19, 2009 06:48 PM

          Definitely inconsistent. I really like the pizzas although several purists insist they are not "real" Chicago style. I have had a couple of good pannini, and I agree on the bread pudding being very good.
          Their salads are some good, some so-so. The meatloaf I had there was bad. The pastas are OK, but very American in style, lots of sauce and heavy on the garlic. Most of the vegetable dishes are average to bad.
          I do like the place and think Tony is a great guy.

      2. Chowpatty May 19, 2009 05:38 PM

        Confused cuisine?

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