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Jul 1, 2009 11:08 PM

shopsin's-like restaurant.

anyting in la parts?/????

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  1. Are you looking for similar food or similar bipolar performance art? While not having had the "pleasure" of dining at shopsin's I get the feeling that the food at Millie's on Sunset may have some similar characteristics.

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    1. re: Servorg

      well, both theatrices, abrasiveness and weird good food such as macoroni and cheese pancakes, taco fried chicken, turkey air cloud soup, sliders (that's pretty regular), slutty pancakes, etc.

      1. re: kevin

        I can't recall the name of it, but there used to be a place in Woodland Hills on Ventura Blvd. that featured "customer abuse" as part of their schtick. Just reading the posts about the food at shopsin's does bring Millie's to mind. Have you been to Millie's, Kevin? But really you have say that shopsin's is probably unique in not just the US but on a worldwide basis.

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        1. re: Servorg

          i haven not been to millie's yet, in silverlake right???


          what's that squiggly stuff under the text of your post?

          1. re: kevin

            Right, in Silverlake. It's an interesting place. And those are a school of fish. My friends who are retiring down in Loreto, Baja close their emails with that symbol and I thought it looked cool.

            1. re: Servorg

              thanks, i thought that was some reference to shopsin's.

              i guess the stuffed sandwich in san gabriel is a little similar in the demeanor but not quite there.

              1. re: kevin

                Actually, in terms of the stamp of a single man, book-length menu and single-minded obsession, Stuffed Sandwich might be the closest, but transferred to beer. Its food, not so much, except for Sam's insistence that you buy some, and the penal-strength heat of the sausage sandwich.

    2. I just read the Shopsin's menu and went on system overload. I would want to ask them questions about the 15 different kinds of soup but the abuse would probably have me sobbing in the bathroom - or on the street after they kicked me out.

      1. Granted, I haven't been to Millie's in about a year, but what is "weird" about their menu or the service? The servers tend to have tattoos, but are unfailingly sweet, and the owners are wonderful, always working hard to refill waters and coffees and the food is hearty and good.

        The menu is just your basic egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, burgers, and sandwiches.

        I have heard that back in the '90s, Millie's was a bit odd, but I've been going since 2000 and never experienced anything beyond typical divey diner service.