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Nov 22, 2009 10:17 PM

In the past year, which restaurant did you eat at most often?

I live in the South Bay and I certainly have my favorite restaurants in LA, however, most of my favs are cost-prohibitive or too far to visit regularly. I know there's a poll about one's favorite restaurants going on right now but I'm curious where you've eaten at most frequently over the past year. If you could limit it to the top 3 restaurants you've frequented the most, that would probably be the most helpful. I just looked at my annual credit card statement to see where I went most often.

While I'm most interested in hearing about South Bay or West LA places, I'd like to open this up to all of the greater LA area.

I'll start:

1. Riviera Mexican Grill
1615 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277-5605

2. Good Stuff
1617 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

3. Baja Fish Grill
1615 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277-5605

(I guess I eat a lot off of PCH!)

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  1. Cherry Stones
    Burnt Tortilla
    Have been to alot of restaurants this year in the South bay. Some more than once and others only once. The list is long. Good thing you didn't ask for outside South Bay...
    Haven't been to Good Stuff. Maybe I'll try it one day. Which one do you reccomend as I see they have several restaurants and for breakfast, lunch or dinner I see they have loco moco....

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    1. re: flylice2x

      They have 3 locations... I usually go to the closest one (the one I listed above). The food is pretty similar in 2 of the locations I've been to (the one on the beach and the one listed above). It's simple, well priced, and seems to have a healthier bent (in a good way).

      I usually only go there for breakfast or lunch. I most often order their basic omelettes, carne asada sandwich, turkey burger, sweet potato fries, or their breakfast wraps. The only 2 dishes that I've ordered there that I wasn't thrilled with was their tortilla soup (it tasted bland) and their flat iron steak and eggs (found the steak to be tough). I will tell you that they make some very tasty banana muffins (which they don't offer all that often since they rotate their muffin selection).

    2. I'm not sure if OC is within your definition of greater LA.

      1) Sabatino's - Italian - Newport Beach

      2) Inka Mama's - Peruvian - Foothill Ranch

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        1. re: kevin

          North of Lake Forest and West of Rancho Santa Margarita.

      1. Don Antonio's, San Francisco Saloon and Feast from the East.

        Don Antonio's
        11755 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

        San Francisco Saloon Co
        11501 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

        Feast From the East
        1949 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

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        1. re: Servorg

          I really miss Feast from the East for their chinese chicken salad. Fortunately, I'm able to "MacGyver" a replica of it now that they sell their dressing at Costco..toss that with some bagged lettuce and some shredded costco chicken, and bang, I'm there.

          What else do you order from Feast?

          1. re: DrBruin

            We are both addicted to the aforementioned Chinese chicken salad and we always get an 18 piece order of the sesame chicken wings and legs and take home the leftovers.

        2. Brent's Deli Northridge
          Baby Blue BBQ Venice
          Santouka Torrance
          Five Guys Carson
          El Pollo Inka Lawndale

          Brent's Deli
          19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324

          Baby Blues BBQ
          444 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

          Santouka Ramen
          21515 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501

          El Pollo Inka
          15400 Hawthorne Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260

          Five Guys Burgers
          20700 Avalon Blvd, Carson, CA 90746

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          1. re: wienermobile

            is five guys really great? it stems from NY yet, right?

            also, is santouka a pork broth?

            1. re: kevin

              Five guys is a really good fast food burger and the fries are great. They are originally from the Washington DC area. And yes the broth at Santouka is pork. Their salt ramen is my favorite.

              1. re: kevin

                Five guys is good. I find it a touch too greasy for my tastes to label it great. I will tell you Washingtonians (not just Barack) are really in love with this chain (but I think many of the CH'ers prefer a place called Ray's Hellburger in the DC area).

                I think the closest comparisons are In-n-Out, Fatburger or The Habit.

                I will say that Five Guys has a better selection of toppings (if you like to top your burger).

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