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I need two things...red velvet cake and an amazing restaurant

My GF's birthday is coming up in two weeks. I need to find her the best Red Velvet cake ever made on this planet (in the Los Angeles area) and a restaurant with amazing food. Some good italian or an amazing steak or maybe the most amazing burger. Any suggestions???

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  1. Give us a little more to work with on the restaurant - desired area, price point, ambience, etc.?

    Although without any additional information, I would highly recommend Craft. I'm not exactly sure why, but there is something about Craft that feels so celebratory to me - and the food is amazing.

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    Craft
    2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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    1. re: aching

      well nothing too expensive. 125 dollars tops for the both of us. anywhere in the L.A. area. I just want her to bite into something and be amazed at how good it is.

    2. "...or an amazing burger." You probably need to read this post and then come back if you are still in doubt about the "burger" component of your search (lol): http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7010...

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      1. re: Servorg

        That was an AWESOME article. Thanks for the link!

      2. You do both in Beverly Hills. Get her red velvet cupcakes from Sprinkles then go to Mastros for steak. One stop shopping.

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        Mastros Restaurant
        2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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        1. re: toonoble

          +1 Mastros

          -100 Sprinkles: Soooo overrated

        2. If you want a really good red velvet cake...not cupcakes, SusieCakes makes are great rendition. I was at their Newport Beach location a few days ago, and loved their fantastic creation. I believe there are locations in the West L.A. area, too.

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          SusieCakes
          2043 Westcliff Dr, Newport Beach, CA

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          1. re: attran99

            Susie Cakes is also now in Manhattan Beach.

            1. re: attran99

              Yes, they have a location in Brentwood as well. Red velvet cake is my favorite kind of cake and I think the one at Susiecakes is the best ever. I bring it to parties all the time and it's always inhaled. If I were you, and wanting to take her somewhere where every bite is incredible, I would take her to Animal. It's not steak or Italian, but it is amazing. Then I'd take her home to cake from Susiecakes.

            2. I am gonna chime in here after having another amazing burger at 26 Beach, their Katsu's California Roll Burger. This thing is so good and unique. It is all the ingredients of a california roll on a hamburger, crab, ginger, nori, avocado and wasabi mayo all on a home made bun. For the Red Velvet I would try Big Man Bakes in Downtown, not sure if he does cakes but he does cupcakes, cal The Big Man. If you want to go the steak route check out old school Dal Rae in Pico Rivera, I love it's old school flavor and service and the food is great. Get the pepper steak, onion tomato slices with italian dressing whith grated blue cheese. Do not forget the grilled artichoke appetizer and the potatoe thing with onions and jalapenos. Save room for dessert, bananas flambe table side!

              www.26beach.com
              http://www.bigmanbakes.com/
              http://dalrae.com/

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              26 Beach
              3100 Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292

              Dal Rae
              9023 E. Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660