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Fresh Peach Pie @ Bankers Hill

Bob Foster May 25, 2010 08:47 PM

We had another great meal at Bankers Hill tonight. Spurred by posts here I was ready to try the pie. Tonight it was fresh peach pie (the peaches were the Debutant variety obtained at the Farmers Market in Santa Monica) Superb. Flaky flavorful crust-a filling that tasted like eating a peach just off a tree. WOW.

By the way. We were there in the early evening and at in the lower dining room and the doise level was far less than in the hiogher area near the bar.

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  1. Fake Name RE: Bob Foster May 26, 2010 03:53 PM

    Going tonight, thanks for the tip!

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      Josh RE: Fake Name May 26, 2010 04:05 PM

      I'll wave if I recognize you.

    2. Fake Name RE: Bob Foster May 26, 2010 04:16 PM

      I'm the plain looking guy with the Chowhound gut dining with the hot chick. Reservations are at 745, we might eat corn fed beef, so don't kiss me, ok?

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        Josh RE: Fake Name May 26, 2010 04:26 PM

        Meh, called them, sounds like all their meat is standard grain-fed, and there's not much on the menu not meat-based.

        Enjoy your plate of evil. :-)

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          Fake Name RE: Josh May 26, 2010 04:34 PM

          Eating only tofu and bean sprouts clearly makes you so, so bitter.

          Come on have a burger, it's calling you with it's siren's song Jooooshhhh, Joooosshhh!

          I will tuck into a piece of peach pie at BH tonight.

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            Josh RE: Fake Name May 26, 2010 04:37 PM

            Fortunately I have Burger Lounge, Linkery, Small Bar, O'Brother's and Toronado to sate my grass-fed burger needs.

            Fish and chips looks pretty good. The pie sounds absurd. I'm vacillating.

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              foodiechick RE: Josh May 26, 2010 05:09 PM

              Easy way to spot Fake Name: he will be dressed in black - he's the Johnny Cash of Chowhound.

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                Fake Name RE: foodiechick May 26, 2010 06:05 PM

                Hardy-har. I don't always wear black- that's a myth. But only wear color once a year- the Sushi Red Ball.

                Has anoy one hears anything about the Fish/chips at BH?

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                MrKrispy RE: Josh May 26, 2010 05:22 PM

                love the burgers at Toronado lately....they cook them perfect, not that "medium" BS

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                  Josh RE: MrKrispy May 26, 2010 05:23 PM

                  Yeah man, agreed. They have now become my favorite in town.

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                    jturtle RE: Josh May 27, 2010 12:09 AM

                    Better then farmhouse? And have you tried the New Zealand bar in PB? Those two are my faves (non-commodity beef style...the only kind I partake in).

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                      Josh RE: jturtle May 27, 2010 09:30 AM

                      I haven't had Farmhouse's in a while. Need to go back.

        2. Fake Name RE: Bob Foster May 26, 2010 09:25 PM

          Peach pie was a hit, as was the rest of the meal. Loved it!

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            foodiechick RE: Fake Name May 26, 2010 09:38 PM

            Did anyone try the fish and chips?

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              mjill RE: foodiechick May 27, 2010 08:24 AM

              I have, really good stuff. Fresh Cod. Not served with classic chips but rather house made potato chips. I enjoyed it. I'm sad to hear the Cherry pie is gone but look forward to hcecking out the Peach.

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                Fake Name RE: mjill May 27, 2010 03:30 PM

                Last night, they had cherry on the menu, but I begged and pleaded enough that they found some peach.

          2. foodiechick RE: Bob Foster May 27, 2010 10:42 AM

            I just heard Troy Johnson of Riviera Mag. on KPBS RAVE about the burger, saying it is now best in the city.

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              Josh RE: foodiechick May 27, 2010 11:38 AM

              I wonder what he was comparing it to.

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                foodiechick RE: Josh May 27, 2010 12:15 PM

                He specified the club house burger at AR Valentien, which IMHO is good but not sure I would designate it as the best.

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                  keena RE: foodiechick May 27, 2010 06:28 PM

                  We were there last night and that burger was really good. I had the duck confit which was wonderful. Those famous pork tacos were just ok--too salty and the slaw was way soggy with too much sauce. The butterscotch pudding? OMG---that in itself will bring me back. I didn't even notice peach pie when I saw that on the menu. I really like the place and for being open only 3 weeks, the service was spot-on. We will be back there soon.

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                    Pentagarn RE: keena May 27, 2010 08:55 PM

                    My wife loved the burger and put it 3rd in her personal list (she likes Cucina Urbana's and Whisknladle's more). Seemed solid to me.

                    I agree about the butterscotch pudding; it is absolutely delicious! It's served with salted caramel sauce and I think a bit of creme fraiche, with some shortbread on the side. Mmm, I'm craving it now...

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            2. Josh RE: Bob Foster May 28, 2010 09:54 PM

              Went there tonight. Fantastic! Loved it.

              FYI, grass-fed beef from Meyer Ranch.

              Fish and chips were amazing. Peach pie and butterscotch pudding also great.

              Will definitely be going back.

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                Fake Name RE: Josh May 29, 2010 06:04 AM

                Hey- we were there too. Did you get too many fries?

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                  Josh RE: Fake Name May 30, 2010 08:11 AM

                  No, we had fish and chips. We were sitting in the far left back corner, looking in from the sidewalk.

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                  DougOLis RE: Josh May 29, 2010 10:26 AM

                  How'd the burger compare to Alchemy, Farmhouse, Toronado, Nine-Ten, etc?

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                    Josh RE: DougOLis May 30, 2010 08:13 AM

                    Next time I'm getting it. Table sitting next to us ordered one. Guy gets it, pulls off an incredible-looking, ginormous slab of yellow heirloom tomato, marvels at its size, then puts it on his bread plate, where it remained for the rest of the meal. People are strange.

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                      cstr RE: Josh May 30, 2010 01:04 PM

                      what a sin! he probably had no clue what is was.

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                        DougOLis RE: Josh Jun 3, 2010 05:16 PM

                        Alice Q wasn't a fan of the burger: http://aliceqfoodie.blogspot.com/2010...

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                          Josh RE: DougOLis Jun 3, 2010 07:58 PM

                          Yeah, I had it too and found it totally bland and boring.

                          And then I found out (after the meal) that the server lied to us (or was misinformed) when he told us it was grass-fed beef. Apparently Meyer Ranch is standard grain-fed beef.

                          That's the first grain-fed beef for me in more than a year, and it's remarkable to taste the difference: fatty, insipid, and totally uninteresting to eat. I'd take the burgers at Toronado or Alchemy over BH any day.

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                            DougOLis RE: Josh Jun 4, 2010 09:43 AM

                            Damn, that sucks. Sorry to hear that. I haven't been eating much grain-fed beef these days either and it seems like whenever I do, I feel terrible afterwards. Not to mention that it's usually pretty boring.

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                              cstr RE: Josh Jun 4, 2010 11:03 AM

                              I'd even throw in Burger Lounge to that list. BTW - I've been hearing good things about the burger at Barefoot bar & Grill in PB. It's on my list, tried it yet?

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                      bob 516 RE: Bob Foster May 30, 2010 07:30 PM

                      Braised Chicken Pappardelle was ok. Fettuccine Bolognese good, Cabernet Braised Beef Shortribs really good. butterscotch pudding was amazing
                      Everyone in our group was impressed but service was lacking.
                      will go back for food but get drinks elsewhere they were a bit pricey

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