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Aug 22, 2011 09:52 PM

Do you order take away from restaurants that you would never actually eat at?

Norm's French toast is just a great dish but I wouldn't want to go to Norms to eat it - however one portion is a good breakfast for Mme Zoe and me.

Same for their superior Cobb salad - really a huge portion with very very good dressing (order on the side). Again, enough for two.

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  1. I've eaten Bossa Nova many, many, many times but have never once eaten inside one of their restaurants.

    1. Does Del Taco count? I get the chicken soft tacos when I need a fast dinner on the run, and the crispy fish tacos are actually decent. Not the best I have ever had, but way beyond the quality of average fast food.

      1. PF Chang's is great for chinese takeout.

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        1. re: ns1

          gee, i've never tried anything on their menu that turned out to be even remotely worth the gas it took for me to drive there.

          1. re: westsidegal

            i only order garlic noodles / lettuce wraps / hot sour soup

            i wouldn't drive any worthwhile distance for chinese takeout and you shouldn't either

        2. Chego. I wouldn't say I would NEVER eat there (and in fact, have, a couple of times) but it's not a pleasant experience for me to eat there... cramped seating, loud, too full of hipsters...

          Takeout is great cuz they tend to oversauce everything so I can stretch 1 bowl into like 3 meals... add rice, fried eggs, some blanched veggies - et voila! - enough for 3 meals.

          3300 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

          1. Bon Chon Chicken in KTown has a very depressing interior that doesn't exactly beckon me to stay inside. Great chicken, though!