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craveable May 22, 2012 06:11 PM

I am looking for the specific dish that knocks your block off, even if it's french fries!
A dish that cannot be denied once it beckons and you must go across town at rush hour just to have it!

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    mikkel obe May 25, 2012 12:03 PM

    animal - BBQ pork belly sliders
    bay cities deli - godmother
    café dulcé - green tea donut
    chego - ooey gooey fries
    cora's coffee shoppe - eggs benedict w/smoked salmon
    father's office - FO burger
    gjelina - butterscotch pot de crème
    lukshon - spicy chicken pops
    pie hole - bacon wrapped meatloaf pie
    porto's bakery - potato balls
    son of a gun - fried chicken sandwich

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      bulavinaka May 24, 2012 06:02 PM

      -Open-faced egg salad sandwich at Euro Pane in Pasadena
      -Sous vide/grilled ribeye steak at Picca
      -Velvet Merlin stout, salted caramel, and coconut lime ice cream/sorbet flavors at Sweet Rose Creamery
      -Dan dan mian at Lucky Noodle King in San Gabriel
      -Dolce de leche-filled turnovers/facturas at Grand Casino Bakery in Culver City - must be fresh and with a cuppa joe.
      -FO burger in Culver City (shut up Servorg :))
      -Sauteed banana pancakes at Metro Cafe in Culver City
      -Lamb noodle soup at Sweethome Grill in San Gabriel
      -Meat pies (any of them) at Beijing Pie House in Monterey Park
      -Kogashi miso ramen w/ spicy bomb at Mottainai Ramen in Gardena
      -Several items (Jidori chicken things are great) at Izakaya Bincho in Redondo Beach, but the "meatball pot" on a cold winter night is amazing.
      -Brisket and ribtips at Bludso's in Compton
      -Tomo-san's smoked salmon at Kiriko in West LA
      -Paella and bocadillos at La Espanola in Harbor City
      -Hummus w/ mushrooms at Hummus Bar & Grill in Tarzana
      -Gyro at Mezza formally in Culver City, now in Cerritos
      -Tortillas flores/"Indian butter" at Rivera in DTLA

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      1. re: bulavinaka
        Servorg May 24, 2012 06:05 PM

        How the mighty have fallen... ;-D>

        1. re: Servorg
          bulavinaka May 24, 2012 06:08 PM

          Like all who go to bars and make errors in judgement, I was drunk... :)

      2. ipsedixit May 24, 2012 05:28 PM

        Chocolate croissant (Proof Bakery)

        Sweet potato sandwich (Simple Things)

        Mince meat rice (Why Thirsty)

        Graham Cracker Ice Cream (Mother Moo)

        Pistachio Gelato (Bulgarini)

        Egg, guanciale etc. pizza (Pizzeria Mozza)

        Salted egg cream buns (Sea Harbour dim sum)

        Pastrami Chili Cheese Fries (The Hat)

        Maple Bacon Brioche Bun (Semi Sweet Bakery)

        Probably many more, but those are what tickles my fancy right now.

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          trvlcrzy May 23, 2012 10:46 PM

          Santouka Ramen (my fave is #4 Shio Chasu).....ahhh the broth!

          1. wienermobile May 23, 2012 11:49 AM

            Any pastrami on rye from Langer's.

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            1. re: wienermobile
              craveable May 23, 2012 12:35 PM

              oh man. Me too.

            2. Servorg May 23, 2012 11:00 AM

              Here are 3 threads that should be fun for you to comb through getting ideas around this subject.




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              1. re: Servorg
                craveable May 23, 2012 12:34 PM

                Thank you! I will check them out...

              2. LA Buckeye Fan May 23, 2012 10:24 AM

                Double Double Animal style. In-n-Out.

                I'll show myself out. :(

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                1. re: LA Buckeye Fan
                  craveable May 23, 2012 12:33 PM

                  Haha! I am with you!

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                  Novelli May 23, 2012 10:18 AM

                  One craving that has been haunting me for the past few weeks is Sotto's spicy clams in guazzetto w/ cranberry beans and 'njuda.

                  Visited this spot a little over a month or so back. Over everything else we had that night, the clams dish stuck out more than anything. I was so full from everything else, but I just had to keep tasting that broth. Remarkable dish.

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                  1. re: Novelli
                    craveable May 23, 2012 12:32 PM

                    I have been meaning to get there- I will definitely try them. Thanks, Novelli.

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                    foodiemahoodie May 23, 2012 02:31 AM

                    Egg caviar at Melisse.
                    Uni pasta at Angelini Osteria
                    The sweetbreads at Animal (before they changed the recipe, so I haven't been in a year).
                    The charred octopus at Mozza.
                    The sweetbreads at Mozza
                    Sweetbreads at Prune (okay, always get them in N.Y.)
                    White asparagus risotto at 3 Square.
                    Truffle risotto (when they have it) at Maison Giraud
                    Uni (Japanese and Santa Barbara) at Mori Sushi
                    Barracuda (slightly charred at Mori's. The tofu and soy sauce at Mori's (go figure!)
                    Lobster bolognese at Melisse
                    Prime rib and yorkshire pudding at Lawry's
                    Buttermilk donuts at Primo's or Dk's.
                    Chocolate chip cookies at Farmshop
                    Fresh and warm bread at Bay Cities (but once it is not warm, just okay)
                    (I've only had it once - but some kind of mussel soup at Jitlada with a bowl of something you add to the broth - and if you add it all - just great. But you have to let it cool down around 15 minutes or so before you can eat it)
                    Sweet potato fries at Josie's
                    Sam Wood roast duck in Van Nuys next to 99 Ranch
                    Cupid's Chili dogs (it's a youth memory thing. Not offended if you don't get it.)
                    I'm getting tired. And hungry.

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                    1. re: foodiemahoodie
                      craveable May 23, 2012 12:30 PM

                      Fantastic. what a list!
                      Thanks for that!

                      1. re: foodiemahoodie
                        WildSwede May 24, 2012 05:05 PM

                        I ABSOLUTELY get the Cupid's thing (started eating them in the 70s). Every time I go to the valley I stop and eat one there and grab a couple to go!
                        The Burrito de Bistec Encebollado from Las Fuentes in Reseda
                        Chicken from Dino's Chicken & Burgers

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                        maudies5 May 22, 2012 06:26 PM

                        The Short Ribs at Lucques.

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