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Jun 14, 2012 10:16 AM

72 market street type food ???

I realize the restaurant that was originally ownned by Tony Bill and Dudley Moore who played on the piano there most nights is now long gone.

But is there anywhere to get those eats, kick ass chili, meatloaf, the desserts - hot fudge sundae brownies. I believe they may have a specific chef that created those dishes.


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  1. See if you can find a copy of the 72 Market Street cookbook. It's great and has all of the items you listed. I'm sure it is out of print but worth a google search.

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    1. re: maudies5

      I've got the book, it is great! That was a really fun place.

      1. re: maudies5

        It's only 99 cents here:;

        I have bought dozens, if not 100s of books from Alibis. Very dependable.

      2. I've got the recipe for both the meatloaf AND the chili. I can post 'em for you if you'd like (but probably not here. The CHOW police will undoubtedly direct us to a different board.)

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          1. re: Steve2 in LA

            It would be great if you could post those on the Home Cooking board, rather than on the LA board. But please do post a link here so that LA board regulars will also be able to find them.

            Love and Thanks,
            The CHOW Police

            1. re: The Chowhound Team

              Anyone interested in them recipes, replete with the mention of Leonard Schwartz, per a loving recommendation by the CHOW Cops, here's a link :

          2. The chef who developed those recipes at 72 Market Street was Leonard Schwartz. He later went to Maple Drive restaurant which was opened by the same owners as 72 Market Street. After that he left there to open Zeke's Smokehouse in Montrose as chef and co-owner. The partners opened a second Zeke's Smokehouse in West Hollywood which has since closed. At the original Zeke's in Montrose I believe they are still serving Leonard Schwartz's same "Kick Ass Chili," meatloaf and southern fried chicken that was formerly served at 72 Market Street.


            1. Is poster asking for cooking recommendations or for chef/restaurant recommndation?

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              1. re: janniecooks

                sorry, not cooking.

                place where i can get these eats, so definitely restaurant, chef recommendations.


                1. re: kevin

                  Check out the menu for Lucky's Steak House in Montecito. That is where Leonard Schwartz is and the menu has meatloaf as a special and chili. Looks very interesting, anyone been?

                  1. re: budlit

                    Big fan as I was with Market Street and Maple Drive. Lucky has the best of both within the context of a chop house. Meatloaf, MP & chili are all the same.

              2. Maybe The Brentwood? They've got the meatloaf covered at least, fried chicken, etc.

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                1. re: ronsilverado

                  As much as I enjoy dining at The Brentwood, I believe that the meatloaf is one of the worst items on their menu. Fried Chicken is good. Spaghetti and meatballs are good. Good chicken burger and good mashed potatoes.. Anything but the meatloaf.

                  1. re: maudies5

                    Brentwood fried chicken is off the charts. How about the Grill for meatloaf?

                    1. re: BSW6490

                      The Brentwood's Fried Chicken is good but prefer Farm Shop or Bouchon's version. However, The Brentwood's is terrific and available 7 nights a week. My favorite meatloaf is served at the Brighton Coffee Shop in Beverly Hills. It is an Brighton and Camden. Love their meatloaf. Better than the Grill. All things considered, my go-to-meatloaf is the very reliable 72 Market recipe. I have modified it over the years and it is still my favorite.The secret of the 72 MKT meatloaf is sautéing the vegetables BEFORE you add to meat mixture.

                  2. re: ronsilverado

                    I was thinking The Brentwood too. Though have not had the meatloaf. Great fried chicken.