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ateawrecks Aug 26, 2012 07:06 PM

I just want to know where I can find a soothing and delicious bowl of beef stew in the West LA area. Any recommendations? I'd cook the stew myself, but I'm leaving town on Tuesday and it's just for me. Thanks.

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  1. JeMange RE: ateawrecks Aug 26, 2012 07:25 PM

    It is ideal beef stew weather.

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      Tripeler RE: JeMange Aug 26, 2012 07:38 PM

      Gee, what kind of weather is that?

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        J.L. RE: Tripeler Aug 27, 2012 11:48 AM

        ... any day of the week that ends in the letter "y"...

    2. Servorg RE: ateawrecks Aug 27, 2012 09:25 AM

      Finn McCool's on Main Street in Santa Monica serves an Irish beef stew made with Guinness and root vegetables including parsnips and rutabagas http://www.finnmccoolsirishpub.com/

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        New Trial RE: Servorg Aug 28, 2012 03:22 AM

        Though not quite as good as it was in the days when the dish was served at her original restaurant, Gillialand's.

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          Servorg RE: New Trial Aug 28, 2012 03:40 AM

          Warszawa has a very interesting type of beef stew (that also includes a Polish sausage as part of the dish) called Bigos (termed a "Hunter's Stew"): http://www.warszawarestaurant.com/

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            New Trial RE: Servorg Aug 28, 2012 11:18 PM

            Yes! It is terrific--had it just a few weeks ago despite the warm weather.

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        JudiAU RE: ateawrecks Aug 27, 2012 09:33 AM

        You didn't specify what type of beef stew but Chix on Pico served an excellent, classic Beef Bourguignon with mash. No veg in sight but you can get one as a side. http://www.yelp.com/biz/chic-wine-bar...

        1. wienermobile RE: ateawrecks Aug 27, 2012 05:03 PM

          Pann's Wednesday special...Tender Beef Stew Cooked in its Own Rich Gravy,Fresh Carrots, Boiled Potatoes, Celery, Onion, and Pann's Fresh Baked Bread or Garlic Toast ... $12.95

          1. ipsedixit RE: ateawrecks Aug 27, 2012 08:38 PM

            I have a soft spot for the beef stew at Philippes.

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              Jwsel RE: ipsedixit Aug 27, 2012 11:55 PM

              A little far from West LA for the OP.

              I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but I love the beef stew they sometimes serve in the Gelson's hot service deli. I doubt they would have it at this time of year though.

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              pardonmedoug RE: ateawrecks Sep 12, 2012 02:39 PM

              Lemonade on Abbot Kinney. Their soundstage leaves a lot to be desired (it's super-echoey in there), and their salads are never as good as they look (though still pretty good). But for my money, Lemonade has some fantastic stews. I've tried the the brisket, stroganoff, and short rib stew, and they're all damned good.

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