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Secret Vices and Pet Peeves

ZoeZ Apr 7, 2013 12:52 PM

Can't believe I am confessing this but Mme Zoe and I both just love "Sushi on the Round" - the moving sushi twirling around like a toy engine track - we just tried Zuma (?) downtown - very fun experience sitting at a table rather than the bar and next week will try the restaurant in the humongeous new building at Atlantic Blvd north of Garvey. Much better sushi elsewhere but the thrill of the track is amazing.

Pet Peeve of last week: having dinner at Palomino with friends, one of whom does not drink and ordered an O'Douls. Waiter said, Oh I see you are going light tonight. Ugh.

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  1. Gypsy Jan Apr 7, 2013 02:16 PM

    Revolving Sushi Bar Kula, Little Tokyo


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    1. re: Gypsy Jan
      Will Owen Apr 7, 2013 02:57 PM

      We've always gone to Frying Fish, probably because that was Pa-in-law's favorite (it's relatively cheap), and we like the eclectic crowd. One of these days I've GOT to get one of those fancy rolls that remind me of miniature parade floats …

      I refuse to let any waiter's comments bother me, as long as it's not openly and deliberately rude. A busperson's running off with my plate before I'm damned good and ready to relinquish it, however, will get a sharp rebuke.

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      Feed_me Apr 7, 2013 02:17 PM

      Last week I was at Genghis Cohen in the Fairfax district to hear someone sing. Looking at the menu I noticed they made sweet and sour pork, which I haven't had in many, many years.
      It was a little too sweet and not the best version I can recall, but I must admit I did enjoy it a lot. I don't recommend it, but I haven't had any old school chinese in eons. Now if they only served hom yu, hmmmm.....

      1. ipsedixit Apr 7, 2013 09:15 PM

        Today? Well, lets see ...

        Vice (secret or otherwise): French fries with ranch dressing at Hi-Life Burger

        Pet peeve: warm ranch dressing and cold fries, anywhere.

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        1. re: ipsedixit
          Gypsy Jan Apr 7, 2013 10:43 PM

          Hi ipse,

          i know your not-so-secret fish sandwich vice (which, by the the way i share with you)

          What is your french fry secret vice?

          And, do you like onion rings and, if so, where?

          1. re: Gypsy Jan
            ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 07:40 AM


            Not sure I have a *secret* vice for fries, but one of my (many) vices when it comes to fries is probably the avocado fries at Connal's.

            And (shhh!), here's my secret onion ring vice. Y'know about The Hat, right? And you no doubt know about their chili, pastrami fries (topped with chopped onions and tomatoes), right? Well, did you know that, if you ask nicely, they'll do the same dish with onion rings? Yes, that's right, a chili, pastrami onion ring gastronomical delight (topped with onions and tomatoes).

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              Gypsy Jan Apr 8, 2013 04:12 PM

              Oh ipse,

              Must have soon. Top of my bucket list. Better than caviar and foie gras :)

              1. re: ipsedixit
                kevin Apr 10, 2013 12:51 PM

                That sounds like even more of a heart attack on a platter.

          2. The Chowhound Team Apr 8, 2013 05:25 AM

            Folks, please help us keep this thread relevant to the LA area, and keep your responses focused on Vices and Peeves local to Los Angeles. Thanks!

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            1. re: The Chowhound Team
              J.L. Apr 8, 2013 10:10 PM

              So no Miami Vice?!

              ... sorry I couldn't resist...

              1. re: J.L.
                kevin Apr 10, 2013 12:50 PM

                yeah buddy. miami vice.

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                  A5 KOBE Apr 10, 2013 03:17 PM

                  Don Johnson was recently at Spago?!!

                  1. re: A5 KOBE
                    kevin Apr 10, 2013 07:08 PM

                    He was ???????

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              Thor123 Apr 9, 2013 01:07 PM

              Vice: Hot well done fries and BBQ sauce at McCormicks
              Vice: Onion Rings at the Brentwood

              Peeve: measured pour anywhere

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              1. re: Thor123
                maudies5 Apr 9, 2013 04:38 PM

                What Thor said about The Brentwood and comment about "measured pour."

                1. re: maudies5
                  Thor123 Apr 10, 2013 10:57 AM

                  You are indeed wise in your peeves and vices........

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