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Jun 21, 2013 07:03 AM

Dining in LA with the celebrities and paparazzi's. .

Is this a problem for you hounds?
Just curious..

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  1. Not sure what you mean, BC.

    A "problem" ... how?

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Maybe I watch too much TMZ.. ; )

      Just seems like there is mob scenes with the paps outside of resto's and does that spill inside to the diners who want to be left alone?

        1. re: ipsedixit

          I hear it's a big problem in California, but in NY is pretty much non-existent. Sounds like a bummer.

          1. re: coll

            I saw Bobby Flay the other day walking around in Midtown (right by Radio City Music Hall) and no one batted an eye.

            He of the three piece suit with sneakers look.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              I've seen a few in the Hamptons myself, but try to keep it cool! I'm going to say the best in NYC was Jackie Kennedy, she looked right at me and smiled. So I sort of understand the attraction.

    2. I have a huge problem with the paparazzi (roaches that come out of the woodwork). So do most of the places I go to. The proprietors are careful and watch out for the ones they know but, daily, there are newbies who're jumping on the money-train and are sloppy and stupid and could care less about anyone but their 'livelihood'.

      Restaurants, salons, spas, markets, hotels...
      They're there hiding their cameras until they get what they want and run. Digital makes it much more expedient now for them...
      I've been in the middle of some very dangerous situations.

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      1. re: latindancer

        'I've been in the middle of some very dangerous situations.'
        Wow to elaborate?

      2. I usually park my water cannon out front, and have my bodyguards mace any paps who sneak inside through the back. I want to enjoy my pimento sandwich in a peaceful setting.

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        1. re: Veggo

          LOL..are these the imaginary people in your head?

          Yum..a pimento sandwich..on what type of bread?

        2. I just wish they would leave me alone so I can dine in peace. Sick of the endless autograph requests.

          1. I've had a few problems with it. Our vet was next door to a small, trendy place that was frequented by 'stars'. Both places shared a driveway to their parking area and many times the driveway and sidewalk were jammed with paps and looky-loos who didn't care if they inconvenienced anyone.