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kevin Jul 15, 2013 04:51 PM

I mean, what year did you get your start on here ?

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  1. liu RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 05:00 PM

    My first recorded post is from mid-'06.
    Probably I was lurking for a few months before that.

    1. wienermobile RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 05:02 PM

      Since 07.

      1. Porthos RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 05:08 PM

        Oct 13, 2000 was my first post on the Manhattan board.

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          kevin RE: Porthos Jul 15, 2013 05:10 PM

          Wow, 2000.

          So far we have a winner.

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            PeterCC RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 05:14 PM

            How about you, kevin?

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              kevin RE: PeterCC Jul 15, 2013 05:19 PM

              Shoot. I believe since either '98 or '99

              i think '98 though.

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                PeterCC RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 05:26 PM

                I thought it was something like that. So you're the winner so far... ;-)

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                  kevin RE: PeterCC Jul 15, 2013 05:36 PM

                  well, i asked the question. so i guess i wouldn't be able to include myself as part of the query ?

        2. PeterCC RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 05:14 PM

          A lowly year and a few months, though I had always checked CH for years when looking for food recommendations...

          1. blimpbinge RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 05:22 PM

            only 1 year

            though i've been lurking on n off for a few years because of google searches

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              OCSteve RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 06:06 PM

              December 31, 2008, and like Liu, I lurked for awhile before I posted.

              1. ipsedixit RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 06:28 PM

                A day or two.

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                  mc michael RE: ipsedixit Jul 16, 2013 01:18 PM

                  LOL.

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                    Veggo RE: ipsedixit Jul 18, 2013 09:28 AM

                    Maybe a day or two to read your posts on 308 pages since 2006....:)

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                    LAgirl2 RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 06:35 PM

                    reading & lurking since 2005 (back when it was an ugly but very useful list), only posting for the last year or so.....

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                      kevin RE: LAgirl2 Jul 15, 2013 06:45 PM

                      i miss that list.

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                        LAgirl2 RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 06:56 PM

                        me too actually. even though i wasn't posting then---it felt like some sort of small secret club. i got so many great tips on places to try out and it was a great source of information---it still is, but has a different feel to the whole thing.

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                      chez cherie RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 06:50 PM

                      2006 for me.

                      1. katydid13 RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 07:00 PM

                        2007, I think.

                        1. aching RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 07:11 PM

                          2006. Wow, it doesn't seem like it's been that long.

                          1. J.L. RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 07:24 PM

                            Another attempt at data-mining. I must resist.

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                              kevin RE: J.L. Jul 15, 2013 07:27 PM

                              Hahaha.

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                              Ernie RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 08:01 PM

                              SInce the Jim Leff days

                               
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                                silverlakebodhisattva RE: Ernie Jul 17, 2013 01:50 PM

                                Me too; the current site shows my posts back as far as August 2001, but it occurs to me that that may have been the conversion from the old "looked like it was printed on a Mimeograph" board.

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                                  silverlakebodhisattva RE: Ernie Jul 17, 2013 01:58 PM

                                  ....and I still have my purchased copy of Leff's guide to Tokyo, (2004?) stored on my computer, and used the "scavenger-hunt" like directions with my son to get to his favorite yakitori joint, "Boruga". Here's the intro:

                                  "B" JAPAN
                                  In eating around Tokyo, I frequently recalled Richard Pryor's description of traveling to Africa, where he was astonished that everyone was black. Not just the characters he associated with black culture in America, but every part of society. The black parts of town are black, and also the white parts.

                                  The opposite class issue struck me about the cuisine in Tokyo. In America, Japanese food has usually fallen into a narrow genre - refined, gracefully stylized items served in a tranquil and self-consciously "Japanesey" atmosphere. Such fare is found easily enough in Japan, but also so much more. There's lusty pub grub (spuds 'n bacon!), soulful family cooking (stews, fried pumpkin, homey omelettes), wry personal takes on myriad cuisines, trendy yuppie chow, snacky noshes, cookies...an entire gastronomic spectrum of such breadth that you'll feel as if you've had blinders removed. It's not all chic shiny bundles and "Zen-like" hushed minimalism. In Japan, to return to Richard Pryor's point, you can find plenty of what we think of as "Japanese food", but all the other food's Japanese, too.

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                                  Jase RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 08:04 PM

                                  02 or 03? It was still the old clunky threaded interface

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                                    john gonzales RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 09:15 PM

                                    I'm not sure how to find that info. I'd guess between 10 and 12 years.

                                    1. liu RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 09:19 PM

                                      When did Chowhound begin recording each Hound's posts?

                                      To answer the OP here, I merely went to the date on my first post on this current Chowhound iteration, but I remember the days of Jim Leff as Ernie mentioned here. Perhaps I was Hounding before mid-'06 if the posts were not recorded on site until 2006. Does anyone know?

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                                        Porthos RE: liu Jul 15, 2013 09:24 PM

                                        I found my first post on google. That's how I found the date of my first :-)

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                                          john gonzales RE: Porthos Jul 15, 2013 09:35 PM

                                          Google seems to say 2001 for me

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                                          carter RE: liu Jul 16, 2013 10:12 AM

                                          I think most older posts were removed, and thus all of us veterans can go only go back to 2006, but I know I was posting way before that, as Jim would delete many a Carterism. I am guessing mine was around 2002 or 2003.

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                                            Servorg RE: carter Jul 16, 2013 10:35 AM

                                            Simple enough to find your first post, especially if you have always used the same handle. Go to the advanced search function and put in your user name and check the "all years" box. For instance I find what I'm sure was you, carter back in the day posting for the first time in 2001 at the very bottom of this thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/48105

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                                              kevin RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 10:48 AM

                                              thanks ill do just that myself.

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                                                WildSwede RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 10:49 AM

                                                Thanks, Servorg! After you do this, hit "oldest first" and you will have your answer.

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                                                  liu RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 12:03 PM

                                                  Thanks, Servorg! That was very helpful!

                                                  Now I am back to 2003!

                                                  Before that I was using a different online handle, but I can not remember what it was. So, now I know that I go back to at least '02 or '01 because I remember many of you Hounds who were posting at that time.

                                                  Nice post, kevin, because it really doesn't seem like we have been eating together for this many years!

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                                                    whatsfordinner RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 12:45 PM

                                                    Hmmm, I can't find the advanced search function!

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                                                      liu RE: whatsfordinner Jul 16, 2013 12:50 PM

                                                      Click first on "Search" and then "Advanced Search" should appear.

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                                                        whatsfordinner RE: liu Jul 16, 2013 06:23 PM

                                                        Thanks, liu! My first post was in April 2007, but I lurked for a long time.

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                                                    trolley RE: carter Jul 16, 2013 07:53 PM

                                                    i just posted saying my records go back to 06' but i swear it's been since 03' now i think about it. that was the yr i left my no good boyfriend in mid wilshire and moved to w. hollywood all by my lonesome. CH was my new replacement

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                                                      kevin RE: trolley Jul 16, 2013 08:00 PM

                                                      it was your new replacement boyfriend ?

                                                      :)

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                                                        trolley RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 08:01 PM

                                                        yes, sad but true. came home from work and sat with chowhound or the TV for the first few months of being newly single. and even sadder now is that i'm "leaving" the LA board in a few weeks for snoozer of a board, Mountain States. I know I can't technically move boards but i'm moving out os state :..( sob! this is one of the best regional boards on CH.

                                                2. Chandavkl RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 10:15 PM

                                                  Summer of 2000. I was actually doing research on Los Angeles Chinatown and stumbled onto this site.

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                                                    mrhooks RE: kevin Jul 15, 2013 10:21 PM

                                                    '02-ish, I think. Different handle though.

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                                                      LesThePress RE: mrhooks Jul 16, 2013 08:31 AM

                                                      Jun 23, 2003

                                                    2. WildSwede RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 10:47 AM

                                                      2004

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                                                        OscarFox RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 10:59 AM

                                                        2004. Different handle.

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                                                          TracyS RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 11:06 AM

                                                          2003 and lurking for awhile before then

                                                          1. carln RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 11:42 AM

                                                            July 2006 for me (at least that's when the first post happened)

                                                            1. Ciao Bob RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 11:50 AM

                                                              May 22, 2003

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                                                                PayOrPlay RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 12:41 PM

                                                                The search says my first post was August 29, 2002. (Kevin was in that thread too!) And I still have copies of email correspondence with Mr. Leff Himself from September of that year.

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                                                                  kevin RE: PayOrPlay Jul 16, 2013 01:00 PM

                                                                  Awesome.

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                                                                    kevin RE: PayOrPlay Jul 16, 2013 01:01 PM

                                                                    I remember a guy from back in the day that intro'd me to some good sushi at the time, Tom Armitage, but I don't believe he postes here any longer.

                                                                    And I do remember russkar from the earlier days but it seems like he hasn't posted here in years.

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                                                                      john gonzales RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 01:12 PM

                                                                      Russ and I are still friends. We even had a foodie rendezvous in Hawaii, where he moved to about three years back. He is still a king chower, just in another locale.
                                                                      I think some of the over-zealous monitoring took a toll on him, as it did to me, so he posts elsewhere.

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                                                                        liu RE: john gonzales Jul 16, 2013 01:17 PM

                                                                        john gonzales, I am glad to hear that Russ is still around and still as much of a Hound as ever!

                                                                        He directed us to some good places. Please let him know that we remember him!

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                                                                          Porthos RE: john gonzales Jul 16, 2013 01:23 PM

                                                                          Any know what happened to Pepper? Outstanding poster. Knew both coasts high end and low end.

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                                                                            kevin RE: Porthos Jul 16, 2013 01:39 PM

                                                                            Pepper ?

                                                                            That sounds very familiar.

                                                                            But that must have been from the late 1990s to very very very 00s

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                                                                              mc michael RE: Porthos Jul 16, 2013 02:12 PM

                                                                              I recall prior Pepper searches. Just when he was thought to have gone, he'd reappear to assure us he was still at it.

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                                                                                whatsfordinner RE: Porthos Jul 16, 2013 06:26 PM

                                                                                Does anyone know what happened to Diana? I used to get a kick out of her posts.

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                                                                                  WildSwede RE: whatsfordinner Jul 17, 2013 01:50 PM

                                                                                  Whats - I think she moved to Texas or somewhere in the midwest.

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                                                                                  condiment RE: Porthos Jul 20, 2013 10:54 PM

                                                                                  I'm Pepper. Or at least I was Pepper. Not around here much any more. Glad to be remembered - I think I did most of my posting from 1998-2002 or so.

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                                                                                    PeterCC RE: condiment Jul 20, 2013 11:31 PM

                                                                                    From pepper to condiment. You're moving...up? in the world. :-)

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                                                                                liu RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 01:13 PM

                                                                                Kevin, I remember both of them, too...great memory!

                                                                                Both "Tom" and "Russkar" were solid posters and I usually found their reviews to be in line with my tastes.

                                                                                I think you are correct; neither seems to be around here anymore.

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                                                                                  mc michael RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 01:16 PM

                                                                                  He knew a lot about Thai food (Armitage, that is). Russkar, I'm pretty sure, decamped to Hawaii.

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                                                                                    Servorg RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 01:18 PM

                                                                                    Tom is still here http://www.chow.com/profile/58257 in Seattle now as is Russkar http://www.chow.com/profile/10210 (Russ) in Hawaii.

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                                                                                      Ciao Bob RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 01:24 PM

                                                                                      But Poet Kitty and exile kiss have cleary disappeared..

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                                                                                        liu RE: Ciao Bob Jul 16, 2013 01:33 PM

                                                                                        I remember "exile kiss!"

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                                                                                          PeterCC RE: liu Jul 16, 2013 01:38 PM

                                                                                          I love his (her?) blog. It was what first made me want to try higher quality sushi.

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                                                                                            liu RE: PeterCC Jul 16, 2013 01:47 PM

                                                                                            PeterCC, are you referring to "exile kiss?"
                                                                                            Is he/she currently blogging?
                                                                                            I vaguely remember, now that you have associated "exile kiss" with sushi. That is probably why I remember "exile kiss." I was always looking for the next, best, greatest sushi place!

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                                                                                              PeterCC RE: liu Jul 16, 2013 02:09 PM

                                                                                              Yes, I was referring to exilekiss. Blog was last update 2.333... years ago (http://exilekiss.blogspot.com/) and last post on CH was two weeks after that (http://www.chow.com/profile/113442/ac...).

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                                                                                                kevin RE: PeterCC Jul 16, 2013 02:14 PM

                                                                                                What sushi bar did he or she introduce you to, Pete ?

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                                                                                                  PeterCC RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 02:32 PM

                                                                                                  It wasn't that s/he (anyone know exilekiss's gender so we don't have to keep he-or-she-ing?) introduced me to any specific bar, but more of the concepts of kaiseki and omakase. kevinEats gets co-credit for that too. From those two blogs I was exposed to Asanebo, Mori, Sasabune, Urasawa, Zo, etc.

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                                                                                                    kevin RE: PeterCC Jul 16, 2013 04:29 PM

                                                                                                    Besides Mori, which of those have you been to ?

                                                                                                    You might be behind schedule. You can keep just going to the duo of Kiriko and Shunji.

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                                                                                                      PeterCC RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 05:39 PM

                                                                                                      Besides Mori, none of the others I mentioned above. No burning desire to go to Sasabune or Zo, though I would like to try each at least once. Very much want to try Asanebo (the house that Shunji built), and of course Urasawa is the Holy Grail... :-)

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                                                                                                        Servorg RE: PeterCC Jul 16, 2013 05:49 PM

                                                                                                        I noticed (and I'm sure someone else probably already posted about this) that Sasabune moved into the much smaller space where Seeds Restaurant used to be right where Aramcost tees into Wilshire on the N side of the street.

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                                                                                                          kevin RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 05:56 PM

                                                                                                          Wow, really ? That's news to me.

                                                                                                          I haven't been to the huge and I mean pretty fucking huge space on Wilshired, just a tadbit east of Bundy. (I believe a Todai location used to be in that ginormous space).

                                                                                                          That may be a good sign that it's in a smaller space now.

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                                                                                                            Servorg RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 06:03 PM

                                                                                                            It's right where I spill out onto Wilshire (climbing up from Santa Monica Blvd) on my early AM bike rides...so it's right in front of me as I gasp like a fish on a boat deck, striving for air...er, water?

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                                                                                                              Porthos RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 06:09 PM

                                                                                                              It was in a smaller space on Sawtelle before and it was no good then either.

                                                                                                              My first anti-Sasabune rant in 2004.

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                                                                                                                liu RE: Porthos Jul 16, 2013 08:43 PM

                                                                                                                And before that, Porthos, Chef Nobi was, for a very long time, out in Woodland Hills near Fallbrook on Ventura Boulevard at his place called Edo Sushi. 30+ years ago it was very good and he was a talented sushi chef when no one else, except his teacher, Nozawa, was doing it. It is where I groomed my kidlets to enjoy sushi as they do now! He was very accommodating in those days and would cater to the children at the sushi bar with rice rolls and such.

                                                                                                                Then, when he left Edo, he changed...and the rest is well-known history.

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                                                                                                                Thor123 RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 12:16 PM

                                                                                                                I saw it the other day. Good sign. Also opened another smaller venue on Olympic near Doheny. The best was the Sawtelle dive.

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                                                                                                                ilysla RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 10:13 PM

                                                                                                                Ahem. Seed Bistro, actually. I only know this b/c my partner and I went there once, greatly enjoyed the food, thought it seemed to be doing decent business on a Friday night, and were rather surprised when it disappeared.... =(

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                                                                                                                  Servorg RE: ilysla Jul 17, 2013 11:33 AM

                                                                                                                  They seem to be looking for another spot according to the website http://www.seedkitchen.com/ of their other location (Seed Kitchen) in Venice.

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                                                                                                                  kevin RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 10:28 PM

                                                                                                                  Well, now they have two main frame locations including the one in Beverly Hills. Perhaps they want to compete with Bar Nozawa or is Nozawa bar in Beverly Hills.

                                                                                                                  http://m.yelp.com/biz/sushi-sasabune-...

                                                                                                                  And additionally they have a bunch of Sushi Don Sasabunes that are semi-fast food versions of Sushi Sasabune (similar to the extensive chain of SugarFishies and Sushi Nozawa).

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                                                                                                                    Thor123 RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 12:21 PM

                                                                                                                    I spoke with the chef at the BH location. They just do omakasi. I think it is less than Bar Nozawa. A different experience though. Bar N seems to be trying to be a fancier, expedited Yamakasi and from what I hear misses.

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                                                                                                                      kevin RE: Thor123 Jul 17, 2013 12:48 PM

                                                                                                                      That's right.

                                                                                                                      Yeah, BH location from the help reviews is more of a $75 starting omakase.

                                                                                                                      You're right. Bar Nozawa at a minimum starts at $130 per person.

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                                                                                                          trolley RE: PeterCC Jul 16, 2013 07:49 PM

                                                                                                          exile kiss!! i hope s/he is ok...:(

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                                                                                                      WildSwede RE: liu Jul 16, 2013 06:10 PM

                                                                                                      Exilekiss was just last year!! I think it was a "he". At least I remember seeing something with that name and a pic of an Asian male.

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                                                                                                        Servorg RE: WildSwede Jul 16, 2013 06:16 PM

                                                                                                        "Exilekiss was just last year!!"

                                                                                                        Yes, a he. But just last year? I can only find 2010 as his latest posts (at least here on the LA CH board).

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                                                                                                          kevin RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 06:26 PM

                                                                                                          This is like a trip down memory lane and who knew that Tuck's Point was quite prescient of what was to come over a decade later:

                                                                                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/47261

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                                                                                                            PeterCC RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 06:36 PM

                                                                                                            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7732... from 2 and 1/3 years ago.

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                                                                                                              Servorg RE: PeterCC Jul 16, 2013 06:52 PM

                                                                                                              That's closer, but not last year. Any later x-kiss posts than this one?

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                                                                                                                PeterCC RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 07:00 PM

                                                                                                                Nope. That's the most recent one. That's why I linked to it. :-) I said several comments up that he stopped posting to both his blog and CH within two weeks of each other 2.333... years ago.

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                                                                                                              WildSwede RE: Servorg Jul 17, 2013 01:51 PM

                                                                                                              Servorg, time must be moving faster than I think it is!!

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                                                                                                          Ciao Bob RE: Ciao Bob Jul 16, 2013 03:41 PM

                                                                                                          Another dearly departed and sorely missed - modernist - funny guy, good 'hound, deep knowledge base, well traveled.

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                                                                                                            liu RE: Ciao Bob Jul 16, 2013 03:50 PM

                                                                                                            I remember the name "modernist."
                                                                                                            How impressive! How are you retrieving all these names when I can't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning?

                                                                                                            And some of you Hounds are connecting these posters from long ago with specific information. That is truly remarkable!

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                                                                                                        SilverlakeGirl RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 02:25 PM

                                                                                                        Wasn't there also a guy named something like Steve Doggie Dog that was an LA hot dog aficionado? Or am I thinking of another site?

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                                                                                                          Servorg RE: SilverlakeGirl Jul 16, 2013 02:42 PM

                                                                                                          "Steve Doggie-Dogg" last posted in 2005 and he always signed off

                                                                                                          "See ya
                                                                                                          Steve"

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                                                                                                            kevin RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2013 04:30 PM

                                                                                                            Yeah, he was on here too.

                                                                                                            He introduced me to quite a few great dogs around town too.

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                                                                                                              WildSwede RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 06:12 PM

                                                                                                              He was great. I took him to Cupid's for the first time. Posted about hot dogs. Nice guy. Wish I knew what happened to him.

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                                                                                                                kevin RE: WildSwede Jul 16, 2013 06:18 PM

                                                                                                                This is from a couple years back:

                                                                                                                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/684961

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                                                                                                                  WildSwede RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 01:53 PM

                                                                                                                  Thanks for that Kevin. Probably missed it since they moved it FROM the LA board. I am glad to hear he is still around!

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                                                                                                      mc michael RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 01:13 PM

                                                                                                      Having chowhound dementia (too much spicy food?), I can't really recall when, I just know why. There was a Calvin Trillin article in the New Yorker about Chowhound and the Arepa Lady. In response to that, using some pitiful dialup connection I believe I posted under the name Michael at some distant point. Because there was more than one Michael on the board, I underwent a name change, first to michael (mea culpa), then to the current moniker (basically to save key strokes, but also related to the fact I used to do some off-topic posting about music). There have been lots of changes over the years (stay on topic, kids!), but it's still good.

                                                                                                      1. hhewitt RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 01:13 PM

                                                                                                        According to my profile, 2006, but lurking for a bit before that. Still don't post much — mostly I lurk.

                                                                                                        1. JeMange RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 01:23 PM

                                                                                                          Since March of 2007. I commented about Pioneer Chicken being disgusting.

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                                                                                                            ilysla RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 03:53 PM

                                                                                                            I think since 2011? But I had been lurking since 2010 (and possibly since 2009).

                                                                                                            1. Savour RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 05:23 PM

                                                                                                              On and off since 2000 (under different names, and in different cities. We moved to LA in 2005). I had a profile page in the original Chowhound guide to New York.

                                                                                                              1. SIMIHOUND RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 06:19 PM

                                                                                                                April 17th 2005. I wouldn't have believed it if I didnt see it myself.

                                                                                                                1. trolley RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 07:50 PM

                                                                                                                  i've been posting since 2006 according to this. but memory recalls since 2004 or 05'. before it turned into this format.

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                                                                                                                    chrishei RE: kevin Jul 16, 2013 11:30 PM

                                                                                                                    Looks like only April 2012 for me - I'm very new.

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                                                                                                                      PeterCC RE: chrishei Jul 16, 2013 11:42 PM

                                                                                                                      What!? Same amount of time as me?

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                                                                                                                        chrishei RE: PeterCC Jul 17, 2013 12:01 AM

                                                                                                                        Yeah I guess so :)

                                                                                                                    2. E Eto RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 01:24 AM

                                                                                                                      Apparently, this was my first post on the LA board. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/47415
                                                                                                                      A year or so earlier if I count the NY boards. I lurked during Chowhound's infancy, but I was living in Boston then, and there were maybe 2 or 3 posts a month back then.

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                                                                                                                        bulavinaka RE: E Eto Jul 17, 2013 03:15 PM

                                                                                                                        Go Carps! Any good grub at Zoom Zoom?

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                                                                                                                          E Eto RE: bulavinaka Jul 18, 2013 03:02 AM

                                                                                                                          Funny you should ask. I was there a couple days ago. At the new Mazda Zoom Zoom stadium, it's the usual ballpark/festival type food you can find in many places in Japan. I haven't explored enough because, if you look at the photo, you'll see prominently behind center field that there's a Costco right there. When I'm near the stadium, it's an excuse to get an American style hot dog or slice of pizza. I guess I associate those foods with baseball rather than yakitori or udon (I've seen lots of people eating that around me at the ballpark). In the family sections in the outfield stands, there's a section with seating at tables with yakiniku BBQ grills, which I'm told is lots of fun.

                                                                                                                           
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                                                                                                                            Ernie RE: E Eto Jul 18, 2013 03:35 PM

                                                                                                                            Is that near the big Costco in Kawasaki? I was amazed at how it was identical to the ones in the US, right down to the hot dogs and pizza

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                                                                                                                              bulavinaka RE: Ernie Jul 18, 2013 03:38 PM

                                                                                                                              This one's in Hiroshima - okonomiyaki capital of the world!

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                                                                                                                                Ernie RE: bulavinaka Jul 18, 2013 03:42 PM

                                                                                                                                Ah yes, that makes sense since Mazda HQ is there

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                                                                                                                              bulavinaka RE: E Eto Jul 18, 2013 03:40 PM

                                                                                                                              Yakiniku grills? Too cool. What's a slice or a hot dog cost at Hiroshima Costco?

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                                                                                                                                E Eto RE: bulavinaka Jul 18, 2013 03:49 PM

                                                                                                                                180¥ for a hot dog with unlimited fountain drink. 250¥ for a slice of pizza. Seems on par for what you get at Costcos in the US.

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                                                                                                                                  bulavinaka RE: E Eto Jul 18, 2013 05:03 PM

                                                                                                                                  Amazing. Thanks.

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                                                                                                                          jaykayen RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 04:13 PM

                                                                                                                          2005?

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                                                                                                                            ns1 RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 04:15 PM

                                                                                                                            My first post is April 07, probably lurked a bit before that.

                                                                                                                            1. Local RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 04:52 PM

                                                                                                                              May 2002 (first few posts under a different screen name).

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                                                                                                                                LuluTheMagnificent RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 05:06 PM

                                                                                                                                http://web.archive.org/web/19980214080942/http://www.chowhound.com/boards/general/general.html

                                                                                                                                haha!

                                                                                                                                and is that THE jonathon gold?

                                                                                                                                http://web.archive.org/web/1998021409...

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                                                                                                                                  PeterCC RE: LuluTheMagnificent Jul 17, 2013 05:13 PM

                                                                                                                                  Gotta love the static web architecture of old. You can still navigate around and read old posts, they've all been archived. Awesome!

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                                                                                                                                    kevin RE: PeterCC Jul 17, 2013 05:16 PM

                                                                                                                                    That brings back old memories. Nostalgia is such a fucking kick.

                                                                                                                                    I remember the old-fashionied threads. And your comments were not saved, so you had to drag through the almost, singular continuous thread to find what you needed.

                                                                                                                                    Now it is much more efficient and less time-consuming.

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                                                                                                                                    Ciao Bob RE: LuluTheMagnificent Jul 17, 2013 05:19 PM

                                                                                                                                    I believe it is.
                                                                                                                                    Nowadays he "hides" here under the name _______

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                                                                                                                                      PeterCC RE: Ciao Bob Jul 17, 2013 05:21 PM

                                                                                                                                      ...J.L.? Is that why he's so secretive? ;-)

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                                                                                                                                        kevin RE: PeterCC Jul 17, 2013 05:29 PM

                                                                                                                                        :)

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                                                                                                                                          PeterCC RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 05:33 PM

                                                                                                                                          Or is it YOU, kevin? *dun dun DUN*

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                                                                                                                                            Servorg RE: PeterCC Jul 17, 2013 05:35 PM

                                                                                                                                            *dun dun DUNKIN*

                                                                                                                                            I always figured it was JudiAU

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                                                                                                                                              PeterCC RE: Servorg Jul 17, 2013 05:40 PM

                                                                                                                                              That would be a somewhat obvious yet clever pseudonym.

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                                                                                                                                                Servorg RE: PeterCC Jul 17, 2013 06:02 PM

                                                                                                                                                Hiding in plain sight?

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                                                                                                                                                kevin RE: Servorg Jul 17, 2013 05:47 PM

                                                                                                                                                Did someone just mention Dunkin Donuts ?

                                                                                                                                                I could really go for two raised glazed donuts sandwiching a hand-formed, half pound patty of prime ground chuck with a couple slices of cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, a sliced avocado, and some remoulade sauce.

                                                                                                                                                And of course a couple chocolate cake donuts with sprinkles on the side for dessert.

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                                                                                                                                                  Servorg RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 06:03 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Don't worry, kev...I'll say nice things at your memorial service...(g)

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                                                                                                                                            J.L. RE: PeterCC Jul 17, 2013 06:38 PM

                                                                                                                                            Or is it just mere coincidence that Jim Leff's initals are... ?

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                                                                                                                                              kevin RE: J.L. Jul 17, 2013 07:02 PM

                                                                                                                                              You guys have the same initials. That's pretty cool.

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                                                                                                                                          Mr Taster RE: LuluTheMagnificent Jul 18, 2013 05:22 PM

                                                                                                                                          Yeah, he used to post here, before that drunken beer Pulitzer pic ruined his anonymity :)

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                                                                                                                                            kevin RE: Mr Taster Jul 18, 2013 09:20 PM

                                                                                                                                            I thought he was drinking a huge goblet of wine ?

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                                                                                                                                              mc michael RE: kevin Jul 18, 2013 10:44 PM

                                                                                                                                              In the end, aren't we all drinking a huge goblet of wine? If not, why not?

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                                                                                                                                          spoonlicker RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 06:10 PM

                                                                                                                                          Golly, going on at least 10 years now (posting originally under a different nom de net).

                                                                                                                                          Anyone here remember an early Gathering of the Hounds, featuring a pig cooked in la caja china in the backyard of a very gracious 'hound? Possibly circa 2004?

                                                                                                                                          Edit: Just did some digging. My first post was in December 2001 under my original username. Holy smokes!

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                                                                                                                                            Servorg RE: spoonlicker Jul 18, 2013 06:31 AM

                                                                                                                                            That (the Caja China pig roast) was a CH fund raiser hosted by David Kahn, an attorney, chowhound and long time supporter of the site when the whole place was teetering on the brink of going dark. You can read all about it here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/60127#317770 and the aftermath thread is here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/61281 In those days I was posting as WLA and am on this thread being my usual smart ass self...

                                                                                                                                            The event you recall raised $1,796.85 and helped keep the CH lights on. David also did things like matching other hounds, dollar for dollar up to some maximum (which he did for me). Really good guy, a friend to Jim and Bob and a great pig roast host from all reports (I couldn't make it).

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                                                                                                                                              kevin RE: Servorg Jul 18, 2013 02:11 PM

                                                                                                                                              Shit, you were WLA, then you have gone way back on this site.

                                                                                                                                              btw, we should set up another one of these events, but may a little veggies on the side for the veggimites.

                                                                                                                                              who's down ?

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                                                                                                                                                spoonlicker RE: Servorg Jul 18, 2013 07:43 PM

                                                                                                                                                Ah, thank you for digging up those links.

                                                                                                                                                It was a really great event. David went above and beyond. And the pig was deeelish.

                                                                                                                                                Oh, I'd forgotten it was a fundraiser. Hey, does that make us OG hounds who kicked in some money "angel investors" or something? :-)

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                                                                                                                                                The Oracle RE: spoonlicker Jul 18, 2013 10:37 AM

                                                                                                                                                I remember that event! Sure wish I attended!!

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                                                                                                                                                  JudiAU RE: spoonlicker Jul 19, 2013 12:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                  Yes, I think David Khahn hosted us. We had a great time.

                                                                                                                                                  My post history goes back to 2005 but I know my I posted regularly much earlier.

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                                                                                                                                                    Ciao Bob RE: JudiAU Jul 19, 2013 12:50 PM

                                                                                                                                                    And, for the record, are you now or have you ever been, Jonathan Au?

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                                                                                                                                                      PeterCC RE: Ciao Bob Jul 19, 2013 01:01 PM

                                                                                                                                                      YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

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                                                                                                                                                        Ciao Bob RE: PeterCC Jul 19, 2013 01:09 PM

                                                                                                                                                        :*(

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                                                                                                                                                          kevin RE: PeterCC Jul 20, 2013 03:45 PM

                                                                                                                                                          But I want the truth !!!!!!

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                                                                                                                                                            Veggo RE: kevin Jul 20, 2013 03:52 PM

                                                                                                                                                            Thank you, Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise!

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                                                                                                                                                    noshie RE: kevin Jul 17, 2013 09:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                    2007

                                                                                                                                                    1. Pamplemoose RE: kevin Jul 18, 2013 07:09 AM

                                                                                                                                                      Aug 2003 for me.
                                                                                                                                                      And my first post was about Guelaguetza...and I still haven't been there!

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                                                                                                                                                        mc michael RE: kevin Jul 18, 2013 09:21 AM

                                                                                                                                                        As long as we are searching for old time posters, is Max Zook still around?

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                                                                                                                                                          Local RE: mc michael Jul 22, 2013 08:58 PM

                                                                                                                                                          would this be him? (scroll to bottom of thread) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/903523

                                                                                                                                                        2. The Oracle RE: kevin Jul 18, 2013 10:38 AM

                                                                                                                                                          My post history goes back to 2006, but my guess is 2005.

                                                                                                                                                          1. OCAnn RE: kevin Jul 18, 2013 04:34 PM

                                                                                                                                                            2003?

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                                                                                                                                                              mrsjoujou RE: kevin Jul 21, 2013 02:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                              Looks like my first post was back in 2003.

                                                                                                                                                              1. Ciao Bob RE: kevin Jul 23, 2013 01:44 PM

                                                                                                                                                                Chino Wayne?

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                                                                                                                                                                  PeterCC RE: Ciao Bob Jul 23, 2013 01:48 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Oldest based on the user name search is November of 2001.

                                                                                                                                                                  Found this really moving thread on his passing here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/890929

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                                                                                                                                                                    Ciao Bob RE: PeterCC Jul 23, 2013 03:31 PM

                                                                                                                                                                    Obviously I am not the only one with fond memories.

                                                                                                                                                                2. Grog RE: kevin Jul 23, 2013 07:46 PM

                                                                                                                                                                  Nov 27, 2001 08:35 AM

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