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My Two Cents on Pico

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kevin Aug 27, 2013 04:44 PM

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/my-two...

Has anyone been here ?

From the pics above, it might be quite tasty.

Thanks.

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  1. Ciao Bob RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 05:32 PM

    Looks dope, kev, good find - I hope.

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      kevin RE: Ciao Bob Aug 27, 2013 05:57 PM

      No clue if it's actually good though, it could be. though from the almost nonexistent website it sounds like it's trying to be "organic" which might just be the death knelll for soul food/cajun/creole style food.

      Shit, Bob. A place you have not already scoped out ?

      Is that even possible ????

      :)

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        Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 06:04 PM

        OH GOOD LORD IT'S CAJUN?!?! We have to go.....

        edit:
        AAAHHHHHH! I don't know how to work yelp where the fuck is this place?,

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          kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 06:09 PM

          their official website is beyond terrible:

          but it's the 5300 blocck of pico, a few blocks east of fairfax.

          http://mytwocentsla.com

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            kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 06:10 PM

            fan of Cajun too ?

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              Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 07:05 PM

              Oh we'd kill someone for decent Cajun food in these hills o' Beverly....

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                kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 07:09 PM

                hmm, i'm pretty sure there was nothing remotely cajun in BH. Ever.

                Unless Keyshawn Johnson's now defunct Reign would count as being within the city limits.

                now i'm starving as i haven't had dinnner yet.

                to get you started:

                Harold and Belle's In Jefferson Park.

                is the only one i can think of that is somewhat decent. had a great oyster po boy there a few weeks back.

                too bad gagnier's is no longer around nor the creole chef nor the 5C's.

                though the market on vernon is still around, yet the exact name escapes me.

                and one of my all time favorite's, stevie's on the strip, is no longer on the strip, though there is a location in encino, which i tried years ago and is still around and quite good.

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                  Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 07:18 PM

                  Oh, Reign was pretty good! But Cajun, it wasn't. Yea, for some reason, I've not made it to H& B's. what's Stevie's?!

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                    kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 07:30 PM

                    Smokey fried chicken, pretty decent for L.A. gumbo, fried seafood (hmm, fried seafood, that seems to ring a bell), and po boys.

                    http://www.steviescreolecafe-bar.com

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                      Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 07:40 PM

                      Oh jeez, how'd I miss this fucking place?

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                        kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 07:42 PM

                        it seems to fly a little under the radar usually.

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                    TonyC RE: kevin Aug 28, 2013 09:25 AM

                    Not in LA city proper, but still in LA County.

                    R&J Southern Soul Food: gumbo, chicken dumpling, boudin, frog legs, fried okra, fried oysters, craw fish, etc. Chef is from Louisana.

                    Menu: http://rjseaandsoulfood.com/users/edi...

                    On Road Food: http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Re...

                    Featured on GAC TV: http://www.gactv.com/gac/pac_ctnt/tex...

                    I've driven by 2 Cents a couple of times now, and it seems to have a pleasant crowd during brunch.

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                      kevin RE: TonyC Aug 28, 2013 10:19 AM

                      yeah, that's why i was thinking it might just be a healthy version of southern soul.

                      btw, did Soul Hollywood ever open up ????

                      Thanks man.

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                        Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 28, 2013 11:58 AM

                        If its supposed to healthy, then it's not really Cajun...... And will most likely not taste remotely like Cajun food.....

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                        kevin RE: TonyC Aug 28, 2013 10:20 AM

                        menu sounds pretty fucking dope.

                        i'll hit that shit up.

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                          Wayno RE: kevin Aug 28, 2013 10:41 AM

                          At the risk of starting a sub-thread that will get bounced, I want to mention that you will likely appreciate the literary style of Thug Kitchen: http://thugkitchen.com/ It's awesome.

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                            kevin RE: Wayno Aug 28, 2013 10:55 AM

                            Wayno, I cracked up when I clicked on the fucking link.

                            Realy appreciate it.

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                              Wayno RE: kevin Aug 28, 2013 10:58 AM

                              And though the collection of recipes is too meat-averse for my preferences, many of the recipes do look "tasty as fuck!"

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                          Mr Taster RE: TonyC Aug 28, 2013 11:17 AM

                          I learned in researching my trip to New Orleans a few years back that many people erroneously use Creole and Cajun interchangeably, but in fact it's the Creole cooking that is most closely identified with New Orleans.

                          True Cajun is hard to find, even in New Orleans (which is a Creole city, not a Cajun one). True Cajun country is a considerable distance from New Orleans.

                          So, to have true Cajun cooking in LA when it's so difficult to find even in NOLA? I'm highly suspicious...

                          edit: I meant to reply to dirtywextraolives, not you Tony

                          Mr Taster

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                            kevin RE: Mr Taster Aug 28, 2013 11:36 AM

                            You are right Taster. I did use the terms interchangeably. Don't hate me too much.

                            But you are absolutely correct. Most of the old-line establishments are all Creole.

                            but KPaul's is supposed to be Cajun from Prudhomme's rural roots in bucolic acadania or is it new iberia (?). And just a few years ago donald link added Cochon to the mix in the warehouse district serving up cajun treats (though modified somewhat for the fucking upmarket crowds).

                            That reminds me that I am seriously overdue on a visit to NOLA.

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                              Wayno RE: kevin Aug 28, 2013 12:10 PM

                              Ahhh, Cochon. While I'm probably a part of the FUC you mentioned, my visit to Cochon, not all that long after it opened, was probably my favorite of any meal that I've ever head in NOLA. I'm surprised that there isn't somewhere here in greater LA, a hole in the wall that serves decent Creole (such as the tiny Gumbo Shop in St. Louis, which may now be closed).

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                                kevin RE: Wayno Aug 28, 2013 12:41 PM

                                i so fucking wish.

                                Wayno, please do let me know if anything of the sort, Cajun or Creole, happens to open in LA.

                                thanks man.

                                btw, i really loved Cafe n awlins in Burbank, i think it was the proverbial hole in the wall you described. exceptional gumbo, crab cakes, shrimp creole, french choolate silk pie with chantilly cream.

                                damn, damn, damn.

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                              Dirtywextraolives RE: Mr Taster Aug 28, 2013 11:47 AM

                              You should be suspicious..... It's incredibly hard to find anywhere, but especially here.... Yes, NOLA is the birthplace of Creole cooking, not Cajun. Cajun cooking is generally found all over the south, but predominantly in the Acadia region of Louisiana.

                              My husband used to frequent a place in Nashville that was run by a Cajun, Breaux. He took me there when we drove cross country. The gumbo was to die for, and still to this day we dream about it.

                              The only place that ever came close out here, was a small joint in Monrovia called Cajun Way.....the Chef was a young Cajun guy from Louisiana. He was the real deal, and I got to know him pretty well as he would cater some events I coordinated at the track. Place is long gone.

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                                kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 28, 2013 12:01 PM

                                damn, what was the name of the place in Nashville run by a Cajun guy ?

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                                  Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 28, 2013 12:28 PM

                                  Breaux

                                  Just googled them, and it looks like it went uptown..... It's was basically a hole in the wall when we were there almost 20 years ago.

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                                    JAB RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 28, 2013 12:34 PM

                                    Who?

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                                      Dirtywextraolives RE: JAB Aug 28, 2013 12:42 PM

                                      A Cajun place in Nashville....

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                                        kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 28, 2013 12:48 PM

                                        Dirty sexy olives,

                                        this is the joint, right ?

                                        http://www.broscajuncuisine.com/Drums...

                                        for some reason the restaurant name is "Bro" but his name is "Breaux" but uh-oh, guy fiery, has now gotten a hold of it.

                                        i have a feeling when you tried it about two decades ago it was just a skoshe bit better than it is now.

                                        but i will have to try it next time in nashville along with prince's hot chiken and loveless cafe, and the catbird seat.

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                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 28, 2013 12:58 PM

                                          Yea, I think so. Like I said it was a true hole in the wall back then, and I think you're right, it was probably better back then....my poor husband will be in mourning when I show him this.

                                          If you do go, try the gumbo. Let me know what you think. Hopefully they are still using that old family recipe.

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                Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 05:56 PM

                Okay, I'm lame, I admit it.... What am I looking at?

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                  kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 05:58 PM

                  my bad,

                  http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/my-two...

                  but you can scroll through the pics.

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                    Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 06:03 PM

                    It's the name of the place? Am I hot or cold?

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                      kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 06:04 PM

                      You're right. I must be day dreaming today.

                      "My two cents" does sound funky and maybe not too promising.

                      anyhow, if the food is good i wouldn't even mind them calling it ...

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                        kevin RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 06:10 PM

                        http://mytwocentsla.com

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                          Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 07:07 PM

                          OMG, talk about a lame-ass website, THERE'S NO LINKS TO IT!

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                          Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 07:06 PM

                          Okay, if they serve liquor, I'm buying..... When we going?

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                            kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 07:13 PM

                            another problem is who knows ? if they serve liquor.

                            i warned you that the website sucks.

                            and i have no clue if the food is any good.

                            maybe one of should give them a holler.

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                              Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 07:15 PM

                              No fucking shit! What's up with that?? I'll send my nine year old over to fix that shit.....

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                                kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 07:16 PM

                                he or she is an ace web designer ? :)

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                                  Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 07:37 PM

                                  No, he's a nine year old whose head isn't up his ass......

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                                    kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 07:38 PM

                                    well, i always seem to have my head up my ass.

                                    or so they say...

                                    they must have hired me to create their website.

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                                      Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 07:48 PM

                                      Hey same here, my kids know more about websites than I do, just sayin

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                      J.L. RE: Dirtywextraolives Aug 27, 2013 06:07 PM

                      This eatery:

                      http://mytwocentsla.com/

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                        kevin RE: J.L. Aug 27, 2013 06:10 PM

                        jl, have you tried it yet ????

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                          kevin RE: J.L. Aug 27, 2013 06:11 PM

                          i have a feeling you probably didn't yet, but if you did, you'll prolly end up up at Shunji's afterwards anyhow.

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                            J.L. RE: kevin Aug 28, 2013 05:36 PM

                            tru 'dat

                      2. The Chowhound Team RE: kevin Aug 27, 2013 10:25 PM

                        Folks, we've removed a long, jokey subthread that had almost nothing to do with food. Believe it or not we're not without humor, but we'd like to keep the focus on food, so let's get back to discussing that now. Thanks.

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                          kevin RE: The Chowhound Team Aug 28, 2013 07:45 AM

                          Thanks.

                          I think you erased the whole 1st 2nd and 3rd thing. Yeah. I have no clue how that was supposed to be even remotely chowish.

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