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Dominican Food - Thrifttown Liquor on La Cienega

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Sgee Nov 13, 2013 06:13 PM

Stopped by an interesting place on La Cienega (just before the 10 on-ramp) today on my way to Taco Punta Cabra.

I happened to stop in traffic right outside Thrift town liquor when I noticed a banner advertising Dominican food in the store, curious I swung around the block to check it out.

Basically the restaurant/cooking area occupies the front section of the liquor store, it was late in the afternoon and they were running out of items. I ordered the rice and beans, beef and pork stew, plantains and a side of salsa.

First time eating Dominican food, very tasty! The stews were hearty and well seasoned, rice was flavorful. Washed it down with India Malta from the liquor store. Nice unexpected find.

More info I found on LA eater
http://la.eater.com/tags/castle-2

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    Sgee RE: Sgee Nov 13, 2013 06:18 PM

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      jessejames RE: Sgee Nov 13, 2013 06:41 PM

      Nice been wondering about that Caribbean food sign. And thrifty liquor!

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        Sgee RE: jessejames Nov 13, 2013 07:17 PM

        yes, odd location... hole in a liquor store. Positive, lots of retail $ booze to choose from to go with your meal

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          Feed_me RE: Sgee Nov 14, 2013 04:16 PM

          Thanks for reminding me. I heard about the place a while back and never checked it out. The chef is Ilonka Garcia who used to run the kitchen at El Camaguey in Culver City. Article by Bill Esparza I saw when I first heard about the place. http://www.lamag.com/lafood/digestblo...

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        jessejames RE: Sgee Dec 9, 2013 08:48 PM

        This whole place incl liquor store is gutted.

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          CLowe RE: jessejames Dec 27, 2013 08:16 PM

          I called them today. They did close due to unforeseen circumstances but hope to reopen again soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

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