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Your LA Forever Lunch

cinefoodie Jan 29, 2014 12:52 PM

You’re trapped in the event horizon of a black hole, but fortunately you brought lunch from your favorite LA lunch spot, which you’ll now be eating forever. So, what are you eating?

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    set0312 Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM

    Super huarache at El Huarache Azteca. My word, it is extraordinary.

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      malibumike Jan 31, 2014 09:11 AM

      The #7 hot roast beef and pastrami sandwich from Eastside market and italian deli on alpine just west of chinatown.

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        tissue Jan 30, 2014 05:37 PM

        Sushi Gen sashimi platter

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          kevin Jan 30, 2014 05:52 PM

          how much is the sashimi platter these days ?????????

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            tissue Jan 30, 2014 06:24 PM

            15 - sometimes I splurge and get the uni tray. And then I love my life even more

        2. Bob Brooks Jan 30, 2014 04:34 PM

          BBQ duck with chili and garlic from Yai's.

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            Ciao Bob Jan 31, 2014 10:16 AM

            Yai's - that brings me back to my first meals in LA. Still good, Bob Brooks?

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              Bob Brooks Feb 11, 2014 01:34 PM

              I can only speak for the duck as I can't get myself to order anything else when I'm there.

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            chrishei Jan 30, 2014 01:03 PM

            Fried chicken, on Flossie's/Jim Dandy/whomever's best days.
            Whatever Shunji-san puts in front of me.

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              Jelly71 Jan 30, 2014 10:03 AM

              The chili relleno burrito from Melody's in Reseda.

              1. perk Jan 30, 2014 10:02 AM

                Caviar eggs and the salad with caviar cream fraiche dressing at Petrossian. Along with the caviar martini....

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                  kevin Jan 30, 2014 01:18 PM

                  Perk. Isn't there a dessert at Peteossian with caviar on it ??????

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                    perk Jan 30, 2014 06:58 PM

                    I'm sure there is. I'm not much of a dessert person. I'll just stick with the caviar martini!

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                  medrite Jan 29, 2014 08:41 PM

                  I'd have Urosawa cater some sushi. What the hell, I've got eternity to pay for it...

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                    J.L. Jan 29, 2014 11:21 PM

                    Urasawa is open for lunch? I thought the thread was restricted to places which actually serve lunch.

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                      kevin Jan 30, 2014 08:07 AM

                      Well we don't even know for sure how long we would last in that black hole thing.

                      But I'd also take me some
                      Of my tamagoyaki from Kiriko or Mori.

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                        medrite Jan 30, 2014 08:22 AM

                        It's always 24/7 in the black hole.

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                      schrutefarms Jan 29, 2014 08:22 PM

                      Since this post is make-believe, I'm going to make believe that Noura Cafe is still around. I would get the green salad, grape leaves, chicken kabob with extra garlic sauce, pita chips and hummus. And wine. And Turkish coffee. And baklava. If the ruler of the black hole stratasphere won't allow me to re-open Noura, then a great cheese/charcuterie plate from Tasting Kitchen will do. With wine and dessert. And bread. (Those aren't necessarily my absolute favorite meals in the whole world, but are two meals I'm pretty sure I won't get sick of eating.)

                      1. J.L. Jan 29, 2014 06:01 PM

                        Actually according to the latest data on black hole research and general relativity, the most likely scenario is that if you're drifting towards a black hole, Mr. Hawking thinks you will be sheared to pieces before even entering.

                        So, that forever lunch would actually be your last meal.


                        Being a good sport, though, my answer would be Guisados Sampler

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                          cinefoodie Jan 29, 2014 07:04 PM

                          It's funny, last meal or not, Guisado's was on my mind too.

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                            J.L. Jan 29, 2014 07:09 PM

                            Hey at least there's some variety within that sampler.

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                              cinefoodie Jan 30, 2014 01:03 PM

                              The fish tacos at Tacos Punta Cabras also come to mind...

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                          nosh Jan 29, 2014 05:53 PM

                          Chicken special from Dino's, extra "sauce."

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                            maudies5 Jan 29, 2014 03:05 PM

                            Oysters from Fishing with Dynamite, but only in R months.

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                              jesstifer Jan 29, 2014 02:19 PM

                              Taquitos from Juanita's on Olvera. But I'd want bites of macdog's burrito, too. Is macdog there?

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                                macdog Jan 29, 2014 02:06 PM

                                Carne Asada burrito from Yuca's.

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                                  jgilbert Jan 29, 2014 02:35 PM

                                  Cochinita pibil from Yuca's

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                                  latindancer Jan 29, 2014 02:05 PM

                                  Chicken Pad Thai at Thai Corner/Mercado La Paloma.

                                  I never get tired of it.

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                                    set0312 Jan 29, 2014 09:59 PM

                                    My goodness is that place actually decent? Seriously have been to Chichen Itza thirty plus times and have never tried Thai Corner

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                                      latindancer Jan 30, 2014 11:23 AM

                                      <is that place actually decent??

                                      I have no idea if the other food is decent.
                                      My standard order, which I've been ordering for years, is the Pad Thai and the sticky rice with mango…both of which I love.

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                                        Dommy Jan 30, 2014 12:31 PM

                                        Thank you!! I've been curious about that stand forever and volunteer at a dog rescue very nearby and head downtown for lunch instead! Will try it this weekend and report back!

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                                    Coribdx Jan 29, 2014 01:47 PM

                                    Langners pastrami or Philepes French Dip

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                                      kevin Jan 29, 2014 01:39 PM

                                      Give me some time to ponder that one.

                                      But probably yes an omakase sushi lunch from Shunjis

                                      And a pastrami sandwich from langers.

                                      And a whole crab with preserved egg yolk from Sea Harbour.

                                      And a side of pumpkin ravioli in a brown butter sauce from Giorgio.

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                                        Ciao Bob Jan 30, 2014 10:05 AM

                                        If it's a black hole built for two, I'm eating with Kevin. Those are great choices.

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                                          Wayno Jan 30, 2014 11:37 AM

                                          Yeah, great choices. But, Kevin kinda cheated by listing a BUNCH of great choices. I think he needs to make up his mind, like that old Lovin Spoonful song says.

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                                        Butter Fight Jan 29, 2014 12:58 PM

                                        Shunji's large sushi lunch special

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                                          ns1 Jan 29, 2014 12:57 PM

                                          - Langers #19, fries well, cream soda


                                          - 2 fish 1 shrimp taco from RFT

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                                            Dirtywextraolives Jan 29, 2014 12:54 PM

                                            Son of a Gun's linguine with Uni & clam sauce.... With lots of bread to soak up that sauce....

                                            1. wienermobile Jan 29, 2014 12:53 PM

                                              Langer's Deli Pastrami on rye with fries and an ice tea please.

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                                                wienermobile Jan 29, 2014 02:09 PM

                                                I could also be very happy with a Cupid's Chili Cheese Dog or two.

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                                                  wienermobile Jan 29, 2014 07:33 PM

                                                  Bludso's Texas Sampler all for me.

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                                                    Kalivs Jan 29, 2014 11:10 PM

                                                    & bourbon

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                                                      wienermobile Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM

                                                      The Big Seafood Tower at Fishing With Dynamite.

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                                                        cinefoodie Jan 30, 2014 12:06 AM

                                                        How would you compare it to 'The Hungry Cat'?

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