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Nobu Malibu, on the beach side of PCH, has anyone been ??? Is it a decent place to get a couple of drinks and maybe a tartare or a dish or two, i mean the food probably sucks, but how's the view and eye candy.??????????????

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kevin Feb 25, 2014 06:53 PM

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  1. J.L. RE: kevin Feb 25, 2014 07:00 PM

    Yes. Phenomenal view. Food's the same as any Nobu. Great place for drinks (also applies to Nikita next door). Phenomenal eye candy. Celeb central (weeknights).

    Larry Ellison is a rich genius.

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      kevin RE: J.L. Feb 25, 2014 07:01 PM

      Ok, I will hit it up just for a drink.

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        Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Feb 25, 2014 08:36 PM

        If you're going for drinks.......CALL ME!!

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          kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Feb 25, 2014 09:12 PM

          Ok will do.

          But I don't have your number. :)

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          Wayno RE: kevin Feb 26, 2014 11:27 AM

          Have a second drink next door at Nikita, which may be my go-to place for nice drinks with out of towners.

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            Dirtywextraolives RE: Wayno Feb 26, 2014 12:11 PM

            I've been dying to check that place out.....perhaps with some girlfriends, or when my MIL is in town in a few weeks.

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          VenusCafe RE: J.L. Feb 26, 2014 09:29 AM

          Yeah,he just bought Lanai, almost the most expensive spot in the world. Its like hearing that someone just purchased the west side of heaven
          This is in total disregard of ALOHA! which plainly states you cannot BUY the land.

        4. cookie monster RE: kevin Feb 25, 2014 07:16 PM

          It is one of the most beautiful restaurants I've ever seen. I've only been for a private party, where the food was quite good, but i don't know how I'd feel about it if I were ordering off the menu and paying the tab myself. Definitely worth it though to go on a beautiful day and have a drink on the deck.

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            kevin RE: cookie monster Feb 25, 2014 07:17 PM

            That was kind of me thinking.

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              wienermobile RE: cookie monster Feb 25, 2014 09:20 PM

              in 100% agreement. Probably the most beautiful restaurant in Los Angeles.

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                wienermobile RE: wienermobile Feb 25, 2014 09:32 PM

                Photos….

                 
                 
                 
                 
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                J.L. RE: cookie monster Feb 25, 2014 10:38 PM

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/908712

              3. Porthos RE: kevin Feb 25, 2014 07:19 PM

                Nobu Malibu serves candy???????

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                  kevin RE: Porthos Feb 25, 2014 07:27 PM

                  I sure hope so.

                  After that great raw fish, you need the sweetness of some candy to wash it all down.

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                    ipsedixit RE: Porthos Feb 25, 2014 07:29 PM

                    The candy is just like most multi-tiered wedding cakes.

                    Ok to look, best not to touch.

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                      J.L. RE: ipsedixit Feb 25, 2014 07:54 PM

                      Nobu Malibu is a BYOC (bring your own candy) type of place...

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                        kevin RE: J.L. Feb 25, 2014 07:56 PM

                        And you really don't want to touch someone else's candy unless of course they are willing to share, or the candy is left all alone.

                  2. JeMange RE: kevin Feb 25, 2014 07:34 PM

                    I have an uber-rich buddy who's always inviting me to join his "boozy brunch" on weekends at Nobu Malibu. The only problem is that he's never once offered to pay.

                    :(

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                      kevin RE: JeMange Feb 25, 2014 07:36 PM

                      How is it an "invite" if your megagazillionaire buddy is never picking up the tab ?????

                      If he does decide to pay one day, please invite me a long too.

                      Nuff said.

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                        JeMange RE: kevin Feb 25, 2014 07:37 PM

                        It's an invite as in, "yeah, you should join us for a boozy brunch today." Not as in, "I'm hosting a brunch at Nobu, Malibu. Please come."

                        He's the type who is so frickin' rich that it never occurs to him that other's might not have the cheddar to throw around.

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                          kevin RE: JeMange Feb 25, 2014 07:39 PM

                          I see. Damn.

                          It's fitlthy fucking rich. Get it right. :)

                          Well, it's brunch, how expensive is it going toe be ?????

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                            JeMange RE: kevin Feb 25, 2014 07:42 PM

                            You know, that's a good question.

                            I actually just looked at the menu and the answer is, "less than I expected." I'll be replying "Y" to his next text.

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                              kevin RE: JeMange Feb 25, 2014 07:43 PM

                              Good man.

                              And then please report back.

                              I always wondered what a sushi bar would serve for brunch.

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                          J.L. RE: kevin Feb 25, 2014 07:55 PM

                          How do you think they got....

                          soooooo rich?

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                            JeMange RE: J.L. Feb 25, 2014 07:56 PM

                            In this particular case, he made his money the old fashioned way - he inherited it.

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                              kevin RE: JeMange Feb 25, 2014 07:58 PM

                              Inheritances are always good.

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                                J.L. RE: JeMange Feb 25, 2014 08:02 PM

                                Old money is frugal money.

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                                  JeMange RE: J.L. Feb 25, 2014 08:03 PM

                                  I tend to agree but this guy ain't frugal and his money is as old as it gets.

                                  But I (we) digress...

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                                    kevin RE: J.L. Feb 25, 2014 08:05 PM

                                    Yeah. But why does old money oh so despise the Nuevo richers. ???????

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                                      latindancer RE: kevin Feb 26, 2014 07:21 AM

                                      It's complicated.

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                                      latindancer RE: J.L. Feb 26, 2014 07:25 AM

                                      Old money is carefully handled money, not always frugal.
                                      Any of his 'friends' who expect him to automatically pay at Nobu, because he's filthy rich, may not really be his 'friend's OR he's fully aware they know he's rich and he doesn't want to come off as a 'show off', always paying for everything.
                                      He's fully aware of all the nuances acts accordingly.

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                                        JeMange RE: latindancer Feb 26, 2014 11:26 AM

                                        Thank you for jumping in and presuming that you understand the dynamic based on a few characters typed into a food message board.

                                        Your skills of deduction must be highly prized elsewhere.

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                                          Servorg RE: JeMange Feb 26, 2014 11:37 AM

                                          When our son was in elementary school his best friend had parents who were wealthy with a capital W (they built a 40,000 sq ft home on 2 acres in Beverly Hills and had a G5 for getting around in). One Saturday when the wife and I had the kids out for the day and stopped someplace up in the Glen for lunch and I got out my wallet to pay the wife reached over put her hand on my mine and said in the nicest possible way "Please, don't be foolish" and proceeded to pay.

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                                            JeMange RE: Servorg Feb 26, 2014 03:34 PM

                                            To treat or not to treat based on economic disparity turns out to be highly personal.

                                            The guy I was referencing above is generous with his money - we were out last weekend and he insisted on buying multiple rounds of delicious, top shelf booze - but he's also so in the bubble of being rich it doesn't occur to him that others might not have the same financial wherewithal.

                                            For example, he's repeatedly asked me to join him on trips to places like St. Petersburg and Reykjavik “for the weekend” with no awareness that I might not have the cash to casually drop everything and spend $20k for three nights of debauchery.

                                            I have another friend who doesn't have the same blue blood pedigree but still has loads of dough. He runs the corp/financial law department of a giant firm here in LA. This guy, unlike my blue-blooded friend, NEVER lets anyone pay. In fact, he's told me repeatedly that picking up tabs makes him feel good. It doesn't hurt that he's in charge of approving expense reports at said giant law firm.

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                                              kevin RE: JeMange Feb 26, 2014 04:32 PM

                                              I will say people are different.

                                              Money is money.

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                                            latindancer RE: JeMange Feb 26, 2014 10:57 PM

                                            Whoa…

                                            I may not know the person of whom you speak but I can assure you I understand the dynamic of 'old money'.

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                                              JeMange RE: latindancer Feb 27, 2014 12:38 PM

                                              My apologies, M'lord.

                                              I didn't realize I was speaking to Thurston Howell III.

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                                        latindancer RE: JeMange Feb 26, 2014 07:20 AM


                                        and he's hanging on to it.

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                                          J.L. RE: latindancer Feb 26, 2014 10:48 AM

                                          Frugality implies carefully handling... :-) It is indeed complicated with each high net worth individual.

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                                        kevin RE: J.L. Feb 25, 2014 07:57 PM

                                        Is that a rhetorical question ????? Mr. JL :)

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                                    latindancer RE: kevin Feb 26, 2014 07:19 AM

                                    If you can go to Nobu and only drink with a side of tartare or a dish or two I'll give you 100 bucks. There is, in my opinion, nothing that compares in this fair city.
                                    The view, the food, the ambiance…
                                    Does it get any better?

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                                      kevin RE: latindancer Feb 26, 2014 08:11 AM

                                      You will really give me 100 bucks ?????

                                      Latindancer, I accept your offer.

                                      You have got yourself a deal.

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                                        cookie monster RE: latindancer Feb 26, 2014 08:44 AM

                                        I have not done it personally, but friends who live in Malibu told me that one can indeed walk in at 5/5:30, have a drink, and enjoy the view.

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                                        VenusCafe RE: kevin Feb 26, 2014 02:05 PM

                                        It is GORGEOUS; the food remains great, but as a regular patron of the 'old' Nobu, it is somewhat of a disappointment. The vibe has gone from neighborhood to corporate.

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                                          foodiemahoodie RE: kevin Feb 27, 2014 02:12 AM

                                          Yeah, I was there a couple weeks ago with an old girlfriend - we ate at the bar. Place had a fun vibe. I could do it alone sometime.

                                          1. Ciao Bob RE: kevin Feb 28, 2014 09:46 AM

                                            Great car watching...I went on a Friday evening and could not believe the parking lot. Unfortunately we could not get anything close to a comfortable spot at the bar to sit and enjoy cocktails with the setting and scene. I am sure it is great if you figure out a way to reserve some deck seats.

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                                              kevin RE: Ciao Bob Feb 28, 2014 11:04 AM

                                              Maybe I'll have to hit it early on a weekday. While playing hookey.

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                                                Dirtywextraolives RE: Ciao Bob Feb 28, 2014 12:08 PM

                                                I'd bet $ you can get a seat at the bar tonight ;). I'd bet my house you can get a seat on the deck tonight too.....

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                                                  Ciao Bob RE: Dirtywextraolives Feb 28, 2014 02:12 PM

                                                  True dat, ha, ha!

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                                                    kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Feb 28, 2014 03:08 PM

                                                    On a Friday night ????? Any one ?

                                                    Or do you mean because of the Hurricane ?

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                                                      Ciao Bob RE: kevin Feb 28, 2014 03:24 PM

                                                      The inclement weather I believe is the issue.

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                                                        Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Feb 28, 2014 03:34 PM

                                                        Hurricane?? Have you ever been in a hurricane?! This is a rain storm, don't let the hype on the news make you believe any different.

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                                                          Porthos RE: Dirtywextraolives Feb 28, 2014 05:18 PM

                                                          Reminds me of when I was at Logan airport on the way to Rykjavik during Hurricaine Sandy. The Icelandics on the flight were not impressed. This thing you guys call "hurricane"...[chuckle, shake of the head]

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                                                          J.L. RE: kevin Feb 28, 2014 04:37 PM

                                                          More like cataclysmic drizzle.

                                                    2. Beach Chick RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 11:10 AM

                                                      Looking to hit up Nobu on a Saturday around 5ish after the Getty in a couple of weeks.
                                                      Did you go Kevin?

                                                      Gonna hit up the happy hour $3 drink specials and the $5 sushi rolls specials on the deck...ha ha ha

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                                                        macdog RE: Beach Chick Apr 29, 2014 11:13 AM

                                                        Beautiful setting, decent food and saw Kanye and Kim there last month.

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                                                          kevin RE: macdog Apr 29, 2014 11:14 AM

                                                          That might make it a no-go for me. Anyone but kanyekim.

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                                                            J.L. RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 06:54 PM

                                                            Hey now, get your useless chimeric celeb nomenclature right:

                                                            It's Kimye.

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                                                              kevin RE: J.L. Apr 29, 2014 07:33 PM

                                                              That sounds like a sushi bar.

                                                              by the way what is a "chimeric celeb nomenclature"?????

                                                              I understand none of those words.

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                                                                J.L. RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 07:35 PM

                                                                (sigh)

                                                                :-)

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                                                                  Sgee RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 08:33 PM

                                                                  chimeric - chimera....

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                                                              Beach Chick RE: macdog Apr 29, 2014 11:22 AM

                                                              Ewww. .

                                                              I live next door to a famous movie star and I wouldn't give you two cents for their lives.

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                                                              kevin RE: Beach Chick Apr 29, 2014 11:13 AM

                                                              You know what ?????

                                                              I actually haven't gone yet if you can believe. I got sidetracked till now.

                                                              But now that the weather is so great ....

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                                                                Beach Chick RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 11:25 AM

                                                                Get out there and report back!
                                                                ; )

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                                                                Dirtywextraolives RE: Beach Chick Apr 29, 2014 11:51 AM

                                                                You're goings o find celebs and non celebs but just uber rich no matter when you go, so if you really want to go, get over that.

                                                                Also be prepared for the sticker shock that is the valet.

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                                                                  Mr Taster RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 29, 2014 12:07 PM

                                                                  You can avoid the expensive valet by taking the 534 bus up PCH.

                                                                  Mr Taster

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                                                                    kevin RE: Mr Taster Apr 29, 2014 12:20 PM

                                                                    No one buses in LA.

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                                                                      Mr Taster RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 12:21 PM

                                                                      I do.

                                                                      But I meant it as a joke.

                                                                      I'd have HUGE respect to any Chowhound who would show up to a Nobu Malibu reservation on an MTA bus.

                                                                      HUGE respect.

                                                                      Mr Taster

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                                                                      Dirtywextraolives RE: Mr Taster Apr 29, 2014 01:32 PM

                                                                      That's just crazy talk. Honestly, if you can't stomach the valet, you shouldn't be going to Nobu anyway.

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                                                                        kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 29, 2014 01:41 PM

                                                                        Is it possible to find a space along PCH ?

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                                                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 01:48 PM

                                                                          I suppose anything is possible. But not likely..... I don't know, honestly, I'm not scouring the shoulder for spots when I go up there.....

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                                                                            kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 29, 2014 01:50 PM

                                                                            I just cracked up a bit.

                                                                            I hear ya.

                                                                            Some of us for some reason will always refuse valet for whatever reason.

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                                                                              Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 01:57 PM

                                                                              Yea, I get it. I wouldn't mind paying the ten bucks if the poor schlub was running down PCH to get your car. But they literally park it in the dedicated lot about 8 feet from the entrance..... I guess Chart House does the same thing so, whatevs.....

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                                                                                Servorg RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 02:01 PM

                                                                                You can probably find parking on the opposite side of PCH along the curb, but you have to ask yourself, how much is your life worth to save the Valet charge? You may run across PCH safely *before* you eat and drink at Nobu. But what are your odds of getting back to your car without becoming a hood ornament on someone's "Gun Sight" of their S550?

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                                                                                  kevin RE: Servorg Apr 29, 2014 02:04 PM

                                                                                  Sevrog, exceptional point.

                                                                                  It's just the cost of patronage there.

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                                                                                  Sgee RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 07:19 PM

                                                                                  I paid $45 for 1 hr parking in NYC several years ago while dining at Yasuda... LA parking is cheap as heck.

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                                                                                    kevin RE: Sgee Apr 29, 2014 07:35 PM

                                                                                    Wow.

                                                                                    Even better is a parking space in mainland China that rang about 150,000 per month ?????

                                                                                    I don't have the link.

                                                                                    But in the US we ain't gots nothing on parking in China.

                                                                                    Btw, I'm presuming there's no valet in NYC and if there was every single valet would charge a minimum of $25 before tax, tips, and the Blasio coffers, right ????

                                                                                    And did it only take you one hour for the Sushi Yasuda omakase ?????

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                                                                                      Sgee RE: kevin Apr 29, 2014 08:30 PM

                                                                                      NYC typical parking, drive into a lot and hand your keys to them so they can park the car 1" besides the next car to optimize space. Not really valet....

                                                                                      It was a business meeting, dined at a table and just ordered ala carte.

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                                                                                        kevin RE: Sgee Apr 29, 2014 08:35 PM

                                                                                        i see

                                                                                        cool

                                                                                        no worries

                                                                                        but more importantly how much was the meal and what you have ??????? to keep it chowish of course ????

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                                                                                      Dirtywextraolives RE: Sgee Apr 29, 2014 09:17 PM

                                                                                      What did you expect for Manhattan??? Nobody drives there but the cabbies & bus drivers.... Different world.

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                                                                            Beach Chick RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 30, 2014 04:48 AM

                                                                            What...no free validation..
                                                                            What is the cost of valet?
                                                                            Thanks Dirty!

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                                                                              Dirtywextraolives RE: Beach Chick Apr 30, 2014 10:32 AM

                                                                              No, no validation. And it's $10.

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                                                                                Mr Taster RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 30, 2014 10:39 AM

                                                                                Or $3 for a round trip bus ride.

                                                                                Mr Taster

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                                                                                  kevin RE: Mr Taster Apr 30, 2014 11:30 AM

                                                                                  And $7 towards your first drink to whet the proverbial whistle.

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                                                                                    jessejames RE: kevin Apr 30, 2014 11:32 AM

                                                                                    pack a few 40s for the ride instead

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                                                                                      Dirtywextraolives RE: jessejames Apr 30, 2014 12:42 PM

                                                                                      They let you drink on the bus??? Now there's a classy way to arrive......

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                                                                                        jessejames RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 30, 2014 01:16 PM

                                                                                        brown bags baby

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                                                                                          Dirtywextraolives RE: jessejames Apr 30, 2014 02:04 PM

                                                                                          Yup. Like the Most Interesting Man in the World Says:

                                                                                          "When I don't want to pay for Nobu's Valet,

                                                                                          I take the bus and some forties in brown bags.

                                                                                          Stay Classy, My Friends."

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                                                                                            jessejames RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 30, 2014 02:06 PM

                                                                                            Keeping it fun.

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                                                                                              ns1 RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 30, 2014 02:07 PM

                                                                                              MTA makes a great DD.

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                                                                                                jessejames RE: ns1 Apr 30, 2014 02:13 PM

                                                                                                so do the beaches in malibu!

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                                                                                                  Mr Taster RE: ns1 Apr 30, 2014 02:26 PM

                                                                                                  As a public service, I'm providing Mr Taster's Obscure Acronym Translation of the Day™

                                                                                                  DD: "designated driver"

                                                                                                  And now, a word from our sponsor.
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                                                                                                    ns1 RE: Mr Taster Apr 30, 2014 02:50 PM

                                                                                                    HTF do people not know what DD means?

                                                                                                    srsly omg wtf lol

                                                                                                    I'm still working on ISFIA (i searched for it already) and will start up "COMYAKOL", which means "cranky old man yelling at kids on lawn".

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                                                                                                      kevin RE: ns1 Apr 30, 2014 03:38 PM

                                                                                                      That surely sounds like Mr Taster or maybe perhaps sevrog.

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                                                                                                        Servorg RE: kevin Apr 30, 2014 03:42 PM

                                                                                                        Hey - I figured DD was a description of a well endowed female...

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                                                                                                          kevin RE: Servorg Apr 30, 2014 03:44 PM

                                                                                                          Which female ??????

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                                                                                                            jessejames RE: Servorg Apr 30, 2014 03:53 PM

                                                                                                            That's what I was getting at. No bun intended.

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                                                                                                    kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 30, 2014 03:36 PM

                                                                                                    :)

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                                                                                          manku RE: Dirtywextraolives May 1, 2014 08:35 AM

                                                                                          $10 isn't obscene...the $14 I paid at Bazaar was, though...I'll never return (also, the fact that the best, and only memorable item, was sliced ham!)

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                                                                                            Dirtywextraolives RE: manku May 1, 2014 08:25 PM

                                                                                            I didn't refer to it as obscene.....just that it bugged me because he parked it in the dedicated lot about 8 feet from where we were standing.....

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