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Feb 26, 2014 01:35 PM

Your Go To Comfort Spot

Here's mine: Feng Mao (1 or 2). Mutton Kebabs. Hite. Heaven.

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Pann's medium rare patty melt with baked potato as an upgrade

      1. re: Servorg

        Sounds awfully comforting. Love that you can get them med rare.

        1. re: Servorg

          Similar dish... except I swap out with the spinach and then put the spinach in my patty melt and pretend I'm eating healthy...


          1. re: Dommy

            That spinach is so good it makes me forget how boring the regular vegetables are, just as the biscuit can make me forgive the awful "cornbread." Keeps their only flaws from being fatal.

            That patty melt is not comfort to me, because it's just too damn big. Fried chicken (leg & thigh), mashed potato and gravy, sautéed spinach, biscuit. Preferably served by Brenda. Oh, and that split pea soup to start. Lawdy lawdy …

            1. re: Will Owen

              And a slab of that homemade tasting yellow cake frosted with chocolate.

              And that garlic cheese toast.

        2. re: wienermobile

          by the way wienermobile, I was at Pepy's Galley this morning and they had a Turkey Plate special. Gotta say, it was a good looking plate piled high with turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and a big pile of spinach all for $9.95.

          1. re: orythedog

            Next to the bowling alley ?????

            That's our main man Sevrogs joint.

            What else is good there ??????

            1. re: kevin

              Chilaquiles verde w over-easy eggs on top, Machacca and eggs, thin discs of chorizo, burgers, menudo, impressive looking plates of fish. Club sandwiches. One of my favorite spots. But I keep going back for the Chilaquiles...

              1. re: orythedog

                The fish plates sounds really interesting. :)

                1. re: orythedog

                  Sunny side up on the eggs on my chilaquiles. Pepy's is within walking distance and it's a local comfort spot for us.

                  We also really like their version of a patty melt. It's not traditional with rye bread, but I like the buttered sourdough they use. Patty is cooked to order, juicy and tasty. I get it rare and with extra grilled onions. I usually pass on the tomato though since they are hardly ever ripe.

                  Finally a bowl of their chili is always good.

                  1. re: Jase

                    Please tell an SGV inhabitant where Pepy's might be found. "Next to the bowling alley" sounds a lot like the place across from the Santa Monica Civic Center, which we treasure.

                    1. re: Will Owen

                      Pepy's is in Mar Vista, on Venice in-between Inglewood and Centinella



                        1. re: Will Owen

                          Will, if you ever go on a Sunday for breakfast at Pepy's it is directly across the street from the Mar Vista Farmers Market and you can eat two birds with one fork...(g)

                          1. re: Servorg

                            And so is the Venice grindhouse for some great coffeee.

                            1. re: Servorg

                              Sevrog, what's your favorites at Pepys Galley ????????

                              1. re: kevin

                                I do like their turkey dinner, but typically I end up getting breakfast. The chilaquiles or they do a Hawaiian style breakfast that is grilled veggies and Portuguese sausage mixed into steamed Japanese style rice as a special on the board behind the counter, or the Polish sausage and eggs with an English muffin. And you know I like to start with a small bowl of their chili with onions and grated cheese I think since I've recommended it here before.

                                1. re: Servorg


                                  What cheese is in the chilaquiles is it the crumbled cojitia (sp?) cheese ?????????

                                  If so, can I get it without that cheese. Thanks man.

                                  Let me know if you'd ever like a partner in crime to hit up Peppys.

                                  1. re: kevin

                                    Not a clue as to what cheese is used. I'm sure they would leave whatever type it is off if you ask them to omit it.

                  2. tacos manzano

                    tacos always make me feel better. even more so when it's tuesdays and tacos are only $1 each.

                    let's be real here - when I need comfort food I'm not getting into my car and driving > 5 minutes.

                    1. 49ers at Original Pancake House...over, and over, and over, again.

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                      1. re: orythedog

                        Was there today and had the 49er's. one of the best pancakes in LA.

                      2. Casa Escobar in SaMo. Combo plate #1 with a stiff margarita on the rocks, no salt. They are so pleasant there.

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                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                          Haven't been there, Dirty, but I read on Eater today that they are opening in the Malibu Inn. That sounds like a worthy destination for a good margy near the ocean.

                          1. re: Wayno

                            Yes, I know. We were thinking of going by this weekend to check it out.... Thought they were open by now.... And I assume the food will be the same as SaMo, old school Mexican, not gourmet or trendy at all. But comforting, nonetheless.

                            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                              And what about that piano bar, a blast from the past.

                              1. re: kevin

                                Oh yea.... Actually in all the times we've been, I've only seen her once. It's pretty comical, actually. I kinda feel bad for lounge lizards......

                        2. Ten Ren at City of Industry.

                          stewed pork with rice or Braised pork on rice.