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What's your favorite guilty pleasure dish and joint in LA ??????

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kevin Apr 19, 2014 05:35 PM

nuff said.

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  1. wienermobile RE: kevin Apr 19, 2014 05:44 PM

    Pastrami sandwich with Pastrami Chili Cheese Fries at The Hat.

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      ipsedixit RE: wienermobile Apr 19, 2014 06:02 PM

      I feel no guilt eating that. Just pleasure.

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        happybaker RE: ipsedixit Apr 19, 2014 09:56 PM

        Well, you're a boy. You can do that.

        Sigh.

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        wienermobile RE: wienermobile Apr 20, 2014 09:32 AM

        What guilty dreams are made of….

         
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          jessejames RE: wienermobile Apr 20, 2014 11:30 AM

          Try the oki dog if u dare.

          For me the chicken cutlet curry at hurry curry fits the bill too

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            burntwater RE: jessejames Apr 21, 2014 01:00 PM

            Ha, for sure If he can eat that he can handle a Oki Dog.

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              A5 KOBE RE: burntwater Apr 21, 2014 03:09 PM

              Not sure I agree with your statement.

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                burntwater RE: A5 KOBE Apr 21, 2014 11:28 PM

                Wrap that mess in a tortilla plus two hot dogs and you have a Oki dog. What's not to handle?

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            happybaker RE: wienermobile Apr 20, 2014 12:12 PM

            Le Sigh.

        2. TheOffalo RE: kevin Apr 19, 2014 06:00 PM

          Popeye's fried chicken $1.29 leg & thigh Tuesday special x3 w/Cajun rice.

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            kevin RE: TheOffalo Apr 19, 2014 06:34 PM

            So 6 pieces, right ????

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              Dirtywextraolives RE: TheOffalo Apr 19, 2014 06:56 PM

              Where do you find a Popeye's? I didn't think there were any near me. One of my sons is really into fried chicken. Thanks.

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                kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 19, 2014 07:04 PM

                Hmmm. Dirty, there really ain't none near you. Only a KFC if I'm not maitaken.

                There's a few in the SGV. There used to
                Be one in Santa Monica but that's been gone for years.

                There's one on LaBrea near Rodeo in addition to a half dozen others in South LA.

                There's some in the San Feenando Valley. I went to
                The one in Canoga Park a couple weeks ago.

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                  Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Apr 19, 2014 07:16 PM

                  Yea, that's what I thought, there used to be a KFC right down the hill from me but they closed shortly after we moved here an another mediocre pizza place moved in.

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                    happybaker RE: kevin Apr 19, 2014 09:58 PM

                    Popeyes in Glendale/Eagle rock on Colorado.

                    There's also one on Hollywood Bvd. by Caheunga, I think.

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                      kevin RE: happybaker Apr 19, 2014 11:02 PM

                      Yeah. I forgot about the Cahuenga location.

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                        Muskrat RE: happybaker Apr 20, 2014 05:34 PM

                        I left H'wood a couple of years ago, but the Hollywood/Cahuenga store was one of my regular stops.

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                      kevin RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 19, 2014 07:04 PM

                      At least one in Burbank too.

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                        TheOffalo RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 19, 2014 07:46 PM

                        La Brea and Jefferson, not far south of the 10. I can make it from west of the 405 there and back in half an hour if traffic is good, which it generally is for lunch on a Tuesday. Drive thru obviously.

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                          Kate is always hungry RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 19, 2014 11:51 PM

                          There's a Popeye's on Laurel Canyon Blvd. just south of Magnolia Blvd. in Valley Village. :)

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                            set0312 RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 19, 2014 11:57 PM

                            Is it a popeyes next to USC on Adams? It is one of the fried chicken places. Very accessible if you go off traffic hours.

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                            foufou RE: TheOffalo Apr 19, 2014 06:59 PM

                            Some locations offer that special on Tuesday and Thursday

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                              TheOffalo RE: foufou Apr 19, 2014 07:48 PM

                              I heard (from someone on CH I think) that they offer the leg & thigh special every day, but it's $1.49 or $1.89 or something on the other days.

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                            maudies5 RE: kevin Apr 19, 2014 08:34 PM

                            Why do so many guilty pleasures have to be "widow makers?"

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                              kevin RE: maudies5 Apr 19, 2014 09:51 PM

                              Sorry.

                              I think I get what you are saying.

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                                westsidegal RE: maudies5 Apr 20, 2014 10:50 AM

                                that's what defines them as "guilty."

                                on the other hand, he will die happy, right??

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                                  Dirtywextraolives RE: maudies5 Apr 20, 2014 03:53 PM

                                  My guilty pleasures are less about the guilt of the fat & calories and more about the guilt of the huge sum of money spent ;)

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                                    TheOffalo RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 20, 2014 04:31 PM

                                    That is a good point. Sometimes I have to think, do I want something cheap and bad for me or something expensive and good for me? (Yes, I could find something cheap and good for me, but my cravings usually fall toward one of the two other extremes.)

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                                      Dirtywextraolives RE: TheOffalo Apr 20, 2014 05:22 PM

                                      Same here ;)

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                                      ilysla RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 21, 2014 01:47 PM

                                      Ah, see, the "guilty" + "pleasure" is an important combo.

                                      Huge sum of $ spent + unhealthy = pleasure >> guilt

                                      Huge sum of $ + healthy = pleasure >> guilt

                                      Cheap and bad = guilt and pleasure in equal amounts.

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                                        hungrydrunk RE: Dirtywextraolives Apr 21, 2014 03:19 PM

                                        To me, Guilty Pleasures is something i thoroughly enjoy but am embarrassed to admit that i like. Such as McDonald's Chicken nuggets with sweet and sour sauce and a Yoshinoya Beef bowl.

                                    3. A5 KOBE RE: kevin Apr 19, 2014 10:19 PM

                                      Seasoned curly fries and egg rolls at Jack in the Box
                                      Beef and cheddar bombed with horsey sauce at Arby's

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                                        phamschottler RE: A5 KOBE Apr 20, 2014 11:37 AM

                                        OMG yes to Beef 'n Cheddars! And I would always ask for like 4 extra sides of cheese sauce for dipping everything.

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                                          ilysla RE: phamschottler Apr 21, 2014 01:48 PM

                                          Damn you, Jack, you know how I love my Big Beef and Cheddar....

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                                        Dirtywextraolives RE: kevin Apr 20, 2014 07:06 AM

                                        Anything at Nobu Malibu. And a Mango Martini.

                                         
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                                          ilysla RE: kevin Apr 20, 2014 11:30 AM

                                          Linguine Bottega at La Bottega (or the alfredo).
                                          Criss cut fries at Carl's.
                                          Any sourdough sandwich at Jack in the Box.
                                          Spinach and artichoke dip from... anywhere. ;)

                                          1. phamschottler RE: kevin Apr 20, 2014 11:33 AM

                                            Fries. Probably Chili Cheese Fries from Big Tomy's (Pico @ Sawtelle), but maybe also Carnitas Fries from Benito's (Santa Monica @ Federal).

                                            1. Steve Green RE: kevin Apr 20, 2014 12:24 PM

                                              Jalapeno poppers at JITB.

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                                                maudies5 RE: kevin Apr 20, 2014 12:24 PM

                                                I really try to eat healthy food so fried foods aren't very appealing. I guess my true guilty pleasure would be the occasional scoop of chopped chicken liver from Nate'n Als

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                                                  yogachik RE: kevin Apr 20, 2014 06:23 PM

                                                  Lemon Ricotta Pancakes at Bottega Louie's brunch:
                                                  Pancakes infused with lemon & ricotta cheese served with house made blueberry syrup and also I order their Prosciutto & Burrata:
                                                  Prosciutto, burrata, basil & extra virgin olive oil on a potato pancake

                                                  Then I go home and go back to sleep

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                                                    hungrydrunk RE: kevin Apr 21, 2014 03:07 PM

                                                    Yoshinoya, Large beef bowl.

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                                                      Thor123 RE: kevin Apr 21, 2014 03:11 PM

                                                      Recently added: Tomahawk pork chop at Chi Spacca

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                                                        rickym13 RE: Thor123 Apr 21, 2014 08:44 PM

                                                        2 tacos for 99 cents at the jack
                                                        orange chicken at panda
                                                        pioneer chicken
                                                        pastrami at hat however i will take langer's anyday :)

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                                                          ns1 RE: Thor123 Apr 22, 2014 10:50 AM

                                                          Where's the guilt in that? The price tag? Stinking rose mad you cheating on them?

                                                          +1 on those jack tacos, with side of curly fries to boot.

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                                                            Thor123 RE: ns1 Apr 22, 2014 11:07 AM

                                                            :) The price and the gluttonous portions! Yamakase was last years choice.

                                                        2. Novelli RE: kevin Apr 22, 2014 08:51 AM

                                                          I don't know...it's hard for me to drive by an L&L BBQ joint and not get their Loco Moco.

                                                          1. bujoloco RE: kevin Apr 22, 2014 11:13 AM

                                                            Two western bacon cheese burgers and an order of fried zucchini form carls jr... soo good

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                                                              ilysla RE: bujoloco Apr 22, 2014 11:37 AM

                                                              Never had the fried zucchini there.... Hmmm....

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                                                              OCSteve RE: kevin Apr 22, 2014 11:19 AM

                                                              Spicy Chicken Burrito from Del Taco with 7 Del Inferno hot sauce packets.

                                                              Chili cheese burger with ccf's at Tommy's.

                                                              1. wienermobile RE: kevin Apr 22, 2014 01:11 PM

                                                                These memu items from Beer Belly:
                                                                DEEP FRIED DUCK LIVERS
                                                                Buttermilk Battered, Frankenstein Ketchup

                                                                Death by Duck
                                                                Duck Fat Fries, Duck Skin Cracklins, Duck Confit

                                                                Pork Belly Chips
                                                                Pork Belly, Sweet Onion Sugar, Tabasco Aioli

                                                                My heart is stoping as I type.

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                                                                  wienermobile RE: wienermobile Apr 22, 2014 01:25 PM

                                                                  and Disneyland Corn Dogs

                                                                   
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                                                                    ns1 RE: wienermobile Apr 22, 2014 01:32 PM

                                                                    wow @ death by duck

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                                                                      wienermobile RE: ns1 Apr 22, 2014 01:33 PM

                                                                      It's really good too!

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                                                                    ns1 RE: kevin Apr 22, 2014 02:17 PM

                                                                    Brisket chili cheese fries.

                                                                     
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                                                                      kevin RE: ns1 Apr 22, 2014 02:19 PM

                                                                      Where ?????

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                                                                        ns1 RE: kevin Apr 22, 2014 02:22 PM

                                                                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/970401

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                                                                        ns1 RE: ns1 Apr 22, 2014 02:22 PM

                                                                        Whoops. No brisket on that one.

                                                                        @burnttoacrisptx

                                                                         
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                                                                          Novelli RE: ns1 Apr 22, 2014 03:49 PM

                                                                          GDMF

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                                                                            ns1 RE: Novelli Apr 22, 2014 03:58 PM

                                                                            yeah it's probably 2500 calories and can feed 4. It's only $10 with brisket.

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