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

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nuff said.

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  1. Pastrami sandwich with Pastrami Chili Cheese Fries at The Hat.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

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


        1. re: wienermobile

          Try the oki dog if u dare.

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

          1. re: jessejames

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

            1. re: burntwater

              Not sure I agree with your statement.

              1. re: A5 KOBE

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

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

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            1. re: TheOffalo

              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.

              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                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.

                1. re: kevin

                  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.

                  1. re: kevin

                    Popeyes in Glendale/Eagle rock on Colorado.

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

                    1. re: happybaker

                      Yeah. I forgot about the Cahuenga location.

                      1. re: happybaker

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

                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                        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.

                        1. re: Dirtywextraolives

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

                          1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                            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.

                          2. re: TheOffalo

                            Some locations offer that special on Tuesday and Thursday

                            1. re: foufou

                              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.

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

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                            1. re: maudies5


                              I think I get what you are saying.

                              1. re: maudies5

                                that's what defines them as "guilty."

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

                                1. re: maudies5

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

                                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                    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.)

                                    1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                      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.

                                      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                                        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.

                                    2. 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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                                      1. re: A5 KOBE

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

                                        1. re: phamschottler

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

                                      2. Anything at Nobu Malibu. And a Mango Martini.

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

                                              1. 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

                                                1. 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

                                                  1. Yoshinoya, Large beef bowl.

                                                    1. Recently added: Tomahawk pork chop at Chi Spacca

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                                                      1. re: Thor123

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

                                                        1. re: Thor123

                                                          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.

                                                          1. re: ns1

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

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

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

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                                                            1. re: bujoloco

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

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

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

                                                              1. 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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                                                                  1. Brisket chili cheese fries.

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                                                                      1. re: ns1

                                                                        Whoops. No brisket on that one.


                                                                          1. re: Novelli

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