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buffetbuster

Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/13/13 1:41 PM (permalink)
lleechef-
Thanks so much for letting me know that about the Mission Inn.  I will try and find the article on line.
 
Here is the article.
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    MiamiDon

    Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/13/13 2:08 PM (permalink)
    Wow, what a great Roadfood trip report, Buffetbuster!
     
    I haven't been to LA since 2008, and I'm getting an urge to return, now.  I wanted to go to Killer Shrimp, but they were out of business.  I got to Apple Pan, but they were closed on Sunday.  So was Langer's
     
      buffetbuster

      Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/13/13 2:15 PM (permalink)
      Hey MiamiDon, you may want to change your Roadfood password.  It appears TheTravelin Man has hacked into your account!
       
        EdSails

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        Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/13/13 4:25 PM (permalink)
        Well, BB, here's some of the differences between Cole's and Phillipe's:
         
        Cole's Beef dip with cheese
         

         
        Phillipe's lamb dip
         

         
         
        Tray with beets and cole slaw at Phillipes
         

        Cole's spicy garlic sweet potato fries
         

         
         
        Cole's Interior
         

         
         
        Phillipe's Counter
         

         
        So, what do you think?
        <message edited by EdSails on Sun, 01/13/13 4:26 PM>
         
          agnesrob

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          Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/13/13 5:02 PM (permalink)
          As always, when I come to the end of your reports I feel like I am at the end of a favorite book! Thanks so much for taking the time to post all of the reports you do!
           
            MacTAC

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            Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/13/13 5:21 PM (permalink)
            buffetbuster


            Hey MiamiDon, you may want to change your Roadfood password.  It appears TheTravelin Man has hacked into your account!
            LOL!

             
              buffetbuster

              Re:L.A. Confidential Mon, 01/14/13 3:29 PM (permalink)
              EdSails-
              Thanks so much for the photos.  They both look good to me.  I really like the look of Cole's with the dark wood and the booths.  My previous visit to Cole's was late at night, we were tired and that probably didn't help our opinion of the place.  I need to give them another shot. 
               
                mr chips

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                Re:L.A. Confidential Wed, 01/16/13 11:46 PM (permalink)
                I was prepared to like Cole's. It was opaque, a dark bar with little light and the looks of a 50's club. There was a 5-dollar manhattan available if we ordered a large sandwich. The location in the jewelry district of downtown L.A. makes it seem almost as if in another city and time. The sandwich, however, was not all that special. Phillipe's while also atmospheric, has a much better sandwich. Cole's was just okay. it wasn't a ripoff, the manhattan was good but Trudy and i preferred a  prime rib French dip at London's in Pasadena,, a delightful t sandwich that stirs the memory.
                <message edited by mr chips on Sat, 01/25/14 3:17 AM>
                 
                  buffetbuster

                  Re:L.A. Confidential Thu, 01/17/13 8:57 PM (permalink)
                  mr chips-
                  I hope you take the time to write about your recent adventures in Southern California, either here or in your own trip report.  Looking forward to reading about where you ate.
                   
                    mr chips

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                    Re:L.A. Confidential Fri, 01/18/13 7:01 PM (permalink)
                    I will Cliff. I took ill in California and today is the first day i have had much energy in the last week.
                     
                      EdSails

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                      Re:L.A. Confidential Fri, 01/18/13 7:07 PM (permalink)
                      Good to hear you are felling a little better.
                      mr chips


                      I will Cliff. I took ill in California and today is the first day i have had much energy in the last week.


                       
                        buffetbuster

                        Re:L.A. Confidential Fri, 01/18/13 7:08 PM (permalink)
                        Glad to hear you are feeling better Jim and looking forward to the report.
                         
                          EliseT

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                          Re:L.A. Confidential Tue, 01/22/13 6:47 PM (permalink)
                          There are a number of Roscoe's locations. Unless you hit the one in Hollywood, they are unpredictable.
                           
                           
                            Glenn1234

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                            Re:L.A. Confidential Mon, 10/21/13 5:41 PM (permalink)
                             
                            Wow!  It was great to be able to re-read though this comprehensive report again!   
                             
                            Janet and I will be heading out to Southern California again this upcoming Thanksgiving.   I found it a funny coincidence that we flew out there on Thanksgiving Day 2 years ago (2011), and the first place we ate was DuPar's (they were one of the few places open that day).    Then, a year later (2012), BuffetBister flew out on Thanksgiving Day and hit DuPar's as his first stop. 
                              
                            Now again, Janet and I will be flying out on Thanksgiving Day (2013).    Yup, we plan to hit Du-Par's first. 
                             
                            Buffetbuster -  You need to plan to fly out there for Thanksgiving 2014 to keep the pattern going! 
                             
                             
                            Glenn
                             
                             
                              love2bake

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                              Re:L.A. Confidential Tue, 10/22/13 7:43 AM (permalink)
                              I'm glad Glenn bumped this report!  I've been wanting to visit SoCal again for a while now, but postponed it because of a job this summer.  This report is one I'll be "mining" to help me refine my plans.
                               
                              When you mentioned the "smooth" corned beef, it reminded me that most of the corned beef and pastrami out here are not brisket, as is prevalent back east.  Rather, I believe some major producer(s) use eye of round or some similar type cut, which makes for a very different product.  Maybe someone else can expand on this, but that's what I've seen the most of out here.  I'm not a fan of it.
                               
                                BackRhodes

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                                Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/12/14 2:34 PM (permalink)
                                mar52

                                Did your pancakes separate horizontally when cutting them?  Asking because it has happened the last few times I went there.  Doesn't detract from the taste or enjoyment...  I just wonder why.

                                Underdone...???   Grill a little too cool...???
                                 
                                  BackRhodes

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                                  Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/12/14 2:52 PM (permalink)
                                  mr chips
                                   
                                  i preferred a  prime rib French dip at Loondon's in Pasadena,, a delightful t sandwich that stirs the memory.


                                  I'll have to check this place out...even though I'm a country boy that avoids LA like the black plague...
                                   
                                  At least Coles gives you Au Jus to actually dip in...
                                   
                                  Mar & I have had a debate in the past about the practice of dipping the meat first, then putting it on a bun, which in my opinion creates a real soggy **mess** ...
                                   
                                  I went to Philippe's because it was within walking distance to LA Union Station...(If I'm in that area again I'll go eat Mexican on Olvera Street instead)...
                                   
                                  I don't really care about the "who invented the F.D." advertising wars...but I **do** know what I like, and what I like is a F.D. that is moist but NOT pre-dipped, on a dry bun/roll and a bowl of Au Jus to actually dip it into... Coles & Philippes are the only places on earth I've seen where they pre-dip the sandwich, and I'll never go there again...
                                   
                                  In my **jaded** opinion the very BEST French Dip is at "Jax by the tracks" in Truckee...so big you could easily feed two people...their CFS is also recommended...
                                   

                                   
                                    BackRhodes

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                                    Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/12/14 3:14 PM (permalink)
                                    buffetbuster
                                     
                                    it is sad but true that El Gallito was as good if not better than any we have here in Pittsburgh. 

                                     
                                    That must have come as a real shock, huh...???
                                     
                                    A friend of mine is a yak rancher in northern Maine...poor boy has not had real Mexican food since 2000 when here in CA...
                                     
                                    I just don't think of anyplace east of the Big Muddy as having decent Mexican food, while I could be wrong and there might be a **few** places authentico, as a native of CA & traveled around the southwest eating where Campesino's eat I cannot fathom Mexican food in Philly...just as not every Mexican food place in the SW is great...as always, our  results will vary...
                                     
                                    PS..."Pico De Gallo" is also a salsa, and even the title of a song...
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                                      BackRhodes

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                                      Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/12/14 3:31 PM (permalink)
                                      buffetbuster


                                      LG's Prime Steak House.  

                                      Okay, here is something I don't understand.  This is a very nice upscale restaurant and you would expect there to be some kind of dress code.  And most of the people were dressed appropriately.  But, there was one table in which it surprised me with what they were wearing.  Two of the women wore flip-flops.  One man had on a hoodie, sweatpants and a baseball cap. 

                                       
                                      Welcome to California...some folks are very casual 24/7/365...also, many of them not only do not know HOW to dress for dinner, they also just don't HAVE the clothes to do it. I know people like that guy in the hoodie & sweatpants, and that's all he wears...
                                       
                                      buffetbuster

                                      Now, I am a very casual person by nature.  I wear a hooded sweatshirt everyday to work during the Winter and jeans and a t-shirt during the Summer.  And I'm not a big fan of getting dressed up for dinner.  But, isn't it kind of expected at a restaurant like LG's?  Maybe I am blaming the wrong party, since it is up to the restaurant to enforce some kind of dress code.  Maybe I am making too big of a deal out of this, since how they were dressed had no effect on our dinner.  It is just a little pet peeve of mine. 


                                      It's been a long time since I've seen a place enforce dress codes. Does the restaurant want a profitable bottom line, decorum that Miss Manners would approve of, or something in the middle...???
                                       
                                      After living in tourist oriented places here in "the west", it's not unusual for folks to dress casual while on vacation, and most vacationers probably have limited room in luggage for spiffy clothes, especially for those that fly in...
                                       
                                      I'm a casual guy that is also sometimes amazed at what people will wear (in many situations) but that's life in modern times where the "dumbing down" continues unabated...
                                       
                                        EdSails

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                                        Re:L.A. Confidential Sun, 01/12/14 4:13 PM (permalink)
                                        BackRhodes,
                                        one of the nice things about Philippe's is they don't make the sandwiches until you ar at the counter. You can ask for them dipped, double-dipped (both halves) or dry. I am sure they would be happy to give you a bowl or au jus on the side if you asked for it. 
                                         
                                        Based upon what you said on another thread, I would stay away from Olvera Street for food. It's is basically tourist food and not what you or I seem to like and get for Mexican food. They probably do put sour cream on tacos at some of the places on Olvera Street. Lots of margaritas and hard shell tacos and combo plates made for American tastes. If you don't want Philippe's, walk past Philippe's parking lot and you'll come to CBS Seafood, an excellent Chinese restaurant that's the border of Chinatown. That might be a better choice. they have dim sum. It would hold it's own in SF's Chinatown. 
                                         
                                        You are really getting me excited about my trip to Jax's in a few weeks---now I don't know whether to get the CFS or the French dip! 
                                         
                                        You hit it right on the dress----I'm a casual guy too, but if I go to a decent restaurant I will dress appropriately. Same thing on a cruise---I always bring a tux. I think it's poor taste to go to a place like LG's dressed like a gangbanger. Dumbing down is right!
                                         
                                          easydoesit

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                                          Re:L.A. Confidential Mon, 01/13/14 1:26 PM (permalink)
                                          Just a note on the dress thing -- eruby has a great thread now on New Orleans, and had some fine food at Galatoire's. 
                                           
                                          We were in New Orleans some months after Katrina, with much of the city still closed down or rebuilding.  We stayed on Bourbon Street, and one noontime were walking by Galatoire's and decided to go in.  My wife looked fine, as always, but I was wearing a golf shirt and jeans.  We knew they required coats there, and went to the maitre'd and said we wanted to respect their customs, but did we look okay to sit down.
                                           
                                          They were VERY gracious, and seated us at a prominent table.  Almost without exception, the other customers were dressed in better attire, but we were made to feel nothing except very welcome.
                                           
                                          And what a meal!!  And that bread!
                                           
                                           
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                                            Re:L.A. Confidential Tue, 01/14/14 5:24 PM (permalink)
                                            love2bake


                                            I'm glad Glenn bumped this report!  I've been wanting to visit SoCal again for a while now, but postponed it because of a job this summer.  This report is one I'll be "mining" to help me refine my plans.

                                            When you mentioned the "smooth" corned beef, it reminded me that most of the corned beef and pastrami out here are not brisket, as is prevalent back east.  Rather, I believe some major producer(s) use eye of round or some similar type cut, which makes for a very different product.  Maybe someone else can expand on this, but that's what I've seen the most of out here.  I'm not a fan of it.

                                            The Pastrami at Langer's is made from the Navel, fantastic cut for the best Pastrami!They get it from Burbank's RC Fine Provisions, the same place I get my Pastrami, thru Sysco, who I hate doing business with.

                                             
                                              EdSails

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                                              Re:L.A. Confidential Tue, 01/14/14 5:29 PM (permalink)
                                              chewingthefat


                                              love2bake


                                              I'm glad Glenn bumped this report!  I've been wanting to visit SoCal again for a while now, but postponed it because of a job this summer.  This report is one I'll be "mining" to help me refine my plans.

                                              When you mentioned the "smooth" corned beef, it reminded me that most of the corned beef and pastrami out here are not brisket, as is prevalent back east.  Rather, I believe some major producer(s) use eye of round or some similar type cut, which makes for a very different product.  Maybe someone else can expand on this, but that's what I've seen the most of out here.  I'm not a fan of it.

                                              The Pastrami at Langer's is made from the Navel, fantastic cut for the best Pastrami!They get it from Burbank's RC Fine Provisions, the same place I get my Pastrami, thru Sysco, who I hate doing business with.

                                              Honestly, I don't recall seeing it from anything except from brisket. Langers is a guilty pleasure I go for every once in a while. Katella Deli and Brent's are both definitely brisket. 
                                               
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                                                Re:L.A. Confidential Fri, 01/24/14 9:44 PM (permalink)
                                                I'm looking at a booklet from Boar's Head deli products and they have a corned beef and pastrami from top round as well as what they describe as a first cut corned beef and pastrami brisket. I'm pretty sure our local Boar's Head sources (mainly Publix) sells only the top round version. I'll have to double check next time I'm in the store.
                                                 
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