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Old 07-21-2016, 03:37 AM   #1526
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

well dunno about prices but I'd check out eagle rock and silver lake.
mount washington is decent but not sure there are many apartments.

might be kindv cool to get a loft downtown but that's probably pretty pricey.

I'm not to familiar with areas south of the bike and I'm guessing prices are alot higher near the water but if you can afford it manhattan beach and the other beach cities would be a nice place to live and not to terrible a commute.
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:33 PM   #1527
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

Would appreciate some feedback on which area you guy's think would be most suitable to move in to for my interests and situation:

The areas I'm considering are #1 Wilshire/2nd-ish (Bungalow area) or #2 Oceanpark/main-ish (Basement Tavern area). I currently live in a house in Palms and would be moving for nightlife/lifestyle reasons. Am 28, work from home, surf 2x/mo and have a 65lbs dog I take out for running 5x/week so it's really important that I'm in an area that's not absurdly crowded so I'm able to do that without dodging people left and right on my runs. I suspect there are residential areas near both spots (e.g. north of Wilshire or east of Main) to do this.

Nightlife wise I think in general I've grown to like a more upscale vibe - so if backwards hat college bros are more prevalent in the Ocean Park/Main (basement tavern) area then I'd prob lean towards #2.

I'm having a difficult time deciding between the two areas so would appreciate your thoughts either way. How bad is the homeless situation in #2?

Trying to stay around 3-4k/mo and would like a spot with a patio/balcony.
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:03 AM   #1528
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

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So im planning on moving to the LA area within the next 2 months. Already got a 15k bankroll built up and i plan on becoming a dealer at the Bike as well. So i was wondering where would be a nice area to get an apartment for a reasonable price around the LA area?
curious to what became of this 1-poster
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:20 PM   #1529
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

you need to have a log in to read this, but Jonathan Gold's top 101 LA restaurants is out for 2016

http://ballots.latimes.com/lists/101...jonathan-gold/

I've only been to Ink, Son of a Gun, and Animal.
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:38 PM   #1530
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

Aw man, now I wanna know how many I've been to. But I used to get the Sunday Times and I'm not going back, I never read it.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:02 AM   #1531
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

1 Providence
2 Shibumi
3 Lukshon
4 Spring
5 Taco Maria
6 Spago
7 Cassia
8 Mozzaplex
9 Trois Mec
10 Q Sushi
11 Rustic Canyon
12 Animal
13 Lucques
14 Ink
15 Cut
16 République
17 Bestia
18 Night + Market Song
19 Shunji
20 Orsa & Winston
21 n/naka
22 Vincenti
23 Baroo
24 Mélisse
25 Chengdu Taste
26 Officine Brera
27 Otium
28 Saam
29 Alimento
30 Salt's Cure
31 Guerrilla Tacos
32 Alma
33 Pok Pok LA
34 Salazar
35 Jitlada
36 Girasol
37 Soban
38 Le Comptoir
39 Church & State
40 Far East Plaza
41 Factory Kitchen
42 Odys + Penelope
43 Redbird
44 La Casita Mexicana
45 Broken Spanish
46 Angelini Osteria
47 Connie & Ted's
48 Jar
49 Petit Trois
50 Asanebo
51 Tasting Kitchen
52 Adana
53 Maude
54 Craft
55 Marché Moderne
56 A.O.C.
57 Little Sister
58 Locol
59 Mian
60 Kogi BBQ
61 Grand Central Market
62 Aburiya Raku
63 Gwen
64 Guelaguetza
65 Manhattan Beach Post
66 Playground
67 Bäco Mercat
68 Sotto
69 Sqirl
70 Attari Sandwich Shop
71 Brodard Chateau
72 Park’s BBQ
73 Drago Centro
74 Post & Beam
75 Gjelina
76 Coni’Seafood
77 Bludso’s BBQ
78 Colonia Publica
79 Gwang Yang BBQ
80 Meals by Genet
81 Garlic & Chives
82 Tsujita
83 Leona
84 Son of a Gun
85 Shanghai No. 1 Seafood Village
86 Marouch
87 Valentino
88 Sea Harbour
89 Sapp Coffee Shop
90 Mariscos Jalisco
91 Chichén Itzá
92 Mayura
93 Kobawoo House
94 Union
95 Bellwether
96 Langer’s
97 Scratch Bar & Kitchen
98 Rice Bar
99 Gjusta
100 Lincoln
101 Nickel Diner

I've been to 3 of these:
Providence - awesome of course
Pizzaria Mozza - incredible
Manhattan Beach Post - wasn't impressed

I pray the foodies and hipsters never discover the wonders of Torrance. So much incredible cheap Asian food.
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:09 AM   #1532
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

My man!

I've been to 1, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 24, 30, 33, 34, 35, 42, 48, 53, 54, 56, 65, 68, 69, 77, 89. That's a **** ton, but so many more to try.

Favorites of the bunch are probably Sotto, Ink, Jitlada, and Sapp Cafe (but I really love Thai food). Just went to Cassia last Friday, it was really, really good. Good enough to get me and the wife out to Santa Monica for our semi-annual trip. Gwen is brand new and walking distance from our house, so we'll definitely check that one out.

edit: Oh ****, and Bludso's of course. Bludso's is amazing. And Salazar! Salazar was awesome.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:54 AM   #1533
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

Johnathan Gold's writing is so good. I highly recommend reading his 101 reviews.

Also, the doc City of Gold is fantastic.

He is not afraid to walk in and give a huge try at any cheap Asian place in Torrance
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Old 10-27-2016, 04:17 PM   #1534
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Glad to see Nickel Diner make it. Nickel, Langer's and Baco Mercat only ones I've been to. I go to Nickel for brunch every Sunday.
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:15 PM   #1535
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You guys got a watch the documentary city of gold. He goes everywhere no fear every corner the matter how small the place looks
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Old 11-15-2016, 10:01 AM   #1536
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http://www.laweekly.com/restaurants/...orrito-7610299
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Old 11-19-2016, 04:18 PM   #1537
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

I've been to 30 of those...haven't tried some of the new additions or Trois mec. I'd recommend Shunji (used to be top five for several years) for sushi (he worked with Asanebos chef back in the days). The lady doesn't like animal very much and doesn't think it deserves that high of a ranking, but she loves cassia a lot. Not sure if I missed it but tar & roses is very solid as well but I didn't see it on the list.

One place I really need to try is n/naka. So much hype.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:33 PM   #1538
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

Going to LA for a quick trip from Dec 3 - Dec 7.

Staying in Santa Monica for 2 days and in Ojai for 2 days. Hoping to do some hiking near Ojai if the weather cooperates.

For cultural things, we're not really into the whole Hollywood thing. Prob will go check out the observatory one of the days we're down there.

Mainly we love to eat and drink. We take full advantage of Chicago's food scene and consider ourselves reasonably adventurous eaters. Looking at places on the list of 101 restaurants right now, will take any restaurant or bar recommendations you guys have.
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Old 11-22-2016, 12:51 PM   #1539
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

Was in Ojai a few years ago, lovely place, bit sleepy.
Hiked a lot up around all the huge hoses on the sides of the hill, really good hiking.
We stayed in a place with log cabins, perfect for a 3 day trip, but was in July so no weather issues.

Great wine and craft beer bar near the end of the town and there is a lovely coffee shop just as you come in run by an English guy, excellent coffee.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:05 PM   #1540
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Re: Los Angeles: Things To Do And Places To Go

Well if you're in SaMo, I recommend Cassia. Loved it.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:34 PM   #1541
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Second cassia
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