All Reviews by donaldforhire

  • The Stinking Rose 55 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 652-7673

    4 stars Posted on 07/30/2011 05:00pm

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    My first time at the Stinking Rose was in San Francisco, if you love garlic this is the place for you. Over the weekend I we made it to the location in Beverly Hills, I had the Silence of the Lamb and my brother had the Arugula Pesto Pasta
  • Yum-Yum Donuts 8139 W Manchester Ave, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 (310) 823-0045

    3 stars Posted on 07/30/2011 05:00pm

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    I have seen the Yum Yum sign around Los Angeles and I figured I would stop in for a no frills coffee. When I went in, the place smelled like fresh Donuts.. I had to have just one, that quickly led to two.. before I was able to escape.. even though they are bad for me.. it
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles - DMV 2235 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (800) 777-0133

    2 stars Posted on 07/09/2011 05:00pm

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    Ok, this is crazy. I understand you need an appointment and I would have done much better by having one.. BUT.. that doesn't mean that people have to be rude. Let me put it this way, with all the people out of work these days, do we have to employee people who hate to work. This DMV reminded me of the Post Office.. everyone working slooooooooowwwwwww.. not one person even cracking a smile or saying anything like ""can I help you?"" I am still stunned from the lack of service. I asked about a form I needed for a CDL.. the lady literally grunted at me. The lady in question was actually telling me to stand in another line... I thought she was saying ""she was drunk on wine"" I swear, I am not trying to be funny I thought she was saying that she was drunk on wine.. Anyhow the story has a good ending, I was in and out in 90 minutes.. I guess that is good, well better than the New York City DMV. I would give this DMV 1 star except, I truly should have had an appointment.. or just brought a bottle - and been drunk on wine :)
  • Ocean Star Restaurant 145 N Atlantic Blvd Ste 201, Monterey Park, CA 91754 (626) 308-2128

    3 stars Posted on 07/09/2011 05:00pm

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    We were hungry when we hit he Ocean Star.. Ok, it was the weekend and the place was packed.. but it was ALSO filthy.... I felt the only cart that passed our table was deep fried random animal feet. Maybe I am being a little harsh, but it does drive me crazy when I have to get up and ask every waiter to bring a cart by out table. There were kids running around everywhere (even one who found his way under our table... while the parents two tables over just ignored the situation...) The food was ok... the service was horrible and the parking was hard to find.. (we parked across the street) The only thing that keeps this from being a one star joint was the price.. the plates were pretty cheap. I love dim sum, don't know if I will be on my way back to this place soon..
  • Lola's 945 N Fairfax Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046 (323) 654-5652

    4 stars Posted on 07/09/2011 05:00pm

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    I liked Lola's, I thought it was charming and comfortable. The Martinis are are brilliant!! Every time I make it to Lola's I either bump into a friend or meet a new one. I like the casual / dressy atmosphere.. the last time I was there I was wearing a suit following a meeting.. I felt as comfortable as if I was dressed in Jeans. Oh, and the food... I thought the portions were perfect and the preparation was exceptional. After a long day, it's nice to meet a friendly bartender or a great server.. you can find both at Lola's.
  • Victor's Cleaners 700 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 394-2724

    3 stars Posted on 07/09/2011 05:00pm

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    Dry Cleaners are pretty hard to find. What I mean is that I can't stand crappy service and a place that beats the heck out of your clothes. I have been to Victors three times and each time my clothes have returned perfectly cleaned and pressed. Now, on the other hand, the price is a tiny bit steep... I have never asked exactly how much things are.. but last week I know I set a record for dry cleaning bills :) I guess at the end of the day, I am happy my clothes are not all over pressed.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill 307 N Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo, CA 90245 (310) 426-1437

    3 stars Posted on 07/09/2011 05:00pm

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    I love Chipotle, but for some reason I feel like they are slipping the way of they typical fast food joint. I am talking about the help.. gone are the people who are friendly and polite and interested in the customer.. gone are the spotless tables...Last week I was told I would have to wait ""probably ten minutes"" if I wanted peppers and onion on my borito. What the hell else do they have?? I still love Chipotle, but if I am stranded near this place, I will probably try the burger joint next door.
  • The Cheesecake Factory 1141 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 720-8333

    3 stars Posted on 07/07/2011 05:00pm

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    Tried to go, there was incredible line. That said, my frustration came not from the wait but from the arrogance of the person running the host area. There are ways you can tell someone they have to wait.. but you don't have to couple it with ignorance. I was ignored like I was waiting outside some bar on Sunset Strip... when I finally got the attention of the host, I was greeted with a ""YES??!!"" I didn't want to pay to support someone who has such a negative attitude... I had a long day, I moved on to P.F. Changs.. I am sure this place is as good as most... just don't expect to be greeted with any type of courtesy.
  • Roscoe's House Of Chicken & Waffles 5006 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019 (323) 934-4405

    5 stars Posted on 07/07/2011 05:00pm

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    OH MY GOD - this is heaven!! I found a review of this place the other day and have been meaning to stop by.. I have to say, I drove by a couple of times before I decided to stop.. chicken and waffles just seemed a little wierd.. Well call me a Po Boy - this place rocks!! Our waitress was so nice, the food was amazing and I was stuffed!!! Now I have have a week at the gym to get ready for my next stop at Roscoes!
  • AIS Auto Insurance Specialists 5000 E Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 353-4226

    2 stars Posted on 07/02/2011 05:00pm

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    If they were not so cheap, I would give them 1 star. In my life I have never experienced such horrible customer service. It's amazing how i felt like I walked into a fast food burger joint by mistake. I was put through AIS with a Mercury Policy, I have been told Mercury is a goog company.. I just dont trust AIS...I Hope to find something better when my policy is finished, I don't trust that everything will be ok if I actually have to file a claim.. nice huh?