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I recently moved to the area and this place is just a few blocks away. Happy to say, it's become one of my neighborhood joints. I typically stick with the small plates since they're great to share with my significant other. Our favorites so far have been the fried oysters, the chicken and waffle croquettes, the spinach pierogi, the pumpkin ravioli and of course, the kaya toast. I'm all about the kaya toast and we've been known to get two orders on occasion. Also, and to pretend like we're being healthy, we'll order something green, such as the (crispy) brussels sprouts or the house salad. They have a terrific drink menu with cocktails that are too difficult or time consuming for me to make at home, (which is what I look for in a drink list). I can make my own, great old fashioned. I like trying a new drink every time I go. They also have a nice wine list when I'm in the mood for a glass.The service has always been great and the staff has always been friendly. I would recommend making a reservation before going since seating fills up pretty fast. Otherwise, get there once they open for dinner, like we usually do, and seating shouldn't be an issue.
Traditional Korean Shaved Ice place located in the same plaza as Hae Jang Chon KBBQ. I came here with my friend on Monday night; the parking was really bad. We ended up parked at the lot across Hobart Blvd for $2 (Valet). We ordered the Gold Snow Bowl which came with red beans and two mochi at the side. The flavor was light and the texture of the ice is quite fine and moisture. The ice bowl cost $8.25+ tax, a bit pricey; but still worth trying for the tastes and their signature half-dome shaped presentation. For those who have sweet tooth, help yourself to get syrup from the counter. Too bad they do not have condensed milk available.
Yamashiro is an awesome restaurant and we have several parties there. The location and environment really good. For my personal events and also office parties we feel a home environment there.A very busy office like a leading calling solutions in USA, we work hard and waiting for our weekend party. We all like their starter foods, salads and desserts. As an employees of an international calling service provider company, we take a lot of trace in our mind/ head and after taking their food we all feel pleasure.Their cuisine and menus are hygienic and we all like to go there again and again to take the delicious foods.
I stopped in on a Friday evening with no appointment. Juan was booked for the next few days. (Make an appointment for Juan) Ethan (Catrin) was available (once he was done with the hombre on the chair.)I took a chance with El Catrin and it was well worth it! The dude cuts solid. He also trimmed my beard and it came out great. The fair price of $25 for the cut and trim. They accepted cards which is great since I rarely carry cash.The shop is nice and clean, plenty of product to meet needs and the barbers are friendly. It's a very comfortable environment. I will definitely return.
Let me just say right away: this place is not for everybody.It's relentlessly hip in that "we don't care" way, which is a major turn off for a lot of folks. But I've found the stylist that I like and she's a blast (ask for Blu, but don't you dare take my place on Saturdays once a month!).Yeah, and it's a million bucks cheaper than the stylist you're going to ... and you don't have to feel like you're going to Fantastic Sams in the process.But for those of you who need a glam salon, loads of attention or something a little more traditional ... this isn't the place for you.
Great little casual spot for good burgers and beer. There's basically no seating inside and only a smattering of tables on their patio (hence the name, I guess). We've never had much problem scoring a seat, though, and are never made to feel rushed once we're there. Loved their hamburger buns. Not sure I'd make a pilgrimage to this place, but if I lived in the 'hood it would be in this meat-lover's regular rotation, for sure.
Otium is my new favorite go to spot downtown. The food in inventive, clean and delicious! The cocktails are top notch. If I could make one suggestion, it would be for them to broaden their wine list. They are limited when it comes to dry whites & rosés. Stick to their cocktails and you're set! Otium is a great place to hit before or after a show or if you've been to The Broad. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Reservations recommended for this place, where most of the seating is on an enclosed back patio. Another Susan Feniger delight, this is down-home fare with an upscale/global twist. I enjoyed the chicken and waffle croquettes, the shrimp and grits entree and a side of crispy brussels sprouts with lemon and whipped goat cheese. It was all delicious, including the cast-iron baked cookie dessert.
I'm easy to please when it comes to haircuts. After going unnoticed for several minutes, I was finally seated and asked what I wanted. I didn't quite get the cut I asked for because the barber did not really understand me. I was left with hair all over me and wet hair without brush down or blow dry to clean me off. She just looked at me and said "that's it". Never going back.
This is such a great way to see the city. I personally grew up in Los Angeles but never really went out to see the city. Of course the trail was hard going up to Griffith Park but it was super fun hearing about the true stories of how it came about. Eric was such a great tour guy who is extremely humorous and very kind. Definitely recommended to anyone who wants a better peek of LA.