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#31 Sneakeater

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:31 AM

I'ma be in LA for a week in late April.

 

I figure I need to go to Langer's (cuz I am who I am) and should probably also go to Phillipe and maybe Musso & Frank (cuz I imagine myself to be whom I imagine myself to be).

 

But I'm not there to get caught in some time warp.  (Maybe relegate the Old Skool places to lunch?) (Although a Martini with lunch kind of defeats the purpose . . . .)  Some people I sit near in Carnegie Hall told me that Otium is their go-to place for post-Disney Concert Hall -- but the menu looks a little dull to me.  Any thoughts on that, for my Disney Hall night?

 

Where else?  I don't think I'll be able to swing a trip to the SGV for Sichuan (among other things, while I can sneak out for lunch, I'll be working days all week).  Where in town?  (I obvs have no need to go to Majordomo.)

 

I'll be staying in the NoMad -- but also obvs have no need to eat in Daniel Humm satellites.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 05:57 AM

OK:  NO WAY I'm going to Musso's for lunch.

 

So that's one dinner.  (And Sunday dinner will be at this wedding.)


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:10 AM

Eater actually has a good rundown. https://la.eater.com...ants-city-guide  I'd favor Cole's at night (and go to The Varnish for drinks) in lieu of Phillipe's. http://213hospitality.com/coles/   Are you with car or Uber?  You're doing some Salonen?  Actually, Patina in the Hall building is a very good fine dining destination.  https://www.patinagr...tina-restaurant

And tacos and tacos trucks are where you find them.  At 3rd and Broadway you'll find Grand Central Market with casual spots like Egg Slut, Wexler's Deli, Roast to Go, etc.  https://www.grandcen...ket.com/vendors

More up to the minute is a clutch of restaurants in Chinatown on the edge of DTLA, including various Chinese, Howlin' Ray's Chicken, etc.  https://www.discover...rants-chinatown

The thing at Musso's is you can sit at the bar and have Manny make you a great martini and pretend you're Chandler or Connelly or Fitzgerald.  The food is good but not great.  For example, there's a better pot pie at Wood Spoon downtown but without the martini.  If mongo were here, he'd run you over to K-town for all kinds of things.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:22 AM

The Martini is VERY important.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:23 AM

VERY.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:25 AM

Although, frankly, if their Martinis are better than at Lord Fletcher's in Rancho Mirage, I'll be be flabbergasted.  (I admit that my favorite bartender at Lord Fletcher's has to be dead by now.)


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:25 AM

OK:  NO WAY I'm going to Musso's for lunch.

 

So that's one dinner.  (And Sunday dinner will be at this wedding.)

Actually on Fridays, Musso has a cheap lunch of a Caesar and clam chowder (a big bowl).


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:25 AM

Although, frankly, if their Martinis are better than at Lord Fletcher's in Rancho Mirage, I'll be be flabbergasted.  (I admit that my favorite bartender at Lord Fletcher's has to be dead by now.)

The mystery writer-owner?


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:26 AM

 

OK:  NO WAY I'm going to Musso's for lunch.

 

So that's one dinner.  (And Sunday dinner will be at this wedding.)

Actually on Fridays, Musso has a cheap lunch of a Caesar and clam chowder (a big bowl).

 

 But but the Martini(s).


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:26 AM

 

Although, frankly, if their Martinis are better than at Lord Fletcher's in Rancho Mirage, I'll be be flabbergasted.  (I admit that my favorite bartender at Lord Fletcher's has to be dead by now.)

The mystery writer-owner?

 

 I don't know ANYTHING about this!  Please elaborate!!!!!!!!


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:27 AM

VERY.

 

But but the Martini.

 

 

OK:  NO WAY I'm going to Musso's for lunch.

 

So that's one dinner.  (And Sunday dinner will be at this wedding.)

Actually on Fridays, Musso has a cheap lunch of a Caesar and clam chowder (a big bowl).

 

 But but the Marini(s).

Manny is your man.  The thing is I think his secret may be the ingredients and the fact that they are cold.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:30 AM

To me, Lord Fletcher's in RM was this place we loved to go when visiting my in-laws cuz (a) my wife and I could get plastered on those exemplary Martinis (which, as we learned, makes family visits go MUCH smoother) and (b) my father-in-law and I could get roast beef, which we both loved.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:31 AM

My wife and her mom got sand dabs.  Which, to tell you the truth, I got sometimes too, cuz we can't get them out here.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:32 AM

Now they're all dead.  And I just want Martinis.

 

(Unduly maudlin post.)


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 06:40 AM

 

 

Although, frankly, if their Martinis are better than at Lord Fletcher's in Rancho Mirage, I'll be be flabbergasted.  (I admit that my favorite bartender at Lord Fletcher's has to be dead by now.)

The mystery writer-owner?

 

 I don't know ANYTHING about this!  Please elaborate!!!!!!!!

 

Sorry, I confused Lord Fletcher's with Lyons' English Grill and Arthur Lyons.  http://deanjab.com/2...prings-weekend/


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I traveled to Tijuana to smack the federali

Who packing avocado toast like Mario Batali--Black Thought