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Posted: Jun 1, 2005 7:18 pm
I'm going to be in L.A. this weekend. Any great resteraunts, bars, record stores, etc?
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 7:32 pm
Huh. Wow, where do I start? You definitely need to check out Ameoba Records. The 10th is the Coffin Lids show. Don't know if you'll be around. I'll Keep you posted.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 7:39 pm
Fuck the Coffin Lids.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 7:42 pm
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 7:48 pm
one word: TACOS

Here's my Top Ten. (Speaking of Top Ten - He, of the Dictators, is a manager at the Hollywood Blvd Amoeba store)

1. Tacos Delta, Sunset Boulevard and Lucile Avenue, Silver Lake
Cheap, slobberingly good, fast. and the best jalapeno carrots in town.

2. Yuca’s, Hillhurst Avenue between Franklin and Ambrose avenues, Los Feliz
Like a little piece of Baja, with its blue-tarped patio complete with hand-painted metal folding chairs, searing salsa, and delicious carnitas or carne asada tacos, loaded with cilantro and onions, for a buck sixty. The lines here attest to the product.

3. Tacos La Fonda, Glassell Park
Seafood tacos, burritos, tostadas, homemade chiles rellenos, massive shrimp cocktails, three kinds of homemade salsa, plus wall murals that have to be seen to be believed. A well-kept secret, and for a good reason.

4. Los Tacos at the Bel Air Carwash, La Brea Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard
Open 24 hours for every heavenly bit of trash-Mex fast food imaginable.

5. The stand on Ninth Street and Maple Avenue, downtown
Scrumptious tacos for a buck a pop, with a little condiment counter set up so you can load it down with everything you like. It also serves an eclectic mix of American and Korean fast food.

6. The Talpa, Pico Boulevard near Bundy Drive, West L.A.
Not exactly a stand, but still a family-run operation, and the food is scrumptious and ridiculously inexpensive. Check out the unbelievably scorching tomatillo salsa. And hipster musicians can be spotted here, if you care.

7. Orange Beejay at the Hollymount Car Wash, Vermont Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard
Best damn car-wash tacos around, sticky with melted cheese. An "epitome of L.A." experience to chow down while your car’s getting cleaned.

8. Taco Rico, Figueroa and 54th streets
I feel about this place the way some people do about long-distance relationships - intensity of emotion, combined with a sorrowful desolation that it’s not closer to anywhere I ever lived in LA.

9. The Taco Truck That Sometimes Parks at the Car Wash on Gower Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard

10. Anelcy’s, Melrose Avenue near Western Avenue
With an interior that looks like a sleazy David Lynch scene, this place has great ruling tamales and hot sauce.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 7:53 pm
I'm going to LA next week-- most likely headed straight for Jay's Jayburgers and Venice Beach. Last time I ate at Poquito Mas it was really good (maybe a little bit expensive though?). Watts Towers!
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 7:58 pm

I haven't bar-hopped in LA since 2001. But I have had a lifetime and a half of wild bar experiences at the Frolic Room. Don't know if it is still there - but if it is, it is next door to the Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.

Silverlake is teeming with hipster bars - every corner of Sunset-Fountain-Santa Monica Blvd (known as "Sunset Junction") has a hipster bar. The 24/7 donut place on the SE corner of Fountain & Sunset is a little sketchy - with degenerate homeless guys in need of meds just hanging out and panhandling all day/night, so cross on the other side of the street.

Just remember that everything closes early in California. Liquor sales cease at 2 AM. Not much in the way of late night eats apart from greasy taco joints and Canter's (on Fairfax).
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:00 pm
Screamo, did I go to some bar with you and Brian Waters a few years ago around xmas time? My memory's a bit foggy, but I remember it being a pretty ok place.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:06 pm
Frolic Room is still there........doood PHILLIPE'S!! downtown LA! a must for the best and original french dip sammich....
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:08 pm
And it's wirth going to Northridge in the San Fernando Valley for a couple Cupid's chili dogs. Bring some Rolaids though.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:10 pm
penelope voekel and camping in the san bernadino mountains!

i love LA.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:12 pm
hell yeah, CUPIDS RULEZ.

thanks joe
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:14 pm
those tacos sound sooo goooood
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:20 pm
Fuck the Coffin Lids.
I'm glad you're talkin to me Sweetheart. Aww. We just had a moment.

And it's wirth going to Northridge in the San Fernando Valley for a couple Cupid's chili dogs. Bring some Rolaids though.
I like a cupid dog. But I can't shit right for a week after.
Don't forget; Islands, The Hat, In n' out, Las Fuentes, Fatburger, The Shoestring, Carney's, Baja Fresh, Big Mamma's and Papa's(36" pizzas), and I love El Pollo Loco.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:23 pm
Tommy Burgers?
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:24 pm
Dude, Baja Fresh is for sucka honkeys.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:26 pm
yeah Tommy go to TOMMYS
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:28 pm
wait, baja fresh the chain? that's good eatin! in & out burgers.

go visit the house where the black dahlia killer lived--it's a pyramid fortress in los feliz. creepy.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:28 pm
Tommy Burgers?
I hate chilli burgers.

Dude, Baja Fresh is for sucka honkeys.I's Born and raised in NOLA. I smell a city boy...I love payin $26 for a good taco with lime.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:39 pm
only go to the REAL TOMMY BURGERS in the barrio on Beverly Blvd. Just keep driving East. It is like a neon beacon in the middle of nowhere. Anything else claiming to be Tommy Burgers is fake. Fat Burger though a chain is OK... you can eat crappy but colorful mex at El Coyote on Beverly Blvd in W. Hollywood - its where Sharon Tate had her last meal. but the food is really like TV dinners put on a place. Salsa's not too bad, tho. There is a lovely Frank Lloyd Wright house on Lyric Ave in Silverlake and also one on Doheny & Cynthia in W Hollywood/Beverly Hills. You wanna see where I lived in W. Hollywood when Motley Crue lived downstairs adn threw Lita Ford out their window? 1140 N. Clark St. (behind the Whisky) I was in Apt. 306, they were in 206...
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:41 pm
Dr. Hogley Wogley's Tyler Texas BBQ- in the Valley (Van Nuys Blvd. below Roscoe--lousy area). Killer.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 8:57 pm
BEST DIVE BAR: the little joy in echo park (cheap strong drinks) or the smogcutter in silverlake
BEST RECORD SHOPPE: amoeba records
BEST TACO TRUCK: the taco zone parked on alvarado/montana ave in echo park
BEST SOUL FOOD: aunt kizzy's kitchen in marina del rey
BEST ALL AROUND CHEAP MEXICAN: tacos delta in silverlake ( i second that one)
BEST HOT DOG: pinks or the hot dog factory in van nuys
BEST MATZO BALL SOUP: juniors deli in westwood
BEST PANCAKES: the apple pan on pico
BEST MARGARITA: el conqestador in silverlake
BEST BURGER: tommy's or in-n-out....sadly jay burger is gone forever (closed!)
BEST L.A. BANDS: guilty hearts, slim higgens and juvenille hall, lamps, red onions, flash express, morlocks, dios
BEST/CHEAPEST THAI FOOD: tub tim thai in los feliz on hillhurst
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 9:02 pm
i've been to that thai! it's in the shopping mall, right?
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 9:04 pm
yup......tasty as fuck -its next to the dive bar The Drawing Room

lunch specials are $4.95 til 3pm....$5.95 after 3pm for dinner

the portion are huge and tasty
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 9:05 pm
hey is OKI DOG still around?
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 9:11 pm
yup...still there.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 9:12 pm
almost forgot...
BEST HUEVOS RANCHEROS: rodeo grill on sunset in echo park ($2.99 until 1pm)
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 9:15 pm
roscoe's chicken and waffles!! -

is a damn fine novelty as well

<there are a few locations, I've been to the one on Gower>

they got t-shirts too
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 9:21 pm
BEST L.A. BANDS: guilty hearts, slim higgens and juvenille hall, lamps, red onions, flash express, morlocks, dios

Aren't you forgetting someone?
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 9:28 pm
in LA:

PAD THAI (i think it's called that, it's in the middle of thai town) on hollywood blvd. has the great thai elvis singing every night (save for when he is gone off galavanting, competing in various elvis contests) and really good thai food. i think they are moving to a new building and for all i know it isn't there anymore.

WACKO on sunset blvd. between vermont and hillhurst is a pretty amazing book and toy store, with an insane collection of shit. best gift shopping west of the pecos. very much worth a stop.

EL GRAN BURRITO my favorite mexican take out type place is right by the metrorail station on santa monica blvd. a little bit west of vermont blvd. the al pasteur is excellent, so is the horchata. it's the best post (or pre) drinking food you can get, and it's open really late. the tongue tacos are also tasty.

THE RED LION on glendale blvd. has amazing german beers on tap, excellent german food (i like the veal sausage) and is worth a look-see.

also THE MUSEUM OF JURRASIC TECHNOLOGY is something you should see. it's difficult to describe, and defiantly worth a visit.

CHILI JOHN'S in burbank has chili that will make you weep with joy. i'm not exaggerating.

GALCO's is a market in highland park that has over 300 types of sodas and a wide variety types of strange beers (including one that was 11% alcohol, tasted like a snail's asshole and gave me a brutal hangover - avoid that one).

AMEOBA on sunset & cahuenga is great. i would bring a list of shit you are looking for, otherwise being in the interior sprawl is overwhelming and your mind goes blank, at least mine does.

DAMIANO'S pizza on fairfax is great, as is PIZZA BUENO, on sunset & alvarado. some people will tell you that HARD TIME's is the best pizza in LA. these people are wrong.

good bars are:

THE DRAWING ROOM, YE RUSTIC INN, THE THREE OF CLUBS, LITTLE JOY'S, THE SHORT STOP, THE ROOST etc. silverlake, echo park, los feliz and east hollywood are the places you'll wanna drink in.

if you want to go to a nicely sleazy, cheap topless bar go to JUMBO'S CLOWN ROOM.

Bazooka - i think i was supposed to go out that night but had to respectfully decline due to work at some godawful hour the next morning. the bar was probably THE FROLIC ROOM, though, with it's original hirschfeld mural covering the east wall.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 9:31 pm
Aren't you forgetting someone?

who am i forgetting?
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 10:59 pm
Aren't you forgetting someone?

who am i forgetting?

I think he's talkin bout the WILLOWZ!


Tom's burgers (not Tommy's) on Burbank and Cahuenga in Burbank-NoHo. Cheap. Good Burger Sauce. Not Known for Chilli.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 11:00 pm
Not an LA band tho.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 11:07 pm
technicality (a band from Anaheim can't be considered an "LA band" ?)
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 11:25 pm

i knew what dan_gerous was alluding too.

i was just waiting for his comeback. what a douchebag.
Posted: Jun 1, 2005 11:44 pm
He saw me post and got skerrd. He is a douche.

Posted: Jun 2, 2005 12:51 am
I am the Arm, how many dicks did you suck at work today?

SCOTTIE DIABLO, how many new shirts did you buy today?

Just curious guys.

You're both fucking scenster faggots.

I hate LA
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 1:11 am | Edited by: I am the Arm
I saw a picture of you after blackout.
I thought you said you were going to sleep after the show... What kind of scene have you got yourself into now?

I love Illinois!
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 1:21 am
there's no way dan gerous is that manly

and only a chump would post a Tom of Finland picture as somehow being a put down to someone

y'all wish they all could be tom of finland guys
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 1:22 am | Edited by: I am the Arm
I guess if you got Beef on yer mind...
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 1:28 am
You're both fucking scenster faggots.

I hate LA

oh yeah dude....great comeback. hahahahahahaha, now you're officially a double-douchebag

mister dangerous we're both total scenesters. it certainly takes one to know one chief. we party like its going outta fuckin style bro. i just bought my first Ramones t-shirt and had Paris Hilton sign it at a Hollywood Hills BBQ last weekend. it was so much fun. i'll send you polariods. you can tape it up next to your hefty garage rock vinyl collection. who's the faggot now?
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 1:31 am
I love Del Taco. mmmm del taco! And all girl volleyball practice on the beach at Redondo all the time! Whoo-Hoo!
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 1:46 am
I love Illinois!
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 2:32 am
Easy boys! Funny that Mark Beef knew it was Tom of Finland. HAHAHA I hope this is all in good fun, boys.
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 2:37 am
no dude, you stink
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 2:52 am
"born and raised in NOLA" my ass.

you were there for a week with your dad.

and it's Illinoiz. recognize!
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 2:58 am
I want a polaroid of Paris Hilton!!!!! wow! Was she cool? I love that new commercial with the burger & the car & she says "this burgers really HOT" hahaha. I think I like her more and more everyday! For reels!
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 3:02 am
Am I a sceenster yet? I'm tryin really hard!!! I'm gettin a white belt on payday next week & a tight shirt that says "it's got wings" or somethin totally dumb!! No wait ... I mean AWESOME! Something totally awesome! Now I'm gettin it!...where's Bedford ave.... I'm totally ready!
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 5:56 pm
We're all a bunch hipster doofuses. The LA dining tips sure come in handy though. Anybody know of a video store near West Hollywood that has a good selection of hard to find films?
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 6:00 pm
Mondo Video
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 6:01 pm
mondo video on melrose/vermont area
jerrys video rewind in los feliz on hillhurst
eddie brants in north hollywood

the two best video stores in LA
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 6:01 pm
three best

bazooka beat me to the punch!
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 6:14 pm
Well I've never been to heaven but I've been to Oklahoma
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 6:31 pm
Check out Odyssey Video on Lankershim/Vineland/Camarillo(crazy intersection) in North Hollywood if you wanna rent movies. 99cent rentals and Porn out the ying yang.
Posted: Jun 2, 2005 6:46 pm
Does anyone even rent porn anymore?
Posted: Jun 3, 2005 12:20 am
dude the best video store in LA is Eddie Brandt's Saturday Matinee on Vineland in the valley. They got tons of rare shit and actually have about 7000 titles that are not available to the public or anywhere else on their "loaner" list - they let you borrow a loaner for free when you rent a movie....

bad ass

Posted: Jun 3, 2005 12:48 am
Odyssey's also next to a pretty kick-ass bookstore, no?
Posted: Jun 3, 2005 12:55 am
i think its called THE ILIAD, havent been in there though...good huh?
Posted: Jun 3, 2005 1:39 am
Posted: Jun 3, 2005 5:37 pm
Thanks for all the info.
Posted: Jun 3, 2005 7:06 pm
i think its called THE ILIAD, havent been in there though...good huh?

Yeah Iliad is cool...If You keep going down Vineland there's a different kind of bookstore called the Black Broom. Cool shit even if your not into satan/Witchcraft/blackmagic/mythology. Worth a look if you're in the area.

Posted: Jun 3, 2005 8:53 pm
I know I am a little slow on the take, but Jay Burgers is closed...
If in that area though, go to the Smogcutter, but bring a flask...
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