NYC food lover & fam coming to visit LA


#41

Akin, equal and better???


#42

Think he meant akin…


#43

The condiments for the fish plate alone are worthy of a trip to Gjusta.


#44

The salads are what keep me coming back.


#45

I get the feeling that Robert went to Gjusta in it’s earlier days. The problems he mention remind of that time. Same with the smoked fish. I didn’t care for a lot of the items in that case at first. Dry, over or under smoked. The same items I thought were bad are now better - far better.


#46

Sweet potato taco at guerrilla tacos
Mushroom taco at b.s. taqueria


#47

I’d not encourage any one to eat at Empellon. I’ve not been to the kitchen table or w/e, but the other spots are absurdly overrated.

Empellon al Pastor should only be visited for their guacamole. The one in the west village was legitimately the worst meal I had in two years in NYC. A terrible fish taco, a queso-bastardization, ugh. And the new flagship is remarkably sterile, with fun desserts and very mediocre (and expensive) savories.


#48

So akin/similar, but not equal or better.


#49

This is great, thanks!!


#50

Top of the list, thanks!


#51

Empellon al Pastor is right around the corner from me, and has left me deeply unimpressed.


#52

Speak of the gdevil!


#53

Thanks for the additional info, @chowseeker1999 !


#54

I went to Gjusta in July 2016.


#55

No so sure that is gonna work for
"[beef and chicken] if they’re ethically raised." LOL


#56

ha! Well, too bad for them :wink:


#57

That’s a while ago for Gjusta.


#58

The salads actually allow me to order salads. :joy::innocent:


#59

I will just list what I consider the most noteworthy restaurants in LA:

Gjelina
Vespertine
Here’s Looking at You
Spago
Pizzeria Mozza
Osteria Mozza
Shunji


#60

i really like Here’s Looking At You, had the food there for the first time last month and thought it was delicious.