A cheesesteak from South Philly Experience. Who knew this would be one of LA's best dishes?
You know that part of the restaurant experience when one person is silently elected to collect the menus and hand them back to the waitron? Sometimes it ends up being two people, or one of the more robust athletes at the table, because sometimes menus are thick, heavy things, like Michener novels or American children.
And it’s the part of the meal with the most uncertainty. Did you make the right choice? You came here in the mood for pasta, but that fish sounded so good. Should you have gotten an appetizer? Soup? Will there be enough naan?
We kinda feel that way too. Which is why we’re closing the Menu Mining series, but keeping a thumb in the middle for future reference. So, while the bulk of our series detailing the best dishes in Los Angeles is over, you may see it pop up occasionally. So keep your eyes peeled.
In the meantime, here’s the master list of all the posts thus far.
The Inaugural Post
Garage Pizza’s eponymous pie
Little Dom’s Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes
Salt Peanut Chocolate Cake at The Nickel Diner
Crepes au Lard at Cafe Massila
Musso & Frank’s Semi-Secret Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Deep Fried Quesadillas at Antojitos Carmen
Potato Balls and Rellenitos at Porto’s
Slippery Shrimp at Yang Chow
Tuna Tuna Bowl at TOT Little Tokyo
Garlic Chicken at Versailles
Calzone at LaRocco’s Pizza
Bun Thit Nuong at Golden Deli
Chilaquiles at Hugo’s
Jake’s Mushroom Burger
Cafe Tropical’s Medianoche Sandwich
Sticky Toffee Pudding at Waterloo and City
Drunken Shrimp at The Gumbo Pot
Empanadas and Chimichurri at El Morfi
Shanghai Pan-Fried Dumplings at Kang Kang Food Court
- Menu Mining: Slippery Shrimp at Yang Chow
- LA’s Worst-Kept Secret
- Menu Mining: Deep Fried Quesadilla at Antojitos Carmen
- Menu Mining: Café Tropical’s Medianoche Sandwich
- Menu Mining: Drunken Shrimp at the Gumbo Pot