Tag Archives: Vietnamese

Almost Last Call for the Spice Table

6 Nov

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It’s not done yet, but it is now certain that Bryant Ng is closing the doors on the Spice Table and moving west. if you’ve been putting off trying some of the best and most innovative Southeast Asian flavors in the city, hustle, son. They’ll be closed by early 2014. The date is unclear, but I wouldn’t count on waiting until January.

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Phorage – I Can’t Believe Phorage Is Making Me Feel Not Terrible About Chego Leaving

12 Oct

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Phorage rises up from the ashes of Chego Westside. A tough act to follow, especially considering the space has so many disadvantages — cramped seating, little parking, neighbors who you would never give a second glance to. It also features a landlord who forced Chego out. So I’m not sure why you’d want to take a gamble on this space. But Perry Cheung, formerly of the Slanted Door in San Francisco, is giving it a go with classic Vietnamese cuisine using ingredients described with the usual litany: local, sustainable, seasonal.

The result: maybe the best Vietnamese food I’ve had (outside of the Slanted Door).

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The Spice Table – Dine LA While You Can!

17 Jul

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The Spice Table, one of my favorite restaurants, is doing DineLA! And unlike a lot of places in recent years, they are offering a heck of a deal on a great meal.

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5i – Pho in Culver City

16 Apr

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Next time you’re hitting up the Scarlet Lady Saloon or Roger’s Exciting Tattle-Tale Room, two of Culver City’s diviest of dive bars, you’ll have the option of eating Vietnamese food (or dim sum). Does the Westside’s excitement about Nongla extend to Vietnamese newcomer 5i?

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The Spice Table – a Eulogy for a Great Lunch

28 Nov

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It’s now been a couple months since the Spice Table stopped it’s lunch service. Finally, my tears have dried enough for me put thumb to phone to write out this eulogy to a fallen hero – Spice Table’s bahn mi lunch.

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The Spice Table Is Losing Its Lunch

12 Oct

Yesterday, this bomb dropped: the Spice Table will not be serving lunch.

“As of now, and until it closes, the Spice Table will be open only for dinner due to recent flooding that resulted from plumbing problems, Brucker said.”

I take full responsibility for not eating every meal there, as I should
have done. You’ll feel deep regret like I do once you read the caption on
this picture:

https://twitter.com/i/#!/TheSpiceTable/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2F0aA72Ehj

I’ll post a proper eulogy soon.