Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Restaurant Nocturnes VII - VIDEO

Be a fly on the restaurant wall for Restaurant Nocturnes VII, by The 99 Cent Chef. Buzz around Los Angeles to see and hear, from the maitre d's, waiters and customers themselves, what's on the menu during nighttime grazing hours.

This moveable feast takes you from the latest hip downtown spot, Spice Table, for Grilled Lamb Belly Satay, and to South L.A. for the best down-home BBQ ribs, found at Phillips -- were you are served, literally, through a hole in the wall (okay, it's a sliding glass window). No cafe is too high-class or declasse for this culinary camera-sleuth. I like nothing better than turning a city block corner to discover a cool unheralded eatery like the neon-lit Mr. Ramen -- the name says it all.

Your ears will delight to waiters' descriptions of cutting-edge cuisine, as well as classic comfort food. You'll even eavesdrop on The 99 Cent Chef taking language lessons from a fraulein at Berlin Currywurst -- you just try pronouncing Scharfe Kasewurst sometime!

If you're a raw foodie, just listen to the gourmet goodies served at vegan restaurant Cru (where it's BYOB, with no corkage), in vegetarian friendly Silverlake. Or if it's a stacked, juicy, Roast Beef sandwich you crave, then rub the ghostly elbows of  F. Scott Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday or Lenny Bruce at the oldest deli on Sunset Boulevard, Greenblatt's, serving swells since 1926.

To have your sweet tooth satiated, make sure to stop for a Lemon Meringue slice at the House of Pies in Los Feliz -- and hear the waitress give a rundown of a dozen luscious confections.

So clear the table and let The 99 Cent Chef serve a 16 course video selection of the sights and sounds of Los Angeles nighttime gastronomy.

Restaurant Nocturnes VII - Video
Play it here. The video runs 4 minutes, 20 seconds.

Restaurants in order of appearance - click on a name to see their website (or review), along with my original Twitpic link.

1. The Spice Table - twitpic,  2. Phillips BBQ - twitpic
3. Liliana's Tamales - twitpic  4. Greenblatt's Deli - twitpic
5. Berlin Currywurst - twitpic  6. Cru Vegan - twitpic 
7. Damiano Mr. Pizza - twitpic  8. Mr. Ramen - twitpic
9. El 7 Mares - twitpic  10. Farfalla - twitpic 
11. Sun Ja Jang - twitpic  12. The Tasting Kitchen - twitpic
13. Harold & Belle's - twitpic  14. The House of Pies - twitpic
15. Little Dom's - twitpic  16. Lindy & Grundy - twitpic

To see more Restaurant Nocturnes, just click on a name:
Restaurant Nocturnes I, Restaurant Nocturnes II, Restaurant Nocturnes III, Restaurant Nocturnes IV, Restaurant Nocturnes V, Restaurant Nocturnes VI.

To view or embed from youtube, click here.
99 thanks to the restaurant owners, managers, hosts, chefs, waiters, bartenders, busboys (or girls) and patrons. 

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