Another LA food thread (out of town guest-R)
LA fam: My friend Gary Wang, aka DJ V-Nutz, from Shanghai is coming into town. I know a few of the folks around here - Thes, Rodney at the very least - know him since he's brought out UD and PUTS to Shanghai in the past. This is his first trip to the U.S. and his first trip to L.A. Those who know him know he's The Dude when it comes to be a gracious host in China and he always blesses folks with some kick ass dining experiences (that plus the ill DVD store in Jing-An but that's another story). I wanted to make sure when he got to LA, he gets to eat right and I have my list of places I plan on taking him but am open to other suggestions. I know one thing he wants to have is either/both some kick ass BBQ or else soul food. I was going to hit up Phillip's on Crenshaw for the former but the only soul food spot I've really tried is the one in Gardena, on Redondo Beach Blvd. (it was cool but I didn't think it was anything to write home about). We'll probably do In N Out (unless he hits it up in SF first), I was thinking maybe Langer's. Definitely Tacos Baja Ensenada in East LA. Where else would folks recommend for a 'definitive LA eating experience' (and please, no Pink's or Tommy's!)Also - if folks wanted to get together for dinner to welcome Gary to LA, let's make it happen. He'll be here the 3rd week of July and probably spinning at my night on the 23rd.