Coppermine wrote:I just don't think people should limit themselves from eating an entire field of cuisine because they don't like a particular ingredient, or because olive oil gives you gas... of course, most all restaurants use olive oil to cook a lot of things.
I love Italian of course, and Mexican, Chinese, Japanese... there's a great German restaurant in Hagerstown I like to go to, and some awesome Indian places in Harrisburg. And you haven't lived until you have some real, Spanish tapas. A Lebanese restaurant recently opened and I can't wait to try it... I'm a big "kabob" fan.
My favorite though would have to be Thai.
Tapas are awesome. When visiting Spain, it's great to go on a tapas excursion around whatever town you're in and make a meal out of it.
There are some awesome kabob places in Hollywood and the valley as well, where you can get some fantastic shawerma, lamb chops, and rotisserie chicken. One of these Lebanese places makes some terrific chicken brown rice. From the sounds of things, it isn't very exciting, but man, that alone is great.
As for Chinese, I find that the best authentic restaurants are in the South Bay. Reasonably priced and generous portions. There are a few good buffets down there which are pretty authentic. You can get simple, cheap food in Chinatown as well, but for the most part, it's a pretty rugged part of town that's probably not as charming as say, San Francisco's.