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HELP requested - NY hound in for a long weekend, group dinners to plan!

saregama | Nov 5, 201302:11 PM

Hello again LA hounds!

Given the wonderful help from here for my previous trip this year, I thought I'd try again! Last time we were only two, and tried Red Medicine, Ink, Gjelina (partially), and Huckleberry.

Some parameters:
> Staying in Venice, coordinating with friends near K-town for some part of the weekend
> Group size varies from 3 at the outset on Friday to 6 and 8 at peak and back to 3 by Monday
> Couple of foodies mixed in with non-foodies (not picky though), food needs to be yummy but not always fancy

Reservations so far, with # of people at the meal:
> Fri lunch (3): tbd, need something easy and Venice-area
> Fri dinner (5-6): have a rez at Baco Mercat, Pizzeria Mozza, and Osteria Mozza -- need to decide
> Sat lunch/brunch (6): have Pizzeria Mozza booked in case we don't go on Friday
> Sat dinner: Sunny Spot
> Sun lunch & dinner (7-8): tbd (have a dinner rez at Gjelina as backup)
> Mon lunch (3) & dinner (5): tbd

Questions and dilemmas:
> Pizzeria or Osteria Mozza, or both on different days?
> Gjelina or Tasting Kitchen in AK? (we tried the salads at G last time, but they messed up the order and we had to leave before our pizzas so we could make the flight)
> Superba worth a visit / rez for one of the meals? Fri lunch maybe?
> Baco Mercat - how best to fit it in? I thought we could grab lunch there on Friday or Monday, but the menu beyond the bacos looks amazing...
> Someone recommended Axe, Piccolo, and MB Post - thoughts?

Anything missing we should add?

Thank you so much in advance!

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