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Recommend me one burrito.

You do realize that it is not Guy Fieri gorging himself on "Man vs Food", don't you? Adam Richman is the host stuffing his face on "Man vs Food".

Jan 18, 2013
ChinoWayne in San Diego

Need a recipe to make "HOMADE CHILI SAUCE"

I think this is the product terlin was talking about: http://www.saffola.com/chili.htm . For anyone who wants to modify the recipe, why don't you try to reverse engineer it from the ingredients list on the lable and deduce which components should be adjusted.

Jan 12, 2013
ChinoWayne in Home Cooking

Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf Chowder Ranking

Maybe it's my faulty memory, but what I am remembering is buying a cup of red chowder served up out of a huge kettle on the sidewalk of Fishermans Wharf, but that was a very long time ago. So that is how I equated Manattan Chowder to the Bay Area, a distant food memory or just the illusion of an old man that craves a good, spicy bright Manhattan Chowder.

All of this is not to say I don't enjoy a good New England chowder, but that is hard to find in these locales.

Jan 12, 2013
ChinoWayne in California

Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf Chowder Ranking

Yes, that is what I was alluding to, PB.

Jan 12, 2013
ChinoWayne in California

Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf Chowder Ranking

Interesting, I'd always associated Monterey Bay and San Francisco with tomato based clam chowder which has a very different flavor profile, and to me, is a great representation of a classic dish with ingredients locally sourced and reflective of regional custom. I love the robust broth in tomato based chowder and that you can vary it with any number of herbs, etc. which will not get lost under cream and other thickeners.

Jan 11, 2013
ChinoWayne in California

Monterey Fisherman’s Wharf Chowder Ranking

Melanie-

Were these all cream style (New England) chowders?

Jan 11, 2013
ChinoWayne in California

Best choices at Ca'Brea?

I think this joint was featured on one of the hidden camera shows recently. (The contracted parking valet was a thief http://www.foodnetwork.com/mystery-di... )

Jan 08, 2013
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

Hot Sauce Gift Basket - Where to purchase in Los Angeles Area?

Check the "use by" date. Hot sauces will change color over time and lose their potency,

Jan 08, 2013
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

Hot Sauce Gift Basket - Where to purchase in Los Angeles Area?

Check out the hot sauce kiosk, Farmer's Market, 3rd & Fairfax.

Jan 07, 2013
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

Carlsbad For Breakfast?

Thanks all. Sounds like a group of solid recommendations.

Nov 07, 2012
ChinoWayne in San Diego

Carlsbad For Breakfast?

The Mrs. and I will be finding ourselves in Carlsbad on Sunday. any reccos where we can get breakfast (preferably 24 hours a day) near the outlets?

Nov 05, 2012
ChinoWayne in San Diego

BBQ Brisket - LA Dish of the Month Nov 2012

Joey's BBQ, Chino. Large, thick slices of brisket that they put grill marks on for some reason, but the meat is tender and flavorful. Get it with some of their garlic bread and coleslaw on the side, then make yourself some killer sandwiches.

http://www.waynefrost.com/Portfolio/H...

Nov 01, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

Bruxie is Coming To Chino Hills; It Damn Well Better Live Up To Your High Praise Professor Salt...

because my local source for bacon/cheeseburgers and chocolate cokes at The Shoppes in Chino Hills, Johnny Rocket's was snuffed out so that Bruxies could move in.

Due to open in November, at The Shoppes near the 71 and Grand Avenue, Chino Hills. The Mrs. and I took a peak this evening and the contractors were working away on the remodeled store.

Oct 30, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

What Is The Point Of The Nominating Threads On The Regional Boards...

"For example, one person said there was a fried chicken place she'd try if American fried chicken was chosen. It has not yet, and I have yet to see a report from her."

This is very significant, why hasn't that person gone out and tried the place on his/her own initiative, and if they liked it, shared it with the community already? Why wait to be "programmed" to seek out good stuff, Chowhound's original reputation was a product of its organics, participants were naturally inquisitive and sharing their finds, now it seems they have to be followers instead of explorers, who would explore for the sheer joy of the exploration. I am fairly certain this state is not the intent of Chow with these threads, but the herding of the pack seems to be the actual result here.

Oct 27, 2012
ChinoWayne in Site Talk

What Is The Point Of The Nominating Threads On The Regional Boards...

The idea is that first we will all nominate a dish, then the nominated dishes will be tallied up and the wining nomination will then be published, then we will all be told to go out and find the dish that won the nomination, then, maybe, we will report back on where we found the dish, then maybe we can all vote on what venue had the best rendition of the dish.

I am not here to anoint any particular venue as the "winner of the groupthink award for (insert noun here)," I am here to find tips and varying opinions of where I may find renditions of dishes that might interest me, but not so I can join the herd.

Curmudgeonly yours,

Oct 27, 2012
ChinoWayne in Site Talk

What Is The Point Of The Nominating Threads On The Regional Boards...

Maybe I am too much of a "left brain" guy, but it seems counterintuitive to me that on a forum with a reputation and history of sharing tips on where to find delicious (insert a noun here) you would purposely exclude asking for the venue that a great example of (insert noun here) can be found in the locale. As I read the current thread on the L.A. board I ask myself "why isn't this thread on General Topics"? (given the question posed and the responses, which look like any number of other threads on General Topics).

The framing of the thread just sounds like a tease, and after reading it once, I'll never give it a second thought or second glance.

Oct 27, 2012
ChinoWayne in Site Talk

LA Dish of the Month (Nov 2012) - Nominations

Oct 27, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

What Is The Point Of The Nominating Threads On The Regional Boards...

If you are not asking the respondents to include the name of the venue where their recommended dishes can be found?

Oct 27, 2012
ChinoWayne in Site Talk

Truck stops...and I am not talking about where your favorite taco guy parks his rig

There is a Country Pride restaurant at the Travel America truck stop at 4325 E Guasti Rd, Ontario. I can't speak for the food as I have never stopped there. My educated guess is that this is not a destination restaurant.

There is also Truck Town at 10238 Cherry Ave, Fontana, the only web review I found stated "food sucks".

Oct 24, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

An evening at La Descarga

Don't expect any food. Their minimalist web site: http://ladescargala.com/ .

Oct 22, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

A VERY Serviceable 1/3 Pound Bacon/Avocado/Angus/Cheese/Burger

Servorg is welome to collect on that burger anytime, but I don't think his bicycle travels east of Sepulveda Boulevard.

Oct 18, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

A VERY Serviceable 1/3 Pound Bacon/Avocado/Angus/Cheese/Burger

Fellow Chowhounds-

The point of this thread was just to tip you to a tasty bacon/avocado/cheese/burger, something that you are not going to find at McDonalds or Carls, or Burger King, or In-N-Out. I did not post this on the Chains board because this is not a national chain, focussed primarily in Southern California, with a small footprint in Southern Nevada.

If your food preferences are anywhere near mine, I think you will appreciate this burger, if this does not appeal to you, OK, then let's just move on. If anyone has other bacon/avocado/cheese/burger finds in our locale you would like to share with us, I'd love to hear about them.

-CW

Oct 17, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

Eva Restaurant on Beverly - looking for help

Which is more important, the chef to be off staging in Copenhagen, or staying home and taking care of his business if it is in imminent danger?

Oct 17, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

A VERY Serviceable 1/3 Pound Bacon/Avocado/Angus/Cheese/Burger

Servorg guessed the secret word, sorry guys.

Oct 16, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

A VERY Serviceable 1/3 Pound Bacon/Avocado/Angus/Cheese/Burger

Sold in combo with a generous portion of good fries and an unlimited refill soft drink, about 8 bucks. The default on doneness of the burger seemed to be medium, which was just right. Order and pay at the counter and they will bring your food to your table in a jiffy. Home-y, kitschy ambiance and no little screaming kids running around.

Farmer Boys, Foothill, one door east of the KFC at Mountain, Upland.

Oct 16, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

Orleans Corner, Arcadia... anyone been?

So from Cajun/Creole to Mexican, and a bunch of TV's doesn't sound promising. If I were doing take-away lunch from that area I'd be taking it from Wang's or Domenico's.

Oct 05, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

LA's Oldest Still-Thriving Restaurants

They did serve lunch at Hanks, at least 25 years ago, when my alcoholic manager would insist on dragging some colleagues and myself there for lunch.

Oct 01, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

Kraft Mac & Cheese: A Dramatic Reading

Sep 25, 2012
ChinoWayne in Food Media & News

Moving to Claremont

There is a decent Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on Indian Hill at the village.

Aug 28, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area

Pasadena - Big Daddy's Fire Grill?

We were on the street getting some shots of Big Daddy's and In-N-Out at twilight Saturday, so after I finished capturing my shots I sent my daughter in to Big Daddy's to get us some dogs to try. I hung out on the sidewalk, as the power chair would have never made it through their doorway. We brought back a regular dog with mustard and onions to the Mrs. who was waiting in the car, my daughter had a bacon dog (no condiments) and I had a chili dog (no added condiments).

We all enjoyed our dogs. They are all quarter pounders and grilled over a wood fire, reminded me of Hebrew National quarter pound franks, no casing, nice light char, juicy and mild spicing. The chili was even textured, had a nice little bite on the backend and complimented the dog.

I would go back here and park myself on their patio, have someone order at the window for me, and wait for their staff to bring me my dog(s) and some cold brewski, if we are in the area.

Jul 30, 2012
ChinoWayne in Los Angeles Area