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Fresh figs?

Thank you. I was lucky to have him.

Jun 04, 2014
veronykah in Los Angeles Area
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Fresh figs?

Thanks for your replies everyone, I wasn't able to find any before he had to go.
I'll think of him whenever I pass the tree next door and see all the figs.

Jun 02, 2014
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Fresh figs?

There aren't any imported from anywhere?
My dog is very sick and I'm putting him to sleep tomorrow and fresh figs are his favorite...

May 29, 2014
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Fresh figs?

Does anyone know of anywhere I can get some fresh figs? There is a tree close to my apt but they are all green. Hoping there is somewhere selling them...

May 29, 2014
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Goya Products?

Food 4 Less actually has a lot of Goya products. There is one right off the Sunset exit on the 101.

Dec 20, 2013
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Goya Products?

There's a Jon's on Vermont near the hospital.

Dec 20, 2013
veronykah in Los Angeles Area
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What's your LEAST favorite restaurant in LA ? (excepting of course for chains).

What am I going to suggest?

Ruen Pair is my favorite, the food is closest to the food I actually ate when I was in Thailand.
Sapp Coffeeshop is another that had great food.
Both of those are half the price of Jitlada and the food is better.
Not sure why people go to Jitlada, other than it seems "safe" and more palatable to dare I say it? White people?

Dec 10, 2013
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

What's your LEAST favorite restaurant in LA ? (excepting of course for chains).

Good to hear it's not just me. Everything I read, people just LOVE that place and talk about it like the food is amazing for people who actually know about food. No no no.

Dec 09, 2013
veronykah in Los Angeles Area
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Fresh pasta near Hollywood?

This is fairly close to me as well, might check them out tomorrow. Thanks!

Dec 04, 2013
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Fresh pasta near Hollywood?

I live close by, I figured I could just stop by. Wanted to check out their website while I was online though.
A store with CHEESE AND PASTA? Yes! Thank you very very much. Worth the trip to BH, for sure.

Dec 04, 2013
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Fresh pasta near Hollywood?

So Cube doesn't look like it sells pasta, did you buy some there? I just checked their website...

The place in the farmers market looks like they sell frozen and dried but do they have the fresh stuff?

Dec 04, 2013
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Fresh pasta near Hollywood?

Is there anywhere reasonably close to Hollywood that I can get fresh pasta? Or not reasonably close?
Does anywhere sell fresh lemon and black pepper pasta?

Thinking of a place like this :
http://piemonteravioli.com/

Am I being too much of an optimist in LA?

Dec 03, 2013
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

What's your LEAST favorite restaurant in LA ? (excepting of course for chains).

Jitlada, way overrated and expensive. So many better options.
Umami, been to several haven't been wowed by anything.
Pink's, the dogs they sell on the cookie sheets on the street are better.
Canters, never had anything good there. Mediocre at best.

Dec 03, 2013
veronykah in Los Angeles Area
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Pho near Hollywood willing to travel!

Anyone have a recommendation for great pho in Hollywood, K-Town, etc? I've been to a few places but want a Chowhound suggestion as the boyfriend is sick and could use some!

Jan 30, 2013
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

I wouldn't doubt they are good but the point isn't that they are amazing culinary creations. The point is they are GOOD for what they are and you can get one in about 4 minutes at any store (bodega) on the corner while on your way to work for about $4. THAT is what's missing in LA. I don't have time or the inclination to go to a restaurant and get take out on my way to work. I want to run in the store and get something...quick.
No clue why that doesn't seem to exist here, outside of fast food, which isn't the same.

May 01, 2012
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

YES! I've lamented this many many times. At great bacon, egg and cheese on a roll with cheddar and salt and pepper for breakfast, miss it so much! Why is there no real option in LA but for fast food when you want to get something quick?
Its a "real" restaurant or fast food. I miss bodegas.

May 01, 2012
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

Out of curiosity, what's so special about a Pink's chili dog that you wouldn't find it in NYC?

May 01, 2012
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

Mmm, like the ones they had at the restaurant formerly known as Santana's...now its Fresh Mex or something....

May 01, 2012
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Wholesale meat?

I think I got it at Jon's. They were labeled "lamb melt" which is apparently spleen and pancreas. At least that was what I thought when I looked it up.

May 01, 2012
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Wholesale meat?

I never really found any. I like to go to LAX-C (aka the Thai Costco) near Chinatown and buy the 40lb. box of chicken leg quarters which is about $24.00. They have a lot of other meat but I don't have the freezer space to experiment and find out if their chicken bones or pork necks are meaty enough to feed as a staple. I order from Simon @ Creston Valley Meats and get the rabbit, goat etc mixed meat as well but it isn't cheap.
Otherwise, so far I've been biting the bullet and buying from Jon's.
Still on the look out for cheap meat! But all the above are definitely cheaper than pre-made raw.
I used the book "Switching to Raw" when I started raw feeding. I have a bull terrier and also found a bull terrier raw feeding group on Yahoo which was VERY helpful. There are a lot of other RAW or BARF groups on yahoo and people are very willing to help if you have questions. I'd start with the book, it gives you amounts and menus to feed and is a really great resource for when you first start and are unsure about what you are doing.
My dog pretty much eats :
chicken leg quarters, pork necks, turkey necks, ALL/ANY organ meat + gizzards / pancreas etc.
I buy meat mixes from Creston Valley, I think the one we have now is whole (meaning EVERYTHING) ground rabbit and whole ground sardines.
I feed the RMBs (chicken, pork etc) with some of the meat mix and veggies and give whole eggs (shell and all) yougurt, bananas etc for different meals.
Hope that was helpful...Not sure if you can PM here but feel free if you want more info!

Jul 29, 2011
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Wholesale meat?

I've thought about it but live in an apartment and don't really have the freezer space to buy huge quantities like they have. I WISH i did or I could find someone to split boxes with me.

Jul 29, 2011
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Wholesale meat?

Not sure why you replied, since the question was about meat and where to buy it. But to answer your question...
Cooked bones are the dangerous ones. If raw bones were dangerous, what would wild animals eat?
He's been eating this diet for 7 of his 8 years, not dangerous at all.
http://www.rawfed.com/myths/bones.html

May 08, 2011
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Wholesale meat?

No, I've been but have just seen butchers. They sell wholesale, large boxes of meat too?!
Do I just ask at one of the butchers?
Never thought about going there!

May 07, 2011
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Wholesale meat?

Hoping someone can give me a little assistance. I was talking with a co-worker tonight who mentioned he used to know someone who purchased meat (like 40 lb. boxes of turkey necks, chicken necks/backs etc) from slaughterhouses/wholesalers in Sun Valley. I've googled my evening away trying to locate somewhere in Sun Valley with cheap, large quantities of "animal parts".
Do any Chowhounds know of any place like this?

(Short story - I feed my dog RAW and he eats all sorts of animal parts, chicken leg quarters, pork necks, turkey necks, offal, organ meats etc. So I am always looking for new sources of food for him. I currently go to LAX-C in Chinatown for chicken but would love to find somewhere with more of a variety..)

Thanks!

May 07, 2011
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Peeled (?) Coconut?

Yeah, I learned all about that when I went to Puerto Rico with a boyfriend who had grown up there. He looked at me like I was insane when I wanted to eat the hardened coconut meat.
I like it both ways now, but am looking to make the fruit from the fruit vendors at home and like the hard coconut for that. Problem is, when I bought a brown one from the store it was WAY more work than it was worth and I was hoping I could get the meat somewhere and not have to figure out how to get it out of the brown shell.

Mar 19, 2011
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Peeled (?) Coconut?

I'll have to check out WF.
What do you mean by the quality deteriorates? The coconut from the fruit stands is always good, assuming it was peeled that morning and I'm buying it in the afternoon.
The question really arises because I asked one of the vendors where they got the coconut but my Spanish was horrible as was their English, so I couldn't really figure out what he told me...

Mar 18, 2011
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Peeled (?) Coconut?

Peeled like the brown part is removed? That's what I'm looking for, sorry if it wasn't clear.

Mar 17, 2011
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Peeled (?) Coconut?

So I'm a huge fan of buying the bags of fruit from the vendors on the street, the coconut in particular is my favorite.
I am wondering if anyone knows where I can buy a coconut like the ones they use, they are already peeled (the outside is removed) so they can just cut it into slices.
I've purchased a whole coconut to do this with before and it was way more work than it was worth.
I'm in Hollywood but would be willing to travel a bit for a prepared coconut.

Thanks!

Mar 17, 2011
veronykah in Los Angeles Area

Does pickled ginger go bad?

I have some pickled ginger in my fridge, and have NO idea how old it is and it never seems to go bad, does it?

Jul 19, 2009
veronykah in Home Cooking

Lipton Yellow Label Tea?

I will be visiting Samosa House next time I'm on the Westside for sure, everything I read about them sounded great.

Jun 10, 2009
veronykah in Los Angeles Area