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Tacolandia 2015 Announced: June 6, 2015 3-8 PM

That is what we always do.

--Dommy!

1 day ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

800 Degrees Has the Best ... Pizza in LA

Interesting. Is it just their product? I've never had but have been fine eating the GF crust at Blaze.

--Dommy!

1 day ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

800 Degrees Has the Best ... Pizza in LA

You can choose Crispy crust as well even gluten free now (Which is more crackery)

--Dommy!

800 Degrees Has the Best ... Pizza in LA

I just heard that they opened... SO HAPPY about it!!!

--Dommy!

1 day ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Can't find a certain Ben and Jerry's flavor! Help?

I know the feeling. How I wish they would bring back Festivus.

--Dommy!

1 day ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Can't find a certain Ben and Jerry's flavor! Help?

Late Night Snack has given away to The Tonight Dough.

http://www.benjerry.com/whats-new/ton...

--Dommy!

1 day ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Tacolandia 2015 Announced: June 6, 2015 3-8 PM

I had to miss it last year because I had a sick puppy to take care of. So baring that this year... I'M GOING!!

--Dommy!

Feb 26, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

SEAFOOD SANDWICHES.

LOBSTER ROLLS PEOPLE!!!

--Dommy!

Feb 26, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Yep. I get them in the bulk bin at my local sprouts. But I find these bags really convenient for on the go snacking...

--Dommy!

Feb 18, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Iconic La Mascota Bakery For Sale

Boyle Heights near where the bakery is located is said to be the next Highland Park. It's not nearly as scary as it sounds, a lot of the "new folks" are actually young people who ordinarily move out of the neighborhood because they were able to move up the social ladder, but that is not enough in L.A. to be able to afford a home in the Westside or City Center. If the Valleys are not an option for you, you need to go East or South.

--Dommy!

Iconic La Mascota Bakery For Sale

It's sad that no one in the family wants to take it on (This happens quite often, but I always hope that with the raised profile of the restaurant business that it would happen less and less) but hopefully a saavy buyer will pick it up. It's in a great location that can benefit from its heritage and the changes happening nearby.

--Dommy!

Feb 17, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Where can I get frozen raccoons?

Hawaii Market. When I saw the video at first, I'm like if she had been there her head would have exploded with all that xenophobia...

--Dommy!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

Interesting. I found the amount of sauce to be pretty good! It's supposed to be more of an appetizer than a main. So you are meant to dip the meatballs in sauce instead of smothering them. That is why it worked so well in Naanwich. The Hummus also helped counter some potential dryness.

--Dommy!

Feb 11, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

Sales tax is one thing... but the price of real estate where most of the FUB places are is also another MAJOR issue. Good luck living in your mansion! *le sigh!*

--Dommy!

Feb 10, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

Actually I have always eaten very well in PDX and their produce and farmers markets are pretty good and varied. But they are missing the depth and skill of a Leos Tacos or Chichen Itza when it comes to certain cuisines. But you got to plant your garden where you are.

And I'm TOTALLY serious about the Light Box.

--Dommy!

Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

Get a light box!!

Of your list, definately coni's seafood. You think the Chinese is wretched in PDX... wait until you taste their Mexican.

--Dommy!

Bludso's Compton...deserted?

Thanks. I was going to say something not quite along those lines... but similar. Bludso's does a lot of take away business. Sometimes it's a big sheet. Sometimes it's a sandwich. But most of the folks, order and leave. I've never had to wait in a line to get my order (Also to go) but I've never seem them be idle either.

--Dommy!

Feb 09, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

I love the Inca corn! I can't buy it because I WILL finish a bag in one sitting...

--Dommy!

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

I was pleasantly surprised by the Kofta myself! I bought them a an emergency meal (Hubs loves lamb) and they created a pretty tasty meal! We warmed up some TJs frozen Naan and then smeared it with the Mediterriean Humus and topped with shredded lettuce, the Isreali feta and the Kofta sauce (Which was REALLY good!) Wonderful sandwich!

Feb 04, 2015
Dommy in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2015 [old]

What I do is slice up some onion and bell pepper and sautee them untl soft. I coursely chop up the carnitas and add with a touch of pork broth, orange juice and cumin mixture. Then put a lid on the pan and let the pork warm through.

I serve with TJ's Flour/Corn Mix tortillas and avocado wedges with a squeeze of lime.

I have fooled many into thinking they were my homemade carnitas. ;D

--Dommy!

Lemonade replacing Clusi Batusi

Agreed. It'd be nice to have something other than mass produced sushi and deep fried rice balls as take out in the area.

--Dommy!

Jan 30, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- Voting

OYSTERS!!!

Jan 28, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015 [Old]

Yeah, I always tell my newly food oriented friends not to go crazy at Thankgiving. People get hung up on 'tradition' during this time of year. I say, You have the rest of the year to experiment... The one day that everyone expects grandma's canned yam casserole with the HFCS marshmellows on top... you do grandma's canned yam casserole with the HFCS marshmellows on top.

Jan 25, 2015
Dommy in Chains

Has Sugar Fish jumped the shark?

The thing with SF, and I think you felt it in your visit, is that is was supposed to be a similar feel. Quick. Casual. Easy. But as you noted, people started going there for more of a restaurant experience (and they kinda encouraged this as well as they embraced their place as a 'scene')and now the quality and service just don't live up.

--Dommy!

Jan 23, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Has Sugar Fish jumped the shark?

If you accept KazuNori for what it is (A quick and casual place to get a meal). You'll really like it. Not a fan of Sugar Fish either... but I LOVE KazuNori...

--Dommy!

Dish of the Month, Los Angeles -- February 2015 -- Nominations

Aside from Raw Oysters.... there is..

Fried Oysters
Oyster Chowder
Oysters in Coctels
Oyster Happy Hours all over town!

--Dommy!

Jan 22, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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Dish of the Month, Los Angeles -- February 2015 -- Nominations

It's the month of LOVE!! OYSTERS!

L.A. Dish of the Month, January 2015 -- CHILI

I think any DOTM is going to have a hard time in January because everyone is just getting re-adjusted from the holidays and routines. We went on vacation actually after the holidays and as our last meal in L.A., we headed down to Big Mistah's new Restaurant in Long Beach.

Located in a quaint strip mall. The only thing that announced we were at the right place was a big smoker on along the side of the road... and a smaller smoker in front which our current foster prompt went to go check out...

http://imgur.com/gallery/c1W4l86

We ordered the sampler... everything was good, with the pastrami and turkey being absolute stand outs! The only thing meh was the pulled pork...

http://imgur.com/10vlGnU

http://imgur.com/noWHLP2

BUT, we saw that they had their Chili available (it's an occassional special). It's PURE MEAT. No beans. They also serve it unadorned. Just a big tub of super meaty chili with an incredibly complex chili powder which includes dried Habanero. This was CHILI.

http://imgur.com/3Bu5ruR

Since we had so much food with the sampler, we took at taste (Mega kick) and took it home. The next day it was truly better... still spicy but more depth as the meat tend to really take on the flavor of the chili spice.

And I had to do it... I had to make my frito pie...

http://imgur.com/MZ0Kdv2

It was wonderful. With minimal toppings it helped tame the heat and richness. The frito flavor balanced out the overall meat-apalooza. This is a real contender with some REAL spice to my other two favorite Jimmy's Chili at Grocerie and the Frito pie at Homestate.

--Dommy!

Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

I just heard about them oddly enough through my knitting friends! Good brews?

--Dommy!

Jan 17, 2015
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - January 2015 [Old]

In all fairness, the Russ and Daughters is almost 3x the price! I bought in the Foxboro store and it was a hit with my picky in-laws. Really great cocolate flavor and in interior was nice and moist. I loved it because the flavor of the chocolate was not rich nor too sweet. I'll give it a shot in L.A. to see if it travels well.

--Dommy!

Jan 15, 2015
Dommy in Chains