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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - August 2014

The crunchy curls are back?! YES!!!!!

--DommY!

about 3 hours ago
Dommy in Chains

L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

A weee... late but I was busy for the rest of month...

*OB Bear: Korean fried Chicken - Loved this. The chicken was flavorful and juicy and the fried chicken skin was seasoned just right. My favorite thing about going out to Korean Fried Chicken is the Daikon, but so many places use awful processed stuff. The cubes at OB Bear were the perfect size and so fresh tasting.

http://i.imgur.com/gXODGG7.jpg

*OB Bear: Spicy Chicken Wings - I'm not a huge fan of crispy+sauce items and when this arrived to the table, I thought it was going to be just too much!! But the spicy marinade was so good. Spicy, tangy and not too sweet. Again the Daikon came in really handy....

http://i.imgur.com/0M1cuoJ.jpg

*Mama Joans: Loved the coating, but the overall chicken was meh. The wings were HUGE though and with the Wing/Breast Combo you get TWO!!! I'm sensitive to salt and most of the accompaniments were just too salty for me. *le sigh*. Flossie's reign remains...

http://i.imgur.com/ixI1pUh.jpg

*Mateos Aroz con Leche Paleta: RULES!

http://i.imgur.com/GZK8WHD.jpg

* xoia Vietnamese Hot Chicken Wings - They weren't crispy! They had good flavor though, reminded me of the wonderful shrimp wings they had a Grainovre (RIP

)

http://i.imgur.com/yaiVfwX.jpg

* Orleans and York: Chicken strip plate - Made SUPER fresh and It SHOULD work. The coating is wonderfully crisp and the chicken strips tender and juicy. But it just doesn't The breast is too bland the the coating too delicate. Chicken strips need a good strong coating to balance with the blandness of the chicken breast. Even crack sauce couldn't save it. The Catfish plate is where it's at!

http://i.imgur.com/wTM6NMk.jpg

* Church's Chicken Chicken Strips - RUN. RUN. It's processed chicken. I took one bite and then tossed. Such a shame, I used to love Churches and Pioneer... no wonder KFC took over. :(

http://i.imgur.com/o12T9Ii.jpg

FINALLY! My fried chicken find!!

* A La Carte Thai's Son in Law Eggs - OMG! I think this is the first restaurant in L.A. serving Son in Law Eggs on their regular menu!!! I just had to come by and try them! Now, this dish isn't for everyone. The batter on the eggs has crushed dried shrimp. The sauce is very tamarind. But together with the perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs, it is SO GOOD. The dish was perfectly executed at lunch. Looking foward to trying more dishes from their new Mar Vista place (Next to where Sazon used to be)

http://i.imgur.com/F9WNm9l.jpg

Whew!! It's Friday and now I'm ready for my cocktail....

--Dommy!

about 4 hours ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Dulan’s On Crenshaw -- Pass the Pork Chop

I have a confession to make. Years ago I wrote this post on going for BBQ for One:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/78627

I never used it.

I just could not get over that you could do BBQ for one!! No matter how I tried when I would go out with someone I'd end up with left overs. Horsetheif, left overs. Bludsos left overs for a week... I had plenty of good BBQ and Soul Food since then, but I probably would have never gone if someone hadn't wanted to go.

And so, a couple of weeks ago, we noticed Dulans had opened up on Crenshaw, not far form our commute area. I made notice, "Oh, we should check it out." But P knows me better... there was no way on my own volition would we go. So last night due to some work and puppy craziness, I asked him to bring home dinner. Smart man went to Dulans...

Because Flossies is the fried chicken queen, usually when I go to Soul Food places, I get the meatloaf. Turkey meatloaf if I had a choice. So P. got me the meatloaf and he got the Smothered Pork Chops.

http://i.imgur.com/5FI0LnD.jpg

The meatloaf was very good. Tender without being pasty. The sauce was also quite good, not overpowering but it certainly made the dish. The Mashed Potatoes were much better than I expected, much better than Flossies. The greens were good, seasoned well with pork but a bit salty. My current favorite greens are from the Ralphs on Rodeo and La Brea when the girl gets them from "the back" It came with another side, in this case it was succotash, which was MUCH better than I expected. Very tomatoey and with a great amount of not overcooked okra. All and it was very tasy, although as usual, I had lots of left overs and I wondered it was really worth the $16 for meatloaf.

P offered me some of his Smothered Pork Chop. I'm not a huge fan of smothered dishes from having to politely taste some of my co-workers dishes at Roscoes. I just don't get the fried and then drenched in sauce dishes (I even have issues with Orange Chicken).

http://i.imgur.com/j8fmKhs.jpg

OMG!! I wanted to steal it all! I had never had a pork chop quite like this. It was fork tender and so flavorful. The gravy was wonderfully balanced and did not hide any of of the flavor of the pork or spiced dredge. The Mac N Cheese was okay (I still like Horsetheif's the best) and the dressing was actually quite delicious, not gummy or dry at all. But those pork chops, DEFINITELY worth the $16 and drive.

And yes, we have left overs, tonight we'll be enjoying them!

--Dommy!

about 4 hours ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014 -- Voting

COCKTAILS AND BAR FOOD

Because I think it's time for something healthy! ;)

--Dommy!

about 22 hours ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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New Penzey's store coming to Anaheim

WOW!!! A penzeys and a Savory spice shop not too far away! I considered applying for a weekend job for Penzeys when they opened in Santa Monica. They close at a reasonable hour and are generally known as a good employer.

--Dommy!

2 days ago
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

It's La Brea. It's at the far corner of a shopping center that is pretty empty now (It had a couple of more tenants, but we think they were shoo'd away by the Metro construction)

The patio there is very nice. :)

--Dommy!

Jul 30, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

Our pups are worth it! Plus, they also smell nice! ;)

--Dommy!

Jul 28, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

Since you mention the concern for the environment, you can purchase these... at around 20 cents each, they are even cheaper than the Vincente food bags... LOL!!

https://www.doggiefood.com/index.php/...

Jul 27, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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It's time to play MR TASTER'S **NAME THAT PASTRAMI SUPERCHALLENGE™**!

Years ago, I asked my friend to get P a badge for E3. He had never met P and went off his e-mail. All though the convention he had a badge that read: Matt Apoisett.

--Dommy!

Jul 25, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

I don't get the appeal. Why not just get Chicken Strips?

--Dommy!

Jul 25, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014 [OLD]

Sadly the Korean Sausage was a nay for me. I've had the Seoul Sauages that they are patterned after and sadly they didn't even come close. In the end to me, they tasted like Kielbasa with sesame seeds...

--Dommy!

Jul 19, 2014
Dommy in Chains
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014 [OLD]

Yep! I kinda feel the same way. It also works well in making your own salad dressing. It really needs other ingredients (and a bit of salt) to shine.

--Dommy!

Jul 19, 2014
Dommy in Chains

Belcampo Cheeseburger

Actually I found the bun the weakest link in this burger. It fell apart on me. :( But the pattie had a good flavor, a bit more beefy than the Belcampo, but I liked the spread and onions. It was more on the fancy burger spectrum than Belcampo...

--Dommy!

Jul 19, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Susie Cakes -- yummm

YAY!!! I keep meaning to get the Manhattan Beach one and can never get there!! I love their pies...

--Dommy!

Jul 17, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014 [OLD]

In Japan it might have been made using the Kyoto method of drip. Here is a little toy I've been dying to get myself...

http://www.amazon.com/Sur-La-Table-Br...

Jul 15, 2014
Dommy in Chains

Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

It's all coming to you now! ;DDD

--Dommy!

Jul 14, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

Mike's Deli literally like a couple of blocks away from the Slauson O&Y. It is a Winsor Hills institution, it's my GO TO place for sandwich plates and salad trays. They also have a location in DTLA near Little Tokyo because their sandwiches are so popular with the LAPD in both areas. The Chicken Salad at O&Y (thanks for getting back to me PaulF!) sounds just like the one at Mikes, which I love. We'll be trying it for sure soon. :)

--Dommy!

Jul 14, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

LOL!! I don't think I could have done that, but I love their bread and filling because they have a great balance. Not too heavy. not too over done. Good construction of sandwich and that bread now it just heavenly and non-obtrusive. And yes, I don't feel like I'm going to pop by suit jacket by eating one... But still... I try to restrain my visits there none the less... LOL!!

Jul 14, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

OMF(ucking)G ... Horchata Soft Serve

Ack! Outted me. I've only had it once... but I would go back. again. and again. and again. It's really good the flavor to horchata is very true with the rice and almond and cinnamon. If I was feeling particularly hedonistic, I would pair it with the Chicken and Waffle tenders at Popeyes. Nothing else at McD's is all that good (Since they currently aren't serving McWings)

--Dommy!

Jul 14, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014 [OLD]

Not at all! They are amazing with pate for sure... the funk. the salt. the sweetness all is highlighted with these crackers... luv dem.

--Dommy!

Jul 14, 2014
Dommy in Chains

2014 Soccer World Cup viewing locations in L.A. area

And a recap! Thanks for this fabulous post! :DDD

--Dommy!

Jul 14, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

Yep! Much better than Bojangles in many airports...

--Dommy!

Jul 10, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

There is a well stocked Liquor store in the shopping center... just sayin'

--Dommy!

Jul 10, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

The Inglewood location is bigger and actually has a nice little patio. Not much scenery, unless you are a transit geek and wanna see the progress on the LAX line as they build it across the street.

--Dommy!

Jul 10, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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Orleans and York: Now with a second location in Inglewood

Downtown... as in DTLA?! omg.

Also, how was the chicken salad? That is the only reason I still go to Mikes anymore...

--Dommy!

Jul 10, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Taking my kid to visit USC end of next week. What's a cool

Really? I went there for the first time this week. Not impressed and the Chipotle next door had LOTS more business.

--Dommy!

Jul 09, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Taking my kid to visit USC end of next week. What's a cool

Barcaro is also opened for Brunch on Sundays.

Jul 09, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

Jul 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

The trader joes one? I love that stuff already! :DD

--Dommy!

Jul 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Co-Dishes of the Month, July 2014: FRIED CHICKEN (and Chicken Fried) and FROZEN DAIRY-BASED DESSERT PRODUCTS

For this post, I always go with the classics... So for the US v. Belgium game... I suppose I COULD have gotten the Chicken and Waffles strips.. but instead went all American and went to Flossies...

https://twitter.com/Dommy_in_LA/statu...

Flossies has a lunch special that includes two of their sides and a dark meat portion of their famous fried chicken. The fried chicken was great. Not as crisp as I remembered it (It might have been holding and then I had to drive it to work) but it still was worlds better than most of the fried chicken out there. I am pretty sure flossies seasons the chicken in addition to the batter. Sometimes you get wonderful batter but awful bland musty chicken (Golden Bird).

Typically I get the greens and mac n cheese (although Flossie's Mac N Cheese isn't the best) but this time I decided to try the corn/okra and mashed potatoes. A bit industrial, but good. The Gravy wasn't too salty or tasted of based. The potatoes were light and not gluey. The corn not dried out and okra not overly mush or slimey. This isn't a fancy plate, but for comfort food after your team loses in OT, excellent...

http://i.imgur.com/bGDrMsX.jpg

--Dommy!

Jul 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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