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PLAN CHECK DOWNTOWN - NOTHING LIKE IT

I think it's a shred move. In the neighborhood of Pacific Dining Car (they still get LOTS of business traffic and the original Tommys... Should fit right in...

--Dommy!

2 days ago
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Ramen Yokocho Fest at Marukai Gardena- Sep 3 - Oct 27th 2014

:((( Ah well... maybe another time they'll come. It turns out I have a busier than expected week anyway, I probably wouldn't have been able to get away after all.

--Dommy!

Oct 19, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Ramen Yokocho Fest at Marukai Gardena- Sep 3 - Oct 27th 2014

Wonderful reporting!! I still like the festival format where you can get small tastes, instead of eating something every week for over the course of a month where you might burn out. But I have waiting for the Tsukemen! I can't wait to try and report back! :DD

--Dommy!

Oct 16, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Whither almond paste?

It's wonderful. It has more of an almond flavor than an almond extract flavor that Love and Bake (the brand Surfas has)

--Dommy!

Oct 14, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Whither almond paste?

How odd... is it seasonal now, I've gotten in Ralphs in the past (years ago in the one at the Marina)? I would check out a cake supply store.

Although I will say, the LAST time I bought Almond Paste was from Fat Uncle Farms. It was pricy... and I had to get it at the SM Farmers Market (They usually don't have it at Mar Vista). I would send them a note and see if you can get on Saturdays at Torrance.

--Dommy!

Oct 14, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

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

I like it with a peppery olive oil. Ribbons of fresh sage and a sprinkle of the pyramid salt. YUM!

--Dommy!

Oct 13, 2014
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ok, where on the westside can i find a GREAT baked potato with sour cream?

Interesting... I don't think I've seen that option at Tubs before!! Good to know!!!

--Dommy!

Oct 12, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

churros

Yeah. When I'm over there I usuallu hit up Naan hut for my carb fix... Although come to think of it... I also haven't tried Churro Burough yet either...

--Dommy!

Oct 12, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

churros

There is another food market next to Alameda Market that has a churro man who fries fresh. SO GOOD!

Also McConnels at GCM has churro ice cream that is very tasty. I also like l when they have Churro Milkshake at the Counter.

I haven't tried Churros Calientes yet... Hope to eventually...

--Dommy!

Oct 12, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

ok, where on the westside can i find a GREAT baked potato with sour cream?

I always found that soup plantation potatoes were a bit too 'steamed' than baked. At the Howard Hughes center we have a choice of baked potatoes, Souplantation or Star Chicken. Although there is very little customization at Star Kitchen, their potato tastes baked. They offer good quality sour cream on the side (In its own container so it doesn't get all soupy before you eat it). ''

I was recently at Tucson and the taco trucks there do Baked Potatoes with taco fillings. THIS NEED TO HAPPEN HERE!!!!

--Dommy!

Trader Joe's "pumpkinundation" 2014

Loved them in a salad with their new baby kale! :D

--Dommy!

Oct 10, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - October 2014

YAY! The Spiced Pumpkin Pumpkin Seeds. Excellent on salads and a tasty snack on their own. DH loved them more than the honey slivered almonds and he LOVES those too.

MEH! The Chocolate Covered Coconut Almonds. I dunno, I found the chocolate really cheap tasting and the coconut too sweet. I am a huge fan of almond joys. These didn't do it for me. I much prefer the chocolate coconut bon bons.

NAY! Changes on all my favorite salads and refrigerated foods!! The dressing on the Krab Louie changed and now its no longer low fat! The dressing on the Crunch salaw also changed and its much thiner. The same with the dipping sauce on the Tofu Spring rolls. Overall, I still like all the items, I just wish they would have kept them the same and raised the price a little. :{

--Dommy!

Oct 10, 2014
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Hollywood Farmers Mkt- Soft Shell Crab?

I think it was P. because our church does do a fish fry... but it's southern fish fry and only during lent. If you want really good fried southern fish year around, we like King's Louisiana on MLK and Denker.

Dunno about smoked turkey necks... just that our rescue dogs love them!

--Dommy!

Oct 09, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

Hollywood Farmers Mkt- Soft Shell Crab?

They are fish mongers... gotta fry it up at home.

--Dommy!

Oct 07, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

So, who's going to the Catfe?

It's free if you wait in line. The reservations are for fundraising so they can get a permanent location. Although you can go and see kittens at local shelters. They often require you to fill out an initial adoption application first.

--Dommy!

Oct 04, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

So, who's going to the Catfe?

I think it was Donald that had the cat....

--Dommy!

Oct 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

So, who's going to the Catfe?

Just like in Japan... It's more about relaxing time with the kitties... If you want a killer latte... Go to Blacktop...

Oct 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

So, who's going to the Catfe?

I don't understand the kerfufle! Afterall... Aren't we the home of the land where a mouse owns a dog?

--Dommy!

Lindy and Grundy Closed!

Us elitists bought meat before L&G... And being food oriented in our budget, of course we spoke to all providers... Even the nice guys at the Marina Ralphs who would KINDLY fresh grind me some sirloin or who would hold me some Turkey Wings for me to make broth for sick pups.

Kroger in fact continues to be one of the most profitable markets out there because they hold to their prices AND also offer many organic products including proteins.

A STEAK has always been an elitist item no matter what source (we haven't bought one in a good 4 months!), but unlike other luxury items which are carefully constructed and marketed, the philosophy driving this way of raising, processing and selling this product isn't to keep it a unique form. It's meant to offer a choice and hopefully further along the line... A change...

--Dommy!

Oct 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

So, who's going to the Catfe?

The cats are in their own isolated room far on the other side from the coffee bar. The people tending the cats don't touch the food.

--Dommy!

Oct 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

So, who's going to the Catfe?

The Arts District crowd is a little older than DTLA & Chinatown due to the prices. Consider it a virtue... Fewer USC students... ;)

Oct 03, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area
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So, who's going to the Catfe?

I think in a place like #DTLA. Pet ownership among young people is still rather low. They grew up with pets, but don't want to be tied down and the expense. This is also in partnership with a local animal rescue so it's really just an avenue in which they can highlight and hopefully adopt out highly social cats (yes there is such a thing).

Honestly I would go!!! But sadly am out of town most of the days. But I love cats. Am prevented from owning one and I've never gotten sick off an cat or dog in all my years owning pets or volunteering at shelters (gotten plenty colds off of kids however...)

--Dommy!

Oct 02, 2014
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Lindy and Grundy Closed!

Yep. You can always call and ask, just like Lindy and Grundy and McCalls. They have no problem letting you know what is available and for how much.

My only warning about Belcampo is that they don't hire enough people to man their butcher case during the weekends (They seem to be all hands on deck for the prepared side). So it can be a bit of a wait sometimes. They are aware.

--Dommy!

Oct 02, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Voting

Sumafavich!

But ULI has Beer Gelato people!!!!

--Dommy!

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Voting

Yep. Beer can chicken too!!

Best Po'Boy in L.A.

Look forward to hearing your thoughts!

--Dommy!

Sep 26, 2014
Dommy in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Voting

You could always get beer battered items... ;)

--Dommy!

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Voting

What! We talked about this! BEER!

--Dommy!

Sep 26, 2014
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Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

Their canned corn is the worst. I always find bits of cob and silk and stuff in it. I'm also not a fan of thieir canned chick peas... always have that icky skin floating around all other place...

--Dommy!

Sep 26, 2014
Dommy in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEY/NAY - September 2014 [OLD]

Yep. I massage it too. Still not a fan... but here is the article that first brought it all to attention...

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/mar/...

--Dommy!

Sep 25, 2014
Dommy in Chains
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