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Veggie options in Detroit and etc...

thanks all for the tips...some good looking ones

Aug 27, 2010
dendet in Great Lakes

Veggie options in Detroit and etc...

thanks sound great ...not sure about car yet..is pizza bobs still around?

Aug 24, 2010
dendet in Great Lakes

Veggie options in Detroit and etc...

Coming to Michigan area with 26 y.o. son to visit family late Sept. (23rd to 28th) Was last in town 3 years ago..staying with family in Farmington / Bloomfied area. Grew up in Detroit. Moved to Los Angeles in 1977. Looking for "must" go to locations that have veggie and or vegan options (fish is ok). Son eats meat or veggie..we are familar with all the "old" haunts..coneys, deli , franklin cider mill etc.. Since we live in LA ..mexican and most asian places are not necessary on our radar, Looking for frozen custard IS A MUST...

We our ending our Michigan stay in Ann Arbor for a day..any suggestions to fill a Tues. till 5:00 pm (when ride to airport gets off of work in Yispi )..movies would be ok too

thanks

Aug 24, 2010
dendet in Great Lakes

Are There ANY Good Italian Delis in the Valley?!

not in the valley but sorrento's in culver city deserve a shout out..they have their own ranch where they grow tomatoes etc. make their own sauce and peppers...just smell great when you go in...great affordable sandwiches too

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Sorrento Italian Market
5518 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230

Nov 03, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Best challah and rugallah in the East Valley

ditto on western bagel rugallah..i get mine at the wla branch on santa monica..and they have the choc. chip ones..the other day i was at a event where people were praising ralphs version of them that some one brought and they were out right terrible

Sep 21, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Monte Alban Re-Opens

For all their fans..they have big" we are re-open" signs all over...enjoy...

Sep 16, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Top 10 Fave French Fries in L.A.

speaking of fast food fries..el pollo loco are surprising good...

Sep 15, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

tamales that travel?empanadas to enjoy elsewhere?

sorry i had trouble attaching links..here they are

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Tito's Tacos
11222 Washington Pl, Culver City, CA 90230

Gallegos Mexican Deli
12470 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Sep 15, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

tamales that travel?empanadas to enjoy elsewhere?

on the westside.. gallegos has great tamales and they pack well to go..they freeze well.
also near by on sawtelle and venice is the empanadas place..3811 sawtelle, los angeles, ca 90066..also can be packed to go..and while you are in the 'hood..you might want snag some tito's tacos chips and salsa to go..always a hit..have fun

Sep 15, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

taste of santa monica 09

just got back from my first taste of santa monica at the s.m pier.....actually kind of waddle home.. had a great time..I had no intention of going untill a friend at my sunday service offered me a vip wrist band good for entrance and unlimited tasting..of course i jumped at it ..football can wait..beautiful day on the beach

as in any of these events or buffets..you have to pace yourself and the first tastes are always the best...my faves : beachcomber cafe - crab cakes, ahi tuna tacos
chart house - coconut shrimp, ahi nachos
i cugini - chilled mussels
ocean ave. seafood - bass scallop ceviche
wokcano - chopped spicy tuna
enterprise fish co. - old school shrimp cocktail
swingers - cupcakes
caffe bellagio - hazelnut gelato

my misses bubba gump - fried shrimp & hush puppies
el cholo - green corn tamale

add some wine and several other tastes and gluttony be thy name..

met two top chefs..c.j , who is at the yard and stefan , last season runnerup..who now has stefan's at l.a . farm.. both were nice...

today marks the first and only time(i hope) that I turned a hot fudge brownie sundae from ruby's

fun time ...will be walkng to san diego to get calories off....

Sep 13, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

culver city restaurant rec?

i always had a great meal at ford's filling station...expensive though

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Ford's Filling Station
9531 Culver Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90232

Sep 10, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Where do you go to for INEXPENSIVE, good, tasty fish?

The Fish Grill is good..they have 4 locations ..the prices are around 9-11 bucks depending on the fish..they now have fish tacos (who doesn't)..the one I go to is on Wilshire just east of Bundy in WLA. They just open one in Malibu and the other ones are in the Beverly /Fairfax area..not super fancy but good fish, good pricing. The place is strictly kosher..so they close around 2:30 on Fridays and do not reopen to Sunday. The website is www.fishgrill.com

Sep 08, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Stefan's at L.A. Farm

just read the times review on last season top chef runner up chef stefan make over of the old l.a. farm on olympic and stewart and was wondering if anyone tried it yet...being a veggie the review did not strike my fancy..sweetbread, cheeks..etc..but i am sure i could find something..just curious

Sep 07, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Best onion rings in LA...who's got them?

good stuff fried mushrooms are great also..so are the onion rings...i love tony roma's ring loaf with bbq sauce. greasy indulgence. .although they are getting harder to find

Sep 07, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

desserts---what is your favorite dessert around los angeles?!

the cream puffs are addictive...the tarts are always a hit went i bring one to family dinners when you are told to bring a dessert..also ditto to wienermobile rec for stans..great diet breakers...and i like to give a shout out to canter's for their 7 layer cake...

Sep 07, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Best Pho in the Westside?

they recently open a pho place in culver city ..I think its called pho sho ..it is on sepulveda just west of culver..right at the light on sepulveda and lindblade..next to the big 5..i know diddly about pho..but my 25 y.o. son went saturday and liked it ..but then again he is a pho newbie..

Aug 31, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Best Veggie Burger?

it is their own..

Aug 21, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Best Veggie Burger?

I really like the veggie burgers at Good Stuff on Olympic near Bundy...I get with it grilled onions.. and I love the fried mushrooms.. when i moved out here in 1977 ..i used to love the veggie and nut burgers from the Old World Restaurant on Sunset but alas it is just a frond memory, When gardenburgers first came out I thought they were good but so many restaurants cop out and just serve them instead of making a fresh one and gardenburgers are kind of gross when all said and done.
The other day I tried the Samosa House version of a veggie burger..(I can't remember the proper name) I like it ..very different ..spicy...

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Good Stuff Burgers
11903 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Aug 20, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Favorite hangover foods (or restaurants)?

hot and sour soup from a chinese restaurant always helps me...

Aug 17, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Vegan meal between LAX and Valley

I took an out town guest to LA Vegan and everyone loved it...it is not fancy but the food is good and so was the service..not expensive at all

Aug 11, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Where To Find "California Earthquake Potato Chips"

smart & final -99 cents..just finish a bag..they have all the flavors separate also..my smart & final had a big display of them near the check out

Aug 11, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's on Olympic in WLA?

oops I meant palms...my bad

Aug 11, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Fire at Monte Alban Shopping Center on Santa Monica Blvd WLA

I woke up around 5 this am to a horrible burning smell coming into the apt.. shortly afterwards the sirens wailed..the fire I heard started in the Persian restaurant next to Monte Alban and spreaded..not sure what damage was done to any of the places in the center but it been pretty busy there all day..all the places were close...I know that Monte Alban has a big fan base on chowhound so I thought I give you the heads up..

Aug 11, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's on Olympic in WLA?

I doubt that Ralphs (Krogers) will lower ther prices much to compete with TJ. I am looking forward to it. I walked by it today and the sign on the door said that the tenative date is 8-21. Peeking in and the store was pretty well stocked...I guess Walgreens is opening on the other side of them but they looked they just started building... I like the one on Sepulveda & National but walking distance the new Olympic one will be the closest to me ,,now the closest is the SM one.. and need I say more...Its all in the timing when you shop at any of them.. I am glad they are all over the westside ..each store has it own personailty

Aug 11, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

What L.A. restaurants have caffeine-free Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi on tap?

you got to wonder why more places do not offer it or at least diet sprite

Aug 03, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Everyday lunch for every day in Santa Monica

theres alot of places around there but not all fits the 6.50 range..my son works around there also and i meet him for lunch usually once a week or so and after awhile it all gets tiring..
swingers is good but on the high side of prices (& cals)..bay cities is great but can be a long wait..i think you can order online...i know my son also hits the Pavillions across from bay cities for a sandwich.etc.the santa monica library on 6th and santa monica blvd..has a cafe inside and a real nice courtyard to eat it in. sometimes i will stop and bring something from another place and eat in the courtyard..I have never tried anything more than coffee but the menu looks good..around 6-7 range..salads and such..good luck

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Swingers
802 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Jul 30, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Any must-try restaurants for UCLA visit?

Some places in the village that will be places your son would be going to once you are gone,all walking distance from hotel...prices and ambience are on the lower side of the scale compare to other places mentioned, falafel king is great place for lunch..great homemade chips..its down the street from diddy riese..stans donuts in the village has great stuff. The Stand is a good place for dogs and burgers, San Sai has good 'fast food" sushi and Japanese grill.food. (not sawtelle sushi but no cab involved..good lunch) my son and his friends like BJ's for pizza and their own brew...have fun GO BRUINS

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The Stand
1116 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Jul 28, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Before Angels Game

thanks that might work..i think i been there before..the fact that it is a brewery might account for why i don't remember

Jul 28, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Before Angels Game

thanks..i will pass on the info..years ago we did the disney/anaheim 3 day trip and we went to a place that was around the stadium and they were noted for their gluttons delight portions...i think they have been there for years..do you know what i am talking about..they had eclairs the size of small babies..family name maybe???

Jul 28, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Before Angels Game

I looked at old threads but they were like five years old...any recs for a group of 6 guys prior to the game...easy in..easy out? drinks..anything besides hooters type places?..(providing we get down there in time) .thanks.. ..

Jul 26, 2009
dendet in Los Angeles Area