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Portos Valencia

I think i was misinformed...
http://www.signalscv.com/section/24/a...

I will attempt to withdraw this post. I apologize to the board.

Cayucos, Avila Bay

I like to try new things and any kind of food is fine. Trying to keep it under $35.00 pp for dinner and $20 for lunch. Breakfast is often at Karla's County Kitchen in Morro Bay which is dog friendly and has good food. Is it worth driving to Linn's on Santa Rosa Creek Rd? I haven't been there in years but do enjoy the goods for sure and the location is so peaceful. Thanks for the recs guys!

1 day ago
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Portos Valencia

I just hope they offer the same items as Burbank which Glendale does not.

Sep 28, 2014
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Portos Valencia

Did you all know that Portos is opening up where the Elephant Bar was on Mc Bean Pkwy?

Sep 28, 2014
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Cayucos, Avila Bay

Going to a family event in the area next month. Need rec's please. I will probably do Guiseppes in Pismo one night and I must try Taco Temple which has been closed or too busy on my past trips north. Anything else I can add? Any suggestions on dog friendly places in general would also be appreciated. TIA!

Sep 27, 2014
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I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

The chain restaurant Yoshinoya. I went in there and found a good healthy inexpensive Tilapia plate for about $8.00.

Sep 22, 2014
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Stoned oven pizza

Never back in...

Stoned oven pizza

Yup. It's almost standard issue nowadays. Welcome to freedom. I think that when California gets legal we will need a whole new board added.

Sep 19, 2014
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Stoned oven pizza

I doubt they deliver my way...This reminds me of a place called Ganja Gourmet in Denver, who at one time they served it in their dispensary. Now that the situation had changed in Colorado legalizing marijuana maybe it's back on the menu.

Sep 18, 2014
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New Belwood Bakery Cafe in Northridge

I went by last thursday at 3pm. I bought a beignet,apple turnover, chocolate croissant and a multi-grain roll. The beignet was dried out and very plain, the croissant was too plus it had very little chocolate inside. The bread was just ok but again at $1.50 per roll for just ok isn't ok. The apple turnover was excellent, very flakey and not too sweet. If I go again I will go earlier in the day when the selection may be better and the goods may be fresher.

Aug 31, 2014
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New Belwood Bakery Cafe in Northridge

Northridge is open, I just called. Thanks for the great rec. This is so close to me. Too bad I am on a diet now but my wife will enjoy the bakery.
http://www.belwoodbakerycafe.com/

8735 Tampa Ave.
Northridge, CA 91324
(747) 202-0145

Aug 27, 2014
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Camarillo Food Truck Fest

This article was in todays Ventura County Star and I thought I would pass it along. Apparently there have recently been several food truck events in Ventura County that have been extremely successful.

http://www.vcstar.com/entertainment/e...

"The Throwback Thursdays Food Truck Fest from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday will include appearances by local trucks Scratch, Kona Ice, Sweet Arleen’s and The Underground Gourmet Food Truck.

Also participating will be Cousins Maine Lobster, The Grilled Cheese Truck, Steamy Bun Truck and Tokyo Doggie Style, a Los Angeles-based truck that specializes in grilled-meat rice bowls, lychee lemonade and milk teas with boba."

Aug 27, 2014
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Label's Table: Big Price Increase

BTW-Is everyone aware that the Valley location has closed? I heard this from a manager at Country Deli in Chatsworth today.

Aug 13, 2014
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Chili coming up again

Jinky's offers at least six varieties daily and they are great. Some people say it is based on recipes from Chili My Soul.

http://www.jinkys.com/p/East-Indian-C...

Aug 06, 2014
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Active Culture in San Clemente

OMG. The wife was in the area and brought me back a (Whole Bowl) bowl of yummyness! Are there places in the SFV or (maybe) Ventura County like that. I have zero knowledge of vegan and and vegetarian places other than Follow Your Heart in Reseda.

http://activeculturecafe.com/

Jul 13, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

What happened to Christa? I met her at FAB HOT DOG a while back.

Jul 13, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

All the people I follow have been mentioned but I have to say that I miss Das Ubergeek, a phenominal Chowhounder. He was the first person who made me stand up and take notice of this board and what it had to offer.

Does TJ's Go TOO Far To Please Customers?

I agree with you 100% but this is a sign of the times IMO. Busineses seem to be doing things like this all the time to keep customers. I had a similar experience with APPLE recently where I called to ask a simple question about a $30.00 item I bought and they ended up giving it to me. It was really just a question. I dont get it.

Jun 30, 2014
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Looking for Suran (elephant's foot) yam near Encino, Sherman Oaks

You may find it at 99 Ranch at Victory and Sepulveda or call India Sweets in Northridge and see if they have know where to find it. 818-407-0589.

Jun 29, 2014
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Custom Melt Moorpark

Althought CM has been mentioned on this board a few times I have not seen an actual review. After eating there yesterday I thought this would be a good time. The bottom line is I really enjoyed myself, had some good food and met nice people who care about the bussines they work at and own.

There was a lot to choose from in the way of melts, sandwiches and salads but I chose to order the applewood bacon melt and parm fries. The melt came on a wonderful fresh ciabatta roll and was fantastic but I was not prepared for how rich it was. That's a lot of cheese on that sammy. The fries are great but I discovered that you don't really need them because they give you a bottomless basket of thick homemade fresh potato chips with melted cheese on the side as soon as you order and sit down. I can't recall better chips ever. They have beer on tap and even sell many bottled beers I have not seen before. I was very impressed that I saw a guy bring in two briskets from the smoker outside. Next time I will try the brisket melt. Everyone at this place was kind and helpful, even the owner a softspoken caring gentlemen so I will back supporting the folks in my area. If you are in the area, maybe taking the backroads out to the beach etc consider stopping at Custom Melt.

BTW they have a sister pizza joint next door (Custom Pies) that I have not yet tried.

http://www.custommelt.com/

Jun 19, 2014
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Sams Flaming Grill

Thanks HM. It seems we are beng bombarded with all sorts of kabob places now and so many of them suck but at least some don't suck at all (Panini Cafe). I dont know how this place will survive in Moorpark.

Jun 12, 2014
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Sams Flaming Grill

They are advertising a new store in Moorpark at the end of the month. Has anyone been to any of the other locations in LA or Santa Clarita?
Thanks.

http://samsflaminggrill.com/

Jun 11, 2014
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appliance shopping - los angeles area

I have recently dealt with both WAADT and Warehouse Discount Center and both had great prices and choices. Pay attention to installation costs and warranties if you are buying one. Thats where things added up fast and made a difference in botom line cost.

Jun 07, 2014
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Jarred bread and butter pickles anyone?

X2 for Bubbies.

Jun 04, 2014
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A&W Seafood Granada Hills

Thanks.

Jun 02, 2014
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A&W Seafood Granada Hills

Has anyone made a recent visit here? There are few reviews on this location on the board.

Another question, they list the cost of many fresh lobster dishes as "seasonal price." About how much is that going to run me?

16906 San Fernando Mission Blvd
Granada Hills, (818) 368-9757
http://awbbqseafoodrestaurant.com/

Jun 01, 2014
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Deli News/Brents and Chatsworth Deli

Through sheer coincidence, good timing, keen observation skills and shmoozing skills provided to me by my ancestors I discovered that Brent's made a bid for the old RED ROBIN location in Calabassas and LOST THE BID to the LOVI family that owns Chatsworth Deli and Pickles Deli in Newbury Park . The new deli will be called LOVI DELI and it will have alcohol. I have no idea when it will open but they already have a new GM working very hard in the restaurants. I am shocked because I always thought the Peskin family that own Brent's had tremendous resources to outbid someone who is much smaller thus had less resources. No matter what the cost was you could bet the new deli would have done very well.

May 18, 2014
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Tommy's Burgers - Pickles

Yes I saw them being made at A-1 last summer. The aroma of Tommy's pickles is unmistakable. Word has it that A-1 makes over 90% of the pickles served around town. My five gallon container of half sours was $25.00. My old post about the trip is here.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9190...

May 17, 2014
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SF Valley/West Hills

Adding two more-California Chicken Cafe and Panini Cafe.

At Panini you must check out the kabobs and look for the take out deal with four kabobs, boatload of rice or bulgar wheat and a boatload of salad for $30.00.

CCC is great rotiserie chicken with wonderful sides like roasted potatoes, broccoli salad, squash and chicken salad.

May 16, 2014
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SF Valley/West Hills

Emles at 9250 Reseda Blvd. Great inexpensive food from breakfast through dinner with a sort of mideastern flair.

Mandarin Deli at 9305 Reseda Blvd for dumplings and noodles.

A&W Seafood for Dim Sum at 9306 Reseda Blvd

Northridge Fish and Chips 10336 Reseda Blvd

Falafelicious 19500 Plummer on the outskirts of the Northridge mall next to Starbucks and Western Bagel. stay way from the bagels at this location-they dont bake all day long unlike some of the other locations (like 20516 Devonshire).

India Sweets and Spices 18110 Parthenia for Indian foods.

2nd rec for Brent's Deli-one of the best delis in the USA bar none. Try the black pastrami reuben. Try to go at an off hour and not at prime time so to speak.