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Buying Wild, good quality, Seafood? Los Angeles? Farmers Markets? Tips?

I didn't know they were selling today. I got an email saying they will be open next weekend 4/25 and 4/26. BTW, they are coming in with FRESH FISH this trip.
I am finally going!!!

Here is part of that email.

Weekend of April 25-26, 2015
The selection includes:
Fresh Sashimi Grade Ahi Tuna, whole or filleted
Fresh Opah
Fresh Mahi Mahi
Fresh Wahoo
Smoked Ahi Tuna Belly and Smoked Ahi Pate

If you purchase whole fish we fillet for free while you wait. And while you wait, enjoy the entertainment provided by our crew as they perform the filet process right on the deck of The Ventura II. Then ask our helpful staff for cooking suggestions -- we love to talk recipes and have several favorites printed for you to take home to perform your very own fish concerto.

When: Saturday, April 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
When: Sunday, April 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Ventura Harbor Fishing Pier, Spinnaker Drive, Ventura, California

Just follow the TUNA signs
We are the Ventura Fish Company, and if you have never joined us for a Saturday/Sunday fresh fish market you are missing out on a unique experience. An experience even better shared with friends and family. Make it a point. Make it a date. We offer a fresh product that cannot be found anywhere else in California. That’s right, nowhere else in California. Right here in Ventura Harbor, accompanied by the actual crew that caught it, we sell our long-line fresh Ahi Tuna, Opah, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo and other seasonal fish right off our boat the Ventura II direct to you.
Please note the line for whole fish is to the left, closest to the dock edge, while the line for filets is to the right, closest to the tents.
Both Cash and Credit Card Accepted.
Venturafishcompany.com
Questions? Email: venturafishcompany@gmail.com
Keep in touch with us on Facebook.

about 9 hours ago
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Vinegar in cooking potatoes

Thanks everyone once again. I aim to perfect my recipe for home fries. This place makes the best.

Apr 15, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Home Cooking

Vinegar in cooking potatoes

Thanks.

Apr 15, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Home Cooking

Vinegar in cooking potatoes

Does vinegar generally have a purpose in making potato recipes such as home fries? My favorite breakfast place makes killer home fries and today I noticed that they may be adding vinegar, I am guessing in the prep before they go on the flat top. I am always trying to learn how to do better with my cooking at home so I am trying to figure out what they may be doing.

Apr 14, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Home Cooking

What's your favorite food blog?

Great topic. Thanks for sharing this fantastic information.

Apr 08, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Food Media & News

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Egg rolls and hot dogs with a snap.

Chowhound blamed for killing Breed St. Market

Mr T. I don't recall every post on this board but I thought it was Das Ubergeek that wrote about this primarily.

I hope Portland is working out in all areas for you and the family, especially in the CH area....You are missed!!!

For those wondering, Das is a longtime highly respected member of this board (probably my CH idol of sorts) who has such knowledge and writes oh so well. He set the bar way high IMO. He appears occasionally on the board now.

Mar 26, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Need help recalling restaurant (1978 photo).

I thought is was a smorgasbord on Lankershim in North Hollywood. If I am right then I ate there in 1978.

Mar 13, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Corned beef prices in LA

Adding in to my own post..It was Albertsons that had the flats at $5.00. I will be shopping for both St Patricks Day and Passover tomorrow.

Mar 11, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Corned beef prices in LA

What about flats? I saw an ad for $5.00 a pound of one of the major stores (whose ad I cant find right now) and I am sure that is about $1.50 more than last year. Points have too much fat, rounds were too lean in the past years.

Mar 11, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Eating Guinew Fowl

Maybe the Texas board could be of help to you.
http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/5

Mar 09, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Texas

Ode to The Godmother

Man you keep pictures of the best stuff. First the Black Pastrami Reuben and now this. :)

Falafel in West Valley

I too have tried them and they are ok but not anything to write home about. That whole corridor of Reseda Blvd has a lot going on. It's kinda cool for a Simi guy with no decent food to eat out here.

Mar 09, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Falafel in West Valley

The name is the same but the logo is different if that makes any difference. I would not be surprised if the place in Northridge merged with another group. Thanks everyone for the input.

Mar 09, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Falafel in West Valley

I myself had no idea. Thanks.

Mar 07, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Falafel in West Valley

Not that Falafelicious is closed where do I go for a falafel in Reseda Northridge or Chatsworth?

Mar 07, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Driving from LA to SF on 101, where to stop?

For breakfast try Kays Country Kitchen in Orcutt. The town is akin to Mayberry RFD IMO.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/991196

Feb 26, 2015
SIMIHOUND in California

Kosher wine at Whole Foods Market

I get my Bartenura Moscato at decent discounts every RH and Pesach for the last six years or more at Ralphs/Kroger here in So Cal.

Feb 25, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Kosher

Pita Bread

Some of the Jewish bakeries are selling fresh UNIVERSAL pita and IMO it is the best. It is delivered every day.

Feb 25, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Haggen Stores Yea or Nay

Thanks for the info everyone. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out with the folks in California. Happy Chowhounding everyone!

Feb 21, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Pacific Northwest

Haggen Stores Yea or Nay

Hi Portland Board, I am a So-cal CH and was wondering if you could give me hand. In my area they are shutting down a few Vons and Albertsons and converting them to Haggen in the next six months. I am wondering how you like Haggen? How are prices, quality and selection? TIA!

Feb 20, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Pacific Northwest

Newbie questions about chicken stock (possibly dumb)

There are no dumb questions. You have to learn somehow and I would guess that's why someone invented this board and we are here as members and contributors. If people are selfish and wont share their information then I say the heck with them. The only thing that is (dumb) or rather what irritates folks on the board is not doing searches for question that you have, especially something rather obvious. Once you have made the effort or if you need clarification on something you have read then your questions are fine. AND remember to pay it forward!!!

Feb 15, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Home Cooking

Best Bagels in SFV or Conejo Valley?

Western Bagel is going to be your best bet. There is a location in Burbank which is 2.5 miles from the airport. If you are going back later in the day make sure the store you go to bakes all day so you can get the freshest bagels. Some stores don't bake, they sell bagels baked in Van Nuys at the main location.

May I suggest that you stop for Jewish style bakery goods at Beas Bakery in Tarzana right off the freeway. www.beasbakery.com/ website has problems right now
18450 Clark St (off Reseda Blvd)(818) 344-0100

Storing butter outside of fridge

I started this thread. I had no idea this would go as far as it did. Recently I wrote Americas Test Kitchen and asked them this question. I don't agree that the butter will keep for 2 1/2 weeks btw. Here is their reply.
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If storing butter on the counter works for your friends, that's great! However, at the Test Kitchen, we recommend storing butter in the back of the fridge where it’s coldest (not in the small door compartment). Butter stored in this way will keep for 2 ½ weeks. In tests we’ve found that any longer and it can turn rancid as its fatty acids oxidize. For longer storage (up to four months), move it to the freezer. Also, since butter quickly picks up odors and flavors, we like to slip the sticks into a zipper-lock bag.

Feb 13, 2015
SIMIHOUND in General Topics

Family friendly in burbank area

X'2 on Portos-it's a very unusual delicious place with very low prices too.
http://www.portosbakery.com/

Just in case you decide to stop in Glendale for some reason...Don't. I much prefer the Burbank location to Glendale. More variety and parking.

My favorites there are cheese and guava cheese rolls and chocolate croissants which are to DIE FOR!!! For lunch I like the Cubano sandwich and a side of chicken salad which is pretty great as well.

Feb 11, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

All the best Mr T. You have been an inspiration. PEACE AND GOOD HEALTH....

Feb 11, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

The Beginner’s Field Guide to Dim Sum

Excellent article that I will absolutely use. Thanks for passing it along.

Feb 09, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Food Media & News

Gourmet Soup Kitchen West Hills

I cant edit my previous post so I am posting my reply back to her.
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I have the same values as yourself. I support small business too and as a rule do not support chain restaurants that don’t care what they add to the food they serve.

My wife was there yesterday and based on the story expected something that was not. Per the owner they are not a restaurant so why was a story done on them as such? There is no seating and again per the owner the story was set up and shown as having seating? They said the story was specifically created that way despite their objections. The owner is sad (their words) that customers came in yesterday and expected something they could not deliver based on the story done by Chris and yourself. The soup is great no doubt but the point is that it appears the story wasn’t truthful. I count on you and the team for accuracy no matter what the topic is. Chris has already emailed me apologizing and giving some fault to the producer of the story for inaccuracies in the story. What I think you need to understand that while you tried to do a great thing by showing support for Soup Kitchen you left behind upset viewers and a sad owner that now has to deal with the inaccuracies.

FYI-This issue has become public on the LA Board of CHOWHOUNDS, a worldwide board about food and related topics. I posted about the news story itself on Sunday. Subsequently I posted the inaccuracies in the story as well as the apology from Chris. I will include your response to be fair to all parties.

Feb 03, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Gourmet Soup Kitchen West Hills

I just got a reply to my email from Megan Henderson of KTLA Morning News who was a part of this report. Here it is.
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I'm sorry for your disappointment. That was never my (or Chris') intention. As his report stated, I first discovered the Soup Kitchen's lovely soup at the Larchmont Farmer's Market. I buy it there every weekend. I love nothing more than to support quality local businesses that don't have the financial ability to get the word out about their wonderful products.

The Soup Kitchen has been in business for 12 plus years with no advertising or website. I later came to learn that it is run by two kind, humble people out of one of the cleanest kitchens I have ever seen. Yes, they freeze their product - but it is all natural, extremely healthy, well priced and they make their soups daily. I am sorry if that may not have been clear to you in the report.

I stand-by our decision to highlight this wonderful business and the lovely people who run it. They deserve all of the new customers they will hopefully get as a result of our story. I hope that you will give their soups a try yourself. You won't be disappointed.

Feb 03, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area

Gourmet Soup Kitchen West Hills

Check it out guys and gals. False information abounds from KTLA Channel 5 Burrous Bites news report on Sunday and TWO reporters from KTLA did this together. (reporter Megan Henderson made the recommendation to Chris Burrous so they both were in the story together)

My wife went by at 4pm today on her lunch break expecting to get food. She works a very physical demanding job and was starved. The bottom line is that place is NOT A RESTAURANT as shown on the news report. It is takeout and frozen takeout at that. There is no counter nor is there a stitch of seating to be found anyplace. There is some soup to taste and that is even limited, especially now after the news report and the crowds coming in. There is no way to call this place up because they dont take calls, only emails. Per the owner he is upset because everyone is coming in expecting something other than what he has set up. He stated that they set up the report to look like they have seating when they dont. I dont like intentional innacurate reporting nor do I ever want my wife to take my suggestions I get from others and have them SUCK HORRIBLY.

Yes I got soup despite all because my wife brought it home. I got the Thai Peanut Soup which was really tasty and other soups which are in my FREEZER right now instead of my stomach. My love for the food is simply hinderd by the fact that I was duped. I have written the reporters and management at KTLA to be sure.

ADDL-I just got an email from Chris Burrous. Here it is. Too bad he didnt address the seating issue.
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Thank you for watching and writing.
I am sorry, you are right, I did not realize that a line was removed from the story that made it clear it was frozen to go, only. As for the hours, a producer typed those in from what's on yelp. It's the first time I have not done it myself.
Clearly I dropped the ball on this today.Thank you for reminding me and I hope you will grant me another chance.

Feb 02, 2015
SIMIHOUND in Los Angeles Area