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Best Pizza SFV

once and that was plenty!

Jan 25, 2015
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A Passion 4 Cheesecake

yeah, Lulu, you should these people need support!

Jan 25, 2015
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Best Pizza SFV

Scary!

Jan 24, 2015
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A Passion 4 Cheesecake

maybe i should get paid...it was a real pleasure meeting an indie producer making a delicious product and succeeding in the sickening corp controlled world we live in!

Jan 22, 2015
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A Passion 4 Cheesecake

As I was driving down Pico, just west of SMC, I noticed a new cafe where a man named Rocco is crafting delicious home made cheesecake. Rocco's Cheesecake, open for 6 months, is quietly building a reputation for quality cheesecake. Rocco runs the show himself and that's how he likes it. He puts his love into these delicious cakes; and it shows. Stop on by, you'll dig it !

The Pastrami List 2014

thank you, lastZZ!!!!!!!

Jan 05, 2015
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The Pastrami List 2014

raised on Liebman's pastrami, corned beef, hard salami, hot dogs and fries & knishes!

Jan 05, 2015
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Central Coast: Full of Life Flatbread (Los Alamos), Basil Thai (Paso Robles), Kay's Orcutt Country Kitchen (Orcutt), Nautical Bean (San Luis Obispo), Old West Cinnamon Rolls (Pismo Beach)!

+1 on Basil Thai in Paso Robles...it was Xmas eve and, of course, this was the only restaurant open except for a very unappetizing Chinese buffet. Very nice surprise as i also was not expecting great Thai in Paso...very nice fried calamari(not at all greasy), and suddenly cant remember what else we ordered...i knew i shouldve taken fotos...oh well, this joint and an excellent taco lunch at Lorena's in King City were the dining highlights!

Dec 30, 2014
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French Macaroons - alternative to Bottega Louie?

tried a couple at Whole Foods...terrible texture...definite meh!

Dec 28, 2014
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Chicken Parm Hero (a la NYC)

My rec is Taste of Hoboken, the little brother to Matteo's on Westwood, north of Pico...guaranteed you'll dig it!

Dec 26, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

tailbackU, i ordered the chicken bbq as one of 3 pies tried, only as a courtesy because they were so positive about it...alll the crusts just plain sucked! now maybe compared to the other pizza options in Pas, its welcome but otherwise my screen name is well earned and I stand by my comment...Tomato Pie sucks! that grandma pie was also supposedly a highlight but it was lousy too...the crust particularly was thick and gummy...really shitty...and JeMange, yeah, as NY style you can call it "decent." id say thats not a strong endorsement.

Dec 25, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

TonyC, i completely agree with your GTFO Pas comment! otherwise, not so much..if im eating pizza there, its Settebello!

Dec 25, 2014
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A Week in King City

could be Melanie Wong, but im seriously grateful! i spent 2 days around Paso Robles and King City and i was amazed as soon as i turned up Broadway...i went into El Lugarcito first(i thiink you mentioned it) but they didnt have home made tortillas so they pointed me a few doors down to Lorena's...which was excellent...and there must be half a dozen restaurants within 3 blocks pretty amazing...thanks again...and merry merry happy happy to you
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Dec 25, 2014
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A Week in King City

Melanie Wong, thanks for steering me to downtown King City...id never been off the freeway stops in King City but i was in the area and tried Lorena's, just down the block from El Lugarcito...great carnitas tacos...homemade corn tortillas, perfect carnitas...tacos

Dec 24, 2014
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Tacos La Potranca in King City

just ate at Lorena's on Bway in King City...thank you Melanie Wong for steering me to Broadway...id never ventured into King City on the hundreds of trips between SF and SoCal...great carnitas tacos...handmade tortillas, pork had just a bit of crunch on the edges...ordered 2 then had to get 2 more...the small kind, $2.50 per...yum

SGV Chinese Top 10

why call it that if theres nary a trace of green? anyway, i wasnt thrilled by the consistency either...maybe too flaky, and nothing to really chew (which i like), though my memory may be getting cloudy...just remember not desiring to repeat the experience!

Dec 21, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

dont know of NY style but Settebello makes excellent Neapolitan style pizza! thats where i go on the rare times im out that way!

Dec 21, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

didnt suggest id ever eat Domino's...i hold my nose just passin by in a car! just sayin Tomato Pie barely rises above that..yuk! Pasadena's got several excellent alternatives to that crap!

Dec 21, 2014
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SGV Chinese Top 10

Wow, Chandavkl, im stunned...there was not a trace(ok, there was a trace) of scallion..wonder what im missing...maybe i was "whited..."

Dec 21, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

well, Domino's is serviceable, to some...personally, I'll pass on Tomato Pie! what a waste of a pizza oven!

Dec 21, 2014
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LA's Oldest Still-Thriving Restaurants

thanks for the phonetic spelling of Pacino's name!

Dec 20, 2014
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LA's Oldest Still-Thriving Restaurants

how do you spell...blechbarf!

Dec 20, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

Id still be waiting for good NY style pizza..it aint Tomato Pie...and they should be arrested for stealing the name of a beloved New Jersey pizza species! my god, they were mentioned as a 6th or 7th best pizzeria in the country by Alan Richman a few years back so, gullible optimist that i am, i went down there the next day and they told me their most popular pizza was the bbq chicken, w/ ranch dressing ,of course! can we spell G A R B A G E!

Dec 20, 2014
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Really good beef chow fun?

That video is mind-blowin! Wow! and talkin on the phone too, all in 3 minutes!

Dec 20, 2014
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Really good beef chow fun?

Now Im dying to have my all time favorite dish, chow fun w/black bean sauce but are all the Tasty Garden's recommended for this? and whats the Arcadia address? Help!

Dec 20, 2014
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SGV Chinese Top 10

Clarissa has Earthen's onion pancake on her list..it was the worst of 5 ive had on a recent crawl...Mama Lu's(maybe the best) Beijing Pie House(excellent) Tampa Garden(right up there though different, it kinda swirls), Malan(kinda heavy) Earthen(left to right minus Tampa Garden)

Dec 20, 2014
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Three New Chinese Restaurants in Hacienda Heights (Almost Side By Side)

My recent mini crawl to SGV's low point was Earthen, much to my disappointment and surprise since it received much positive response from the CH cognocenti...the onion pancake=the worst of all...so "light" it barely existed...not a trace of scallion...ok, a trace...and i took a flyer on a sauteed potato dish...seriously, this pile of shredded potato was raw...is that how its supposed to be served or did we get "whited?" i was amazed ...oy vey...never again! it was the only disappointment other than the disappearance of my fave Chinese noodle dish(little tubes or cheong, as i was told) from Sea Harbour's menu...

Dec 16, 2014
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Pizza at Grimaldi's

heard from a waitress at Grimaldi's...still maybe a year away...

Dec 14, 2014
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Pizza at Grimaldi's

Im quite shocked someone thought South End pizza "kind of sucked." Hmmm, Ive always had excellent pies there...

Dec 12, 2014
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Pizza at Grimaldi's

there was mention of Laguna

Dec 11, 2014
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