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San Fran Food

That's good to know, because I'll be up the first week in August, and live crabs are one thing I also seek!

I went to Brisbane last year - loved it, and loved the nice people. Enjoy your trip to Cali, bris.


I work down the street from the Dal Rae, so I can't say I get there whenever I'm in the area, but it is definitely "old school", with very good quality food.

Dal Rae
9023 E. Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Best soy milk?

I like Trader Joe's brand. I use the light version for protein shakes and cereal, and the regular one for drinking and it tastes very good. I used to enjoy the 8th Continent version over Silk, but I prefer TJs to both of the others.

How often do you drink at lunch during the work week?

Paul, What industry do you work in? I live in LA also and now work at a corporate office of a MFG firm, and nobody drinks here during lunch - ever. Prior to this job I worked in downtown at a couple of banks, and most people did drink during lunch, particularly the older employees. So I think it depends on the industry.

What are you eating RIGHT NOW?

Caffeine free diet pepsi and cheddar cheese flavored "quakes" rice cakes:) My new two day in a row afternoon snack.

Santa Anita Food Truck Festival April 2, 2011

I almost didn't venture out there again this time, but was promised that we'd get there early and leave soon after. It's nice to see a business adjust their plans due to customer feedback so quickly.

Santa Anita Food Truck Festival April 2, 2011

Tried it again, and boy did they really learn from the disaster the first time around. It was such a great day, a lot more trucks, a lot less lines, everything was spread out over the entire infield, lots of places to buy drinks, place bets, sit, find a bathroom, etc. Everything that was wrong with the first go around was corrected this time. We were only there a couple of hours and managed to try food from five trucks. We had a couple of good Indian Fry Bread taco slides from Auntie's Fry Bread, a gyro and loukoumades from Louk's (so-so), a wonderful bratwurst from the Germany's Famous Bratwurst truck, really good papa rellenos and croquettas from No Jodas, and pork tacos and green chile tomale from the Borders Grill truck. I managed to get to the Borders Grill truck at the last outing and absolutely fell in love with those items, so that was the one truck I wanted to hit up again.
The only trucks with a lines that were outrageous even at an early hour were the Grilled Cheese truck and the Lobsta truck. Those two trucks had the biggest lines at the last event as was well, only by 1pm the last go around ALL of the trucks had 2 or more hour waits.

Trader Joe's Yea/Nay thread - 1st quarter 2011 [old]

Yes, I love the reduced guilt mac and cheese, I eat about two of them each week with some frozen peas mixed in. The reduced guilt filet of sole was decent, but nothing to write home about. I picked up some reduced guilt cioppino, but have yet to try it.

I also love their soy milk.

Mar 30, 2011
stopurmakingmehungry in Chains

Disney Update?

Yes, we split the delicious grease bomb, too. We usually do a corn dog and popcorn before leaving for the day (local annual pass holders). I've heard the chimichangas are good, too. No doubt another "grease bomb", but it's not like you go there everyday.

Disney Update?

The corn dogs at Award Wieners in DCA are good, and identical to the ones inside of Disneyland.

Disneyland Dining: The Mediocrest Place on Earth

Award Wieners in Calif Adventure - Hollywood Backlot area is now serving corn dogs. The corn dog was just like the ones served on Main Street in Disneyland, not the hot link variety.

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

Agree with the Tony's rec - it's wonderful. I get the stuffed sausage, garlic and mushrooms. I usually do pepperoni, but you miss the charring with a stuffed pizza, and the flavor suffers.

For good New England style clam chowder, try the Original Fish Company in Los Alamitos, CA.

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

Second that emotion! We hit up all of the native American festivals - one at CSULB, another in oldtown Pomona to name a couple.

Best Breakfast Burritos

Yes, Nick's is pretty great for breakfast burritos.

Best Breakfast Burritos

I don't recall exactly where that one is located - they are a mini chain with 3-4 locations, if memory serves. I go to the one off the five in the Downey/Pico Rivera border. The pork sauce is delicious - they don't give you a choice for the bb. They put that sauce on their rice and even their nachos; I think it's their thing. Glad to hear you're open to trying it again.

Best Breakfast Burritos

Pepe's breakfast burrito come with a choice of bacon or sausage - included. It justed to come with bacon automatically, and now they give you a choice. For me, the bacon is the winner. I always order it without eggs, so I don't know about the egg ratio. However, their breakfast burrito doesn't come with pico de gallo. It comes with this amazing, warm "pork" sauce. Maybe you're thinking of another place?

What discontinued products do you miss?

Loved Lemon Coolers! If I had a box here and now, I'd do it again:) I remember sucking off the powered sugar from them before biting into the cookie part.

I also liked those flat date/fig cookies that were three or four long planks in a skinny package. I can't remember the name, but they were good. You'd have to break them apart, or be "forced" to eat the whole plank in a single session. I had some in Australia last year, but for some reason we don't have them in the US.

Fried pickles (spears) and fried pies

Lucille's are pretty tasty - served with an a nice mayo-based dipping sauce.

Do you have a favorite I'm-alone-now-so-nobody-will-know favorite dish?

OMG I thought I was the only one that will go to town on the fresh shellfish alone with the whole lemon and butter thing. Be careful of the smell.. if you get caught, just say you had some canned tuna. As the cook of the house, you do deserve to spoil yourself sometimes.

Do you have a favorite I'm-alone-now-so-nobody-will-know favorite dish?

Hhmm, guilty of that one, too. Only discovered them a few years ago on a trip back east.

Do you have a favorite I'm-alone-now-so-nobody-will-know favorite dish?

Oh I remember having those as a kid...they are pretty terrible. Shame, shame, someone should haved called CPS on my mom.

best soft drink ever

I'll jump on the Aspen bandwagon -it was the best soda EVER! I do want to try Ting now thanks to this thread.

What discontinued products do you miss?

Mmm, tastycakes butterscotch krimpets. No those aren't discontinued that I know of, just saw your name and had to drool a bit.

I have been wondering what became of the brach's bulk bins myself. I loved the cinnamon candies and this gooey, candy apple red hard candy with gum inside. I know they still must sell the cinnamon candies because I see them at a business I frequent, but I haven't seen them in the stores. Does anybody know where to find them?

"gourmet" foods you liked as a kid

I loved kipper snacks on crackers, too.

My suggestions+request for new/funky in the West Inland Empire? Covina, San Dimas, Claremont, Upland, Pomona, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Chino etc.?

Adding Donahoo's Golden Chicken on Garey Avenue in Pomona for delicious friend chicken. Also agreeing that Flappy Jack's breakfast is delish; I like the skillets w/ a side of pancakes - yum.

Thanks for the Darvish recommend, I've been craving some persian food with that amazing saffron rice.

Donahoo's Golden Chicken
1074 N Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91767

Darvish Restaurant
946 W Foothill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711

Chilaquiles at Pepy's Galley in Mar Vista

I love the red and green chilaquilles at La Casita in Bell. They aren't as hearty as some, but the flavor is remarkable.

What discontinued products do you miss?

I miss Laura Schudder's BBQ potato chips - used to love them as a kid. Also miss KFC's BBQ chicken was so damn good - way back many moons ago.

What discontinued products do you miss?

Golden Fruit was amazing. I was in Australia earlier this year, and Arnott's had a similar biscuit called "full o fruit". I brought back several packages of them along with their "nice" biscuits, but they have all been devoured by now. I guess I'll have to go back and get some more to share with the nostalic chowers.

What discontinued products do you miss?

Yes, Aspen soda was the best!!!

Most Overrated Dishes

IDK, I like a good ropa vieja and Cuban sandwich. Around here the bread is pretty damn good on the sandwich, but yeah it's not something I have to eat even within say a 12 month period.

What I don't get is all the hype for red velvet cakes and cupcakes. I get the appeal of the cream cheese frosting, but I don't think the cake itself has any flavor.