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Help with the in-laws

Great advice!

Jan 20, 2010
sarrae in Not About Food

Help with roasting a chicken for the first time

Made blasted chicken on Monday night--I heard it from Melinda Lee (radio show here in LA) and she said 45 min for a 2.5 lb. bird. So I added 10 minutes per pound (5.5 lbs=1 hour 15 min) and it was PERFECT. I didn't even salt and pepper the bird and it was really good, the juciest bird I'd ever had.

Jan 13, 2010
sarrae in Home Cooking

Need suggestions for a weekend in Portland

Awesome--thanks so much to both of you! :)

Jan 08, 2010
sarrae in Metro Portland

Need suggestions for a weekend in Portland

Thanks for the suggestions--we like anything but Indian and we get really good Mexican and sushi home here in LA so looking for pretty much any other cuisines. The breakfast/brunch suggestions are awesome as we will definately check those out. We're staying at Hotel Lucia so I *think* we're close to the Pearl--we'll be sure to check out Deschutes.

Sambamaster--um, thanks?

Jan 08, 2010
sarrae in Metro Portland

Need suggestions for a weekend in Portland

Going to spend the weekend in Portland and would love to visit a great bar (or two) that serves (good) local beers and great food. We also would love suggestions "must dine" places for dinner.

Thanks!

Jan 07, 2010
sarrae in Metro Portland

Is there a nice bar in Long Beach?

Yes, the bar is right inside the entrance of the restaurant. When I went, we were specifically going for wine and appetizers so we didn't even bother sitting on the rooftop patio (which is great, by the way).

Jan 06, 2010
sarrae in Los Angeles Area

Is there a nice bar in Long Beach?

Hi Lisa,
You are right about the bars--you will probably have to go to a restaurant with a good bar area. The Madison in downtown LB has a great bar area that feels pretty separate from the main restaurant, meaning you don't feel like you are supposed to be waiting for a table. The Observation Bar at the Queen Mary is pretty cool, too (although I haven't been there for a few years, admittedly). Michael's in Naples has great appetizers but I wouldn't call the bar "relaxing" as I didn't think the furniture was very comfortable :) Tantalum has a pretty good bar as well.

Cheers!

Jan 06, 2010
sarrae in Los Angeles Area