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Brunch delivery

I'd call Petrossian and see what they can offer. Might have to call a taxi to deliver, but it would be a very nice celebration. Uber brunch?

about 18 hours ago
perk in Los Angeles Area

Cumin-Crusted Grilled Tri-tip rub

oops. sorry. i should have checked out the recipe. very strange that they call it a recipe....and don't list ingredients. kind of defeats the purpose....or defies the definition.

about 18 hours ago
perk in Home Cooking

What do you mean by - 2 cups half-and-half?

it's a product. it's called half-and-half. look for it with the milk.

1 day ago
perk in Home Cooking

Cumin-Crusted Grilled Tri-tip rub

ummmm......go to the website. click on food. the recipe is listed under entrees.

1 day ago
perk in Home Cooking

Where to eat Labor Day early evening in Santa Monica, Venice, etc.

Thanks maudies. Didn't realize that. I should have checked.

1 day ago
perk in Los Angeles Area

Where to eat Labor Day early evening in Santa Monica, Venice, etc.

There's also the cafe at Santa Monica Seafood.

Aug 27, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a fun, lively place for a birthday dinner. San Fernando Valley and beyond.

This is a pretty broad request. Not sure what "beyond" means. Would help to narrow it down a bit. How many people? Any preference in cuisine? Price point? Private room? Beer and wine? Or cocktails?

Aug 25, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area

Looking for ideas for a Sunday Supper for 30

People always like Italian. You could do a few room temperature pasta dishes that you could make ahead. With a salad or two. Lots of choices.....

Aug 22, 2014
perk in Home Cooking

Moving to Los Feliz from Seattle, Please Help.

I lived in Seattle for years, and still love going back there. Welcome to the sunshine! You won't find anyplace like Pike Place Market....which is one of my favorite spots in the world. But we have lots of to offer. Our farmers markets are pretty terrific. The Hollywood Farmers market on Sunday mornings is spectacular. That's where I went when I lived in Los Feliz. I agree with the recommendation for McCall's butcher shop. Right in the neighborhood and very nice folks. And when you're exploring a bit, and you get to the Farmers Market on Fairfax(which is a fixed market--not weekly) and the Grove shopping center, also check out Huntington Meats. This board will help you find the places you might want to try. Lots of varying opinions, but a wealth of information. You're close to downtown, which has a very exciting restaurant scene. You'll find lots of suggestions on this board. And although it's on the other side of town, head out towards the beach and take a drive up the Pacific Coast Highway. That's why many of us say (or sing) "I love L-A." (barring traffic jams.)

Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

oops. sorry. didn't see your rec. and will report back after brunch. i would have made a dinner rez around sunset, but we have somewhere else we need to be that night. so i thought brunch would be the next best thing.

Aug 21, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area

Where to "wow" a visitor with "do NOT miss this place" recommendations

You've got a lot of great suggestions here. I agree with many, and will add one I didn't see anywhere. I think Nobu Malibu is a very good dining experience and just a fabulous setting. Sitting oceanside is a quintessential Southern California experience. I've got friends visiting from northern California next month....and made a brunch reservation to take them there. It's pretty spectacular at sunset as well.

Aug 21, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area

Cold Side Dish Ideas (for tonight!)

Cold sesame/peanut noodles might be nice. Depending on what the main course is.

Aug 18, 2014
perk in Home Cooking

Favorite oyster recipes?

Many years ago, in New Orleans, I had a fabulous pasta with oysters in a cream sauce. I think maybe there was some sausage in there, too. Can't recall exactly, but remember it was fabulous. It may have been a Paul Prudhomme recipe.

Aug 17, 2014
perk in Home Cooking

Anyone Cook with Truffles at Home?

Truffle salt is good on steak, too. And the "mushroom guy" at the Santa Monica and Hollywood Farmers Market has domestic truffles....usually around Thanksgiving. Very nice....

Aug 15, 2014
perk in Home Cooking

Seeking Great Shrimp Cocktail near Brentwood

Santa Monica Seafood.....

Aug 13, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area

Cookbook recommendations as gift for amateur home chef?

I second the idea of a cooking class. That might get her interested enough to move on to cookbooks....or magazines.

Aug 12, 2014
perk in Home Cooking

Grandmas, and kids for dinner near Wilshire/Fairfax?

Plan Check on Fairfax is fun and has good food.

Aug 11, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area
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Iodine-y Shrimp

Tell the fishmonger that the shrimp smells of iodine. See how he/she responds. If there's no good explanation.....and not an apology.....go somewhere else.

Aug 09, 2014
perk in Home Cooking

If you were trying to impress, what would your dinner party menu look like?

What most impresses me when I'm dining at someone's home is a well thought out and well executed meal with seasonal ingredients and lovely wines to match......with a hostess/host who is not stressed and enjoying the meal along with the guests. Top ingredients are key. Nothing wrong with a course a crab legs served with melted butter and a mustard sauce.....along with champagne. Simple and elegant. Also a bit of whimsey doesn't hurt. I once did a seafood dinner party with a fun "tablescape." I had seviche as an appetizer to start....along with a smoked trout dip and cocktails. Moved to the dining room for shrimp cocktails and then mussels. The table had a beach theme.....with all sorts of fun decorations. Big bowls with floating fish candles. Shells. And those plastic buckets that kids use in the sand......those were for the mussel and crab shells. (also did crab legs) Everyone had a CD (yes, a CD in those days) of beach party music to take home as a gift. It was one of the best parties I've given. Everyone relaxed and had such a good time. Think I need to do that again.

NYC 'Hounds Seeking A Saturday Brunch near the Mirimar

Pacific Dining Car?

Aug 08, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area
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What appetizer(s) would go well with a fig-stuffed-with-cheese one?

Shrimp? Endive leaves stuffed with thai crab salad? Salmon tartare?

Aug 04, 2014
perk in Home Cooking

Cheapest place to buy mason jars?

Sarabeths is talking about Bargain Fair, I believe. They have them, but not sure what the price is.

Aug 04, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area

Avenue Italy Trattoria - West LA

More details please. What food did you eat? What wine did you drink?

Aug 03, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area

What works as faux pasta?

Someone on the Food Network made a risotto with cauliflower. You could probably find the recipe on their website.....it was "The Next Food Network Star."
Looked interesting...

Aug 03, 2014
perk in Home Cooking

Mango & Raspberry sorbet....help!

Pretty sure Talenti does mango. There are also other sorbets at Surfa's.

Aug 03, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area

Shrimp for 12 people recipie

Greek pasta. Shrimp, tomatoes, feta, oregano over linguini.

Jul 30, 2014
perk in Home Cooking

How is Alma doing?

I was there after they changed to an all tasting menu. It was a while ago, but it was very good. I had just been to Trois Mec and I thought the tastings were comparable. I didn't like the wine pairing at Alma, though. Thought they were really off.....as if they were trying to present very unusual wines, just for the sake of it. Did not think, except for one course, that they paired well with the food at all.

Jul 30, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area

littlefork or Cliff's Edge for dinner?

I think Littlefork is more of a food choice. I like it there a lot. Cliff's Edge has good food, but a fabulous patio which is just a really special place. So....if atmosphere with good food is what you're looking for, Cliff's Edge would be it. If you're interested in good seafood, in a lively atmosphere, I'd recommend Littlefork.

Jul 30, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area
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My Chowhound Wedding

Wow. Congrats. And what a great spread And even better that it was and is a community coming together to help you celebrate!

Jul 29, 2014
perk in Home Cooking

Favorite ahi tuna burger in LA?

I haven't had that many at the other places mentioned, but I've enjoyed the one at Gulfstream.

Jul 29, 2014
perk in Los Angeles Area
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