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Pimento Cheese 911

I just went on Goldbelly...and when you search for pimento cheese....two different companies come up that sell it.

about 21 hours ago
perk in Los Angeles Area

Pimento Cheese 911

it's from a website called "goldbelly." they have food items from all over the country. so....if you went to the site, i'm sure you could search for it. it came in plastic containers....i think.

Pimento Cheese 911

I'm not sure about locallly....but a friend of mine just ordered some very good pimento cheese online.

2 days ago
perk in Los Angeles Area

Can't stand the heat: your ideas for preparing meals without adding heat to the kitchen

A friend of mine once tried to "construct" a solar oven. We live in Los Angeles....and he said if we had an earthquake, he could cook on it. It took him a week to make a potato....smile.....

Jun 27, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

Most underrated LA restaurants

Petrossian.

Jun 27, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Foodie Husband 40th Bday- Looking at Bazaar, but want other options- 15-20 people

Providence has a private room....I think it's called Chef's Table. I'm not sure how many it can hold. Melisse has a private room as well. And Petrossian could probably give you a semi-private space in the back of the dining room. I've been to special dinners there....and they just put one big table in the dining room. But those were their own sponsored dinners....so not sure what the setup would be for a party your size. But the staff there is great....I'm sure they'd be happy to work with you.

Jun 24, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Dipping sauces for steamed artichokes

hadn't though of freezing chipotle. what a great idea. thanks!

Jun 24, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

Baltaire in Brentwood

I almost went recently.....when I was taking a friend who lives in that neighborhood out for a birthday dinner. I glanced at the menu....and must say I was offended to see a charge for steak sauce. I don't use steak sauce....nor does my friend...but that strikes me as ridiculous. I don't mind spending money for good food and top quality ingredients....I do it all the time. But charging those prices....and then charging for a condiment....does not make me want to dine there. We went to Tavern....and had a lovely meal with very nice service.

Jun 24, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Dipping sauces for steamed artichokes

I like to do grilled artichokes...especially in the summer.
I usually serve them with two sauces.....chipotle mayo....and mustard dill.

Jun 20, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

In search of incredible lox?

I really like the smoked salmon at Petrossian.

Jun 20, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

French speaking restaurant in LA or OC

I just got an e-mail from some culinary site with the topic "practicing a foreign language at a restaurant"...or something like that. Sadly....I didn't save it because I forgot about this post until I came back on the site today. Sorry. Maybe you can google and find it?

Jun 17, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

How has your cooking evolved with age?

This is an interesting question. I think, as a younger cook, I used to add too many ingredients. I'd be making pasta, for example, and think "this would be good in there....oh, i should add some of this.....and a little bit of this." The result would be tasty...but too many things don't let basic ingredients shine. Now....I'm much happier with a dish based on excellent fresh ingredients that are showcased. Italians are very good at this. If it's a perfect tomato....slice it. And just salt it. Or drizzle with some oil. A really fresh piece of fish.... with oil and fresh herbs.
I still cook some "fussy" things....but the dishes I keep returning to are the simpler ones.

Jun 16, 2015
perk in Home Cooking
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French speaking restaurant in LA or OC

Trois Mec?

Jun 16, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

2015 Soccer Women's World Cup Viewing Locations in Los Angeles

Great job. Or rather. GOAL.......GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLLLLL!

Jun 15, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Dinner tonight near the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Although this is too late for the OP....I would agree with Wally's. I was at the Wallis a couple of weeks ago and got there too late for a walk to someplace nearby. But....there was a hot dog truck outside (with gourmet dogs) that was really good....and I got an old fashioned from the bar and sat outside on the patio. I must say....it was fun. A friend went the next night, and said there was a truck....but it was something different. Sliders maybe. Clever idea, actually, to rotate them.

Jun 13, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

One Dinner in LA - Providence v. Redbird v. Shunji v. n/naka v. Maude

glad you enjoyed it. and thanks for reporting back. it really is a special place.

Jun 13, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Where to eat Brunch/Lunch 4th July near Sherman Oaks?

I'm surprised....but thanks for checking Carter. I guess even "squadrons" need a day off once in a while. Sportsmen's Lodge would be a good choice. What about the relatively new place that's part of the Beverly Garland? Though I think I read that the chef left.

Jun 10, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Where to eat Brunch/Lunch 4th July near Sherman Oaks?

Wow. What a great trip. Would love to hear about some of your food adventures. This is kind of a weird suggestion.....but I think you'll be limited on the holiday. I'd check the restaurant at the Van Nuys airport. (Squadron 93? or some other number? definitely Squadron __) They have a good bar. It certainly isn't a "foodie" destination. But the food is solid. The place has a retro vibe. And it's a private airport....and you're right on the runway. They even have some tables with ear phones....so you can hear the pilots and tower as planes take off. Might be fun to say.....here we are, finally on the ground.....while other people start their adventures. I'm not sure they're open for the holiday....but if they are, it will probably be a bit festive.

Jun 10, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Dinner for 25 foodies in LA? Suggestions please!

Plan Check is a good idea. Maybe the Fairfax or downtown one? I think Sawtelle could be a bit smaller....and parking is more difficult.

Jun 08, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Near Greek Theater

Blair's isn't too far away. It's in Silverlake. Nice food. Haven't been in a while, but I used to go a lot....and it was always good.

Jun 06, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Helping picking a GREEK Restaurant on West side?

There's a Greek restaurant on Larchmont that's pretty good. I agree with the others....that it's hard to find really good Greek food in L.A. But I find myself going to the Larchmont place (sorry....name escapes me)....and it's good.

Jun 01, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Alma tasting menu

I haven't been in a while. Really liked it. But isn't it limited to just the tasting menu? I don't remember a la carte options.

Need delivery in Beverly Hills!

I think Mozza 2 Go would deliver to you.

May 29, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Petit Trois last night

because the title of the post is confusing?

May 25, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

No time to marinate carne asada, alternatives?

Or....if you're close to a Trader Joe's....you can buy it already marinated. (i know...it's not the same....but it's an option.)

May 25, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

Dinner ideas for a tricky house guest combination?

If someone wants plain food.....and you're serving fish....it's hard to beat fresh fill on the grill. Just salt & pepper....maybe a squeeze of lemon.

May 24, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

Mr Chows - Malibu Recommended Dishes ??

sorry no one saw this and responded. probably a holiday weekend slowdown. a friend of mine who lives out there said she had a fabulous meal there recently. how did you like it?

May 24, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

No Corkage on Westside

sorry. i guess the santa monica location must have closed. it was in an office building. water tower building maybe?

May 15, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

No Corkage on Westside

Well...it's not "no corkage." But I think Cafe Bizou has $2 corkage....which is almost the same thing. I haven't been in ages....but there is/was one in Santa Monica. The food was always good. Don't know about the hours.

May 15, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Appetizers for a Memorial Day BBQ for a crowd

thanks. that's a kind way to look at it. better classic than senile!

May 15, 2015
perk in Home Cooking