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mini egg rolls?

Just found them at Ralph's...a "new item." They only had chicken, not vegetable. But it's a start!

about 2 hours ago
perk in Los Angeles Area

mini egg rolls?

wow. thanks. i don't belong to sam's club. and i looked at costco and didn't see them. has anyone seen them at a specific costco. i shop at the one on washington blvd....but will go wherever. they almost always carry mini quiches and pigs in a blanket too...but when i went to buy them, of course they didn't have them.

about 7 hours ago
perk in Los Angeles Area

mini egg rolls?

I'm having a Mad Men party for the final episode. Serving all retro, 1960s appetizers....buying some, making some. I've found mini quiches and pigs in a blanket at a number of stores....but thought it would be fun to do mini egg rolls. I know I could cut bigger ones, but I don't think they'll stay together very well....and I want them to be passed and served. I thought I had seen them in stores....frozen ones. But now that I'm looking, of course, I can't find them. Any help from hounds? Thanks!

about 9 hours ago
perk in Los Angeles Area

Goodbye Mad Men....sniff....sniff....

thanks. good advice. i know people will drink more martinis than usual because the ice bar/luge is so much fun. just want to make sure i have enough substantial food for them not to get bombed. there will be lots of uber customers!

1 day ago
perk in Home Cooking

Special Occasion Restaurant?

Not sure if it's open for Saturday lunch....but what about Ca del Sole in the valley....near Universal. Great patio. Good food and service. Wine and full bar.

1 day ago
perk in Los Angeles Area

LIGHT sides with ribs

I always think a vinegar-based cole slaw is a nice side to ribs.

Goodbye Mad Men....sniff....sniff....

love your drink ideas!

Apr 22, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

Goodbye Mad Men....sniff....sniff....

will do. i'm even doing polaroids! i'll put them on the table with the (tye dyed) gift bags...so people can take them home.

Apr 22, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

Goodbye Mad Men....sniff....sniff....

The martini luge is an ice sculpture. He's doing it in the shape of a cigarette pack....and it will have the "sterling...cooper....draper....pryce logo on the front...
you pour the booze (vodka or gin) in the top....and there's a "luge" that goes around and down (it's about 4 feet high) and lands in the glass at the bottom.....chilled. i saw one once at a party....and have always wanted to do one. not cheap....but great fun. it comes on a "light box".

Apr 22, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

midtown/west hollywood/hollywood help

How about Odys & Penelope? Haven't been....but hear good things. Also Petrossian is in that area. Very nice. Or Republique....but you would probably have to go at an odd hour to get in this Friday. And it's loud.

Apr 22, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Goodbye Mad Men....sniff....sniff....

Update! So...the party is less than a month away. Have booked the staff....ordered the rentals....the ice bar martini luge is being made....the life sized cutout of Don Draper has arrived. Just down to the final menu. We're doing appetizers. I'll have martinis, manhattans, and sparkling rose in flat champagne glasses. The martinis will go "down" the ice sculpture/luge/bar. I have a chef friend who is doing tomato aspic in spoons with curried crab, bourbon soaked ham balls, brownies with chex mix topping and blonde bettys. i ordered utz potato chips....and will have onion dip and clam dip. (i also found retro serving pieces on ebay) There will also be stuffed celery, deviled eggs, pigs in a blanket, shrimp mousse, pimento cheese and ritz crackers, crab rangoons, mini egg rolls, mini quiches, and raspberry squares. going to test sauerkraut balls. Still would like to add a couple of things. Decided against fondue....kind of messy. Oh...also little meatballs. Some things will be passed....some will be out. Critiques....additions? My friends like to drink....and the party is 6 to 10....so although it isn't dinner....they WILL need to have enough food to sustain. And I'm sure everyone will want to try the martini bar....

Apr 22, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

WALLY'S BEVERLY HILLS

It's funny that I hadn't had beef tartare in years....and I've had it twice recently. Republique and Petit Trois. I'll have to try the Wally's version.

Apr 18, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Wine Pairing's at Maude

I may have mentioned this when I posted about Maude. I say that only because my memory of the meal was better then. But I DO recall that I was very disappointed with the pairings. We went in November for truffles. There were two pairings....one was called "premiere". I think it was $175...or $250. (the latter was the cost of the meal...before supplements as well.) I asked what the difference was. I was told premiere was vintage and rare wines. They really weren't. A couple of the pairings were very nice. A couple were totally off. And nothing was rare or vintage. I should say that I had a fabulous meal. And they were very generous with pours. But the one disappointment I had was the wine. I intend to go back. I'm not sure I would do the pairings.

Apr 17, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Neighborhood Restaurant on Westside

i used to like warzsawa....but i was there a few months ago before a concert at the Broad. food and service was not good.

Apr 09, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Help: Palm Springs Dinner Spots open Memorial Day Monday?

You'll find Palm Springs recs on the California board....not the Los Angeles board.

Apr 09, 2015
perk in California

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

lol....

Apr 08, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Neighborhood Restaurant on Westside

Westside Tavern or Nook?
I wouldn't call them quiet...but I find you can easily converse there.
Both are neighborhood type places with good food.

Apr 07, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

How many Maude attempts?

I must have been really lucky. A friend had tried all morning, on the day reservations for the upcoming desired month opened....with no luck. So later that day....mid afternoon....I called once and it was busy. Called back and got through. Of course...since it was later in the day, I had fewer choices. But we were flexible about when we could go....so it worked out perfectly.

Apr 02, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Can you suggest easy dinners for a stressful month?

Sounds like you're pretty organized. Good planning. Don't forget that breakfast for dinner can be your friend. I always think an omlette or frittata with a nice salad is a lovely dinner....and so easy. I also like to roast a big group of vegetables with oil and herbs. They last for a long time....and can added to frittatas, pasta or sandwiches. Or just be a side dish.

Mar 29, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

Cascabel, Toluca Lake

that sounds like fun!

Mar 28, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Brunch potluck where all the brunch basics are covered...

Or.....fresh orange juice and sparkling wine for mimosas.

Mar 25, 2015
perk in Home Cooking

Wally's Vinoteca (Beverly Hills): A Pictorial Essay

no worries. i may have just called it wally's. thanks for reminding me to head back there soon!

Mar 25, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Wally's Vinoteca (Beverly Hills): A Pictorial Essay

I've mentioned it a couple of times....but as a comment to other posts looking for a place. I've recommended it. Found the food and the staff very nice. And the wine selection, is...of course....top notch.

Mar 25, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area
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Dinner for a group of 30 - Eastside?

sorry. didn't see the part about cliff's edge being closed on sunday.

Mar 23, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Dinner for a group of 30 - Eastside?

What about Cliff's Edge? Good food....and a fabulous outdoor patio. I think the price point would work.

Mar 23, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

where to get Shirataki noodles??

You can also order them online.

Mar 20, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Lunch for 15+ near Wilshire and La Cienega

I thought they had some areas they seat larger parties....but I could be wrong. I've gotten e-mails from them about that.

Mar 18, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Baltaire in Brentwood

was it one artichoke?
there was a bit of a discussion about this....since the menu seemed to imply plural.

Mar 18, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area

Baltaire in Brentwood

depends on the cab.....

Mar 18, 2015
perk in Los Angeles Area
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Dinner menu feedback, please

It sounds lovely. You're right, though, fairly rich. So I would keep the appetizer light. Maybe a tartare in a spoon? Or a bit of cold soup in a shot glass. I do a cold cucumber mint soup that's refreshing and tasty.

Mar 18, 2015
perk in Home Cooking