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Corona and Riverside???

Sigh....I worked there for years and didn't have a lot of luck. You said "no chains" but I will at lease throw Farrell's into the suggestion mix (since I have nothing else to add). Sorry!

Dec 11, 2014
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Hatfields closing end of December

Hmm....I always considered Hatfield's to be a very good value. Perhaps they should have charged more?

Dec 10, 2014
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Best Restaurants and Bars in Palm Desert -- By Category! Add Your Favorites!

Oliver, we are travel soulmates. We adore the Horizon as well and have likewise been disappointed by the temporary closure. Hoping that the development doesn't totally change the feel of the property too much :-(

Dec 05, 2014
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Broad Request

(+) 1 AOC

Palm Springs Splurge Meal

I've eaten at Citron a couple of times within the past year and wasn't really impressed. Food was decent but not exceptional, service was spotty. Drinks were very good. On one occasion, there was a special event happening in the bar area and we were pretty much ignored.

It has been a few years, but we really enjoyed Copley's for our anniversary dinner. Nothing new or exciting, just solid food and friendly service. Quiet and lovely.

Dec 05, 2014
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Best Restaurants and Bars in Palm Desert -- By Category! Add Your Favorites!

NICE! I just spent (only) one night at the Lautner in October and it was marvelous. FYI, the VONS in Desert Hot Springs is a nice place to stock up for the evening...we didn't feel comfortable wandering around after dark in that area and stayed in for dinner. Enjoy the beautiful property :-)

Dec 05, 2014
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Hatfields closing end of December

My partner loved that croque madame, not to mention the quail egg. I thought the vegetarian tasting menu was the best deal in town. We've also had fantastic service each time we dined there.

Dec 05, 2014
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Broad Request

Hmmm....places that are fun, unique and casual:

-La Casita Mexicana (though a bit of a drive from NoHo)

-Wurstkuche

-Meals by Genet

I also agree that K-Town would be worth a visit. Korean food is the big scene right now.

Dec 05, 2014
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Hatfields closing end of December

NOOOOOO! This is one of very few restaurants that multiple generations of my family enthusiastically adores. Very sad about this. Terrific service, lovely food....little tear.

Dec 04, 2014
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Sweet Crush and Surfas

I hear you about black sesame. That flavor gets me driving miles and miles to Salju and Blockheads. YUM!

Oct 13, 2014
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Disneyland for 5 days in November - seeking grocery stores and lunch/dinner options

My whole family enjoys "that German place." Good pancakes and it feels like you are eating at Disneyland :-)

Oct 09, 2014
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Anniversary Dinner in La Canada area...Where would you go?

+1 Bashan. I have been there for three special dinners, with three different generations of family. Unanimous applause. Great food and really fantastic service.

FYI, beer and wine only.

I'm Going Deaf Eating Out in LA

Very wise! Unfortunately, these restaurants make me feel like an AARPer at 37. HELP!

Sep 22, 2014
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I'm Going Deaf Eating Out in LA

Yep. I will be having dinner with my parents in DTLA next month. I have decided on Wood Spoon SOLELY because I've read that it is on the quieter side of DTLA restaurants. I can't worry too much about the fact that Brazilian is nobody's favorite in my family. We are choosing audibility over food preference.

Sep 22, 2014
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I'm Going Deaf Eating Out in LA

Howdy! I am 37 and hate the noisy trend. Why do I want to shout at a restaurant? One restaurant blasts both hip hop and football games, simultaneously. No thanks.

Sep 22, 2014
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Moving to Claremont

Hey Fama...just wanted to mention that my friends and I tried out "The Junction" last week and really enjoyed it. Three of the four of us ordered soy meat items; the fourth got "real meat." Korean fusion food with just the right amount of kick. I loved the soy beef and soy chicken tacos...I'll be back.

Aug 22, 2014
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Alert: Bulgarini Culver City is No More

Hey Kevin- some pretty rough language, mocking a certain group of people, general crudeness in front of customers.

Aug 04, 2014
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Alert: Bulgarini Culver City is No More

Yeah, Bulgarini makes great gelato but I personally had two negative experiences in the (Altadena) store. Both involved Leo behaving in an unflattering manner. This was before the 3-scoop minimum was enforced. Add the two factors together, and I am less likely to visit the shop in-person.

Aug 04, 2014
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Beyond Vegan

I have heard the owner of Vihn Loi Tofu (Sherman Way near Reseda) accommodate special requests many times. And the food is terrific!

Jul 29, 2014
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FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

Yes, and I wash my bags every couple of weeks. Transitioning to reusable bags is a habit that takes time. Seven years ago, I never would have brought a bag with me to the store. But I married someone who set a good example, and I remember my bags about 80% of the time. Not perfect, but trying. I am also willing to hand-carry 4-5 items if I forgot my bag.

FARMSHOP charging .30 for paper bag. Every other market in area charging 10 cents

Agree!

Jul 29, 2014
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Fuddruckers Santa Monica (Again)

I'm relieved to find other people who can find the same foods both disgusting and awesome :)

Jul 17, 2014
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Steak 'N Shake coming to Santa Monica

I'm not a burger person, but I always make it a habit to indulge in a Steak n Shake milkshake while visiting relatives in the Midwest. YUM!

Best Eye Candy Staff in town

Not exactly a "restaurant," but Handsome Roasters lives up to its name :-)

Jul 07, 2014
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One week in Santa Fe-BLD suggestions, please!

Thank you, silverfoodie. We loved the Kakawa pinon caramels and the cherry truffles. The chocolate chili ice cream got even spicier after it sat in the freezer a couple of days...yum. The only thing we wouldn't order again was the chili brownie. It was gluten-free (what were we thinking?) and quite dry.

Jul 05, 2014
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One week in Santa Fe-BLD suggestions, please!

Thank you, Ninrn. We also really liked Rancho de Chimayo. We were getting pretty hungry after the drive from Taos (longer than expected) and were pleased with the carne adovada and the sopaipilla relleno. The staff was sweet and the patio dining was comfortable The only "miss" was the prickly pear lemonade, which was really, really tart. We would definitely go back!

Jul 05, 2014
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One week in Santa Fe-BLD suggestions, please!

Thanks again for the Frito Pie recommendation. My partner just had one for dinner and LOVED it. The spice level started off moderate and accumulated....perfect! The employee was very friendly, allowing me to take pics with a smile. There was also something loveably kitchy about eating dinner in a five-and-dime.

Jul 01, 2014
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One week in Santa Fe-BLD suggestions, please!

I have a 52-year old kid who will LOOVE frito pie...thanks! :-)

Jun 26, 2014
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One week in Santa Fe-BLD suggestions, please!

Thanks to you both :)

Jun 24, 2014
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Where Are the Joints? aka smaller, individually run neighborhood places?

Maybe Blair's in Silverlake?

Jun 23, 2014
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