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White American Cheese - where to buy?

Does anyone know where I might be able to find white american cheese slices? Safeway and TJs don't carry it. Thanks!

Jul 30, 2013
undesigned in San Francisco Bay Area
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Where to buy veal shanks in the East Bay?

I'm planning to try a osso bucco recipe. Any recommendations on where to buy veal shanks? I live east of the tunnel but can easily travel to Berkeley or Oakland. Thanks!

May 22, 2013
undesigned in San Francisco Bay Area

SF Dinner with friends

Hi, I'm trying to decide where to go for dinner with several friends in April. Looking for nice ambiance, not too noisy so we can chat, good drinks and food and easy parking or valet. Here are the restaurants I'm considering which have reservations available (please let me know if you have any other suggestions too):

AQ
Umami
Gitane (could only get a reservation on the patio, not sure if it might be too cold for an April night?)
A16
Anchor and Hope

Thanks!

Mar 31, 2013
undesigned in San Francisco Bay Area

SF Restaurant for a Girls Night Out

Hi, any SF restaurant suggestions for dinner for 6-8 girlfriends? It's for a Sat in mid-April...so hopefully a restaurant that still has reservations available. And preferably in an area not to difficult to find parking or a valet option. Thanks!

Mar 21, 2013
undesigned in San Francisco Bay Area

Marsala wine

I'm preparing chicken marsala for the first time. Where can I find marsala wine? Local supermarket? Does it matter what kind I use since I'm cooking with it? Any suggestions? TIA!

Feb 06, 2013
undesigned in Wine

Picnic Sandwiches for B-day party?

I'm planning to put together picnic boxes for my daughter's 4th birthday party in July. Any suggestions for sandwiches for the adults that I can make at home that are easy to put together the morning of (or the night before) the party and will stay fresh (and not soggy) until lunchtime? Off the top of my head, I was thinking of ham and cheese on baguette but would love any creative, but not too complicated, ideas. Thanks!

Jun 19, 2012
undesigned in Home Cooking

Group B-day Dinner in Walnut Creek

I'm planning a b-day dinner for a group of about 10 ladies on a Fri night. I was hoping to find a restaurant in Walnut Creek with a nice ambiance and good drinks and food. Any recommendations? Thanks!

Apr 20, 2012
undesigned in San Francisco Bay Area

Porto's vs Mendocino Farms

I'm planning to get some sandwich platters for a birthday party next month. Based on some rave reviews here, I was planning to go with MF but found out that only their Marina Del Rey location is open on Saturdays which is about an hour away from us. It will be pretty tight schedule-wise to pick up the sandwiches when MF opens and rush back in time for the party to begin. Do you think it's worth the effort to go with MF or will guests be just as happy with the sandwich platters at Porto's (which is much closer)? Thoughts?

Jun 25, 2011
undesigned in Los Angeles Area

Best Party Sandwich Platters

The sandwich descriptions do sound really enticing. Definitely leaning towards MF.

Jun 17, 2011
undesigned in Los Angeles Area

Best Party Sandwich Platters

This place sounds great, will definitely check it out!

Jun 17, 2011
undesigned in Los Angeles Area

Best Party Sandwich Platters

I'd like to serve mini sandwiches for a birthday party in July. I originally thought I could do it myself but there are just too many people.

Any recommendations on where to get good sandwich platters? I know Porto's is a safe bet but was wondering if there were other places to consider.

Thanks!

Jun 17, 2011
undesigned in Los Angeles Area

Taco Caterer for Kid's birthday party

vinosnob, how many people did $350 feed? thanks!

Jun 16, 2011
undesigned in Los Angeles Area

Taco Caterer for Kid's birthday party

I called Taco Chop about a week ago inquiring about availability but haven't heard back from them. When I tried calling again, they immediately sent me a text and said they'd get back to me as soon as possible. That was about a week ago. Should I hold my breath? Anyone have this happen to them before?

Jun 16, 2011
undesigned in Los Angeles Area

Menu for Summer Backyard Birthday Party

Thank you so much, jlhinwa! Great suggestions!

Jun 09, 2011
undesigned in Home Cooking

Menu for Summer Backyard Birthday Party

I'm planning a backyard party for my 3 year old daughter's birthday in July. We'll probably have about 15-20 children (2 and 3 year olds) and 30-40 adults.

I'd like to prepare the food myself but am stumped as to what to have on the menu. I was thinking of making PB&J and turkey and cheese sandwiches for the kiddos along with some fruit. However, I'm at a loss as to what to prepare for the adults. I'd like to do a little fancier than turkey sandwiches but also want something that is fairly easy to put together the morning of the party. Any sandwich, green salad, and/or pasta salad recommendations?

Thanks!!!

Jun 09, 2011
undesigned in Home Cooking

Taco Caterer for Kid's birthday party

I'm looking for a taco caterer for my daughter's 3rd b-day party in July in the Pasadena area. I'm estimating about 15 young kids and 30 adults. I was hoping to spend ~$300 which would include quesadillas and/or hot dogs for the kids.

I've have left a message for Taco Chop but have not heard back from them.

I also called Exquicitos Tacos and was quoted $350 for 30 people and $500 for 50 people for 3 hours. I was trying negotiate the cost down because there are children and we only need them for 2 hours. They were not willing to bring the cost down.

Any other recommendations? Am I being unrealistic in thinking that I can spend about ~$300?

Thanks!

Jun 08, 2011
undesigned in Los Angeles Area

Ice cream cake recs?

I want to purchase an ice cream cake for my daughter's 2nd b-day party at the end of the month. It should feed 40-50 people. Where would you recommend that we buy the cake? We're on the Westside. Carvel? Baskin Robbins? Coldstone? Fosselman's?

Thanks!

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Coldstone
101 W Main St # B, Alhambra, CA 91801

Jul 17, 2010
undesigned in Los Angeles Area