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Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town most interesting restaurants?

rms9004: respectfully suggest that you AVOID el cholo.
imho, recommending a restaurant that is sub-par in every way to someone who travels here from out of town SPECIFICALLY FOR THE FOOD is mystifying.

about 2 hours ago
westsidegal in Los Angeles Area

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

when my daughter worked for abercrombie kids, there was an appearance code that covered basically everything visible.

the abercrombie folks didn't hire anyone who felt that they had a god-given right to look/dress however they wanted in order to "express themselves."
from what i understand they got in trouble to the extent that this policy violated the rights of one of the protected classes.

about 6 hours ago
westsidegal in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

the fact that the starbucks operation continues to be as successful as it has been, would seem to be empirical evidence that a workable "line" can, indeed, be drawn.

fwiw, chowser, this line-drawing issue doesn't seem like rocket science to me.

about 6 hours ago
westsidegal in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

it WAS funny to me.

about 11 hours ago
westsidegal in Food Media & News

Where Should I Have Lunch?

coni'seafood.
call first to make sure sergio is cooking
310 872 2339

(oops!) i see that JTea beat me to the punch.

about 22 hours ago
westsidegal in Los Angeles Area

Appeals court deals blow to Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

imho, i am mystified about how you or anyone else, for that matter, who honestly evaluated their operation, could conclude that the Drake's Bay operation was AT ALL "low impact" in this area which has be set aside for WILDERNESS.

2 days ago
westsidegal in San Francisco Bay Area
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Ice Cream Residue

if you lived near me, i would be happy to come over to your house to completely clean the milkstone from your utiensils as soon as the ice cream is ready for consumption.

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in Home Cooking

Good and cheap with no fridge.

Cherylptw: not nearly as long as the UNPEELED/UNCUT fruit will.
why, praytell, would you choose the form of the food that is most perishable AND has the highest unit cost (peeled and cut) AND is difficult to carry around with you all day as you are rousted from one location to another?

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics

Good and cheap with no fridge.

that wasn't the original question.
the OP was looking for foods that would work best for handing out to HOMELESS people.
the lack of refrigeration and lack of a good place to stash the food are the main considerations.
would you like to carry around potato salad in your pocket in the heat?
whether or not one of the ingredients would cause food-sickness or not taken by itself is just a portion of the larger challenge.

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics
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Appeals court deals blow to Drakes Bay Oyster Co.

The Dive: do you really belive that oyster farming is consistent with WILDERNESS uses?

strongly beg to disagree.

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in San Francisco Bay Area

Is this tacky?

AND not all purchased foods contain them.

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics

Banquet dinner options--how to choose what to eat?

the problem with the question is not it's simplicity nor lack thereof.

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics

The Great Bay Leaf Hoax

Hngry Celeste: once my tree started growing, my neighbor made some "bay leaf tea" for me that was absolutely delicious!

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics

Is this tacky?

sandylc: it's quite a stretch to assume that all (or even most) homemade food is good and all purchased food is "garbage."

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics
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Is this tacky?

the fact that you have gotten your home in shape for the event and will be doing most if not all of the clean up is very much AN EFFORT imho

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics
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Is this tacky?

sandylc: who says that most of the folks who cook at home don't use sodium, sugar, and additives?

plenty of folks think that stuff is just fine along with high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavor and color, saturated/hydrogenated fat, etc.

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics

Is this tacky?

i would be THRILLED to have food that isn't homemade.
don't go looking for an unnecessary guilt trip.
you are doing GREAT.

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics
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Good and cheap with no fridge.

Sandwich-Sister: you think tuna fish and egg salad sandwiches keep unrefrigerated for a long time? potato salad? at what temp? stored in a pocket during the summer months at body temp?

instead of an apple, which WILL keep for a long time, you are recommending slicing it so it will rot faster? more work and faster-rotting. why?

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics
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Good and cheap with no fridge.

greygarious: respectfully disagree with the recommendations of using cheeses, bacon, mayo, and potato salad for this purpose.

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics
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smoothies

it is not often that i agree with mcf, but Michael Boyer, this is the time:
fruit juice SHOULD be lumped in with unhealthful foods:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/artic...

http://www.theguardian.com/society/20...

http://www.happyhealthylonglife.com/h...

and on and on and on.
there are hundreds of legiitimate researchers that concur.

Jul 21, 2014
westsidegal in Home Cooking
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Good and cheap with no fridge.

granola in little baggies.

nuts and dried fruit or nuts and fresh fruilt.

individual portions of peanut butter available at smart and final.

nutrition bars

Jul 20, 2014
westsidegal in General Topics

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

pedalfaster: there is NO emplooyment contract in place here.
last i heard, having tatoos does not place you in a protected class.

methinks you are fantasizing here

Jul 20, 2014
westsidegal in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

sure,

you know more about what effective corporate policy should be than the folks who have successfully built and continue to grow starbucks.

pretty hilarious idea.

Jul 20, 2014
westsidegal in Food Media & News
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"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

<<I find ridiculous I must say about the fact that there are jobs and positions far more professional than that of a Starbucks barista>>

actually, it makes perfect sense because the starbucks jobs don't have very high barriers to entry.
you don't need specialized degrees and skills, so you are in competition with far more people. you don't have to report to work in one part of town and usually the hours can be maneuvered to work around school and family.

the major factor that limits the competition is the low pay rate which is not much of a limitation these days.

Jul 20, 2014
westsidegal in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

first of all, really consider how many starbucks' locations must be profitable for them to continue growing.

how could you possibly look at the numbers and conclude that the only people that they need to appeal to are "trendy" people, in your words <<appeal to young people with its overpriced chic>>

maybe rethink your so-called analysis

Jul 20, 2014
westsidegal in Food Media & News

"Starbucks Demands Barista Remove Tattoo or Resign"

also, there are many of us in the older generations from you who see it as a reminder of the tattoos on their grandparent's arms or their PARENT'S arms.

starbucks, to continue to grow, really requires ALL these generations to come in and drop $3/ drink on a regular basis.. . .

Jul 20, 2014
westsidegal in Food Media & News
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Restaurant Week is coming up soon and most of the menus are already posted

for a $25 lunch, with tap water for beverage, my friends and i have been tipping either $7 or $8/pp when service was good

Jul 19, 2014
westsidegal in Los Angeles Area
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DineLA Summer 2014 Picks (7/14-7/27)

sounds great.
click on my name
my email address is shown under "blog" just delete the http stuff.

Jul 17, 2014
westsidegal in Los Angeles Area

DineLA Summer 2014 Picks (7/14-7/27)

thx so much

Jul 17, 2014
westsidegal in Los Angeles Area

DineLA Summer 2014 Picks (7/14-7/27)

i'll probably be out of commission for a week starting tomorrow AM, so, sadly, probably won't be able to try the Tavern dinela deal this time around.
next time.

Jul 17, 2014
westsidegal in Los Angeles Area