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Help! Vegetarian Options?

Yum. That sounds perfect.

Jul 19, 2012
Naama in Las Vegas

Help! Vegetarian Options?

Thanks for the tip. Honestly, we're likely in a limo for the night. Close to the strip is probably appreciated - looks like we'll have an 8 pm show to hit - but off is fine (would like to weigh all options!)

Jul 18, 2012
Naama in Las Vegas

Help! Vegetarian Options?

We'll be in cabs or some other form of transportation (it's a bachelorette, fingers crossed for a limo). And yes, the vegetarian eats dairy and eggs, but no seafood.

Jul 18, 2012
Naama in Las Vegas

Help! Vegetarian Options?

Heading to Vegas over Labor Day weekend for a predictable (of sorts) bachelorette. The lady of honor is a vegetarian, and I'd love to pull away from the strip - or wherever it takes - for a great vegetarian meal. It doesn't have to be fancy, but I certainly want it to be tasty. Ethnic food (Indian or Southeast Asian in particular) is well loved. Suggestions?

Advance thanks!

Jul 18, 2012
Naama in Las Vegas

Help - BBQ Catering?

Aw, thanks!

Jan 20, 2008
Naama in Los Angeles Area

Help - BBQ Catering?

Thank you so much everyone! I've definitely got a list to dig through now - knew I could count on the Chowhounders!

Jan 19, 2008
Naama in Los Angeles Area

Help - BBQ Catering?

Yup - we'll be at Heritage Square Museum, in Highland Park.

Jan 16, 2008
Naama in Los Angeles Area

Help - BBQ Catering?

Ok Chowhounders - I need your help.

I want bbq at my wedding (May 2008). Because it's messy, because it's fun, and because it's delicious. And because it means that I can have frilly monogrammed bbq bibs (the only frilly monogrammed things allowed at the wedding).

And while I have scoured the chowhound boards for all of your fantastic recommendations for sit-down and take out bbq, and orchestrated some pretty entertaining and gut-splitting bbq tastings with my friends and family, I'm curious if any of you have any experience with getting any of the bbq places in LA to CATER?

I'm willing to accept any level of service, including but not limited to:

1. Grill on site: I'm actually less inclined to go this route as we're getting married at a historic site and I'm paranoid about the place going up in smoke. Also, my stomach will growl through the entire ceremony if I catch even one whiff of smoke or sauce - which, while I am not a traditional bride by any means, is probably not appropriate.

2. Full service: Place delivers, sets up, and serves the food (buffet style, but buffet-with-server style). Please let me know if any places were particularly lovely and friendly if/when they offered this!

3. Delivery only: I'll have to hire servers and rent a hot box and chafing dishes, but it'll be worth it because the food will be hot, delicious and ON TIME.

Specifically, has anyone had any experience with Phillip's (the Crenshaw/Adams location) doing catering? The food is delicious but I'm just concerned about the scale of my order and whether they'd really be able to accommodate (they seem so busy).

You guys rule, thanks in advance.

Jan 16, 2008
Naama in Los Angeles Area

Help in Pasadena please!

Any word on a fish place, by any chance?

Mar 28, 2007
Naama in Los Angeles Area

Help in Pasadena please!

I'm taking my 72-year-old mentor out for dinner tonight. He originally suggested the Chart House in Marina del Rey, thinking I lived on the west side... and after agreeing to meet me in Pasadena instead left it up to me to recommend the place.

Help? Please?

Thanks in advance!

Mar 28, 2007
Naama in Los Angeles Area

Falafel Experts

Another strike against Sunnin from me, particularly if you're looking for it to be akin to Israeli falafel...

Feb 24, 2007
Naama in Los Angeles Area

Don't come home without CANOLI!

Seconded. I have a bad canoli habit, and Nicholosi does it best. They'll make an order of mini-canoli for a party ahead of time if you call.

Jul 06, 2006
Naama in Los Angeles Area

German bread - from Germany - in Los Feliz

They don't have rolls yet, but I know they're adding to their inventory with some strudels and other pastries soon. I'll ask - I'm heading out for bread in a sec myself!

Jun 25, 2006
Naama in Los Angeles Area

Don't expect food at the Chinese Food Festival

I was so excited when I got on the train, honestly I was. I've only just moved back to LA, and this was going to be my first food-excursion that would be off my usual beaten what-I-eat-when-I-come-to-LA path.

But a warning to all those heading out to the Chinese Food Festival today in Chinatown: Please, please don't expect to be anywhere close to thrilled with the food.

And I'm not a picky Chinese food eater! I don't need the best of the best, I don't hunt out the most "authentic." I just want it to taste good, and when I'm paying $8 admission and $1 for each food ticket (and much of the food cost 2 tickets, and were itty bitty little food festival portions), I'd like to go "ooh, yum!" about at least one item. And I didn't.

I don't mind the money spent. I know it's all going back into the neighborhood, and there's a lot in Chinatown that deserves supporting. Everyone was nice and friendly and chatty, the shows were fun to watch, and it was fun being out in the sun and walking around in the bustle of the festival.

But the food just wasn't good. I wish it was. I was excited for it to be.

That said, desperate for something that would satisfy both our stomachs and souls, we headed to the Mandarin Deli (on my sister's suggestion) for hand-pulled noodles and boiled meat dumplings. And I have this to say about the subject:

Please, please go to the Mandarin Deli for hand-pulled noodles and boiled meat dumplings. You won't regret the mini-festival of pork and ginger and cilantro and essence of heaven that lies within, I promise you that.

For those who want to head to the festival, it's still worth it, just don't spend money on food tickets - head elsewhere for lunch or dinner. But hit those events!

Event schedule can be found at: http://www.chinesefoodfestivalla.com/...

There's also a coupon there for $2 off in case you can't take public transport.

Jun 25, 2006
Naama in Los Angeles Area

reminder: Chinese food Festival this weekend

I just went yesterday (Saturday) and the food was, unfortunately, underwhelming. The events were cool, though.

Jun 25, 2006
Naama in Los Angeles Area