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Good prices on fresh basil anywhere? Pasadena area.

My experience is the best price consistently is Trader Joes.

Though if I can get to my Farmers Market in Santa Monica (far from you I know) I get a huge bunch for $1 near the end of business day.

Not surprised if one of the Asian markets has it cheap, like Ranch 99.

about 2 hours ago
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Eggslut and Wexler's

I personally love the bagels here. Great vehicle to use as a base for fish bought elsewhere. My favorite, however, pumpernickel is gone. They have the "Black Russian" drowned in sesame seeds but not the same.

IMHO, nothing else is that amazing. Though the video "our water has two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule..." is funny.

about 23 hours ago
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Westlake Village coffee and eats

All of a sudden the predecessor to Stoneground came to me... Aspen Mills.

Westlake Village coffee and eats

I forgot to mention another cool place... It's called "The Old Place" and it's on Mulholland highway in Cornell (between Kanan and Las Virgenes).

They do breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday only. The make a cast iron skillet cinnamon roll that's great.

Dinner Thurs-Sunday only and you need to get a reservation for one of their three seatings : 5:00, 6:30, 8:00 or I think you can walk in and just sit at the bar. There is a winery next door with tastings.

It's looks like a place out if the old west though it's been a restaurant since 1970.

http://www.oldplacecornell.com

Westlake Village coffee and eats

I don't think they are related. If they are, they make no mention on their website: http://www.italiadeli.com

That liquor store did do a booming lunch biz. The were priced right that's for sure!

Westlake Village coffee and eats

Yeah I've gotten subs from there before too. The place next-door was called stoneground (though it may have been called something else originally --- I forget). They were bought by someone who started making kosher breads. Then they moved to Canwood and became Wildflower. The two owners got in a dispute and one of them left and opened another bakery I think in the Whizzins center.

The old bread was great... they had this onion herb bread that was unbelievable but the new owners stopped making it.

In any case about the deli in the liquor store, I found Italia Deli to be superior in virtually every way so I stopped going anywhere else, except occasionally Dan's Super Subs. Just my opinion.

Westlake Village coffee and eats

Never been to Cafecito. I edited my first response above for grammar and ended up adding Stone Hause at Westlake Inn for coffee. Not sure how it stacks up but I like the espresso and the scenery.

Westlake Village coffee and eats

Brent's Deli will likely be the most recommended place. One of L.A.'s best delis. Try the black pastrami... yum!

My other favorite, and dare I say on par with Bay Cities, is Italia Deli in Agoura Hills on Kanan and TO blvd.

Harold's is pretty decent place for breakfast.

Glad you found the fish and chip at Malibu, surprised about the TO Fish and chips, though I haven't been there in quite awhile.

I like going to Lazy Dawg in TO and getting a beer and the garlic ginger edamame.

Westlake Inn has a cool coffee bar, Stone Haus, with great outdoor seating. Also check out the Landing for dining on the lake.

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Some girl actually walked in and said she comes in every week for the kale salad... I decided best to ignore her the rest of the time there...

Aug 27, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Oh chez jay!!! Good call... Gonna try this!!

She wants to see the extra high tides but I wanna see chili!

Aug 27, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Meeting resistance from my other half. Gonna sop up the booze with a few garlic knots from Joe's for now... Gonna try and work her over!! She wants to see the unusually high tides... I wanna see chili!!

Aug 27, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Maybe I'll go to Oki's for that!!

Aug 27, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Happy Hour at the Misfit... (Playing hookie)... Some 'Pigs Nose' Scotch and a mescal yellow jacket (del maguey vida mezcal, lemon, honey and serrano chile). Other photo a basil gimlet.

Not in the mood for the Wednesday barfly lunch -- shredded kale and quinoa salad.

Aug 27, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

How do you Spam?

I make a monster meat breakfast sandwich -- probably 1000 calories.

Grilled jalapeño cheese roll, fried egg, bacon, ham, grilled spam, pepper jack cheese (sometimes with breakfast sausage). I can't eat the whole thing (duh!) and I split it.

Also make spam hash and eggs.

Aug 26, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

How do you Spam?

Funny! Just had that for lunch today. I used to love to get this at the deli for breakfast.

I really like <fill in chain> and I look forward to returning

Bojangles -- please come to L.A.!!
Popeyes
In-N-Out
Fuddruckers
Souplantation
Grimaldi's

Aug 25, 2014
gr8pimpin in Chains

L.A. Dish of the Month, September 2014 -- Voting

DELIS

Aug 25, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

I WILL try Los Anaya! Thanks again for the recs!

Aug 25, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

Yes, Fry bread and cronuts!

Aug 24, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

So no Fry Bread.

Aug 24, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

The thing I really do not like is the beans. Unless you get the whole pintos, they serve the bean dip on the plate.

The bean dip is awesome for chips, but I'd get the pintos as a sub.

Aug 23, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

DONUTS! You are correct sir!

Aug 23, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Mexican near Bergamot: Juquila, Tacomiendo or Monte Alban?

I had a chorizo/cheese taco today on your recommendation (and Offalo, Kevin and JJ)...

RIGHT ON!!! Not anything like I expected. I was ready for the ground up, vomet-like consistency chorizo... Not this.

I have a new favorite at TPF!!!

Thanks all!!

Aug 23, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

DELIS

Aug 22, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

September 2014 L.A. Dish of the Month: Nominations

Since Dunkin is opening maybe we should do donuts. Not ready to nominate yet.

Aug 22, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

The best chili cheese fries

Those are hot dog names at Fab's.

Aug 21, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

The best chili cheese fries

And their kids.

Aug 21, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

Takeout Before 10am or Lunch for 12 People around Culver City on a Saturday

Deli platter from Lenny's deli or any number of delis around town.

Fish platters with bagels (get the bagels at the deli or your favorite bagel bakery) or get a tray of meats, cheeses and rye.

The best chili cheese fries

YES!!! Those garlic tots are unbelievably good. FHD always makes 'em perfect. They are also sickly good with chili and cheese. Damn it!! I'm hungry again!!!!!

Aug 21, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area

The best chili cheese fries

Sepulveda and Washington Place. Titos is there too.

Aug 21, 2014
gr8pimpin in Los Angeles Area