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10 Best Sausages In LA

I buy mine at Schreiners Fine Sausages in Glendale (near La Crescenta) and cook 'em up myself! Great brats and breakfast sausages but they also make Hungarian, Polish, frankfurters etc.

They supposedly make a great Black Forest ham too that I have yet to try.

http://schreinersfinesausages.com

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Feb 24, 2015
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Westwood -- Boiling Crab

The crabs are served as an order (a cluster) and then weighed. Pretty sure they were about $16/lb. For me it would take a couple pounds to fill us up (not much meat on crab) So we get shrimp and crab.

My girl and I pigged out at the one in Koreatown a while back. Didn't like the clams. They fell out of the shell and had to be fished out of the seasoning liquid, a swamp LOL! I totally over-ate. Here is a copy of my receipt.

Westwood -- Boiling Crab

I enjoyed it!

We went on a Tuesday at 3:30p and had a 20 minute wait. Much better than the standard 2-3 HOUR wait time at the Koreatown location.

I loved it, it's a fun meal. If you like sports they have panel TVs everywhere. But I just can't wait longer than an hour to eat. I wouldn't wait that long to have an audience with the pope.

Feb 23, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

Yeah, first time getting it. Remembered all the recs for it and it delivered.

Feb 22, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

PANN's patty melt. 2/3 pound of beefy, cheesy, greasy goodness!!! ($11.95 with a side)

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Nominations

2nd PASTRAMI
I wouldn't mind 2nd-ing FILET-O-FISH LIKE SANDWICHES LOL

Visiting Burbank/NOHO area

+1 on Salsa and Beer!!!

We are regulars. Inexpensive, lots of food. The meats are charbroiled and get an amazing smokey taste. Extensive menu.

Feb 17, 2015
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Best Bagels in SFV or Conejo Valley?

I remember those days. I'm with you!!

I remember having to buy bialy's from a bakery, not a bagel bakery.

Feb 14, 2015
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Best Bagels in SFV or Conejo Valley?

True about Noah's -- dinner rolls. Proof just because the bread has a hole in it doesn't make it a bagel.

Pretty sure that most everyone is under $10/dozen except Original Brooklyn Water Bagel, about $13 a dozen.

I am going to call about the lox/smoked salmon when I get a chance.

Feb 14, 2015
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Best Bagels in SFV or Conejo Valley?

$18/dozen? They better be good.

Wonder if it's really lox or if it's Nova.

Feb 14, 2015
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Best Bagels in SFV or Conejo Valley?

Old NY Deli and Bakery (formerly Old New York Bagel and Deli) makes the dense/chewy bagels in Newbury Park (town next to Thousand Oaks). They also have Jewish style baked goods.

http://www.oldnewyork.com/

Another better option is Abraham Bagel on Ventura Blvd and Woodley in Encino. Their bagels are like the old I & Joy that were here before Crap-hattan took them over.

http://www.abrahambagelcafe.com

Western Bagel is more like a roll, love it but totally NOT an east coast bagel.

+1 on Bea's Bakery for some really great jewish style treats.

Feb 14, 2015
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Matzo Ball Soup Challenge

Agree 100% with that.

Feb 12, 2015
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Matzo Ball Soup Challenge

LOL... Yeah that sums up the show except for the busted employee uttering the famous line "I did it for you."

****SPOILER******

Lenny had a crazy baker who was taking liberties with custom cake orders. She was absolutely certifiable.

Also a crooked catering manager.

Feb 12, 2015
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Matzo Ball Soup Challenge

They were just on Mystery Diners on Food Network.

Feb 12, 2015
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Matzo Ball Soup Challenge

My mother's "mistakes" were dense... But we loved them. When she made them the "right" way they floated but we're not spongy.

Some of these delis throw in baking powder to get them to blow up and I think that makes the texture funky.

I make them light but with a little chew. A lot of schmaltz, homemade stock, and semi-stiff whites setup nice.

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

I think I'm starting to agree with you.

I don't think I have EVER craved Burger Lounge... But for the last two days I'm suffering through a severe hankering for Shaka Shack. Damn!!!

Feb 11, 2015
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Mr Taster is leaving Los Angeles!

BFWP™

;-)

Feb 09, 2015
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Hidden gem spots on the way to San Diego from LA?

The owner of Hodad's, Mike Hardin, (featured on DDD) was just found dead Thursday in a hotel room in Chowchilla, CA.

Feb 07, 2015
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Along the 118: Moorpark > La Canada - Anything Chow-Worthy?

The Hat has a Simi location. ;-)

Pastrami fries make it Chow-worthy.

Feb 05, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

They called this the "Signature Steakburger" ($7.49) and it was a single. The two thin burgers you speak of are on the menu also, as "The Original Double and Cheese" ($4.49). All burgers (the three on the menu) come with fries and yes they are shoestring, maybe slightly thinner than McDs but they are just salt bombs with little flavor.

The shakes come on paper cups and this is a bastardized menu of just 3 burgers. This is truly Fake 'N Shake.

Feb 04, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

The consensus of the 3 of us was we definitely would go back. It was a REALLY small place, order at the counter, they bring you the food.

But if you don't need the dining frills this was a great place to get a pretty high quality burger with a Hawaiian twist. Not as gourmet as Pono but totally on par with Burger Lounge.

The only thing I really was torn about was the use of a King's Hawaiian bun. I love the taste of them but they are soft, really soft.

Feb 03, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

Shaka Shack Burgers in Santa Monica.

I had The Kauaiian ($9.25): 1/3 lb grass-fed angus with pickles, bbq mayo, romaine, red onion, Swiss cheese and bacon on a Kings Hawaiian bun. (Photo 1)

My friend had the Kobe Kahuna ($13.60): 1/2-lb kobe with wasabi mayo, romaine, Swiss, and a portobello. (Photo 2)

I spent another $3.75 to add some white truffle salt fries. Also 3 of us split some Maui onion rings. It was more like one of those onion loaves but tasty.

Feb 03, 2015
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Gourmet Soup Kitchen West Hills

Pretty nice response from Burrous.

Thank YOU for the accurate report.

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

Had a Steak 'N Shake Steakburger in Santa Monica. Actually wasn't half bad, though this SnS is not a real one. The burger lacked the famous crispy edges but it was cooked nicely and had a nice slice of fresh tomato and a really nice piece of lettuce. The pickle looked like it was sliced from a whole dill.

$7.49 with fries, though you never can be sure that the fries will be served before or after you finish your burger (they SERIOUSLY need a manager to come in here and straighten these guys out.)

Though this was pretty good, I think I'd rather get a burger from Pono or Burger Lounge for a buck or two more.

(I added the blob of ketchup in the photo, not the cook :-)

Feb 02, 2015
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The Pastrami List 2014

I hate this thread. Every time there is a new post I get an insatiable pastrami craving!!!!! Off to Brent's I go ;)

The Pastrami List 2014

I just had a pretty tasty pastrami at Uncle Bernie's Deli of all places. It took over the Fromin's location in Encino a year or two ago.

It was a tad lean for my tastes but it was juicy, piled high and the bread was soft yet chewy with a slightly crispy crust. $13.95 (photo: 1/2 pastrami on left --- 1/2 corned beef on right)

It is a decent local option.

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- Voting

BURGERS

Jan 27, 2015
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"The top 13 places for fried chicken in LA, as chosen by 8 LA food writers" - Yes, it is a list, don't click on it if you don't want to!

Is there another Honey's Kettle other than Culver City? Is the one in Compton related or is Culver just a knock off.

Did NOT care for HK in CC AT ALL. I could've squeezed the grease out into a large measuring cup.

Jan 27, 2015
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Zankou

I never understood that place, Zankou, for chicken. Is it just my imagination or do they not season the chicken at all?

ANY Peruvian place where you can get pollo a la brasa (Peruvian chicken) is awesome. I like Takatis in the Van Nuys, Pollo a La Brasa (the restaurant), but there are lots of places.

Jan 27, 2015
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