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Why does baguette s*ck in this country...

Anyone been to Melrose Baking Company (Vienna Cafe) recently?

Haven't in years but they used to have great baguettes. I'll tell you they used to have an awesome authentic ciabatta.

Apr 17, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

Berth 55 Long Beach for Fried shrimp, scallop and fish platter

$8.99 for some awesome fresh fried grub!

Apr 17, 2014
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Where can i find REAL CINNAMON--It doesn't exist in the US-PLEASE READ

Agreed with all the posters who said the Mexican markets. I also saw it in the Mexican spice area in a Vons in those little hanging bags of spices... it was Ceylon and crazy inexpensive. You can tell by looking at it. Papery.

Apr 14, 2014
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LA Weekly 10 Best LA Bagels

Awesome white fish salad and they used to make bagel French toast.

I love this place, though now I prefer brooklyn water bagel more.

Apr 07, 2014
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LA Weekly 10 Best LA Bagels

100% agreed!! I loved their pumpernickel but they don't make them anymore. Now They make a funky version with sesame seeds.

The article said they avoided the national chains like Einstein and " (very, very good) Original Brooklyn Water Bagel"

Apr 07, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

Myung In Dumplings for spicy shrimp dumplings!

Apr 05, 2014
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Los Angeles Dish of the Month, April 2014, Voting

SHELLFISH

Mar 25, 2014
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Los Angeles Dish of the Month (April 2014) - Nominations

SHELLFISH

Mar 24, 2014
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Universal Studios Hollywood

100% agree with your action plan!!!

Mar 24, 2014
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Universal Studios Hollywood

NP!! I also agree with NS1 about eating lunch AT Universal and outside the gates after.

Joes falafel is oh so good!!

Mar 24, 2014
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Universal Studios Hollywood

If you mean inside the gates, when we take the boys, we go to the International Cafe. They have nice handmade sandwiches, great quality, as opposed to all the junk food. Though they also have a "Brookie" which is a brownie cookie hybrid -- OMG!! They also have veggie sandwiches and decent coffee.

Mar 24, 2014
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Farewell to my favorite Chili Cheeseburger, Tommy's on Lincoln to close

Last time I was there, some 20 years ago or so, It was like 2:00am and went to get out of my car and some gun fire erupted. That was that for me!

Mar 01, 2014
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Is Guisados really that great?

Agreed. Went to the sunset location and got a sampler, GF got shrimp tacos. Unimpressed. Not bad, but not worth the drive.

Feb 27, 2014
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LA Dish of the Month (March 2014) - Voting

CHILI

Feb 22, 2014
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What’s new in Agoura Hills/Oak Park

My favorite place in the area is still Italia Deli. I like it better than Bay Cities.

Feb 13, 2014
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$5 Umami Burger 2/5/14

Thank you!! Went tonight for the $5 deal. I think it really isn't worth the regular price so today the $5 price felt right!! :-)

Feb 05, 2014
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What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

Cyrano Restaurant on Sunset in WeHo.

Man I STILL crave their Caesar salad.

Feb 05, 2014
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SWEDISH FOOD

There is a SWEDISH pizza joint that just opened in Tarzana called Cutters Pizza. From the owners "for Four Decades, Swedish Pizza has been the top selling food in all of the Scandinavian Countries. Now for the first time ever since its inception, Cutter's Pizza has Proudly taken it across the Atlantic Ocean and over to the west coast in Los Angeles for millions of American to enjoy as well."

Feb 04, 2014
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LA Dish of the Month (February 2014) - Voting

TAKE OUT

Jan 29, 2014
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FRIED FOODS - LA Dish of the Month (January 2014)

Fried "NY" egg rolls at Green Apple Bistro.

Uh... No.

Soft over-cooked cabbage and tasteless.

Jan 27, 2014
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Italian Chopped Salad

Yeah, it's ok. Just had it Saturday... AGAIN!

I love salads. But this is not even a place I consider if I wanted to go out for a salad.

Now if I was WITH someone who REALLY wanted to go to BJs, I would consider the salad :-)

Dec 23, 2013
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Heading back to Original Farmer's Market for first time in years...wtf do I buy?

Normally I do not have a sweet tooth but for the bread pudding... Oh, lord! So I always go for that.

I tasted my friend's croissant bread pudding with chiles, bacon & cheddar. It was really good.

The other I have seen is also croissant and it had sun dried tomatoes and olives and I can't remember what else.

Dec 21, 2013
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Italian Chopped Salad

Never tried that. Sounds delicious!

Dec 20, 2013
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Heading back to Original Farmer's Market for first time in years...wtf do I buy?

Short Cake, Nancy Silverton's coffee stand / bakery. I do not care much for bread pudding but theirs was fantastic. They also have savory bread puddings that are quite tasty too!

Dec 20, 2013
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Italian Chopped Salad

I remember LaScala -- personally liked it a lot but that was YEARS ago when it was the only place to get one.

Though you need to tweak it a bit, I like Stonefire Grill's Italian chopped. For $19 you can get a salad that 3 people would have trouble finishing for dinner (they do have smaller portions too -- also They must have 10 salads on the menu)

You can get it with chicken, salami or both. I get both.

The tweaking: ask for them to chop fresh basil in it. And the dressing needs a bit more vinegar.

Get a side of breadsticks and good to go.

Northridge, Canoga Park and Thousand Oaks (probably have more locations by now)

Dec 20, 2013
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Italian Chopped Salad

I 2nd pitfire. The dressing can be applied too heavily so I get on side.

Dec 20, 2013
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Chow-worthy food in Woodland Hills?

Oh Yeah, I forgot Michaels Burger on Topanga Cyn in Canoga Park for breakfast burritos.

Also check out Daglas Burger on Vanowen, "where every day is fry day" -- killer seasoned french fries made fresh.. the ole twice fried goodies albeit a tad greasy.. A large is enough for two people, but oh so good. Eat them there, they do not travel well!

Dec 01, 2013
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Chow-worthy food in Woodland Hills?

Like Sgee said already it's on Kanan at Thousand Oaks blvd in a shipping center next to a Vons.

Fresh baked bread on premises (I prefer the hard roll to the soft) - I have friends who drive from the city of Ventura just to have a sandwich from there.

Nov 18, 2013
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Chow-worthy food in Woodland Hills?

Yeah, never been my first choice -- but it is in WH -- probably should have left it off list. I used to love green cottage. Now I go to shamshiri.

Nov 18, 2013
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Chow-worthy food in Woodland Hills?

Ventura blvd, south side, between topanga Cyn and canoga ave.

Nov 18, 2013
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