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L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- TAMALES

1) Dommy!'s mom's Yucatecan style tamales ROCK. I believe they were Brazo de Reina. But, if you can't get those, then these will have to suffice:
2) Guatamalteca's Chuchitos (Guatamalan Tamales)
3) I actually had some pretty decent tamales (spicy pork with red sauce and sweet corn) from my neighborhood Latino market - Baja Ranch Market in Monrovia.
4) The ones I make! Okay, you can't get these, either! ;-)

35th Annual Swedish Christmas Fair (Julmarknad) - Downtown, 12/7

Well, I was there yesterday and it was amazing! They had very good food - Swedish pancakes, Swedish Pea Soup (delicious), Hot Dogs, Shrimp & Hard-Boiled Egg Sandwich, Meatballs, Glogg, etc. Berolina Bakery was there with their baked goods and there were all types of food-stuff to be bought. The venue, Los Angeles Theatre on Broadway, was beautiful but it was a bit tight. This event is usually held at the Shrine Auditorium but they could not get it this year. There were vendors on 4 different floors with the shows taking place in the theatre. So many beautiful Christmas items. And such fun!
Next year, I will post earlier since I will definitely be there!
God Jul!

35th Annual Swedish Christmas Fair (Julmarknad) - Downtown, 12/7

I know there will be a dessert table but since I have not been in years (when I was little), I cannot promise anything. Sorry. I am working it today, so I can tell you for next year! ;-)

Dec 07, 2014
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35th Annual Swedish Christmas Fair (Julmarknad) - Downtown, 12/7

I know this is last minute, but in case you are interested. There will be a lot of Swedish Christmas food and a Glogg Bar, amongst other things. Come down if you can!

Flyer:
http://losangeles.swea.org/documents/...

Pasadena holiday food gifts, please

Me too! Several years ago I went to shop there when my car battery died (after many minutes of my car alarm going off - at 9am!) - awesome neighbors helped me shut it off. They were so kind - let me sit in their store and wait for AAA (they had to bring me a battery). I love their goods and they have a lot of fun items. I would be thrilled with a gift from them!
Prior to that, I was walking the grounds (did a tour earlier) and they let me take some of their Seville oranges after I told them how long I had been looking for them to make marmalade (I even posted here looking for them).

The burgers at Dog Haus (Pasadena Biergarten)

I actually like their sliders very well. Have never had a full-sized burger there, but the sliders are very good.

Oct 06, 2014
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Fish Dish (Pasadena): Meh, or Just Me?

Last week, I walked into the one in Pasadena and it smelled like what fish is not supposed to smell like. Walked out.

Oct 06, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Nominations

;-)

Sep 29, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Voting

LATIN AMERICAN SEAFOOD

Sep 26, 2014
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Outing to Sabroso for Bean & Cheese Burritos...

Hey Jess. Thanks for writing and I am sorry you were unable to join us. Strange the BO thing - never noticed it. I have only been on weekends recently since I live in SGV so there are always people there when I go. It has been there since the 80s (that I remember, maybe longer) so I am not sure I agree with the "not for the world" but who knows since they never seem to make that damn burrito the same. You said you had plenty sauce and cheese. We, most, definitely, did not. Although we did definitely have enough beans! Maybe they are just giving up and it shows in their apathy when someone goes back to the counter with a complaint (as I did). Wonder what management would think if people started going directly to them. Hmmm, but I digress...
And yes, the Cupids is one of the 3 remaining "Originals" - the other two are the one you go to in Northridge (Lindley/Nordhoff) and the one in Simi. However, the daughters (or granddaughters) of the original owners opened one in the same location as one used to be in years ago in Van Nuys. Corner of Victory/Tyrone. This one is in a strip mall.

Sep 25, 2014
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Pho Ngoon in San Gabriel

So what is the verdict? Worth it? I thought northern style Pho has a noticeable ginger flavor.

Sep 25, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Nominations

Ugh, Kevin... Bar food, Offal AND NOW Sweetbreads??!! How about a month's break in between? We do Latin American Seafood in Oct and Sweetbreads in Nov?

Sep 25, 2014
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L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Nominations

LATIN AMERICAN SEAFOOD sounds good to me, too!

Sep 22, 2014
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Outing to Sabroso for Bean & Cheese Burritos...

Haha! You guys are crazy! I know for sure: 1) not a rolls; 2) definitely not a jalopy; 3) did not walk or take the metro.
I had a great time with you guys. Sorry about Sabrosos. I was thinking about it afterwards (of course) and should have ordered another burrito with extra cheese and extra red sauce.
I hope we can all get together again soon! Happy travels, jelly!

Gordon Ramsay - The London?

My biggest complaint with Beef Wellington is that several times when I have had it, the meat is not seasoned at all. WTH??!! Invariably, everything surrounding the meat comes off and is eaten and then you are left with just the meat.

Sep 12, 2014
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Outing to Sabroso for Bean & Cheese Burritos...

Please do! It would be nice to meet you!

Sep 11, 2014
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Outing to Sabroso for Bean & Cheese Burritos...

Yeah! Thanks!! Dip their fries in Cupid's chili! Have been doing that since high school!

Outing to Sabroso for Bean & Cheese Burritos...

I am planning an outing to Sabroso in Canoga Park for their bean & cheese burritos (my favorite) as some here have mentioned that they would like to try them.
I know it is short notice, but we will be there this Saturday, 9/13, at 4:00pm.
I was thinking maybe to top it off with a dessert of Cupid's chili dogs afterwards!! ;-).
We would love to see you!

Sabroso
19714 Vanowen St, Canoga Park, CA 91306

Sep 11, 2014
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Gordon Ramsay - The London?

Thanks everyone. I have no say in where we are going. If I did, we would not be going there. But, either way, it will be a nice family event with people I don't see very often.

Sep 10, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

Yes - just sent email.

Sep 10, 2014
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Bean & Cheese Burrito, update

Hi Kevin,

1) It does look like Restaurant Devon is still in existence. Not sure if the bleu cheese thingy is still in residence.

2) Peach Cafe - definintely still around.

3) I have not seen an ice cream parlour, sorry. But I would love there to be one!

Sep 10, 2014
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Gordon Ramsay - The London?

My cousin and her husband are coming to visit from Norway and will be staying at the London. They will be hosting a dinner for us at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant there. I have not heard anything about it and was wondering if anyone has any recs? Thanks!

Sep 09, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

Yes! Definitely!

Sep 09, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

Should we invite others? I will be in the valley for a baby shower on Saturday...

Sep 09, 2014
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Bean & Cheese Burrito, update

If you mean where do I live... I live in Monrovia.
If you mean where have I been... I have been here at work! ;-)

Sep 09, 2014
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Martin's Potato Sandwich Bread?

Thank you!

Sep 05, 2014
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Martin's Potato Sandwich Bread?

Has anyone seen this in the LA area? Thanks in advance!

Sep 04, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

Okay, let me know when! ;-)

Sep 03, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

Yes, Bob. JCJ. ;-) And, yes Kevin, he is white.

Sep 03, 2014
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Who do you follow on the Los Angeles board, and why?

AWWW, thanks kkh! That is sweet! We should go and investigate places together! Anytime! ;-)