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

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about 6 hours ago
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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! ;-)

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

I would buy it! I miss his posts as well.

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

You have a point. I am not sure if the OJ still posts - I have not seen him in a while. I do miss him, though.

Sep 03, 2014
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Dosa/South Indian - LA area

For Thali, the best I have had is at Rajdhani in Artesia. All you can eat, vegetarian. I have not had Dosas from many places (only one, below), so I really cannot comment on that.
I took my friend who is from the southern part of India and is a fantastic cook to Bhanu in Pasadena (market with restaurant attached) for their thali and she really liked it. I have had the Dosa there many times and like it, but since I have nothing to compare it to...

Sep 03, 2014
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HATCH CHILE ROASTING SCHEDULE 2014. PLEASE ADD DATES.

Here is the list from Melissa's website. Some dupes, but I didn't feel like weeding through them:

Southern California Hatch Chile Roasting Schedule!

August 23, 2014 (Saturday)
Gelson's La Canada Flintridge (1pm-6pm)
635 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Sprouts Chula Vista (10am-4pm)
690 3rd Ave
Chula Vista, CA

Bristol Farms Westchester (8am-2pm)
8448 Lincoln Blvd.
Westchester, CA

Bristol Farms South Pasadena (8am-2pm)
606 Fair Oaks Ave
South Pasadena, CA 91030

August 24, 2014 (Sunday)
Sprouts Chula Vista (9am-3pm)
878 Eastlake Pkwy
Chula Vista, CA

August 30, 2014 (Saturday)
Gelson's Long Beach (1pm-6pm)
6255 E 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803

Bristol Farms Newport (8am-2pm)
810 Avocado Ave
Newport, CA 92660

Bristol Farms Santa Monica (8am-2pm)
1165 Franklin Street
Santa Monica, CA

September 6, 2014 (Saturday)
Bristol Farms Palm Desert (8am-2pm)
73101 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Marco's Salsa Grill Restaurant (8am-2pm)
6704 Rosemead Blvd.
Pico Rivera, CA

September 7, 2014 (Sunday)
Gelson's Palisades (1pm-6pm)
15424 Sunset Blve
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

September 13, 2014 (Saturday)
Gelson's Santa Barbara (1pm-6pm)
3305 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Bristol Farms La Jolla (8am-2pm)
8510 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92122

September 20, 2014 (Saturday)
Bristol Farms Pasadena (8am-2pm)
606 Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91030

Aug 27, 2014
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Hamburgef Hamlet coming back!

As long as they bring back The Hotsburger, I will be very happy!

Aug 13, 2014
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Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

THAT is smart!

Hat's Pastrami Chili Cheese French Fries

I'm going to throw this out there - Trader Joe's sells Poutine (or at least they did several months ago). I just tried them last weekend and they were actually very good. I made sure the fries were crisp (in the toaster oven) and then cut the cheese curds into smaller pieces and at the last minute, nuked them to soften a bit, put the gravy packet into a mug, cut the corner and nuked for 30 seconds. Put everything together - delicious!