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Brunch in Orange--NOT near the Circle

We've been to Zov's. Would love to try something new. Maybe a little closer to Orange than Costa Mesa--Tustin, Anaheim Hills...

Aug 30, 2012
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Brunch in Orange--NOT near the Circle

I'm meeting some friends for brunch in Orange on Monday (Labor Day) and we want to avoid the Circle because of the street fair. Any good recs? Near Orange would be fine.

Roberta

Aug 29, 2012
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Seattle: Dinner with kids

I have only visited Seattle once, fifteen years ago. I will be arriving on a Friday evening, plane touching down around 7pm. I would like to have dinner that evening at a nice restaurant--I'm a bit of a foodie, but my kids are the pickiest kids on the planet, ages 13 and 9. One will eat steak and burgers, the other will eat white rice and plain pasta. Any suggestions? We're staying near the Nordstrom and Macy's. We will not have a car.

Roberta

May 31, 2012
profberta in Greater Seattle

Burgers with special requests?

My sister's birthday is Wednesday and I thought we'd try Umami Burger. But, from what I understand, you can't "special order" a burger there. My sister loves quality burgers but she's a plain jane who likes her burger with nothing but pickles. Does anyone know if what I heard is correct? And, if so, any other recommendations for high quality burgers in the LA/Valley area? She would not like Father's Office--not a beer fan, and we'll have my 12 year old niece with us.

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Umami Burger
850 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Jul 12, 2011
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Fine Dining for Kids

My 8-year old son loves to get dressed up and go out to a "5-Star" restaurant. He isn't a particularly adventurous eater, so I would love to find some places that have a kids' menu. We've already been to Nick and Stef's. We'll go anywhere in the Los Angeles area.

Feb 04, 2011
profberta in Los Angeles Area

75th Birthday Celebration in the OC

My parents live in Fountain Valley, but we're willing to drive pretty much anywhere. My dad's not a huge fan of Mexican food. Other than that, any food will be fine. Thanks!

Nov 12, 2010
profberta in Los Angeles Area

75th Birthday Celebration in the OC

I'm planning my dad's 75th birthday dinner for a Saturday night. He does not want us to spend a lot of money. I'll be okay with a chain, too. I was thinking Cheesecake Factory and Buca di Beppo. Any other suggestions?

Nov 11, 2010
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Near Sunset Plaza for coffee and a place to grade

I'm heading from the OC to Sunset Plaza (Sunset and LaCienega) for an appointment. Will probably have a little time to spare and need a place to sit and grade papers. Any suggestions?

Jun 02, 2010
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Long Beach and Sex and the City

Going to see the movie in Long Beach on Friday. Would love to have some "film appropriate" restaurant suggestions.

Roberta

May 25, 2010
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Venetian, this weekend

Wow.

Definitely wasn't expecting someone to foretell the future. In the past, people who live in Vegas have been able to tell me if there were conventions in town or if a new show was opening that might attract big crowds. Also, the fact that it's the weekend after Easter, I thought I might get some insight on how that weekend might have played out in the past. That's all.

Apr 09, 2010
profberta in Las Vegas

Venetian, this weekend

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Apr 07, 2010
profberta in Las Vegas

Venetian, this weekend

We're staying at the Venetian this Saturday night and would like to eat at one of the restaurants there. Would love to hear what your favorites are.

Also, do you think Vegas will be super crowded this weekend? End of Spring Break for some?

Thanks.

Apr 06, 2010
profberta in Las Vegas

Tubs Chilli in Culver City!

I liked it! I had the Chicken and Spurs and my husband had The Smokin' Pig. We shook on the habanero oil and it was great! I agree that the potatoes were awesome.

The owners are VERY nice. We ordered a root beer float for our family to share. Our ten-year old son doesn't like root beer and was complaining that he wanted plain ice cream, so the owner brought a bowl of ice cream over, no charge. It's a family run business with two teenagers/young adults running the front with big smiles on their faces.

They told us that their business has tripled since the LA Times review. In this scary financial climate, I hope they make it. I wish we lived closer. I'm sure we would be frequent diners.

Aug 11, 2009
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Finger foods/Appetizers - Pasadena Area

Porto's in Glendale. Awesome and cheap appetizers.

May 14, 2009
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Special Occasion Dinner in Orange or Tustin or surrounding area.

The Hobbit sounds interesting but I couldn't find a hint of the pricing on their website. Do you remember? Anyone else have any other suggestions?

Apr 21, 2009
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Special Occasion Dinner in Orange or Tustin or surrounding area.

I need to find a restaurant that 10 people can go to on graduation night. We want it to be a fun place with excellent food and drink, but we also want to be able to have conversations. Last year, we went to Wilhelm's in the Tustin Marketplace which has now closed. The year before, we went to Opah's but it gets to loud in there. Any suggestions?

Apr 19, 2009
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Tamales by the dozen in Pasadena

Wow! Thank you to all. These are not for Christmas...just my son's birthday party this Sunday.

Dec 08, 2008
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Tamales by the dozen in Pasadena

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Dec 07, 2008
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Tamales by the dozen in Pasadena

We usually get our tamales at Tamales Liliana. We'd like to find a place that's closer to home than East LA. Would love some suggestions...

Dec 06, 2008
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Pasadena Chinese Take-out

I haven't had much success with the local Chinese restaurants. Any suggestions?

Jan 05, 2008
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Quick Meal on a Weeknight in Pasadena

You can't go wrong at Green Street. Lots of healthy selections. Robin's is pretty good if you consider BBQ as healthy food.

Dec 05, 2007
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Lunch near Sunset Plaza--Today!

I'm heading out to get my nails done at Jessica's and would like to treat myself to lunch. I usually go to Mel's Drive-in but I'm in the mood for something GOOD. Any ideas?

Dec 05, 2007
profberta in Los Angeles Area

best pumpkin pie in LA?

EuroPane in Pasadena. I brought it to our T-Day dinner last year and the hosts threatened me within an inch of my life if I didn't bring it again. Truly awesome pie.

Nov 23, 2007
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Moderately priced Italian in LA?

We live in Pasadena and our friends live in Eagle Rock. We're willing to drive. Any ideas? No one feels like breaking the bank...

Sep 08, 2007
profberta in Los Angeles Area

Favorite breakfast spots?

The Griddle Cafe on Sunset in Hollywood. Known for their pancakes but I love their egg dishes. And the French Press coffee is amazing.

Sep 08, 2007
profberta in Los Angeles Area