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Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2014

Yes- I bought in Culver City. I haven't seen on the east coast. Will have to stock up.

about 14 hours ago
carfreeinla in Chains

Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2014

I just bought some. What did you do with it?

Oct 19, 2014
carfreeinla in Chains

Gluten Free Montreal?

I went to APDC for the first time in about a year and was advised to select between only two options. None of the specials were GF.
I would go back to Le Marquise sans Gluten every day if I lived closer. Hands down best bakery I have ever been to...

Openings & Closings April, May, June 2014

I tried it. It was so sweet, I had to throw it away. that NEVER happens!

Pommes Frites

It has been a while since I visited Pommes Frites on 2nd Ave so I went last night. Seems that the fries are thicker, less fluffy than I remember. Anyone know if they have changed the potatoes, methods etc?

May 26, 2014
carfreeinla in Manhattan

Low-key pub in Brooklyn or Queens with great burgers and beer

I hadn't seen the Korzo suggestion when I posted. It is actually from the same group

May 01, 2014
carfreeinla in Outer Boroughs

Low-key pub in Brooklyn or Queens with great burgers and beer

Brooklyn Beet company sounded ideal except that it doesn't have booths- basically 2 large communal tables

Apr 30, 2014
carfreeinla in Outer Boroughs

Sunday Brunch Near Penn Station

ah yes- thank you for the correction. auto pilot is as dangerous as auto spell check

Apr 25, 2014
carfreeinla in Manhattan

Sunday Brunch Near Penn Station

Try Friedmans on 30th between 6th an 7th. Don't much care for the shop they have in Chelsea Market but this location is a welcome addition to Penn Station neighborhood

Apr 24, 2014
carfreeinla in Manhattan

Only got time for 1 BBQ spot in San Antonio / Austin area - Which one should it be?

I get a lawn chair. I don't mean to be flip but a chair, a hat and a good book. Can't think of a better way to spend a day off than that- and get Franklin's bbq as a reward. And City Market and Smittys- yes. Kreutz and Blacks no. That being said, either is better than what most other places have to offer.

Apr 24, 2014
carfreeinla in Texas

Breakfast in Santa Monica

Truxtons. I like some of the other suggestions too but this is close to you.

Apr 20, 2014
carfreeinla in Los Angeles Area

Good Bar Food / Pub Grub?

Molly's

Apr 13, 2014
carfreeinla in Manhattan

manhattan - best shop for indian spice mixes

If you are thinking of Penzeys, they have closed.

Apr 03, 2014
carfreeinla in Manhattan

Hometown Bar-B-Que Red Hook

Agreed. You asked so I answered. Thankfully I have many places left to try that hopefully will compare. Isn't that why we are on this site?

Apr 02, 2014
carfreeinla in Outer Boroughs

Hometown Bar-B-Que Red Hook

I have not tried enough of the Brooklyn places that have recently opened. When Hill Country opened its Manhattan location a few years back, I thought that they were really on the right track- unfortunately, save the brisket ( and that is my least favorite menu item when it comes to bbq), its no longer on my list. I don't tend to be such a downer on my praise in most categories.

Apr 01, 2014
carfreeinla in Outer Boroughs

Hometown Bar-B-Que Red Hook

I was not excited by it. Prices were sky high ( I am spoiled by annual trips to Lockhart) and quality was just ok.

Mar 30, 2014
carfreeinla in Outer Boroughs

Gluten Free Breakfast options near LAX?

Excellent suggestion. Will try it

Mar 24, 2014
carfreeinla in Los Angeles Area

Gluten Free Breakfast options near LAX?

I have CD and I think that the closest place I have eaten to LAX is Dinah's. 10 minutes is tough because it can take you that long to get in and out of the airport.

Mar 20, 2014
carfreeinla in Los Angeles Area

Where to have lunch with my four-month old on the Westside?

I just moved to Mar Vista. The one thing that I wish that they had were more places to eat. I seem to wind up outside at Whole Foods a lot. Been wanting to try Earl's Gourmet Grub on Venice.
If you tried Let's Be Frank, Pop's Hot Dogs is on Barrington and National, catty corner from WF. Also a little bakery with a few tables and interesting sounding salads. All not very foodie.
Sad...

Mar 16, 2014
carfreeinla in Los Angeles Area

BURGERS!

A bad one isn't worth eating in the first place.
I will order a burger at Minetta Tavern in NY unadorned with anything. That is one experience.
But I also like a gloppy mess of a meal anchored by a piece of ground meat. And that is a completely different experience. Where a good tomato is as much a part of the meal as the meat.

Mar 16, 2014
carfreeinla in Los Angeles Area

BURGERS!

We ate at Truxton's in SM this past weekend. I had a chicken burger which was served on a GF bun (great for me as I have Celiac Disease). My husband had a burger and couldn't stop talking about it. Lots of toppings. Will definitely go back.

Mar 14, 2014
carfreeinla in Los Angeles Area

Costco Food Finds - 1st Quarter 2014 [OLD]

I had a problem with these a while back- the bag swelled up. I called them and within a few days they sent me a Gift certificate for the purchase price. I would buy them again!

Feb 24, 2014
carfreeinla in Chains

Just moved to Bay Ridge - looking for advice (restaurants, provisions, etc)

no question- best burger is Brooklyn Beet Company. I order without the bun but my gluten eating husband orders it as is. Burger Bistro is fun. My bar burger choice is Salty Dog. Used to like Yellow Hooke Grill but they have fallen off for me. Skinflints was good about 15 years ago. Can't help you with bagels ( see above) but the meats are very well prepared at Brooklyn Market.

Feb 20, 2014
carfreeinla in Outer Boroughs

Just moved to Bay Ridge - looking for advice (restaurants, provisions, etc)

Best take out is Grapevine. Burgers at Brooklyn Beet ( everything at Brooklyn Beet) are great. Rotisserie Chicken at Karam. I have had a few low key seafood meals at Mussels and More- gets mixed love however. Agree on Chinese, Brooklyn Market, I like the pull your own frozen yogurt place on 3rd and 84th. Indian in BR ( yuck). You won't starve.

Feb 08, 2014
carfreeinla in Outer Boroughs

食 (shi) 86 and Bay Parkway (hot pot; chinese dishes; noodles) Captive Tongue Liberated at

Welcome to Chowhound. The site brought to you by and for Americans who eat strange things.

Jan 13, 2014
carfreeinla in Outer Boroughs

Drawing a blank -- really good somewhat touristy family friendly suggestions?

Interesting that I saw more than one infant at Spotted Pig this past week but I would never take a kid- way too tight a squeeze and the food isn't really kid friendly ( the choice of cheese on the burger is what does it).
Have you defined a neighborhood? That could inform the choice.

Dec 25, 2013
carfreeinla in Manhattan

Best GF spaghetti?

Tinkyada for Spaghetti.

Nov 24, 2013
carfreeinla in Special Diets

Gluten-Free Holiday Dish for (his) Extended Family

I tend not to prepare anything dippy. If something else is served as a dip- and usually has non gf crackers, people tend to dip non GF items into it.
I do a simple grilled shrimp- can be room temp so you can prepare ahead.
Dessert is always good. Try a lemon curd- something that is not expected and works after a heavy meal.

Nov 24, 2013
carfreeinla in Special Diets

Newark, NJ

thumbs down to both Nico and Maize. Try Mompou on Ferry- especially for lunch. My coworkers have been eating at the Elbow Room and Green Chick Pea on Halsey lately too.

Nov 24, 2013
carfreeinla in New Jersey

Modest Rehearsal Dinner in El Paso for 45 - HELP not from area!!

We had our rehearsal dinner at Avila's. It is a family tradition and often the food is subpar but they were easily able to handle a big party.

Nov 17, 2013
carfreeinla in Texas