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What diner on Laurel has great blueberry pie?

Four n 20 on Laurel Canyon in Studio City, across from Gelson's.

www.fourn20pies.com

Sep 01, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Best Ice Cream in los angeles????

Hasn't Milk closed down?

Aug 31, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Betsy's Diner in Falmouth

Note: It's Falmouth Mass, not Falmouth Maine

York Beach Restaurant

Did you get over to Brown's Ice Cream? Is it still good since Shain's took over?

Lobster Roll Recommendations

Whoopie Pies at Trader Joes!

Those little-debbie type boxed things? They just LOOk like whoopie pies. IMPOSTERS!

Aug 28, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Whoopie Pies at Trader Joes!

The east coast treat has made it to California! Finally! Six small ones in a package for $4.95 and they're not bad at all. Of course, for the real thing, you gotta visit whoopiepies.com

Aug 27, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Has anyone seen Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups in Los Angeles Area stores?

I've seen them at Rite Aid, I'll check tonight when I'm there

Aug 25, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Peanut Butter Lovers of LA; I seek your wisdom!

Vanilla Ice Cream with a peanut butter swirl and chocolate covered pretzel pieces, from Handel's Ice Cream in Upland. Worth the trip!
They call it "Spouse is a House", a take-off on the Ben and Jerry's "Chubby hubby" flavor (does B&J still make that one?)

Aug 24, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Best Veggie Burger?

Garden Cafe at The Getty Center

Aug 19, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

best chocolate chip cookies?

Betty Crocker Choc Chip Walnut Cookie Mix, add an extra 1/4 cup of semi sweet chips and use 6 tblspoons peanut oil instead of 8 tblsp butter

Some flavors spotted at SCOOPS today...

Is it Gelato or is it ice cream? I can't eat Gelato, too much cholesterol.

Aug 19, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Best Fish and Chips?

BROPHY BROTHERS has a location right next door to Andria's, now.

SEAWARD Fish n Chips in Ventura is the best, on Seaward avenue a block from the ocean.

Aug 18, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Need special occasion restaurant near Chatham with vegetarian options and 2-mo. old welcome

This is from a review on Yelp, so apparently it's not a "kids are off limit" type of place:
"Even the kids food was good, real wood fired pizza. And instead of a sea captain coloring page, each child got a mini story/coloring book to keep them well occupied during apps and drinks."

Need special occasion restaurant near Chatham with vegetarian options and 2-mo. old welcome

Wild Goose Tavern doesn't have much of a veggie menu, but the veg pizzas are really good. You could think about heading there for drinks and veggie-centered appetizers, then hitting someplace like the veranda at Chatham Bars Inn for the fabulous little dessert trays.

http://www.wildgoosetavern.com/index....

I scream you scream....

Name three successful places . And I'm not talking about high-end restaurants where they make their own and sell seven $8 scoops per night. I'm talking plenty of flavors and lines out the door, like you see at roadside ice cream stands.

Aug 13, 2009
jillso in Greater Boston Area

RI to Maine cheap eats

Downhill alert for Just Barb's. Any place with a "for sale" sign on it is enter-at-your-own-risk.

Dinner "Specials" in Los Angeles

Not quite what you're looking for but check out the "power hours" bar menu at Morton's. Most locations go til 6:30pm only, but start up again at 9pm until closing. Menu and pricing for each location on mortons.com

Aug 13, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

I scream you scream....

Actually lots more ice cream places in Mass use a base from Bliss Brothers, Blake's or Richardson's than Hood's. And wny? Because foodservice industry base is properly pasteurized and processed for them....an ice cream parlor mixing it's own cream and egg yolks etc would subject itself to terrible lawsuits should anyone get sick.

Aug 12, 2009
jillso in Greater Boston Area

RI to Maine cheap eats

Hmmm....what time are you leaving Rhode island....so that we can try and figure out whereabouts you'll be aroun d lunch time.

I scream you scream....

Oreo at Meletharb's, yum! I also love Cravings in Wakefield, Schoolhouse in Burlington, Carter's in Haverhill, Ron's in Dedham, Kimball Farms in Carlisle....Massachusetts has more good ice cream per square foot than any other place in the WORLD!

Aug 11, 2009
jillso in Greater Boston Area

Amazing Birthday Cake

Hummingbird Cake from BigsugarBakeshop! If you've never had hummingbird cake (it's a southern thang)...it contains bananas and pecans and pineapple and I'm not sure what else....but it's good!

Aug 11, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Where To Find "California Earthquake Potato Chips"

Has anyone else had these? They're SO good. The only place I can find them is at the Do-It Center checkstands, in small bags. Gelson's used to have the larger bags but they discontined them. The story goes that an earthquake sent all the spices at the chip factory tumbling, and the spice blend created a brand new flavor combination. Anyway, the taste is sort of a lighter and sweeter version of a BBQ potato chip, really yummy....if you see them in a store please let me know where, thanks!

Aug 11, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Bakeries

Big Sugar Bakeshop in Studio City for brownies!

Aug 11, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

Natural Casing Hot Dogs at Grocery Store?

Ralph's has 'em, their own brand, but not in the deli/hot-dog section...they're usually next to the bacon and the "Lloyds BBQ". Pavilions has the Nathan's natural casing, they were 2-for-1 a couple of weeks ago.

Aug 11, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

The Maine Diner, is it all that?

Yum! Berry shortcake at Merriland Farm Cafe!

http://www.merrilandfarmcafe.com/phot...

Good food in York Harbor Maine?

The pub at the York Harbor Inn is pretty good.

www.foxslobster.com

Barnacle billy's

Brown's Ice Cream at nubble light!

NYC to Maine Gastro Roadtrip

An eye-talian sandwich is a must whenever we're in Maine! Hold the black olives though.

Peanut Butter Lovers of LA; I seek your wisdom!

Call Glacier Ice Cream in Manhattan Beach to see if they have any of their peanut butter flavors available....they rotate flavors daily....sometimes they'll even have hard-frozen pints to take home, just bring some ice and you'll make it back to Santa Monica without any problem.

Aug 06, 2009
jillso in Los Angeles Area

NYC to Maine Gastro Roadtrip

Seriously, after driving to Maine from New York, I don't think you want to battle route 1 traffic up through Kittery, York and Ogunquit. Route 1 is not really a "coastal" drive at all through most of it, it is inland, and can be terribly jammed up.