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Good eats or farms along the I-99 (LA to Sac)?

In Bakersfield...Woolgrower's is good, I give a slight edge to Benji's, though, for Basque food. Los Tacos De Huicho for unbelievably good Mexican food, Sunday Brunch at the Crystal Palace will fill you up for the entire day, Dewar's for Ice Cream, and...if you have the time or inclination...a margarita at Mexicali.

Superior Dairy in Hanford...about 20 miles west of Visalia...is also worth a stop for ice cream.

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Superior Dairy
325 N Douty St, Hanford, CA 93230

Crystal Palace
3223 Sillect Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93308

Los Tacos De Huicho
123 E 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93305

Oct 14, 2011
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Eureka Burger Coming To SLO - Any Good?

There's another in Claremont.

Oct 14, 2011
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Eureka Burger Coming To SLO - Any Good?

Yes...way better than the Habit. Been to the Claremont location, the burgers are as good as the Back Abbey and the beer selection is awesome. Definitely give it a try, I'd wait a week or two after opening to make sure they get the jitters out of the way first.

Oct 13, 2011
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Hound-worthy Mexican with good margaritas and ambience?

Max's in Azusa is the best I've found at combining outstanding margaritas with good food.

Aug 12, 2011
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Does anyone also agree with me that Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles is just not that great?

Yeah, good...not great. These days, I'm much more partial to the Chicken 'n Waffles at Kindaids in Redondo Beach.

Aug 12, 2011
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Good meat and potatoes in Anaheim?

Might be a bit too ethnic for you, but Jaegerhaus and The Phoenix club, both specializing in German food, are kind of a mecca in the area for meat and potatoes. The Lorelai at the Phoenix Club also specialized in traditional steak and potato dinners as well. Both are very reasonably priced.

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Phoenix Club
1340 S Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

Aug 12, 2011
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Dinner in Claremont?

Mostly great recs...I'd add one, Eureka Burger at the west end of the Packinghouse makes great burgers, has an excellent selection of beers, full bar, is just a touch cheaper than Back Abbey and makes a great alternate if that restaurant is too busy.

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The Back Abbey
128 Oberlin Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Aug 09, 2011
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Good Eats near Metro Link Stations

La Barca is very good but sometimes they crank up the juke box to ear-splitting levels. Besides the birria, they have some of the best, authentic enchiladas you'll find. Great place, even better prices.

Jul 12, 2011
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Need help getting a taquero in bakersfield CA

My favorite taqueria in the world does catering, Los Tacos de Huicho. They're located at 18th and Union. Phone number is (661) 328-9490

Jul 01, 2011
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Best Pizza Place in or around Los Angeles

Pizza 'n Such on Yale in Claremont has a private room you can book and a full bar.

Jun 08, 2011
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Need a crash course in al pastor as it relates to the LA mexican scene

In the L.A. area, the best I've found so far is Taco King (not to be confused with King Taco) at their location at Gladstone and Azusa Ave. in Azusa. On weekends, they set up a cooking trailer out front and make some very good pastor on a spit. The very best I've found will take a 2-hour drive north to Los Tacos de Huicho in Bakersfield (at Union and 18th St.) who makes the most sublime al pastor I've ever had, on a spit 7-days a week, which you can pair with an unbelievably good creamy and spicy guacamole from their salsa bar. Only 99 cents at both places.

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Taco King
245 E Gladstone St, Azusa, CA 91702

Jun 07, 2011
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Restaurants Suggestion for Denver, Colorado Near the 16th Street Mall

I guess it depends, we had good service too.

Jun 05, 2011
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Restaurants Suggestion for Denver, Colorado Near the 16th Street Mall

Food's decent at Appaloosa and they have a great happy hour where all Colorado brews are $3 a pint.

Jun 05, 2011
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Big English Muffins - Where?

Fresh and Easy.

May 27, 2011
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Looking for New Doughnuts

I think this might be a small chain. There are also two Miss Donuts outlets in La Verne and they are also good, especially the location at Bonita and D Streets. The bagels there are also really good.

May 25, 2011
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Sausages to grill... best in Los Angeles? (East side preferably)

Hungarian sausages from Huntington Meats at the Farmers Market. Sorry, it's not eastside, but they're darn good!

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Huntington Meats
6333 W 3rd St # 350, Los Angeles, CA

May 24, 2011
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Lake Tahoe Restaurant Recommendation Needed!!

Second the Basque rec for Gardnerville. Also, try Cafe Fiore on Ski Run Blvd. Great food and service in a tiny dining room. You can't go wrong there, unless you don't make a reservation.

May 22, 2011
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favorite waffles?

Haven't tried the truck but I do love the Liege waffles at the Shaky Alibi. Tell the owner you want them just like you get them in Belgium, and not only will he give you one authentic Liege waffle, but he'll be your friend for life!

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Shaky Alibi
7401 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Apr 29, 2011
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favorite waffles?

I forgot about that waffle! You're right, it's very good, as are all the breakfast items at the Peach.

Apr 29, 2011
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favorite waffles?

Chicken 'n waffles at Kincaids in Redondo Beach.

Apr 28, 2011
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Springtime means Strawberry Shortcake at Boccali's in Ojai!

Fun place to eat, especially outside. Bring lots of cash though, they don't take credit cards.

Apr 25, 2011
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Healthy Mediterranean Food at Dogwoods Marketplace - Monrovia

I'll have to give it another try. Dogwood's has been terribly inconsistent. Really good one day, really bad the next. Used to go there all the time but got tired of playing the quality roulette.

Apr 23, 2011
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best quality ribeye under $12/lb?

Boneless rib-eye, "choice or better" according to their message, but I'd bet the sale is over by now. Give them a call before going to see if they still have it. They have a habit of having sale prices during the week, and expiring by the weekend.

Mar 24, 2011
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Ojai

Had no problems with service at all when I went and, no, I'm not a local.

Mar 23, 2011
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best quality ribeye under $12/lb?

On sale right now at Marconda's at the Farmer's Market for $7.98 per pound but I don't know how long it will be that way.

Mar 21, 2011
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Ojai

We had dinner at Azu last week and it was delicous. Mediterranean influenced meals and a good range of tapas. We had their chile relleno, crawfish, and lamb kabab tapas along with a delicious creamy tomato soup. Place was pretty busy so I'd make a reservation for dinner. Also open for lunch.

Prices were fairly reasonable for Ojai too.

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Azu
457 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023

Mar 15, 2011
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Hamburger Restaurant that grinds the meat on the premises

I love, love, LOVE Market Grill but the burgers are the one and only thing I find average on their menu.

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The Market Grill
525 S Shamrock Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016

Mar 07, 2011
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Good Gringo Tacos?

Pepe's is my favorite for hard tacos. Also has locations in Alhambra and Covina.

Mar 01, 2011
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Pizza in Arcadia/Monrovia?

If I'm in the IE though, I'm probably not driving farther than La Verne. There are many better pizza joints there than Mon-Arc, IMO. Warehouse, Pizza Barn, Pizza 'n Stuff, Joey's Red Devil, San Biaggio, Petrillo's (ok, that one's a little past La Verne in Glendora)...

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Pizza 'n Stuff
1532 Foothill Blvd, La Verne, CA 91750

Pizza Barn
2021 Foothill Blvd, La Verne, CA 91750

Feb 25, 2011
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Pizza in Arcadia/Monrovia?

I tend to forget about Carmine's, they are good. Domenico's is OK, but they used to be better. I have to try Alitalia.

Feb 25, 2011
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