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Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

Frozen in with all the other frozen Indian products.

I meant to eat it for lunch yesterday but I got too busy. Today's the day.

Jul 15, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - July 2014

I just now tried TRADER JOE'S KEY LIME PIE.

It was not the most sour and had some sweetness to it but it did the trick.

It had a nice graham cracker crumb crust and was filled to the brim with the key lime custard. All it needed was a short defrost period [okay, it's hot as Hades here] and remove the wrap.

I would recommend this.

I also have TJ's LAMB KOFTA waiting in the wings ... tomorrow.

Jul 13, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Chains
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Do you know of great weekly specials which a restaurant runs on a particular day of the week?

And Eagle Rock's CACAO

TUESDAYS:
Taco Tuesdays………$1.65
Taco Truck Style Tacos
Available with : Carne Asada, Carnitas, Chicken,
Vegetarian: Calabacitas & Nopales *not made with handmade tortilla

WEDNESDAYS:
Fish Taco
Wednesdays…...........$2.65
Ensenada Style Fish Tacos
White Fish, Battered & Fried on a Handmade Corn Tortilla.

THURSDAYS:
Taquito Thursdays.....$6.50
Hand Rolled Blue Corn Taquitos Filled with Angus Shredded Beef -or- Chicken Thigh. Comes with a side of Guacamole.

Jul 11, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Do you know of great weekly specials which a restaurant runs on a particular day of the week?

We may as well post the rest of Musso's Weekly Specials:

Daily Features

Tuesday
Corned Beef and Cabbage 24

Wednesday
Sauerbraten with Potato Pancakes 26

Thursday
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie 23

Friday
Bouillabaisse Marseillaise with Shrimp, Lobster, Mussels, Clams and Cod 36

Saturday
Braised Short Ribs of Beef with Mixed
Vegetables 37

Jul 11, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Milk Farm LA Cheese Shop - Eagle Rock

Related [I think it is the same author without going back and looking] ... but more photos :o)

http://eastsidefoodbites.com/2014/06/...

Jun 23, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Milk Farm LA Cheese Shop - Eagle Rock

A nice story regarding Milk Farm:

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2014/06...

Jun 23, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

NYC/LA pastrami battle - the three kings

300 No. Beverly Dr.
Beverly & Dayton

These folks have various ideas about why it closed
http://www.oldlarestaurants.com/carne...

the New York Times had another
http://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/16/gar...

Jun 22, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

NYC/LA pastrami battle - the three kings

I'm assuming, perhaps incorrectly, that the Beverly Hills Carnegie Deli failed because their "excess" was counter to the BH maven's quest for "thin".

Do you think there was another reason?

Jun 22, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

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

Do we know who the pastry chef is?

Jun 22, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

NYC/LA pastrami battle - the three kings

We used to have Carnegie Deli here in Los Angeles ... well, Beverly Hills. It was not so successful.

What I did have was good although I did not try the pastrami.

My first encounter, I was with a couple of friends working late. When the sandwiches arrived, they each came in a LARGE brown paper grocery bag. For a reason.

Jun 22, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

2014 Soccer World Cup viewing locations in L.A. area

USA is up for another epic game tomorrow.

Any ideas for a great place to watch?

I'm looking for some place comfortable with some nice wine to sip until game time. Then a good place for a late lunch or early dinner. Then more good wine until it becomes too late and/or too wild to stay.

After looking around, I seem to be back at my default World Cup place because it's somewhat close: 321 Lounge at Taix French.

I know they're comfortable but not sure about World Cup crowd conditions ... the USA surprisingly won the first round, now comes the second.

I know they can handle a need for good {French] wine for sipping. And good French lunch and dinner options.

Any other ideas for good USA World Cup viewing tomorrow? And may the USA WIN!!!

Jun 21, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

2014 Soccer World Cup viewing locations in L.A. area

My understanding is that Taix on Sunset in Echo Park is covering all of the games. Here is a calendar:
http://taixfrench.com/calendar/

Apparently I have lost the ad, but the site says they open at 8:30 AM for the games and serve breakfast in the 321 Lounge.

Normally they only serve lunch/dinner.

Jun 11, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

First Dunkin' Donuts Lands in Santa Monica

When you say, "it's an acquired taste", what is the issue? Odd flavor? How so?

How are the donuts?

Jun 11, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Corn or Flour Tortillas for Chicken Enchiladas?

From my perspective, I use only corn tortillas for enchiladas.

Jun 10, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Home Cooking

Ritz Carleton Lemon Pound Cake

Boyajian Lemon Oil?

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO...

I have some!

Jun 10, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Home Cooking

Ritz Carleton Lemon Pound Cake

A haha ...

Jun 09, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Home Cooking

Ritz Carleton Lemon Pound Cake

Yes, yes, a lot of lemon juice!

There used to be a website of a lady who made cupcakes literally everyday. She had a recipe on there that she called something like Lemonade Cupcakes.

I neglected to get the recipe and I keep wanting to try something with lots of lemon. I'll have to search for it someday.

Thanks all!

Jun 09, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Home Cooking

Ritz Carleton Lemon Pound Cake

You know, thank you for reminding me about her. I have had that recipe on my "to do' list since the book came out ... it's in the first book, isn't it? n Or was it the second?

I'll have to stop by the library to get the book since mine is packed up in boxes to move.

I've had good luck with her tried and true recipes!

Jun 09, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Home Cooking

Ritz Carleton Lemon Pound Cake

Thank you to the two of you.

I found the conversion and am linking it here:

http://www.joyofbaking.com/PanSizes.html

I noticed Rose Levy Bernbaum references both 12 cup and 10 cup bunts. i have distinct memories from my teen years not being able to get the batter in the bundt pan I was using.

And now, for something different: King Arthur Flour sells a "Half Size Bundt" made by Nordicware:

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/i...

Jun 09, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Home Cooking

Ritz Carleton Lemon Pound Cake

I am moving into my new house in a couple of weeks that will be so much larger than the one I am using and more conducive to doing things right.

I want to make a recipe I've had on my Pinterest for a long time: the Ritz Carlton Lemon Pound Cake that I will jack up with lemon juice from my new juicer. Here's the recipe:

http://www.plainchicken.com/2011/10/l...

How can I tell what what sized pans this thing is going to need? It calls vaguely for 2 loaf pans or a bundt pan, all of which are variable.

Any experienced bakers out there with a guess?

Jun 08, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Home Cooking

Samosa House Sunset

I drove by this afternoon and it's already open.

Jun 08, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

appliance shopping - los angeles area

Snyder Diamond

Jun 07, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Booze at GCM!

One would think the rules would not be unlike those at the Farmer's Market Third & Fairfax.

May 30, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Loose Leaf Tea in LA,SGV and OC

The OP seemed to be fond of Oolongs. I favor those from Formosa.

I order one or two varieties quarterly from my most trusted source. Here is my current favorite from Formosa:

http://uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp...

It varies from 125 g for $22.00
to 1,000g for $154

Their extensive catalog is incredible. Ask for it.

May 08, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Wexler's Deli to Open April 28 at Grand Central Market

The bread is a huge turn off!

When I first tried Langer's I immediately gave credit to exceptional bread as well as killer pastrami sliced right. Katz's has the same problem, blah bread.

Apr 25, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Wexler's Deli to Open April 28 at Grand Central Market

I have yet to try it, DWXO. I do more reading than eating I'm sorry to say.

I heard good things about Ugly Drum and read speculation about how long and deep their alliance with Mendo Farms will go.

Apr 24, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Wexler's Deli to Open April 28 at Grand Central Market

There is another high end pastrami entity floating around LA recently called "The Ugly Drum"

https://www.facebook.com/uglydrum

http://uglydrum.com

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish...

Apr 23, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Samosa House Sunset

I confess, I've never been.

The site of their first place was Bharat Bazaar which was my go-to site for a all things Indian, primarily spices. And killer homemade lemon, lime or green chili chutneys sold in Ball canning bottles. All of a sudden, after all those years, Bharat Bazaar was closed!!! I was at the height of my Indian cooking at home and had to find other options without it..

I may have held it against Samosa House and just never went. My BF had lived for 7 years in Bombay and I utilized his choice of Bombay Sweets and Spices on Venice almost exclusively.

Can't wait.

Apr 22, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Drew Barrymore at Ocean Seafood in Chinatown

More photos of DB on Sunday:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/...

I don't think she is endorsing. I think this is more a giving into pregnancy cravings as she is about to pop.

Apr 21, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area

Amazon Fresh in LA

I'm being facetious about "how early" since I''m off to work hours and hours before sunrise.

Both Silverlake & Atwater, my new nabe, have problems with packages taken off front porches.

I do have an Amazon credit card which I use constantly for rewards. I'll call them and see if they deliver on weekends or afternoons.

Apr 21, 2014
SilverlakeGirl in Los Angeles Area