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What is the one item you always leave Costco with?


Mar 08, 2012
Linara in Chains

Frozen Mexican food at Trader Joe's

I agree with you on the gorditas. They need more filling and less of the corn cake.

Sep 11, 2010
Linara in Chains

can someone recommend a good national brand of strawberry jam/preserves?

I've seen the Bonne Maman preserves in the store, but haven't tried them yet. Now I do!

My favorite that I've tried so far is the Kirkland Signature Organic Strawberry Spread. It has a bright flavor with big pieces of strawberry.

Sep 24, 2009
Linara in General Topics

Favorite Cereals (No Mix-Ins)

Post Select Great Grains - Raisins, Dates & Pecans
Post Trail Mix Crunch

Sep 24, 2009
Linara in General Topics

Coffee in Chatsworth?

You might want to try Breeze's Bakery & Cafe at the corner of Topanga Canyon and Nordhoff next to Baja Fresh. I don't drink coffee but all the sweets I've tried from there have been delicious.

Jun 13, 2009
Linara in Los Angeles Area

Yays and nays from Trader Joe's, lately [OLD]

yay: Channa Masala in the freezer section

May 06, 2009
Linara in Chains

Soft Serve Ice Cream in Los Angeles

I really enjoy the "frozen yogurt" at Costco, which tastes like soft serve to me. Only chocolate and/or vanilla and no toppings, but you get a huge cup of it for less than $1.50!

Apr 23, 2009
Linara in Los Angeles Area

Yays and nays from Trader Joe's, lately [OLD]

I looove these. I buy a pack every other week, and the other weeks I get the strawberry/banana pack.

Mar 20, 2009
Linara in Chains

Yays and nays from Trader Joe's, lately [OLD]

Big YAY from me on the Tomato Bisque canned soup. I first noticed it a couple weeks ago, tried it, and have had two more cans since then.

Mar 20, 2009
Linara in Chains

Foods you love at Trader Joe's that got discontinued? [OLD]

The Calabacita & Cheese Quesadillas! I loved those things but have not seen them in my local Trader Joe's for a few months now.

Feb 26, 2009
Linara in Chains

Sugar Free Smoothies, Shave Ice, Boba, Fro Yo in L.A. County?

There is a Penguin's in Northridge at Devonshire & Reseda. NW corner.

Jan 21, 2009
Linara in Los Angeles Area

Vegetarians: What chains do you eat at?

I love the Mediterranean Veggie sandwich at Panera, also the Tomato Mozzarella sandwich at Corner Bakery.

Jan 11, 2009
Linara in Chains

Bossa Nova WLA-ridiculously bad

I went to the Bossa Nova on Sunset based on recommendations from this board. I enjoyed the plantains but I thought my sandwich (Carla's Vegetarian Special) was fairly tasteless. Also those metal chairs were hard to sit on after a while!

Jan 09, 2009
Linara in Los Angeles Area

Hot's Cantina

I love Hot's as well. Tasty, reasonably priced food. I can personally vouch for the vegetarian tacos (veggie & tofu).

Hots Cantina
18673 Devonshire St, Northridge, CA 91324

Nov 20, 2008
Linara in Los Angeles Area

Working for 2 weeks between Woodland Hills and Westlake

Here's one suggestion for Mexican : It is very close to your hotel in the Topanga Mall, bottom floor below the food court, which also has tons of options.

Lots of chains in Woodland Hills also: California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, PF Chang's, Maggiano's, etc., not that I am suggesting any of those places.

Oct 03, 2008
Linara in Los Angeles Area

PETA Urges Ben & Jerry's To Use Human Milk

Sounds like PETA was just trying to make a point. From PETA's website:

Update: In response to our letter, Ben and Jerry's issued the following statement: "We applaud PETA's novel approach to bringing attention to an issue, but we believe a mother's milk is best used for her child." Hey, guys, that's our point: Cow's milk is for baby cows.

Sep 29, 2008
Linara in Food Media & News

Need Greek restaurant

Here's another option in the San Fernando Valley. Only been to this restaurant once, but it seemed pretty good.

Alexis Greek Restaurant
9034 Tampa Ave, Northridge, CA 91324

Jul 06, 2008
Linara in Los Angeles Area

Northwest San Fernando Valley Italian Food

I went to The Station today and had a wonderful experience.

The bread was sooo delicious. I had the pumpkin ravioli (loved it) and my boyfriend had the spaghetti bolognese and two Italian beers.

My only complaint is that my water didn't get refilled.

The Station
21515 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Jan 05, 2008
Linara in Los Angeles Area

Your choice for Trader Joe's BEST item

Carrot muffins. They taste and smell so good after they have been warmed up in the microwave.

Nov 23, 2007
Linara in Chains