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Favorite Meals Under $5

Funny, I was just thinking this morning that Costco sells a really good whole roast chicken for $4.99 If you're on a budget (or not) you can easily get 2 or maybe even 3 meals out of it . . ..

Sep 01, 2011
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

slider rolls at costco?

I was at Trader Joes the other day and saw them there. Not in bulk, but they had them.

Jun 27, 2010
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

Eggplant salad at Nairi's in Hollywood?

As a matter of fact, I did. I was having lunch over at CBS with some friends that had ordered a bunch of food from there for take out. I had what was possibly the best lamb chops I've ever had. Simply prepared, and grilled, they were like little lamb "pops", with 2 or 3 bites each. So of course, I inquired at the market, and I couldn't quite understand the gentleman, but from what I gathered, they have to have advanced notice, and like I said the big restaurant up front is for catering and events. Their meat market in the back is quite nice.

May 26, 2010
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

Eggplant salad at Nairi's in Hollywood?

Okay, I just had quite possibly the best incarnation of eggplant I've ever tasted. Okay, maybe one of the best incarnations. The place is called Nairi's market on Hollywood blvd., adjacent to Nairi's (I'm guessing by what I could understand in broken english) that the big place up front is just a catering/event place. The market in the back is a gem of a butcher shop/deli/market. They make a cold salad that (from what I can tell) has roasted eggplant, roasted red and yellow bell peppers, olive oil and walnuts. Is this some national Armenian culinary treasure that I've missed all these years, or is it just something wonderful that they have whipped up and is their little secret? If anyone knows how to make this cold vegetable salad, let me know . . . . I'll make the rest of the dinner and bring it to you!!!

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Nairi Restaurant
5065 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

May 22, 2010
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

Bacon Jam?

Anyone out there know of anyone making Bacon Jam? I dont' want the stuff you buy online . . . not very good, and pricey for a small jar . . . . Anyone making/selling it at any of the farmer's markets???

Mar 08, 2010
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

What's your favorite thing to dip french fries in?

Ancho or Chipoltle mayo!!! Slurrrrrp!!!

Jul 31, 2009
Warmsandz in General Topics

Spicy Meatloaf Sandwich

FINALLY!!! My favorite sandwich on the planet . . . . I always make my meatloaf with a few chipotle peppers minced up in the mix . . . and forget about having it hot for dinner . . . I've always liked mine cold or room temp on fococcia with the works!!!! And don't forget the cheese, please!!!!

Jun 18, 2009
Warmsandz in Recipes

Your GO TO Claim Jumper dish?

Widowmaker burger and carrot cake . . . . no question!

Jun 05, 2009
Warmsandz in Chains

Hole in the wall breakfast in Santa Barbara?

Coming back thru SB from a wedding Sunday, and wanted a good, not too expensive hole-in-the-wall place for breakfast . . . . suggestions???

Jun 05, 2009
Warmsandz in California

Hole in the wall breakfast in Santa Barbara?

Coming back from a wedding on Sunday morning, and want a great hole-in-the-wall place for breakfast that's not too too expensive . . . any suggestions???

Jun 05, 2009
Warmsandz in California

A review: Pop's Cafe, Santa Ana CA

The deep-fried french toast is the best!!!! I gotta try the CFS . . . . hummmm . . . wish I was gonna be in town this weekend!!!!

Jun 02, 2009
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

the quest for cobbler

Well I'm definately gonna be there!!! I have never been to the IFM, so I'm looking forward to it !

May 01, 2009
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

the quest for cobbler

Which Irvine FM? Is it the one at University center on Campus on the weekends? Gumbo AND Cobbler??? I'm there!!!!! Plus, it's reeeeeal close to me!!!

Apr 28, 2009
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

Special Occasion Dinner in Orange or Tustin or surrounding area.

Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen on Glassel in Old Town Orange . . . .Amazing!

Apr 21, 2009
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

One clove garlic?

Anyone know if anyone still sells this in the southern California area? Used to be able to get it at Trader Joe's and it was called "The Emporer's New Garlic" . . . . any ideas? Mailorder?

Apr 21, 2009
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

REVIEW: Katella Deli

You know, I've never had the carrot cake, but will definately try it next time . . . I DO know however, that their chocolate dipped macaroons (both white and dark chocolate!) are some of the most sinful things on this planet!!!!!

Feb 24, 2009
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

Louisianne tea?

I'm in the OC, does anyone know where (if) they sell the family-sized teabags from Louisianne Tea?

Jan 10, 2009
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

Louisianne tea?

I'm in the OC, does anyone know where (if) they sell the family-sized teabags from Louisianne Tea?

Jan 10, 2009
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

Anniversary Dinner in Palm Springs

Le Vallerius (not sure that's spelled right) is always a sure fire winner. It's housed in Charlie Chaplain's old house right off of Palm Canyon in downtown Palm Springs.

Jan 09, 2009
Warmsandz in California

Where to find Bocconcino di pura Capra cheese?

Does anyone know where I can find Bocconcino di pura Capra cheese locally? They're wonderful little Italian soft-ripened goat cheeses that look like mini-brie wheels. I live in the OC, but would gladly drive out of my comfort zone for some of this heaven!!!

Jan 09, 2009
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy beignet mix in the OC?

Where can I find Cafe du Monde boxed beignet mix in the OC? I know I've seen it on store shelves, but now that I want another box, I can't find it! HELP!!!

May 31, 2008
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

Old Towne Orange- lunch tomorrow- where?

Hands down - Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen is the place!!! I was fortunate enough to be introduced to this gem about six months ago by a friend, and have been back many many times . . . great atmostphere, not a huge place, great service, and if you're lucky enough to meet Gabbi while she's running around cooking and overseeing everything, then you have indeed had a memorable experience!!! I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! (Don't miss the corn cakes - to die for!!!)

Mar 23, 2008
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

REVIEW: Katella Deli

I couldn't agree more!! I've been visiting Katella Deli for over 20 years, and always have a great meal!! The bakery is OUTSTANDING, especially the bagel chips (which they make on the premises!) . . . this is truly a gem and worth the drive . . . I'm just sorry they won't open another one further down in the OC for more people to enjoy!!!!

Feb 19, 2008
Warmsandz in Los Angeles Area

Bread Pudding with Orange Caramel Sauce

1/4" cubes of bread? Don't you think these would be a bit small? Maybe to the point of disentegrating? I would think that at least 3/4" to 1" cubes would work better.

Dec 18, 2007
Warmsandz in Recipes