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Any Good Organic Produce Stands in Moorpark Area

My partner and I are going honey tasting tomorrow up in Fillmore and will be driving through Moorpark on our way back home. Are there any good organic produce stands in the Moorpark area, or even around Camarillo?

Thanks

Jul 28, 2011
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Dog-friendly brunch spots?

The patio at The Fat Dog on Fairfax!

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Fat Dog
2265 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

May 25, 2011
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Gastropubs in LA - maybe it's time to start a list?

What about The Fat Dog in Montrose (and soon to be on Fairfax, too)?

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Fat Dog
2265 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020

Jan 01, 2011
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Place to Take Mom for 88th Birthday-Not Too Far From Sylmar

I think we're going to go with Alessio. L'Affair is not up my vegan alley.

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L'Affair
11024 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA 91345

Alessio Restaurant
9725 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324

Sep 28, 2010
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Place to Take Mom for 88th Birthday-Not Too Far From Sylmar

Tuesday is my mom's 88th birthday and I am planning on taking her out to dinner.
I live in Silver Lake and since I'm driving up to Sylmar (where she lives) I don't want
to embark on another mini road trip once I get there.
I was looking at Alessio's menu and it looks very good so, if nothing better is suggested,
that's where we'll go. But, I was thinking that it would be nice to go to a place that offers
really great salads, along with nice entrees.
I'm vegan so, obviously, there would have to be some options for me (which is why I'm
thinking salads...they can always be "vegan-ized").
Thank you all ahead of time.

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Alessio Restaurant
9725 Reseda Blvd, Northridge, CA 91324

Sep 26, 2010
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

North Valley - Please God, Where is the Good Food?

My mom lives in Sylmar and it's always really hard to find new restaurants to go to with her. It doesn't help matters that I'm vegan. One new place we tried was Cafe Graikos at Tampa and Rinaldi - same shopping center as Whole Foods.
Really good Greek food, lots of vegan/vegetarian options and wonderful service!

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Cafe Graikos
19346 Rinaldi St, Northridge, CA 91326

Jul 10, 2010
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Name of Spanish Restaurant, Used to be in West Hollywood

That's it!! It was one of my father's favorite restaurants and for some reason it popped into my head the other day. Unfortunately, my dad is no longer around to ask..
Thanks!!

Jun 28, 2010
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Name of Spanish Restaurant, Used to be in West Hollywood

I am trying to remember the name of a Spanish restaurant that used to be on Santa
Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. I believe it was in the same block as the Troubadour,
close to Doheny.

Does anyone remember this place?

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The Doheny
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Jun 28, 2010
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Babycakes of NYC opened - Downtown Los Angeles Today

I wasn't at the opening today, however, one of my clients had vegan brownie bites
and chocolate chip cookie dough shipped to me as part of my xmas bonus.
I have to say that I was very unimpressed and won't be rushing to visit the LA
branch.

Jan 03, 2010
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy bacalao or salt cod?

I just got the flyer from Claro's Italian Market and they have the dry baccala for $7.99/lb,
the filet is $9.99/lb., which is a good price.

I know their quality is always really good (according to my mom, who's the
baccala queen).

They have 6 locations - you can check them out online at www.claros.com.

Nov 21, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

South Bay Restaurant Recommendation - 2 Vegans in Party

My in-laws' anniversary is Saturday night so we are looking for a fairly nice restaurant
to accomodate their very average taste in food, along with mine and my partner's
vegan-ism.

Someplace between Manhattan Beach and Torrance. No ethnic - I know,
this is kind of hard.

Nov 02, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Caterer in Hollywood/West Hollywood?

How about Angeli?

Oct 24, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Meyer Lemons

I was at Pavilions in Burbank on Sunday and they had them.

Aug 19, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Where to find Fresh Ricotta in LA for recipe?

Maybe try Tutto Latte Express at 1233 Vine Street between Fountain and Santa Monica.

Jun 18, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Daiya vegan cheese?

I just read on a blog (quarrygirl) that the Whole Foods on 3rd St/Fairfax is now
carrying it!!

I'm sorry that I gave the impression that I didn't like it...I will order a pizza from
Cruzer again, but I'll ask for easy cheese. In fact, I may even get one tonight (all
this talk has me craving it tonight!!).

Jun 17, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Daiya vegan cheese?

We had it on pizza from Cruzer Pizza and, unfortunately, it seemed to us that they put way too much on the pizzas so next time we know to ask for them to go easy with the "cheese".
It reminded me of the lesser quality mozzarrella that a lot of restaurants use in that
it's kind of creamy. but, it was nice to have "cheese" on a pizza for change and i would
definitely recommend it.

It doesn't appear that it's being sold in any stores, yet. You can go to the Daiya web site and email them to inquire about that, but this is what I found when searching where to buy it:

http://veganstore.com/209.html

Jun 17, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Bye Bye to The Hudson in Hollywood

No, George has absolutely nothing to do with Hundson Bistro.

Jun 08, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Healthy Food in Woodland Hills

Yes, we thought of those 2 and, under normal circumstances we would go to Follow Your Heart (which we love), however, our friend is very, very heavy and, to be blunt, I don't
think she could fit in the chairs they have.

She is used to going to places like Cheesecake Factory, El Torito, etc., so I'm trying
to come up with something that would be like a healthy version of those.

Thanks for the good suggestions, though!!

May 23, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Healthy Food in Woodland Hills

We are taking a friend for a birthday lunch tomorrow (Sunday). She lives near
Topanga and Ventura Blvd so we would like to stay in that area.

She is dealing with some health issues and trying to lose weight so we would
like to go somewhere with healthy offerings. My partner and I are vegan.

Any suggestions?

May 23, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Good food close to Dodger Stadium

Canele in Atwater Village is only a few miles from Dodger Stadium and sounds like
it would fit the bill!

May 20, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

ISO Indian in Eagle Rock (delivery a plus)

India's Flavor is just up the 2 fwy in Montrose, on Verdugo, south of Honolulu.

We have found it to be consistently really good!!

Apr 05, 2009
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Selling Tap Water as Bottled Water.... [moved from Los Angeles board]

As a restaurant bookkeeper with a few clients using the Natura system I know that
it costs them almost $300 per month to lease the machine.
So, naturally, they have to charge extra for the water.

I do, however, think it's wrong for you to be brought bottled water (which you are charged
for) when you merely order "water".

Lastly, I feel the need to add that I have started out a meal with the Natura water and
had the busser inadvertently refill my glass with tap water and, let me tell you ,
the difference in taste in very noticeable.

Mar 06, 2009
gossamered in Not About Food

Canele Election Night Dinner

I just learned that Canele in Atwater is having a special election night menu:

Romain lettuce and tomato w/bleu cheese dressing

Meat Loaf of Roasted Chicken w/mashed potatoes

Apple Pie

They will also have a television on to watch the results.

Nov 04, 2008
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Best Vegan Restaurants

I believe Tantawan closed on 10/31...at least that what they told me a few weeks
ago, but i haven't been by there since. It's a shame because their food was really good!

Nov 03, 2008
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Zelo's Pizza (review+pics)

Based on all the rave reviews I've read on Chowhound, my partner and I decided to
try Zelo's tonight. I called this afternoon to see if they would make the corn pizza
without cheese and was happy to find out that they would, When it came time
to order (we decided that we wanted to do take-out) I called back and the guy
that I spoke with this time said that they couldn't do it. When I told him of my
earlier phone call he put me on hold and came back and said it was okay.
I also asked how the pizza would hold up from Arcadia to our house in Silver Lake and
he suggested that they par-bake it and we finish it at home. Great!!

So, we made the drive, which, in no traffic, was quite a breeze, picked up the pizza (which smelled amazing), came home and pre-heated our oven to 500 degrees (per the instructions on the take out menu) for about 20 minutes and baked the pizza for 10 minutes.

It was absolutely delicious!!! There is a blub on the menu about how rich their
pizza is and most people only eat 1 or 2 slices. Well, I think the cheese must
be what makes it rich because we only baked half of the pizza and it turns
out we both could have eaten more. But, the upside is LEFTOVERS!!!

So, this is my new favorite pizza...actually, it may be the only pizza I will ever
go out for.

Jul 27, 2008
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Where can I find a Ibrik turkish coffee pot?

I'm in Silver Lake. I'm going to check out the Sunland Produce place today in Sun Valley which is close. Thanks!

Jul 24, 2008
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Where can I find a Ibrik turkish coffee pot?

Does anyone know where I can find a turkish coffee pot in Los Angeles?
thanks

Jul 23, 2008
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

Need Delivery Ideas for Mt Prospect 60056

My mother-in-law is visiting her cousin in Mt Prospect this week and my partner
and I would like to have a dinner delivered to them on her birthday, 7/16.

We would like something nice, no pizza, chinese, etc. Is there a gourmet
service that delivers to that area?

Sorry to sound so vague, but we're in Los Angeles and nave absolutely no idea
what is offered in that area.

Thank you so much

Jul 14, 2008
gossamered in Chicago Area

Flor Morena Space Update

I heard yesterday that Michelangelo is hoping to move into the Flor Morena space.
There's been quite a bit of activity lately and, strangely, all the windows and doors
have been covered with plywood.

May 07, 2008
gossamered in Los Angeles Area

ASIA restaurant in Atwater/Los Feliz

Same owner, new chef. They have also changed the name to Asia Bistro.
The menu has been completely made over and seems much more interesting.
I was happy to see a number of vegan options.
http://www.asiabistrola.com

May 05, 2008
gossamered in Los Angeles Area