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Where can I order an entire sugar-free (and maybe even vegan) cheesecake in LA??!!

Give Pacific Cheesecake Co in Glendale a try. They make both individual and whole "no sugar added" cheesecakes (also gluten free, savory, not sure about vegan). Unbelievable flavors. And they're generous with samples!

www.pacificcheesecake.com

Oct 06, 2013
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Chinese delivery in Pasadena

Give Fortune Chinese Cuisine a try. It's located at Raymond and Union in Old Town Pasadena (626) 577-1888. We had about a dozen dishes delivered to our office earlier this year (for our Chinese New Year celebration). The delivery guy was the nicest ever and exactly on time. Everything was quite delicious, from the beef with broccoli to the shrimp with black bean sauce. Fortune makes its own soy sauce and they do not use MSG. Plus you can request white or brown rice. Prices are very reasonable. Happy eating! And please report back!

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Fortune Chinese Cuisine
60 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

Aug 05, 2011
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Coupons and Deals- July to August 2011

Groupon for Chichen Itza...

http://www.groupon.com/deals/chichen-...

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Chichen Itza
3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Jul 23, 2011
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What is the best Indian restaurant in LA?

Enjoyed a wonderful feast at Akbar in Pasadena tonight. Everything was delish! Ordered the onion fritters to start (8 per order). Served with a trio of spicy condiments, they were savory and crunchy. Mains included tandoori chicken (really tasty, and sizzling onions were oh so good), bharta, dal (a little plain), basmati rice, garlic naan (the order consisted of only one large piece!), and coco lamb. We ordered the lamb based on recs from bloggers, and it did not disappoint. Wonderful flavors, though I wish it had been spicier. All in all, it was a very good dinner. Service was timely and responsive. Best of all, we cashed in a Groupon certificate and it saved us a bundle. Dinner for 3 (without alcohol) cost $75 (before the coupon). I definitely recommend dinner at Akbar!

May 30, 2011
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Good farmers market with organics in/around Pasadena??

I love the South Pasadena FM, but it was quite the zoo last Thursday because of Toyota's Farm to Table Tour. South Pasadena holds its FM on Thursdays, late afternoon through the evening (8-ish) at El Centro and Meridian.

Temple City just launched its own FM on Sunday mornings from 8:30 am till noon. It's still tiny since it just started. All the produce vendors are certified.

http://www.ci.temple-city.ca.us/News%...

Apr 18, 2011
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Indian in LA...with Cocktails

Mezbaan in Pasadena and Radhika's in South Pasadena both have new cocktail lounges.

Apr 17, 2011
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Reasonable Easter Brunch!

Have you looked into Almansor Court in Alhambra? Definitely not high end, but an AYCE spread that offers something for everyone. We usually go there for Easter brunch, stuff ourselves on salmon, king crab legs, and champagne, then the kids have fun putting on the green.

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Almansor Court
700 S Almansor St, Alhambra, CA 91801

Apr 17, 2011
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Shrimp and Grits for breakfast?

Mmmm... Just had homemade cheesy grits with fried eggs and sriracha. If you're interested in trying DIY, I use Bob's Red Mill polenta corn grits, available for purchase at Sprout's Market and maybe Figueroa Produce in Highland Park. One part grits to five parts water. Parmesean cheese is an easy flavor booster.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Elements serve shrimp and grits?

I believe that First and Hope no longer offers that dish, though it was on the Dine LA prix fixe menu. But Firefly definitely serves shrimp and grits for brunch.

Apr 17, 2011
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Which Corned Beef Should I Buy?

Got mine at Costco. $3.99/lb. Flavorful and not too salty. Prepared low and slow in a crockpot (12 hours!). It was especially delicious with the beer-spiked broth, red potatoes, and cabbage.

Mar 21, 2011
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The "Donut Egg Salad Sandwich" ... the doppelgänger to the Donut Burger

Pan fried spicy spam = overboard
Bacon = necessary evil

Feb 11, 2011
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Golden Deli Express is open in Temple City (SGV)

Thank you for the breaking news, Ray! Your post inspired me to walk over tonight to check out this exciting culinary addition to TC. The ambiance is as you described, and is notably well-lit and clean. Staff is young, very friendly, and generous with the herb/sprout condiments. While I enjoyed the beef pho and spring rolls, I can't wait to try the cherimoya smoothie!

Feb 11, 2011
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The "Donut Egg Salad Sandwich" ... the doppelgänger to the Donut Burger

Pancakes, syrup, eggs, reinvented... sort of. But the bacon is conspicuously absent!

Feb 11, 2011
Waverly SGV in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving to go dinners

Hi Neta! For the past couple of years, we've been getting a prepared turkey dinner from Fu Shing in Pasadena. While it's not "the best," it always gets devoured. The dinner comes with sticky rice, vegetables, and lots of gravy. Pour one container of gravy over the bird and reheat for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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Fu Shing Restaurant
4152 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90037

Oct 30, 2009
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halloween cakes

Try Merengue in Monrovia. Last year, they had a triple layer cake depicting a haunted street scene. Also, Bristol Farms will likely have some cute Halloween cupcakes.

Oct 30, 2009
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SGV Chinese Seafood for beginners, experts please advise

If you decide to go to Lunasia, here's a discount coupon. Enjoy!

www.lunasiachinesecuisine.com/Chinese...

Aug 19, 2009
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Yxta Quickie

Yxta Cocina. The smoky salsa roja is quite delicious as well!

Mar 26, 2009
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Yxta Quickie

Try the sexy purple jamaica margarita. It'll knock your socks off!

Mar 23, 2009
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Coffeehouse open late in Los Angeles?

Dec 07, 2008
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Sushi open for Thanksgiving?

Not sure if it's open tomorrow, but Takami in Downtown LA is offering "a full Thanksgiving dinner in a sushi roll."

http://www.angelenic.com/6079/takami-...

Nov 26, 2008
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Best Banana Cream Pie?

Last week at Merengue in Monrovia, I spotted a banana creme brulee pie!

Nov 26, 2008
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Where to buy prepared (whole) Thanksgiving turkey?

Mimi's Cafe in Monrovia or Fu Shing in Pasadena.
Grassroots Market offered smoked turkeys, but you had to pre-order.
Good luck!

Nov 26, 2008
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Eating the food of a different country every day and I need your help

OK, so you're not doing mail order or packaged products. But Holland American Int'l, a Dutch food distributor in Bellflower CA, may be able to give you some leads on finding an acceptable Dutch dinner. http://www.1dutchmall.com/

I also like Mr. Taster's idea of using your charm on the Dutch proprietors of Winchester Cheese.

Nov 25, 2008
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any good deals on duck hopefully less $$ than whole foods?

Grassroots Market in South Pasadena is selling duck and geese for the holidays.

http://www.grassrootsnaturalmarket.ne...

Nov 24, 2008
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Thanks Giving Dinner - Recommendations

If you're into the idea of eating and feeding at the same time, consider the Daily Grill. A 3-course Thanksgiving dinner (served thru the month of November) is being offered for $21.95 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Union Rescue Mission. I believe there's one in Santa Monica.

http://www.urmblog.org/2008/10/30/dai...

Nov 24, 2008
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Feeding a vegetarian in Pasadena/Eagle Rock area

Found this article. May be a little dated.
http://eatingla.blogspot.com/search/l...

There's also a new restaurant called Bean Sprouts in Arcadia at 103 E Huntington Dr., 626-254-8708

Nov 23, 2008
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Eating the food of a different country every day and I need your help

Apparently, Aboriginal Australian bushfood staples include kangaroo, emu, and possum...

http://www.foodbycountry.com/Algeria-...

Nov 21, 2008
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Eating the food of a different country every day and I need your help

OK, I've found 2 Liechtenstein recipes: kasknopfle (tiny cheese dumplings served with toasted onions) and ribel (some sort of grain or corn). Now all you need is a Liechtensteiner to prepare them for you! Good luck!

http://www.liechtenstein.li/en/portal...

Nov 20, 2008
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Eating the food of a different country every day and I need your help

Haggis = Sheep Stomach ... ew, ewe

See if there's a "Food Minister" at the Panama Consulate who can point you in the right direction... Consulate General of Panama, Santa Monica, CA (866) 420-4441

Have you found cuisine for Liechtenstein?

Nov 19, 2008
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Are Either Deep Fried Turkeys or Turduckens Available in So Cal?

Miss Peaches in NoHo offers deep fried cajun style turkeys.
http://www.misspeachesrest.com/index.htm

This year, we're ordering a Chinese style turkey and sticky rice stuffing from Fu Shing in Pasadena.

Nov 17, 2008
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Pumpkin everything....That time of the year!

Daisy Mint has a delicious panang prepared with kabocha squash. Mmmmm...

Nov 15, 2008
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