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Sherman Oaks dining 'renaissance' - will it draw Angelenos?

I've been to tipsy cow and had their Poutine and small sandwiches for happy hour. I liked it a lot. They have one drink on special $5 - it's good..Ginger lime mint? Plus $5 beers. I liked it ..the Poutine was delish but it was my first ever. Nice tiled interior.

Jul 10, 2014
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Valley Place To Open Great Red Wines

The lamb shank at Tipple & Brine is delicious but they don't serve duck. Maybe you could call and special order.

Jun 27, 2014
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Ring Bologna?

I just got a couple boars head ring bologna discounted at Ralph's. It seems more of a sausage so I was thinking of cooking it with sauerkraut. I'm looking for other suggestion or recipes. Seems like many people pickle it in many different ways and eat as a snack. What shoul I do with this thing?

Jun 06, 2014
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Couple's first time in Vegas - Tastiest cheap foods please

Yes the $7.77 special at Hard rock is awful. Everything garlicky and bad. Also they forced us to buy a drink and the beer was $7 so the total is $15! Not a deal at all! I would recommend Ellis island above Hard Rock. We were there during Liquid over Memorial Day and the ladies were all naked w/ g strings and guys were just grabbing the ladies from the patio! It was pretty crazy and not appetizing!

Jun 01, 2014
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Why do so many taco joints have "berto" in their name?

Anothabertos, you must come over the hill to Van Nuys where there is an original Alberto's and so many taco joints you will go nuts.... About a 20 minute drive if it's not rush hour.

May 16, 2014
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ethnics

2nd Persian room! I've been there many times and the food is always terrific and the atmosphere calm and dignified. Very, very nice.always get tahdig with both stews, shirazi salad, kabobs.....can't miss with a delicious and cooling doogh and finish with tea!

May 16, 2014
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Boiled Peanuts in Phoenix? (No, I'm serious.)

Yah! Tru dat! I think the 99 ranch chinese market has them! Not sure it had been built back then.

May 16, 2014
chewbacca in Phoenix

Tipple and Brine...has anyone eaten there?

I've had their scotch and oysters deal-y .... A sluice? I forget ; and though I love both, I cannot recommend. We also split the lamb shank at the bar and the lamb was large and impressive knuckle, but the grits and fava were barely there. I wanted to ask for more grits! Expensive with a nice steam-punk atmosphere. I think my bar stool had memory foam for my a*s! Better than before, but overpriced and they need HH specials big time ASAP.

May 13, 2014
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Weight Watcher's Foodies -- Spring Fling Edition! May 2014 [old]

I had the Morningstar lasagna @270 calories and I think they are delicious and satisfying! I bought a few of these on special and then read some bad reviews....not sure why because they are great!

May 01, 2014
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Classy, secluded bunch for Wife's 40th bday?

Definately Sunset Marquis and take the kids on a tour of the studio so they can start making the big bucks ASAP and get what's magic about the music biz! I think a private patio garden is no prob as well as custom menu. About $40/pp.

May 01, 2014
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Any good Chinese Take-Out in Hollywood (Highland/Fountain) ?

Try Green Tea Chinese House Chinese Restaurant on Sunset.....particularly for white meat chicken and steamed veggies! Very good!

Apr 27, 2014
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HAPPY HOUR near Egyptian Theater? (Walking distance)

Yes I used to go to Cho Oishi in HH, level 4, Mon-Fri 4-7pm. $3beers $4 wine and wells, and there is also sushi appetizers on special. Nice to sit on patio in the summer and people watch.

Apr 19, 2014
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Anybody brave enough to go to the Koreatown Night Market thing?

Jesstifer, that's hilarious! Now I want to go. Details please, or link....what's this about?

Apr 18, 2014
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Loquats

There is a lot of variety in these plants. First you have to find a tree with the type of fruit you wish to eat. Then you plant seeds from that plant.

If you need a good seedling you could try papaya tree nursery who sell Big Jim and Japanese Supersweet varieties. If you need more direction find information from the Southern California rare fruit growers!

Apr 08, 2014
chewbacca in Gardening

Sunday Brunch Buffet

For a group Suset Marquis in West Hollywood is very, very nice. Beautiful garden setting, plus cool factor. The food is also very good

Mar 29, 2014
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African food(not Ethopiean or Moroccan)??

Toto's Nigerian is on Sherman Way in Van Nuys but I have not yet tried the food.

Mar 24, 2014
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Yorba Linda - corner of Imperial Hwy and La Palma

I also shop at Wholesome Choice and then I go over to Placentia for excellent Mexican food at El Farolito. If I didn't go there...I would check out some of the other Mexican food in Placentia...particularly Seafood, it seems. Also, i just heard there is a good deep dish chicago style pizza also in Placentia. If not I would head to Slaters 50-50 and have a burger, martini and onion rings!

Mar 21, 2014
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Pre-hockey suggestion in Glendale

Little Saigon serves excellent pho! What type of place are you looking for?

Mar 17, 2014
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i need a patio, wings and non craft beers in the realms of Silver Lake/Los Feliz Adjacent

Atwater Crossing? Not sure about the wings but I think they might have them.

Mar 14, 2014
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Which Corned Beef Should I Buy?

I cooked a point cut from Ralph's for 4 hours at 300 degrees and it was delicious and too salty but salty delicious. I am eating leftovers with red boiled taters and cabbage cooked in the juices after I removed the brisket. I need to get a couple more this week I guess. It sliced up nicely for sandwiches when cold this morning. When I was looking at them the grumpy lady next to me said she was off to Gelsons as theirs are so much better. They probably are...

Mar 13, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Post-Spring Training Game in Old Town Scottsdale [or Gainey]

I agree with the dress code thing. You can go anywhere dressed anyway in Scottsdale. My friend got in trouble on Main Street in Santa Monica walking around in a bikini and flip flops......this is completely normal in Scottsdale. Go anywhere you want. The bar at the top of Walking Stick is a great place to watch the sunset.

Mar 13, 2014
chewbacca in Phoenix

Favorite AZ wineries?

Wait I just re-read this, and can't believe I said it was in Sedona; The Cadeus tasting room is in Jerome, AZ.

Mar 13, 2014
chewbacca in Southwest

Boiled Crawfish in PHX??

Did anybody go to mardi gras there? Please report back. Or anywhere else for that matter?

Mar 09, 2014
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Favorite AZ wineries?

I have been to the Cadeus tasting room in Sedona and had a blast. Owned by Maynard of Tool!

Mar 09, 2014
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Empress Pavilion Space

Kevin and me too I guess. The same Andy Lau? I had no idea and am indeed impressed with his shirtless blue outfit in wiki.

Mar 04, 2014
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PIE - LA Dish of the Month (March 2014)

I'll try to venture out tomorrow to Four n 20 but I must say that I was thinking this was the best thread ever and the photos and recall! Aargh! I love pie....it is ever so much better than cobblers and I love especially many of those mentioned....banana cream at apple pan and most key limes. Savory pies are delicious as well. What a fabulous thread this month.

Mar 03, 2014
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PHX Los Betos, Filibertos, et al. - What's Good, Not?

I got a red and green chimichanga at El Molino and I think they forgot to fry it. It was great anyway. I also recently stopped at Filibetos and had the crispy tacos late at night. I thought they were fantastic.

Mar 03, 2014
chewbacca in Phoenix

Boiled Crawfish in PHX??

I see they still have the Rene wings. Is this Rene's place? No more Scottsdale location? What's the story? I used to live on their gumbo. Really good stuff and authentic.

Mar 03, 2014
chewbacca in Phoenix

What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

I really miss walking into the Source on Sunset and seeing Fabio eating there every day. I also miss Chasen's, Perino's, even Tail o the Pup. Plus that Asian French fusion place that was on Beverly down by Hoover in the late 80's....name? I also miss L'Orangerie and the place on top of Beverly. Hilton....oh, and Trader Vic's. I really do love eating. Good times.

Feb 28, 2014
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Moving to the Valley, what's good?- Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys

Thanks Chris! Good info.

Also, Pizza Rev just opened on Van Nuys & Burbank..$7.99 pizzas.

I do love Four & 20, their pies, soups are good and you can sit and smoke on the patio with your dog. Great for large groups.

I just had the Friday clam chowder at Corkys and it was surprisingly good!

Feb 28, 2014
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