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Coffee Syrups - Where to buy?

You can buy them directly from Starbucks if they have ones you like. My friend buys them and they are quite reasonably priced. I'm sure CBTL would sell to you as well.

Nov 23, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Zam Zam market closing in Culver City

He might just want to come to the valley in case the area is too pricey! They will come!

Nov 14, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Kid-friendly yet high quality food in North Shore Lake Tahoe?

Was just up there and really enjoyed our grilled sausage and beers at the Mellow Fellow just over the CA border in North Tahoe. Normally I don't dig dreaded people serving my food but the ladies were so cool! Doing a great job on the chalkboard art/menu! We had a nice time and the husky is beautiful and working! Thanks for making that area fun for us. Also recommended for families and anyone. $

We also went to Gar Woods for the great m-f happy hour. The wet woodies are a super brain freeze (151 float!). This place also is a chain of 2 restaurants Riva Grill on south shore is also terrific! 1/2 price woodys and pizza and apps 4-6:30pm. Worth it and buzzy!

As for hotels, Border house is fantastic with toto color therapy tubs and frette linens. It is a historical place and everything was top notch. However I cannot recommend bistro Elise at crystal bay casino. Cheap but not good :(

Lupitas mexican restaurant in incline village was delicious casual and also family! The homemade guacamole and chile verde burrito were both amazing. Both a sea of green and super delicious. Wish I had a photo of the willie and the verde burrito. Memorable!

Nov 12, 2014
chewbacca in California

Dr. Sandwich - Middle Eastern fast food

Yes I work right by there and love the European flair. The guys cut the swarms from a large spit. They are heavy on the chicken with beef m-w-f I believe. The meat has a lot of cinnamon so there's that. They also have a small case of prepared take out. This place is Israeli and the guys are fun but I also must recommend the daily kabobs etc at sabzee market 1 block down and on the other side of the street. Also fresh flatbreads by lunch time from the tanoor. The neighborhood is not half bad. Once I popped into baklava factory and saw an entire bakers sheet piled high with tiny 3/4" Andy Warhol style marzipan bananas perfectly painted with the black marks.... Enough for thousands of cupcakes or ? I am still dreaming. I thought they were always ther but when I went back I found they must have Ben a custom order because their regular banana in the marzipan fruit salad was large and roughly done. The minis were perfecto!

Nov 05, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

The Pit, Smoked BBQ on Alameda, near Glenoaks, in Burbank/Glendale?

Ok I was just there. I had a groupon for $30 and so I got the sampler platter plus chimi churri mashed potatoes and backed beans. The vibe might be good for a bite but I would recommend pick up to go. Burbank was beautiful that day and they do have a small covered patio by the alley but apparently the city won't let them seat there?! The bathroom is in an apt bldg next door ( but clean and free perfume!). You order from the non people friendly guy who passes the order through a small window. The place is weird but the meat is good! The brisket was to die for, also pork, pork rib. Chicken wing wasn't crispy but not bad. The sampler platter did not even come with a slice of crappy white bread. Nothing, no pickles. The small $3 side orders . Beans were good but too sweet, but good. I didn't like the potatoes but days later made a corn taco with them and some meat and it was all good!

Nov 05, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

My silly Safeway seafood salad search

The one on Kester?

Oct 31, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Private Luncheon in the Valley? ANYWHERE in the Valley?

Epic bar has a nice room and will open for you for lunch for a part of that size!

Sep 07, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Cornesh Pasty in LA?

Yes, I'd say the food is authentic plus they have an English shop next door where they probably sell a frozen version. Pasty and a warm gin, yum! Not to mention they have 4 types of chips plus an array of fried foods. Bad good bad!

Sep 05, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Moderately priced large b-day cake

2nd Phoenix bakery. Also preorder and pop in. Worth the drive!

Sep 05, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy a porron in los angeles?

Like a boda bag without being a bag!

Sep 05, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

West Hollywood restaurant recommendation?

Ghengis cohen is good. Maybe go to the food court at the grove. Mandarette Chinese is also good. I like rid text mex on Flores and they also have some veggie options.

Aug 29, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Sushi Tsujita opens today. How do you think it'll do, w/Kiriko, Mori, Shunji less than 2 miles away?

Yes, I am occasionally behind the bar. Didn't mean to unsettle you though....I was just eating. Chewy <3

Aug 24, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Where to find thin sliced bread for tea sandwiches?

Any bread slicer can be set to cut thin slices. So choose the bread you prefer....and have it sliced thing I recommend seeded whole grain bread for tea sandwiches...more European!

Aug 24, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

I'll do one. Their hotdogs that they distribute free of charge to patrons and even people who wander by on the sidewalk during their quarterly punk rock BBQ, are incredibly delicious! I think they 're all beef and they have all the fixings including fresh chopped onions. Worth it to show up on a Sunday afternoon listen to free music, hang out on the sidewalk, and eat some free dogs! The drinks are killer.

Aug 03, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area
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Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

Yay!

Jul 26, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

Laissez les Bon temps roulez indeed. Are you open tomorrow morning for lunch before 1pm ahmanson show?

Jul 26, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Las Vegas

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
chewbacca in Phoenix

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
chewbacca in Phoenix

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Home Cooking
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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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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