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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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Pre-hockey suggestion in Glendale

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

Mar 17, 2014
chewbacca in Phoenix

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Phoenix

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
chewbacca in Southwest

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

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
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Any Mexican restaurants that serve Goat? (Glendale/Burbank)

I was going to say the same thing. They are everywhere in Van Nuys. You may want to try Birreria Mexico on Vanowen near Van Nuys Blvd.....fresh tortillas goat and lamb.

Feb 27, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Kid Friendly non-chains near Westin Kierland?

Check out Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa. They take requests. The organ is amazing and is from Graumann's Chinese in Hollywood but customized further. Cash or check only. Beer wine ice cream an d pizza.....all ordered at separate counters. Sounds crazy....just pretend you're in Germany. The organist rises up in a dramatic entrance. They don't make me like this anymore. The pizza was adequate but the experience is rare.

Feb 23, 2014
chewbacca in Phoenix

Los Angeles Dish of the Month (March 2014) - Nominations

Wow that looks amazing. However this month I am voting for LAMB. Pie sounds great but is more of a berry- autumn thing for me. If pies wins I will certainly seek out lemon and lime. Win-win.

Feb 22, 2014
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ethnics

Haji Baba on Apache in Tempe is great for Arabic but closes at 8pm and is like eating in a market. Cafe Lalibella, also in Tempe, is great for Ethiopean with their sourdough crepes/bread injera. I recommend the vegetarian combo.

Feb 22, 2014
chewbacca in Phoenix

Old School Vegas Night Out

2nd Golden Steer. We loved it. Table side service as well.

Feb 20, 2014
chewbacca in Las Vegas

Depressing Places You Like

Disreputable? If you call RAND think tank types and astronauts disreputable, then yes. One of those peanuts has been to the moon and back. It's still there I think.

Feb 19, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Depressing Places You Like

Likewise, lots of places in the sf valley, in particular any of those established 1949 and still going. They usually always have original interiors as well as locations. In the valley this group includes many ethnic restaurants too.

Feb 14, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Bean & Cheese Burrito, update

I love Kevin's style......more authentically West Coast. And thanks for the tip on the red sauce inside! Kevin you should do a food blog.

Feb 14, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Best BRUNCH in Weho/Beverly Hills

Definitely Sunset Marquis!

Feb 12, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Best Braised Short Ribs Recipe?

I checked the epicurious recipe and would try that one as it seems fairly classic. You can see how it goes and next time vary from there. I'm sure the super chefs have a twist on the classic but for a first go at it just go with a traditional approach. You really can't go wrong if you cook it long and slow, but do develop the flavors in the braising broth. Also nice for company dinners and can be made ahead and warmed again with no diminish and perhaps even more flavor. Those creme Fraiche potatoes are overboard and out of date. Don't make those, low cal mashed potatoes are fine since the meat dish is so rich.

Feb 12, 2014
chewbacca in Home Cooking
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Valentines Dinner

Wait, he just moved here a week ago. His place is probably a mess..it takes 6 mos to unpack! He probably wants to explore. Start in Eagle Rock and try Casa Bianca, cafe Beaujolais or the Oinkster. Then go back to your new place. And just have a nice little place carved out.

Feb 12, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Fried Chicken at Mom's Bar-B-Q House (Van Nuys)

I thought the chicken was good and was planning on coming back for fried fish Friday. They fry it for you so it takes forever while you are sitting at the table drooling. I also thought....next time I'd better plan ahead and call this in. Yes very home style and recommended.

Feb 11, 2014
chewbacca in Los Angeles Area

Grilling Southeast Asian Steaks this weekend; what to accompany it?

Wasabi mashed potatoes may work or any rice or stir fry noodle. Go with Chinese or Japanese rather than your usual Korean. Even an egg fried rice would be great ( add asparagus and mushrooms?!) Rooster sauce on the side

Feb 11, 2014
chewbacca in Home Cooking
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