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Off-strip Dining

NY Times just did a recent article, 'Las Vegas, Off the Eaten Path'
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/din...

Aug 18, 2014
MariaFeliz in Las Vegas

Breakfast suggestions

I LOVE the omelets at Quartermaster. A Philly Cheese/roast beef is enough for two people and a steal at $5.50

http://www.quartermasterdeli.net/brea...

Aug 05, 2014
MariaFeliz in New Orleans

Craft Cocktails in NO?

Bill Hunt is still around, he posts regularly on the NOLA TripAdvisor forum.

Aug 01, 2014
MariaFeliz in New Orleans

Gentrification of Los Angeles Chinatown Continues--Little Jewel

AKA "geaux cups"!

Rumaki ???

Twin Dragon on Pico still has these on their menu.

http://www.twindragonla.com/menu/inde...

Jul 25, 2014
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

DineLA Meals Reported -- July 2014

Thanks for posting about Tonino's, we were thinking of going. And yes, we had noticed the sign about the express lunch, but had assumed they would have something different for DineLA. Ended up at TLT Food. Great $15 lunch. Beef Short Rib Quesadilla ($10 on menu), very good, if a little messy with all that gooey cheese. Beet salad ($5), on a bed of arugula. Panna Cotta ($3) for dessert, in a small cup, but very good, plus an iced tea ($2.50). Very good deal if you are in the area at lunch.

Jul 16, 2014
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

America's Test Kitchen reviews are meaningless

I get home just in time to turn it on when i get home from work. But I watch it to see what kitchenware they are testing like pots, pans, poultry scissors etc. Very interesting discussion...and anyone know who is that smiling, white haired guy with the bow tie usually sitting in front??

Jul 14, 2014
MariaFeliz in Food Media & News

St George Gins [California]

I saw the mini's for the Terrior, Dry Rye, and the Botanivore and bought a set. My favorite was the Botanivore for a "Vesper" martini, 1 part gin, 3 parts vodka, 1 part Lillette.

http://www.stgeorgespirits.com/gins/

Jul 10, 2014
MariaFeliz in Spirits

Westwood Village -- Thai House Gone!!! :-(

Wow, hadn't noticed the closure. I was just at that WF yesterday. Did you notice the new "Food Truck Parking Lot" in the empty lot next to In n' Out?? Opens for lunch at 11a.m. and closes sometime in the evening. I saw a taco truck and a BBQ truck. Supposedly there will be a rotating roster of trucks stopping by daily.

Jul 10, 2014
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

Ferrarini Products at Costco Alhambra

Tony, which Costco did you see the butter as a regular item? I was at the Los Feliz Costco a few weeks back, and I saw the tiramasu as a regular item, but not the butter. I'm assuming the butter would have been in the refrigerated section with the other butter's they carry?

Jul 08, 2014
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

Buy Softshell Crabs

Might want to give Seafood City a call and see

Seafood City Supermarket
134-140 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Contact: (213) 365-9100
Hours: 8am to 9pm daily

Jun 16, 2014
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

Ferrarini Products at Costco Alhambra

Thanks for posting. I first tried their products at the Los Feliz location a year or so ago. I've been lucky enough to catch them about 3 times and will stock up on their butter if I can find them at the LF location. I love their tiramisu as well. FYI, they also have a little shop/deli in Beverly Hills

9622 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Apr 25, 2014
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

Sub $5.00 wines, 750ml

Grifone Primitivo Zinfandel. Italian, can be found at Trader Joe's for $4. Great for cooking an italian tomato sauce and sipping.

Apr 24, 2014
MariaFeliz in Wine

The Best Butter Available in Los Angeles?

I haven't tried Buerre de Barrate, but if you are ever in Beverly Hills, you might want to try Ferrarini's butter from their deli on Brighton. They also serve sandwiches so I'm thinking they might have some behind the counter and let you taste.

Mar 20, 2014
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

June Texas BBQ Wedding Reception - Inexpensive White/Red Wine Recommendations

Yeah, very good selections. For your sparkling cava, did you try the Jaume Serra Cristalino? Very comparable to Segura and usually sells for anywhere from $6 to $8. I'm in Los Angeles and can buy it at Cost Plus as well as just about any market in town.

Feb 07, 2014
MariaFeliz in Wine

Reveillon Dinners 2013

I'll be in NOLA for Christmas week (Dec. 25th to Jan. 1). Any of these menus a 'must try'?

https://holiday.neworleansonline.com/...

Dec 05, 2013
MariaFeliz in New Orleans

The Great Pumpkin has descended on TJs!!!!

I wish they had that soup all year long as well. Our TJ's tasting area added a can of the organic pumpkin with a dollop of honey greek yougurt. I did nearly the same with mine, added a bit of pumpkin spice, but topped with their honey goat cheese

Oct 29, 2013
MariaFeliz in Chains

First colonoscopy

I did the split timing on mine as well. I had to drink my second Moviprep with Vodka (can't remember how much, but it tasted mostly like Vodka). It was the ONLY way I could get it down. I didn't tell the doctor, he didn't mention anything to me being odd about my procedure, and it all seemed to work out OK.

Oct 15, 2013
MariaFeliz in Special Diets

NO Restaurant Week - top picks?

Well now that I reread the OP, I believe my link is incorrect. My link on Eater is for "COOLinary" which falls during the entire MONTH of August, and not really "restaurant week"..RW falls in September

Aug 28, 2013
MariaFeliz in New Orleans

Brief report

gotta ask, what brand was the $40 shot? And yeah, asshole is right whatever it was!

Aug 28, 2013
MariaFeliz in New Orleans

NO Restaurant Week - top picks?

Eater posted a list of what they thought was the best of the bunch....here is the link

http://nola.eater.com/archives/2013/0...

Aug 28, 2013
MariaFeliz in New Orleans

Updated Punchbowl (for adults only)

Fish House Punch (from Food & Wine magazine)

I didn't use the peach schnapps, just half the brandy, and used some orange bitters and peychaud's bitters in the punch. For those who wanted it a little more pizzazz, I topped off the glass with a little sparkling wine.

3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
6 1/2 ounces dark rum
4 ounces brandy
2 ounces peach schnapps
4 ounces cold brewed black tea
4 ounces fresh lemon juice
4 ounces cold water
Orange peels, for garnish
Set a funnel in a large, clean bottle that has a screw cap. Add the confectioners' sugar and tap it into the bottle. Add the rum, brandy, peach schnapps, black tea and lemon juice. Close the bottle and shake vigorously. Add the water and shake again. Seal and refrigerate the punch until cold.

Bon Appetite magazine has a recipe for a lovely ice ring for your bowl
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/201...

Jul 25, 2013
MariaFeliz in Home Cooking

Lima Beans (in the style of Charleston)

Not sure what the Lima Bean in Charleston is like. But I use this recipe for Cajun White Beans (sometimes I use Lima's or great northern). The problem for me is trying to get Camellia brand beans which aren't common in Los Angeles. I usually buy a few bags when i go each year to NOLA.

http://www.deepsouthdish.com/2010/10/...

Jul 22, 2013
MariaFeliz in Home Cooking

Antoine's review in Blackened Out

Very sorry to hear this, wow the pix in the review by blackened out were pretty horrific!. I had a pretty good $20 lunch there last year...maybe I can go for a salad and 25 cent martini's this year.

Interesting write up in the LA Times recently about the restaurant.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwor...

Jul 09, 2013
MariaFeliz in New Orleans

Escuela Mariscos/Corkage fee?

Anyone know if there is a corkage fee at Escuela Mariscos? I've tried calling at various times during the day to find out, but just get a recording.
Thanks

Feb 20, 2013
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

Grand Lux Cafe Going Away...

I'm going to miss their made to order beignets.

Feb 19, 2013
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

Daddy Dough Donuts in Westwood -- has anyone been?

On Weyburn in the BofA building. Used to be the sandwich shop. We tried the samples of their cookies & doughnuts when they opened and nothing special.

Nov 25, 2012
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

Favorite All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant?

Vegas Seafood Buffet.
http://www.vbuffet.com/
$13 for lunch, $20 for dinner.

Next door to the Fresh & Easy store on Hollywood Blvd. Went for dinner, aside from all the sushi, salad, crab legs, Chinese food offerings, there was a brazillian churrasco, slicing lamb, chicken & beef.

Nov 19, 2012
MariaFeliz in Los Angeles Area

Cost Plus World Market

I'm going to have to try the Champagne stollen. I just got my email that all Halloween candy is half off today only at my local WM. I usually buy the lemon Loacker Quadratini cookies about $3 a bag. I also love the Zapps chips, and Abita Root Beer. Love that sherry vinegar mentioned as well.

Oct 30, 2012
MariaFeliz in Chains

Lobster Roll

Not a lobster roll, but El Gato Negro had a pretty good lobster taco.

81 French Market Place

http://elgatonegronola.com/menus/

Oct 19, 2012
MariaFeliz in New Orleans