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The Obama caravan at Roscoe's for a little snack...

I have never been to a Roscoe's.....any comments about their food?

Oct 25, 2011
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Best Sandwhich in Orange County?

I'm hearing great things about the sandwiches and soups at Deli-cious on Gothard no, of Warner in HB, but haven't been there yet (I think they close by 4:00pm). Have you heard of it?

Jul 18, 2011
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Seal/Hunington Beach Visit- recomendations food and fun

I just read an article that mentioned that Cameron Diaz and her parents were spotted eating at 320 Main in Seal Beach recently (she grew up in nearby Long Beach), so it must be pretty good.

Jun 23, 2011
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Huntington Beach, lunch recs

The OP was visiting lovely HB and asked for a place to have lunch with her hubby----that tells me that they should have an experience close to the pier, which is why I suggest finding an eatery along Main St or the new nearby Strand. There are many places to eat inside or outside there, which should be followed by a nice stroll along Main St and the HB Pier. Instead she received recommendations to eat at a tiny dive (Trejos has 3 small tables) and a taco truck parked in a industrial area. And traveling way up to Little Saigon (where most of the eateries are small, crowded, and loud) is also ridiculous.

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Main St Cafe
450 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Jun 17, 2011
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Huntington Beach, lunch recs

Sorry Das, I tried that truck's tacos and lets just say that I got what I payed for---actually, I thought a buck for two crummy tacos the size of a silver dollar was too much! And Tacos Jerez is a crummy little joint that I highly doubt that two visitors to lovely HB would enjoy eating at.

Jun 16, 2011
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Costco Hot dog

This may be a dumb question, but does Costco sell the same hotdogs, Polish sausages, and those nice big hot dog buns inside their store so that I can enjoy them at home? (I don't have a membership, but would talk a friend into getting them for me)

Apr 19, 2011
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Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. Opens in Beverly Hills

Larry King was a guest yesterday on "The Talk" tv show and brought the gals bagels from Brooklyn Water Bagels. He also had them sample glasses of water that came from their machine that duplicates high quality NY water. Larry said that he is at the eatery every morning.

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Brooklyn Water Bagel
262 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Mar 29, 2011
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Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. Opens in Beverly Hills

I'm anxiously awaiting reviews for Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. (262 S. Beverly Drive) which opened yesterday. Larry King is connected to the co., which plans to open many other stores in the L.A. area soon. According to their website, the secret to their bagels is all about the special NY-style water that they use.

Mar 19, 2011
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Anaheim recs near Knott's Berry Farm

For what you will pay for Knotts over-priced chicken dinner I think that 4 adults would enjoy a dining experience at Park Avenue on Beach Blvd in Stanton (about 10 minutes away). Its one of OC's best-kept upscale American-style eateries (but reasonably-priced). For a casual & louder meal I also recommend Portillos which is very close to Knotts (on La Palma Ave just east of Beach Blvd). They serve classic Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches.

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Park Avenue Restaurant
11200 Beach Blvd., Stanton, CA 90680

La Palma Restaurant
2700 E Gage Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255

Oct 26, 2010
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Is there any terrific pizza in OC?

Al's NY Pizza in Costa Mesa at 17th/Irvine Blvd is the best NY pizza that I have found in OC. Its better than Slice of NY in Seal Beach, La Rocco's in HB, First Class Pizza in NB, and other NY-style pizza that I have sampled in OC. The problem with Al's is that its a small joint that only has a couple of tables and is mostly for take-out.

Sep 21, 2010
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Arbor's in HB - Anyone been there?

I bet that you would really like Wong's because I seem to remember liking their egg foo yung, and their egg rolls are terrific. When I ordered egg foo yung at Fu Wing Low, I was given a plate that looked totally different than any egg foo yung that I ever had (it kind of looked like an omelette). The owner told me that it was the traditional type---but if I wanted the typical kind that they would make me that too (I haven't yet tried it).

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Fu Wing Low
16545 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

May 12, 2010
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Arbor's in HB - Anyone been there?

What didn't you like about East Winds? I have only been there once for lunch and enjoyed it (especially their hot & sour soup) and thought that it might give my favorite local Chinese restuarant, Kung Pao Bowl (right across the street from East Winds), some competition. I think that Fu Wing Low and Wong's serves a Cantonese-style that differs from the Mandarin/Schezhuan styles of East Winds and Kung Pao Bowl.

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Fu Wing Low
16545 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Kung Pao Bowl
6842 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

May 11, 2010
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Arbor's in HB - Anyone been there?

Since you probably (and deservedly) ruled out Gong's in HB for your Cantonese yearnings, I would suggest driving a little farther up to Wong's on Westminster Blvd. near Euclid. They have been serving their old-style Cantonese food for decades and I found it much better than Fu Wing Low (despite their friendly old owner) when it comes to the flavor of the food. Be sure to get the popular Wong's egg rolls, despite the rather high cost of $6.50 for the plate shown in the photo.

May 07, 2010
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Silky, Light and Airy - The Cream Puff (Choux a la Creme) Showdown! Patisserie Chantilly Vs. Bonjour French Pastry [Review] w/ Pics!

Oh how I long for the cream puffs of my youth delivered by the Helms Bakery man. They somehow injected their thick cream into their soft flakey brown mounds of yummy-ness----unlike present-day cream puffs that have their cream exposed.

Mar 17, 2010
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NY Pizza Tour

Damianos! (across the street from Canters)

Mar 05, 2010
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Downtown L.A. Bar & Restaurants With a View of the City?

That perfectly fine Servog----I appreciate your effort and it also let me know that the rotating bar is still open (I may revisit it for oldtime sakes and if my memory is right it seems like they had a glass look-out elevator which was fun). 20+ years ago it was THE spot to go to in L.A. for drinks.

Mar 03, 2010
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Downtown L.A. Bar & Restaurants With a View of the City?

Yes, I was looking for something other than the Bonaventure----but I'm glad to know that its still there and an option. Thanks for the suggestions...I will check some out (one is 54 stories up!). From what I know, L.A's tallest building (I forgot the name of that handsome structure) is over 70 stories, but has no public lookout area (too bad----the view from up there must be spectacular!).

Mar 02, 2010
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Downtown L.A. Bar & Restaurants With a View of the City?

Its been 20+ years since I enjoyed some drinks and a view of the city from atop the revolving bar at the Bonaventure Hotel. L.A.'s skyline has grown since then and I am wondering if any of those skyscrapers have a bar-restaurant with a view? Or do I have to return to the Bonaventure?

Mar 02, 2010
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best BAGEL in LA

I may be wrong about this, but I believe that the 1/2 price after 3pm deal is only for Monday-Friday...Its been almost a year, but when I was anywhere near Brooklyn Bagel after 3pm I made it a point to get whatever was left of the wonderful cheese/onion-topped bagels that would normally cost $1 each. They're probably more now and saving 50% is a good deal!

Feb 21, 2010
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Where Can I Find a Banana Fritter Donut?

I read that Stans has a blueberry fritter (which also sounds delicious) but have seen nothing about a banana fritter.

Feb 21, 2010
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Where Can I Find a Banana Fritter Donut?

I found a photo showing the kind of banana fritter that I saw on a tv food show. Its found at Voodoo Donuts up in Oregon (they make all kinds of exciting donuts!). I attached a photo of their banana fritter topped with peanut butter and chocolate. It must taste SO good!

Feb 20, 2010
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Where Can I Find a Banana Fritter Donut?

Thanks for the suggestions, but I was looking for something not Asian-style (which are more like banana slices fried tempura-style and served with chocolate or other sauces). What I saw on the Tv food episode looked just like the big apple fritters that are found in donut shops---except they were made using pieces of bananas.

Feb 14, 2010
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Where Can I Find a Banana Fritter Donut?

I was watching a food program on tv and they showed a wonderful donut shop somewhere across the country that served banana fritters. I have only seen apple fritters at donut shops-----does anybody know of a place where I can find banana fritters?

Feb 12, 2010
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NY Style Chinese food in LA?

Golden Star is a classic 1950-60's Cantonese-style restaurant----I love their cheap lunch specials, especially the pork chowmein/egg foo yung/fried rice/tea & cookies combo for only $5! Egg rolls are extra and cost $4 for two (but they are huge and yummy), but you can ask for a 1/2 order of just one. Their longtime owner/waitress is very friendly...

Feb 11, 2010
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Bob's Big Boy - in PASADENA???!!!

Disappointed to learn that their shakes aren't the same soft-serve-style ice cream....they had to be eaten with a spoon. They were similar to Wendy's frosties but it was much better to enjoy them at a Bob's Big Boy restaurant.

Feb 06, 2010
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Umami Burger, does hipster cred excuse terrible service?

I remember the late great L.A. food critic Elmer Dills and one of his dining pet-peeves was when dishes that were hardly touched were taken away by the server----but without any question as to why it wasn't eaten! In cases of very bad service, Elmer always said to write or call the management and let them know of your displeasure (Elmer said that many unknowing restaurant owners would appreciate knowing when their employees are not providing good service to valued customers).

Jan 18, 2010
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Best Super Bowl 6 Foot Subs, in sf valley. Brents's Deli or Dan's Super Subs can't decide?

Moneywise, I don't understand the appeal of a 6-foot sandwich. Dan's would break down to $13/ft. and Brent's at almost $20/ft. I suppose that you're paying for the visual appeal and delivery, but I'd rather save money by ordering a bunch of ft. long sandwiches of different varieties (you can maybe find out what types of meats & cheese your guests may prefer). I don't know the Sf Valley but I would think that lots of places can make terrific ft. long subs for about $8 or $9 apiece. With the savings you would have more money for other items---and beer!

Jan 17, 2010
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Where can I watch sports on a Sunday as close as possible to Dorothy Chandler?

Since you need to be within walking distance I would suggest finding out if the parking attendants have a tv in their little booth that you can look at. Maybe the ushers at Dorothy Chandler have a little place where a tv is set up for them? Also, since the game is on regular broadcast-tv, maybe you can borrow someone's pocket-sized tv and follow the game that way?

Jan 10, 2010
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Looking for a REALLY GREAT burger place and New York Style pizza place

You should say something to the owners about the burnt pizza that you received. I remember the late great restaurant critic Elmer Dills always admonishing people to let the owners of food establishments know when they have a bad experience. He would say that oftentimes they are unaware of their employee's poor performance and would rather make amends than lose a customer. It should also result in a complimentary pizza for ya...

Dec 12, 2009
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Hollywood Pho

The Hollywood Forever cemetary might not like that proposed name....how about "Hollywood Pho-nies"? HaHaHa

Dec 06, 2009
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