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Topanga

Agree. Canyon Gourmet an excellent, elegant little store. Great cheese. Skillfully curated wine and food stuff in general. I thought Topanga was all tambourines and tie dyes...Not any more.

Feb 16, 2013
petermike999 in Los Angeles Area

Topanga

I think you mean Canyon Gourmet for the cheese. awesome little store. one on LA's special treats.
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Feb 13, 2013
petermike999 in Los Angeles Area

San Francisco Chinese NO MSG?

Here in SF with someone who hates being lied to in Chinese restaurants with assurances of no MSG only to get unpleasant reactions from the stuff. Any solid recommendations on places to go which will not wreck my day? Prefer Shanghai style, but any fresh Chinese will do.

A beautiful Italian sausage?

Thanks to all for you for the links to the juicy links. I will check out all of these options in due time. Roma Deli tomorrow. Later San Pedro.
I'm a little less homesick tonight. I so appreciate the passion.

Jan 23, 2010
petermike999 in Los Angeles Area

A beautiful Italian sausage?

Moved here from the east coast, and I'm homesick for the incredibly succulent, beautifully seasoned Italian sausages that I can get at D&D Market in Hartford's Franklin Avenue district. There are like pork chops in a casing. I'm seeing thin, anemic wursts around here which when cooked get tough and lack juiciness, more like a breakfast sausage than the fatties I'm thinkin about. Anyone have a specific recommendation for a butcher in town that does this right??

Jan 22, 2010
petermike999 in Los Angeles Area

Tacos in SM/Venice??

Hugely popular is Tito's Tacos on Washington Blvd,. Near Sepulveda. Often a line, the fare is authentic but limited to beef, no chicken. Good salsa, beans, all very very inexpensive.

Jan 22, 2010
petermike999 in Los Angeles Area

Murray Hill or Park Ave S. Italian for Big Group

I am organizing a meal for after a memorial service for a loved one. The service takes place at 29th and Fifth. There will be 40+people. I considered catering, (still might and suggestions are welcomed), but thought it might be refreshing to step outside and walk a few blocks as a group and have a good Italian meal and toast to our beloved. Also, service takes place in a location which doesn't allow alcohol, so toast not possible there, unless we do cider...There are some serious foodies in the group, I imagine setting a menu beforehand and doing a buffet style if the place allowed that. talking about lunch mid week so need a place that we could take over completely, or large enough for a group that size to have it's corner...

Mar 12, 2008
petermike999 in Manhattan