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Best lunch in Costa Mesa/Irvine/Santa Ana for under $10

Not the locations mentioned but La Palma Chicken Pie Shop & Bakery in Anaheim is a hidden treasure. The best chicken pot pie I have had in a long while. You can get a dinner with soup and salad and entree and dessert (get any of the fruit pies) for less than $7.00. Their lunch items are even less expensive the least expensive being chicken giblets at $4.80 and the most at deep-fried scallops at $6.15. It's on the corner of La Palma & Euclid. It has been there since 1953 so they must be doing something right.

Sep 25, 2013
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Lunch near the Huntington Gardens.

Try the cafe that is in the Chinese Garden. Yes there is a restaurant there, a hidden gem. I had an excellent beef short rib soup with rice noodles and mustard greens. You can sit nearby and enjoy a view of the lake and mountains while you eat.

Apr 18, 2013
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old school green goddess dressing - anywhere?

The late lamented Velvet Turtle restaruant green goddess dressing had avacado in it. So yes some green goddess dressing recipes have avacado in it

http://www.secretrecipes.com/recipe_c...

Aug 20, 2012
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What are your favorite dives and cheap eats WORTH THE DRIVE?

I have never had Tito's Tacos but after having to remove the filling of a Jack in the Box taco so someone could have a "vegetarian" taco when I was 19 years old (working at a Jack in the Box) I doubt Tito's tacos could be any worse. I could never eat those (Jack in the Box) tacos again.

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Tito's Tacos
11222 Washington Pl, Culver City, CA 90230

Mar 29, 2011
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What are your favorite dives and cheap eats WORTH THE DRIVE?

Sorry that should have been Younan Mediterranean Terrace. It was friday and I was tired. Didn't realize it till I got to Younan to pick up dinner.

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Younan Mediterranean Terrace
1920 W Whittier Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631

Mar 28, 2011
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What are your favorite dives and cheap eats WORTH THE DRIVE?

Pho So 1 (Reseda) duck curry with rice

Ambala Dhaba (Little India) the lunch specials espeically the goat curry

Mumbai Ki Galliyon Se (also Little India) Vegitarian Mumbai street food

Full House Seafoodin the food court(Arcadia) cheap dim sum to go

Food Court at President's Square (Arcadia)This is the same as Full Hoause Seafood take out. I haven't had a bad thing from any of the stalls.. In particular check out R.J. Pastire [sp?] wonderul, beautiful French Chinses fusion pasteries many for under $5.00.

Younnan's Mediterrean Garden (La Habra) Not a drive for me but it would be for others. Excellent Middle Eastern food at a great price. If they have their meat with either green beans or okra try it. They also offer a complimentary appetizer of olive oil infused with zattar and pita.

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Ambala Dhaba
1781 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Mumbai Ki Galliyon Se
17705 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 90701

Mar 25, 2011
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Bangers in LA?

You're welcome! I want to keep Bob in business. :-) Bob's bangers are the best! And you can pick up reasonably priced jar of Coleman's mustard to go with your bangers.

Mar 16, 2011
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Bangers in LA?

Bob's Quality British Butcher Shop in Granada Hills on the corner of Balboa Blvd and San Fernando Misssion behind the Trader Joe's. He makes them fresh every morning. But you have to get there early because once that batch goes he won't make anymore for the day. They are worth the effort! Really good other meats and British products.

Mar 16, 2011
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Bejing Duck House

I noticed an Open sign yesterday afternoon as I was driving home.

Feb 15, 2011
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SoCal Artisanal Food Producers?

E. Waldo Ward. Maker of fine jams, jellies preserves and pickled and preserved things. Family owned for over 100 years.

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E Waldo Ward & Son Marmalades
273 E Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Jan 28, 2011
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My High School Culinary Society went to...

Oh yeah I remember now. For cheese I think I recommended Nicole's Gourmet Foods in South Pas. She has free cheese tastings Thursdays during the Farmers Market and Saturdays as well. Have your kids had a Farmers Market experiance yet?

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Nicole's Gourmet Foods
921 Meridian Ave, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Jan 28, 2011
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My High School Culinary Society went to...

Good for you! I luckily had parents who took me to restaurants of various cusines when I was young. Other kids aren't so lucky. Where are you maybe we can give you tips on cheap restaurants for Greek (though even Daphanes is a step in the right direction) and dim sum (Full House Seafood has in Arcadia, a to go dim sum in the Food Court)

Jan 28, 2011
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Hand Pulled Noodles in Los Angeles?

Malan puls their noodles to order so yes throughout the day.

Jan 28, 2011
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Defunct Restaurants ......are these all long gone ?

The A&W multibrand I stated is in Orange County.

Jan 28, 2011
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Defunct Restaurants ......are these all long gone ?

AW along comboed with a KFC on Beach Blvd near Imperial Hwy in La Habra.

Jan 28, 2011
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Bejing Duck House

Driving up Rosemead Blvd just north of Longdon lately I've noticed a sign for a new restaurant (still under construction) were a sports bar used to be. The sign says Bejing Duck. Has anyone heard about this restaurant? Will I have finally have the oppertunity to try Bejing duck three ways? Will I find enough people to go with me to get through tsuch a meal?

So Chowhounders anyone? anyone?

Jan 13, 2011
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You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

You're welcome. :-) I like them on my greens. I top off the bottle off every now & then with some white distilled vinigar. Makes last longer.

Jan 13, 2011
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You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

orythedog

Albertson's in La Habra carries it in it's "Southern" food section. I know because I bought it there.

Jan 13, 2011
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The Current State of Dumplings in SGV

Please note it is the Dumpling Master in Montrey Park that is closed not the Dumpling Master in Hacienda Hieights

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Dumpling Master Restaurant
423 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Dec 30, 2010
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Inexpensive hole in the wall good American food Pasadena?

Andy's Coffee Shop on Colorado near Hill St.. Classic diner.

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Andy's Coffee Shop
1234 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106

Dec 30, 2010
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Chinese Food on Thanksgiving

But only after your neighbors' mangy bloodhounds have eaten your turkey. ;-)

Nov 22, 2010
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NY Style Chinese food in LA?

It has benn my understanding that Madame Wu invented Chinese Chicken Salad. Please see here:

http://china.usc.edu/ShowArticle.aspx?articleID=1272&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

and here

http://china.usc.edu/ShowArticle.aspx...

Nov 12, 2010
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NY Style Chinese food in LA?

I thought Chinese Chicken salad was invented by Madame Wu.

Nov 11, 2010
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NY Style Chinese food in LA?

There was also Cathy de Grande in Hollywood before it became a punk nightclub.

Nov 09, 2010
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NY Style Chinese food in LA?

I remember a Sichuan restaurant in Santa Monica in the early seventies called Chung King. It is where I was introduced to mu shu pork, tea smoked duck and sizzling rice soup.

Nov 09, 2010
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NY Style Chinese food in LA?

I am considering bbq pork won ton soup from them for tonight.

Nov 08, 2010
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Best thing I ate at the L.A. County Fair...

I don't know but I had a perfectly good bowl of red beans & rice at Herny Belle's in the Piarte's Life area and a wonderful pint that I took home of Dr. Bob's strawberry, sour cream & brown sugar ice cream to take home and both of them seemed to br unique non chain food providers

Sep 27, 2010
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Best thing I ate at the L.A. County Fair...

Last year it was Dr. Bob's Soy Sauce ice cream. I can recall the salty carmel taste and it's dense creaminess. I am going with some friends this Saturday. Any reccomendations? My best friend owes me a meal She prefers the BBQ near the "Mexican Villaige" I'd like to try something different that would leave room for some Dr. Bob's ice cream.

Sep 20, 2010
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Review: Langer's Delicatessan - Los Angeles

As also a Jew I agree with you Mr Taster. With pastrami the simpler the better. I like my cole slaw on the side as a side munch to contrast the saltiness of the pastrami. Also for the record Kosher Laws go back more like 3,000 years not 2,000.

Sep 15, 2010
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Any good Spanish restaurants?

trimtab

Did you eat the paella at El Cid during the late seventies early eaighties? Because that is when it was co-owned by a friend's father a retired falmenco dancer from Madrid named Raoul Martin. He made the paella himself and he was an excellent cook . Unfortunately he no longer owns it and I think it change to Mexican food.

Sep 07, 2010
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