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Aguas Frescas for a party

thanks, that will be definitely be something I try in the future.

Jul 03, 2012
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Aguas Frescas for a party

thank you, I called them and they have the jar size at $30 and a bigger size for $50. Will definitely use them in the future, but I don't think they will be open tomorrow for 4th.

also I called Cooks Tortas and they do a gallon size for about $20.

Jul 03, 2012
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Aguas Frescas for a party

Where can I buy Aguas Frescas for a party? So far I found it at Vallarta for $45 for the jar size and they sell half amounts as well.
Extra Points for locations close to Silver Lake / Eagle Rock. Bonus points if they have Watermelon.

thanks!

Jul 02, 2012
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

It's It Ice Cream Sandwiches - Westside

Just had to update this thread. Not on the westside - but over at the Vons in Glendale, I picked up 3 of the 4 flavors of IT'S IT - Vanilla, Mint and Cappuccino, I'm still on the hunt for the Chocolate one.

311 West Los Feliz Boulevard, Glendale, CA

Oct 14, 2011
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

ISO Hawaiian SHAVE ICE

+1 on Get Shaved - Good ice! I went on Sunday Night to the Carson location and it was busy w/ alot of Hawaiian transplants so that was a good sign. I got cherry, melona and tigers blood (lol) - perfect weather for it too. My fav is Waiola, so this is the closest I found here - similar blue/white machines.

Sep 06, 2011
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Langer's vs. Oinkster (vs. Katz's)

I consider Langer's and Katz 1A & 1B, so I can see how one might slightly favor one than the other, but to say it isn't close pastrami wise, I don't agree with. The bread however at Langer's blows away the kind they use at Katz. And Carnegie Deli is a tourist trap, terrible pastrami.
I go to Langers about 1x a month for my pastrami fix, and whenever I'm in NY I always make a stop at Katz. So enjoy both! And the ordering ticket system at Katz does suck. lol

Feb 16, 2011
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Pool (as in billiards) and burgers in Silverlake, Los Feliz, Echo Park, Glendale, Eagle Rock, Burbank area?

Next time, try Jake's Billiards in Pasadena. Upstairs diner has a build your own burger selection. Downstairs pool hall with happy hour finger food. I don't know if you can order the burger at your pool table. Its not a burger destination nor a great pool hall but for the combo you are looking for I would recommend it.

Oct 01, 2010
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

LA Food Tour: Signature Item Cheap Eats

Orange day-glow chicken plate from Dinos
Fish tacos from Rickys Fish Tacos
Fish tacos from Best Fish Taco in Ensenada
Teri Chicken plate from Bernie's Teriyaki
Chicken Plate from Pollo a la Brasa
Arroz con Pollo from Baracoa Cuban Cafe
Boat Noodles & Crispy Pork from Ord Noodles
Tacos from La Estrella
Bowls from Chego
Godmother from Bay Cities
Bahn Mi from Bahn Mi Che Cali
Potato Balls, Cheese Rolls, Guava strudel, etc from Porto's Bakery
Ditto on Blood Orange ice from DiDio's
Ube Shake from Oinskter
Chicken Pot Pies from Moffett's
$5 foot long from Subway (j/k)

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Porto's Bakery
315 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

Ord Noodles
5401 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Baracoa Cuban Cafe
3175 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

La Estrella Restaurant
330 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104

Chego
3300 Overland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Aug 16, 2010
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Eagle Rock lunch places?

Wow, Julio's has been closed for a long time - i heard about the lottery win, but not about the new restaurant.

my list of recs
Senor Fish
Oinkster
Tommys
The Bucket
Spitz
Cacao Mexicatessen
Pollos A La Brasa
Eagle Rock Bakery
Dave's Grilling and Chillin (If Dave is there)
Taco trucks - Estrella, Leo, Rambos (later afternoon usually)
Eagle Rock Mall for filipino fast food

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Oinkster
2005 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA

Mexicatessen
830 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Aug 02, 2010
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Buff Wings - Eagle Rock

Awesome, I grew up in Eagle Rock and still pass through alot, so I will keep this on my radar. Maybe I won't have to go to the Hollywood Wingstop for some wings.

Aug 02, 2010
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Blood Orange... Anything! What's Good?

Thanks for the recs guys! And of course I would ask this when its out of season (doh!) but cravings and a sweet tooth wait for no one. I will definitely look into the sorbetto/juice suggestions right away. The French Toast and the Blood Orange Cake sound delicious, I will have to add that to my list. I'm sure I will have to revisit this thread again when it is in season.

Jul 29, 2010
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Blood Orange... Anything! What's Good?

Finally got to try Di Dio's Blood Orange Italian Ice last week and it triggered a Blood Orange Craving phase. What recommendations do you have for anything Blood Orange that tastes good? Desserts, drinks, entrees, whatever? I wish there was a Di Dio's closer to downtown.

Jul 28, 2010
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

that looks good!

Jul 12, 2010
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

Thanks for the replies, but sesame pancake sandwiches are a little different from the beef rolls you can find in SGV, but within the same family. The ones that I crave are from Vanessa's dumpling house in Chinatown NY.
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2008/0...

They seem to spreading to other dumpling houses over there, so hopefully it makes the leap and comes this way.

Jul 12, 2010
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

You would have a hard time finding _________in Los Angeles...

sesame pancake sandwiches

Jun 30, 2010
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Tommy's Frozen Chili in Ralph's or Food for Less?

lol, i had the same first reaction as you monku, but yes it is the original Tommy's son. I figured this was what the OP was talking about since I couldn't find anything about Original Tommys selling in stores. Here's some more info I found: http://fastfood.freedomblogging.com/2...
"Warning: The chili is not the same stuff found slathered on burgers sold at the iconic Los Angeles-based chain. But it’s pretty darn close, according to Tommy Koulax Jr., whose father founded Original Tommy’s in 1946."

If anyone tries it let me know how it tastes! Otherwise I'll just get chili to go at Tommy's

Jun 04, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Tommy's Frozen Chili in Ralph's or Food for Less?

http://www.tommyschilifactory.com/
is this what you are talking about? maybe you can contact them for updates on locations, it seems like they are only online for now. it was in an ad in the LA Times saying they are at select Food for Less locations. Good luck!

Jun 03, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Pregnant & Craving It's-It Ice Cream Sandwiches in Camarillo!

LOL janet.

and for the OP here's an old thread from a couple of years back
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/428675

from missmodular818
for all you ventura county peeps: in camarillo, not far off the 101, is a liquor store called Crossroads liquor. I was in there last night buying my losing lottery tickets when I noticed in the ice cream case not only It's It vanilla sandwiches (yeah sorry no mint) but also the It's It cones and ice cream bars. Sooo good. I wonder what spices go into the oatmeal cookies. It's perfect whatever it is.

May 26, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Looks like a Kogi truck, but it's not...

its probably the Calbi Bbq truck.
http://calbibbq.com/blog/

I can understand other businesses giving us their version of korean tacos, but this place looks like a carbon copy of Kogi. Look, logo and everything.

May 05, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Loteria Grill Kitchen Store

thats too bad, i do hope they get a downtown location soon. thanks for the info.

May 04, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Loteria Grill Kitchen Store

anyone have an update whether this location is one you can order from?
thanks

May 01, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Must-eats in LA - visiting from NY

Its not a fad, not an institution, somewhere in between. You should try it, go to the Alibi Room location in Culver City - they serve it out of a bar M-S 6pm-midnight. There's only a couple of stops where the line isnt crazy long.
I agree with Uber's list and would still keep Roscoes from your list. I would do Philippes for a quick bite if you are in that area of downtown - get the lamb.

May 01, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Best French Toast in LA

I like the Hawaiian bread french toast at Rutts Hawaiian.
1 location in West Covina and 1 in Culver City.
www.ruttscafe.com

will have to try the Coffee Co. version, thanks.

Apr 28, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Sesame Pancakes, where to find them?

I should have probably written Sesame Pancake sandwiches, but here is my point of reference. http://tinyurl.com/535ctr
Bottom picture.
thanks for the advice.

Apr 20, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Sesame Pancakes, where to find them?

I appreciate all the responses. And yes that is the dumpling house I went to. Thank you for the rec.

Apr 20, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Sesame Pancakes, where to find them?

Just had these recently in NY's Chinatown. They were delicious.
Initial searches on chowhound came up empty. Can someone point me in the right direction?
10 East, exit where?:P

Apr 20, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Tommy's - an appreciation

Not yet, but a win tonight and I'll have the Big 3! (Burger, Dog and Fries)

Mar 12, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

The Newest L.A. Treasure! The Stunningly Delectable Roast Chicken Skewers of Yakitori Master (*and* Kyoto-Style Oden Specialist) Torihei! [Review] w/ Pics!

Great write-up as always exilekiss. Just curious as to what other restaurants you have reviewed have garnered a 9 rating or above? Keep up the good work!

Mar 12, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Cafe Bravo is open in Silverlake!

actually i had to order the garlic sauce on the side. 50 cents extra. And I do order the extra skewer, even though I never finish it!!

Mar 06, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area

Tommy's - an appreciation

Grew up near Eagle Rock, so 20+ years of Tommys. I think I crave their chili cheese fries every week, it wasn't part of their original menu, but I am glad they added it. Now I'm hoping to convince them to add a fried egg to their chiliburger ala Jay's.

Mar 06, 2009
LakerFan in Los Angeles Area