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How Are These Mexican Restaurants in Santa Monica?

We usually go with Chile Verde and Chiles Relleno so based on that Lares is our favorite.

Nov 25, 2011
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Looking for Pumpkin Seeds

Does anyone know where I can find fresh roasted pumpkin seeds? I know they are at variuos farmers markets from time to time but cant find them right now.


Jun 01, 2011
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Favorite Food Vendor at the Hollywood Farmers Market

I'm going to make a huge effort to make it to the Farmers Market in Hollywood this weekend. Any food vendors I gotta try?

Hollywood Farmers Market
1600 Ivar Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Feb 21, 2011
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Any Chow-worthy lunch places around Slauson/405?

Try the Farmers Market on Slauson and Hannum. Saturdays Only :-(

Feb 21, 2011
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Yup, bought a few at Whole Foods/National Ave.

Feb 21, 2011
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Tacqueria in LA that makes tortillas on the spot like La Super Rica in SB?

you can buy a press and the masa at Top Value here in Culver city or the Taco Meindo on culver blvd and inglewood makes great corn tortillas

Aug 31, 2010
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Santa Monica Farmers Market (Saturday)

"treat yourself don't cheat yourself"

Jun 17, 2010
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Where can I purchase Plugra butter in the SF area? Trader Joe's has discontinued it.

Yup, in LA, Smart & Final has it for the cheapest I seen it. 2.99

Do any stores carry tomato paste in a tube?

Bay Cities

May 17, 2008
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Stumbling Into Bar Pintxo

We almost never go to that part of town and especially on a warm Friday night. Last night we happen to walk by Bar Pintxo and decided to give it a try. My short answer is that is was ok and nothing really wowed us. We had the same issue with standing there waiting to be seated. After about 5 minutes we asked where we could sit. She replied "oh just sit any where." A simple greeting would have been nice. Will we go back? No. $115 for 6 glasses of spanish wine and a few tapas that wernt really all that good isnt enough to bring be back.

May 17, 2008
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Oysters at the Hollywood FM

We've bought the Kumomotos several times and by far a better deal and superior type of oyster than you can buy anywhere in LA. That said I also buy oysters from Hog Island. I think the Hog Islands are slightly better and I find the shell on the Carlsbad too be very brittle. The guy at Calrsbad said this was due to the farmed method of oyster growing. I guess ocean raised oysters have a thicker shell. The main problem with the Hog Islands is the cost. Its 45.00 just to get them here overnight plus 16.00 a dozen.

Its great that we have a source like Carlsbad Aqua Farms that shows up at farmers markets on a regular basis and provide a great product at a fair price...just dont tell anyone!

May 16, 2008
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