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Best Eggnog

Dear MotorNPestle,

I think the Al foil is simple to keep you from watching the curing process. From my experience last year, the several month aging process produces some unsightly things. The appearance was similar to an egg nog lava lamp. With that said, either use the foil or just shake the bottle/jar before dispensing. I shared about 4 liters of nog last year that had aged for +/- 2 months with no reported maladies.

Nov 26, 2008
Taste Bud in Recipes

Authentic British Pub Food in Orange County?

Visited The Olde Ship for dinner. The food was definitely not bad....and well, not great either. I would rate the food as: E for edible.

On the above average side were: nice atmosphere, nice British waitress, and there is an actual bar inside the establishment; being an ex-pat from Wisconsin, this was a big plus.


Mar 08, 2008
Taste Bud in Los Angeles Area

Solvang Area

Visited Solvang the 2007 Memorial Day weekend. Dinner at AJ Spurs was rated by the crew as "Gut Busting" , "Obscene" and "Overwhelming". Whatever, the portions were large and the bbq'ed items were tasty. The atmosphere equaled the food. If I were to do it again, I would eat off the bar menu. The sweatbreads were the sleeper on the menu.

If you are to have breakfast, try Olson's Bakery. Olson's actually has good stuff. Try a Kringle or have a traditional Danish Breakfast of bread, cheese and cold cuts.

Previous posts recommend getting some bread, cheese & fruit and camping out at on winery's lawn. If you do not do this for a few hours you are missing a great time. Get a Sprite for the non-drinkers in your party and if you have too much, lay around for a while before getting behind the wheel.

May 29, 2007
Taste Bud in California

best baguette?

Try the Casbah Cafe in Silverlake:

Casbah Cafe
3900 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029-2242
(323) 664-7000
Cross Street: Hyperion Avenue

Aug 07, 2006
Taste Bud in Los Angeles Area