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What is the best diet root beer?

Diet Stewart's & Diet Dad's

about 13 hours ago
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Local source for Ziploc Fresh Produce bags?

You don't need to buy a special type of zip lock bag to store herbs and produce in. Just poke a few small slits or holes in a standard
zip lock before you fill it. This works exactly like the "special"
bags. Trust me.
CR

Aug 30, 2014
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Fresh Durian Sighting

Great. I've been looking for a big, fresh one to take with me on the bus.

Aug 25, 2014
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ISO Middle Eastern Market In or Near Long Beach

I'm looking for a Middle Eastern grocer in the Long Beach area.

thanks,
CR

Jul 17, 2014
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Brent's - cabbage soup!

To LesThePress;

FYI, true Caramelized Onions do not contain sugar. The sweetness is caused by the caramelization of the sugar inherent in the onion by a long, slow process of cooking over low heat. True, some kitchen speed up the cooking time time by adding sugar, but the result is not the same.
CR

Jun 01, 2014
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New England "Clam Shack" Style Food in L.A./O.C. ?

I'm looking for New England-style "Clam Shack" Food in my area. You know: Whole Belly Clams, Clam Cakes, Scallops, etc. all deep fried.
I've tried various places @ Ports O' Call and Redondo Pier, but they're
just not the same. Neighborhood and ambiance not important.

thanks in advance,
CR

May 10, 2014
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Shellfish -- L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2014

Octopus Salad at The Crusty Crab at Ports 'O Call in San Pedro. Recipe unchanged since the Slavic fisherman
bought it here many moons ago. Don't buy this dish
anywhere else in the village. It's not the same.

CR

Apr 04, 2014
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Indian buffet in Little India.

Ashoka The Great...................hands down!

Mar 12, 2014
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What restaurant do you really really really miss that is now closed ?????

BIt of Sweden in Long Beach, and later in San Diego
Wong's in Westmionster
Hong Kong Chop Suey in Long Beach
Eat A Pita
Original Clifton's on Broadway

Feb 10, 2014
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ISO Hand Made Flour Tortillas in Orange County

Thanks to all for the info.
I did write "Hand-Made" in the o.p. All tortillas should be heated through on a flat-top grill.This makes them taste better, and more pliable when used for Tacos, Burritos, etc.

CR

Nov 10, 2013
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ISO Hand Made Flour Tortillas in Orange County

Are there any restaurants or taquerias that serve hand-made Flour Tortillas in Orange County?

thanks in advance,
CR

Nov 09, 2013
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Best Roast Chicken $20 and under

Try 99 Ranch or any other of the large Asian markets.
$7.00 gets you either a whole "Salty Chicken" or "Soy Sauce Chicken". Always fresh (never frozen) and delicious. Pair it
with a quart of Rice or Chow Mein Noodles, and you'll have
a great meal for 2 for about 10 bucks.

CR

Oct 29, 2013
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cream pies

I first visited Pie n' Burger a few years ago, curious about all the hype on this board and others. I was not all at impressed.

The windows were filthy, the floor dirty, and my table was sticky and wobbled when you leaned on it. When the burger came, it was nothing more than an In and Out-type with a big wad of iceberg lettuce. I ordered the apple pie, hoping for the best, but found the crust to be dense and chewy and the filling gummy and overspiced. The service was very slow, considering the place was about 2/3 empty. The waitress was not
very friendly, either.

As a food service professional (executive chef), I look at restaurants from both a customers and managers point of view. Pie n Burger got a "D" grade from both camps.

CR

Oct 05, 2013
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Over-the-top theme decor restaurant?

Angelo & Vincis in Fullerton. Not to be missed!

CR

Aug 25, 2013
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Dry Pinquito Beans IN O.C.?

Has anyone seen dry Pinquito Beans for sale in Orange County?Preferably in bulk.

thanks,

CR

Jul 20, 2013
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Natural Casing Hot Dogs in O.C.?

Thanks to all for the information.

CR

Jul 09, 2013
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Natural Casing Hot Dogs in O.C.?

Anybody know where I can find natural casing Hot Dogs in Orange County? Not collagen-encased, but the real deal lamb's gut.

thanks,
CR

Jul 07, 2013
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Onion Rings

Varsity Burger in Anaheim. Best in O.C.

May 31, 2013
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Huntington beach?

Make the short trip to Harbor House Cafe on PCH in Sunset Beach. Excellent American diner-style food.

CR

May 09, 2013
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Weekday Thai Lunch Buffet-Midtown-West

Thanks to all for responding. I've just found out that Chao Kruk has resumed their Lunch Buffet Mon-Fri.

CR

Apr 29, 2013
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Weekday Thai Lunch Buffet-Midtown-West

Looking for a decent weekday Thai Lunch Buffet near Midtown or Hollywood.
I used to go to Chao Kruk on Fairfax, but last time I went, no more buffet.

thanks,

CR

Apr 27, 2013
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Original Chinese Restaurant in GCM Basement??

In light of the rennovation of the Grand Central Market Basement, I was telling a friend about the original Cantonese-style Chinese restaurant
that was at the bottom of the stairs. I couldn't remember details as to the name of the place, and which high-profile movie was filmed there
(Two Jakes?)

Does anybody know?

thanks in advance,

CR

Feb 18, 2013
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Best Asian/seafood buffet in San Gabriel Valley

F.Y.I.

World Buffet and Osaka have the same ownership and the same menus.

CR

Dec 28, 2012
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R.I.P For Good: Wong's Garden Grove

After limping along as half-old school Cantonese and half S.E. Asian Crab/Crayfish fare for a year Wongs Spicy Crab restaurant is now a Vietnamese "Bun" joint.

I've read the threads concerning the dearth of good Cantonese on O.C. but never have tried any
of the few suggestions. Any recs or updates?

thanks,

CR

Dec 10, 2012
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Where to buy fresh lemongrass?

99 Ranch or any other Asian Supermarket

Dec 01, 2012
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10 Best Cakes in Los Angeles

Rainbow Cake from KIng's Bakery

Dec 01, 2012
ChefRoux in Los Angeles Area

Falafel in Los Angeles

If any of you venture to Orange County, try Sahara Falafel on Brookhurst at Orange in Anaheim.
The best in O.C for sure.

CR

Nov 05, 2012
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Do you have a Chinese food guilty-pleasure?

Almond Duck, Sweet & Sour Pork, Egg Fo Young and when in the mood, Balut.

CR

Oct 21, 2012
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Norwalk Eats

Marquez Restaurant

The Real-Deal Mexican Food

http://www.marquezrestaurant.com/

CR

Oct 18, 2012
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restaurants between L.A. and Palm Desert

The Wheel Inn in Cabazon. Look for the Morongo Casino tower and the Dinosaurs.
Pretty darn good diner-type food with a truck stop vibe.

CR

Oct 15, 2012
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