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Rec's for breakfast and lunch in Laguna Beach

I'm in Laguna for the arts festival. It's a last minute trip with 5 people. Just looking for good eats. I'm not concerned about price and attire should be casual as none of us brought anything dressy to wear.

Thanks!

Lon

Aug 15, 2015
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Korean BBQ or any fun rec for bday gathering for small group

We wound up at POT. Great time had by all. Honestly the food was hit and miss.

Really looking forward to trying your recs. !

Feb 14, 2015
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Korean BBQ or any fun rec for bday gathering for small group

I love a good hole in the wall. Do you have any places in the valley you like and would share?

Feb 12, 2015
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Korean BBQ or any fun rec for bday gathering for small group

Been to both Toy's and Marrakesh. Will give Raffi's a try sometime. We'll likely go to POT tomorrow.

Thanks for the rec's.

Feb 07, 2015
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Korean BBQ or any fun rec for bday gathering for small group

No specific budget. Just hoping for a $$ restaurant rather than $$$.
That said my son wants to go to Roy Choi's POT.

Feb 07, 2015
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Korean BBQ or any fun rec for bday gathering for small group

Looks great but may be a bit pricey for this size party. Will certainly go sometime with just my husband and son.

Any other thoughts? Mainly just looking for a fun place (exotic or not) for big group.

Thanks!

Feb 06, 2015
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Korean BBQ or any fun rec for bday gathering for small group

Hi Chowhounders!
My son turns 18 this weekend and he likes exotic foods but is happy with good ol American BBQ as well. We are taking him to dinner Sunday. I'd like to find a place for a party of 8 in LA, Glendale, Eagle Rock or San Fernando Valley area. Not looking to break the bank as we have 8 people.

Thanks!
Lon

Feb 06, 2015
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone out there remember Red on Beverly Blvd and in Santa Monica? I'm aching for the Chicken Chili.

I'm in Sherman Oaks and have not tried Smoke City Market.

I just Called and talked to Mike. Unfortunately his computer crashed years ago and took the recipes with it.

Oh well it was worth a try. I'm glad to at least discover a new place for some good bbq. Will stop in tonight.

Thanks Yogachik!

Feb 01, 2014
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone out there remember Red on Beverly Blvd and in Santa Monica? I'm aching for the Chicken Chili.

Thank you Carter. I had not heard of Little Fork. I'll check them out this weekend.

Jan 31, 2014
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone out there remember Red on Beverly Blvd and in Santa Monica? I'm aching for the Chicken Chili.

I will give that a try.
Thanks, Kevin.

Jan 31, 2014
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Does anyone out there remember Red on Beverly Blvd and in Santa Monica? I'm aching for the Chicken Chili.

Greeting Chowhounders!
I'm hoping some of you recall the restaurant Red on Beverly Blvd. It was 1998 and I started working across the street in the old Liberace penthouse with a guest bathroom complete with floor to wall to ceiling mirrors, Yikes!
I walk across the street to Red to get lunch and discover the best chicken chili I've had up to now. My heart sank when the restaurant closed and my chili went with it. I've been searching the internet for years trying to find the recipe. I'm lousy at internet research and I've tried the LA Times archive on line but again I may be not searching correctly. I think I even tracked down one of the owners but never got a call back.
Does anyone out there have that recipe? Or one that even comes close to it?

Thanks!
Lon

Jan 29, 2014
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Big gathering and I don't have a main course!

Nice idea but I'm in the valley. See above reply. I'll certainly ck out Shamshiri sometime when I'm in that area.

Thanks, Thor 123!

Nov 29, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Big gathering and I don't have a main course!

Thanks that's a brilliant idea. I love Bristol Farms but rarely go there as I don't live near one. I'm calling now to see if they have them in stock and hopefully I can get there and back in time to get my other preparations done. If not, I guess it's takeout from Carousel.

Thanks, A5 Kobe!

Nov 29, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Big gathering and I don't have a main course!

It's the day after Thanksgiving and after hosting a big family gathering I find myself hosting another big gathering tonight for Hanukkah! I'd like to serve a lamb dish but failed to get it ahead of time to marinate. Does anyone out there know where I can get pre-seasoned lamb? If I have to I can find a brisket but I'd really like to serve something different. Of course, since I'm in a pinch, I don't have to cook it myself. I'm happy to bring in from a restaurant if you have any rec's.

Thank!
Lon

Nov 29, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Dinner in Covina near Center of Performing Arts

No. I was soooo close but opted for the special of the night, lamb chops over a pesto polenta.

As I now realize that my cousin lives nearby I will certainly go back for the pork chops.

Jul 14, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Dinner in Covina near Center of Performing Arts

Thanks Servorg! Great rec. not only was the menu unique and delicious one of the members of my party was quite happy surprised to see his old friend from 25 years ago playing guitar in the restaurant.

Jul 14, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Dinner in Covina near Center of Performing Arts

Hi All,
I'm going to see "Come Fly With Me, The Sammy Kahn Song Book at the Covina Center for Performing Arts on Citrus Ave. TONIGHT. (Yikes!) There will be six of us in tow. Any rec's for dinner. Nothing too pricey but open to anything.

Thanks!

Jul 13, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Favorite eating spots in and around West Hollywood

Thanks for all the rec's. Will put all on list consider.

Also, I replied to several of you individually but it looks like all my replies are to Thor. Not sure how that happened. Sorry if it looks confusing.

May 08, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Favorite eating spots in and around West Hollywood

Just looked up both on line. My mouth is watering right now. Can't wait to try both.

May 08, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Favorite eating spots in and around West Hollywood

Yes, Mozza is on my list. Love it! Don't know the other one. Sounds great!

May 08, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Favorite eating spots in and around West Hollywood

Love Carney's. I'm starting to crave a chili-dog right now.
I've heard about the Griddle and will probably go another time as I hear their portions are huge and my sister in law prefers light breakfasts.

May 08, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Favorite eating spots in and around West Hollywood

Dan Tana's one of my all time favorites.
Thanks for the other rec's. Will check them out.

May 08, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Favorite eating spots in and around West Hollywood

My brother and sister-in-law are coming to town for a few days. They have reservations at Nobu for one evenings dinner. They just want real deal good food for b/l/d the rest of the time. Does not have to be pricey just your favorite spots. They are staying at LeParc just off La Cienega.

Thanks!
Lon

May 08, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

great brunch in san fernando valley

Oops, I meant Woodfire. It's late and I'm half asleep. Either that or I'm still loopy from the mimosas :)

Mar 04, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

great brunch in san fernando valley

I'll certainly try Spitfire next time I go. We wound up at Ca Del Sol. I had no idea either of these two places served brunch. Ca Del Sol was very good and I love being out on their patio.
Thanks for suggesting Spitfire. Again will honext time.

Mar 04, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

great brunch in san fernando valley

where can we get a great brunch that has mimosas?

Mar 03, 2013
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

10 Best Cakes in Los Angeles

Run don't walk to Jamaica's Cakes on Olympic Blvd just West of the 405 Fwy. I went to several bakeries looking for my wedding cake, some of which are mentioned in some of these reply's. None of them could compare with the taste of Jamaicas cakes. Rather than make one large cake I had her make small cakes as center pieces for the tables. It was beautiful. There were a couple of people at my wedding who don't like cake but the had an obligatory bite and both people told me how much they liked it and wanted her info. Also her presentation is fantastic. She brings out all the different icing flavors and several cake flavors that you arrange ahead of time then you can mix and match the flavors to create what you like.
And...she also can make vegan cakes if you like.

www.jamaicascakes.com

Nov 29, 2012
lunataz in Los Angeles Area

Searching for Cuban recipe for Arroz con Picadillo

Rockycat, you rock. Thank you. I'll check these guys out.

May 21, 2012
lunataz in Home Cooking

Searching for Cuban recipe for Arroz con Picadillo

Thanks Servorg for finding the You Tube videos. I did a You Tube search before posting to Chowhound and it kept taking me to some musicians video. I'll take a look at the link you posted. I'm sure with that and the Three Guys recipe my step-son and I will come up with something good.

Thanks!

May 21, 2012
lunataz in Home Cooking

Searching for Cuban recipe for Arroz con Picadillo

Thanks for finding this. I've printed the recipe and will give it a try.

May 21, 2012
lunataz in Home Cooking