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Aeropress paper filters?

have you used the disk? i'm worried about it changing the taste of the coffee.

thanks for the info - turns out the conservancy of coffee in culver city also sells them!

Apr 06, 2011
Bachatatera in Los Angeles Area

Where can i buy brioche buns near Los Feliz?

the village bakery in atwater would be my best bet.

Apr 06, 2011
Bachatatera in Los Angeles Area

Aeropress paper filters?

Anyone know where I can find Aeropress paper filters?

Apr 06, 2011
Bachatatera in Los Angeles Area

Downtown Miami Farmers' Market?

Thanks redlandrambles! Will check out next week.

Downtown Miami Farmers' Market?

Is there a farmers' market in downtown Miami? I heard that there was one at Biscayne Park on Thursdays, but went by a week or two ago and saw nothing.

Peruvian resto -Downtown Miami

I tried D'Lima a few weeks ago. The green tamale was great, but the sandwich (I think I got the Surco? It was a butifarra - very classic peruvian sandwich) was dry. The sauces, which are self-serve, are pretty decent, so I'll definitely give it another try. Overall, however, for a place that mostly does sandwiches, I was not impressed.

I think Francesco's is absolutely worth going to. I haven't had better Peruvian in this city, or actually, anywhere else in the States.

2 Dinners at Ludobites! [Report w pics]

I went last night, and think the chicken liver mousse is a MUST - served with bacon bits and green apple.

also really enjoyed the scallop with curry yogurt. we tried the pea guacamole, and while i thought it was interesting and well carried out - the tortilla were not. i'm not sure if they were overcooked but they tasted stale. we told our waittress, who took them to the kitchen, came back and said it was because they were cooked. i don't recommend that dish for that reason.

Jun 07, 2009
Bachatatera in Los Angeles Area

Anticucheria Danessi - peruvian quick-take

Great to know about this - can't wait to try it.

I went to Mo-Chica earlier this week, which I've been meaning to try but was compelled to go after JGold's review. No anticuchos, but a killer lomo saltado. The meat was cut in more cube-like form than strings, which is the way I always had lomo saltado at home and at most restaurants (I grew up in Lima). The rice is not the best peruvian rice I've ever had, but it doesn't need to be with the great meat it accompanies.

We had the aji the gallina, which was also a star. Very aromatic, the walnuts were perfectly sized, not too big, so just provide little surprises when they show up on your fork.

The third entree we tried was the arroz con mariscos. I must say that while I liked it, because it had a smokey flavor, it was the least favorite among the group I was eating with.

For appetizers, we had the papa a la huancaina, the ceviche, and the causa. I'm a sucker for papa a la huan, if you get the sauce right I devour it in a few seconds and it is always my favorite thing to eat. So, Mo-Chica got it right and the huancaina was gone shortly after arriving at our table. The causa was also great - served with aji verde, and I always like takes on causa that are not standard chicken or tuna. (this was crab).

The ceviche was very solid, but not my favorite. I very much liked that it was served with sweet potato, which to me is a MUST with ceviche, and it had some cancha with it. But, it just didn't blow me away, and I thought it could have been spicier.

I love that Mo-Chica serves you a little plate of aji amarillos (possibly roasted?) with every entree. Very nice touch.

They serve chicha morada, maracuya, and cebada! for drinks.

Danessi is next on my list, but after being somewhat disappointed with Balcones and Mario's, I'll be going back to Mo-Chica real soon. :)

Jun 04, 2009
Bachatatera in Los Angeles Area

Best Pancake Nominee?

I like the 9 grain pancake at Axe. It's big, so I recommend sharing it with someone along with something else on the menu.

Jan 17, 2009
Bachatatera in Los Angeles Area