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How do you say Cheers in Every Language...

Le temps retrouvé!
(Nov 3, 2013)

Nov 03, 2013
RicRios in Not About Food

Seafood in Buenos Aires

Oct 23, 2013
RicRios in Latin America & Caribbean

The CH yearly meeting @ Wally's Champagne Tasting: a millenary tradition.

Bad news, good news, and some ugly ones too.

The bad: I passed away, am now sitting in Purgatory, waiting for Final Judgment.

The good: they have good internet connection here.

The ugly: prohibitive rates; run out of Purg$. Bye.

Jun 05, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

The CH yearly meeting @ Wally's Champagne Tasting: a millenary tradition.

I begin to like your handle.

Apr 30, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

The CH yearly meeting @ Wally's Champagne Tasting: a millenary tradition.

Wally's Champagne Tasting a joke? I very much doubt it. Going to it every year since I can remember, it's always been top notch.

Apr 30, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

The CH yearly meeting @ Wally's Champagne Tasting: a millenary tradition.

http://app.mobilestorm.com/cp/onlineP...

Instructions are simple: interested CHs show up with their handles written in a lapel tag.

Starting Sunday 6/2/2013. A thousand years from now, it'll be a millenary thing.

[This is not a shill.
What?
Really?
Nah... fuhghetit]

Apr 29, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

LA Dish of the Month (May 2013) - Voting

(A sheynem dank) אַ שיינען דאַנק

Apr 29, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

LA Dish of the Month (May 2013) - Voting

אױ גװאַלד (Oy gevalt)!
My fault.
Should've spelled it the one and only correct way:
געפֿילטע־פֿיש

Apr 29, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

3 days in Buenos Aires (2 adults & 2 kids)???

It is. In fact, presence of kids in public places in BA is much more ubiquitous than in the US.

Apr 29, 2013
RicRios in Latin America & Caribbean

What's your favorite restaurant?

Enoteca Drago.

Apr 27, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

3 days in Buenos Aires (2 adults & 2 kids)???

You'll be walking distance from Chila.
Highly recommended!
http://www.chilaweb.com.ar/en/index.php

Apr 27, 2013
RicRios in Latin America & Caribbean

LA Dish of the Month (May 2013) - Voting

As Dumas wrote: "Oh, noble Porthos! careful heaper-up of treasure". Thanks for your help!

http://www.literaturepage.com/read/ma...

Master, please take note, my vote goes to MEATBALLS.

Apr 27, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

LA Dish of the Month (May 2013) - Voting

You wrote gonads, I read dangos.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dango

Spheric, anyways. Permutation attributed to a spectacular bottle of 1996 Leflaive Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers just killed over lunch. Oh well, as the saying goes, spiritus quidem promptus est caro autem infirma.

Apr 27, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

LA Dish of the Month (May 2013) - Voting

FISHBALLS
(Wait: Do fish have balls???)

Apr 27, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Dish of the Month (May 2013) - Nominations

GUEFILTE FISH

Apr 26, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

Supper Liberation Front's Kurmalliance Benefit Dinner

Apr 26, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

Supper Liberation Front's Kurmalliance Benefit Dinner

supperliberation
wolvesmouth
TriptikLA
...

Kind of hard to keep track of -or even remember- all these popups - guerillafare - local versions of paladars & puerta cerradas.
Suggestion to CH mods: it's definitely THE new trend, why not dedicate a board to them?

Apr 26, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Dish of the Month (May 2013) - Nominations

Master Ipse,

Here's a question from an outsider ( and that is me ):

Do nominators of nominated dish get some award or other?

Like:
a free shot at your nomination?
a free cremation by Neptune Society?
a discounted kaiseki somewhere?

Your humblest ( untalented )
不才

Apr 21, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

Gariste

Apr 19, 2013
RicRios in Wine

Burgerim

Curious 'bout their cheeseburger! ( just joking... )

Apr 19, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

At Trois Mec, diners must buy tickets upfront

To tell you the truth, my (personal) problem is:
a) I have a friend who, when asked if he is young and beautiful or rich and famous, he answers: "Hey, three out of four, not bad!" In my case, I am not in either category.
b) I'm not a movie producer.
c) I don't even wear flip flops.
Therefore, my chances of getting an entry visa to a such hi falutin'place are nil. Oh, sorry, also:
d) I read the LAT

Apr 15, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

Alberta Beef

"I've seen dying cattle on their knees injected with drugs to keep them alive until they get to the processor where they are first in line for the 'juice'"

Your comment is OK in this board as long as you make no mention whatsoever of the Big Pharma Name that manufactures the drug.

BTW, stay away from any name beginning with "M" and ending with "O".

Apr 15, 2013
RicRios in General Topics

At Trois Mec, diners must buy tickets upfront

In any event, Master, it's very interesting to compare the reaction of the LAT readers versus the opinions in this thread.

Apr 15, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

At Trois Mec, diners must buy tickets upfront

I enjoyed the readers' comments at the bottom:

http://www.latimes.com/features/food/...

(In particular, Rochelois':

Rochelois at 10:31 AM April 14, 2013
Oh, this is such an improvement to LA fine dining. If you aren't a Hollywood A lister you get a reservation at 5:30 or 9:30 next to the bathroom only to be ignored by the wait staff because some fat hairy record producer in jeans, flip flops and dark glasses just walked in and the entire staff is falling all over themselves to be noticed by him. I'll spend a quarter the money on the finest ingredients at B0b's Market and make it myself and have a better experience. )

Apr 14, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

90-point review. Really?!?!?!

Apr 11, 2013
RicRios in Wine

Foil, needed or not?

Soggy, mildewed corks in French wines were normal back in the early 70s up until probably about mid 80's. Something happened after that ( PR? Importers' pressure?) that forced wineries to clean their act ( no pun intended ). However, I don't remember ever associating soggy/mildewed corks with bad juice inside the bottle.

Apr 08, 2013
RicRios in Wine

!8 year old goddaughter for "cool" LA dinner

How about Coachella? It hardly gets any cooler.
April 12-14, 19-21.

http://www.coachella.com/

http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/03/...

Mar 30, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

Discovering new wines as a newbie (Or things you wish you knew)

"what in your experience, is the best an new way to discover new wines"

Main ingredient: good company.
Please remember wine is a social beverage.

Mar 29, 2013
RicRios in Wine

Lyfe Kitchen in Culver City -amateur review.

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"Our Lyfe Kitchen nutrition information has not been entered into our database yet. Please fill out the form below if you want to help get Lyfe Kitchen added as soon as possible! 0 people have voted for this location."

Mar 24, 2013
RicRios in Los Angeles Area

Making truffle oil and other trufflish R&D

Well, the bad news is... don't do this with truffles ( who, by the way, are also mushrooms ).They entirely loose all of their organoleptic properties when dehydrated.

Mar 19, 2013
RicRios in Home Cooking