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German bakeries

Help a girl out!
Any recs for a bakery that serves German style pastries?
Thanks :)

May 02, 2010
ultraviolet in Austin

Best King Cakei in Austin?

Whole Foods has some that literally looked like they iced them with their feet. I could not bring myself to buy one.
I just moved here and had no idea where to find one so I made my own the other day.
If you like to bake and would like the recipe I'm happy to share.

Feb 05, 2010
ultraviolet in Austin

TCA / Le Cordon Bleu vs Austin Community College

I don't have an answer for you but I am in the same dilemma. I am trying to decide between the Culinary Academy of Austin and TCA. CAA is less than half tuition of TCA and the program looks great.
I am studying pastry and really don't know. Good luck!

Oct 21, 2009
ultraviolet in Austin

Searching for CRISPY Rice Sushi (a la Koi & Katsuya in Los Angeles)

I am getting ready to move from L.A. to Austin and Katsuya is my favorite.
I dread missing Katsuya.
Also the tuna with the crispy onions, yummy!!!
Please repost if you do find anything like that in Austin, as I will eagerly go there.
Good luck!!!

Sep 28, 2009
ultraviolet in Austin

Austin faves

Thanks everyone for the great recs! Can't wait :)

Sep 26, 2009
ultraviolet in Austin

Austin faves

Hi,
I'm relocating to Austin in the next couple of months, from Los Angeles.
I'm looking for your favorite places, hounders!
I'm a professional baker and I love all types of food
Everything from Japanese fusion to barbebue, I'm in.
Living in L.A. for most of my life I am used to having a vast variety
of ethnic food at my disposal.

I'm really looking forward to exploring Austin and I'd love to check out your top picks.
Thanks

Sep 24, 2009
ultraviolet in Austin

Henry's Hat???

I'm actually looking forward to it now :)

Aug 22, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Henry's Hat???

Any one have any recs for Henry's Hat? Have to go there for a b-day tomorrow.
I know it's owned by the brother of the owner of Luna Park, that's all I know.
Thanks

Aug 21, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

NYC love for LA - trip report (Aug 11-15)

Sounds like you did some fantastic eating while in L.A.
Good call on Lares, I haven't been there forever.
Thanks for reminding me of them!

Aug 17, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Nirvana in the ice cream aisle

I got it at the one in Glendale.
They had 4 different flavors.

Aug 13, 2009
ultraviolet in General Topics

Louisiana Gold?

There is a stall at the Farmer's Market on 3rd and Fairfax called Light my Fire.
They have an amazing selection of hot sauces and condiments.
Give them a call, they might have it.

Aug 13, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Nirvana in the ice cream aisle

Ruby Jewel ice cream sandwiches at Whole Foods. Yum, yum, yum!!!!
Today I tried the cinnamon chocolate cookie with espresso ice cream, unbelievable.
The cookie has the perfect amount of salt to balance with the sweet ice cream.
I got home at 10 am with the intention of saving it for later took a bite to taste, went back to the freezer 10 minutes later, cut it in half, ate that and went back again 10 minutes later and finished it.
It was gone by 10:30 am. Ice cream for breakfast!!!!!

Aug 13, 2009
ultraviolet in General Topics

Let's talk TEXTURE

pot du creme at Le Petite Bistro, Los Angeles (though I haven't been there for years I have never forgotten it)
tamale at La Cubana, Glendale
biscuit with creme fraiche at Canele, Atwater Village
corn pudding in the bottom of the"southern skillet" at the Black Cow,Montrose

Aug 12, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Amazing Birthday Cake

Phoenix is fantastic!

Aug 12, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Best Gyros in L.A.

Pozi's in Tarzana on Ventura. Amazing!!!

Aug 10, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Dupar's - Granada Hills?

Exactly, crispy bacon on the side for me.

Aug 10, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

bisquits/gravy

I haven't been to Pine Street but I can highly recommend the biscuits and gravy at Snug Harbor in Santa Monica. I crave them! They're southern style milk/black pepper gravy with lots of sausage. The gravy is so delectable. I've tasted a lot of terrible biscuit gravy and this is some of the best I've ever tasted.

Aug 10, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Craving a biscuit!

I've heard the Williams Sonoma par bake biscuits are amazing.
I have never tried them myself however I trust the bread lover who told me this.
You can order them online.

Aug 10, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Good eats with kids near the L.A. County Zoo

Giamela's for subs on Los Feliz.
Hugo's tacos ( which is a stand) followed with brownies from Sweets from the Soul , both on Glendale in Atwater.
Eat Well on Brand in Glendale, decent diner fare nothing to write home about but very kid friendly

Aug 10, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Nasty, guilty pleasures

the chili cheeseburger is so gooood at fatburger!!

Aug 09, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Polish Restaurant to try in Glendale:

Stuart, I completely agree with you.
My boyfriend and I just got home from Polka, luckily we live right down the street.
What a fantastic dinner and charming restaurant. That cabbage soup was to die for, the broth was buttery, salty and smoky. Delicious. We also got the platters and I swear that perogi almost put me over the edge. We had homemade chocolate pudding for dessert which was heavenly, though I was so full I really couldn't finish it.
A ridiculous bargain considering how much food you get. It was unending.
And I have a fridge full of leftovers that I can't wait to eat tomorrow.
I truly can't recommend this place enough!!!

Aug 08, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

dim sum at Elite

Thanks everyone!. I can taste it already, Yum!!

Aug 08, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

dim sum at Elite

I'm going to Elite tomorrow (Sunday), for the first time, for dim sum.
What is the best time to get there in the morning to avoid a big line?
Thanks

Aug 08, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Best Squid Ink Pasta?

Fritto Misto in Santa Monica has it. I can't vouch for the squid ink pasta as I've never had it but everything else I've had there is stupendous.

Aug 08, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Nasty, guilty pleasures

I also love the Entemann's donut with the rabbit pellets ( i don't know what those things are)
Stan's donuts - peanut butter and banana or cinnamon chocolate cheese
McDonald's- double cheeseburger
Hot Dog on a stick - cheese on a stick

Aug 05, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

lavender goat cheese yum yum!

I bake with lavender all the time. I infuse it and then strain it out.
This goat cheese tasted to me like there was some ground and mixed in and there were some whole pieces as well. When I bit into a piece of lavender it was at full strength it definitely had not been cooked or diffused.

Aug 03, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

lavender goat cheese yum yum!

Those goats must have good breath

Aug 03, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

lavender goat cheese yum yum!

Nice TonyC!

Aug 03, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Glendale Restaurant Recs- PLEASE!

Also great farmer's market on Sunday mornings in Montrose on Honolulu.

Aug 03, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area

Glendale Restaurant Recs- PLEASE!

Canele in Atwater, Glendale Blvd.- excellent, simple French (it's my favorite)
Giamela's in Atwater, Los Feliz Blvd- subs
La Cubana- Glendale, Maryland Ave.- cuban
Zankou Chicken- Glendale, Colorado Blvd
Baklava Factory - next to Zankou (excellent but only order the baklava, they have about 15 different kinds )
Ichiban- Glendale, Maryland sushi,It's nothing too adventurous but the fish is always super fresh
If you're willing to go up Verdugo to Montrose there's
The Black Cow- excellent breakfast and lunch
3 drunken goats- tapas
Zeke's - great pulled pork sandwich
I'll add more when I think of it. Enjoy your new home. I love Glendale

Aug 03, 2009
ultraviolet in Los Angeles Area