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Greek or Turkish briki/Ibriki

nice, thanks. The WH market is like 5 mins from my house. I'll check it out tonight.

If not, I think I'll go to Odessa Market in Encino.

Apr 26, 2013
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

Greek or Turkish briki/Ibriki

Where to buy in Valley to Burbank/Glendale area?

Don't need anything fancy or anitque, just an every day one hopefully under $15 range, but willing to pay little more for a brass one.

I imagine with the big Armenian pop in Glendale, somewhere there seems likely. I know there's a Russian market in Encino?????

Apr 25, 2013
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

London for 5 nights

thanks for the feedback. I know, I hate to be that lazy guy that doesn't check all previous posts. What I've found on food though is that things change, so just wanted most up to date info. And I did read some past posts.

By "touristy" I don't necessarily mean the clientele. It's more that it's a misrepresentation of the local food. It still might be good food, but sort of passe or just not the best.

Hayes by the airport is all I know. Probably stuck there for a couple lunches, But I'll eat wherever, especially when I'm on my own and for dinners.

Apr 10, 2013
weegeebee in U.K./Ireland

London for 5 nights

Staying in Piccadilly, working in Hayes during the day.

Recommendations for great food, prefer not the fancy smancy types. Everything from street food to bistro, gastro pub, etc.

I can travel some via cab or train, especially for dinner.

Anyway, a variety of suggestions for all kinds of cuisines and great bars to get a pint. Nothing touristy. Just good food is important. And something representative of the local food scene.

TIA.

Apr 09, 2013
weegeebee in U.K./Ireland

Visiting DC/Fredericksburg Area

thanks for the tips. These sound great. I'm staying on Jefferson Davis so I think I'll be pretty close. Probably spending my days on the battlefields, so I'll be in and around old town.

Jan 09, 2012
weegeebee in Washington DC & Baltimore

Visiting DC/Fredericksburg Area

thanks, all, for the tips.

in my attempt to keep the post short, I didn't want to post my full itinerary. Rest assured I'm not cramming all that activity into one day. More like 2 days and nights and I've been to most of the sites multiple times except the Marine Museum already, so it's more of just a fly by to refresh my memory. And I'm definitely spending some time on the battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, and Wilderness) for an additional 1.5 days.

But sounds like there weren't many food tips. Is Fredericksburg just one of those tourist trap areas? Definitely don't want chain food. Would love to have a go to neighborhood place (diner, bistro, bar & grill, etc.)

I did find some highly recommended joints in Arlington so I'm hoping on a couple decent meals. I guess I'll just roll the dice on the others.

Jan 06, 2012
weegeebee in Washington DC & Baltimore

Visiting DC/Fredericksburg Area

Hi all. Spending a few days in the area. Don't want anything fancy. Just some good old fashioned food. Anything from Hot Dogs, Pizza, sandwiches, fried chicken, for lunch, maybe a little bistro, BBQ or ethnic for a sit down dinner.

I'll mostly be in Fredericksburg, but plan on spending a full day around Arlington National Cemetary, The Mall, Marine's museum, etc. Don't mind taking a little drive to Georgetown, etc. if it's worth the haul.

Jan 05, 2012
weegeebee in Washington DC & Baltimore

Favorite Asian Sauce Disappearance & Strange Grocery Mystery

don't think that's sriracha. That looks like Sambal (might say "Chili/Garlic Sauce") on label as well.

Sriracha has similar packaging--red coming through see through bottle with green top, but sriracha is more of a squeeze bottle type sauce, essentially being blended into a ketchup type consistency.

Dec 12, 2011
weegeebee in General Topics

Boquerones in LA

well, I was looking for the marinated/preserved kind. although, damn, if I could find them fresh, wow.

shucks, was just at Seafood Harbor yesterday, could've stopped into Claros real quick. Oh well, next time.

I'll have to check out Mario's as well. Not too far away from there. Depending on how they're frozen, might still be fine. Most seafood we buy nowadays is previously frozen anyway.

Sep 08, 2011
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

Boquerones in LA

where can I buy at decent price? Whole paycheck has them for $25/lb. and they didn't taste all that great.

SFV, Glendale, Pasadena preferred, but I'll venture out if it's a good deal.

Sep 08, 2011
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

Sake Sediment

freaking delicious. tasty stuff. Drank a few pours. Very fruity and smooth. Don't know if it lost a step over the 2 years, but it's damn good.

Jun 14, 2011
weegeebee in Beer

Sake Sediment

Good call. I looked at the label and it is in fact a nigorizake. regardless, it's getting opened very soon. Enough waitinig around. thanks for the info.

Jun 13, 2011
weegeebee in Beer

Sake Sediment

I was storing a good bottle of sake in a wine fridge, maybe around 62 degrees. It was at least a couple years, bottle on its side.

Just went to move around some stuff today and noticed quite a bit of creamy white "sediment" Not sure what it is. Almost kind of like rice milkish.

Is that normal or should I throw it out?

It's a rare brand out of japan. Should have drank it earlier. Always wait for a special occasion.

Jun 10, 2011
weegeebee in Beer

Meat for Argentine Asado

right on. worth noting if I'm ever in the area for sure.

May 28, 2011
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

Meat for Argentine Asado

no luck. no problems finding sausage or chorizo, but the kind I'm looking for I think is called chorizo criollo. It has the texture of a polish sausage, very finely ground and is spiced with garlic, almost kind of sweet. I went to Rincon Argentino, fun place, pack a lot of items in small space, but they got the usual more italian style sausage.

May 26, 2011
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

celery mayo

I had some unbelievable bread dip while traveling through Salta, Argentina.

From what I could gather it was a basic mayo with hard boiled egg, garlic and celery ground in. It has a pale green color. Really sublime and tasty.

Anybody got a recipe? Not sure if I'm missing an ingredient or two.

May 24, 2011
weegeebee in Home Cooking

Drinks and bar food east SFV

thanks, everyone. good suggestions. Now I might need to go bar hopping : )

May 18, 2011
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

Drinks and bar food east SFV

What's a good place in Studio City/Sherman Oaks area.

I know of Casa Vega, but gets crowded if not there early. I also like Blue Dog Tavern, but no spirits.

Anything else with a good bar scene and something to nosh on before dinner.

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Casa Vega Restaurant
13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

May 18, 2011
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

Meat for Argentine Asado

thanks, I think I went in there once. And I remember the chorizo being more of the fine ground kind, but I didn't like the place overall. DIdn't seem very fresh. BUt maybe I'll make a special stop just for the chori

May 06, 2011
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

Meat for Argentine Asado

Where's a good place to buy argentine style chorizo in SFV/Glendale/Burbank area to prepare at home?

Not a big fan of the one at Mercado Buenos Aires. It doesn't have the right texture or sweetness of the traditional kind. Their morcilla is ok, but not great, and their sweetbreads are kind of skimpy.

The skirt steak is pretty good over there, even have the kind with the flap still on it. And of course the grocery and deli is pretty good for empanadas, cheese, mate, etc.

But is there anything else nearby?

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Mercado Buenos Aires
7540 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

May 05, 2011
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

O'Sulloc Tea [Moved from L.A. board, apparently no local sources in L.A.]

thanks for the comments all.

I did find the O'Sulloc mall. I sent an email. Curious about shipping charges because the tea ain't cheap. About $15 for 30 grams for the loose. So some international shipping might get heavy duty.

I received a 4 pack sampler. In each box is about 4 or 5 sealed envelopes with 1 tea bag. Unfortunately it doesn't note which each tea it is. Each has a different color though. I've tried 2 and they are amazing. The sampler is their "best selling tea" sampler, and so far the 2 have been green tea. I think one was just a simple green tea while the other definitely has some sort of floral thread in it.

Jan 16, 2011
weegeebee in General Topics

O'Sulloc Tea [Moved from L.A. board, apparently no local sources in L.A.]

Anybody know where I can buy O'Sulloc brand tea or similar in LA area (preferably SFV) or even online.

A S. Korean client just sent me some. Wow, this stuff is great.

Jan 14, 2011
weegeebee in General Topics

where to buy pappy van winkle bourbon in LA?

i'm getting thirsty and its just barely lunch time : )

what's the going price on the 15 year?

Sep 20, 2010
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

where to buy pappy van winkle bourbon in LA?

I heard the 15 year wasn't too bad, like $40ish. I'll save the 20 year for my Christmas list : )

Sep 17, 2010
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

where to buy pappy van winkle bourbon in LA?

thanks. Wine and Liquor Depot sounds perfect.

Curious to try it. Been hearing lots of good things for a while. finally finished my bottle of Knob so looking to refill with something new.

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Wine and Liquor Depot
16938 Saticoy St, Van Nuys, CA

Sep 17, 2010
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

where to buy pappy van winkle bourbon in LA?

preferably SFV, glendale, burbank, pasadena area.

Sep 17, 2010
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

ISO Short Rib

Sepulveda and Saticoy, just south.

They had a tasty short rib, but lacked that fat cap which takes it to another level.

Nov 10, 2009
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

ISO Short Rib

no worries. Glad you mentioned HG. Probably will make a call regardless as I've seen the name mentioned here and there.

Does he have any minimum size order and what does a "typical" steak price run, say for instance a bone in NY or bone in Ribeye?

Nov 09, 2009
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

ISO Short Rib

thanks. I tried Jim's. Really helpful, but didn't have it. They're the ones that told me that most butchers nowadays are getting semi processed cuts.

I'll keep Harvey Guss in my back pocket for now. Going to try Carniceria Argentina Alex Meat Market in NoHo later on today.

Nov 09, 2009
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area

ISO Short Rib

Need to find a butcher in LA area, perferably SFV, that sells short rib (not flanken cut, but the longer piece with the bone) with the fat on the meat side.

It's pretty easy to find the rib with it stripped down or with just a thin layer of fat, or of course the flanken cut, but I haven't seen it with a thick piece of fat on top. This is the way it's prepared/served in a traditional Argentine or Uruguayan asado.

I thought for sure Mercado Buenos Aires would have it, but they don't. And from visiting a couple butchers in my area, i.e. Jim's, Whole Foods, etc. most of them are getting their meat semi broken down from the supplier, so they can't get to the rib before the fat is pulled off. Vallarta was close, but not fully there. I had the butcher pick through the pile and was able to get 3 1lb pieces that had about a 1/4 to 1/2 of fat. The ones I saw in Buenos Aires had at least a full inch+ of fat, and I'm telling you, there is nothing more delicious than that crisped up fat on piece of rib meat.

Anyone got any ideas? I'll go down to the famous butchers in LA Farmer's Market off Fairfax if I need to, but was hoping I could get lucky on the 101 area, anywhere from Woodland Hills to Glendale.

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Mercado Buenos Aires
7540 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys, CA

Nov 09, 2009
weegeebee in Los Angeles Area