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Young green coconuts?

LC Produce
(213) 239-8840
746 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021

They have them!!

Mar 15, 2014
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Haggis?

Here is the proper way to address the Haggis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiqkCe...

Ode to a Haggis by Robert Burns

ODE TO A HAGGIS

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
Great Chieftan o’ the Puddin-race!
Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy of a grace
As lang’s my arm

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
You pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o’need
While thro’ your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead

His knife see Rustic-labour dight,
An’ cut you up wi’ ready slight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright
Like onie ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reeking, rich!

Then, horn for horn they stretch an’ strive,
Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,
Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyve
Are bent like drums;
Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive
Bethankit hums

Is there that owre his French ragout,
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi’ perfect sconner,
Looks down wi’ sneering, scornfu’ view
On sic a dinner?

Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As feckless as a wither’d rash
His spindle-shank a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit;
Thro’ bluidy flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!

But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread,
Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
He’ll mak it whissle;
An’ legs, an’ arms an’ heads will sned,
Like taps o’ thrissle

Ye pow’rs wha mak mankind your care,
An’ dish them out their bill o’fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu’ pray’r,
Gie her a Haggis!

As you can see in the YouTube clip, you read the poem and then cut open the Haggis (at the appropriate point in the poem. Piping in the Haggis is always a brilliant touch.

I love Haggis...I will come join you and wear my kilt as well.

Aug 09, 2012
Lasherdc in Home Cooking

Good place for a Sunday lunch in Reseda or Van Nuys?

You have to try Cici's Cafe. It's more diner than bistro, but has a ridiculously broad menu (a few dozen omelets selections, red velvet pancakes, etc.).

They are located at 18912 Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana.

Aug 09, 2012
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Upcoming visit, seeking advice

I would definitely recommend Osteria Mozza at 6602 Melrose Avenue.

This is the collaboration of Mario Batali, Mario, Joe Bastianich and Nancy Silverton (creator of La Brea Breads).

It's not inexpensive, but the food is amazing.

Aug 09, 2012
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Upcoming visit, seeking advice

You are going to have to travel to the San Gabriel Valley for Dim Sum:

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House
1108 S Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia

Always amazing..always crowded.

Aug 09, 2012
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

FIRST Time in Seattle

It has been a few years and I should have thanked everyone previously. My wife and I had a great trip. As foodies, we had a wonderful time and took so many suggestions to heart. Your suggestions were amazing and truly enhanced our experience downtown, in the Ballard and everywhere. Long live Chowhound! (We ran out of time for the Underground Seattle tour, but so many other suggestions were taken to heart).

Jun 28, 2012
Lasherdc in Greater Seattle

FIRST Time in Seattle

It has been a few years and I should have thanked everyone previously. My wife and I had a great trip. As foodies, we had a wonderful time and took so many suggestions to heart. Your suggestions were amazing and truly enhanced our experience downtown, in the Ballard and everywhere. Long live Chowhound! Pike Pub and Elliott's were delicious.

Jun 28, 2012
Lasherdc in Greater Seattle

FIRST Time in Seattle

It has been a few years and I should have thanked everyone previously. My wife and I had a great trip. As foodies, we had a wonderful time and took so many suggestions to heart. Your suggestions were amazing and truly enhanced our experience downtown, in the Ballard and everywhere. Long live Chowhound! Elliott's oysters were delicious.

Jun 28, 2012
Lasherdc in Greater Seattle

FIRST Time in Seattle

It has been a few years and I should have thanked everyone previously. My wife and I had a great trip. As foodies, we had a wonderful time and took so many suggestions to heart. Your suggestions were amazing and truly enhanced our experience downtown, in the Ballard and everywhere. Long live Chowhound!

Jun 28, 2012
Lasherdc in Greater Seattle

Rasta Ital (Food) in LA?

LaLa: Went there...it was delicious. The cod is definitely an acquired taste (akin to Australians and vegemite), but otherwise tasty.

Jun 27, 2012
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

humane raised veal in san diego?

You are looking for "Rose Veal", but sorry I can't give you a SD source. (Now ask me where to get kangaroo steaks in SD and I can help you. You might have to go mail order on the veal).

Mar 22, 2010
Lasherdc in San Diego

Where do you go to get your raspados (Mexican shaved ice) fix?

I love Raspados Y Churros Frutal in Canoga Park at 20849 Sherman Way (NE corner of Desoto and Sherman Way).

They have a great selection of Raspados including my favorite--WALNUT!

The phone number is (818) 710-3907.

Sep 26, 2009
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Feast of San Gennaro this weekend

Be prepared to spend a lot of money...nothing is included for the $5.00 admission. The kid rides are a scam and very expensive for fair-style rides and of course add $$$ for parking. I hate to say it, but as an Italian-American, the Feast in LA is embarrassing---a lot pile of 'Guido' looking men with stereotypical wife beater shirts, tattoos and gold medallions. The last two years we have gone and the whole block has been sales of cheesy Chinese-made personal fans, "Parking for Italians Only" signs and so on---with a thousand Italian men sporting Italia shirts and hairy chests.

The comedy acts were okay and I got to chat with Slash (of GNR) last year.

The food has been average depending on the booth, but again, everything added up and the whole afternoon cost me a pile of cash....not going again...Hey!! Jimmy Kimmel!! Do you hear me??!! Make it a classy event with decent attractions and don't kill my wallet!

Sep 26, 2009
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

My First Gordon Ramsey Kitchen Nightmares Experience: Lido - Before and After

Funny story! My wife and I got to eat at Hell's Kitchen (upcoming season 7). It was actually a great time! Gordon was nice as hell (no pun intended) off camera and they plied us all you can drink wine (which funny enough was NOT from his wine line--even on camera). The food was very good (with minor issues we and the producer hyped to get on camera (scallops overcooked, pasta undercooked)). You can't hear a thing going on in the kitchen from the dining area. All free---soups to nuts, even valet!

As for past KN, the Secret Garden restaurant in Moorpark is a disaster! Six months post-a## reaming, the owner, an arrogant Frenchie, instituted nothing from Gordon, even remounting the original old signage. I went there for lunch...OK...NEARLY TWO HOURS to get three people food. The waiter seemed to be part of a Quantum Leap experiment (one minute I was smoking meth and the next...POW! I found myself here! What is this white thing tied around my waist?!). He actually announced that "I am sorry the bread is taking soo long (dude), but the chef burned it. He is making some fresh bread for you now". I am not kidding.

The elk chop I had (once it arrived) was good, but when you have an hour for lunch, you can't take damn near two! And there were only 6 other diners...pathetic.

Aug 29, 2009
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Tamales in the SFV?

As much as I know I am going to have to drive to East LA for the answer to this question, can anyone recommend a good location for tamales in the SFV? I live in Northridge and I do not want to have to drive 40 miles on a Friday evening to keep my 8-year old happy! :)

Have a great weekend and thanks in advance for any assistance!

Mar 27, 2009
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Texas/Mexican Barbeque (Cow Heads)

Thanks Penquin!

Mar 03, 2009
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Calcots in LA? (Grown or Planting Stock)

Thank you all for the great information!

Mar 03, 2009
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Texas/Mexican Barbeque (Cow Heads)

I am looking for an LA area barbeque location for cow head barbeque, i.e., the traditional Tex-Mex barbequed cow heads....any help?

Feb 24, 2009
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Calcots in LA? (Grown or Planting Stock)

Having falling in love with Bourdain's recent Spain episode, I am looking for a place to purchase Calcots. Separate from the finished product, I would love to find some root stock to grow my own calcots as well.

Any information is greatly appreciated fellow Chowhounds!!

David

Nov 12, 2008
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Abattoir in LA or Ventura County?

I am looking for an abattoir in LA or Ventura County. I am hunting boar in Santa Barbara next weekend and need a butcher to cut it up. Hope someone can help (Chowhound has never let me down!!).

Jul 17, 2008
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Rasta Ital (Food) in LA?

Going out on a limb here, but does anyone know of a Rasta (that is Ital) food outlet in Los Angeles? While LA is international and certainly has an endless amount Hispanic food outlets, I am hoping someone can enlighten me as to where to find Ital food---there has to be a Jamaicaan cooking somewhere in LA County!

Jul 17, 2008
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Anyone tried Wat Thai in NoHo?

Has anyone tried the Wat Thai (Buddist Temple) Saturday food court? I heard it is back up starting this weekend and have always wanted to go.

Jul 17, 2008
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Upscale Cuban in LA?

Any suggestions for a little upscale Cuban in LA (as opposed to small (but good) strip mall location)?

THANKS!

Jul 17, 2008
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Dinner Suggestions for Hollywood?

Fellow Chowhounders: I have done Off Vine and Trastevere and Cafe des Artistes....what else would you recommend for a (relatively) affordable birthday dinner in the Hollywood area? I am looking for something new.

Separately, any suggestions for a good Russian restaurant in LA?

THANKS!

Jul 17, 2008
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

FIRST Time in Seattle

My wife and I are visiting Seattle for a four-day weekend in October. While I read the similar, recent post, what other advice would my fellow Chowhounds have for our visit?

We will definitely be trying Volterra (as per the other post), but would love further recommendations for:

-A good brewpub (or some pub serving NW beers);
-Lunch;
-Dinner---for an elegant "I love my wife" Saturday night;
-GREAT sushi and raw bar (area oysters)!

Lastly, I am not very familiar with the area (hence the trip), but what type of regional food should we NOT miss (i.e, trying steamed crabs when you are in my native Maryland)? For example, Geoduck clams?

Thank you in advance for helping me make this trip memorable!!! (If you need LA or Annapolis tips let me know).

David

Sep 13, 2007
Lasherdc in Greater Seattle

Where can I buy a (raw) cow head in LA?

I would love to try Barbacoa de Cabeza and hope someone can provide me with some direction on where I can buy a cow head in LA...I believe that there are one or two slaughterhouses still in the area, but a google search didn't help.

If I can't find a head, can someone recommend a taqueria that serves Barbacoa de Cabeza?

Thanks in advance for the suggestions!

David

Jul 19, 2007
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

How do you IN-N-OUT?

They should not be any more fatty than regular fries...but don't go fries light---they don't get quite as hard as the regular fries.

Mar 18, 2007
Lasherdc in Chains

Donut Hole La Puente--point me in the right direction...

I have attached a photo here, for those who don't know what I am talking about.

Feb 10, 2007
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Donut Hole La Puente--point me in the right direction...

The Donut Hole in LP is more of an experience in itself with the coffee and donuts your standard fare. Having said that, their coffee is very good and I prefer their sugar twist. The chocolate iced ring is too sweet for my taste....have fun!

Feb 10, 2007
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area

Kansas City Barbeque in LA?

Smokin' Jacks has moved from the auto repair shop to a brand-new restaurant location at 220 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502, in the heart of Downtown Burbank, between Magnolia & Olive.
They are open Monday - Thursday 11am - 11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am - Midnight, Sunday 11am - 10pm. No reservations required.
(818) 842-RIBS

Also, I am going to try the new KC BBQ shop on Lankershim today--I will let you know what I find!

Nov 05, 2006
Lasherdc in Los Angeles Area