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Biggest Cooking Show Pet Peeves

Thank you, John Francis. This is what I have been thinking all along.

What's your LEAST favorite restaurant in LA ? (excepting of course for chains).


What discontinued products do you miss?

Entennmann's (sp?) Pecan Danish Ring and Walnut Danish Ring. I hear they still sell them back East, but no longer in California.

LA's BEST guided foodie tours

My husband and I took the Melting Pot tour of Pasadena and really enjoyed it. We visited eight or so restaurants, an olive oil/vinegar bar, chocolate shop and a gelato bar. We will also book the other two tours Melting Pot offers. Can't say enough good things about the Pasadena tour.

What's for Dinner #223 - The Thread next to the Room 222 Edition (Thru Jun 11, 2013)

Red Beans and Rice with Smoked Sausage a la Paul Prudhomme, sliced tomatoes with white peach vinaigrette, and cornbread (for the hubby).

What were your last three cookbook purchases...part 3 [Old]

Just purchased 'Simply Done, Well Done' by Aaron McCargo, 'Salad as a Meal' by Patricial Wells, and 'Supernatural Everyday' by Heidi Swanson. Can't wait to put them to the test!

I don't care if I never set foot again in a...............

Cracker Barrel, Applebee's, Chilis, Denny's, California Pizza Kitchen.

Century City dinner

I like Rock Sugar, Gulfstream and, surprise, Houston's.


U.S.D.A. Prime, kevin h. Look forward to having dessert next time. Which dessert do you like best?


Thank you, Chowhounds, for the reviews of Cut. Really enjoyed my recent meal there.

I had Organic Asparagus topped with a Poached Egg and drizzled with Bacon Vinaigrette. The sweet and salty Bacon Vinaigrette made this dish sing.
DB had Maple Pork Belly with Asian Spices, Sesame-Orange Dressing and Quince Compote. Delicious dish with the salty and sweet, warm and cool components marrying well.

I had Indian Spiced Short Ribs with Curried Pumpkin Puree and Garam Masala. Tender and flavorful. Enjoyed every bite.
DB had Rib Eye with Caramelized Onions served with a quartet of sauces: Whole Grain Mustard, Creamy Horseradish, Shallot-Red Wine Bordelaise and House Made Steak Sauce. Nice, but not as yummy as my Short Ribs!

Tempura Onion Rings. Well-seasoned and crisp. Heaven on a plate.
Asparagus with Grated Parmesan. Tasty.
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Pearl Onions. This dish is soooo good. Thank you, Chef, for making my life!

Alas, no room. Next time for sure!

BLT Steakhouse: review with pics!

I liked the side dishes better than the main course I ordered. The grilled asparagus, potato gratin and onion rings are delicious. My lemon-rosemary chicken tasted neither of lemon nor rosemary and was quite bland. My boyfriend thought his lobster was just okay. The popovers are delicious and my boyfriend, who normally doesn't like pate, thinks BLT Steak's chicken pate is tasty.

New Orleans cookbook

Anything by Paul Prudhomme!

"Clean Eating" magazine

Most of the dishes I have made from "Cooking Light" have been pretty tasty!

BLT Steak, whats the best?

I took my BF for his birthday and we really enjoyed the potatoes au gratin, roasted asparagus, onion rings and gougeres. He liked his lobster, but my lemon rosemary chicken tasted of neither lemon nor rosemary. The chocolate peanut butter mousse dessert was okay.

How do you eat so well and control your weight?

I exercise A LOT. I usually walk/jog four days a week. I also eat light in the morning and evening, saving my "heavier" meal for the afternoon.

Ate well in Honolulu

Just returned from Honolulu. Thank you for the archived suggestions. We ate very well!

Chai's Island Bistro - The Pita Bread and Peanut Sauce appetizer was tasty as were the Thai Chicken Spring Rolls with Cucumber Salad. My BF's Braised Kurobuta Pork Osso Bucco was delicious. I did not care for my Pan Roasted Chicken with Vegetable Jus as it was very bland. Nothing on the dessert menu called our name so we retired to our room with two huge chocolate chip cookies.

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck - The Shrimp Scampi was worth the drive to north shore. It is garlicky, well-seasoned heaven on a plate!

Matsumoto's Shave Ice - The coconut/banan/guava combination I ordered was too sweet for my taste! BF's orange/pineapple/coconut was better.

Neiman Marcus - Thai Red Curry Butternut Squash Soup with Tempura Shrimp was delicious as was BF's Barbecued Tiger Prawns with Shaved Fennel and Beet Salad. We both really enjoyed the Crostini with Shrimp Salad and Kurobuta Pork Chop Stuffed with Smoked Mozzarella and Prosciutto. Alas, we had no room for dessert.

House Without A Key - Lunch was very good. We started with the Coconut Shrimp, Lemongrass Beef and Seafood Spring Roll Platter. BF had Alaskan Crab Meat Salad with Avocado and Bacon on Whole Wheat Bread. I had a Club Sandwich.

Genki Sushi - We really liked the Tempura Shrimp and Crab Mayo Rolls!

Sarento's - Very tasty, indeed. We started with Calamari Fritti with Tomato-Caper Sauce and Roasted Garlic Aioli. I had Pan Roasted Opakapaka with Jumbo Lump Crab, Lemon Butter and Watercress Salad. BF did not care for his Pappardelle Bolognese.

Longhi's - Very tasty BLT's with well-done fries were a fine lunch on our last day!

May 25, 2008
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Ginger Ales You have Loved

Another vote for Vernor's. Yum!

Just Tried The Hungry Cat

I really enjoyed the Fritto Misto. The seafood and french fries were perfectly fried and very flavorful!

Recommendations for Waikiki/Honolulu?

The food at Sorrento's in the Waikiki Marina Resort is delicious. The view is lovely as well. Neiman Marcus' Mariposa is delicious too. We also had a nicely flavored clam curry appetizer at Alan Wong's Pineapple Room in Macy's (to tide us over until dinner). Enjoy your trip.

Where can I find good fried oysters?

I agree. The fried oysters at Gulfstream are very good!


Sonic has really good slushes. I used to stop by Sonic for a slush just about every day when I lived in Texas. Try the grape, cherry and lemon-strawberry. Delicious!

Apr 23, 2007
Brioche For The Girl in Chains

Ben & Jerry's Flavors

Chunky Monkey. Before tasting it I wasn't even a big ice cream fan.

Best Desserts in a Chain

Apple Walnut Cobbler at Houston's. Yum!

Mar 22, 2007
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what's your favorite potato chip?

Limon Lays because of their tangy goodness. Yum!

El Pollo Loco

The chicken is really tasty when it is fresh.

Mar 12, 2007
Brioche For The Girl in Chains

French Fries - How do you like them?

Fried to a deep golden brown and sprinkled lightly with salt.

Do you ever have enough cookbooks?


CORNDOGS!!! Who makes the best?!

My sentiments exactly, ipsedixit!

favorite potato chips

Limon Lays. They're soaked in lime juice and absolutely delicious!

Best Fried chicken chain

Church's, but only if it is fresh.

Oct 26, 2006
Brioche For The Girl in Chains