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seeking miniature ice cream cones to buy (to fill myself)

Joy mini-cup cones

Store locator
http://www.joycone.com

http://www.shoprite.com/pd/Joy-Cone/M...

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Joy-Mini-Cu...

http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/2011/1...

EDIT: found 5 stores w/i 10-miles of zip code 10012 that carry box of 42-minis using Joy's store locator.

hope this helps

Jun 26, 2014
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Easter Brunch/Lunch - Downtown

I haven't eaten at Chaya or Border Grill in a while but received emails from both restaurants about offering Easter Brunch:
http://bordergrill.com/multi_menu.htm
http://www.thechaya.com/downtown-la/

Apr 16, 2014
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Pre-minced garlic and ginger?

just discovered that Fresh & Easy carries Dorot's garlic, ginger, basil & cilantro.

Apr 11, 2014
yinyangdi in General Topics

Any Recent, Great Lunch Spots in Downtown LA?

Haven't been, but what about
Bunker Hill Bar & Grill ? BHB&G is only open for lunch (11am - 3PM) right now and the pictures look good on Y.

601 S. Grand Avenue
213-688-2988

UrbanDaddy w/link to menu
http://www.urbandaddy.com/la/food/241...

http://brighamyen.com/2013/05/23/the-...

Sep 04, 2013
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a chill Gastropub in Downtown, glendale, pasadena area.

+1 for the Sixth Street Tavern @ 6th/Hope (in the old Urbano location by the same owners). The Bistro Burger is DELISH but the fries … despite the dark golden color that leads one to believe they are crispy, were the opposite @ quite mushy. Also, 20+ beers on tap. BTW, there are no dedicated ordering stations (like FO) and, in my experience, it can be hard to get the attention of a bartender to place an order.

As for parking, there is validated self-parking directly across the street (on Hope, just thru 6th intersection heading towards library for $5 by my last recall). http://sixthstreettavern.com/

May 22, 2013
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Bludso's BBQ is coming to Hollywood at old Tar Pit location!

I remembered reading that Shook/Dotolo couldn't afford signage when they opened Animal:

… Shook and Dotolo opened Animal a few months before the drama of the 2008 recession. "We did not order tablecloths because tablecloths are not cheap," Shook recalls. "You have to keep them fresh, and they cost you about 10 to 25 cents per table. These are all costs you have to pass on to the customer. We didn't put up a sign because we couldn't afford it. We wanted to spend all of our money and put all of our focus on the food we were making, and we made exactly the food that we wanted to eat." … By the time the two opened their second place, Son of a Gun, in 2011, they could afford tablecloths but opted to skip them. The starched whites had become not only a literal option but a symbol of what was past. "Our plates at Son of a Gun are made by Heath — that is not cheap," Shook says, "but they are beautiful objects. And our tables are made of zinc."…
http://www.laweekly.com/2012-05-24/ea...

Mar 19, 2013
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Traci Des Jardins's Carnitas Tacos

recipe reads deliciously; will make soon!
as for the tortilla chip questions from 02/07; dip in guac and/or salsa and enjoy…? ;)

Feb 13, 2013
yinyangdi in Recipes

Pre-minced garlic and ginger?

tracylee, Ralphs is owned by Kroger and it looks like it would be "Fred Meyer" in your area …?

Feb 04, 2013
yinyangdi in General Topics

Pre-minced garlic and ginger?

Ralph's sells several of the Dorot frozen cubes, too. My local store has garlic, ginger, parsley, basil & cilantro. I like dropping in a cube of ginger & garlic into chicken broth. Yum. Also add garlic & basil cubes to jarred marinara, etc. off heat to add pops of fresh flavors.

Who knew there were so many!
http://www.dorot.co.il/?CategoryID=27

Jan 30, 2013
yinyangdi in General Topics

Cheapest place to buy mason jars?

Jan 30, 2013
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

west hollywood inxexpesive eats

Zeke's Smokehouse on SMB is long gone, but the orig Montrose location is still operating. The old Zeke's on SMB now houses a Mendo Farms.

Jan 21, 2013
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Whiskey, anyone?

Here's a link to Chow's very own Japanese Whisky Primer
http://www.chow.com/food-news/54423/a...

Jan 10, 2013
yinyangdi in San Diego

Best choices at Ca'Brea?

I think the chef who opened Colori Kitchen downtown is the chef that gave Ca'Brea its (formerly) good reputation.

Jan 10, 2013
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

I am shocked that this place is still in business...

I only go to FO when that is the exact burger I want. And, I have to say that burger is DELICIOUS ;)

Nov 09, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Brunch in Mid-City tomorrow Saturday - gluten-free options?

what about M Cafe on Melrose @ Detroit St (just West of La Brea) …?
http://www.mcafedechaya.com/menu.html

Nov 09, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

something like old charter bourbon for the west coast

Buffalo Trace is delicious and affordable ;)
But, if Eagle Rare is on the shelf (I don't see it everwhere) that's the one I'll order. mmm mmm good.

Oct 30, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Best Soup, Mid-City?

steak soup, yummmmmm!

Edit to say that I haven't had doughboy's steak soup since it reopened on Third Street, but it was delicious the last time I had it. And speaking of Doughboy's reopening on Third Street, what is your opinion on the food now vs. before; same, better, deficient?

Oct 30, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Late night downtown

:( Raku Plus closed at the end of August. When I last spoke w/Panja, she had no (immediate) plan to reopen elsewhere. Fingers crossed she can't stay out of the kitchen and opens a new restaurant in LA soon.

I was at that new ramen place in Honda Plaza last week (Men Oh Tokushima Ramen) and saw that new signage is up for an izakaya (the name escapes me) in Raku Plus' former site.

Oct 16, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Freddy's Smalls Bar & Kitchen on Pico in WLA

The roasted cashews with bacon went really well with bourbon ;)

Sep 27, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

The wonderful "Le Saint Amour" in Culver City reportedly (hopefully just temporarily!) closed

According to
http://nrn.com/article/daily-grill-pa...
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/time-re...
Public School 310 (PS310) is going in the old Fraiche space

There's already a Public School 612 inside the Daily Grill @ 6th/Flower in DTLA which has decent to good food and one $4 HH (aka Recess) handle every day (chosen in-house) among other Recess offerings.

Sep 19, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Anyone tried Sycamore Kitchen?

I got take out a couple of weeks ago: iced coffee (meh, not strong enough), gazpacho (cold tomato/cucumber/veg deliciousness) and the tomato/gruyere focaccia (thick, chewy bready goodness) yum.

Aug 29, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

LA's Best Spots for Ramen

I've had chicken broth ramen at Ramen Jinya's Studio City location. FWIW, #6 on the list is for "Robata Jinya" but there are four #6's on the map which are for Ramen Jinya's in Studio City, Miracle Mile and on Sawtelle.

Aug 17, 2012
yinyangdi in Features

Any new 2012 Downtown Restaurants worth trying?

Baco Mercat was nominated in Bon Appetit magazine's 50 Best New Restaurants in the United States.

http://www.bonappetit.com/restaurants...

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

Aug 13, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Any new 2012 Downtown Restaurants worth trying?

I just read about a new restaurant in the Broadway Theatre District called Alma. Has anyone eaten at Alma yet?

http://www.alma-la.com/#!HOME/mainPage

Aug 09, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Foodie Wedding Caterers in LA?

oops! didn't see that this string was from 2011…
but, I'll still 2d the recommendation and say that Chef Matt Poley and crew are very talented and that Heirloom's food truck is out in front of Silverlake Wine every Monday night while occasionally pairing food for the Sunday tastings.

Jul 26, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Recommended Japanese/Sushi Restaurants in Beverly Hills/West Hollywood

Nobu Matsuhisa = chef

Matsuhisa @ 129 N La Cienega, BH
http://www.nobumatsuhisa.com/

Nobu Malibu @ 3835 Cross Creek Road
http://www.noburestaurants.com/malibu...

pics and menus available at websites

Jul 10, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Authentic Japanese restaurant to take Japanese client near the downtown LA?

I stopped going to Sushi Gen, period, a couple of years ago after several random number generator tabs at the bar; quality to price was WAY off. Does/did the sashimi dinner always look that good in the dining room? If so, maybe I should revisit Gen and sit in the dining room...

Jun 27, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Grace reopening...any news?

As of 03/19/2012 Grub Street had this to say about status of Grace and Fraser's potential new hot dog project:
http://losangeles.grubstreet.com/2012...

As of 11/12/11 Food GPS interviewed Fraser who talked about Grace concept changing:
http://www.foodgps.com/qa-with-chef-n...

Jun 04, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

Where to find lounge/Bar similar to Tar Pit

Playa just replaced its high-top cocktail tables with a small lounge area and is open late on the weekends …

7360 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5300
http://www.playarivera.com

Jun 01, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area

VEGGIE RAMEN? Does a great one exist?

Although I've never ordered the vegetarian ramen at Ikemen, it is on the menu: Miso Paste + Green Onions + Thin Noodles. There are various veg toppings that can be added for addl cost(s) like: Extra Green Onions $1, Artisan Pesto $1; Zebra Garlic Seasoning $1; Cherry Tomatoes $3; Sauted Mushrooms $3; and Osen Tamago $1.

http://www.ikemenhollywood.com/dipram...

May 18, 2012
yinyangdi in Los Angeles Area