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Where to buy Spanish Cider in OC?

Most European cider is alcoholic 3%-7%.

Apr 30, 2010
kayla8 in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Spanish Cider in OC?

Thank you so much for the search. Yes, now I know it is called "cidra" or "sidra" & . Most of them are $5-$8 + SH.

First I wasn't sure if sparking cider was "Spanish cider " until I see the ingredients of the cider that contains apple & plum. It could be some other fruit cider. :>)

Apr 28, 2010
kayla8 in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Spanish Cider in OC?

Thanks. I'll check it out next time when I trek up there. Want some Iberico ham, too. Yum.

Apr 27, 2010
kayla8 in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Spanish Cider in OC?

Apr 27, 2010
kayla8 in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Spanish Cider in OC?

Thanks. Some one fr. San Diego forum recommended that, too. I'll check it out. Already back to San Diego so the only way for me is getting it on line or call couple stores in San Diego fr. some reccomendations.

I feel like making a chorizo in Spanish cider for a tapas. Sounds delicious.

Apr 27, 2010
kayla8 in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Spanish Cider in San Diego or OC?

Apr 25, 2010
kayla8 in San Diego

Where to buy Spanish Cider in San Diego or OC?

Jered : Thanks for the info. I'll call'em to check it out. I went there for dinner years ago but did not check their market.

Apr 25, 2010
kayla8 in San Diego

Where to buy Spanish Cider in San Diego or OC?

Thanks for the detailed tip of packing wine bottle. We didn't want to take a chance but may try some next time when we visit Napa Valley. I'll check out the store & on-line. This is wonderful so I can try to make some chorizo tapas w/ this cider.

Apr 25, 2010
kayla8 in San Diego

Where to buy Spanish Cider in OC?

Hi,

I'm in search of Spanish Cider & kicked my self for not getting a bottle while in Madrid last month ( the thought of packing it in the check-in suitcase deterred me). I'm going to Orange County tomorrow, if you know any where I can get one , please point me to the place.

TIA.

Apr 23, 2010
kayla8 in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy Spanish Cider in San Diego or OC?

Hi,

I'm in search of Spanish Cider & kicked my self for not getting a bottle while in Madrid last month ( the thought of packing it in the check-in suitcase deterred me). I'm going to Orange County tomorrow, if you know any where I can get one , please point me to the place.

TIA.

Apr 23, 2010
kayla8 in San Diego

Nearby Westin Harbour Castle

CoffeeAddict416: Thanks for the grocery tip! We need that for certain time. Last time, we had some decent lunch at a grocery nearby the airport area. It was nice surprise since we just went in for milk for the our little baby. It was quick & pleasant; they had a nice sitting area. It worked out well since we were still jet lag fr.a very long flight the day before & tried to make it to Niagara Falls before 3PM.

May 07, 2009
kayla8 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nearby Westin Harbour Castle

Teep: Thanks for the search tip; more results come out. I'm compiling a list vs. yelp 's review. Now, it is exciting & mouthwatering. :>)

May 07, 2009
kayla8 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nearby Westin Harbour Castle

Where to eat in Chinatown beside Bright Pearl? I totally forgot where else we ate last time & would like to try new ones. It doesn't have to be strictly on the Harbour front ; we have car rental & can drive as long as not more than 15-20' away. Also, insider tip of where to park the car near the restaurant would be great!

Last time, we stayed at the Sheraton & just walked to most of the restaurants; never trek to the Harbor or ferried out to the island.

On my research record so far is the Croissant Tree & Coach House. I need more to try for the whole week staying there. :>)

May 07, 2009
kayla8 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Nearby Westin Harbour Castle

Hello Toronto Chows!

Family of 6 ( w/ 2 young toddlers) will be in Toronto for a week in mid May. We need recommendations for restaurants that are kids friendly. Good food is the top priority & within 10' walk or 15' drive from the hotel is preferred. We'll be visiting China town, kensington, Lawrence Market, Yorkville., Toronto Place/Island. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, bakeries, & chocolate shops are what we will indulge ourselves in Toronto.

We may revisit Spring Rolls & Le Select Bistro fr. our last visit few years ago.

Many thanks!

May 06, 2009
kayla8 in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Breakfast/Lunch in Newport Beach & Laguna Beach

Hey, thank you ALL for such a quick response! I got tired to complete the dining list last night from short of breakfast/lunch places to eat for 3 days. Now, I'm relieved that we have some places to look forward to try. Eating is very important in my travel itinerary. :>)

I think we'll try Cafe Panini, Plums & The Costa Mesa Omelet Parlor. Will check out Cream Pan, C'est Ci Bon & our fav Sarkis bakery in Anaheim.

OPH is our favorite breakfast place, too, but we like to try something local, some thing different fr. our home town. We had been at La Brisa & Zinc before.

I'll keep others on my list for other trips to OC in the near future.

Now I'm going to pack for a weekend with out the little munchkins. :>)

Apr 02, 2009
kayla8 in Los Angeles Area

Breakfast/Lunch in Newport Beach & Laguna Beach

It doesn't have to be bakery that serves breakfast/lunch. We prefer really hearty/delicious breakfast/lunch then can cruise to a bakery to pick up some goodies later on our route.

Panini Cafe is on my list for breakfast. Cream Pan seems to be good to pick up some croissants. Thanks.

Apr 02, 2009
kayla8 in Los Angeles Area

Breakfast/Lunch in Newport Beach & Laguna Beach

Hi,

Husband & I will be in Newport Beach for the weekend, staying at the Hyatt in NP. Looking for good breakfast & lunch places in Newport Beach ( nearby the hotel-- 15' drive) & Laguna Beach. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated.

Oh, also, great bakeries are a must! Thanks!

Apr 01, 2009
kayla8 in Los Angeles Area

Dinner near Little Tokyo & Morrocan Lunch?

Hi,

We'll be in LA this weekend & need recommendation for a kid-friendly environment:

1. Dinner nearby little Tokyo area; say 10-15' drive. Preference: mediterranean or Japanese.

2. Moroccan lunch anywhere fr. OC to LA downtown. I looked at 5 good rated Moroccan restaurants; their menus look delicious but no lunch offer. :<( I'm still craving for the good Moroccan food that we just had couple months ago fr. Tagine in San Francisco. They were very friendly beside the divine bastilla& sweet mint tea.

TIA.

Apr 24, 2008
kayla8 in Los Angeles Area

4 days next week in SF

Just wanted to thank again for all the tips! They made our trip much easier w/ the 2 little ones. We got a brand new Grand Caravan SE to get around town.

We were flexible to accommodate to our little girl's nap. We also were lucky w/ the dry weather & parking; usually found parking just 1 block away fr. restaurants; except Koi Palace. Used parking garage twice-- FW ($10 flat rate) & Portsmouth -- forgot to get the validation fr. some of the vendors. My father really spent big bucks on ginseng.

We enjoyed shopping in Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, Burlingame Ave, Union st, and 24th in Noe Valley. Had some good chocolate in Noe Valley; the one on Union is not that great. We had a pleasant stroll on Burlingame Ave & loaded w/ boxes of goodies from Copenhagen after a sumptuous breakfast at Crepevine.

Dining was great except @ La Vie; the 2 beef dishes we ordered were kind of chewy. I guess we did not order the signature one: crab. Their menu seems to be overpriced, especially the crab ($50 for a large one); I don't see any gold plate on the crab. :> I wished we went to Lee Hou ,instead, for the crab. Another note is that they do not have high chair. I could not believe a Vietnamese restaurant has no high chair; their environment doesn't look like a high-end fine dining.

For breakfast, we tried dimsum 2 days in a row @ Ton kiang (Hakkah style) and Koi Palace ( Cantonese style). We like both of them. Had ginger crab at Koi Palace. The service at both places was good & kid-friendly. We ate dimsum on the weekdays-- so no wait at all.

Lunch @ Tajine was a pleasant one; the food was delicious & service was kid-friendly.

We missed dining at Yaya on Burlingame on our first night; we went for a Chinese buffet Bejing nearby the hotel instead. It did not justify >$100 for a car rental or $30-$40 cab rides for 6 of us that evening just to go to dinner. We got a better deal for the weekend car rental for the rest of our trip.

It was challenging/hazardous to take the kids to the Coriya Hotpot City; we managed to have a decent meal, though. The paella @ Cafe Arguello is delicious & big portion.

We had a great trip!

Feb 19, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

Their menu looks good. I wished I could eat here. Oh well, next time.

Feb 12, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

Park Chow's menu sounds more persuasive to me. Hm... There are too many choices, now.

Feb 11, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

See latest list above in the reply to rworange.

Bakery: Tartine

Feb 10, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

:>) :>) :>)

Thanks!

Feb 10, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

Yes, De Young is on our list. Thanks for the tip of the cafe there. Had not tried it before.

Crossing my fingers; it won't rain-- too much. The low 60Fs is still considered "cold" for wimbies like us fr warm & sunny San Diego. It was in the 80s yesterday & 70Fs today here. :>)

Feb 10, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

We are replacing New Asia ( old school dimsum) w/ Tonkiang for a different cuisine ( Hakah (sp?)) beside the health violation in Nov. I hope I won't get slammed on this fr. New Asia's fans out there. :>)

Feb 10, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

Thanks for taking time to reply. Also, thanks for the Thai's suggestion. I'm considering to try it instead of revisiting Chiangmai. There are so many new choices;it makes my head spin to coordinate dining & location so we don't drive all over town just for eating. We have only 4 days up there to eat all the great food!

I couldn't wait with the lobster crave; we went out yesterday to a local Chinese restaurant & had some delicious lobster fresh out fr. the tank cooked w/ garlic & onion as I requested. It made our day!

Since I already covered crab in some of the restaurants on my list & thought no need to post the Qs. There is a big thread re. crab on this board. It was very helpful.

For breakfast, we can eat anywhere between the places we plan to visit ( tourist places: Golden Gate Park, FW, Place of Fine Arts, Union Square, China town) and Holiday Inn SFO aiprort. We have only 4 days to reintroduce the city to my parents w/ 2 little ones in tow. No plan to take them to the Cliff House, though. My parents prefer Pho instead of a lavish western style breakfast. %>)

My husband & my father can live w/ Chinese food for all week. I like varieties.

Rainforest is for the kid; there is some thing for them to wander after meal; their lobster rolls are not too bad.

I put a "?" on Aziza since I checked out their web site, read their environment description & looked at the mark" Good for Kids: No" on Yelp.

You see I'm trying to balance the dining preference of 6 people here. :>)

Feb 10, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

We fly in Wednesday afternoon so just want to eat nearby the Holiday Inn @ SFO airport; don't want to drive up to SF w/ the traffic on 110 or 280. That is the Yaya in Burlingame we plan to try. :>)

Thanks for the location clarification.

Feb 10, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

Thanks for the clarification on Aziza as I suspcted.

The muchkins are 17 month old & almost 4 yrs old. The little one can sit & eat up to only an hr now. She loves to eat; quietly w/ intense focus on chowing down her food. The chef should see her expression when she likes the food "Yummmm.." w/ her head leaning to the back. Life is wonderful! We had no problem w/ her eating in fine French restaurants in our Denver trip last yr when she was 1 yr old. Now she is 17mos , mobility is her favorite thing; she needs to get up, moving around. We may take her to the chain Rainforest in FW ( Fisherman's Wharf).

Feb 10, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

Wow, free parking in prime areas of San Francisco? Thanks a lot for the great parking tip!

Feb 10, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 days next week in SF

Thanks for the note on Mel's; I left it out already after reading many latest reviews about it.

I think we have on the list more than we can go to now! Here is my latest update of dining plan:

Dinner: Yaya, Coriya Hotpot City ( w/ the jackets left in the car & a thorough shower after chowing there), Cafe Maritime/Aziza, Cafe Argruello
Lunch: Tajine, Rainforest/ Chiangmai Thai, Lee Hou (crab)
Breakfast/Dimsum: Koi Palace, New Asia, Howard's Cafe, Crepevine ( Burlingame)

I need the tips of avoiding the long line ( beside reservation, dining early @5-5:30PM or peak time of breakfast), good parking site, favorite dishes fr. these places. EX: I heard that Aziza is not really kid-friendly place?

No North Beach, no Italian food this time. I had enough authentic Italian food fr. a cruise in the Mediterranean 5 months ago. :>)

Thanks again for all the great suggestion!

Feb 09, 2008
kayla8 in San Francisco Bay Area