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Spice Cake with Broiled Coconut Icing

thanks! I'll check these out. :)

Oct 19, 2006
missredbeet in Home Cooking

Blair's in Silverlake

Ok. If anyone out there knows the chef at Blair will you please ask him to change/update or add to his menu?

I loved Blair's. I'd go to Silverlake Wine on Monday night, have way too much wine (for only $12) then head on over to Blair. This was my thing! I loved my thing. But I've had everything on the menu (more then once) and I'm BORED with it.

Please tell him to mix it up. Or add a specials menu. Something! Anything!

Oh, except the tuna tartar. I love the tuna tartar.

thank you.

Oct 19, 2006
missredbeet in Los Angeles Area

Galco's Soda Pop Stop

I know, i know. The high fructose corn syrup. But c'mon. Go and have a pop and some necco wafers. It's a fun little outing. Plus they have a lot of different, weird beers and pint glasses from the breweries. You won't believe all the pop they have. Celery Soda! Sounds gross (and it kinda was) but it was fun to try.

I love this place. The owner is really nice and he has a little deli in back. I'm not sure why--probably because he just wants to-it's a mini, mini version of Bay Cities. The sandwhich part of Bay Cities.

I haven't been in awhile and I'm heading there this weekend.

Oct 19, 2006
missredbeet in Los Angeles Area

Italian restaurants--literally. In italy.

I know, I totally put it in the wrong spot. Thanks for the info. To fool dogs? Seriously? Yikes.

Oct 19, 2006
missredbeet in Italy

Spice Cake with Broiled Coconut Icing

I'm looking for this recipe. My mom made it for our birthdays and I can't find it anywhere...

Double layer old-fashioned spice cake with a carmel colored-sticky coconut icing.

HELP!

Oct 19, 2006
missredbeet in Home Cooking

Italian restaurants--literally. In italy.

I'm about to go to Torrin, Venice, Florence and Rome. Where should I eat?? Cheap to pricey and everything in between.

AND where should I buy food to smuggle, i mean, bring back.

Oct 19, 2006
missredbeet in Italy

Can you truly outgrow your favorite restaurant? [Moved from L.A. board]

You're right. Nostalgia. Is that why i still like (and craveeee) hamburger gravy?

Oct 18, 2006
missredbeet in General Topics

Can you truly outgrow your favorite restaurant? [Moved from L.A. board]

lol. I know, I know. It's not so much about palate. Just sheer disinterest in everything going on. The same old blah blah blah. Bob's Big Boy. That's funny. :) I used to feel the same way about the House of Pies.

Oct 18, 2006
missredbeet in General Topics

The Little Next Door

thanks! I'm going Friday and will get the quiche. ;)

Oct 18, 2006
missredbeet in Los Angeles Area

Can you truly outgrow your favorite restaurant? [Moved from L.A. board]

Isn’t good food always just good? Or can you out grow something?

Since dining at Grace last night I’ve been rolling this around in my head. When Grace opened a few years ago I went for a Christmas party and LOVED it. Went back last night and hated it. I got beef tartar that was covered in some sort of sauce that tasted like a fancy vinegar/ketchup concoction. The pork shank was ok but the sides were horrible. I just couldn’t help but feel blahhh when I left.

Here’s the thing, I’ve been traveling a lot recently and eating at what are supposed to be some of the nicest places (from NY to San Fran) and I just can’t help feeling like if you’ve been to one then you’ve been to them all. These fancy places with celebrity chefs and the same menus over and over and over.

Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m just bored. But I think it’s more then that, I think perhaps I’ve outgrown them. But can that happen? I’ve never outgrown rice crispy treats, or the cantaloupe aqua fresca at Alegria, or dodger dogs. These things aren’t fancy or pretentious. These things aren’t made by hot chefs with farmer’s market produce. Why are these things satisfying but other things just aren’t anymore?

Does anyone else feel like this?

Oct 18, 2006
missredbeet in General Topics

Food at Certified Farmer's Markets

OMG!! Get the chicken from the chicken guy! I've seen him at the market on Larchmont on Sunday and West Hollywood on Monday. Here's the deal: the chicken rules (forget the humus and pita bread) and try the potatoes. Now sometimes, the potatoes need salt but he roasts them under the chickens and I highly suggest taking them home and mashing them. They also have whole roasted garlic and large chunks of onion--mash it all together

As for the chicken, it makes the best soup ever. Clean off the meat and throw the whole carcass in a large stock pot. Add one big carrot, 2 stalks celery, handful whole peppercorns, a couple of whole cloves, half an onion. Sometimes i sautee the veggies (still whole) and deglaze with vermouth then add the chicken parts and lots of water. My stock pot is extra large, so i probably add 2 gallons water and cook down to half. This will make your house smell so good on a Sunday. From there, strain it and make whatever soup you want. Last weekend I took the roasted potaotes, cut them smaller, and added them to the soup with the shredded chicken meat, sliced carrot, celery, Fra' Mani cooked sausage and a jar of Radici of Tuscany beans. I poured that over toasted bread and topped it with good extra virgin olive oil and grated parm.

I've also just made the stock and used it for risotto later in the week. It's easy. Try it. :)

Oct 18, 2006
missredbeet in Los Angeles Area

Yummy.com Delivery

Yummy is great when you're out of something and need it now. Selection can be pretty so-so, but if you're having a dinner party and you're low on wine or if you're baking and forgot the GD baking powder, yummy rules. I always order online.

Oct 18, 2006
missredbeet in Los Angeles Area

The Little Next Door

Anyone been to The Little Door's new place?? Suggestions?

Oct 18, 2006
missredbeet in Los Angeles Area