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Lakers Game in Pasadena/Eagle Rock

how about the new ct lounge? it's the bar adjacent to the coffee table on colorado blvd in eagle rock. i have not been there but i know they have a massive tv and beer. and if they don't have food there, there are many other options within a few blocks.

Jun 17, 2008
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Has anyone taken a culinary class?

It was a few years ago. (Translation -- before I had a kid) But I took a beginning cooking class (even though I cook all the time) at the Epicurean School on Melrose.

It was fun. We made a lot of things that aren't in my repertoire (tea smoked meat, fresh pasta, etc.) But it was also oddly relaxing. Check it out. http://epicureanschool.com/

Jun 15, 2008
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Best Bars for Sliders?

French 75 in Burbank. It was heaven.

May 24, 2008
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

the right dinner out in pasadena/glendale

i second cannele. the roast chicken is really good.

Mar 08, 2008
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

4 chicks staying in noe valley seek houndworthy recs.

it's time for a much needed girls' weekend. will probably be walking, eating and drinking the whole time. we'll be in jeans- no destination restaurants . we're looking for good breakfasts, casual dining and hidden gems - any types of food. ideas?

Feb 06, 2008
sarahjane in San Francisco Bay Area

Listing of corkage free places in LA

brownstone pizza. right next door to colorado wine company.

Jan 29, 2008
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

midtown catering/cafe

Please help me remember the name of the amazing lunch place my husband and I went to when visiting NYC. We were staying at a midtown sheraton (near radio city?) and we walked (not far) to a cafe/catering place. When you walk in, there are people working for the catering business -- at their desks. You head past them to the luncheon service area. What is it called??? Help!!!!

Jan 06, 2008
sarahjane in Manhattan

24 hour restaurants??

there's a new 24 hour bistro called mode on olive, downtown. haven't been but it looks interesting.

Dec 30, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

TESCO Fresh and Easy

i went at 10. dumb. dumb. dumb. waited (with toddler in tow) to walk inside for 20 minutes, while collecting flyers about unfair labor practices. always a winning sign.
once inside, i experienced super lame cart gridlock ( i know... opening day but still...)
i gotta say, nothing looked all that fresh. for a supposedly eco-friendly store (that's how they've been touting it) there was an awful lot of packaging. everything came in plastic.
i emptied my cart when i realized the check out line stretched all the way down a food aisle. i went straight to trader joes.

Nov 08, 2007
sarahjane in Chains

Bistro-ish in Pasadena Area

i vote for cafe beaujolais -- they do great halibut. the filet is always good. the soups rule and the waiters are cute and french.

went to the sherman oaks bizou last weekend. "prime rib" was chewy and swimming in thick, brown gravy. nasty.

Nov 02, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Do you know Café Beaujolais / Eagle Rock

i second the hunky waiters, halibut and the filet.

whatever the soup is, (mostly veggie purees) they're always good.

the spinach salad rules.

Oct 25, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

La Cabanita and toddlers - do they mix?

every time i go (which is a lot) i take my 2 1/2 year old.

Oct 23, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Help me eat in Jackson, TN

My family and I are spending 4 nights in Jackson, TN. Are there any decent (or even marvelous) places there? Anything that isn't part of a chain? Or will I be at the Cracker Barrel the whole time?

I'm open to anyhting. Southern home cooking, bbq, steakhouses, coffee shops, any ethnic food at all????

Aug 07, 2007
sarahjane in General South Archive

Anything like Pinkberry in Pasadena?

rose green on brand in glendale. it is just as good (the same) as pb.

Jul 16, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Bachelorette party in Palm Springs..where to eat? what to do?

mister parkers at the parker hotel - great vibe, good food. it will be memorable.

Jul 16, 2007
sarahjane in California

Romantic dinner on the east side?

budget's not that important. what matters most to me (the husband may or may not agree) is the quality of the food. i'm hoping there is a place that serves fresh, wonderful food in a setting where we can be comfortable and actually hear each other speak. that being said, i'd rather eat well than eat just okay food on a starlit patio.

it's funny. briganti is the place i keep hearing about. there must be a reason.

Jul 14, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Romantic dinner on the east side?

We got a sitter so we can finally eat with the grown ups. Would love recommendations in Silver Lake, Downtown or South Pasadena.

Jul 14, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Polka's - Eagle Rock (I think)

i haven't been there for a few months but it's always consistently good. it's a family run restaurant - husband and wife - with a very welcoming vibe. you get loads of food (and really good soup) and everything is really tasty. when i was pregnant, the only food i wanted was their beef stew. it's also super kooky inside (like eating in a thrift shop with lotsa mementos and old calendars on the wall.) it's on verdugo and york. i don't know what city it's in either. it's kinda where eagle rock meets sagamore park meets glassel park.

Jul 01, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Happy Finds at the Atwater Farmer's Market

i too found myself at the atwater market this weekend. i don't know if they were from south central farmers, but i brought home two gigantic, i'm talking mutant beets and they were one dollar!

Jun 12, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Best Vegetarian Salads?

try the salad bar at "go veggie!" at 5462 s centinela ave (right off the 90 fwy)
if you haven' been there, definitely do. they do have some imitation meats as well as sandwiches, hot entrees and soups.
the restaurant (which is cafeteria style) is adjacent to marina farms, a great produce/gournet mkt.

Jun 09, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Where to buy rhubarb in LA?

albertsons in glendale. ivar farmers' mkt.

Jun 09, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

the best SANDWICH in (Los Angeles) period.

doner sandwich at spitz in eagle rock. chicken or regular with tzatziki, cucumbers, tomato and chili sauce. with a side of sweet potato fries or their hummus and pita chips. oh man, that's good.

Jun 02, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area

Indian in Pasadena

i don't get the akbar haters. i love it. though, i'll admit it all depends on what you order. akbar has a small dining room.

all india is hit and miss. some dishes are really tasty, some not. the staff is a little cold.

radhika's has a nice dining room and very friendly staff. the food is above average.

new delhi palace is atrocious. sub standard and not very fresh. and it's always packed. go figure.

Jun 01, 2007
sarahjane in Los Angeles Area