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Desperate to buy SASSO Wine Vinegar!!!! Please help!

Is this what you're looking for? http://muscofood.com/categories/3-oli...

Apr 14, 2014
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Flautas

I don't think anyone has posted the address of the new place in Commerce. Found Bill Esparza's article about it with the address. http://www.lamag.com/lafood/digestblo...

Apr 10, 2014
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Flautas

Here I was....blissfully ignorant of this place and then I read Dommy's post. I found their website (which doesn't mention their latest outpost here in southern California, yet). Sounds very authentic and probably very good. http://www.aquiestexcoco.com/

Apr 10, 2014
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Grocery store shopping carts - shocking!

I believe the static electricity has built up on yourself and you have to discharge yourself in a painless way. I discovered how to do it purely by accident. I happened to have my metal house key grasped between my index finger and thumb and just happened to touch the metal chain link fence. It was at night and besides a audible "pop" there was the electric arc visible just before the point of the key touched the metal fence. Someone said they were afraid they might damage their car key with electronics and they might be right. Just use a plain all metal key. Apparently the relatively broad contact area of your finger tips diffuses the charge that it doesn't hurt.
I later heard the guys on Car Talk on NPR say use a quarter between your thumb and forefinger and touch a piece of grounded metal (metal water pipe, metal part of your auto, metal chain link fence) to discharge yourself.

Apr 02, 2014
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Whole Foods Market Sesame Bars

Sounds kind of like palanquetas, a Mexican style nut bar.
Sort of like brittle, but not exactly. Although this recipe has pumpkin seeds, at local Mexican markets I see several variations. I'm sure you could mix up the type of nuts you want to use. Mostly the ones I see have peanuts only, peanuts and sesame seeds, or the blend shown in the recipe linked here. http://forkfingerschopsticks.com/pump...

Apr 02, 2014
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A NICE LITTLE TACO EVENT PERHAPS

I don't know how much more elaborate the "first automatic tortilla making machine" is, but a number of years ago some friends of mine used to meet at the Chevy's restaurant in Burbank and they had a tortilla making machine that was in use out on the floor. I only recall it making flour tortillas.

Mar 26, 2014
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How do you feel about dogs in the grocery cart?

Not exactly the same thing, but once I was sitting in a favorite sandwich shop looking out as I was munching away. Some lady tied up her dog outside on a leash and came in to order her sandwich. I noticed the dog climbed onto one of the outdoor tables and either was sniffing or possibly licking the salt shaker or pepper shaker. The leash was too long. After she went on her merry way I told one of the guys I know. He asked which table and proceeded to go outside and bring back the shakers which he dumped and washed. You kind of wonder how often this happens.

Mar 19, 2014
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Papaya milkshake cravings?

You might check with one of the Mateo's ice cream shops. I know they have a banana/papaya milkshake. I would assume it'd be possible to get a papaya only milkshake. I've only had the pineapple/coconut milkshake several times and it was pretty tasty. http://www.mateosicecream.com/index.html Give them a call and ask.

Mar 17, 2014
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Has anybody tried the Golden Owl in La Puente?

I was listening to Off Ramp on NPR today and they talked about this Burmese restaurant called Golden Owl in La Puente. Sounded like it could be a winner. http://www.scpr.org/programs/offramp/...
The L.A. Weekly already has written it up and it's got mostly 5 stars on the "other" food board. The owner was a former research biologist at City of Hope, but because of familial responsibilities she couldn't afford to spend more time advancing her education so she ended up starting this restaurant.

Mar 15, 2014
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PIE - LA Dish of the Month (March 2014)

Angel Maid on Centinela just north of Culver Blvd., sells a pretty good apple pie. Nothing fancy, but a good quality and not too sweet straightforward apple pie for (can't think now) $9 (plus or minus 50¢). They also sell a custard pie, but I don't know the price. You should call first, either they sell out or don't always have them.

Mar 14, 2014
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PIE - LA Dish of the Month (March 2014)

Republic of Pie does have wi-fi, but you have to ask for the password that they'll give you after you make a purchase. I think the place is nice, the workers and the public are all pretty cool, but I wasn't too crazy about the various pie slices I've gotten there. Then again it was later in the evening so maybe everything had slid down in taste, etc. by 8 pm-ish.

Mar 14, 2014
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Americanized "Chinese food" in Shanghai

I didn't find this elsewhere on Chowhound, so I'm posting this link. http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/02/12/4...

Feb 21, 2014
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St Valentines Pizza at St Arts Place

Oddly enough LaRocco's Pizza on Main in Culver City sent me an e-mail saying they are also serving heart shaped pizzas on Valentine's Day only. Not as bad as places with the green beer on St. Patrick's though.

Feb 13, 2014
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Sardine Condiments

Okay, I'll toss this one out there. My Japanese-American family wasn't very rich years ago (still aren't, but back to the story). My mom used to partially pull open the tin of sardines (back then they were in oil) about 2/3rd's open and sprinkle on some plain table sugar and a dash of soy sauce. Don't recall the amounts; maybe a half teaspoon of sugar. She'd set it on the stove burner and heat it up. The sugar would dissolve into the soy and oil. Then we'd eat the sardines out of the can with rice. Kind of sweet and savory. This was years and years ago.

Feb 10, 2014
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Best hard tacos?

I'm answering an old thread, but I discovered something not too long ago that I was unaware of in food from Mexico. One day at Taqueria Los Anaya on Adams I ordered a chorizo quesadilla and expected a big flour tortilla folded over with chorizo and cheese and grilled. That's what I used to get when I frequented the El Chato truck when coming home from listening to music. Instead I got a fried corn tortilla with some white cheese and chorizo somewhat like a hard shell taco. It was quite tasty in a arterial clogging way, although the chorizo seemed a better homemade type with less of the orange grease. I asked one of the daughters and I found out it's a common style in Mexico. The family is from Jalisco. I had gotten a chicken quesadilla there before and it was the more familiar (to me) folded and grilled flour tortilla with chicken and cheese inside. The hard shelled quesadilla was pretty tasty. Someone with more knowledge (that ought to be easy) might fill us in on the details. In the meantime, I'll try to be prudent an order a chorizo quesadilla every so often.

Jan 23, 2014
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good food in Simi Valley - Great Central Steak and Hoagie

So it's related to the Great Western Steak and Hoagie place on Lincoln in Venice. The mention of the marinara was kind of the give away. I eat one or two of the mushroom cheesesteaks a year. It's not fine dining, but for me it's fine. It's across from Witzend, so I usually end up eating in there when I go to see someone perform so I haven't been there much in the past 2 years. The sandwiches come off the grill really hot and they emit steam maybe the first 5 minutes. The sandwiches are definitely not like the regular Philly cheesesteaks sold by the serious purveyors of that style of sandwich.

Jan 11, 2014
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Looking for "Made in LA" kind of food gifts to bring up to Seattle

I don't think Sakura-ya sells their stuff in markets. Too small of an operation. Possibles you saw besides Fugetsu-do are Mikawaya, Kinokuni (Jefferson St based place), maybe Chikara which is within walking distance of Sakura-ya in Gardena. They do have their fans too.

Dec 21, 2013
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Looking for "Made in LA" kind of food gifts to bring up to Seattle

I know Fugetsu-Do is an older business (over 100 years old), but they just have workers who make the manju. Sakura-ya's manju is still made by the two brothers who are past retirement age. They don't have the variety, but there are plenty of varieties there. Also I think their manju is fresher if you taste and compare. Fugetsu-Do is good, but I think Sakura-ya is better in my opinion.

Dec 20, 2013
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Looking for "Made in LA" kind of food gifts to bring up to Seattle

I might be way off base, but since it's a Japanese New Year's party you might try getting manju from Sakura-ya on Western in Gardena. I worked with a guy who told me when he took manju from Sakura-ya to his relatives in Hawaii they went nuts over it. Admittedly that stuff doesn't keep long, but it's the freshest stuff I've found. They also have a pretty cool commemorative shirt right now. The place is only open during the day (closed Tuesday) and you'd have to check the hours around New Year's. A lot of Japanese places close during the time between Christmas and New Year's.

Dec 20, 2013
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Ricky's Fish Tacos New Truck Returns to Virgil Ave. & Serving Daily!

I've never eaten Ricky's, but most authentic places use the Mexican crema which is sort of a sour cream. Someone should ask Ricky, but I'd doubt he's putting mayo in his "crema."

Dec 17, 2013
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San Pedro

I was at the Grand Annex in October to hear somebody sing. It's a pretty easy walk to Porky's BBQ. Seemed to have slipped a bit from the days it was in Inglewood. It would scratch that bbq itch if you're in the mood. They don't do the fried chicken unfortunately any longer. Menu pdf.
http://www.ribs123.com/menu.pdf

Dec 17, 2013
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Where can I buy fresh licorice allsorts candy in LA?

Been a while since I've been in either place, but the Continental Shop in Santa Monica used to have lots of British goods. Caveat being sometimes certain items don't move as quickly. http://www.thecontinentalshop.com/gro...
Some time back I stopped in a small Indian quasi-cafeteria type place called Hurry Curry on Venice (not to be confused with the Japanese joint on Sawtelle) and they had a small but British assortment of sweets. If you're close by you might check it out. The guy who served me spoke good english, but it's one of those places you might get someone who doesn't.

Dec 17, 2013
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restaurants near lacma

"....the vegetarian killjoy" thanks giving me a good chuckle.

Dec 14, 2013
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Where can you find baking supplies

There is a place in Torrance called Cookin' Stuff on Sepulveda. Went in there a couple of years ago and it appeared to only sell cooking equipment, but you could call and ask. I would think they would know any local places that supply the necessary flour and yeast. http://cookinstuff.com/

Dec 13, 2013
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Casa Sanchez

I agree with Mattap....on the Sanchez empire, although I admit I've never ate at Casa Sanchez. Nobody I know thinks it is worth the higher prices. I think the take-out window at the carniceria on Inglewood Avenue is better than Taqueria Sanchez on Centinela. The taqueria does have a bigger menu, simple tables and chairs and a location with salsa and condiments. The prices at the carniceria are cheaper and the shrimp burrito has lots of good-sized shrimp. It is just pretty good take out food although one of the better sit down Mexican places would be better. I am not a fan of El Abajeno and I would give a slight nod to Tacomiendo, but I prefer the food from the carniceria over their 2 neighbors.

Dec 11, 2013
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Handmade Candy Canes in Los Angeles?

Googled "home made candy canes in Los Angeles" and come up with this article on Logan's. Looks like a pretty cool place.
http://pleasurepalate.blogspot.com/20...

Dec 03, 2013
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Doenjang Soybean paste vs. Miso Paste?

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/450087 Sounds like they are kind of similar, but still slightly different. Maybe you can ask on one of the cooking boards. If I get a a chance tomorrow, I'll ask this Korean lady I know.

Nov 30, 2013
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Costco Food Finds - 4th Quarter 2013

Here in southern California, they sell a brand called Coach's Oats. It comes in a 4.5 lb resealable bags. I actually prefer it to the McCann's because it's toasted steel cut oats. I think it tastes better than McCann's. It's $5.99 here. Don't know if it's been mentioned before, but my sister told me about the Kirkland extra fancy unsalted mixed nuts: almonds, pistachios, cashews and pecans. She thought there were even some marcona almonds mixed in. I just got a 2.5 lb container and the nuts are good sized too. Just under 16 bucks.

Nov 26, 2013
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Popcorn already popped?

Wienermobile....you struck a nerve. Didn't the (long gone) Sears on Pico have a nuts and candy area? I recall that as a kid I scrounge up some money and buy a quarter pound bag of nice warm salted nuts of some sort. They probably had a fresh corn popper too, but my tummy belonged to the salted nuts.

Nov 24, 2013
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Deep-fried Quesadillas?

Well I got here late, but I had never had a fried quesadilla until today. I was in my favorite Mexican place and I had gotten the folded over flour tortilla with cheese and sometimes other fillings and griddled before. I decided I'd get one with the homemade chorizo and the daughter of one of the brothers asked me "fried or griddled?" I asked her about the fried and she said it was her favorite way to have it with chorizo. What the heck, I thought and she's attractive enough to talk me into eye of newt if they served it. It came back in a fried corn tortilla containing a nice soft lump of white cheese and a generous portion of chorizo inside the crispy fried tortilla. The tortilla was about 5 inches in diameter instead of those large flour tortillas. It's probably a cardiologist's no-no, but it was good.
Someone told me it's traditional and the family I know is originally from Jalisco.

Nov 20, 2013
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