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Strawberry It's Its in LA?

If you google either the strawberry or pumpkin Its'It, you find recent references on yelp of people who visited the factory and got those flavors.

Jul 17, 2014
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3 food Sub Sandwiches in La

I know Original Rinaldi's in El Segundo and Manhattan Beach makes large subs. I'm sure 3 footers and I believe they make 6 footers too. Nice folks. http://theoriginalrinaldis.com/

Jul 01, 2014
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almond duck from the far east cafe in little tokyo

Like TonyC mentions, the New Formosa Cafe closed down a few years back. Dewey who owned it with his wife was a member of the family that ran Far East Cafe back in it's glory days. The group that later took over the building and had their version were offered the old recipes, but refused to pay for the original recipes. Both Dewey and his wife were getting up there in years and their health was getting somewhat worse. I heard Dewey passed away, but I can't say with certainty. Love to hear they are still around.

Jun 26, 2014
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Shrimp Trucks?

There happens to be another thread that popped up about Hawaiian food and there is a mention about a local food truck that serves Hawaiian food. It seems to get positive review from some 'hounds. They also have "garlic shrimp" listed, so maybe this is what you're looking for. https://twitter.com/Alohafridaysla

Jun 21, 2014
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Villa Italian, Culver City Pizza

paprkutr is reporting what I was told tonight. I actually like their pizza which I don't think is that much like Petrillo's. The Villa pizza is rectangular and cut into squares. I'd liken their pizza more to the old Numero Uno pizza of years past, but much better. It's a little thick with a crunchy bottom with a generous quantity of toppings. I've seen complaints about the service, but I've never had any issues with service.

Jun 20, 2014
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Shrimp Trucks?

I the OP is referring to something like the Giovanni's truck in Hawaii. About 5 (or more) years ago, there was a short lived place on La Cienega near Rodeo Road (near the Taco Bell) called Uncle Moki's which sold a butter/garlic somewhat scampi like dish that was similar to the Giovanni's dish. I don't recall any trucks similar to Giovanni's in the southern California area.

Jun 20, 2014
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PETRELLI'S steak House in culver city ? ANY GOOD?

I was in George's Coffee Shop today and noticed the headline in the local paper announced that George Petrelli has passed away. I only ate at the old place across the street decades ago. My friend was a fan of the steak sandwich at the time which I ate a few times. It was fine. Interesting article about the friendship between George Petrelli and Albert Vera (of Sorrento Market and former mayor of Culver City). http://www.culvercityobserver.com/sto...

Jun 07, 2014
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Best hard tacos?

Sorry I didn't respond earlier Servorg. Guess my impending senility is taking over. The chorizo in the fried quesadilla is the same stuff as you see in the chilaquilles. Being fried in the corn tortilla does change the character a little bit. The Anayas close early (5 pm) on Sunday because they want some family time. So I have to eat dinner elsewhere on Sundays.

Jun 02, 2014
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Best Instant Ramen? (please do not mock me, pretty please)

I finally got around to trying the Myojo Ippei Chan Yomise no Yakisoba and I must admit it's very good. I did only throw in about half the soy/oil packet into the noodles. It's got a lot of sodium if you look at the nutritional facts. I went to get some more at the Marukai market in Gardena and noticed another version by Myojo called Oriental Flavor with Mayonnaise. The plastic wrap around the container is mostly blue and white. I'll probably try it one of these days. Just wondering if anybody has tried it yet?

Jun 02, 2014
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Is there any real reason to eat squid or octopus?

Just happened to be looking at this thread. I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this way of cooking squid. Many years ago my dad used to go out on sport fishing boats here in southern California. The boats had a live bait tank and sometimes when the fishing was bad people like my dad would raid the tank as they returned to port. Sometimes it was squid. My mom (who no longer cooks) used to cook them whole in a teriyaki style sauce. Anyway you could eat pretty much all of the squid save the hard "eyeball" like thing in the center of the tentacles and the 2 clear almost plastic-like membranes that ran the inner length of the squid body. The outer body tube was pretty tender and almost chicken like in it's consistency. She used to do something similar with barracuda (when you used to be able to catch them locally). The barracuda meat is really white when cooked. Anyway, we'd eat either with rice. We sometimes also ate squid sashimi.

May 30, 2014
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montreal smoked meat in Los Angeles

moreplease gave the answer. http://redondobeachcafe.com/montreals...
I notice on their menu they have it and poutine. The OP is from 2003 so I kind of doubt he's around.

May 10, 2014
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La Botte in Santa Monica has closed

I presume Leiber of Leiber and Stoller (sp?) fame. Legendary songwriting team.

May 06, 2014
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Trompo spotted at Adams/Orange Drive.

Spotted a trompo with al pastor cooking one night on the northwest corner of Adams/Orange Drive (about 2 blocks west of La Brea). After passing it at various times, I stopped to ask. They told me they are there 7 days a week from 6:30/7 pm to 1 am. They didn't speak much english and I didn't trust my rusty high school spanish, but he did say some of the meats were: al pastor, chorizo, tripas, buche, chicken, might have forgotten some since there is no written menu anywhere. There was a table of condiments and a grill cart he was cooking on. I'll try to give it a taste test soon, but I've been eating at some good sit down joints so my tastebuds might have been spoiled.

May 04, 2014
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Any local LA candy makers?

I was going to mention Logan's too, but the OP sounded like they wanted candies that were less sweet and not chocolates either. Technically, Sees even makes non-chocolate candies like their lollypops, mints that melt, etc.

May 04, 2014
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Any local LA candy makers?

The mochi ice cream is a different animal and it was created by a lady at Mikawaya (another mochi place with several branches) who passed away a couple of years ago. There is another brand Maeda (something like that). Incidentally Trader Joes doesn't carry all the Mikawaya flavors. Fugetsu-Do is the oldest mochi/manju place (over 100 years old), but I think the most "old school" place is Sakura-ya in Gardena. Two brothers well into their 60's make the stuff daily. There have been rumors a few years ago they were going to retire. About a year ago I talked to one of them and he said they were kind of used to the routine and wasn't sure if and when they would retire.

May 04, 2014
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Calling All American CHs Not Raised in CA!: Did You Grow Up Eating Artichokes?

My mom grew up in a farming community in central California. When she was young, her dad took in 2 boarders from Japan. This is probably back in the 30's. The two guys went to some restaurant and for some reason ordered or received the artichoke as part of their meal. They said they peeled off all the leaves and since they hadn't a clue what to do with what they had, they finally asked their waiter who laughed but explained the eating procedure. Growing up we always used mayo with our cooked artichokes.

Apr 29, 2014
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A Few Mini-Reviews of Places I've Been Lately - Café Milan, Mel’s Fish Shack, CF Food Kitchen, Marty’s, El Sazon Oaxaqueno

Can't remember who posted the information recently, but Ronnie's is not open for dinner currently. http://ronniesdiner.com/

Apr 26, 2014
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Spicy Wild Greens, please help!

Sounds like mustard greens, which brings up a story from my youth. Years ago one of our neighbors was named Elizabeth and was an attendant in the ladies room at the old Luau restaurant in Beverly Hills. The stretch along the railroad tracks on Jefferson east of La Cienega to about mid-way to La Brea used to have a lot of wild mustard after the spring rains. Elizabeth told us she used to pick them to cook the greens for her husband and one day she mentioned where she got them. He got upset and said it wasn't clean and animals went to the bathroom in the area. He wanted her to buy the greens only at the market. She did what he told her and he was really unhappy the greens weren't that young and fresh. She told us she went back to picking the wild greens and her husband complimented about how much better the greens she had bought. Naturally she told him she found them at some market.

Apr 22, 2014
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How I bought Pope Francis Beef Jerky....................(this is not a joke, please read)

I'm just waiting for a new poster with the handle "Big Frank."

Apr 22, 2014
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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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