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Are there no good eats in Ventura County?

We went to Cafe Bariloche last night and enjoyed it so much. All of the tables were taken so we ate at the small bar and enjoyed being close to the kitchen. We split a garden salad (small is large!), two incredible empanadas and spicy beef with veggies and rice. A nice wine list with a couple of great wine from argentina. Really lovely start to an evening.

Apr 20, 2008
scotton999 in Los Angeles Area

thai food in conejo valley?

hi. toward agoura...just past lindero golf course.

Jan 20, 2008
scotton999 in Los Angeles Area

thai food in conejo valley?

has anyone tried thai brasserie? i think it just opened up on TO blvd.

Jan 19, 2008
scotton999 in Los Angeles Area

Help! Best TJ's wines ($12/under) for Holiday Open House?

Thanks all!

Dec 12, 2007
scotton999 in Wine

Help! Best TJ's wines ($12/under) for Holiday Open House?

Hi. I'm having a family open house, about 60 adults, mostly wine drinkers. I want a nice white, red and champagne to serve, but under $12.00 a bottle if possible. I usually go to TJ's but also could do Cost Plus or Costco's. Previous years I'd serve a Chardonnay and Cabernet, but I'm drinking more Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir at this time. Suggestions please!

Dec 11, 2007
scotton999 in Wine

Sebastian's in Burbank - anyone been recently?

does anyone know when gordon's menu was introduced?

Nov 11, 2007
scotton999 in Los Angeles Area

Nokia Theater

thanks, we'll try it out.

Oct 20, 2007
scotton999 in Los Angeles Area

Nokia Theater

I'm planning to go to the new Nokia theater next week to see the Dixie Chicks/Eagles. It's part of the new LA Live complex, but I have no idea if any restaurants have opened yet. Does anyone know if there will be decent food at the theater or suggest restaurants within walking distance?

Oct 12, 2007
scotton999 in Los Angeles Area

SUMMER PARTY/BUFFET MENU HELP NEEDED!

i agree with everyone else that you need food right away. one thought is to have a theme...i just went to a moroccan food party and it was memorable with really fresh tastes and much of the preparation done ahead. the menu included roasted vegetables, veggie couscous, chicken couscous, shish-kebab (lamb/chicken), pastry dishes (forgot what they are called) and fruit. really nice on a warm night and the table was so festive.

Jun 09, 2007
scotton999 in Home Cooking

best chicken salad recipe

i'd like to make something different from the ususal chinese chicken salad...anyone with a great recipe?

thanks!

Jun 09, 2007
scotton999 in Home Cooking

Woodland Hills & Vicinity Eats

can someone recommend a good thai restaurant?

Jan 11, 2007
scotton999 in Los Angeles Area

Westlake Village area -- for a great dinner?

zin's is a pretty new restaurant at the landing which we enjoy. it is great to sit outside and enjoy the sunset and some drinks.

some folks have mentioned the great pita in previous posts. it is under new ownership and has authentic greek food run by a nice couple. the salads are great and meat dishes are popular. there is a big wait at lunch time for carry out.

Dec 29, 2006
scotton999 in Los Angeles Area

Sides for Standing Rib Roast

i'm doing yorkshire pudding, brussels, scalloped oysters and grapefruit/orange/avacado salad

Dec 22, 2006
scotton999 in Home Cooking

Paradise Cove Beach Cafe???

it is fun on a pretty day but definitely split the meals! way too much food.

Dec 11, 2006
scotton999 in Los Angeles Area

Unlock the mystery of the Chicago-style Italian Beef

i think it would dry out too quickly. we were going to ask the safeway deli to help us out and then found a friend with the slicer. i bet a neighborhood deli would help.

Dec 05, 2006
scotton999 in Home Cooking

Unlock the mystery of the Chicago-style Italian Beef

i live in los angeles and just made for a party and modified recipes i got from chicago restaurant web sites www.buona.com and www.tonynitti.com

what i found...

all recipes called for garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
inserting garlic slivers into the meat is a must
need lots and lots of time, slow cooking in a 250 oven
it is great if you have a meat slicer (borrowed one from a friend) to get the real thin slices
hot giardiniera is available in lots of grocery stores.

Dec 04, 2006
scotton999 in Home Cooking