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Quality Indian Restaurant in Burbank/ Glendale/ Pasadena

Thanks for the response. We keep meaning to get some take out (not the same quality as dining there, of course).

2 days ago
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Quality Indian Restaurant in Burbank/ Glendale/ Pasadena

Sorry for thinking it was large - can't go on what I've heard, obviously.

How was the food, suvro?

Apr 22, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Quality Indian Restaurant in Burbank/ Glendale/ Pasadena

I've been drooling over the vegetarian and vegan options on their dinner menu, so I'm looking forward to hear what you think of the place!

Apr 22, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Quality Indian Restaurant in Burbank/ Glendale/ Pasadena

I haven't been, but the new Mint Leaf Indian restaurant, at the intersection of Altadena and Washington Blvd in Altadena, has a lot of vegetarian offerings on the menu. And it's my understanding that the interior is large - might be worth a call or a drop in to taste the food and survey the set up.

http://www.mintleafpasadena.com/

Apr 22, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

The cruelest cut: Pastrami prices soar as cattle herds dwindle | Al Jazeera America

Pastrami. Climate change. And drought.

Interesting piece looking at the price of beef and how that's affecting pastrami purveyors and their pricing decisions.

Apr 07, 2015
ElsieDee in Food Media & News

TOWN IN MONTROSE

Any more info? A rather Google-challenging business name, to be certain.

Looks like this is their website, though:
http://www.townkitchenandgrill.com/food/

Full business name appears to be Town Kitchen & Grill.

Apr 06, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Quiet place for vegetarian Sat early eve

The new "Mint Leaf" Indian restaurant on Altadena at Washington has a decent bunch of vegetarian options, but we've not eaten there (or had take out), so I can't vouch for the food or volume.

It tends to be quieter on the back patio at Daisy Mint, but that depends on who else is out there. Also, the service seems to go through periods of being rather dreadful. However, I still like their food.

We've had some very good vegetarian Mexican at Mexicatessen in Eagle Rock, but I don't recall how loud it was or if they have outside seating.

Apr 01, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Candied ginger in OC?

Did you ask at Sprouts? We bought some candied ginger (from the bulk tubs) at Sprouts in Pasadena this past Saturday.

Mar 31, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Bowery Bungalow in Silver Lake

Sounds delicious - and was completely off my radar. The menu looks intriguing: plenty of veggies for those of us doing the no meat thing.

http://www.bowerybungalow.com/

Mar 23, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Montrose: Casa Cordoba?

How are their paellas, Powerhawk? The traditional tapas are what most appeal to me, but my dining companion tends to like the paellas.

Mar 09, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Montrose: Casa Cordoba?

Has anyone tried Casa Cordoba in Montrose? Rather intriguing menu and the Yelp reviews are reasonably positive (which is not necessarily a good sign). I've been seeking Spanish food for some time, and this sounds rather appealing.
http://www.casacordoba.us.com/

Mar 08, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious

Sadly, it got moved to this board - I came looking to see if anyone had linked to it and was thinking it belonged on "Home Cooking" or the general board. (Will flag as such.)

I found this fascinating and love the idea of cooking with complimentary but not identical / overlapping flavors. And in thinking about the science, it makes sense that the more complex flavors that we find in Indian food would be appealing: every mouthful is a tiny bit different.

I'm also contemplating about incorporating these ideas in some of my home cooking dishes.

Mar 03, 2015
ElsieDee in Food Media & News
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- Voting

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN

Feb 24, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Recipes for canned tuna other than salad or pasta - lower carb options

I recall someone bringing a dip to a potluck. It was layered, with black beans (maybe marinated with roasted bell peppers and onions?) and then topped with tuna that had been mixed with plain yogurt, grated onion, salt, and pepper. Surprisingly good.

In looking for that recipe, I found this one:
http://www.food.com/recipe/black-bean... (note I've not tried this).

Feb 24, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

How much did I mess up Chocolate Chip Cookie dough?

How did they turn out?

Feb 17, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Features by Chow staff-always on top?

It's fascinating that TPTB don't seem to differentiate between "can't" and "won't."

Scandia marzipan, buttercream cake

Found this recipe, tagged with Scandia:
http://www.cakespy.com/blog/2008/11/1... - looks really good (and a challenge to make!). Please report back if you make it.

Feb 10, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

site forgetting "read" posts

Can you grab a screenshot?

Feb 10, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Need Ideas for My Menu for Two

I think the shrimp/crabtini over greens sounds perfect! (Visually appealing and would be a good foil for the richer elements of the meal.)

I usually melt the chocolate, etc. in an improvised double-boiler (I've not a clue as to where my fondue pot wandered off to; haven't seen it in several years) and then throw it back on to remelt, if needed (though usually we eat all we want while it's still melty).

I know some people either tealights or Sterno for chocolate fondue, but I've not tried them and they both make think of an accident-in-waiting.

Feb 09, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking

Need Ideas for My Menu for Two

You have me salivating - well done!

I'd suggest something green, maybe a simple salad with a light vinaigrette to balance the richness of the seafood and the etouffee?

Dessert has so many options. I think I'm doing a chocolate fondue (dippers of fresh fruit, maybe pound cake or angel good cake). Simple, decadent, fun. And always screams romance and playfulness to me. But can't really be prepared ahead of time. Maybe a chocolate mousse? (I seem to have chocolate on the brain.)

Feb 08, 2015
ElsieDee in Home Cooking
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Bon Appétit’s Exec. Editor spends 3 days eating in LA

I'm not certain what I just read.

I do, however, I want to pick up my red pen and start editing that text into something coherent.

What am I missing?

Ah, I'd forgotten about that issue, paranoidgarliclover. I go through periods where I have decent service there, and then long periods where I get the sullen "I'd rather be cleaning my toenails than be here" type of service.

*Most* of the time, I think the food is worth dealing with the staff. Sometimes it isn't.

But oh, that egg salad!

Feb 05, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

What am I missing?

If you make it back to Pasadena, I'd suggest stopping into Europane bakery for their egg salad sandwich. (A search on this board will yield many rapturous reviews and photos.)

I think it's somewhat ethereal: it's called an egg salad sandwich, and it does contain hard boiled eggs and mayonnaise, but the eggs are just barely set and still warm, the mayonnaise has to be made in-house and is incredibly light - a dusting of herbs, and then nestled on top of greens placed on open slices of bread.

Seriously. Well worth the trip.
(Photos from that other site, of said sandwich: http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/euro-p... .

)

(Oh, and their baked goods are nothing to sneeze at!)

Feb 04, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Printing

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Feb 04, 2015
ElsieDee in Site Talk

Hidden burger gems for under $5?

http://www.bmans.com/

Several locations in the SGV. Used to love going to the one at the corner of Huntington Drive and San Gabriel Blvd., in where Hows used to be.

Feb 03, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- BURGERS

I used to like the Kobe Bistro Burger at the Original Tops (the one on Colorado Blvd, almost to Michillinda). Doubt it's real Kobe, but it was good. (No longer eating meat - that burger is one of the things I miss.)
http://www.theoriginaltops.com/
Photo from Yelp:
http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/the-or...

Feb 03, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- Voting

Thank you. Then my vote stands.

Jan 27, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, February 2015 -- Voting

BURGERS
(Assuming this includes all variations, including veggie burgers.)

Jan 27, 2015
ElsieDee in Los Angeles Area

Pine and Crane - no prices on takeout menu

It's one of my pet peeves. (We tend to order take-out a lot more often than we go out to eat.) We're on a fairly limited budget, so I like to see the prices, as that will sometimes guide us in what we order, or where we order it from.

Hounds, help us decide

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