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The Closures Continue... Mo-Chica Closing This Weekend

TheOffalo gives hope : )

Here's what Joe's commented on, the link TO provided.

joesrestaurant
Official statement from Joe Miller:
Joe and Beau have been talking about a partnership to revive the restaurant, but nothing has been done.
Joe is still cooking in the kitchen and going strong as he has for the past 23 years. We welcome you to join us this holiday season and come by and say hi to him and the rest of the staff here at Joe’s.

Posted on Dec 18, 2014 | 5:23 PM

Tamales without the work?

Wow! That recipe looks great! Fabulous find.

Dec 17, 2014
happybaker in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? December 2014 edition, part two!

Just finished two batches of mandlebrot.

Next up? Laurie Colwin's Nantucket Cranberry pie.

Dec 16, 2014
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Tamales without the work?

Clearly, batting a thousand here... ; )

Dec 15, 2014
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Tamales without the work?

Paulj -

Thanks for clarifying my post and Multifoiled - sorry for my lack of clarity in the first place!

In the western states, not just California but New Mexico, Arizona, tamales are a holiday tradition for many, and so many groceries will sell bags of pre-made fresh masa at this time of year.

If you have a specifically Mexican market in your area, you might want to call and ask. You could get lucky : )

I'd also suggest checking Costco for pre-made tamales.

Dec 15, 2014
happybaker in Home Cooking

Tamales without the work?

What about buying pre-made masa (it's everywhere this time of year!) and starting with that?

Dec 15, 2014
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Is there any specialty grocery store like Berkeley Bowl in Los Angeles???

+1 for their sandwiches - surprising big and tasty, especially for the price!

Dec 13, 2014
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Ms. Shanghai Rose-Murphy is taking over the SFV with all-day, everyday, dim sum

Okay, I will give the gal credit, I emailed her the info - and she is correcting the post.

Dec 12, 2014
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Ms. Shanghai Rose-Murphy is taking over the SFV with all-day, everyday, dim sum

I am a horrible human being.

Daily Dish posted a review/listing and I could not stop myself from emailing the gal to correct her - it's sticky rice in Lotus Leaf, not Banana Leaf.

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish...

Dec 12, 2014
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Ms. Shanghai Rose-Murphy is taking over the SFV with all-day, everyday, dim sum

Hakkasan looks like a whole new level of experience. Don't know if I have clothing fancy enough ; )

Dec 10, 2014
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Ms. Shanghai Rose-Murphy is taking over the SFV with all-day, everyday, dim sum

Re: Shanghi Rose - $6 for har gow?! Wow, they are thinking folks will pay a lot to have dim sum at night.

Maybe they are right... But, wow!

Dec 09, 2014
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Anyone here remember old/discontinued Stella d'Oro products?

What?! Where! How?!

Happy happy.

Thanks for the report!

Dec 04, 2014
happybaker in General Topics

Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

Great to hear this! Congrats on a successful party!

Dec 04, 2014
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Bay Cities

Remarkable wonderful article. Thank you!

Dec 03, 2014
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Best thing you've found at a 99¢ Only Store?

I know what those are : p

Actually, they are really great for traveling, you don't have to worry about any "incidents" in airplane bathrooms and, it makes you a much more polite guest in someones home!

Dec 03, 2014
happybaker in Chains

Mad hunt for vintage candy

You are so mean. So mean.

Dec 02, 2014
happybaker in General Topics

Baking enthusiasts, Please help with my Xmas gift

I love the heavy aluminum sheet pans you get at restaurant supply store. Durable and handy.
Airbake pans are also good and well priced when you don't want direct heat.
A really nice heavy set of measuring cups can make any baker happy. I've used vintage aluminum cups for years, love them and then my husband got me these -

http://www.amazon.com/Cuisipro-Stainl...

The weight and the shape, I just adore them.

And lastly, consider a gift card to Penzey's Spices. Their natural cocoa is so rich and makes such a difference to cakes and cookies, and not much more than Hershey's.

You are a great husband to think of this all. Go! Shop!

Dec 02, 2014
happybaker in Cookware

Breakfast Near LA Zoo

Say.... Hadn't thought of that! Good point!

Dec 01, 2014
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Breakfast Near LA Zoo

Right by the burrito place -

http://www.yelp.com/biz/tacos-villa-c...

Is Bon Vivant cafe. They open at 9am seem to be very good with kids and has seating. The burrito place is more of a get to go, stand and eat, I'm thinking...

http://bonvivantmarketcafe.com

Dec 01, 2014
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

Whew! Thank you!

Dec 01, 2014
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Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

tcamp -

Thank you for this!

Some of my friends eat bacon, some do not. I'm guessing if I don't use the bacon, I cook the shrimp in butter, and add an extra dash of hot sauce. Is that about right?

Dec 01, 2014
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Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

Tcamp - any chance you might share your shrimp and grits recipe?

Just had a dear friend confess that she adores it but doesn't have a clue on how to make it. Could be a fun holiday treat for her...

Nov 30, 2014
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Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

Forgot to mention - shrimp scampi! Easy to make and very tasty.

And on one hand yes, it's shrimp. But there are plenty of sales and not much waste. And it's SUCH fun to dip your bread in the butter broth : )

Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

Sounds awesome!

Nov 30, 2014
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Best inexpensive dinner party main course for foodies?

It was fun to look at the Saturday section in the LA Times and see Nancy Silverton rec'ing my go to winter party dish - tomatillo chili with turkey. Really tasty, best if made the day before (which is even easier for the cook!)

Gumbo is actually not that expensive ago to make and is a crowd pleaser.

Or, I'll just look to see what steaks or chicken bits are on sale, buy them, make the bread, salad and dessert myself and enjoy tasty stuff without breaking the bank. Almost everything can be done ahead except the steaks or chicken.

Nov 30, 2014
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Breakfast Near LA Zoo

Village Cafe and Bakery is right on the edge of Los Feliz and Glendale - and from what I've seen, very family friendly. And you can get a full meal or snack things, which is helpful with young pups : )

http://www.thevillagebakeryandcafe.com

If you are approaching the Zoo from the Brand and Glen Oaks area, there's a Shakers - open at 7am.

http://shakersrestaurants.net/locatio...

And a Conrads -

http://www.yelp.com/biz/conrads-resta...

Not as fancy as the village bakery but open early and used to kids.

I love the suggestion of Porto's, but it can get a bit crazy there. Then again, if you are there before 9, you should be fine. Park in the free struck on Orange.

Nov 30, 2014
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

High Protein - Los Angeles

Well, True Food Kitchen is in Santa Monica and, early 2015, is set to be in Pasadena. So that helps!

What area of town are you looking for?

Nov 27, 2014
happybaker in Los Angeles Area

Stuck at Claim Jumper for Thanksgiving - Please Advise

Sounds good Ipse! (All except that shame part...)

Nov 26, 2014
happybaker in Chains

Stuck at Claim Jumper for Thanksgiving - Please Advise

sandyinmd -

From the situation you described? If you can all be together, McDonalds would be heaven. Truly.

Golden Corral may not be gourmet but you'll have choices and time together. Pretty awesome stuff.

Nov 26, 2014
happybaker in Chains
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Ideas for serving smoked salmon

Joonjoon -

Thanks for the clarification : )

The light pickle is SO good with it, I make Homer Simpson happy eating noises, without being really aware of it. Until afterwards...

Luckily my husband is happy seeing me happy, so it's not too embarrassing!

Nov 25, 2014
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