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Easter Brunch/Lunch - Downtown

I hate going out on holidays, but we are planning to go to the Easter Festival at Grand Hope Park in the afternoon and would like to grab brunch/lunch before. My first thought was Bottega Louie, but they don't take reservations. We'll have 2.5 year old twin toddlers in tow with limited patience (plus MIL). I have a res at Engine Co No 28, but read some mixed reviews recently. Any other recos I'm missing? TIA!

Apr 16, 2014
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Paso Robles Wedding Help

We got married at Summerwood Winery in 2009 and it was absolutely perfect. I know they have renovated since then, but have not had the chance to go back. We had 100 guests, so I can't really speak to your budget, but they are for sure worth looking into.

Not sure if you searched the board, but here is a thread I started when I was looking for venues with a lot of info, though maybe a little outdated. Congratulations and good luck!!

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5213...

Mar 12, 2014
Obessed in California

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay - February 2014! [OLD]

Agree about the low-fate ice cream sandwiches. And also that Skinny Cow is much much better!

Feb 07, 2014
Obessed in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay - February 2014! [OLD]

I tried the pizza crust tonight and wasn't super impressed, not that crisp...but I cooked it on a pizza stone. Next time I'll cook directly on the oven rack. Guess I should have read the directions more closely :)

Feb 07, 2014
Obessed in Chains

Trader Joe's Yay/Nay Thread - December 2013 [old]

My 2.5 year old twins go crazy for these! One of them had FOUR for dinner tonight!!??

Dec 30, 2013
Obessed in Chains

Best baby-friendly places in LA

I should also mention that when we go to places like these it's usually around 5-6pm or lunch time.

Dec 12, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Best baby-friendly places in LA

Probably Saddle Peak Lodge. We've taken them to places like Laurel Hardware, Connie & Ted's and MB Post and they have all been accommodating (but these are maybe considered more casual).

When they were babies we used the double snap 'n go - but we mostly just carried them in the infant carriers when we went to restaurants. We try not to take a stroller into restaurants. We would never take our Bumbleride Indie Twin into a restaurant, but we have a McClaren Twin that folds up easily/smallish and restaurants usually have a place to put it.

Dec 12, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Caterer - for Holiday Party

I just wanted to report back on our caterer. Thank you again for all the suggestions!!

We used Bite Catering and they were really wonderful! They worked within our budget and provided delicious food and awesome staff. Highly recommend them and would definitely use in the future.

Here are some food pics:

Dec 12, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Kid-Friendly on Strip

Thank you for all the suggestions. I will look into them.

Any thoughts on Bonannos New York? I can't find any reviews and someone in our party suggested it.

I should have also added -- I am coming from LA and my brother lives in NYC, so trying to stay away from chains and same restaurants in these cities. I know that's challenging since it seems like every LA restaurant has popped up in LV recently.

Dec 12, 2013
Obessed in Las Vegas

Kid-Friendly on Strip

Need a recommendation for a kid-friendly restaurant on the strip for this Saturday night. We are staying at Vdara so a place walking distance would be ideal. 6 kids, most under 4, but all very used to eating out. 8 adults, 3 vegetarians who eat fish. Thanks in advance!

Dec 12, 2013
Obessed in Las Vegas

Best baby-friendly places in LA

I have 2.5 year old twins and we dine out pretty regularly. Agee with others, when they were little, we could go pretty much anywhere as they would just sleep. When they started walking is when it got challenging. It's easier now, because yes, we ARE those parents with 2 iPads! My girls don't like highchairs, but are too little for regular chairs, so we like places with booths. Westside Tavern, Pitfire Pizza (WeHo) and Loteria are some of our regular places these days.

Dec 08, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area
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Pizza Delivery - Culver City Area

We got 27 pies from LaRocco's -- and had them double slice it so there were 16 slices per pie. 10 cheese, and the rest a mix of other toppings (pepperoni, mushroom, white pizza and their Puttanesca pizza was a huge hit). No salads, bread or other food except chips and candy. There were at least 150 adults and maybe 75 kids (aged 1-5) and we had plenty, even a few pies were leftover. Most importantly, the pizza was awesome and delivered steaming hot and on time (the party was at Shawn's Pumpkin Patch). Great recommendation Servorg! Thanks again.

Oct 29, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Pizza Delivery - Culver City Area

Thanks again Servorg. I am going with La Rocco's for sure. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Oct 26, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Pizza Delivery - Culver City Area

Of course you ALWAYS come through for me Servorg! Will probably go with La Rocco's (they are even offering a 10% discount).

Any thoughts about Fresh Brothers? Someone suggested this, but even on their website it doesn't look that appealing.

The Coop will not work because they are cash only.

Oct 23, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Has anyone seen kiwi berries in LA?

I saw some at Trader Joe's on La Ciengea/Burton a few weeks ago - I was curious about them but didn't buy them. I haven't noticed recently.

Oct 22, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Pizza Delivery - Culver City Area

Any suggestions on pizza delivery in the Culver City area, specifically to Shawn's Pumpkin Patch on Washington and Centinela for a party? We will probably need upwards of 10+ plus pies (for roughly 100 adults and 100 kids). I admit, I am a pizza snob (from NY) and my usual haunts in LA are Vito's and Joe's. But I think they are too far for delivery (and maybe too $$). TIA!

Oct 16, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Caterer - for Holiday Party

Thanks so much everyone for the awesome suggestions. I reached out to every caterer/restaurant suggested and it boiled down to cost for how much we got (we had a fairly limited budget). And the the winner = Bite Catering. They have been really awesome to work with, flexible with the menu and offered suggestions on how to cut costs (like use our own platters, versus having them supply them). Thanks again! I'll for sure report back after the party.

Oct 09, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Scratch Bar - Chicken Breast - Close to Perfect

We went to Scratch Bar last night. LOVED all the appetizers and bites. We had kale chips, oysters, fried olives, pork belly & oyster bite, shaved salad, king crab salad in a pot. We got the chicken and hanger steak and both were a huge disappointment, especially the chicken and after reading this post and KevinEats review. The hanger steak was underseasoned, and din't think the chicken was anything special. Plus both came out cold.

Still a great experience - the staff was awesome, the vibe/place was super cool and, as mentioned, all the appetizers were amazing. And the sake based cocktails too.

Oct 05, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Caterer - for Holiday Party

I emailed Chris but have not heard back.

Sep 16, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Caterer - for Holiday Party

Thank you for this suggestion. I did not relaize they are the same as Cooks County. We may use them :)

Sep 16, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Caterer - for Holiday Party

Thanks! What is her name and does she have a company name?

Sep 06, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Caterer - for Holiday Party

Is this related to the restaurant Pace on Laurel Canyon?

EDIT: Just checked the site, and see it's not related :)

Aug 24, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Caterer - for Holiday Party

Thanks for all the replies so far.

Any one that is really good, doesn't need to be a restaurant. IN the West Side.

Aug 24, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Caterer - for Holiday Party

Planning extra early! Looking for full-service caterer for a private party for around 70 at a personal residence. Heavy apps type menu. Any recos? Already getting estimates from Tender Greens and Joan's. Will probably look into Auntie Em's too. TIA!

Aug 24, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Santa Ynez Dinner Recommendation

Thank you so much for the recommendations. Cold Springs Tavern sounds awesome, but after wine tasting during the day I don't think we want (or should be) driving that far! I made a reservation at Ballard Inn, but may consider Grappolo since it looks like we can walk there. I'll for sure report back :)

Jul 19, 2013
Obessed in California

Santa Ynez Dinner Recommendation

We're going to Santa Ynez this weekend for one night (Sunday night) and looking for a great recommendation. We're staying at Santa Ynez Inn, so someplace nearby would be ideal, but willing to travel if it's really worth it. Probably someplace romantic, but food is #1. TIA!

Jul 18, 2013
Obessed in California

Near The Standard West Hollywood

Ha! I hope so!

I was able to make a reservation at Sunset Trocadero no problem. Bonus happy hour till 8pm with 1/2 price drinks and appetizers! Thanks again.

Jun 26, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Near The Standard West Hollywood

Good call! You always have my back!!

With 2 year old twins I hardly get out anymore and have forgotten about so many places :(

Jun 26, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Near The Standard West Hollywood

Any suggestions of where a group of 10-12 could get drinks and appetizers near The Standard Hotel in West Hollywood? Preferably someplace I can make a reservation (for Saturday night). Eveleigh is out as they only take reservations for dinner (@ $65 per person). Thanks so much in advance!

Jun 26, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area

Abigaile in Hermosa

Anyone, anyone? Anyone been recently?

Jun 11, 2013
Obessed in Los Angeles Area