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Anywhere in Los Angeles to buy frozen Gougères ( French cheese pastry puff) ?

IMHO, this is an item best served hot out of the oven. May I suggest Gruyère cheese from Trader Joe's, cutting the corner off of a larger zip lock bag, and this recipe:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

I know tyou want to buy them, but I have had so much fun making these, I thought that I would encourage you. They are very easy! Enjoy!

Dec 04, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area
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BBQ Brisket Alert

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, I went into the huge Whole Foods on Arroyo Pkwy in Pasadena, and sampled some sublime and expertly prepared BBQ Brisket. It was the bomb!!! While my heart still belongs to Kevin Bludso's place in Compton (newly remodeled and enlarged, btw), and I regularly frequent Phillip's, I can say that this brisket is not to be missed! They have other smoked meats too, but I only sampled the brisket. Keep in mind that this in not an offering at all Whole foods stores, only the larger footprint ones, and then not all of them. Run don't walk...

Dec 04, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

The problem with ___________ is ___________!!!

The problem with ___________ is ___________!!!!

Examples:

The problem with the Valley is there are too many new gastropubs opening up serving the same stuff!!!

The problem with Trois Mec is it's too hard to get a reservation!!!

Do you remember:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7160...

There were over 600 responses!!!!

Let's set a new record!!!

Your turn...

Dec 04, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, December 2014 -- TAMALES

La Indiana, here I come. I have missed you over the last year. Will report back...

Broad Request

Animal

Interesting. Affordable. Tasty. Nearby.

http://animalrestaurant.com/

Dec 04, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area
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Happy Hour at Murph's Service Station - Sherman Oaks

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Nov 18, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

Best pecan pie in LA?

If I may make a suggestion. When I think of a best in class item, 2 products come to mind, that are a universe better than anything else:

1. brazos bottom pecan pie from goode company. Available by mail order http://www.goodecompany.com/brazos-bo...

2. Enstroms Almond Toffee http://www.enstrom.com/almond+toffee/...

True, they are not in LA, but you will thank me later.

Nov 16, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

Crawfish/crawfish stock

Fish King, frozen whole and tailmeat, also fresh. Not too far way from you in Glendale.

Nov 10, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

UNION in Pasadena...new, impressive and DELICIOUS!!! Short w/pics

Cliff's Notes review...

Northern Italian, Snout to Tail, Fresh Ingredients, Acoustic Ceiling Tiles, Cute hostesses, Impressive chef, well trained and knowledgeable wait staff.

Antipasto with duck procuitto, cured meat, mostarta relish, 10 yr balsamic vinegar, toast points, pickled peaches, radishes, and carrots, truffled and blue cheeses. Porchetta and three different parts of mr pig with salsa verde and roasted potatoes, Pasta with pork ragu, empmty plates, chocolate budino.

RUN, don't walk!!! By the way CHOWHOUND, it is an understatement to say that your posting feature is in beta.

Oct 31, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, November 2014 -- VOTING

DELI

Oct 25, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish Of the Month, November 2014 -- Nominations

DESSERT

Oct 22, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

Thanksgiving?

St Regis Hotel in Dana Point...

Oct 22, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish Of the Month, November 2014 -- Nominations

DELI

Oct 20, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

La Cava Sherman oaks...anyone been recently?

OK, went last night with two friends. I was pleasantly surprised. It is a dark intimate type of place that was totally full by the time we left. Be forewarned, it is small and LOUD.

We shared a cheese pizza to start. My friend an I both had the lamb chops medium rare with mashed potatoes and spinach. His wife had a salad with shrimp.

The meat was well cooked and seasoned. It was a well executed plate of food. Every other table had good looking, good smelling, dishes.

I would like to return and try some of the pasta. $148 + tip for 3, only one of us was drinking.

Oct 10, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

La Cava Sherman oaks...anyone been recently?

Thank you.

Oct 09, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

La Cava Sherman oaks...anyone been recently?

OK, no responses. Hmmmm. A search of this site presents a mixed picture. Just looking for some guidance since I am dining there with friends tonight. Anyone?

Oct 09, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

La Cava Sherman oaks...anyone been recently?

So, nobody has been lately? Really?

Oct 07, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

La Cava Sherman oaks...anyone been recently?

Thanks.

Oct 06, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

Best Po'Boy in L.A.

Going on Saturday. Can't wait!

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Voting

DELI

Sep 26, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Nominations

DELI

Sep 24, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

Best Po'Boy in L.A.

I love making the Commander's Palace Bread Pudding Souffle with Bourbon Sauce

Sep 24, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

Best Po'Boy in L.A.

Had a poboy today at Little Jewel of New Orleans. I opted for the shrimp/oyster combo dressed. It was tasty enough after the addition of many shakes of the crystal hot sauce on the table. The bread was legit, Leidenheimer shipped in from New Orleans...however, it was not toasted at all, which detracted from the over all experience. Otherwise, I give it a 7/10.

Ready to try Orleans and York for comparison. So far, however, the champ is still the woman in Hermosa Beach.

Sep 23, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, October 2014 -- Nominations

CHILI

Sep 22, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

Best slab of coconut layer cake in LA (cream cheese frosting need not apply)?

Gayle's Pasadena

Sep 09, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? September 2014 edition! [old]

I want that big John Besh tomb of Cajun and creole cooking!

Sep 08, 2014
orythedog in Home Cooking

New Belwood Bakery Cafe in Northridge

Is this the same company as on Ventura Blvd in Studio City?

Aug 27, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

Costco Wild Troll Caught Fresh King Salmon

Burbank has it on a regular basis, Van Nuys almost never.

Aug 26, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

Shameless plug for the Shrimp Po' Boy at Orleans and York

So, tell me of this sauce you speak...
Did you get the poboy dressed?

Aug 26, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area

Shameless plug for the Shrimp Po' Boy at Orleans and York

The bread is key. Details, please!

Aug 26, 2014
orythedog in Los Angeles Area