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Fresh English Peas

On your rec ebethsdad, I went to Farm Boy and bought the fresh ones to make with my dish (link below) and they were superior to the TJ product. Thanks!

Apr 23, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, May 2015 -- Nominations

Then don't think, just vote for breakfast! ;-)

Apr 23, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, May 2015 -- Nominations

BREAKFAST

Apr 22, 2015
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I need a recommendation for a nice bottle of wine $25-35...

Bernardus Marinus, Central CA Big Red Wine, Bordeaux Style, about $30 at BEVMO...Let it open up for 30-45 minutes...

Apr 17, 2015
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Fresh English Peas

I just bought English Peas from Trader Joe's so that I can make this dish this weekend:

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/freg...

Apr 17, 2015
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Where to get Chicago style Italian beef sandwiches?

Also, the chocolate cream pie at Cole's is the bomb!!!

Apr 16, 2015
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chocolate sauce/hot fudge

Ghirardelli Hot Fudge Sauce $12

6834 Hollywood Blvd.

Also, if you want to try it out first, Houston's has a hot fudge sundae that they use it on.

Apr 13, 2015
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New Cheese Shop opening in Sherman Oaks on Ventura

It's called Cheesemongers. Their website is www.cheesemongersofshermanoaks.com

Details here:

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

Apr 07, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Eggrolls

Apr 07, 2015
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What's going on at Murph's in Sherman Oaks

Looks like they just put up a sign announcing the opening of Downtown Johnny's, Grand Opening April 29th. Meanwhile, the sign on top of the building still signals parking for Mad Bull Tavern. The article in LA Eater describes the concept of Murph's as "rushed." I wonder what adjectives you could use for a 30 day turnaround? At least they are going to have the sound on for the games.

Apr 05, 2015
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Where did the cooks end up who worked at Pepy's Galley?

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

Apr 05, 2015
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Where did the cooks end up who worked at Pepy's Galley?

Does anyone know where the cooks from Pepy's Galley work now? I was just thinking how nice it would be to eat some chilaquiles verdes.

Apr 03, 2015
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post-SeƱor Fred, Sherman Oaks

Hopefully, it will be a gastropub. LOL.

What's going on at Murph's in Sherman Oaks

I just drove by Murph's in Sherman Oaks on a Monday night at 8pm and it is dark and closed. The website is also down. Anyone know what's going on?

Mar 30, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Nominations

No love obviously for truckstops, so I will go with FRIED RICE

Mar 27, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Nominations

CAJUN

Mar 26, 2015
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BIG THANKS TO NOSH FOR MANAGING 'DISH OF THE MONTH'

+1

Mar 25, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Nominations

Can you imagine how fun it would be seeking out the best truckstop food in the Southland?

Mar 25, 2015
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PIZZA DELIVERY CHARGES

Yes on taxes on food. Yes on charges for sparkling water. Yes to tipping your pizza delivery guy.

No on pizza delivery charges. That is where I stand.

As to what I think: I think that chowhound is like a buffet. Take as much as you want of the posts that you like, and try not to let the posts you don't like upset your stomach.

Mar 25, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, April 2015 -- Nominations

I see your good idea and raise you:

TRUCKSTOPS

Mar 24, 2015
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Burger Continental Closed

I am not surprised. IMO, that place was always filthy, the food totally uninspiring. My sister liked it though...but I think she is just nostalgic.

Mar 24, 2015
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ipsedixit's Top 10 Dim Sum

Those King Crab Legs at the Bacchanal Buffet are awesome. I am talking about the butter, garlic, ginger ones. Have you had them ipse?

Mar 22, 2015
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Totally subjective: Little Jewel vs. Orleans and York Po-Boys

Back to Orleans and York today for their version of surf and turf. It's called the Big MO featuring fried shrimp + hotlink, dressed of course, add pickle.

Mar 20, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Back to Orleans and York again today for their version of surf and turf...it's called the Big MO and it has fried shrimp + hotlink, dressed of course, add pickle.

Totally subjective: Little Jewel vs. Orleans and York Po-Boys

In two days I had poboys at Orleans and York location #2 and Little Jewel. O + Y was a shrimp poboy dressed, which was awesome with crispy bread. And then today, the gut busting roast beef debris poboy at little jewel. The bread I like less, but the debris was tasty. No pics of the shimp poboy cause I ate it so fast but debris poboy is here:

L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Most certainly an "after" pic of a shrimp poboy at Orleans & York, location #2 in Inglewood:

What are some over-rated L.A. restaurants to you? Why, specifically? Only one each!

Totally agree with Intelligentsia coffee being over-rated!!!

I has a sharp taste that I do not enjoy, but so many places feature it as their house coffee.

Mar 19, 2015
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818 Public School Open?

OK, I went last Friday. When I walked in, there was not a single available seat anywhere. Literally. Not at the bar, in the dining room, on the patio...no where. 15 minutes later, got a seat at the bar. Ordered a club soda, which they declined to serve me, instead offering bottled water. OK, no problem. I ordered the salmon on top of some sort of starch cooked risotto style with brussel sprouts. Gotta say, this was a very well cooked piece of fish, cooked just done, not over, with a crusty top and delicious sauce. I was really surprised it was so good. $20. I would order it again. The happy hour menu is hit/miss. The naked wings are good. The place is good looking. The staff is competent, if not a little overwhelmed. Again, I say that places like Murphs down the street better get their act together.

Mar 13, 2015
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L.A. Dish of the Month, March 2015 -- SEAFOOD SANDWICHES

Minature Lobster Po Boy $3.50 at Plate 38 happy hour. I would have taken a pic but that thing disappeared so quickly.

PLATE 38 in Pasadena has a great happy hour menu

PLATE 38 in Pasadena has a GREAT happy hour menu...

You can see the details here:

http://www.plate38.com/assets/plate38...

But the on-line menu is slightly outdated, some dishes have gone away, and some new additons.

Kinda got out of hand, and ordered the ENTIRE happy hour menu at once. On the whole, things were very well prepared.

Some highlights:

Favorite item:
3- way tie between Lobster Po Boy, Tuna Taco, and Confit Hot Chicken Wings

Did not like:
The Cuban or The Duck Confit sandwich...both kinda dry and tasteless

Most Interesting:
Pablo Rib...made of barracuda with Asian glaze

Seriously, this is a GREAT happy hour menu. I don't recall anything being over 5 bucks. True, for two people it was crazy to order the whole thing, but what can I say, I don't drink anymore.

Mar 13, 2015
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