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High Road from Santa Fe to Taos - Any Special Places to Eat?

When we went to Chimayo it was closed....and it seemed an odd day for it to be closed. Don't remember what day, though.

Apr 07, 2011
otisdog in Southwest

Potato Pepper Bagels?

The one in Hastings Ranch (East Pasadena) on foothill by Whole Foods.
I've already e-mailed them to complain, and I urge others do the same. I work in television production, where lox & bagels are a staple...but I had to request the potato/pepper bagels from the craft service guy. Once he started to buy them, they became very popular on our crew.

Jan 19, 2011
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Potato Pepper Bagels?

Was very disappointed Sunday to discover Noahs / Einsteins has eliminated the black pepper from there previously excellent potato/pepper bagel. Any place in LA still have these?

Jan 18, 2011
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Annual Broguiere's Egg Nog Sighting Thread

Nope...when I asked, they said they wouldn't carry it due to the artifical flavoring it contained...

Dec 09, 2010
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Baked Alaska tonight in LA?

Dal Rae's in Pico Rivera.

Dal Rae
9023 E. Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Nov 01, 2010
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

BBQ- Blacks v Smitty's V Salt Lick

My wife and I were in town last month to watch UCLA kick UT's butt. We hit all the Lockhart places, and thought Black's brisket was best - so much so, we hit it again before we flew out.

Oct 21, 2010
otisdog in Austin

I need good sausage for an Oktoberfest beer and sausage tasting

European Deluxe is the best....forget about others "deep selection", if you give them enough notice they will custom make your request...I think it's a 5 lb. minimum. Highest quality. I have been buying their wares for years for a race that i attend. One year both the Audi and Porsche teams said that the sausage that I served "would be considered excellent if served in Germany."

Oct 20, 2010
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Long Horns VS UCLA Game

Well, my brother-in-law just had his 40th birthday, and flew out meat from Blacks- it traveled very well! Plus, I got to take home a half of brisket (he bought alot!). Since UT will never invite UCLA back for football, it's good to know that I'll be able to get my fix without flying to Austin.

Oct 11, 2010
otisdog in Austin

Long Horns VS UCLA Game

Terrible game? I thought it was great!
Hit Lockhart as soon as we landed, went to Smitty's, Blacks & Kreuz's. Black's brisket won, hands down, in our opinion. Thought it was so good we went back before we jumped on the plane. Great weekend.

Sep 30, 2010
otisdog in Austin

Friday Afternoon bar-b-que?

Well, I'd like to thank you for all of your responses...yes. we're flying in, so we'll head straight to Lexington for some meat.
Snow's on Saturday morn.
Might as well get some good food, cause your Horns are going to kick our 0-3 (by then) ass!

Sep 14, 2010
otisdog in Austin

Friday Afternoon bar-b-que?

My wife and i will be traveling to Austin for a football game, and will be arriving Friday @ 1;30. Would that be too late to head down to Lockhart for some good meat? We're already heading to Lexington on Saturday morning...

Aug 30, 2010
otisdog in Austin

Coming to SAC and driving North

In Willams, Louis Cairos Italian steak house is worth a stop. They have good steaks, and garlic bread that is about 40% garlic...make sure the whole party partakes. You'll learn much about animal husbandry from the ranchers in the adjoining boths.
In McArthur, it's Chatty Kathy's for breakfast. All the locals hang here...I've seen the ranchers jump up with the CHP to help them go answer a call.
Spinnerfall lodge on the Fall river (closer to Dana than McArthur) serves a good dinner with a nice overview of the river.

Chatty Kathy's
Main, McArthur, CA 96056

Louis Cairo's
558 7th St, Colusa, CA 95932

Aug 13, 2010
otisdog in California

Steak house in Pasadena CA?

i don't think Taylors meat measures up to the others previously mentioned. My vote would be Arroyo Chop house, then Smitty's.

Apr 07, 2010
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Looking for Oysters in LA area

Recently had some of the freshest oysters ever (and i eat a lot of oysters) at Dal Rae.

Dec 16, 2009
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

the Dal Rae Restaurant in Pico Rivera

Was there Sunday - we just love this place. It's a 20 mile drive and we never hesitate!

Aug 18, 2009
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Clearman’s Galley, “The Boat” is Open Again, but…

They have onion rings now!

Mar 23, 2009
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Sierra Madre-What's Good?

Club 322 on the west end of town. Italian food, good bar, live music every night. Sunday night is "Opera and show tunes" night, and is always sold out.

Mar 06, 2009
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

What else at Phillipes is good besides the sandwiches?

Corned Beef Hash.

Jan 28, 2009
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

pasadena recs, please?

You're kidding, right?

Jan 22, 2009
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Drinks near Convention Center?

Will be attending the show and need a place (within walking distance) to retreat to every 3 hours or so...

Nov 18, 2008
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

E. Waldo Ward in Sierra Madre

I'm not a jelly / jam fan, but their lime marmelade rocks!

Jul 25, 2008
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Europane Musts?

Wow...can't believe nobody has said the Macadamia tart!

Jul 10, 2008
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Looking For Carolina BBQ in LA

Zeke's Smokehouse, Montrose. Carolina pulled pork. Very good. I see they have a location in Hollywood now.

Feb 26, 2008
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Monty's Pasadena closed!

I know some folks on this board weren't enamored of the place, but we loved it. It will be sorely missed. It's a long drive to Dal Raes.

Jun 26, 2007
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

ALE in L.A.?

Lucky Baldwins, Sierra Madre & old town Pasadena. On tap. I think the Sierra Madre location has a higher percentage of the Belgians.

Feb 11, 2007
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

looking for good Chicago style pizza

Oh god, I loved Josephina's (pasadena) pizza, and the brunette cocktail waitress that worked there. A large would last my roommate and I the whole weekend. It was definitely more than 10 years ago....

Feb 08, 2007
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

Sushi in Pasadena?

Wow - surprised @ the Mako recommendation. Once the new owner took over 2 years ago, I couldn't handle the chefs fighting amongst themselves and the owner who was better...lost my appetite.

Jan 29, 2007
otisdog in Los Angeles Area

My Endless Search For The Perfect Ribs

Try Robins @ the top of Rosemead in Pasadena. Pretty good Q all the way around.

Jan 17, 2007
otisdog in Los Angeles Area