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Los Angeles Restaurants in the 80's

Patout's over on Westwood Bvld? I think it was south of Olympic.

about 15 hours ago
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Top Leaf (Westwood)

Ipse, the waffle iron is too far north. You need something for the 8am classes at Young or Moore.

Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market

Actually there is a small farmer's market up in Bel Air on Saturdays. It is in a mall off of Beverly Glen. I happened upon it picking up some soup for my mom from a restaurant she likes. The prices really were not that bad for the produce, I think cheaper than down here. The farmers were different. Most were from Ventura, SB or SLO counties. I didn't check out any of the prepared foods, but I got some great greens and strawberries.

May 22, 2015
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Alfonso's La Jolla To Close...

I thought they were going in the old Top 'O the Cove location

May 21, 2015
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Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

My SO, SIL and myself are all aging boomers and we are on the young side for that crowd. Now our aunt fits right in and she loves Anthony's. I really don't go in there that much, but the SO, SIL and aunt are fairly regular, usually for lunch. However, we do drive by it a lot, and the lower lot always seems full and there are cars in the upper lot. That being said, Anthony's is what it is and I just don't see it working downtown anymore.

May 19, 2015
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Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

Very true, I have to trek out to El Cajon to get some early 60's style pizza from Pernicano's.

May 18, 2015
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Will Anthony's remain on the waterfront?

I have really mixed feelings about this. Anthony's is a SD institution, and good gosh the La Mesa one still really packs 'em in. But the menu even though it has been updated, is old and tired and what works in La Mesa, I don't think works downtown anymore. Maybe they can make it work, but I think not. I just hope whatever goes in will be a SD based group, not some national chain.

May 18, 2015
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The "Food Babe" Blogger Is Full of Shit

While a PhD in sports psychology may be very worthwhile, I am not sure where that person would be an expert on nutrition and organic chemistry. That would be like one of my old calculus profs spouting off about world politics, that is not their area of expertise.

The "Food Babe" Blogger Is Full of Shit

Not sure I want to eat a lot of dihydrogen phosphate. I think that the stuff in dry powder fire extinguishers.

brunch with reservations la jolla/del mar area

+1 on ARV. They don't have a brunch but they serve a very nice breakfast till
11:30 and I think lunch immediately follows. I think brunch only shows up on holidays such as Christmas.

May 05, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Oh you are so right, I just wanted to make sure
I didn't confuse them with Helix (Highlanders?). Good thing her friends that all went to Grossmont don't read this blog.

Apr 28, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Grossmont HS nickname is the Hilltoppers. A lot of Mt. Helix is in Grossmont's district. The SO is a proud GHS grad.

Apr 28, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

BC, were you and FN Hilltoppers?

Apr 28, 2015
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My List for San Diego

That is a really cool shot. I remember how dark it was in there with all the years of smoke on the walls and ceiling.

Apr 24, 2015
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My List for San Diego

I will give the wishy-washy yes. For SD, it is good, but SD ain't
Lockhart TX. Oh how I miss thee, Black's, Kreuz's and Smitty's.

Apr 24, 2015
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My List for San Diego

Some people think Vista is somewhere north of Vancouver, but there was a nice article in today's UT about When Pigs Fly BBQ. I know it is in a gas station, but a lot of BBQ places in the lower midwest and south are as well. It really is pretty good. Might be a nice bike ride up to the great white north.

Apr 24, 2015
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Best ethnic restaurants in San Diego?

Is that in the same mall as North Park Produce?

Apr 22, 2015
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Giant Lima Beans

A couple of the wineries out in the Santa Maria Valley used to sell them at their wineries as well. Have not been up for a couple of years, so not sure if they still do it, but they were big and tasty. Not sure if any one on the board is old enough, but anyone remember before South Coast Plaza was built, that area was solid Lima bean fields. I remember going with my dad picking some up at a farm stand, must of been before '64 because dad was still rocking the '61 wagon.

Apr 22, 2015
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Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Wasn't it cedar planked salmon? It reminded me of that touristy place up in Seattle. The one that is out on a island that is owned by a Native American tribe, and after dinner they put on a show with native dancing.

Apr 20, 2015
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Baci

Glad you had a great time at Baci. It seems that they haven't been "discovered" yet. I was reading a thread on the LA board about a couple of old haunts of mine. One place, a favorite of mine, the bartender said to me "I don't want to see no f****** ID, I just want to see some green stuff" and that was 40 years ago. If you know my age, you'll know how old I was at the time. Anyhow the place is now hip and cool and the drinks are watered down "cocktails". Baci keep the way you are.

Vintage LA diners with great food

I think a lot of that is due to change in the population demographics in the older neighborhoods of OC, same probably with the SGV. Remember there were not a lot of suburban neighborhoods in OC from the 50's. So much was rural or simply not developed yet. Westminster, Stanton and Garden Grove have changed so radically from the 50's, I'd be suprised if any diners were left. You may find something in Fullerton, older parts of Orange, Brea or HB.

What's new with Brian Malarkey?

I had never heard of these and I looked them up. They sound freaking god awful. I thought I was slumming it, drinking the sparkling wine at the Brig's Sunday brunch, but the Brig's wine is probably closer to Dom when compared to that crap.

Apr 13, 2015
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Hawaiian poke

I had an unexpected trip up to WLA on Saturday. It was a stressful trip but I was able to stop by Kawabata's on the way down to SD. What a cool little place. Had the Ahi poke, original style. Eating that, brought me back to the islands and I just chilled out. Even though the 5 sucked through Pendleton, I really didn't care. I got a salmon for my SO, and all she wants to know is when am I driving back up to LA.

What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Just a question, is Trinidadian food really that much different from any of the former British colonies in the Caribbean. I am guessing they have similar immigration patterns with Indian and Chinese workers brought in the 1800's. The former Dutch, French or Spanish colonies will be different but British. I really know nothing about their food but just curious.

Apr 10, 2015
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Bobby Flay and Wife to Split

There were rumors of Bobby and January Jones from a few years back. I surprised it took her this long to dump him.

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

I was going to say that but I wanted to keep it sports related

Apr 07, 2015
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Hawaiian poke

Thanks for the heads up about Kawamata. Been driving the 5/405 run up to WLA a lot on the weekends and looking for places along the way that make the drive a little bit more tolerable. With the road widening project going on right there, just getting off the freeway is a treat.

Apr 07, 2015
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Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

Soccer makes curling exciting

Apr 06, 2015
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Looking for a location near Poway/San Marcos

Another couple of places to consider, Stone Brewing over in Escondido and though I have never been, Inland Tavern that took over the Penny Lane spot on San Marcos Bvld.

Apr 03, 2015
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Week in Escondido/San Diego

Don't know if you are into wines but there area couple in north SD county that are actually pretty good. Vesper is behind the Escondido Auto Park and Milagro is upĀ in Ramona. From LW, Temecula is not too far, if you want to do that whole scene.

Mar 23, 2015
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