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Zagat picks 8 "overhyped" dishes

Or hypes Anthony's. I doubt many of the blue hairs that frequent it, write blogs extolling the virtues of Anthony's. But don't poop on my OSF, I still have a soft spot in my heart for it. The mizithera spaghetti got me thru many a night when I was a grad student. Though I must admit, I haven't been to one in about 10+ years

about 15 hours ago
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Your favorite grocery store ice cream

Their Marionberry Pie is also pretty darn good.

Galaxy Taco

Interesting list, but what I don't get is that it is ok to bastardize a taco, but if someone did that to other regional or ethnic foods, they would get roasted alive. Just look at this chowhound board. There are 3 foods that quickly come to mind: BBQ, pizza, Chinese food. Woe to the restaurant that dares serve BBQ that ain't low and slow, pizza that better be as good as anything in Naples and Chinese food that's not "authentic"

Jul 24, 2015
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5 Guys vs. In & Out... Time for a simple vote

IO

Jul 21, 2015
littlestevie in Chains

Desserts and decadent treats To-Go

Elizabethan Desserts and Betty's Pie Whole. They are not "pretty" desserts. Just simple and really tasty.

Jul 20, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

Any Clifton's Cafeteria Reopening News?

I saw that article as well, and I was thinking the same thing. These guys look like they want to put their own "spin" on Clifton's and totally eff the whole the up. Well we shall see, hopefully sooner than later.

Jul 20, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Past favorites from the 1970's

My dad was a cameraman at Paramount in the early 50's. There was a room in the back of Nickodell that the guys used to play cards during lunch. My dad made enough money to build us a house and pay cash for it. My mom still lives in it.

Jul 09, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Past favorites from the 1970's

The Velvet Turtle was on Sawtelle between Olympic and Pico. The building is still there. It right across the street from the south 405 Pico/Olympic exit. The Victoria Station was on Sepulveda just a bit north of Pico.

Jul 09, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Paula Deen Resurfaces Brownface Photo, Leans Into New Identity as America's Racist Grandma

I would think that Cuban-Americans are more concerned about U.S. Cuba relations than Bobby Dean dressed up like Ricky Ricardo.

Past favorites from the 1970's

Red Tracton's is alive and well in Solana Beach right across the street from the Del Mar Track. Racing season opens up a week from Thursday. The place is always a hoot when the track is open. Some of the waitresses look like they have been there since Red's was up in LA.

Jul 08, 2015
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Past favorites from the 1970's

Not really a comment about how funny Carl was. He was one of the quickest wits around. It is that I used to see him around the westside all the time in the 60's and 70's. He just never came across to me as a celeb, more just a regular guy.

Jul 07, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Past favorites from the 1970's

Are you thinking Ma Masion? If so, loved the astroturf in the patio. Carl Reiner??? You're really not setting the celeb sighting bar too high are you.

Jul 06, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

LA BARBERA'S UPDATE!!!!!!

OK, since pepperoni seems to be running away with it, i'll be a contrarian and vote for MUSHROOMS

Jun 28, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

The Etiquette of Bringing Your Own Meal on a Plane

I never eat on flights, just my own water or a diet coke. Couldn't care any less about the peanuts, crackers, snax things or the meals. Would much rather eat when we land at even the worst fast food place which is better than any airline food. Of course I only fly domestic or up to Canada, so no 20 hour flights for me. if the airlines want to ban any and all potential allergens, in the cabin and on all flights, fine by me. And perhaps that is what they should do, so we don't have this discussion. It is just if families are freaking out about a plane flight, just maybe we don't fly. Food allergies tend to be much more common in children than adults, so we are not talking business flights.

San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Does "house made" imply that the house itself made the item, not the people who are working in the house. I was not an English major and I do not listen to that PBS radio show on grammar, so I am only guessing.

Jun 23, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

The Etiquette of Bringing Your Own Meal on a Plane

If it is that severe of an allergy, they also should probably never attend a sporting event. Lots of peanuts are consumed at them. Also they probably should not go to a supermarket because lot of markets sell peanuts sometimes in open bins, other times in bags that have been known to break. And if they live in the State of Georgia or the Carolinas, move. Really somebody brushing past you that has a nut residue on them can happen anywhere in public. If I had that severe of an allergy, I would be more worried about everyday life.

The Etiquette of Bringing Your Own Meal on a Plane

I sure hope that if somebody has that significant of an allergy, they are carrying a good anti-histamine and an Epi-pen with them at all times. I would not be so worried about somebody eating a bag of peanuts 10 rows away from me, but sitting in a seat where somebody consumed peanuts in my seat the flight before me. You have seen how well the airlines clean the cabin between flights, haven't you?

Dickey's BBQ?

Ranchwood BBQ and Wood Ranch? Boy there is going to be some confusion between those two places. I wonder if that was intentional or not. Kinda like the burger place in the old Eddie Murphy movie "Coming to America"

Jun 23, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

Mexicali Style Chinese in Pomona

Don't know if they still have the items on the menu, but Don Cuco's out in Toluca Lake used to have a few Chinese items on their menu. I had tried them, and they were really pretty good. I did ask, and they told me it was Mexicali style. Of course this was many years ago and don't know if they still have them on the menu. I never saw anyone else order the dishes.

Jun 23, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Dickey's BBQ?

Hey, we already have enough crummy sports bars in Encinitas, don't give us one that does not belong to us. Mike's is in Escondido, over by Auto Park.

Jun 19, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

LA BARBERA'S UPDATE!!!!!!

I'm now living the good life down in SD but I can't wait to order one of those bad boys

Jun 18, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

The Fish Market

You know I was wondering that as well. I suppose it is the kind of policy that they have, if it covers lost income. But the way Bell wrote it, she implied, at least to me, that the workers were being covered out of the Fish Market's pocket.

Jun 15, 2015
littlestevie in San Diego

The Fish Market

I know that The Fish Market does not get a whole lotta love on this board but I have to give a big shout out to Bob Wilson, one of the owners of the chain. In Diane Bell's column on Saturday, Bob said that the Fish Market would continue to pay their employees while the restaurant is under repair. I don't think many other restaurants would do the same. I know of Mr. Wilson's philanthropic generosity in other areas, and my hat is off to him.

are there any good dive bars left in greater downtown LA?

Yep sorry, that was it. Richard the bartender, was the best. I would hesitate to even call that restaurant mediocre.

Jun 08, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Old School Italian in the Valley

I forgot about the waiters. Some of them were really pretty good. Loved the clam and garlic pizza

Jun 05, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Top Leaf (Westwood)

Yeah and they nuked the bowling alley. I rolled many a game there. Now that bowling is making a comeback (sorta), don't the powers that be with ASUCLA wish they still had them.

Jun 05, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Old School Italian in the Valley

Plus at Vitello's you get the whole Robert Blake thing.

are there any good dive bars left in greater downtown LA?

Too bad Yee Ming Lao is long gone, that was definitely a dive.

Jun 05, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

Favorite food items at Disneyland (ex. Club 33)?

There is an ice cream shop in HB right off of Edinger. It is kinda behind Golden West College in the mall with the Fuji Burger. They have it.

Jun 04, 2015
littlestevie in Los Angeles Area

America’s Most Obese States Tend to Have One Thing in Common

Huh? Aren't humans biologically omnivores?