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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

I used the big word :)

about 11 hours ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ivy's chocolate chip cookies are my favorite. Just the right size.

1 day ago
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Attention all Trader Joe Shoppers!

I buy two items at Trader Joes: The red peppers stuffed with brown rice and ground turkey (which I stopped buying a few years ago, when I realized that the ground turkey was that pink slime). They have since changed to really good ground turkey. It's a terrific quick meal. The other must-have is the Dorot Frozen garlic cubes. This product has changed my life. I has completely replaced fresh garlic in my kitchen. Fabulous product!

Aug 17, 2014
maudies5 in Chains

Where do you buy your watermelon?

Santa Monica Farmers Market

Aug 17, 2014
maudies5 in Metro Portland

Seeking Great Shrimp Cocktail near Brentwood

The Brentwood Restaurant on Barrington serves a good shrimp cocktail.

Aug 16, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

kaipara oysters from New Zealand were insanely delicious and expensive. We had those with another N.Z. Variety. FWD Also makes fabulous cocktails. Good selection of draught beer, as well. I love a decadent, sybaritic lunch there.

Aug 16, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Great cocktails and the best oysters at Fishing With Dynamite

Aug 16, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Hitt up the Palm before it movies, i haven't even been yet myself.

They do have the smaller ones. Also, you will have a choice of grilled or steamed.

Aug 14, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Hitt up the Palm before it movies, i haven't even been yet myself.

Fascinating, given that most of the subjects are deceased. So, I really do wander what will become of the wall art. We had a good friend (now deceased) who was a film director and one of the best moments of his life is when Palm put his picture up on the wall AND it was placed prominently above his favorite booth.

Aug 14, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Hitt up the Palm before it movies, i haven't even been yet myself.

I don't think the big lobsters taste as sweet as the smaller ones. I like a 2 pounder.

Aug 14, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

LA "Musts" Tailored to a Strategic New Yorker

I don't recall your mentioning specific dates, but IIRC you are here on a Saturday. If you want to taste the best food Los Angeles chefs offer (as well as chefs from other cities) and if you are here on September 20, please consider going to Alex Loves Lemonade Benefit which features great food and your money fights childhood cancer. It's a wonderful event and will be held at UCLA this year. I'll post a link so you can see the restaurants and chefs and vintners. Kids also love the event. Admission free for kids under 12http://www.alexslemonade.org/static/l...

Aug 13, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Sunday dinner in Santa Monica

Farmshop has a good Sunday night Fried Chicken Dinner

Aug 13, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Grandmas, and kids for dinner near Wilshire/Fairfax?

Grandparents worry about cholesterol :) Better to go to a more seafood oriented restaurant. Also, a lot of 9 year olds would consider an offal-centric menu kind of gross.

Aug 11, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Hitt up the Palm before it movies, i haven't even been yet myself.

Palm jumped the shark in the early 2000s. Never the same after Gigi died.

Aug 11, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Grandmas, and kids for dinner near Wilshire/Fairfax?

We are sometimes there with 3 generations, ranging in age from 4,6, teens, millennials and grandparents. Something for everyone to enjoy and very kid friendly. Friendly to everyone.

Aug 11, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

NYC 'Hounds Seeking A Saturday Brunch near the Mirimar

Brunch is served at Farmshop on Saturdays. Best to make a reservation.
Www.farmshopla.com

Aug 11, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Grandmas, and kids for dinner near Wilshire/Fairfax?

Connie and Teds,

Aug 11, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Teen-pleasing suggestions, please!

Teens love The Brentwood Country Mart

Aug 11, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Teen-pleasing suggestions, please!

A teen I love is crazy about Milo and Olive. Always wants me to take her there. Will wait as long as it takes to sit at the counter.

Aug 11, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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WSJ on Niki Nakayama of n/naka

Brings back wonderful memories of Ryokan Tawaraya in Kyoto. Although, I have only been there twice, each visit was unforgettable.
Thanks jessejames.

Aug 10, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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L.A. Dish of the Month, August 2014: COCKTAILS and Bar Food

Bouchon. Hiding under those little puffs are delicious escargot. Beautiful presentation which went well with my martini.
We shared that appetizer.
Used $100 Open Table Cert tonight. Now, that was fun.

Aug 09, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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Wexler's Deli - Yesterday

I don't understand how any self respecting deli can run out of rye. So , if craving pastrami what other options? White, wheat, sourdough? Reminds me of a scene in Annie Hall when Diane Keaton orders a corned beef on white with mayo.

Aug 09, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area
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What worked and didn't work about Chowhound

Mods can have a username and a CH email address for private messages.i know this works

Aug 09, 2014
maudies5 in Site Talk

What worked and didn't work about Chowhound

Why are the mods anonymous?

Aug 08, 2014
maudies5 in Site Talk
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WSJ on Niki Nakayama of n/naka

Wonderful. Thanks for the link.

Aug 08, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

NYC 'Hounds Seeking A Saturday Brunch near the Mirimar

Tavern in Brentwood serves a nice brunch on Saturdays and Sundays and is only a few minutes away from Miramar. Make reservations and ask to sit in atrium.

Aug 08, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Maude reservation

"new S&M trend in food. " Thanks for that Charles. Great description.
I considered starting a new thread on the clout which high-end Concierges have in these restaurants. What do you think? Could a high profile guest score that impossible-to-get table at the last minute?

Aug 07, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Maude reservation

OMG, when I first looked at that menu I thought it was a foodie satire. Corn flakes? Really!! :)

Aug 07, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Guidance needed for week-long LA visit

Bet your boys would love the Lucques Ribfest this Sunday. Really good. Did it once and that was more meat than I consume in a year, but it sure was good. Lots of happy children there.

Aug 07, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area

Guidance needed for week-long LA visit

Mea Culpa, DWEO. It was another poster (I haven't seen here for some time) who made the remark that she would never dine at a Suzanne Goin restaurant. Sorry for the confusion. I did a search and did see where you commented on some FOH issues.
Again, my apologies.

Aug 07, 2014
maudies5 in Los Angeles Area