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9 Recipes That Make the Most of Your Muffin Tin

Switch "great" for "edible" and I'm with you.

about 15 hours ago
JeMange in Features

What the Hell Is a Peppadew?

I prefer cherry peppers - especially the progresso hot ones packed in oil - as Pappadews have a sweetness that I find off-putting.

Dec 23, 2014
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Has anyone had a kuro burger?

Stunt food.

Some chefs just try too hard.

Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

You appear to be comparing apples and oranges or, in this case, Neapolitan style pizza for NYC style folding slices. Tomato Pie is decent for the latter. Their attempts at the former - their vaunted "grandma" - is pretty shitty.

Dec 22, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

If you think Dominos is serviceable, perhaps it's time to change that handle, chief.

Dec 21, 2014
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Tomato Pie Pizza Joint Coming to South Pasadena

I grew up in NJ and NYC and, to be honest, Tomato Pie makes a serviceable slice. We ordered a pie with sausage and roasted peppers for football yesterday afternoon and it was more than decent. By no means revelatory but certainly ok for a quick pizza fix.

And yes, the idea of pizza with BBQ chicken (or Buffalo chicken) and ranch dressing is frickin' gag-inducing.

Dec 21, 2014
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Tacoteca--Good, Irritating, and Overpriced

My mistake.

Dec 20, 2014
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Tacoteca--Good, Irritating, and Overpriced

Sorry but your example of Blue Plate just proves the point. Why would you order fish tacos, or any kind of taco, from an (overpriced IMO) New England-style seafood restaurant?

Ricky's Fish Tacos are easily among the best in the city and they're half the price, if memory serves.

Dec 19, 2014
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Tacoteca--Good, Irritating, and Overpriced

While I understand paying more for higher-end Mexican, the idea of shelling out $6 or more for a taco, when you can get absolutely delicious tacos at any number of neighborhood joints for less than half the price - often a third of the price - makes absolutely zero sense to me.

This comes across as little more than a cash grab.

Dec 19, 2014
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Mexican and Good Margaritas In LA

You just made Susan Feniger cry.

Dec 18, 2014
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Status Kuo - Mar Vista

Not to mention that he came across as an utter douche, even if the restaurant was actually pulling a fast one.

Dec 10, 2014
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Pie Crust

+1

Nov 24, 2014
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Best Egg Rolls in LA area

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Nov 20, 2014
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Solvang

Not all in Solvang per se, but close:

Sanford Pinot
Hitching Post Highliner Pinot
Rancho Cisqoc Pinot
Check out what sort of Italian varietals Mosby's got going

Nov 14, 2014
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Pine and Crane 3 Cup Chicken

This is easily my favorite chicken dish in LA right now.

Dark meat Jidori chicken braised in soy, rice wine and sesame oil with ginger, basil, whole garlic cloves and dried chilis. Unbelievable depth of flavor.

I can't stop eating it!

Nov 08, 2014
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Koi ponds?

There's a really nice one with a modernist, rectilinear setup at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank.

Nov 07, 2014
JeMange in Los Angeles Area

Anywhere to get a bahn mi sandwiches in the Los Feliz/Silver Lake area?

You can get a semi-decent one at Xoia on Sunset in EP. Nothing revelatory but it'll do the trick if you're craving.

Nov 06, 2014
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Oxtail Pho at Phorage

I say, pho-getaboutit.

Nov 05, 2014
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Oxtail Pho at Phorage

The name gives me douche chills.

Nov 05, 2014
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Taco Zone, has anyone tried it?

Can't find it, but he's an article that mentioned them:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/a...

Nov 04, 2014
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Taco Zone, has anyone tried it?

I'd say it's better than Yucas. Their flaccid, store bought tortillas bother me.

I go for the suadero and the tripas tacos at Taco Zone. Also their horchata is solid, if not revelatory.

IMHO, they're better than ns1 makes them out to be. Heck, they were written up in the New York Times (for whatever that's worth).

Taco Zone is ALWAYS on Alvarado just north of Sunset. They don't start up until 8pm or so.

Nov 04, 2014
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Ground veal in the Silver Lake/Los Feliz/EP/East Hollywood area?

Thanks. I actually called the Gelson's in my neighborhood and they ground some up for me.

Nov 01, 2014
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Grom Goes Hollywood

I simply thought it was funny and enjoyed the razzing. As far as taking this seriously and condemning wienermobile for deliberately spreading disinfo... that seems a bit ridiculous.

I mean, in the end it's just gelato we're talking about, people.

Some of you are treating this like it's Gelato-gate.

Oct 31, 2014
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Ground veal in the Silver Lake/Los Feliz/EP/East Hollywood area?

I'm making Italian-American "Sunday Gravy" for football watching this weekend and need to source ground veal for my meatballs. Any suggestions for where to buy in this area?

Thanks

Oct 31, 2014
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Grom Goes Hollywood

Wienermobile: The Boy (?) Who Cried Gelato.

Oct 30, 2014
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Little Beast- Just what Eagle Rock needed

I found the food at Sonny's to be decent but more about providing a buffer for cocktail consumption than anything else. Went to Ba when it first opened and found it overcharged and under-delivered.

Oct 29, 2014
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Smoke House in Burbank

That makes all kinds of sense.

Oct 28, 2014
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Little Beast- Just what Eagle Rock needed

Had the same experience my last trip to Beaujolais. The waiters seemed more interested in chatting up sexy young girls than doing the actual work of waitering.

Oct 28, 2014
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Little Beast- Just what Eagle Rock needed

"Little Beast fills this hole" - I think that's a pull quote for the front of their menu.

Oct 28, 2014
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3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

Nicole Holofcener is a criminally underrated filmmaker. Been a fan since WALKING AND TALKING, which did a really fine job depicting the changing face of 1990s Manhattan.

Oct 27, 2014
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