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PANCAKES & WAFFLES & FRENCH TOAST - LA Dish of the Month (December 2013)

oh, and the multigrain banana pancakes at Swingers (two locations). http://swingersdiner.com/menu.php

Jan 31, 2014
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

PANCAKES & WAFFLES & FRENCH TOAST - LA Dish of the Month (December 2013)

Original House of Pancakes in Redondo Beach. Great pancakes. Always a wait. :(

What is currently the best Los Angeles restaurant located in a hotel?

Cut is at the Beverly Wilshire, no?

Oops, definitely/obviously already mentioned. :)

Jan 31, 2014
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Croissant Battle: Maison Giraud vs. Chaumont

i agree with HayDegha0917: Proof in Atwater Village.

ETA: and everyone else championing Proof. Proof is just excellent overall.

TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE

agreed, latindancer. :)

Feb 29, 2012
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Prime Rib Christmas Dinner: Where to Buy the Prime Rib?

No one has tried Lindy and Grundy? (http://lindyandgrundy.com/)

Nov 16, 2011
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Looking for fresh pecans in the shell in LA.

Anyone know the best place in LA to look for pecans in their shells? I was at the Hollywood Farmer's Market on Sunday and if there were any there, I missed them. (Entirely likely.)

Thanks!

Nov 15, 2011
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Inexpensive Wine

Trader Joe's Top 10 Wine List http://jasonswineblog.com/trader-joes... (maybe about a year old, though); and Trader Joe's Classic Wines (standbys) http://jasonswineblog.com/trader-joes...

Oct 26, 2011
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Best Coffee Cake in LA?

i like the walnut, almond paste, and raspberry jam coffee cake you can get at Gelson's. It's sold in the Bakery area, but not at the bakery. It's not much to look at--just a brown cake, but it's quite good. It's studded with walnuts and it has three layers: a thick one of cake, a thin one of jam, and a sort of crust/bottom layer of some sort of crumb. Wonderful with black coffee, natch.

Oct 26, 2011
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Best CCC in L.A.? That's chocolate chip cookies to those of you whose teenagers don't text them abbreviations all the time ...

i like just about anything that comes out of Proof Bakery. I think they're fantastic.

Aug 05, 2011
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Looking for the new Ben & Jerry's flavors --any sightings?

Yesterday we found Red Velvet Cake and Clusterfluff at the Silver Lake Gelson's, as Papuli had said. They also had Bonnaroo Buzz, a newer one.

We liked the Red Velvet, but the Clusterfluff was a bit disappointing. While I liked the marshmallow swirl, the peanuts in it were kind of soggy-tasting.

Mar 28, 2011
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Looking for the new Ben & Jerry's flavors --any sightings?

Thanks, cjla. And Charles, papuli, and servorg. :)

The Flavor Locator doesnt have the new flavors as an option yet. We went to the scoop shop in Burbank; they had Late Night Snack, but not the other two. We tried a taste, and it was not bad. But I guess we're really holding out for the Red Velvet & the GI dust bunnies.

Maybe they'll start turning up more places...

Mar 20, 2011
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Looking for the new Ben & Jerry's flavors --any sightings?

trying to locate any or all of the three new Ben & Jerry's flavors: Late Night Snack, Red Velvet, and Clusterfluff.

Has anyone spotted these at any supermarkets?

We've tried our Vons here in Highland Park/Eagle Rock. No go.

Anyone?

Desperately craving! :)

Mar 20, 2011
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Seeking Cassoulet

L'Absinthe! It's very good.
227 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10065-6002

Dec 26, 2010
hpsquared in Manhattan

Eagle Rock lunch places?

i just want to say: think twice about adding Camilo's to your list. Any restaurant that serves bread that you can mold into balls a la Wonder Bread is a bad restaurant in my book.

But would like to second the Polka recommendation. :)

Dec 11, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Sorry, but Elite isn't all that

hmm. that could be it. Sea Harbour's had no powdered sugar on it. it was larger than the one shown in that pic. and more spiky. but i bet that's it. thanks, guys. :)

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Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant
3939 N. Rosemead Blvd., Rosemead, CA 91770, USA

Jun 09, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Best Cumin Lamb?

and thank you, too, ipsedixit.

Jun 09, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Best Cumin Lamb?

thank you, all. particularly maxzook. :) as it turned out, they were open only for takeout last night. a brother was getting married and they were holding the party there later. we ended up at J & J.

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J & J Cafe
509 N State St, Hemet, CA 92543

Jun 09, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Best Cumin Lamb?

ok, been comparing the characters in carl chu's first book to the ones on the China Islamic menu. still not sure.

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China Islamic Restaurant
7727 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770

Jun 08, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Best Cumin Lamb?

oh, also, are the hand cut noodles in all of their noodle/lamb dishes? there are at least two lamb noodle soups. One says Homemade?

Jun 08, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Best Cumin Lamb?

i was just looking at China Islamic's menu. Does anyone know which dish the Cumin Lamb is? There is no item in English saying Cumin lamb.

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China Islamic Restaurant
7727 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770

Jun 08, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Is it possible to buy the kind of frosting that is on the sheet cakes at Von's and Costco?

now i can't remember where i found this but i think it may require more than just Crisco to re-create. Apparently something called hi-ratio shortening is important to the taste. I bought some at Surfas and will let you know. :)

Jun 07, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Is it possible to buy the kind of frosting that is on the sheet cakes at Von's and Costco?

thank you, bakemark! who knows, maybe i could somehow get my hands on some of that. :)

Jun 07, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Is it possible to buy the kind of frosting that is on the sheet cakes at Von's and Costco?

thank you, taiwanesesmalleats. i've seen those two, but, as monku says, i have a feeling they're not for sale.

Jun 07, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Sorry, but Elite isn't all that

it didn't seem to be glistening. nor did it remind me of a wonton skin. but it was twisty. i wish i'd taken a pic, but i only had my iphone with me and figured it wouldn't really come out.

Jun 07, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Best Milkshakes

ooh. rum raisin?! and, wait, lemon custard!

Jun 07, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Sorry, but Elite isn't all that

I don't think so, if only because it was such a large thing. Not small at all.

Jun 05, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Why I Got Kicked Out of a Restaurant on Saturday Night

i think the Peels' responses (her blog post and her friends' comments and his comments on the LAist) are really kind of jaw-droppingly juvenile.

Jun 05, 2010
hpsquared in Food Media & News

What is the best Indian restaurant in LA?

i enjoy the South Indian dishes at the India Sweets and Spices on Los Feliz in Atwater Village. More of a cafeteria, though, and less of a restaurant.

Jun 04, 2010
hpsquared in Los Angeles Area

Why I Got Kicked Out of a Restaurant on Saturday Night

this makes me wonder if LA Chowhounds are discussing the Mark Peel-and-wife vs. blog review episode -- Lindsay William-Ross' review of Tar Pit's Happy Hour?
http://laist.com/2010/06/01/not_so_st...

Jun 04, 2010
hpsquared in Food Media & News