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Best hot sauce in the LA area? Bottled or not.

i like sriracha alot, I would carry the bottle around with me if it was practical (instead I sometimes bring the chili sauces in packets from panda express). Sriracha has a good heat simultaneous with a really nice fruity bouquet.

Dec 20, 2009
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Chestnuts-Westside-in shell-cheap?

Never roasted them before but I think I've boiled them, I believe it takes about an hour and isn't too difficult

Oct 28, 2009
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Where to buy a Champion Juicer in LA/OC?

i think i saw them at Rainbow Acres health store in marina del rey

Oct 28, 2009
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Chestnuts-Westside-in shell-cheap?

Anyone know where to get chestnuts in the shell (or roasted)on the westside inexpensively?

Oct 27, 2009
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The Exceptional Sinaloan Seafood Chef of Mariscos Chente (Mar Vista) (or, Home of the Buttery Goodness that is Pescado Zarandeado!) [Review] w/ Pics!

Does anyone know if this place serves any alcohol or if one can BYOB or if there's corkage?

Feb 23, 2009
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Los Angeles coffee - I'm calling you out (many boos, and one hooray)

HI Thi N,

I also have an aeropress and like dark roasts (like major dickinson blend), I usually make americanos from them with my aeropress. I've never tried Blue Bottle, wonder if I could try some of those beans you make at home (I'd be happy to pay)

thanks-

Feb 20, 2009
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Aged balsamic vinegar?

I recently tasted some excellent 18 year old balsamic vinegar, it was extremely flavorable. Anyone have any recommendations on where to purchase a similar aged or older balsamic (for a reasonable price)?

May 09, 2008
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Carne Asada Burritos at El Parian & Tacomiendo (Gateway)

So where can I go in LA to try a wood grilled arrachera carne asada? Is that what el parian has? thanks-

Apr 23, 2008
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organic/free range/grassfed meat - where do you buy?

I wouldn't recommend buying ANYTHING from that company= my own opinion/preference.

Mar 25, 2008
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Sabor a Mexico is Closed!

I remember stopping by there a while ago(the old location) and chatting with the owner. He seemed to be somewhat disappointed with the lack of business and I think he thought it had to do with the location and was looking for another one.I liked the food there (except the burrito which I thought was really bad-way too much rice-mealy) and wanted to try more stuff but never got around to it.

Mar 07, 2008
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Best Burrito near Lincoln and Venice

my current favorite for asada burritos is the cemitas truck parked in front of Smart and Final a few blocks west of robertson on venice blvd., weekdays from around 11-2pm.

Feb 26, 2008
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Chinese Food on the West Side

I like New Flavors Restaurant on Centinela just North of Washington Blvd- I always get their crispy (not the wet) orange chicken lunch special, I love orange chicken and its the best I've found around.

Dec 20, 2007
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goat's milk

If you want 'raw' (unpasteurized, unhomogenized) goats milk, go to Rawesome in Venice.

Dec 06, 2007
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Duck Fat

what do you mean by reclarify it (how is that done) and when/how often does it need to be done?

Dec 02, 2007
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Thoughts on Best Burger in LA?

I finally went to TOPS yesterday after months of anticipation, hadn't eaten all day, ordered the Kobe burger and the small fries (even though I'd read the burger was big and so were the fries). The burger was big and the small fries were huge, I got ranch dressing with them, after eating the burger and two thirds of the fries I felt ill.

Moral of the story- just order the burger unless you're there with your entire extended family, then you can order the fries too.

Nov 12, 2007
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Pigging out at La Playita

When I first moved to los angeles in '96 I lived a half block from La Playita for a couple months and used to get lunch from there every day. Burritos were 2$ there then! Recently I went by there and the burritos were getting close to 5$, I think, and for that price I'd prefer to get one from Tacos Por Favor or elsewhere.

Sep 23, 2007
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ISO the best orange chicken and chow mein

I have eaten MUCH genuine Chinese food (homemade by Chinese folk, San Gabriel Valley, Vancouver and NYC Chinatowns,...) and I still love a good orange chicken.

Hate the orange, not the chicken!

Sep 17, 2007
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where to buy local meat, dairy in LA environs

I would not recommend ANY of organic pastures products

Sep 17, 2007
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ISO the best orange chicken and chow mein

lately I've been going to New Flavors in West LA on Centinela south of Washington Blvd. and getting their number 6 orange chicken lunch special- 5.50$ and very good, I'm sure they could tone down the spice for you. (they have another orange chicken too but the way they prepare the number six is tastier)

Sep 14, 2007
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Chow Challenge: $5 lunch on the Westside => Cent. City, Culv City, WLA, SM, Brntwd, Wstwd, MDR and Venice

Go to Whole Foods, buy a head of organic romaine lettuce for about 2 dollars. Then go to El Pollo Loco and buy two thighs to go = 2$. Go home and put the thigh meat on the salad and add dressing.

Sep 12, 2007
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SAPP COFFEE HOUSE

Finally made it over to Sapp's this evening to try the beef boat noodles (spicy)- #2.

Amazing! Way tastier than any bowl of pho I have ever had and definitely one of the top deals around for only 5$. If I lived nearby I would eat there frequently. Seemed like it might hopefully be healthy too.

Next I'm gonna try that other joint that I think is well known across the street. Any recommendations there?

Aug 14, 2007
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Yuzando on Sawtelle

anyone know if their fish is wild or farmed? (I don't like to eat farmed)

Aug 10, 2007
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LA weekly's best (motorcycle shop) espresso?

thanks all! You guys are good!

Aug 05, 2007
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LA weekly's best (motorcycle shop) espresso?

Several months ago there was an article in the LA Weekly about the best espresso (and cappucino) the article's author had had in LA , which was bought from a place that also functions as a motorcycle repairshop- apparently, the owner is very big into coffee too.

Anyway, I lost the article. Anyone remember the name of the shop?

thanks,

Iateitup

Aug 04, 2007
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Buy fresh cream?

I would NOT recommend this companies products under ANY circumstances. If you want WELL-sourced raw dairy, I recommend the Raw garage/coop, in Venice, next to Groundworks, Wednesdays noon-8, Saturdays 9-2.

Jul 02, 2007
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Cheap Eats in LA?

How about the snackers at KFC? I prefer the buffalo and barbecue versions, myself. 1$ each.

May 18, 2007
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Tacos por Favor!!

I like to pay 50 cents extra and have them put mole in my chorizo and cheese burrito. Oh, the happyness!

May 17, 2007
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Oinkster

In N Out has secret menu items? What are they please?

May 06, 2007
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Phillips BBQ- disappointed

have you found any BBQ/ soul food places in the LA area that you do think would do well in the south?

May 05, 2007
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Bistro K - Pushing opening back 1 week - need advice

AAaaack, Noooooooooooo! I've been meaning to try their duck heart cassoulet for a long time, please tell me everything is staying the same!

May 05, 2007
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