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What's the most unique and upscale Iranian/Persian food in LA?

90024, many refer to themselves as Persian rather than Iranian because they fled during the revolution and to distance themselves from the current regime/Ayatollah.

Jul 18, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Armenian in Glendale

Timing is everything:)

Jul 05, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Armenian in Glendale

That was Caesar's! Seta, Caesar's wife made the best damn rice I have ever had! I long for their food. So sad when they decided to retire. And yes, Old Sassoon is delicious.

Jul 03, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Desert for July 4th Party?

Ice Box Cake...Nabisco World Famous Chocolate Wafers sandwiched with and covered in whipped cream. Make several hours ahead so that the cookies absorb the liquid in the whipped cream. Just finished making one for tomorrow!

Jul 03, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Armenian in Glendale

Yes navacom46, for a place that continuously gets recommended, the food should be better.

Jun 29, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Over-easy vs Over-medium

I hate when that happens. I responded too, not looking at when the OP originally posted!

Jun 26, 2015
Fru in General Topics
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halvah in LA?

Honestly, the only difference in taste is the addition of pistachios. It is just a mild difference. To me, halavah already has a nutty taste so the addition of pistachios is redundant-not really discernible. I still like the marble better because I like the addition of chocolate.

Jun 26, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area
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Over-easy vs Over-medium

You order over easy and get solid whites?! Not in my experience--which is about 40 years worth and in a variety of states. I always order over medium because I do not want the whites runny. If the yolks are solid, that is over hard. If I am somewhere new, I will verify with the server that their version of over medium would be, whites set while yolk still runny. Boy that sounds gross but I still love them with crispy hash browns!!!

Jun 26, 2015
Fru in General Topics

halvah in LA?

Any Jewish deli. Cambridge Market (Kosher) in Valley Village and probably every other Kosher market. Mom's products sold at farmer's markets sells it too. I get Mom's at the Pasadena market on Saturdays. They carry marble and pistachio.

Jun 25, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Armenian in Glendale

Sorry, I've been to Raffi's 3 times. Kabobs always dry. Grilled eggplant undercooked. Rice, nothing special. Definitely family style but I still think it is overpriced. Nice indoor/out interior. And while I cannot give a good first hand Glendale recommendation, I have heard good things about Elena's and Carousel.

Jun 25, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Where to get Dutch Crunch Bread in LA?

Frank's Famous uses Dutch Crunch Bread. http://www.franksfamous.com/menus/pdf...

May 07, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Anything interesting in San Fernando Valley?

Man! Snark heaven!!! Can't Papuli just give an opinion based on her first impression of Tuning Fork's website? She didn't say she would never go there.

Burger Continental Closed

Haven't been in years. Once I started noticing leftovers from Sunday's buffet available on Monday night, that was enough for me.

Mar 24, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Need ideas for recuperating sister

Also, about 2 miles west on Colorado Blvd is The Kitchen for Exploring Foods, and Little Flower. Both are good for upscale goodies to go. Little Flower is known for their candy--caramels and marshmallows, has a limited but thoughtful menu http://littleflowercandyco.com/ The Kitchen, while it is primarily a caterer, has a great to-go counter. http://www.thekitchen.net/

Feb 04, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area
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Need good, independent (MSC) fish market in Pasadena area. Thanks!

Fish King in Glendale--which is just outside of Pasadena, is my fish market of choice, and I live in Pasadena.

How do people feel about San Marino Seafood? I've never been. http://sanmarinoseafood.com/

In Pasadena, Cameron's--More restaurant than fish market.
http://www.camerons4fish.com/fish-mar...

Jan 11, 2015
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Los Angeles Restaurants in the 80's

My dad was stationed in England during the Korean War. To him the only acceptable place for fish n' chips was Mucky Duck. I loved the sausage rolls!!! I never got the hang of using malt vinegar...Always inhaled the fumes! Wasn't there a candy store or specialty shop next door?

Dec 12, 2014
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Pasadena holiday food gifts, please

Aladdin's Nuts, on Washington west of Allen, carries several varieties of pistachios, among other things...Aleppo pepper, oregano, Turkish candy, the mix is always changing.

Nov 16, 2014
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Pasadena holiday food gifts, please

I buy macarons from Euro Pane frequently--last time being this past Friday. Am going to have to say something to Sumi because many times they have an unpleasant "refrigerator" taste. And buying them as a gift is not fun when they come with a disclaimer.

Nov 16, 2014
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Calling Chandavkl ... "House of Mandarin Noodle" opens in Temple City

I went on October 8th around 12:30. I did not see the owner--whom I followed after she sold Mandarin Noodle Deli on Las Tunas. She was not there and the lady behind the counter didn't speak much English. I was able to convey that I was in a hurry and that I know everything is made to order and would they be able to make me some pan fried dumplings. She assured me she could. There was only 1 table occupied when I came in. I went over to the table and asked if they knew anything. One guy told me he thought the owner was on vacation in Canada but it was her husband who was in the kitchen so that is why I stayed. Long story short, I had to leave after 20 minutes--minus my dumplings. Figured I would wait a couple of weeks and go back. If this is a change of ownership, it is not for the better.

Oct 18, 2014
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Birthday Celebration in Springfield, MA--Do I go to Woodstar in Northampton to get a delicious chocolate cake?

Well, I'm sorry to say, I was completely underwhelmed. While it is obvious that the ingredients were quality, neither cake was what I expected. I guess I should have gotten a better description. I tried the coconut cake first. While I don't like things cloyingly sweet, the cake was moist and dense, but was lacking in coconut flavor. Also, the frosting on both cakes was indeed buttercream, but I was expecting a fluffy frosting rather than a thin layer(without much taste). The cake of the chocolate cake while dense and moist, was also lacking in chocolate flavor. The frosting had a hint of chocolate flavor but was really not chocolaty. I would definitely go to Woodstar again to try other things but these cakes really missed the mark. Oh well, different strokes. Thanks anyway.

Jun 12, 2014
Fru in Southern New England

walking in the park and hungry!

Have definitely taken these posts into consideration. I think we'll have a big breakfast first! .

Jun 04, 2014
Fru in Manhattan

walking in the park and hungry!

Thanks for the reply. I realize how old this thread is but often, posters get lambasted for not utilizing existing threads when posing a question..

Jun 03, 2014
Fru in Manhattan

walking in the park and hungry!

Resuscitating an old thread. Will be our 2nd family trip to NY(LA native). Thought it would be fun to do the Boathouse--row boats...How do people feel about the Lakeside for lunch? Menu looks good, a little pricey but an experience that cannot be duplicated?

Jun 01, 2014
Fru in Manhattan

Birthday Celebration in Springfield, MA--Do I go to Woodstar in Northampton to get a delicious chocolate cake?

I ordered a 10" each of chocolate with chocolate buttercream, and a coconut cake with coconut buttercream. I can hardly wait to try both!

May 30, 2014
Fru in Southern New England

Birthday Celebration in Springfield, MA--Do I go to Woodstar in Northampton to get a delicious chocolate cake?

Will be in Springfield to celebrate my FIL's 85th birthday. Was considering La Fiorentina for their chocolate mousse cake but have read conflicting reviews. I want a quality cake, with quality ingredients, that not only looks like chocolate, but tastes like it as well. I live in So Cal and am good with driving to Northampton from Springfield to get what I need. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance.

May 27, 2014
Fru in Southern New England

Hamburger Hamlet Pasadena Done

I'm conflicted as well, having grown up in the SFV where we frequented both HH in Sherman Oaks and Dupar's in Studio City during their heyday. My only consolation is that blueberry cream cheese pie will now be more readily accessible.

Jan 03, 2014
Fru in Los Angeles Area

HAIL FSM!~ Din Tai Fung to open @ Americana

In same boat as X. Went to DTF in Glendale because we were already there. Even though DTF is considered the McDonalds of XLB by some, it is reliable. I will not ever purposely go back to the Glendale outpost. Under-seasoned and over-salted. There were 5 of us so I justified ordering the truffle soup dumplings--$22.50 for 5. I am still miffed that I got suckered. We were told when being served to not use any dipping sauce so as to not mask the truffle taste. What truffle taste? It was masked by salt. When I complained to our very sweet, very young, very um, white waitress that they were more salty than anything else, she mused that it must be because of the broth. I just got off the phone with management to tell them of my experience for no other reason than I just wanted to vent. He thanked me and said they would check with the kitchen and we said our goodbyes. So, don't waste $22.50 on the truffle dumplings!

Jan 03, 2014
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Trader Joe's Going Downhill?

Regardless of whether or not it has gone downhill, I always return rancid, stale, or just plain don't like it products. The staff have never been anything less than cordial.

Dec 24, 2013
Fru in Chains

Help! I bought nuts at Arcadia Market and I don't remember what they are called

Thanks SG! I actually had found that same thread and more. Fortunately, I purchased the nut with the fruit already washed off but they still have an aroma. Already fried them. And yes, I will not eat too many at a time.

Dec 24, 2013
Fru in Los Angeles Area

Help! I bought nuts at Arcadia Market and I don't remember what they are called

I did a search and found them. Ginko nuts. Now I just have to figure out how to prepare them.

Dec 24, 2013
Fru in Los Angeles Area