OK. So tonight at box at Bowl, decided to go around town (for last few days) and get some stuff. Here goes
Tapia Bros. on Hayvenhurst for amazing tomatoes and pretty good canteloupe. The tomato and corn there are grown onsite in the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin. If you don't know the place worthwhile checking out just for those two things.
Peaches, plums and dragon fruit (pitahaya) from last week's Venice Farmers Market, friday.
Van Nuys German deli for
1. herring salad made with beets,
2. german potato salad (they have 3 varieties, I got the vinegar one rather than the mayonnaise one).
3. 1/4 pound Nuss-schincken, great thinsliced Austrian imported ham
4. 1/4 lb Thuringer Rotwurst
5 1/4 lb Hungarian Paprika Disznosajt (brawn).
6. 4 Mozart Kugeln chocolates, Reber brand.
7. Bottle Apollinaris.
Mandarin Deli for cold sesame noodles with chicken (zhima liangmian) and cold vinegared garlicky cucumbers (liangban Huangguar).
Wine House for bottle of Brachetto d'Acqui, fruity, slightly sweet petillant (fizzy) red wine, like a cheap blanc de noirs, great for picnicky feel.
Breadworks across the street for rolls. Fresh baked, and nice and crusty.
Ralphs was fine for a cheese, a Spanish firm goat's milk cheese which had a wine-soaked rind.
B&L Bakery for mignon petit four like cake, yellow cake with layers of jam and marzipan, light fondant icing, and bunch of chocolate florentines.
Guests brought a bottle of Italian pinot grigio and bottle of fiji water from Trader Joes. Also decent 72% lindt chocolate.
Thank the sweet Lord for bento boxes, bought at the mall at 3rd and Alameda years ago.
Tapia is at Hayvenhurst and Burbank, just north of the Ventura Fwy 101.
VAN NUYS GERMAN DELI
16155 ROSCOE BLVD
9305 RESEDA BLVD
2306 COTNER AVE
THE WINE HOUSE & SPIRITS TOO
2311 COTNER AVE
B & L GOURMET PASTRIES
8556 W 3RD ST
Venice Farmers Market is on Venice Blvd just east of Pacific, parking off Dell. Friday mornings, 7-11AM.