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Los Angeles Area

Find the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, ice cream, and more in LA and its surrounding areas. We also have tags for many of the individual cities in the region, which you can browse here.

LA's 'Cafe Gratitude' and Other Restaurants Offering Steep Meatless Monday Deals

Meatless Monday deals and offerings across the country show no signs of slowing. From the rollout of meatless options, like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat, at national fast food and fast casual...
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Grocery Outlet - April 2021

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by DavidT 14 days ago

The GO spring wine sale (20%) off will run from April 7 thru April 13. https://grossoutwine.wordpress.com/

King Taco: what's in that sauce?!!?! [moved from Los Angeles board]

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by jms_5150 15 years ago

Savor the Flava. i've come close to mastering this sauce at home, but mine taste more like El Taurino aka hoover taco- sauce. can anyone taste a hint of curry or tumeric? what's in their sauce t...

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spinich crepes - remember The Magic Pan?

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by Elizabeth Bennett Darcy 15 years ago

Remember the chain of crepe restaurants called The Magic Pan? Nana used to take me to the one in Beverly Hills & I'd always have the spinich crepes. Now I'm craving them (20 years later) and the p...

La Super Birria in Santa Ana?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 14 days ago

Enjoyed the article about the sweets shop turned birrieria (starts on page 4), now I'm wondering if any 'hounds can share opinions of the place? La Super Birria 1041 W 1st St Santa Ana, CA 927...

Grocery Outlet - March 2021

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by sweethooch 1 month ago

I haven't reported for a long while...have generally been outsourcing my shopping, but I miss GO! San Jose -- Williams Road, 3/3/21 Shishito peppers, Freida's, 99 cents/8 oz. They look fresh, ...

Wil Wright's macaroons

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by Tony Miller 14 years ago

The incomparable small ice cream chain in LA, Wil Wright's, used to serve wonderful small macaroons with every fountain order. My memory says they had a distinctive almond flavor, and a perfect cru...

The Former Jefferson Bowl Coffee Shop?

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by Clinton 10 years ago

I remember back in the 70s when Gene Sing and his wife owned and ran the former Jefferson Bowl Coffee Shop in Culver City. Gene used to whip up an off-the-menu dish called beef lo mein which was ba...

The New York Times Re-Starts The Bagel Wars

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by patsully 1 month ago

It feels like this is going to go over about as well as peas in guacamole... "But no, to be clear: Emily Winston’s bagels are some of the finest New York-style bagels I’ve ever tasted. They just...

Dry Fava Beans in Los Angeles

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by treppenwitz 1 month ago

I started what I thought would be an easy task of finding dried fava beans to soak and sprout. After trying two Russian Jewish markets in my neighborhood (Hollywood), an international market (Jon'...

"The Families that Fed America": Andrea Nguyen on the History Channel

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

One of our favorite cookbook authors stars in the pilot episode of "The Families that Fed America". She makes Bò Kho, but shares so much more about her family's path and the recipes they saved and ...

How to ghost Grubhub and order your restaurant takeout ethically

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . a recent report revealed that Grubhub, which owns food delivery services like Seamless, Eat24, MenuPages, and AllMenus, has been buying domain names to set up dummy websites that resemble ...

Food & Wine: Love Letter to Chinese Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Chinatowns are deserted. Chinese restaurants suffered early on in the pandemic and disproportionately from the decline in business. Time to order take-out and to do what you can to keep your loc...

Hazard Pay for Grocery Store Workers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

" . . . These ordinances are shining one more spotlight on long-standing inequities exposed by the pandemic. While a number of companies provided their employees—who have faced unprecedented risks ...

California 2022

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by Chadsie 1 month ago

So any rumours for 2022 Michelin Guide 2022? I am sorry to any ventures that closed due to covid-19.

Pizza wasteland in OC? HELP!!

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by OC Mutt 6 months ago

I'm going to try again. I'm looking for NY Style / Slice-Style pizza in OC, preferably within the boundaries of areas like, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Santa Ana. A place I can go regu...

Grocery Outlet - February 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Last week I made a first visit to the newly opened Grocery Outlet in Windsor (Sonoma County), next to Home Depot. It's a spacious store with wide aisles. While it had a sanitizing station, there w...

Shake Shack: Long Beach CA, Best Time?

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by OC Mutt 2 months ago

What are the best times and days of the week to go to the Long Beach Shake Shack to avoid lines and crowds - particularly for curbside pickup? Also wondering if their curbside is any good meaning ...

Authentic Shaoxing Rice Wine

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by Incognitokokok 2 months ago

Where in the Los Angeles area can I find this bottle of Shaoxing wine please (see picture) Thank you!

2/5, Noon, Interested in becoming a Master Food Preserver?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"2021 MFP Volunteer Training - Information Meeting February 5, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Contact: ucmfp@ucanr.edu Sponsor: University of California Master Food Preserver Program Details: The fol...

Gone but not forgotten, Grandma's Sugarplum's [moved from L.A. board]

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by ultrachoclover 13 years ago

I was poking around and found some comments about missing Grandma's Sugarplum's (Belmont Shore). Count me in. Their Ultra Chocolate Mousse was my religion. I heard a few years ago that the owner...