Los Angeles Area

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Enormous lobster claws at Costco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 hours ago

Anyone spotted these ginormous lobster claws at Costco or elsewhere? The ones cited were found in Newport Beach and Oakland, CA.

What's to eat in Ventura?

by curioussheridan 3 years ago

Baltimore hound and partner staying in Ventura AirBnb for a week in February. Carless, using Uber, looking for well cooked non-bland food and pleasant but not formal surroundings.(money is not the...

Sauce on hamburger at Dolores's Drive-in in 60s-80s?

by arlinek 4 years ago

Used to love the Dolores' drive-in in Los Angeles. What WAS that "special sauce" they put on the hamburger - anyone know? All I recall was that it was white and a little chunky - wasn't tarter sa...

Loose leaf tea in Hollywood area

by surfrguyla816 8 days ago

What is the best shop in the Hollywood area that has a good selection of loose leaf tea?

LA report Feb. 2019

by Joanie 17 days ago

Not sure anyone really does these anymore but I find reports helpful for when I'm traveling and figured I'd write up my five nights in LA. My friend got me at the airport and we went straight to Co...

Pickle Bills

by malibumike 13 years ago

Does anybody remember a place called Pickle Bills on Pico Blvd. around 30th? in santa monica. Probably closed in the early 70's, the best hot beef sandwich mashed potatoes and gravy around. Sawdust...

Chinese American food: a legit cuisine on its own?

by dharmathug 17 days ago

This article pricked my interest. "The hyphenated diaspora foods Chinese created are frequently maligned as inauthentic or watered-down, a narrative that Peter Kim, executive director of Brooklyn's...

Escargot in OC?

by OCEllen 11 days ago

Where? And simple French in general?

Chicken Chow Mein, East Coast style

by schifrin 14 years ago

While not a full-time vocation, I’ve spent a long time trying to find “east coast” chicken chow mein in and around Los Angeles. You know, that egg-droppy sauce, no lo mein noodles, lots of chicken ...

Recommended steakhouse in OC?

by luckviii 8 months ago

Hi Everyone, I need your help in finding a steakhouse to celebrate my wife's birthday. Looking for thick traditional ribeye with a nice crust. Bonus is great cream of corn. Was thinking Maestro...

Fresh sorrel leaves near Pasadena area

by spiro94 1 month ago

Anyone knows where to find fresh sorrel leaves near Pasadena area? I need it for the soup. I checked with farmers markets, sprouts, Whole Foods and nobody even heard of this grass. Someone mentione...

Mario Batali Gives Up All His Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

Mr. Batali “will no longer profit from the restaurants in any way, shape or form,” said Tanya Bastianich Manuali, who will head day-to-day operations at a new company, as yet unnamed, created to re...

Grocery Outlet - February 2019

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 22 days ago

Cloverdale GO: Sir Kensington Classic Mayonnaise, $4.99/12 oz squeeze bottle Teton hardwood smoked sausage, grassfed beef, $2.99/10 oz - They're back. Someone had recco'd these a few months ag...

spinich crepes - remember The Magic Pan?

by Elizabeth Bennett Darcy 13 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...

Best places for Mexican food?

by Capone 28 days ago

Whalebone Magazine is doing a nationwide search for the best Mexican places in the US

Moroccan cuisine in Southern California

by italianices 16 days ago

What are your favorite Moroccan restaurants in Southern California as of 2019? Price and location aren't important as long as the food is authentic and delicious. Thanks in advance.

Street Food Legalized in Los Angeles

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

At long last, the estimated 10,000 street food vendors in Los Angeles have a pathway to legitimacy. "That means the fight is far from over, but today marks the first time in the city’s history t...

Wholesale lobsters (live) for New Years Los Angeles

by dyippie 3 months ago

Prices seem significantly up. Does anyone know a place that has them for a reasonable price?

Where to buy small (school-size) milk cartons?

by BeaverBob 11 years ago

I'm interested in buying 8oz cartons of milk (you know, like we all had in elementary school) but I can't for the life of me find anywhere where they sell such a thing to your average consumer. I'...