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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...

"Rangoon Racquet Club" Beverly Hills 1970's-1980's

by DianeHeil 6 years ago

I saw a post from 2009 about the "Rangoon Racquet Club" which was a fabulous, classic Beverly Hills Restaurant and Bar. It has been several years since any new post have been added to that chain, ...

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Anyone Remember The Black Whale in MdR?

by torta basilica 15 years ago

We were so bummed when it closed - loved those King Crab omelettes, Bloody Marys & much more on their menu. Is there anything similiar in food/atmosphere today? It was a great stop before or aft...

Cigo's restaurant in San Pedro

by pvhound 16 years ago

There was a gem of a restaurant in San Pedro during the 60s and 70s called Cigo's. Yugoslavian themed but their speciality was fresh fish. No ones ever topped their cioppino for me. They had dis...

Where to buy Megachef Oyster Sauce in California?

by gabehong 10 days ago

Does anyone know of any supermarkets in California (NorCal or SoCal) that supply the elusive MegaChef oyster sauce? I've seen lots of MegaChef products (besides the blue bottle fish sauce) at Sa...

Korean Sweet Fried Rolled Omelet Sandwich

by msroxymonoxide 9 days ago

Where can I find this sandwich in Los Angeles??? I just watched a Korean street food YouTube video featuring a rolled omelet sandwich that's deep fried and sprinkled with sugar. Surely this fabulou...

Lausd chocolate flying saucer cookies recipe

by rschwartz7793 2 months ago

Does anyone have the recipe for the LAUSD Chocolate Saucer Cookies from the 60's similar to the Ranger Cookies but all Chocolate. Crunchy and Chewy, can not find recipe anywhere.

Torta - Who's the best?

by buttdrunk 12 days ago

I've been going to a place called King Torta out in El Sereno for a couple of decades now. I've moved away from LA and now reside in north Orange County. I am wondering about a couple of things. ...

Charlie's Hideaway (Thai), Westminster

by Heather 20 years ago

About eight years ago, my family's favorite Thai restaurant closed its doors saying it was being relocated and it has never been heard of since. Charlie's Hideaway was on Westminster Blvd, just ea...

Who remembers Arriba's in West L.A.? (It was called Arriba's, right?)

by PaulF 6 years ago

The La Barbera's thread reminded of Arriba's. Does anyone else remember a Mexican restaurant in West L.A. named Arriba's? I'm pretty sure it was called Arriba's, anyway. (I'm bad with names.) ...

the best SANDWICH in (Los Angeles) period.

by Rina 13 years ago

Does LA have sandwiches that are stacked mile high with roast beef or pastrami? Any tasty accompanying spreads or mouth-watering condiments that makes one crave for more... Any secret garlic sa...

Man Fook Low (Old Times)

by aldash 7 years ago

We had a good nostalgic thread on the Man Fook Low restaurant, but I can't find it anymore on this board. They were at 9th and San Pedro St., in the old part of Chinatown, near the huge produce ma...

What Happened to Santo Pietro?

by berrybrain 16 years ago

Ok - they shut down years ago (maybe 5?!) - but I loved it! It was on Beverly Glen in the Glen Center close to Mulholland (there was briefly one in Westwood but it closed down). It was owned by V...

Grocery Outlet - August 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

What are you discovering at Grocery Outlet stores this month? Passing through Marin County yesterday I noticed the banner on the side of a building in the strip mall in San Rafael across from th...

Dolcezza Gelato at Whole Foods - any good??

by SarahM 24 days ago

I noticed a new gelato at Whole Foods (on sale!) with some great flavors (Berries and Mascarpone, Stratcciatella). Anyone try it yet?? Very curious. Not crazy about the addition of locust bean gum,...

Where to buy saffron?

by Lawrence Joe 18 years ago

Does anyone know where I can buy just a little bit to make some paella? Does Trader Joe's have any?

Op-Ed: The successful reopening of restaurants might lie in pedestrian-only streets

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

" . . . An innovative alternative is to temporarily close main streets to cars, and repurpose that space. That means instead of narrow sidewalks there will be plenty of room for pedestrian flow. An...

Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza - awful crust ruins everything

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 28 days ago

The crust is embarrassingly sub-standard - game over. It's round white bread, equally flavorless, puffy insipid foamy Crustable-like texture in some places yet wet, doughy and undercooked in others...

Wil Wright's macaroons

by Tony Miller 13 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...