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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 - January 2021

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by baron45 11 days ago

South SF location.

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by OrganicCavalry 1 month ago

I live in Southern California, a gardening paradise. I try to eat out of my garden daily. I do all the gardening and the cooking for the wife and my dog Chief and myself. I look forward to swapping...

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Remember these Restaurants?

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by flowergirl 7 years ago

Swiss Echo on Pico in West L A Great American Food & Beverage - Santa Monica Jacks at the Beach - S M Café California - S M Meyera - Vegetarian in S M that was way ahead of its time Tepparod...

Healdsburg's Young & Yonder hand sanitizer (and list of American distilleries fighting Covid-19)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

At the Saturday morning Healdsburg Farmers Market, I picked up a small bottle of hand sanitizer at the booth of Bernier Farms. It's 80% alcohol by volume and listed ingredients are alcohol, hydroge...

Grocery Outlet - December 2020

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by chinchi 2 months ago

December finds for me this week at Davis, CA: Kind Bar minis 8/$1 (such a steal!) Erin Baker's Granola (lots of varieties) $2.99 Several varieties of Nature's Path cereal $1.99 Safe Catch Alb...

Food & Wine: Love Letter to Chinese Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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...

Chili My Soul chilis at Jinky's Cafe?

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by Jwsel 7 years ago

Someone posted on Chili My Soul's old Facebook page that Jinky's bought CMS's recipes. I know Jinky's used to serve CMS chili so was wondering if anyone could confirm. From the Jinky's website,...

Santa’s reindeer cleared for entry into California by State Veterinarian

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

"California State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones has granted a 24-hour permit clearing all brand inspection and health requirements for nine reindeer scheduled to visit California on the evening of...

Anyone Remember The Black Whale in MdR?

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by torta basilica 16 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...

Who remembers La Barbera's pizza in West L.A.?

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by jerry200 13 years ago

Back in the 70's, I used to frequent a nice Italian restaurant called La Barbera's. It was on the north side of Wilshire Blvd. about a mile west of the 405. I was young and naive (now I'm old and n...

Best Bagel Orange County

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 8 months ago

This may be an exercise in futility but is there a decent bagel in Orange County? I'm talking boiled NY bagel, not a round piece of bread with a hole in it. For reference Noahs/Einstens is not a ...

Best Fruit Cake? (don't laugh, but I love Fruitcake!)

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by Pineapple099 12 years ago

Who makes the best Fruit Cake? I will travel anywhere in L.A- open. etc. I'm also open to Mail Order too. I like lots of pecans, whiskey, brandy or rum, etc. Mmmmmmm! Soooooooooooo Good! Oi...

12/12 “The Culinary History of Disneyland and Walt Disney” with Marcy Smothers (zoom)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"While mid-century fare in America may have been humdrum, Walt's world of food was filled with fantasy and color; he was committed to making the dining experience at Disneyland entertaining—just li...

Grocery Outlet - November 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Another month, more deals at Grocery Outlet. Please share your finds! Here's what I spotted at the Salinas GO yesterday: Big selection of cheese, butter and other dairy products, and at that ...

Where to buy Megachef Oyster Sauce in California?

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by gabehong 4 months 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...

Charlie's Hideaway (Thai), Westminster

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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...

Wine shops in Los Angeles

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by sandramrma 2 months ago

Does anyone know of a wine shop in Los Angeles that does wine baskets for delivery ?? I am looking for a gift. Thank you

"Gather": free online film screening & discussion, 11/21, 2pm PST

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

"Join us on Saturday, Nov 21 at 2 PM PST for a virtual film screening and community discussion of the critically acclaimed Indigenous food documentary, Gather. @gatherfilm is an intimate portrait o...

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...