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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...

Kefir Lime Leaves in Orange County?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 7 hours ago

Does anyone have a source that regularly sells fresh kefir lime leaves in Orange County?

Where can I find red chili peppers that are not just Fresno peppers?

by BigHungryBelly 5 months ago

I am looking for red chili peppers that have relatively thin skins and not too fleshy to make pickled chopped chili peppers. All I can find near me (JONS, Whole foods, and various Korean markets) i...

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La Michoacana Azteca Ice Cream Paleteria | Santa Maria

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 days ago

To celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month, I tried to get caught up on posting on the memorable ice cream places I'd sampled over the last year. That included posting about my latest visits to ...


Lausd chocolate flying saucer cookies recipe

by rschwartz7793 3 days 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.

Grocery Outlet - July 2020

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

What are your finds this month at Grocery Outlet? Cloverdale GO: Rosie organic chicken from Petaluma, air-chilled - wings, drumsticks and breasts available Snofrisk with horseradish, $1.99 -...

Meat Lovers Get Bullish on Beef That Comes From Old Dairy Cows

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

" . . . A few meat producers are pushing back against the focus on young cattle. And they’re marketing their beef with the kind of descriptions that connoisseurs of aged bourbons and vintage wines ...

Helados Mexty Paleteria #1 | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

After check out and a quick lunch in Port Hueneme on my July 2019 road trip, I continued on to Helados Mexty #1 down the road. This is the original store of the small chain, located in a long strip...

La Michoacana Azteca Ice Cream Paleteria #2 | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

In July 2019, I wound down my second night in Oxnard with a post-dinner visit to La Michoacana Azteca #2. My tastes of the mamey, chongos and mint chip ice cream flavors were most intense and rich...

La Garrafa Neveria in La Gloria Market | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

After a morning at the farmers market, afternoon at the beach, and three ice cream shops before this one, I had neither the energy nor will to wait in line to taste at La Garrafa Neveria in July 20...

La MIchoacana Reyes Ice Cream Shop | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

My visit in July 2019 to La Michoacana Reyes Ice Cream Shop was in the first week of operation. The grand opening special was $2 paletas and $2 ice cream scoops. I enjoyed the owner's energy and ho...

La Michoacana Gudino Paleteria y Neveria | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

Next stop on the July 2019 tour of Oxnard's paleta shops was La Michoacana gudino Paleteria y Neveria. This is the original of two locations in town. The counter guy informed me that this is th...

Rico Tejuino Los Reyes #4 | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

After shopping at the Sunday morning Channel Islands farmers market in July 2019, I stopped by Rico Tejuino Los Reyes #4. This is a small local chain offering fermented tejuino, handmade Mexican-st...

Michoacanita Ice Cream Company | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

Last year after judging barbecue in Harmony (outside Cambria) the 4th of July weekend, I continued south to Oxnard to complete the holiday get-away. Why Oxnard? Well, there are a couple restaurants...

Paciugo Gelato | Hermosa Beach

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

After eating mariscos, I always want something sweet. Following lunch at Coni' Seafood in January 2019, https://www.chowhound.com/post/coniseafood-2-people-1015906?commentId=10192045 , we headed to...

Coni'Seafood with 2 people

by shipshape 5 years ago

If we also want to get some kind of raw seafood (I'm guessing the augachile), will ordering the snook be too much food for 2 people? We like excess as much as the next guys, but we're from out ...

Best Fruit - Arnett Farms: Stone Fruit, Pluots, you name it!

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 9 days ago

At the Irvine (and Torrance) Farmer's Markets, Arnett Farms continues to be an absolute GEM! I've been going to this stand for years and years and they continue to amaze me with the quality and va...

Mission Style Burritos in OC?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 10 days ago

Anyone know where to find great Mission Style Burritos (consider La Taqueria in San Francisco as the gold standard) in OC, preferably nearer to the airport vicinity? La Palma burritos are consider...

Wanderlust Creamery | Old Pasadena

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 days ago

In October, I had a chance to celebrate Filipino American History Month with limited edition Pinoy flavors at Wanderlust Creamery's new location in Pasadena. This branch in Old Town had opened five...

MIU Silicone Baking Sheet Burned? Scared!

by JenniferLim 12 days ago

Hello, Last night I reheated some french fries on an MUI silicone baking sheet. The fries caught on fire inside the oven. I got them out in time before anything major happened (fire-wise, thank g...

Kogi Still RULES - GO THERE!!! Now!

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 11 days ago

If you're in the SoCal area, get off your buttocks, put on your mask and go out and find a Kogi truck. Support the genius that is Roy Choi and luxuriate in the earth-shatteringly mind blowing flav...