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by LaPan
1 month ago
Forum: Kitchen, Market & Garden
Topic: Qizha anybody?
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Qizha anybody?

"Due to qizha’s richly dark look and sharp taste, people either love it – or hate it. But once you get past the shock of the first bite, it’s ‘an addictive experience’ for many."

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/2019032 ... inian-dish
by LaPan
2 months ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Shaanxi Garden - 3/28 @ 8pm
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Shaanxi Garden - 3/28 @ 8pm

I love Shaanxi (and go fairly often) but anybody else here notice that's this is the only place recently that's getting attention?
by LaPan
2 months ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Don&Charlies (before it closes)
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: Don&Charlies (before it closes)

Dom also added a twitter thread on the subject
by LaPan
2 months ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Don&Charlies (before it closes)
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Don&Charlies (before it closes)

After reading Dom's article today on the history of the place, I was wondering if there was a group of (historical, at least) fans that want to make a last jaunt to the Baseball/Steak icon? I don't have a date in mind, but if we can get a decent group on a decent (probably non-weekend) night, it'd b...
by LaPan
3 months ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Bagels
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Bagels

Thanks for some new ideas on this thread. My $.02 (and full disclosure) I seem to be a major bagel-nerd. SuperChunk (and any "everything" bagel ) is hard to judge bagel quality. It's like a NY style pizza with loads of toppings - you can't judge a pie that way. For me, if the water bagel (plain bage...
by LaPan
4 months ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Hawaiian Plate Lunches
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Hawaiian Plate Lunches

I used to like Aloha Kitchen on Alma School (near Nello's). I haven't been in awhile though.
by LaPan
4 months ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Actual Belgian Waffles
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Actual Belgian Waffles

Tried Alo (loved it) but didn't try the waffles. A return visit will be necessary!
by LaPan
4 months ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Actual Belgian Waffles
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Actual Belgian Waffles

In the past year, two different friends have visited Belgium and had waffles there. Traditional Belgian waffles. And how much better they were than what we get served here. Any local choices for getting something close to the actual deliciousness? https://mydreamcooking.com/belgian-waffle-vs-regular...
by LaPan
4 months ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Have A Merry Jewish Traditional Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Have A Merry Jewish Traditional Christmas!

Yes, there were noodles also. Here's what the menu says:
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by LaPan
4 months ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Have A Merry Jewish Traditional Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Have A Merry Jewish Traditional Christmas!

FYI notifications still must not be working as I just saw this @nightbloom. I would've joined you 🙁
by LaPan
4 months ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Have A Merry Jewish Traditional Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Re: Have A Merry Jewish Traditional Christmas!

You snooze you lose. No wait at Shaanxi. Delicious as usual. Tried a new dish (that our waiter tried talking me out of ordering) XI'AN PAO MO which was fantastic and very different (for me) than anything I've had previously there. Lesson to be learned: stick with the Jew when observing Jewish tradit...
by LaPan
5 months ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Have A Merry Jewish Traditional Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 277

Have A Merry Jewish Traditional Christmas!

Growing up Jewish in Los Angeles meant there was only one way to spend a Christmas dinner - having Chinese! So, let's get together a share a bracha (blessing) for the season and enjoy the bounty that is Shaanxi Garden in Mesa. Yes, I called and made sure they'd be open! 5pm (unless anyone wants to s...
by LaPan
5 months ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Chou's Kitchen - Tempe, Tuesday 12.18.18 @ 11:30am
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Chou's Kitchen - Tempe, Tuesday 12.18.18 @ 11:30am

MAdoubleT wrote:
5 months ago
We going to Chandler or Tempe?
I was thinking the same question. Post title says Tempe. Address in post is Chandler.
by LaPan
5 months ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: Al Zohour - Moroccan (Yes, Moroccan) in Phoenix
Replies: 42
Views: 10940

Re: Al Zohour - Moroccan (Yes, Moroccan) in Phoenix

Pity we didn't order the Italian Beef or the pizza.

/s
by LaPan
5 months ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: KneadA Bagel
Replies: 0
Views: 124

KneadA Bagel

A new bagel shop just opened in Chandler and thanks to Cristen telling me yesterday I made an early morning run to try them fresh. Decent bagels. A big step up from anything else near me so 🙌 for that. Not quite up to The Bagel Man on exterior texture and a bit doughy (which is common around here). ...
by LaPan
6 months ago
Forum: Valley Eats
Topic: New Spots, Old Spots, Defunct Spots
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: New Spots, Old Spots, Defunct Spots

Long may the poke wave crash into the sand.
by LaPan
6 months ago
Forum: Board Discussion
Topic: Closing (some) old topics?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Closing (some) old topics?

After searching for some relevant info, it occurred to me that most of the post here are at least 4 years old. Many (a huge amount) of the info is now outdated (many places closed). Since we are starting anew, would it not be a bad idea to keep and lock those old topics and start fresh? They'd all b...
by LaPan
6 months ago
Forum: Events and Gatherings
Topic: Foodnik Friday Part Deux 11/30 @ 11:30 Al Zahour
Replies: 21
Views: 518

Re: Foodnik Friday Part Deux 11/30 @ 11:30 Al Zahour

MAdoubleT wrote:
6 months ago
4. La Pan
LaPan (no space) Thanks.

Yes, I've been down this road before. I do allow, however, some innovative takes. Lately it's been LaPanTor, LaPanda, or LaPots&Pans. I do open this up to y'all's creativity.