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Jun 22, 2006 07:09 PM


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I was told that long ago a limeade used to be almost as common as a lemonade.

Where in town would you go (other than a grocery store for Newman's Own) for limeade?


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  1. Bennet's Ice Cream in Farmer's Market (3rd & Fairfax)

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    1. re: Archer

      Whoops! I mixed up my ice cream places. It's Gill's Ice Cream @ Farmer's Market (on the West end of the market) which makes tasty fresh limeade.

    2. Clementine makes a nice one.

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      1. re: JudiAU

        Ditto - but recently they've toned down the ginger in the limeade, which disappointed me a little (I loved that bite!)

      2. I love the limeaide they serve at Ambala Dhaba, theirs is served at a comfortable place between sweet and tart (more tart than sweet), and I think, the perfect companion to their Indian food. I personally love it with any of the Bhakra (goat) dishes.

        Ambala Dhaba is on Westwood Blvd, just N of Santa Monica Blvd.

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        1. re: debra

          You beat me to it, your response is exactly what I was going to write. BTW it's called Shikanjvi. I enjoy the normal way that they make it but for those that have concerns about sugar, they will cheerfully adjust the amount. I liked it so much at Ambla Dhaba that I found a good recipe online and now make it at home. It is commonly made with limes or lemons.

          Ambala Dhaba
          Westwood location:
          1781 Westwood Blvd.
          Los Angeles
          (310) 966-1772
          Artesia location:
          18413 Pioneer Blvd.,
          (562) 402-7990

          1. re: sel

            Care to share the recipe? On the Home Cooking board of course!

        2. The best lime-aid I have found is at most outdoor sporting events. I don't know the name of the stand but they always have a HUGE selection of freshly made juices in glass containers. They just scoop it into the cup and serve it to you fresh.

          I just make my own, the secret to good anything-aid is to use a fruit press. The conventional juicer/scraper that is found scrapes too much of the rind giving the juice a stronger than normal tartness. You can find them at ANY good kitchen supply store or web site.
          1 part juice
          1 part suger
          the rest water.

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          1. re: nrique

            I normally use sparkling water and add a little bit of ginger (preferably freshly grated)

          2. Connals in Pasadena.

            Connal's Burgers, Salads & Subs
            1505 E. Washington Blvd.
            Pasadena, CA