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jcwla Jun 22, 2006 07:09 PM

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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    Archer RE: jcwla Jun 22, 2006 07:14 PM

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

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      Archer RE: Archer Jun 22, 2006 07:25 PM

      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.

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      JudiAU RE: jcwla Jun 22, 2006 07:15 PM

      Clementine makes a nice one.

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        AquaW RE: JudiAU Jun 23, 2006 04:01 PM

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

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        debra RE: jcwla Jun 22, 2006 07:16 PM

        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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          sel RE: debra Jun 22, 2006 07:46 PM

          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

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            LisaN RE: sel Jun 22, 2006 10:14 PM

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

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              sel RE: LisaN Jun 22, 2006 10:34 PM

              Click the link below and ENJOY!!!

              Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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          nrique RE: jcwla Jun 22, 2006 07:29 PM

          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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            j~ RE: nrique Jun 22, 2006 07:33 PM

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

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            K RE: jcwla Jun 22, 2006 07:44 PM

            Connals in Pasadena.

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

            Link: http://www.connals.com/

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              scott RE: jcwla Jun 22, 2006 09:35 PM

              Twoee's on Huntington at the Alhambra/San Marino/South Pas meeting point.

              Delicious slushy limeaide reminds me of hot days in the summer...great sundae's and other soda fountain fare, too.

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                smogqueen RE: jcwla Jun 23, 2006 05:16 AM

                They have lovely ginger limeade at Clementine...and they happily give refills

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                  Helen F RE: jcwla Jun 23, 2006 10:35 AM

                  OK, so I'm in NY, not LA, but I'd be surprised if this didn't hold true out there as well -- most local Mexican places I've been to whip up a damn fine limonada.

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                    strawberry sudae RE: jcwla Jun 23, 2006 06:08 PM

                    Singapore's Banana Leaf in the Farmers Market on Third and Fairfax has great limeade.

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                      Gourmand RE: jcwla Jun 23, 2006 06:18 PM

                      Clementine's ginger limeade is really good! While I love lime, the Mint Lemonade at Le Pain Quotidien is the bomb!

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