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Pinkberry?

Does anybody know if or when the Larchmont or Melrose/La Brea locations are going to open. I need my fix closer to home!

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    1. Pinkberry is under construction in the Trader Joe's center adjacent to Dupar's, so your friends on this side of the hill can also indulge. Great place to go for a post-Sunday reward after braving the heat of the Sunday Farmer's Market across the street.

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      1. re: carter

        Carter, I have to agree. I finally tried it yesterday when I was running between appointments and, lo and behold, spotted no line at the Weho location. Regarding some of the comments here, I don't know that I'd wait in line for any yogurt but I did find this refreshing and satisfying with a generous addition of both blueberries and banana. Non fat to boot.

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        1. The location next to M Cafe near LaBrea/Melrose has been open for about 3 days now.

          I tried it for the first time last night, because I had to see what all the hype is about, and I have to say, BLECH! Maybe I was expecting something totally different, but I really don't like the fact that it really tastes like yogurt.

          What's the big deal? Please enlighten me. I'd rather eat Pazzo Gelato anyday. Yes, I am aware that it's not "fat-free" but that's a price I'm willing to pay.

          Next, I'm going to try Beard Papa's at Highland/Hollywood. Any opinions?

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          1. re: blk

            lol i think you might be one of the few people left in town who would go out to have frozen yogurt and be disappointed that it "really tastes like yogurt." let the deprogramming begin!

            1. re: blk

              First time I had Pinkberry, I thought the same. But the 2nd and 3rd time they got more and more delicious. But then I also noticed the serving size got smaller and smaller. Anyways, it seems to get better after the first time. Weird, eh?

              1. re: blk

                So if that one's open now, is the parking just absolutely hell? It was bad enough with just M Cafe...

                1. re: blk

                  Beard Papa is great. I've gone to the one in Shanghai and the one here in Gardena, but for whatever reason I thought the filling in the one in Shanghai was much better--might've just been that I was on vacation that made it taste better though, who knows. In any case, I wouldn't write off the one in Gardena; I go there often and it's always a tasty treat.

                  In any case, the Pastissere Chantilly in Lomita has better cream puffs than the Bear Papa chains, but it also costs three times as much.

                  1. re: mstinawu

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9k8_x...

                    THIS LINK IS FOR A SHOCKING PINKBERRY VISEO! bEWARE, IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!

                    (copy and paste link to view video)

                2. I wasn't impressed either. I had heard people RAVING about this place, so I finally tried it last weekend. It definitely tastes like frozen plain yogurt. I don't get they hype. Couldn't I replicate this EXACTLY just by freezing some plain yogurt and toping it with fresh fruit or Cap'n Crunch?

                  It was refreshing, but not worth the hype or the wait. Also a little pricey in my opinion.

                  It wasn't bad, I just don't get it.

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                  1. re: cincodemayo1

                    I once froze yogurt in an attempt to make frozen yogurt and all I got was a yogurt ice cube.

                    It required a chisel, not a spoon.

                    1. re: PaulF

                      whew, glad i'm not the only person to try. hahah!

                      1. re: wilafur

                        Put it in the freezer for just a little while and it's a good healthy snack. Keep it in too long, and yes, it just well, freezes.