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Jul 9, 2006 05:42 AM

Fianagled the fiancee into taking me to Heaven-I mean Surfas. I am still speechless!

My God, who knew such places existed outside of fairy tails and myths! I could have been there all day, especially since a food demo was starting up just as I left.

I fount Monin sugar free vanilla syrup for me, a regualr person! Normallly, only commercial folk can order it online! All the nifty food and baking food stuff! All the cooking gear!

I got spices, the syrup, a better milk steaming jug (small enough to fit my espresso steamer!!) A pizza stone that's rectangular for my oven, a really good but cheap funnel! A big airtight canister for my sugar free jelly belly (they dry out quick!).

There was so much I wanted, but my trunk on my Miata is only so I need a reason to go back! I saw some black rice, some flagolet beans, a few pie tins, vanillia beans, a knife or two, and some balsamics and maybe some jams and jellies I'd like. Everything there is so awesome! How could I leave that canister of dried morels?!?

Thanks for telling me I had to go!

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  1. Hi - You can get a kazillion sugar free and regular Monin flavors at Smart and Final 3.99$ a bottle.

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    1. re: Kitchen Queen

      >. . . a kazillion sugar free and regular Monin flavors at Smart and Final . . .

      Would that were true, since I have an S&F close by. In fact, Smart & Final carries syrups from Torani (not bad but generally full of extra stabilizers and preservatives and not always the purest flavors) as well as some from its house brand "Ambience," which I have never tried. But no Monin. Besides Surfas, I've bought Monin syrups at Wine House.

    2. Glad to see you made it to Surfas. I'm sure it will be the first of many trips. Bon Appetit!

      1. I was there on Saturday. I saw beet powder...not sure how I will use it but I had to buy it. I am thinking salad dressing, rice, and mashed potatoes.

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        1. LOL! Told ya! ;)

          Glad you had a good time... :)


          1. please post directions to this place from the 405X101....

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            1. re: toodie jane

              Take the 405 South to the 10 East interchange (towards downtown LA, not Santa Monica). Exit Robertson. Follow Robertson across Venice, make a left at Washington (2nd streetlight). Surfas is a block north on the left. Have fun!