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Tari Jul 20, 2006 04:29 AM

I am not sure if this is appropriate for this board, but I am looking for gas stations or restaurants, in Los Angeles, that have the crushed ice. I love crushed ice but am having a hard time finding it. I believe that Johnnies Pastrami had crushed ice the time that I ate there...but I think that is the only place that I know of.

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    Burger Boy RE: Tari Jul 20, 2006 04:44 AM

    Try Arco AM PM, the have crushed and cubed in their soda machine. Or North Hollywood Ice should have plenty for you.

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      Tari RE: Burger Boy Aug 29, 2006 03:58 AM

      I tried it and this is now where I fill up on crushed ice and pop on my way to work. Thanks :)

    2. SIMIHOUND RE: Tari Jul 20, 2006 02:48 PM

      Union Ice Company in Van Nuys.

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        Muskrat RE: Tari Jul 20, 2006 05:36 PM

        7-Elevens all sell crushed ice by the bag.

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          wowimadog RE: Muskrat Aug 28, 2006 10:56 PM

          unfortunately, my location did not have it when i checked today. :|

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          scoot RE: Tari Jul 20, 2006 11:02 PM

          I also love crushed ice!

          A few places of the top of my head that have it:

          Fast Taco - Ocean Park and about 30th in Santa Monica
          Tito's Tacos - Washington and Sepulveda in Culver City
          Zankou Chicken - in Van Nuys, Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood. The new Westside location does not have crushed ice.

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            LisaN RE: Tari Aug 29, 2006 12:14 AM

            The Bear Pit in Mission Hills. Also in Castaic, Tommy's has it.

            I know its not LA, but thought I'd add it to the list!

            1. davinagr RE: Tari Aug 29, 2006 02:37 PM

              All the 7-11's carry Union Crushed Ice.

              1. wowimadog RE: Tari Sep 2, 2006 01:36 AM

                coffee bean and tea leaf has crushed ice.
                http://www.coffeebean.com/

                also, the thai dishes restaurants in el segundo and manhattan beach.

                1. wowimadog RE: Tari Sep 3, 2006 05:13 PM

                  oh yeah - and jamba juice uses crushed ice, too.

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                    Runner RE: Tari May 28, 2007 01:26 PM

                    Frito Misto on Colorado and 8th(?) in Santa Monica. It's got a Coke soda Fountain...Great food too!
                    Family owned small Italian cafe.

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                      torty RE: Tari May 28, 2007 04:16 PM

                      If you want it in general, versus just knowing that they have it for your drink ata place you are eating, I suggest getting an old Ice O Matic. Throw in your cubes, couple grinds, and you have perfect crushed ice. Saveur amagazine recommended it in their May edition. Keeping this on a Los Angeles topic, I found mind at the Antique & Collectible swap meet held every 3rd Sunday at Vet's Stadium in Long Beach and have seen one or two every time I have been.

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                        bosanova99 RE: Tari May 28, 2007 05:55 PM

                        There is Union Ice in Van Nuys, which I think is easier to get to and better parking than North Hollywood Ice.

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                          msmd310 RE: Tari May 28, 2007 11:51 PM

                          Tito's Tacos in Culver City
                          El Tepeyac in East Los Angeles

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                            Runner RE: msmd310 Aug 28, 2007 10:51 AM

                            I was just at Tito's yesterday and they no longer have crushed ice. SO DISAPPOINTING!
                            Al's Sandwich Shop on Robertson around Beverlywood has crushed Ice and a Coke fountain...I'm not to hot on the sandwiches or the atmosphere, but some people really like their cheese steak too.
                            There is also a place in the new Century City Mall cafeteria where they make Italian ice and you can request a soda with the crushed ice...they are more then happy to accomodate.

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                              mstinawu RE: Runner Mar 13, 2008 11:57 AM

                              Go to Al's for their cheesesteak and nothing else. It's the best cheesesteak I've had and my boyfriend and I often drive out of our way just to get a one there. And no, it's not about atmosphere--it's a tiny hole in the wall with peeling paint. The cheesesteaks are worth it though.

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                            StTracy RE: Tari Apr 7, 2011 11:24 PM

                            Los Burritos on Hollywood Blvd. or Sunset Blvd,
                            Johnnies Pastrami has the "pellet" crushed ice,
                            Mr. Noodle in Westwood

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                              silence9 RE: StTracy Apr 8, 2011 09:32 AM

                              Pie n' Burger in Pasadena also uses the 'pellet' crushed ice in their sodas. I could just sit there and chew glass-upon-glass of that ice ( like many others who are anemic & iron deficient, I am a chronic ice chewer ). I also 'chew' plain 'snow' ice from Get Shaved (shave ice kiosk in the Valley); but a $3.50 per serving there, I just make my own granita at home now...

                            2. Joe Blowe RE: Tari Apr 9, 2011 07:56 PM

                              FYI, pellet ice (Sonic turds? ;-) is available at the TK Burgers on 19th Street in Costa Mesa.

                              http://tkburgers.com/home.html

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