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ipsedixit Oct 6, 2006 05:51 PM

Is there a restaurant that offers Tuna Casserole in the greater LA area?

I've asked this before, but struck out (got one rec for a place in OC) ... there's got to be a place in LA that offers Tuna Casserole right?? Right?

Thanks in advance for any leads.

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    MareZeeDotes RE: ipsedixit Oct 6, 2006 09:23 PM

    What do you mean, "there's GOT to be a place"?! Call me crazy or a total food nincompoop, but I can't imagine ever ordering tuna casserole at a restaurant. I have, however, been craving some for the past few weeks... Maybe we'll both luck out with your post.

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      ipsedixit RE: MareZeeDotes Oct 6, 2006 09:34 PM

      Let's put it this way ... if restaurants can charge upwards of $10 and even $20 for Mac N Cheese, surely someone's come up with an ingenious way of marketing this comfort dish, right?

      Maybe toro tuna casserole?

      How 'bout Mahi Mahi tuna casserole?

      Perhaps tuna casserole with Gruyére?

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        MareZeeDotes RE: ipsedixit Oct 7, 2006 12:30 PM

        Good point - I eat Macaroni and Cheese almost everytime I see it on a menu!


        I'm on a mission.

        Toro Tuna Casserole, I'm coming to get you!

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          venicekeith RE: ipsedixit Oct 7, 2006 11:49 PM

          lol, we had an upscale and delicious version of this with seared Ahi on the big island at a place called O's Bistro in Kona, but haven't had anything like it here, but suspect that places like the Cheesecake factory would be likely suspects

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            The Oracle RE: ipsedixit Oct 9, 2006 06:56 PM

            ipse - i have a feeling you just created what will be a new food craze in future months....

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          rainey RE: ipsedixit Oct 6, 2006 09:33 PM

          I'm with MareZeeDotes — there are times when I gotta have it but a restaurant isn't where I'd go for it. It's too easy, too cheap, TOOO home-food.

          Hope you get yours! ;->

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            Babette RE: ipsedixit Oct 6, 2006 10:12 PM

            I don't know, but I'd make my own if I thought I could get some good tuna that wasn't high in mercury. I meant to write down the tuna place in San Pedro which the LA Times food section did a Q & A Wednesday with the owner...she said they catch their tuna young so the mercury accumulation is not as high as most. Does anyone have info about that company?

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              Babette RE: Babette Oct 6, 2006 10:19 PM

              To answer my own question, the company is called Shamrock. Here's the link to the article:

            2. monku RE: ipsedixit Oct 7, 2006 06:14 AM

              Maybe places like Beadles Cafeteria in Pasadena or Clifton's Cafeteria would serve something like that. Cafeteria food or pot luck comes to mind when I hear tuna casserole. Basically macaroni and cheese with tuna.....bechamel sauce, noodles and tuna.

              1. Das Ubergeek RE: ipsedixit Oct 7, 2006 04:46 PM

                Kate Mantilini used to do it as one of their nightly specials, perhaps they could make it for you?

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                  Michelle RE: ipsedixit Oct 9, 2006 07:19 PM


                  Billy's Deli in Glendale often has this as a special on their board. I don't think they have it every day, but I have had it there on more than one occasion. It's basically macaroni and cheese with tuna in it. I like it!

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                    ipsedixit RE: Michelle Oct 9, 2006 08:30 PM


                    I still get a kick out of the "wall" everytime I drive by ...

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