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JWWALL Feb 11, 2001 09:46 PM

I'M SO CAL,BORN/RAISED L.A.,TORRANCE,GARDENA AND NOW LONG BEACH. MY WIFE IOWA BORN/RAISED ON THE MISSISSIPPI IN A TOWN THE SIZE OF MY BUTT.I'VE BEEN THERE AND THO' IT'S A GREAT PLACE,BUT WHAT STICKS IN MY MIND ARE TWO THINGS.......1.CATFISH 2.PORK TENDERLOINS.......WITH ALL THE IOWAN'S NOW LIVING HERE
HOPEFULLY SOME OF YOU CAN HELP ME WITH A PLACE HERE LOCALLY WHERE I CAN PURCHASE THESE FOODS. JOHNNY REB'S IS AS CLOSE AS WE'VE FOUND FOR THE CAT, BUT THE TENDERLOIN IS NOT HERE(PADDY O'S IN TORRANCE HAS SOMETHING SIMILAR,TASTY, BUT NOT QUITE THE SAME).
I WONT EVEN MENTION "MADE-RITES", JUST WANTING A LEAD ON THE CAT AND TENDERLOINS. THANKS AND HOPE TO HERE SOME GOOD NEWS.....JW

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    Heather Feb 12, 2001 08:08 PM

    For catfish I recommend Uncle Al’s Seafood on First St in Long Beach. When Uncle Al himself is not there the service leaves something to be desired, but the cornmeal fried catfish melts in your mouth. He also has salmon “burgers” that I swear to God taste like ground beef, bizarre!

    A close second would be M & M’s soul food (on Avalon in Carson), but be sure to avoid the location on Cherry---retch!

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      Phil Feb 12, 2001 07:36 PM

      Try Shenandoah Cafe on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore. They have family type recipes from all over the United States. The food's great. I don't remember whether they have Pork Tenderloin, but worth finding out.

      4722 2nd Street
      Long Beach
      (562) 434-3469

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        LBJQT Feb 13, 2001 11:46 AM

        I've found the food there to be spotty: sometimes excellent, sometimes not worth eating. It's a cute place, though, the service is good, and they try hard.

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