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Diana Jan 29, 2008 07:18 AM

My husband caved to my girlish fantasies, and bought me a nice 4 poster bed frame. It is being delivered this weekend.

I thought I woud combine the whole "new bed" thing with the superbowl and do sexy finger foods. I have to work on Saturday, and have no time to prep them.

Any ideas? Where can I get them? Sushi is fine, but we also like other things. Can Whole Foods Provide?

Something we can feed each other whilst lounging between the posts and gazing at the gridiron.

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    glutton Jan 30, 2008 06:32 AM

    How about falafel, hummus, and baba ghannouj? If you are near North Hollywood, then you could get some takeout at Skaf's.

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      Diana Jan 30, 2008 09:05 AM

      Things I all love! Do they fry in peanut oil?

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        glutton Jan 30, 2008 04:26 PM

        I honestly do not know. This question would only seem to apply to the falafel because the other dishes do not involve frying. They are really friendly -- give them a call and ask.

    2. The Chowhound Team Jan 30, 2008 05:01 AM

      Folks, please keep your recommendations focused on local places to find the kind of foods Diana is looking for - general suggestions without local recommendations are off topic for this board.

      Thank you!

      1. SauceSupreme Jan 29, 2008 02:27 PM

        Or what about going the Hadaka Sushi route?

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          Diana Jan 30, 2008 05:00 AM

          Do they deliver to Sherman Oaks?

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          LisaStitch Jan 29, 2008 11:52 AM

          A big cheese board - cheeses, charcuterie, bread, mustard, sliced apples, honey, those tiny pickles... Have had great cheese boards at Lou, Ford's Filling Station, & Rustic Canyon. I wonder if any of them will wrap everything up for takeout? Lou has papa Batali's wonderfully tasty meats. Otherwise, I'm sure Whole Foods can make some great recommendations from their deli area.

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            Diana Jan 29, 2008 12:16 PM

            For a cheese plate, I go to Artisan Cheese gallery and select my stuff. Cheaper then getting it at a restaraunt and fresher than Whoel Foods . Better, too.

            Sadly, we did a big cheese plate for NEw Years, and I gotta space those out!

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              LisaStitch Jan 29, 2008 01:20 PM

              Thanks - I will have to check out Artisan Cheese for the SO. He can never get enough cheese!

          2. a_and_w Jan 29, 2008 09:13 AM

            You and I disagree re Ethiopian in LA, but it can be a fun and sexy finger food.

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              Diana Jan 29, 2008 11:10 AM

              I LOVE LA Ethiopian. Rahel and MEssob are my faves! A good idea!

            2. paso_gurl_100 Jan 29, 2008 08:36 AM

              fondue style stuff (not things that have to sit and cook in broth) sounds sexy. like cheese fondue with bread cubes, carrots sticks, asparagus. And chocolate covered strawberries..

              oh, I just remembered-my hubby and I used to do "sexy food" on Friday nights when my kids had visits w/ first hubby (romantic, huh?). Anyway, we would get turnovers, mini quiches, little spanokopitas, etc. from the frozen foods section at Trader Joe's, share a bottle of champagne and call it dinner..

              right now my TJ's has filo wrapped brie w/ raspberries or something like that, and some yummy looking Thai springrolls...

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                Diana Jan 29, 2008 08:44 AM

                wow, sounds nummy!

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                  PrettyPlaty Jan 29, 2008 09:38 AM

                  We like to do the frozen finger foods from TJ's as well. I was a big fan of the mushroom version of the spanokopitas but they don't seem to carry those anymore.

                  Since BBQ and tailgating is a traditional football thing (I am going to a SB/Mardi Gras get-together with BBQ and cajun style food) you may want to play off that theme. TJ has a pretty good pre-marinated trip tip roast that you can toss in the oven and then slice up and spear with little toothpicks.

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                    Emme Jan 31, 2008 01:09 AM

                    My TJ's in Sherman Oaks still carries the manitopita (mushroom spanikopita). The spanokopita is good too.

                    You could easily do Chinese appetizers, like bao, dumplings, egg rolls, etc., but somehow these don't scream superbowl.

                    I love the small plates from Lou on Vine or Cube, and maybe one could do a take-away plate of appetizer/tapas plates for you. Closer to you, you could talk to Ole Tapas Bar.

                    Carnival might do some good mezzes as well.

                2. trixel Jan 29, 2008 08:28 AM

                  I wonder if there was some sort of tapas type food which would be appropriate.

                  1. Servorg Jan 29, 2008 07:44 AM

                    Hmm, 9 1/2 Weeks reduced to 4 Quarters on the 4 Poster, (and that gazing at the gridIRON -- which hopefully will not turn into something less firm by the end of the game) ;-D

                    We especially like easy things to nosh on like meat balls in BBQ sauce or cooked shrimp with a powerful horseradish spiked cocktail sauce. Is there anyplace you can pick up some dim sum type items like shui mai or pot stickers? We are very fond of the sesame chicken from Feast from the East on Westwood Blvd. just south of Santa Monica Blvd. as well.

                    Finally, I wonder if Clementine in Century City is doing any snacky type things for the Big Day?

                    Hope your team wins.

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                      Diana Jan 29, 2008 08:26 AM

                      I could try BBQ unlimited or 99 Ranch for Dim Sum.

                      I was wondering about maybe Taka for take out sushi, or even a tray from Farm Boy.

                      Little sausages would be soooo appropriate!

                      Frankly, I feel liek a plate of gooey nachos, but it sounds too messy.

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