Stews: Who serves 'em?
I love stews of all kinds; beef, lamb, even chicken, but very few places seem to serve them. Any thoughts or recommendations?
Some Vietnamese and Chinese places also serve a beef stew, usually with a roll (Viet) or noodles.
The Hungarian restaurant on Melrose and Cahuenga probably has paprakash (sp?), a chicken stew that I practically grew up on. It's kind of Hungarian chicken and dumplings. Delicious!!
If you're ever in Orange County, try Black Sheep Bistro in Tustin. Open only for dinner. Delicious.
These come to mind:
Anisette has a fantastic beef daube (a sort of deconstructed stew).
Chez Mimi and Mimosa offer good cassoulets.
Finn McCool's has a decent Irish beef stew cooked in Guiness.
Javan serves excellent Persian stews.
Waszawa includes bigos (a hunter's stew) on its menu.
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For the most part, every Whole Foods has a stew / chili section very close to the meat department. The chili isn't bad and I like the lamb stew as well.
I actually like the beef stew that some Gelsons carry. Because it is charged by weight, however, it is ridiculously expensive.
When I think of having stew in a local restaurant, my first thought is of the carbonnade à la flamande at The Kitchen on Fountain Ave. in Silver Lake (listed on the menu as Belgian beer stew). Beef stew with onions, braised in dark beer, served with sides of garlic mashed potatoes and steamed spinach ... perhaps my favorite restaurant comfort food dish:
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I had an Irish Beef Stew at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena not too long ago that was excellent. Pairs well with a Scotch Ale. I think the stew might have been on special though, so you may want to call ahead.