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Quest For The Best Garlic Bread

Hughlipton Oct 20, 2008 05:14 PM

My memory banks tell me the best garlic bread I ever had in my life was at Edna Earle's Fogcutter on La Brea about 40 to 50 years ago. I really don't recall when they closed that wonderful establishment. Some friends of mine and I our now on a quest for the best garlic bread in Los Angeles. Our first stab was at Anna's in Westwood (?????) on Pico. The bread was wonderful but missed the buttery goodness of Edna Earle's. Our next trip will be to The Smokehouse whose garlic bread is legendary. I would love to hear other suggestions.

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    Burger Boy RE: Hughlipton Oct 20, 2008 05:32 PM

    I hear Pizzeria Mozza has amazing garlic bread, friends just had it friday night.

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      jackattack RE: Hughlipton Oct 20, 2008 06:13 PM

      Smokehouse Garlic Bread is 65c all month for their 65th anniversary!

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        attran99 RE: jackattack Oct 21, 2008 08:50 AM

        If you're referring to the Smokehouse garlic "cheese" bread in Burbank, I wouldn't consider that garlic bread...it's covered in powdered cheese from the Kraft macaroni and cheese box! I sincerely doubt that's what hughlipton is looking for. I totally agree with the Mozza rec above...fabulous!

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          nosh RE: attran99 Oct 21, 2008 12:11 PM

          Have you noticed the price of a box of Kraft mac'n'cheese at the supermarket these days?! Seriously doubt that the blue box is the Smokehouse's secret. Yes, it is indeed topped with a lot of grated cheese, on top of the butter (or margarine or oil?) and garlic (garlic salt or powder?) but the resulting product is indeed very tasty.

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            ElsieDee RE: nosh Oct 21, 2008 10:32 PM

            I seem to recall a post (maybe on the General Topics board?) about how that cheese powder is now available in a shaker bottle - so no need to purchase all of those boxes :)

            Your description of the Smokehouse's garlic cheese bread is very (albeit oddly) alluring.

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          rockhead RE: jackattack Oct 21, 2008 02:49 PM

          Is the 65 cent special for a full order? Could you get a full order for that price to go? Is it for an individual order/piece when dining in? Could you provide some more info? I went to the Smokehouse's website and it didn't list anything about the 65 cent special that I could find.

          Thanks very much!

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            debra RE: rockhead Oct 21, 2008 05:17 PM

            there's a link to October specials on their site
            dine in only

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          schrutefarms RE: Hughlipton Oct 21, 2008 10:34 AM

          Hands down, without a doubt, the best g. bread I have ever had is at Prizzie's (Franklin/Bronson). They are long, soft sticks (think Olive Garden, but um, not Olive Garden), completely smothered in butter, garlic, and parmeson. And when I say smothered, there's seriously like a PILE of butter, cheese and garlic. SOOO good!! I'm going to Pizzaria Mozza this weekend, will be sure to get the garlic bread. Who knows? Maybe I'll have a new favorite!

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            Hughlipton RE: schrutefarms Apr 16, 2009 07:21 AM

            It only took six months to get there but I will vouch for your words. Great pasta also and courteous and efficient swervice. Liked this place a lot. Would highly recommend it. Thank you.

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              schrutefarms RE: Hughlipton Apr 29, 2009 10:50 AM

              Yay! Glad you enjoyed it-I consider Prizzie's a neighborhood gem. Also it's the only place with zeppolis on the dessert menu that I've seen in LA!

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                Hughlipton RE: schrutefarms Apr 29, 2009 05:40 PM

                My daughter who absolutely loved the place (she seldom if ever gets out of the Valley) and I couldn't finish our main courses but I will try the desswerts on your rec the next time I go. Thank yo again.

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            jenngen RE: Hughlipton Oct 21, 2008 12:55 PM

            Dan Tana's

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              brandygirl RE: jenngen Oct 21, 2008 11:07 PM

              I am so craving Dan Tana's garlic cheese bread right now! It has tons of garlic and gooey melted cheese, and it is absolutely by far the best I've ever had--much, much, much better than the Smokehouse IMHO.

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                Tom P RE: brandygirl Apr 29, 2009 07:21 PM

                Dan Tana's is pretty amazing indeed. Much better than Smokehouse. I love the bread at Prizzi. I've been to Pizzeria Mozza many times and never had the bread, dammit! Back again to try.

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                  schrutefarms RE: Tom P May 1, 2009 11:30 AM

                  The bread at Pizzeria Mozza is really delicious. I still favor Prizzi's, though :)

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