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Apr 28, 2009 06:32 PM

the quest for cobbler

I have an intense desire for cobbler right now.

Where can I get some?

The best non-homemade cobbler I've yet had in this town is at Flossie's. Little buttermilk dumplings floating in the middle - definitely old school southern, not the crumbly-top school. Other recommendations for all sorts of cobbler?

I remember driving through Inglewood one day and seeing *two* places with cobbler in the name. Haven't been though.

Recommend to me, please.


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    1. Actually, the type of cobbler you're describing refers to a "grunt" which while technically a cobbler, is actually from the New England school of cobblers. Just FYI.

      1. Come down to the Irvine FM with me. There's often (but not always) a guy who sells homemade cobblers and also gumbo from a stall. Deeeeeeeeeelicious.

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        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          Which Irvine FM? Is it the one at University center on Campus on the weekends? Gumbo AND Cobbler??? I'm there!!!!! Plus, it's reeeeeal close to me!!!

          1. re: Warmsandz

            That's the one. When he's there he's next to the peanut vendor and the Baker's Best stand. It's cobbler, though, not a grunt like Thi described.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              I'm open. I'm easy. I like grunts and cobblers both.

              Though I have at least one Southern book that claims the buttermilk dough as deeply Southern and traditional and calls it a cobbler, and dismisses the powdered top as an invasion from the Midwest... I'll see if I can find the book.

              I like both. Keep the recc's coming.

              1. re: Thi N.

                Midwest Boy here, and I have to say that the only cobblers I ever met growing up had biscuit tops. In fact, what defined cobbler and distinguished it from pie was the lack of any bottom crust and the biscuit on top. I will add that this was a single large piece of biscuit, not a layer of smaller ones, which I believe is the distinguishing characteristic of a grunt.

              2. re: Das Ubergeek

                Well I'm definately gonna be there!!! I have never been to the IFM, so I'm looking forward to it !

            2. re: Das Ubergeek

              what's the days and hours of this farmer's market. if i happen to be in orange/tustin, i;ll definitely have to make a detour. also, what;'s the address or rather cross streets

              1. re: kevin

                Bridge and Stanford, Irvine, behind In-N-Out, Saturdays 0800-1200, rain or shine.

                He is not there every week. I don't know his schedule. You Have Been Warned. ;-)

            3. Not what you are looking for but check out The Cobbler Lady on Crenshaw. Kobbler King on Jefferson is also good, not as good as Cobblery Lady but he does a strawberry cobbler when in season. Flossies is very good also. There was a guy Donnie's, he has disappeared.

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              1. re: Burger Boy

                yeah! we dropped by the Kobbler King yesterday and the strawberry cobblers were there! it had a flaky top and the bottom was lined with the same flaky layers. it was sprinkled with sugar and tasted just a bit salty, which nicely balanced out the sweetness of the fillings. i was pleasantly surprised by the big, whole strawberries in the filling. very satisfying. i've never had the ones from Cobbler Lady so I can't compare. it was quite big and heavy, and definitely worth the $5 we paid. the man at the counter said they currently have bread pudding too!

              2. I have not had but I heard Big Mista BBQ does a good cobbler.