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onodoken Jul 16, 2009 12:50 PM

Where are the best food areas outside of the city?

  1. Das Ubergeek Jul 16, 2009 01:13 PM

    What do you mean? Do you mean places with a high concentration of good restaurants (and if so, do you mean ethnic? Californian/high-end?) or do you mean places where food is grown?

    And what city? LA is 200 suburbs looking for a city.

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    1. re: Das Ubergeek
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      onodoken Jul 16, 2009 09:12 PM

      I am looking for places where food is grown. An area not too far from LA (preferably north and maybe along the coast). I am looking for good local home cooked fair. Nothing fancy and too pricey. Could be Californian or ethnic, just looking for real local eats?

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        mrfood16 Jul 16, 2009 09:30 PM

        I don't understand your description. Food is grown all over CA. Local home cooked fair is cooked in every home.

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          bulavinaka Jul 16, 2009 10:04 PM

          I'm thinking you're looking for a place like Marin County. Lots of local growers and smaller ranches and dairies with strong loyalty from local restaurants and artisanal food makers. You may want to try your luck on the California Board. Good luck!

          1. re: onodoken
            Servorg Jul 17, 2009 07:18 AM

            You might be interested in this review of a place up in Oxnard (an area that still has a lot of large agricultural business ongoing - strawberries are one of the big crops in this area, but there are many others) that serves a type of Brazilian food called Moqueca that is not frequently found, even in the greater Los Angeles area.

            While we have not been to try this place out as of yet this prior very extensive review should give you a very good feeling for what it would offer in terms of an interesting (and probably delicious_ lunch: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/587113

            http://www.moquecarestaurant.com/

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