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Nov 25, 2009 01:47 PM

Best dinner rolls for Thanksgiving?

Hello! The title explains our question. We're in mid-city, and we'll be driving to Morro Bay tomorrow morning.

What recs do y'all have? Thank you...and happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. La Brea Bakery, perhaps? Not sure if they're open tomorrow, though.

    La Brea Bakery
    624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    1. re: attran99

      Bless your heart, attran99...

      I had thought of LBB, and called to find out the hours of operation tomorrow. I got 'em: 7:30 to 12:30.

      HT to you!

      1. re: kauma

        Except for roasting the turkey and converting eight quarts of homemade stock into gravy, I've just finished prepping everything for dinner tomorrow and would really like to have some of those LBB rolls on my Thanksgiving table. Unfortunately, the place is just too far away, but thanks for the heads-up, kauma. I'm sure some of us will get over there.

        La Brea Bakery
        624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

        1. re: Harry Nile

          Mr. HN: What an inspiration you are! (And I love your CH posts...)

          I'll let you-all know about my rolls!

          ; )

          1. re: kauma

            Thanks, kauma, and Happy Thanksgiving -- my favorite holiday and one that you seem to understand very well.

            1. re: Harry Nile

              Aren't you a sweetheart...thank you!

              It's my favorite holiday as well...

              And thanks to you - happy Thanksgiving!

    2. There's also La Maison du Pain, open from 8 AM to 12.30.(I think).

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      1. re: bad nono

        Vielen Dank, bn! Maison du Pain is right down the street from me.

        I'll call them beforehand, to be sure of their hours manana.

        HT to you, too!

        1. re: kauma

          that should send Google Translate into a tizzy...

          1. re: cls

            LOL - And thanks to you, cls! Isn't our multilingual ability part of our L-Abilities?

      2. It's too late now, but you should have stopped at My Florist Cafe, which has a bakery in back (yes, the name is odd) 76 S. Oak St., Ventura. Fantastic bread, croissants and more, Plus it's a nice stop on the trip north.

        1. My goodness...I thought I had posted this just moments ago, but evidently a computer gremlin interceded...

          We went to Clementine first, because I gathered from the answering-machine message that it would be open. Not.

          Then we went to Emil's, holding luck hopefully in hand. Closed.

          Lastly, we went to Dolores. Yes...Dolores. It was indeed open. We were treated well; we enjoyed the Googie-ness of the place; and we purchased an assortment of rolls. They were good, as it turned out, if rather expensive. I would so like to have taken Clementine's ham-laden biscuits...

          All in all, an instructive process. Given my lack of culinary skills, I'm still rather inclined to try my own hand next time.

          Call to Melinda forthcoming...

          Thanks(giving) to all you CH responders!

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          1. re: kauma

            I discovered too late that La Brea Bakery sells frozen bake-at-home dinner rolls at many grocery stores. Soft inside, nice flavor, crunchy crust ... not bad! Especially with good butter or apple butter. They've also been excellent for small sandwiches -- from turkey leftovers, for example, with lingonberries and a little stuffing on top of the turkey.

            So make a note, kauma. In the future you can stop at Ralph's for Thanksgiving dinner rolls. They're so good that I'm hoping LBB founder Nancy Silverton will start offering more than bread in the freezer case -- maybe something from her upcoming hamburger joint at the Farmers Market ( ) or hot/cold affogato from her sister Gail's great Gelato Bar ( ). If the latter, then you won't have to veer off to Piatti on your route to Moro Bay for that particular pleasure, although Piatti's affogato is very fine.