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Looking for SHEPHERD'S PIE

ipse dixit Jan 12, 2006 09:32 PM

Got a relative coming into town and she's hankering for some Shepherd's Pie.

Looking for the traditional kind with mutton/lamb and gravy (not the bastardized American version with ground beef and tomato sauce).

Any leads?

As always thanks in advance.

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    sally from LA Jan 13, 2006 09:52 AM

    The Cat and Fiddle, on Sunset in Hollywood, has shepherds pie. I haven't tried it myself, as I always go for their fish and chips. My boss, who is an Englishman, swears by it - but is this a good thing?!!!!

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    1. re: sally from LA
      The Oracle Jan 13, 2006 11:57 AM

      Cat and Fiddle has the best Shepard's pie I've had in Los Angeles! It's REALLY good.

      Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena has one -- but I was really disappointed. I believe it's made with only ground beef - and it was exceedingly oily.

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      JudiAU Jan 13, 2006 10:45 AM

      Cottage Pie is made almost the same way as Shepard Pie but with beef mince. It is a real British dish that often gets misslabeled across the pond. I've never had it here or there with tomato in it although some tomato paste may be added to the gravy.

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        suzieh Jan 14, 2006 11:42 PM

        Brit's in Pasadena
        Restaurant & Pub
        1770 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena
        (626) 578-1301

        They have Boddington's! See if they have
        the Shepherd's Pie you are looking for.
        Fish 'n chips are great.

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          jill Jan 16, 2006 02:03 PM

          I've seen it listed on the menu chalkboard at The Riverside Cafe, a block southwest of the Equestrian Center in Burbank. Not sure if it's lamb or what. I'll ask next time I'm there.

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            Like-Go-Eat? Jan 16, 2006 07:30 PM

            Not sure if Auntie Em's still has the lamb shepherd's pie but you should drive there (do NOT call) and ask. If they do not have any then at least you have the perfect excuse to have a cupcake – “You are already there.”

            Auntie Em's Kitchen (Best Cupcakes, try red velvet and coconut cupcakes, breakfast sandwiches, huge salads, soups or lamb shepherd's pie).
            4616 Eagle Rock Blvd
            Los Angeles, CA 90041-3032
            (323) 255-0800
            Cross Street: Corliss Street

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