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Quick! Where can I pick up a gourmet side dish for a Memorial Day BBQ?

mstinawu May 29, 2011 02:08 PM

No time to cook, but I still want to bring a delicious side dish for a Memorial Day BBQ tonight. Where in the West LA/Venice area can I pick up a delicious pre made side to go with BBQ fare?

I wanted to throw in that I have tried the sides from Whole Foods before and thought they were pretty mediocre.

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    yogachik RE: mstinawu May 29, 2011 02:24 PM

    Go to Huckleberry or Rosti or Kreation.

    Rosti Restaurants
    16403 Ventura Blvd Ste D, Encino, CA 91436

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      mstinawu RE: yogachik May 29, 2011 02:52 PM

      "West LA/Venice"

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        vickie2172 RE: mstinawu May 29, 2011 03:13 PM

        Recently someone suggested side dishes from Lemonade (there's one on Abbott Kinney). I love their salads.

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          bulavinaka RE: vickie2172 May 29, 2011 04:12 PM

          +1 on Lemonade - the hardest part will be deciding on which salad(s) to choose.

          I don't know if fish is in the cards, but Bristol Farms' Ahi Poke is always good.

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            maudies5 RE: bulavinaka May 29, 2011 04:49 PM

            +2 on Lemonade. That would be my absolute first choice.

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          maxzook RE: mstinawu Jun 4, 2011 07:42 PM

          I think yogachik was referring to the Rosti on Montana.

          Rosti Santa Monica
          931 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

      2. Servorg RE: mstinawu May 29, 2011 03:39 PM

        I like the macaroni salad from Rutt's on Washington Blvd. in Mar Vista.

        Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe
        12114 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

        1. wienermobile RE: mstinawu May 29, 2011 03:55 PM

          Bay Cities in Santa Monica.

          Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery
          1517 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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            bulavinaka RE: mstinawu Jun 4, 2011 09:07 AM

            I've been visiting Gjelina Take Away most days this past week, and I'd have to say that they're the new king of take-out salads. They usually offer six salads for take-out - I've tried four - and I did bring those four that I tried to a get-together last night. All four were well-received...

            1429 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

            1. perk RE: mstinawu Jun 4, 2011 03:21 PM

              I know it's past the Memorial Day date.....but I love pretty much everything at Clementine's.

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                maudies5 RE: perk Jun 4, 2011 07:50 PM

                I had a new (for me) salad at Clementine yesterday. It was in the prepared salad case. A baby bok choy salad with dried plums in a good tart vinaigrette. Wonderful with the roast asparagus salad.

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