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Apr 27, 2006 10:51 PM

ISO Fresh Squeezed Lemonade

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Any recs?

Nothing from a can, concentrate, or (heaven forbid) powder.

Oh, and please, no recs for Hot Dog On a Stick. :-)

Thanks very much.

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  1. Fred 62, and I believe Caribbean Bistro in Pasadena.

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    1. re: chica

      jamba juice makes their lemonade daily. Go in the early am and you can watch them sqeeze the lemons in the oj machine. Have bought pure fresh lemon juice before for my own lemonade from them.

    2. My house.

      Sorry, I don't mean to be snarky, but I recommend that you visit a Mexican market, where they sell these incredible handheld citrus presses and then go to your local farmers market for the best, freshest lemons and squeeze away!

      Depending on the sourness, I squeeze out a 1/8 to 1/4 cup and then add water to one cup or one-and-one-quarter and then add Sweet and Low to taste.

      It only takes five minutes or less. If I am in a purging mood, add hot sauce.

      IMHO, I can't find better anywhere.

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        Professor Salt

        Skooby's Hot Dogs on Hollywood Blvd squeezes their own.

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        1. re: Professor Salt

          Skooby's lemonade is very good, as are the dogs. The fries are even better.

          1. re: Professor Salt

            Second Skooby's. Lemonade and fries are indeed excellent. I think the dogs are so-so, especially the buns.

            Best lemonade is simply to grab a few lemons, some ice, and some sugar. Shake it up, adjust to your personal taste, and enjoy!

          2. Try Phillippes downtown. The sandwitchs might be overrated, but they have great lemonade.

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            1. re: young_chower

              Phillipe's lemonade is not fresh. It's good but it's not fresh.

              1. re: young_chower

                Actually I don't necessarily think the sandwiches are over-rated BUT ..

                The meat (when I was a child 50 plus years ago) used to be hand-cut by the server as the sandwich was being made. Slowly that concept has disappeared with the notable excpetion of the LAMB sandwich which is still hand-cut. (Ham was the last one they removed from the hand-cut option).

                Thankfully, lamb is my favorite meat so I am in heaven. So if you like lamb, go for it at Phillipes. Otherwise it is the pre-sliced stuff.

              2. naked juice lemonade :)

                also, i really like how cheesecake factory makes theirs. i know, i know...but really, it is rather yummy.

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                1. re: romie

                  Romie - I am embarassed to admit that I am also quite fond of CF's lemonade. It's delicious.