Here's an Ask Eating L.A. doubleheader.
Aaron Rowe asks, "Several top restaurants, including Campanile, use huckleberries seasonally in their desserts. Where can I get them in L.A.? I have tried the farmers markets in Santa Monica and Calabasas."
Eating L.A. says: Aaron, just a few weeks ago, uber-Chowhound JudiAU reported seeing them at the Hollywood Farmers market from the wild mushroom guy. She eats them with cream skimmed off the top of raw milk. Sounds fantastic. I have to say, I've never had a huckleberry -- a type of Californian native wild blueberry -- but I'll definitely see if he still has them.
And native Valley boy Jeff asks, "Are there any Farrell's ice cream parlors left? I need to order a Zoo."
Eating L.A. says: As a non-Valley dude, my childhood ice cream memories run more to Wil Wright's and Blum's. But I remember my friends talking about the wonders of birthday parties at Farrell's, where they would ring a bell and run around the table if you ordered the massive Zoo ice cream concoction.
Anyway, Jeff, apparently there is a sort of nouveau-Farrell's at a giant miniature golf amusement extravaganza called Mountasia in Santa Clarita. If bumper boats aren't your thing, there are also two Farrell's locations in San Diego. Pig's trough, here we come!