Last night I got a preview of this weekend’s The Taste, hosted by The LA Times at Paramount Studios.

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Familiar faces…

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(Zach above; Chef Bruce, below.)

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…and of course food.

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There were a lot of mini sliders going on – my favorites were this Avocado Crab one on Squid Ink Brioche from Waterloo and City

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…and a Fried Chicken with the works from Plan Check.

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Basically, I was doing this all night…

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…and this…

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…but not this.  I left all the alcohol to Abe.

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He had a lot of non-meat options – from vegan pizza at Sun Cafe to a vegetarian one at DeSano’s….

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…and Urban Garden.

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Of course, we had our fair share of sweets.

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Such a blast!  Check out the food festival this weekend, where there will be all this…

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…and more!

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Sephora and Stuff

August 29, 2014
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Guys.  Did you know you can get a free makeover at Sephora if you spend $50 on products?  Even though I wear makeup almost every single day, I usually leave it to the pros – and my own technique is a bit a stale.  I think my last “lesson” was with a woman at the […]

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Beachwood Cafe

August 28, 2014
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Abe and I love driving around the Hollywood Hills after our (bi-weekly) vegan gelato trips to Scoops.  Often, we’ll end up passing Beachwood Cafe, which looks so cozy and comforting… …we finally took the time to stop in – and I’m so thrilled we did. I loved everything about this place, from its design… …to […]

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Rita’s West LA

August 27, 2014
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Ever since Rita’s opened in Redondo Beach last year, they’ve been popping up all over LA!  We’ve driven as far as Santa Monica and La Canada for our fix; the newest store is on Pico (near the Westside Pavillion), and is the closest one yet. The space is smaller, so there aren’t as many flavors as the other […]

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Carvery Kitchen

August 26, 2014
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“Ocean Park Boulevard” in Santa Monica = commercial auditions.  For me, there’s really no reason to hang around that street before/afterwards, but now there might be! Carvery Kitchen recently opened, and invited me in to try out the menu.  It kinda reminds me of Lemonade/Tender Greens… …with my favorite soda machine! Roman, the owner, invited […]

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