Category Archives: blogger meetup

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Real Food Daily Pasadena

blogger meetup - restaurant - salads - vegan

Six years ago, Carrie and I were both inspired to start our blogs on the very same day.  I haven’t seen my blogging twin (in person) since the 2010 FoodBuzz Festival!

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We met up at Real Food Daily, a vegan restaurant Abe and I frequented when we first moved to LA (but not in the last six years, apparently, since I can’t find a single post about it).  This is their Pasadena location.

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I ordered The Great Cardini – Tuscan Kale, Romaine, Chickpeas, Avocado, Red Quinoa, Roasted Yam Croutons, Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Macadamia Parmesan, and Creamy Almond Shallot Dressing,
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Super good and super filling!  Also sampled a bite of Carrie’s Mexico City Tacos.

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Hoping it won’t be several more years before I revisit Carrie (or Real Food Daily) again.

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Dolce Isola

bakeries/cafes/dessert places - blogger meetup

That’s my new blogging buddy Caroline!  She was my date while touring B&K Sugar Arts Lab; afterwards we sauntered down the street to Dolce Isola
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…a.k.a. The Ivy Bakery.  I’ve eaten at The Ivy once, long before blogging, with Poom – she was in town visiting and wanted to spot a celebrity.  (We saw Hulk Hogan.)

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This cafe is a lot more manageable; we went the day before Thanksgiving, so there were lots of pies on the counter…

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…I was also intrigued by the gelato…

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…but we wound up with flakey, buttery croissants.  There was a pumpkin cookie, too – didn’t snap a photo, but it was perfection.
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Nick’s on 2nd

blogger meetup - breakfast - restaurant - vegetarian

Just got back from a little drive down to Long Beach with Emily to meet Karla at Nick’s on 2nd.

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The breakfast menu is small, but filled with many good choices.

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I ordered an egg white omelet with spinach, fruit…

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…and homemade English Muffin.

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Karla opted for waffles…

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…and Emily ordered Omar’s Skillet – eggs, hash browns, chorizo, cheese, salsa, black beans, avocado…basically everything in the world.

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Long time virtual friends, now real-life ones too!

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