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Grain Lab

September 2, 2014
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In my experience, there’s two types of Burbanks – the retro/funky kind with restaurants like The Tallyrand and fun thrift shopping, and the massive strip malls that feel like Anytown, USA.  I visited the latter, and was surprised to find this gem amongst the giant chain stores. Grain Lab Deli/Kitchen has been open for 2 years […]

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City in the Country

September 1, 2014
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Ah, 3-day-weekends.  We were able to make a quick getaway from the city to hang out with Joy/Corey in the woods! Joy doubled a vegetarian recipe from Blue Apron Meals… …and fired up the grill too. Berries, a massaged kale salad… …and dessert – brought all the way from House of Pies, in the city. Banana […]

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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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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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Blue Plate Oysterette

August 20, 2014
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Blue Plate Oysterette has been on my radar for a while now – they are well-known in Santa Monica, and recently opened closer to my side of town, on 3rd Street. I left the vegetarian at home and brought Christy… …we went to celebrate her birthday! She ordered the Red Trout – similar to salmon – […]

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