25 Years of La Brea Bakery

February 3, 2014

Oh, that bread – I’ve only lived in Los Angeles for 8 years, but every one of them has involved these ubiquitous loaves. For its 25th Anniversary, La Brea Bakery moved to a new spot up the street (Republique inhabits the old one) with a bar, beautiful wood-burning oven, and daily breakfast/lunch/dinner menu. I came for […]

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Open Sesame Grill

January 24, 2014

Date night with Abe – long overdue… …Open Sesame is a popular Lebanese chain in Long Beach that recently opened on Beverly, near Fairfax. I won Esther’s contest and scored a $50 gift certificate (<—Angelenos – don’t forget to enter my own restaurant giveaway)! We started with their famous fried potatoes – and were given a […]

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Mommy Does Mexican

January 17, 2014

My mom has only eaten at one or two of the “fancy” Mexican places in NYC. And I’m sorry. Those don’t compare to what we’ve got in Los Angeles. Loteria Grill has fancier sit-down places too (<—click for the Santa Monica one) but my favorite location is the one at The Farmer’s Market – the […]

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Easy Breezy Brunch

December 26, 2013

On Christmas Eve, I stopped by Coriann’s for brunch. She put out such an elegant, effortless spread. Along with a bunch of dips, veggies, crackers, and cheese from Trader Joe’s, there was this lentil bruschetta – basically lentils cooked with a jar of bruschetta… …served on sliced french bread. Breakfast enchiladas – stuff the tortillas […]

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Tis the Seasoned Salt

December 24, 2013

If you’re looking to O.D. on The Christmas Spirit, get thee to The Tam O’Shanter… …I’ve been waiting all month for this! Abe’s actually been here a few times without me, and knew it would be the perfect place to bring me to get Holidazed. The menu has everything from Toad in the Hole to […]

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