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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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Think Pink

August 18, 2014
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I haven’t been back to Pink Taco for a few years – they were kind enough to welcome us in for a hosted weekend lunch! Chips n salsa to start… …followed by their signature Chopped Salad with avocado, corn, eggs, tomato, black bean vinaigrette… …and added shrimp. Abe went with one of several vegetarian options – […]

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Free Range LA

August 16, 2014
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I first met Jesse Furman, the owner of Free Range LA at Coffee + Food a few years ago – back then, then only way to experience his fried chicken was via a stand at The Melrose Place Farmers Market, or if you were lucky enough to attend an event he was catering. Now they’ve got […]

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