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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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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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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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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

July 15, 2014
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I usually bake my sweet potatoes in large batches, but in the summertime, I choose to ignore the oven. Crockpot, who knew you were my year-round buddy?  Scrub the potatoes clean, pierce them with a fork, wrap in foil, and slow cook on low for 6-8 hours. Eat with maple butter… …or mash it up! […]

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More Sun More Cafe

July 10, 2014
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SunCafe Organic is one of my favorite vegan restaurants in Los Angeles.  They moved, but just up the street… …to a bigger space with valet parking (free if you’re picking up for takeout)… …and a patio. Dogs welcome! My favorite vegetarian was my date, of course. I didn’t have any of the alcoholic stuff… …but […]

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