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Gracias Madre

March 17, 2014

Abe and I visited Gracias Madre for Valentine’s Day and loved it – this time I brought my camera along, and a few dining companions – Sam and John. Sam’s straw matched her cardigan! She drank a Pomelo Margarita, Abe had a Beet Juice one… …and John went on a Tequila Flight. We ordered several […]

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Pumpkin Pumpkin Everywhere and Not a Drop to Eat

October 18, 2013

I did not give in TOO much to the pumpkin madness existing now at Trader Joe’s… …but I did enjoy this bowl of their shredded brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, cherry tomatoes, turkey, balsamic vinegar glaze… …and extra virgin olive oil. A few newbies were purchased – Coconut Cashews… …I had a handful with grapes + […]

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The Belmont

September 15, 2013

It’s been forever since I’ve seen my Melanie! Finally caught up with her (and Adam) this afternoon. The Belmont has gotten a facelift + updated menus, co-created by Chefs Shad Davis and Shanna Milazo (executed by the latter). We were invited in by their new management team to try brunch, smack dab in the middle of […]

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Back Asswards

July 14, 2013

Since Abe bikes to work daily, we are thinking it’s time to sell both our cars and become a single-auto household. So after a big melon breakfast, we headed out to Glendale and test drove some vehicles… …then stopped by Scoops. Mint/Toffee sample, followed by an extra generous cup (thanks, Kevin!) of soy gelato flavors. […]

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July 13, 2013

Anyone watch Top Chef Masters? Last night was my first time experiencing Richard Sandoval’s food! Zengo is his Latin-Asian restaurant at the top of Santa Monica Place – I was invited to try out their recently launched, limited-time menu – Test Kitchen: Hong Kong to San Juan. FYI – they have a vegetarian and gluten-free […]

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