brussels sprouts

La Poubelle

June 27, 2014

I walk by La Poubelle every time I see a show at UCB; it’s always packed, but I haven’t been inside – other than one quick brunch, years ago. Things have changed since then – not necessarily with the decor… …but in the kitchen. “La Poubelle” literally means “garbage can” in French – the place […]

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M.B. Post

June 3, 2014

For the last few years, every time I’ve met somebody from Manhattan Beach, I’ll pick their brain about M.B. Post… …known as one of the best vegetarian-friendly restaurants – but since it’s not exactly around the corner from me, I couldn’t bring myself to drive down “just to see” – until they lured me with […]

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Tart Restaurant

May 31, 2014

I drive by Tart several times a week, but never stepped inside until yesterday… …so glad I did! Sat outside on the porch… …and looked over the menu while sipping on beverages. They make their own Craft Sodas – Lemon-Lavender, Strawberry-Yuzu, and Sour Pineapple. Brunch all day!!! Until dinner, that is. This was one of […]

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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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