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Olson’s Scandinavian Delicatessen

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Our BuzzFeed sandwich adventure has been getting some great press online!

The shoot brought us to some new places; one gem I couldn’t wait to share is Olson’s Scandinavian Delicatessen.


The shop has been around since 1948 but Christian Kneedler took over and gave it an update.

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I fell in love with the shop, the space…

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Must admit, I did not care for this salty black licorice…

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P.S. – My favorite places to eat in LA are being featured on The Rex App’s blog – Olson’s would’ve definitely been on the list, but I did the interview before the sandwich shoot!

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Trick or Treat

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I’ve never loved trick-or-treating.  There, I said it!

I don’t want to walk in the cold.   I don’t want my neighbors to know what my pillowcases look like.  BUT I WANT CANDY.  And I definitely want a glimpse into other people’s homes.

I haven’t gone since the 80’s; I thought I’d try again, virtually.  I knocked on the doors of some of my favorite bloggers to see what they were giving out/chewing on.  The talented Ashley Quach was kind enough to bring their responses to life.


Grace, Design Sponge: My favorite candy is a Mini Kit Kat. All day every day. It doesn’t even need to be Halloween.


Jenny, Picky Palate: My favorite candy to give out is the candy bar combo bag from Costco.  I like to eat Kit Kat and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.


Kath, Kath Eats Real Food: I always give out the Hershey’s Special Dark miniatures! First, because dark chocolate is good for ya and simple chocolate is a better choice than some of the more artificial options out there, but second because it’s my favorite candy to steal from my own trick or treat bowl.


Diane and Todd, White on Rice Couple: We haven’t given out Halloween candy in a while cause our neighborhood kids don’t come down our street that often. But when we do, we usually pass out the stuff we like to eat in case there’s left over: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Snickers, Butterfingers and Kit Kat. All the good chocolate bars in mini size.


Katie, Chocolate Covered Katie: Endangered Species’ Mint Chocolate Squares or Nibmor’s Daily Dose of Dark Mint Chocolate Squares.


Molly, My Name is Yeh: GUMMY BEARRRRRRRRRS. I buy them “for the trick or treaters” knowing I’m not going to get any trick or treaters out in the middle of nowhere (or in my apartment in New York before that…) and then OOOPS WHAT AM I GONNA DO WITH ALL THESE LEFTOVER BEARS?? Might as well soak em in booze and then eat them.


Naomi Robinson, Bakers Royale: Candy I like to give: chocolate candy bars – any kind. When I was kid we loved getting those the most. Candy I like to eat the most: Mounds – love the dark chocolate and coconut, Dark Chocolate Kit Kat – love the dark chocolate and the snap of the wafers inside.


Cara, Big Girls Small Kitchen: This will be the first year in a long time that we’ll live in a building with kids. I think we’ll likely give out Mounds Bars and Reese’s Pieces – the first because I adore them and the second because not everybody does (more for me).


Kiersten, Oh My Veggies: I usually buy one of those variety packs that has a little of everything so kids have something to choose from. Even though my blog focuses on whole foods, I have no problem with treats either, so we usually hand out things like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit-Kats, and Sour Patch Kids. My favorite kind to eat are red Twizzlers!


Adam, Amateur Gourmet: My favorite to give out are Reese’s Peanut Butter cups – the big ones – because everyone loves those. My favorite to eat is anything sour: in particular, Sour Patch Kids, but I also enjoy sour watermelons, sour grapefruit slices, and sour peaches.


Siri, Siriously Delicious: You’ve got to stick with the hits, none of this pretzels/raisins/goldfish baloney. And don’t get me started on pencils. Pencils?!? Anyway, my favs are mini Caramello’s, Mounds and Starbursts and you can never, EVER go wrong with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.


Tina, Carrots n Cake: We usually give out fun size chocolate candy (Kit Kats, Reese’s PB Cups, etc.) and my favorite kind to eat is an Almond Joy or Candy Corn Pumpkins.


Joy, Joy the Baker: Halloween is coming up and I’m super looking forward to eating and giving away Peanut Butter Cups. A classic. I’m also super stoked to throw beads and candy off my balcony in the French Quarter. It’ll be pretty insane.


Kate, Cookie and Kate: I’ve actually never lived in a place where trick or treaters come to visit, until now! I’d have to say that mini Reese’s are my favorite (or even better, Trader Joe’s dark chocolate version, but I don’t think those come in individual wrappers). So I’ll probably be giving out Reese’s!


As for me, I’ll be sharing my lollipop addiction with the ‘hood.  What about you?


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Happy Halloween!


I wound up eating this entire honeydew today – it was pretty small…


…plus some actual pumpkin, crammed into a toaster pastry with grapes and miso soup.


This is what I get for putting off candy-shopping til the last minute (my “costume” tonight is equally lame).


P.S. Thanks to EditKit for interviewing me and the Nice Girls Crew!

P.P.S. I think the ladies would like to know that pap smears are only required once every 3 years now, which was the ultimate trick or treat to me, 8am at my gynecologist’s office.