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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Terroni Downtown LA

June 12, 2014

Whitney (who just won Saveur Magazine’s Editors Choice for Best Wine Blog!) is the sommelier at Terroni.  We met up with Joy to check out the downtown space… …which is fancy and phenomenal. Started with Fiori di Zucchine… …deep fried zucchini flowers oozing with ricotta and parmigano cheese… …moved on to salads… (A Fagiolo – Kidney […]

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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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Oliver’s Prime Steakhouse

May 29, 2014

Abe and I were invited to the Sunset Strip… …inside the Grafton Hotel to check out the new Oliver’s Prime Steakhouse. We munched on hot, homemade pretzel rolls while looking over the menu (which glowed in the dark)… …of course there’s plenty of meat… …but since I was eating with this guy, we decided to […]

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May 24, 2014

Abe and I haven’t stopped talking about this place since we went last Monday. This is the Echo Park location of the legendary Guisados, which I just learned means “stewed” in Spanish… …that’s exactly what’s on the menu – a bunch of braised, slow-cooked options… …served on perfect, homemade tortillas. I got the divine Chicken […]

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