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The Best Bite I Ate This Week

My Staycation in L.A.

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Having had no summer vacation this year I decided to play tourist in my own city and take a “staycation” instead. And what fun it was. There’s a reason Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world – there’s so much fun stuff to do. The first thing that comes to mind,…

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My Best Bite of the Week: Sunday Brunch at Le Petit Paris in DTLA

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January is almost over and I’ve already dined at 13 new places this month!  Yay for me, I’m off to a good start checking places off my restaurant list.  I have a few meals that are deserving of best bite shout-outs but I want to start with my most recent experience at Le Petit Paris in downtown…

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Best Bite of the Week: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

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It seems that lately in Los Angeles there has been a renewed interest in fried chicken.  A few years ago I attended a Fried Chicken Festival and as I was perusing my past blogs to find that story, I realized I have definitely written about some fantastic fried chicken dishes since we launched our blog.  But it seems recently…

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Dining on LA’s only floating restaurant, The Chowder Barge

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The Chowder Barge is a hidden dining gem, an actual floating cafe located in an industrial area of Wilmington. It’s pretty much halfway between the ports of San Pedro and Long Beach, very near the Henry Ford Bridge and thus the address on North Henry Ford Avenue. Trust your GPS to get you there, even…

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Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Toast Bakery Cafe

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LA’s popular Toast Bakery Café is located on trendy Third Street between The Grove and The Beverly Center.  Since it opened it has always been quite the hot spot.  A few movies and TV shows have filmed there (The Hills, Entourage and even Rachael Ray) and it’s even known as a place for possible celebrity…

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Best Bite of the Week: Dunkin’ Donuts in Santa Monica

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Back in September 2014, word came through all the usual foodie channels that Los Angeles, specifically Santa Monica, would be getting the first (traditional outlet) Dunkin’ Donuts in Southern California.  Here it is eight months later and I just made my first visit there.  What is so ironic (or sad) is that my new doctor’s…

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Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: il Tramezzino

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Il Tramezzino is a Los Angeles area Italian restaurant known for fabulous panini sandwiches.  My former hairdresser LeDoux used to mention il Tramezzino frequently, as there is one located in Beverly Hills near his salon.  I finally got a chance to try il Tramezzino in Tarzana on Ventura Boulevard.  I was there with my friend…

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Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Chicken Pot Pie

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I love comfort food.  I also love pie.  Today was National Pi Day, and since math isn’t my favorite subject I opted to celebrate by indulging in my style of pie.  Now there are many fantastic places in Los Angeles to enjoy pie, sweet or savory.  But I was in downtown LA doing some research…

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Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Crispy Crepes in Thai Town

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You may know that I spend a significant amount of my free time doing food-related research around Los Angeles.  As a Los Angeles based tour guide who specializes in food tasting, I find it my duty to know all the varied neighborhoods and the cuisine that can be found in them.  Luckily I have several…

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Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Blu Jam Cafe

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The Blu Jam Café on Melrose always (and I mean always) has a big group of people waiting on the sidewalk for a table.  I have always wondered what the fuss was about.  Literally every Saturday when we drive down Melrose Avenue on our Hollywood Sites & Bites Tour there is the crowd.  Recently I…

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