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Archive: Oct 2012

The Best Bite I Ate This Week: Gordon’s Shepherd’s Pie

Gordon? Who’s Gordon? The one and only Gordon Ramsay of Hell’s Kitchen! He recently opened a place at The Grove in Los Angeles called The Fat Cow and we paid him a visit. Not only did we have a great meal, but we were happily surprised to find our friend Dave working there. Don’t let…

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October 29, 2012

Chocolate fun at Fancifull on Melrose

This season our Chocolate Indulgence tour has a fun new stop on the route. Fancifull Gift Baskets & Fine Foods is owned by the charming Terry and Wally August, who have been at the helm of this Melrose Avenue shop for 25 years. Upon walking in the door last Friday, our guests were greeted by…

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October 26, 2012

Hollywood SWEET Hollywood

On a recent Monday night, rushing through the Hollywood & Highland complex to catch a movie at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, I dragged Matt through the new Sweet! shop on the second level. Whoa! We needed a lot more than 10 minutes, so I’ll be going back very soon. But I had enough time to get…

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October 25, 2012

Mac + Cheese = Comfort Food

With the arrival of Fall and (hopefully soon) cooler temps, my mind and palate lean towards comfort food. One of my favorite dishes in this category is macaroni and cheese. I love it on its own out of the box…or as my Canadian friends refer to it as “Kraft dinner.” But there are many other…

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October 23, 2012

The Best Bite I Ate This Week: Craft – Hand-Cut Waygu Tartare

Trish and I have been watching Tom Colicchio for years judge other on how they cook and present. Well, I had the opportunity to judge the judge. What are my qualification you might ask. First and foremost, I love great food. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. In fact it was hard…

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October 15, 2012

Lunch on Sunset Plaza

Sunset Plaza. I always describe this area of Sunset Boulevard as that little bit of Europe right here in Hollywood. I have been wanting to dine at one of the restaurants along The Plaza for years now but just never seemed to get there (except driving by on tour). I finally had lunch at the…

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October 12, 2012

The Best Bite I Ate This Week: Churro Tots

What do you get when you cross a tater tot with a churro? A churro tot of course! At Susan Feniger’s much loved Border Grill, there is a new all-you-can-eat small plate brunch (Saturday and Sunday only). Now bear in mind that these are very small plates when I tell you that Matt and I…

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October 8, 2012

I scream for Sprinkles Ice Cream

After several months of anticipation, I finally tried Sprinkles Ice Cream. I walked into the Beverly Hills shop (with NO line snaking down the street) on an autumn Monday at about 3:00pm. The menu was a little overwhelming at first but once I got my bearings, I was a happy camper. Scoops, sundaes, sandwiches and…

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October 4, 2012

The best bite I ate this week: My $6.50 Cupcake

I paid a visit to Duff’s Cakemix on Carmageddon Sunday. My friend Terry is moving to Florida and I thought this would be a great reason to decorate a cake (in our case cupcakes) for her going-away adventure. We spent an hour and 20 minutes decorating four cupcakes each. The minute I finished mine I…

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October 1, 2012