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Archive: Feb 2013

Everybody Loves…our new Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour

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Everybody Loves… Our new Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Especially Everybody Loves Raymond star Doris Roberts, who was a recent guest. tour, hollywood The five-time Emmy Award winning actress entertained her fellow passengers with…

Dining in LA~My Best Bite of the Week: BAO Dim Sum House

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One of the best things about leading food tours in Los Angeles is meeting other foodies who love to share their culinary discoveries.  We had some guests on a Chocolate Tour who told us they found the best dim sum in Los Angeles at a little place called Bao near the original Farmer’s Market.  We…

Flaming Margaritas on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood

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If you’re looking for good Mexican food and margaritas in Hollywood, look no further than El Compadre. This hot spot is located on the Rock Block section of Sunset Boulevard, between Fairfax and La Brea, across from The Guitar Center. This family-owned business is the self-professed “Home of the Flaming Margarita” and I have to…

Finding good French Toast in Los Angeles

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French toast.  Eggy bread.  Pain perdu. Whatever you call it, this breakfast or brunch treat is exactly that, a luxurious treat.  I may have mentioned in previous blogs that breakfast is my favorite meal.  And I usually go for pancakes since I feel like French toast can be too filling.  I met a friend for…

Dining in LA~My Best Bite of the Week: Banana Cream Pie

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Do you like pie?  If you are looking for some of the best pie in the Los Angeles area, you may want to head to Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach.  Jongewaard’s Bake and Broil may be hard to say, but their pie is seriously good.  I set a lunch date with a fellow tour guide…

Dining at Malibu Country Mart – Near Los Angeles and the Beach

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Dining at Malibu Country Mart I recently met a group of friends for lunch at Café Habana in the Malibu Country Mart. It had been almost two years since I last visited this quaint outdoor shopping center just off PCH between the Malibu Pier and Pepperdine University. And I carpooled with a friend from Chicago…

Dining Out in LA~My Best Bite of the Week: Chocolate Bacon Cookie

On Saturday we attended the first annual LA Bacon Festival at the Petersen Automotive Museum.  It was sponsored by DRINK:EAT:PLAY the same fun group responsible for the 80’s Prom Party and the Cupcake Challenge.  Next up on their LA calendar is the April 6 Beer Festival.  But let me get back to the bacon.  This…

Enjoying good pizza in Westwood

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If you happen to find yourself in Westwood near the UCLA campus, and if you have some time on your hands, you’ll want to have pizza at 800 Degrees on Lindbrook Drive.  800 Degrees has been in business since 2011 and we just tried their pizza for the first time on Super Bowl Sunday.  Not…

In Search of The Best Pancakes in Los Angeles

February 5 is National Pancake Day!  There is no better day to tell you about some of my best pancake finds in Los Angeles.  I dine out frequently and breakfast is my favorite meal.  I have criss-crossed this city with the girls in my Pancake Club and on my own, and I am here to…

Dining Out in Los Angeles-Our Best Bite This Week: Italian Hot Chocolate

I have long had a love affair with Italian food and drink. I am always on the lookout for cafes in Los Angeles that help transport me back to the beautiful coffee houses in Italy. Florence, Venizia, Naples. You name it and I had a cappuccino and pastry there, preferably standing at the counter so…