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Archive: Aug 2013

Helms Bakery and HD Buttercup

Dining in Los Angeles-My Best Bite of the Week: Salted Caramel Chip in Santa Barbara

I have driven past the HD Buttercup building in Culver City on many occasions but have never stopped to check it out, aside from having a burger at the adjacent Father’s Office gastropub.  Recently I had weekend company that asked me to take them there.   The spacious building now houses a furniture marketplace (to the…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Larb

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Sunday evening I had tickets to my first Charles Phoenix slide show, and my friends and I decided to have a bite to eat at Natalee Thai on Venice Blvd. prior to the show.   We walked into a cool building that looked like it could be the baby cousin of downtown LA’s Walt Disney Concert…

BLOG Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Paradise Bowl

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Larb

I was very excited to meet a Tour Guide friend for a bite to eat at The Kettle in Manhattan Beach recently.  When she had to cancel, I decided to head on down there to stroll around and grab a bite to eat anyway.  As luck would have it, Manhattan Beach was having a sidewalk…

Visit The Donut Man on Route 66 in Glendora

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After learning about The Donut Man from Facebook and then seeing his shop featured on an episode of The Next Food Network Star, I decided it was time to take a drive out to Glendora to sample the goods.  While I tried my best to get there in the month of July for the fresh…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Garlic & Oil pizza

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On our Hollywood Sites & Bites tours, we introduce our guests to some delicious bites from one end of Hollywood to the other.  We highlight restaurants that first and foremost serve unique and quality food that tells a story.  We have a few historic landmark restaurants and a few restaurants owned by celebrity chefs.  One…

Seeing Stars at Comic-Con in San Diego…

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I may well have to extend the Celebrity Insider Tour by a further hour to fit in all the star stories I picked up when encountering dozens of A-listers at the recent San Diego Comic-Con… The world’s biggest and most star studded pop culture gathering – and my favorite event on the celebrity calendar –…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: PB & J Sliders

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Yep, you read that right:   Peanut Butter & Jelly sliders, as in mini burgers.    I found them listed on the Happy Hour menu at my first visit to Public School 310 in Culver City with friends Sky and Patrick.  I was a little reluctant to order them, but being on the Happy Hour menu meant…