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Archive: Apr 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Glazed Donut Bistro

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We Angelenos are a funny group.  Visitors to Los Angeles comment how we appear to be so health-conscious and yet there’s a donut shop or cupcake shop on every corner.  I for one have never professed to be in that category (perhaps my friends think I SHOULD be more health-conscious) but I know plenty of…

Where to get Chocolate Chip Cookie Shots in LA

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Glazed Donut Bistro

It’s no secret that I favor sweets.   I’m always looking for my next sweet snack or dessert.   When I saw that Dominique Ansel, the NYC pastry chef who created the Cronut, had created a chocolate chip cookie shot filled with milk, I instantly wanted one.   He debuted them in March at the SXSW convention in…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Italian feast at Vivoli Cafe

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Sometimes the best eateries in Los Angeles are hidden away and hard to find.  Such is the case with Vivoli Café.  Tucked away in a little strip mall on Sunset Boulevard across from The Laugh Factory, this small but mighty Italian Café totally holds its own with some bigger and more well-known spots in town. …

Brunch at Mud Hen Tavern is served

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If you’re familiar with our Hollywood Sites & Bites Tour you may remember that Susan Feniger’s STREET was one of the first restaurants to get onboard our new food tour back in August 2010. We were just as surprised as the rest of you when they announced that STREET was closing for a refresh. December…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the week: Paciugo Gelato

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It is no secret that I like sweets.  Of all kinds.  I also love all things Italian.  Especially gelato.  The summer I spent cruising the Mediterranean, I gained 8 lbs. from all the amazing foods I was eating, including gelato!  I could not pass up a single gelato shop without getting a scoop.  Moving to…

Stage AND Screen AND Sandro

By Sandro Monetti, Director and Guide of the Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour Los Angeles is primarily a movie town – as guests on my film locations tour know all too well – but there’s also great theatre here too. From blockbuster musicals to experimental fringe shows there is something great to see on stage…

Take your own staycation in Los Angeles

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Spring Break is upon us! While you may dream of visiting other exotic locales, there are travelers who are excited to be visiting YOUR hometown. This is certainly true for Los Angeles. More than 10 million visitors a year come to LA just to see the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Perhaps you have a few…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Pastry and Coffee from 85C Bakery Cafe

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[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”3447″ align=”center” size=”medium” lightbox=”true”] Since our trip to Japan in February, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with finding the best Asian pastries in Los Angeles. I am now turning down pastries that I see every day in an effort to save my calories for something very special. I recently saw my friend Michelle post…