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Archive: Jul 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Guava Sorbetto

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My best bite of the week pays semi-tribute to National Ice Cream Month in the form of sorbetto, the Italian version of sorbet.  Sorbet is a fruit-centered icy treat made without milk, cream or eggs.  The Italian version, called sorbetto, has more fruit and less water making for a softer texture. [image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”3838″ align=”center”…

Happy Birthday to the Original Farmer’s Market at Third & Fairfax

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The Original Farmer’s Market at Third & Fairfax is celebrating  80 years in business.  In July 1934, eighteen farmers paid a few cents to park their pick-up trucks on land belonging to the Gilmore family at the corner of Third and Fairfax in Los Angeles.   They lowered their tailgates to sell fresh fruits and vegetables…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Polly’s Peach Pie

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The summer season says peach pie!  It says a lot of other things but when I think of pie, I think peach.   The first three years I lived in Los Angeles, Santa Monica was my neighborhood and Polly’s Pies was just down the street.  Lots of my weekend company got treated to breakfast at Polly’s…

Is fancy toast the new cupcake?

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I recently spent $4.50 for an order of toast and jam, which is actually more expensive than the fanciest cupcake in town.  I want to thank my favorite blogger Lynn at The Actor’s Diet for this.   I read her posts daily, drooling over the pictures and descriptions of her meals around town, and she managed…

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

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I have not spent a lot of time in the southern states but I just love a good pie, and buttermilk pie sounds delightful.  To celebrate her belated birthday, my friend S chose The Ladies Gunboat Society at Flores on Sawtelle Boulevard, which is sandwiched right in with the all the noodle shops and Japanese…

A Century of Smiles and a Legacy of Laughter

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It’s 100 years since Charlie Chaplin made his movie debut and he still remains an iconic, important and admired figure in Hollywood history. The London-born legend first appeared in a supporting role as a swindler in Keystone Kops comedy Making a Living in 1914 but soon was making a very good living himself as a…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Watermelon Salad

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Doesn’t summer seem like the perfect time to enjoy a watermelon salad?  When I saw it on the menu at the newly opened Petros Kafe in El Segundo, I knew I had to order it and Matt was game for trying it too.  Looking at this picture you can see how pretty the colors and…