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Archive: Jul 2014

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

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”…

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July 29, 2014

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

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…

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July 25, 2014

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

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…

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July 21, 2014

Is fancy toast the new cupcake?

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…

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July 18, 2014

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

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…

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July 13, 2014

A Century of Smiles and a Legacy of Laughter

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…

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July 7, 2014

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

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…

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July 7, 2014

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