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Archive: Sep 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Breakfast at Rose Cafe in Venice

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It has been quite some time since I’ve had breakfast at Rose Café in Venice.  I recently met a friend there for an early Sunday morning breakfast.  I forgot they have their own parking lot with reasonable pricing; the first hour free and $3 for the first hour after that.  If you know Venice, you…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Dinah’s Famous Fried Chicken

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As somebody who enjoys a good piece of fried chicken now and again, I am very fortunate to live close to a Los Angeles landmark, Dinah’s Family Restaurant.  Open since 1959-six years before I was born-this family-owned restaurant is well known for their oven-baked pancakes and their fried chicken.  Located in charming Westchester on Sepulveda…

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

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Are you wondering what Nellapanza is?  I’ll tell you…it is a refreshing Italian salad consisting of heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, black olives, basil, croutons, and red wine vinaigrette.  I’m not sure if all Italian restaurants serve this special salad this beautifully, but I was very surprised when our server placed it in front of…

Thanks for the laughter

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What a great legacy of laughter has been left behind by two comedy titans who sadly left us recently. It was my pleasure to meet both Joan Rivers and Robin Williams, and get to know them a little over the course of several interviews, and each of these hugely talented stars lived to make people…

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Grand Central Market

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I don’t remember the first meal I had at Grand Central Market, but I do remember the sawdust on the floor, the big barrels of brightly colored aguas frescas, and the inexpensive, but not necessarily fresh, fruit for sale.  It made me feel like I was visiting another country far from Los Angeles.  I have…