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Archive: Dec 2015

Saying goodbye to Los Angeles Italian restaurant Dominick’s

The restaurant business sees a lot of openings and closings to be sure, but I must say I am most sad about the imminent closing of Dominick’s in West Hollywood.  This neighborhood Italian has served locals and celebrities alike since 1948!   Known as a former Rat Pack hangout, Frank Sinatra is just one of many…

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December 10, 2015

Celebrity Insider shares his best movies of 2015

I’ve seen around 200 movies this year – which is about average. When, like me, you’re a voter in several of the major film awards it’s important to make sure you see everything in contention. Plus, there’s an added bonus.  When guests on my Movie Locations Tour ask me which are the good films to…

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December 9, 2015

Lunch at Petit Trois

I will never forget when I first heard of Chef Ludo Lefebvre.  We had just started the tour business and had quite a bit of free time while waiting for our tour bookings to ramp up.  After hearing all the buzz about the Ludo Truck, I dragged Matt to some back street in Santa Monica…

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December 3, 2015

Brunch at Circa 55 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

Circa 55 is the poolside restaurant at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.  You may know the name of this hotel because among the many celebrity events hosted there, the International Ballroom is home to January’s Golden Globes every year.  A darker connection is that Whitney Houston was found dead in her bathtub at The Beverly Hilton…

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December 1, 2015

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