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Archive: Feb 2016

Dinner at Maude, Curtis Stone’s Beverly Hills restaurant

We recently treated ourselves to an early Valentine’s dinner at Maude Restaurant, owned by Chef Curtis Stone and located Beverly Hills.  He named it after his maternal grandmother, and the tiny space is decorated with special touches that you might find in your grandmother’s home, such as bouquets of dried roses and pretty flowered teacups. …

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February 8, 2016

Celebrity Insider Predicts the Oscar Winners

It’s one of the most unpredictable Oscar races in years…so it’s lucky I’m here to tell you who is going to win! Based on a stellar, and perhaps fortunate, past record for picking the winners based on close observation of Oscar voting habits down the years and by taking the pulse of the Hollywood community…

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February 7, 2016

dineLA Restaurant Week Winter 2016

DineLA Restaurant week takes places twice every year and each time I use these nicely-priced prix fixe menus to try different restaurants.  Sponsored by the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, participating restaurants offer specially priced lunch and dinner menus for a two week period.  This time around, there were a few fun changes.  There…

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February 6, 2016

Dining at Sherman’s Deli & Bakery in Palm Springs

There are many wonderful reasons that I love being in the foodie-tourism field.  One of them is the fact that I get to share ideas of places to visit and have a meal when traveling.  I have enjoyed meals in Hawaii, San Diego and Minneapolis thanks to suggestions from guests on my Sites & Bites…

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February 4, 2016