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The Best Bite I Ate This Week

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Breakfast at Republique

You may recall from my most recent blog that I celebrated one of my birthday dinners at Republique. Yes the Republique on La Brea Avenue that was named the top restaurant opened in 2014 by Los Angeles Magazine. Dinner was great, especially the starter (bread and pan drippings) and the dessert (salted caramel chocolate layer…

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January 15, 2015

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Bacari PDR

This past week, Matt and I both celebrated our birthdays. Mine is January 4 and Matt’s is January 5. So as much as we usually dine out around Los Angeles, it usually increases around our birthdays. And this January was no exception. I looked long and hard at my list of best restaurants in Los…

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January 8, 2015

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Gjusta in Venice

I spent an afternoon doing research in Venice Beach yesterday. I had purchased a ticket to a Venice Canals Holiday Lights Tour, and was thinking days in advance of where I would grab a quick bite to eat before the 2:00pm start time. I have been wanting to visit the new bakery Gjusta in Venice…

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January 1, 2015

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Sicilian Cannoli at Deluca Trattoria

On a recent Friday evening in December, I offered to take my good friend MEM to the airport for her red-eye flight to the East Coast. In selecting options for our dinner, I was looking for a restaurant near LAX with the thought in mind that we would also visit El Segundo’s Candy Cane Lane…

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December 23, 2014

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

Even before its new culinary tenants moved in, I’ve long been a fan of Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market.  In the last year and a half, almost a dozen new eateries have opened in the 97-year-old marketplace, breathing new life and drawing new crowds to this downtown landmark.  I try to visit Grand Central Market…

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December 15, 2014

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

I have long been a fan of chocolate as you may know.  But until I started leading Chocolate Tours around Los Angeles, I never paid much attention to how chocolate was made or where it came from.  Until I stumbled upon ChocoVivo.  First opened on popular Abbot Kinney in Venice, ChocoVivo was created by a…

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December 2, 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Butterscot​ch Pot de Creme

Last week was a banner week for me in terms of enjoying a variety of good food.  I flew to San Francisco to meet TOURific friends Angela and Allen for a special day of foodie fun, that started with Dim Sum in Chinatown and ended with a walking food tour of San Francisco’s popular Little…

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November 24, 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Veggies at Roy Choi’s Commissary

“Eat your veggies” just may be the message at Roy Choi’s newest eatery in Koreatown.  After a few months of reading blogs and seeing pictures, I was thrilled when my lunch date agreed that Commissary in the Line Hotel would be a perfect place to meet.  My friend Mike is a former architect and I…

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November 18, 2014

Dining in LA-My Best Bite of the Week: Pumpkin Ravioli

You may notice a pumpkin theme in my most recent best bite blogs…and you would be correct!  When this time of year rolls around, with the plethora of pumpkin products available both in stores and in our favorite restaurants, it’s hard not to indulge.  When I saw on a Facebook post that our neighborhood pizza…

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November 3, 2014

Dining in LA- My Best Bite of the Week: Pumpkin Creme Brulee

It’s fun getting into the spirit of the Halloween season when you read about specialty desserts like Pumpkin Crème Brulee and  Pumpkin Spice Latte Donut.  Thanks to a recent posting by Eater LA on Spooky Eats, Drinks and Events for Halloween I found one of these specials right in my own backyard at our favorite…

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October 28, 2014

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