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A Princess and a Queen

I recently attended the Champagne Brunch on The Queen Mary in Long Beach.  There were diners dressed up in their holiday best, Santa was walking around greeting everyone and there was ALL THAT FOOD.  It was a beautiful spread with all your usual brunch fare and then some.  I am not a seafood eater, but…

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December 21, 2012

The Best Bite I Ate This Week: French Dip

I’ve long been a fan of the French Dipped sandwiches at Philippe.  But it’s all the way over in Chinatown, so I don’t get much occasion to visit.  Recently I had a Tour Guide meeting at Union Station and the only stipulation I had was that we walk to Philippe the Original for lunch after…

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December 10, 2012

Hot Dogs, Ice Cream and Blueberries

I read recently that July is National hot dog month, National ice cream month AND National blueberry month. I’m not sure who comes up with these ideas, there seems to be a “day” or “month” for everything! In past blogs I’ve mentioned some of my favorite hot dog places with Carneys being at the top…

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July 10, 2012

Australian Coffee, Bacon Ice Cream and a Lasagne Cupcake

This evening I headed to Hollywood to enjoy the view and the festivities up at Yamashiro. Yes the restaurant was open for dinner, but it was the food in the parking lot that had my attention. LA City Farm sponsors several farmer’s markets around town, with the Yamashiro Farmer’s Market being one of them. Several…

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July 6, 2012

Foodie Road Trips

With Summer upon us, it seems lists are coming out of the woodwork with suggestions for the best vacations, road trips, beaches and more. This list caught my eye recently and I’m sure you can figure out why. Combining a road trip while enjoying the local food specialties is right up my alley. This article…

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June 29, 2012

A summer vacation in Yellowstone National Park

What’s your favorite memory of a summer vacation? Or are you waiting in anticipation of a fabulous vacation THIS summer? I recently came across this list from ABC News of the best vacation spots for 2012 and wanted to share it with you. This summer I’ll be here in Los Angeles, showing off the Sites…

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June 27, 2012

Seeing more Stars in Hollywood

We know that Clint Eastwood doesn’t have one, and Hollywood’s legendary singing cowboy Gene Autry has five of them. What am I talking about? A pink and gold star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Jennifer Hudson, Ellen DeGeneres and Ron Howard will soon be shining brightly with the other 2,572 stars inlaid along 15…

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June 25, 2012

Whip it in WeHo

The first day of summer brought me to Whipp’d LA on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. My Living Social voucher was about to expire and it would have been a shame not to use it. So I treated myself to a pineapple Dole Whip float which was: a base of fresh pineapple juice, with…

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June 21, 2012

Summer Time Treats

It’s the first day of summer, hooray! Of course for me, the food lover, the arrival of summer means enjoying (more of) certain types of food. In the good ol’ summertime who can resist… hotdogs, lemonade, s’mores or ice cream. There are several places to get hot dogs here in LA: Pink’s, Carney’s, Papaya King…

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June 20, 2012

Summer Makeover for Disney’s California Adventure

Who’s planning a summer visit to Disneyland or California Adventure this summer? Some exciting changes are taking place in California Adventure, starting with the unveiling of Cars Land on June 15. A 12-acre park that resembles Radiator Springs from the hit 2006 Disney Pixar movie, early visitors report that it’s like walking onto a very…

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June 19, 2012

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