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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

Black Friday And The Case Of The Potato Peels

So do you notice that plumbing emergencies always happen on a holiday or a weekend? Well, here’s our story. Mashed potatoes are my favorite side-dish at the Thanksgiving meal. My lovely in-laws always put on a nice dinner for the family but for some reason mashed potatoes aren’t their thing. After two years of suffering in silence, a few weeks ago I announced that I hoped they didn’t mind but I was bringing mashed potatoes. My very sweet husband Matt who is the cook in our family (I am the baker) did some research on the Food Network and came up with not one but two versions of mashed potatoes. Where did he put all those potato peels? In the garbage disposal of course. Well picture this: pots and pans everywhere, the counter tops filled with remnants from my baking…

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December 7, 2012

Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Research is a fun part of my work week! We are often asked by our tour guests which of the studio tours we recommend. The Warner Bros. VIP Tour was still on our list, and we made a last minute decision to visit on a warm October afternoon. The tour started and ended in their…

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November 14, 2012

Following the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

I get so many food-related emails that I sometimes forget what I read where. Maybe it was the name or the colors that captured my attention, but I decided I needed to pay a visit to The Big Gay Ice Cream truck while it was out west from NYC. Especially when I read The Actors…

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November 6, 2012

The Best Bite I Ate This Week: Gordon’s Shepherd’s Pie

Gordon? Who’s Gordon? The one and only Gordon Ramsay of Hell’s Kitchen! He recently opened a place at The Grove in Los Angeles called The Fat Cow and we paid him a visit. Not only did we have a great meal, but we were happily surprised to find our friend Dave working there. Don’t let…

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October 29, 2012

Chocolate fun at Fancifull on Melrose

This season our Chocolate Indulgence tour has a fun new stop on the route. Fancifull Gift Baskets & Fine Foods is owned by the charming Terry and Wally August, who have been at the helm of this Melrose Avenue shop for 25 years. Upon walking in the door last Friday, our guests were greeted by…

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October 26, 2012

Hollywood SWEET Hollywood

On a recent Monday night, rushing through the Hollywood & Highland complex to catch a movie at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, I dragged Matt through the new Sweet! shop on the second level. Whoa! We needed a lot more than 10 minutes, so I’ll be going back very soon. But I had enough time to get…

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October 25, 2012

The Best Bite I Ate This Week: Churro Tots

What do you get when you cross a tater tot with a churro? A churro tot of course! At Susan Feniger’s much loved Border Grill, there is a new all-you-can-eat small plate brunch (Saturday and Sunday only). Now bear in mind that these are very small plates when I tell you that Matt and I…

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October 8, 2012

Some Like It Hot at The Del

From my earlier blogs you may know that the first weekend in August was spent with the Immortal Marilyn fan club, as we honored the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death. I wasn’t able to attend every event due to my work schedule; one that I was disappointed to miss was a visit to the…

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September 22, 2012

Cranberry Sweets on the Oregon Coast

I’ve been visiting the Oregon Coast regularly since 1997 when my parents moved to the coastal town of Bandon. At first the neighbors would ask if I also would be moving there. I always replied that if I did move there, I would want to work at Cranberry Sweets & More! Housed in a large…

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September 19, 2012

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