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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

Mac + Cheese = Comfort Food

With the arrival of Fall and (hopefully soon) cooler temps, my mind and palate lean towards comfort food. One of my favorite dishes in this category is macaroni and cheese. I love it on its own out of the box…or as my Canadian friends refer to it as “Kraft dinner.” But there are many other…

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October 23, 2012

Lunch on Sunset Plaza

Sunset Plaza. I always describe this area of Sunset Boulevard as that little bit of Europe right here in Hollywood. I have been wanting to dine at one of the restaurants along The Plaza for years now but just never seemed to get there (except driving by on tour). I finally had lunch at the…

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October 12, 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

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

The Best Bite I ate this week: Pie at Tomaselli’s

Who doesn’t love pie?! I recently had three varieties of pie at a lovely little place called Tomaselli’s Pastry Mill & Café in Elkton, Oregon. It’s located on the Umpqua Highway, about an hour southwest of Eugene. My cousin and I had flown into Eugene and drove 3 hours to the coast to visit my…

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September 17, 2012

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