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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

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

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

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

Pancakes Anyone?

Do you like to eat breakfast any time of day? I do! In fact breakfast is my favorite meal, whether out with friends or at home with Chef Matt. Breakfast for lunch, or breakfast for dinner, I’ll take it anytime I can get it. Today I was near USC doing some research and decided to…

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July 14, 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

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