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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

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

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

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

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

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