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Musso & Frank Grill celebrating 100 years in Hollywood

Musso & Frank Grill is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood, debuting on Hollywood Boulevard on September 27, 1919.  Which means this year 2019 marks their big Centennial celebration!  This now landmark restaurant was opened by two gentlemen Joseph Musso and Frank Toulet (the restaurant namesakes) and quickly became a favorite of Hollywood’s most famous movie…

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May 30, 2019

Where to eat near The Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Many times I am asked for suggestions of where to eat near The Hollywood Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard near Vine Street.  This is a live performance venue, founded in 1930 and built by vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages.  I myself have seen many live theatrical performances there from Lion King to Motown the Musical, Hamilton…

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September 19, 2018

No Trick, Only Treat: Halloween Returns

Normally I’m not a fan of movie remakes and sequels but an exception can certainly be made for the upcoming reboot of “Halloween.” I’ve got something of a soft spot for that horror classic as iconic houses from the original version of the classic chiller are featured on my Celebrity Insider Movie Locations Tour. Orange…

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September 6, 2018

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Los Angeles

I was told once that Cinco de Mayo was just an excuse for a party, that the real celebration takes place on Mexican Independence Day, September 16.  But it’s true Cinco de Mayo has become a popular day to eat, drink and celebrate the arrival of the Fifth of May.  And really, here in Los Angeles, we…

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May 3, 2018

The Best Bite I Ate This Week: Green Tea Parfait

So by now most of you know that I eat chocolate whenever and wherever I can. On a recent visit to a Japanese restaurant in my neighborhood, it just seemed more appropriate to order the Green Tea Parfait than the Chocolate Lava Cake. So I did. My friends were bewildered but I felt good about…

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December 24, 2012

eat at STREET for brunch

Sunday Brunch is becoming a happy habit. We decided to pay Susan Feniger’s STREET a visit on a recent leisurely Sunday. Since we watch the delicious brunch fare come out of the kitchen on our Saturday tours, we made it a point to get a reservation on Open Table and take part in the festivities. Warmly welcomed and treated like VIP’s, we had a most enjoyable morning. Check out the list of unlimited champagne cocktails…we each had two and that was plenty. We started with warm apple fritters served in a sea of whiskey cider sauce. Then I cheated on Roscoe once again with the chicken +waffle croquette dish, while Matt enjoyed his Good Morning Burger complete with bacon and fried egg. Chef Susan and Kajsa have put together an amazing array of flavors and textures and we are happy…

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May 3, 2012

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