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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

Whip it in WeHo

The first day of summer brought me to Whipp’d LA on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood. My Living Social voucher was about to expire and it would have been a shame not to use it. So I treated myself to a pineapple Dole Whip float which was: a base of fresh pineapple juice, with…

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June 21, 2012

Summer Time Treats

It’s the first day of summer, hooray! Of course for me, the food lover, the arrival of summer means enjoying (more of) certain types of food. In the good ol’ summertime who can resist… hotdogs, lemonade, s’mores or ice cream. There are several places to get hot dogs here in LA: Pink’s, Carney’s, Papaya King…

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June 20, 2012

Summer Makeover for Disney’s California Adventure

Who’s planning a summer visit to Disneyland or California Adventure this summer? Some exciting changes are taking place in California Adventure, starting with the unveiling of Cars Land on June 15. A 12-acre park that resembles Radiator Springs from the hit 2006 Disney Pixar movie, early visitors report that it’s like walking onto a very…

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June 19, 2012

Happy Anniversary Sid Grauman

This year marks big anniversaries for both of Sid Grauman’s iconic Hollywood theatres. The Egyptian Theatre situated next to the Pig & Whistle restaurant will be celebrating 90 years in the movie business in October. Originally set to look like a Spanish hacienda, Mr. Grauman changed up the plans when King Tut’s tomb was discovered so he could capitalize on all the Egyptian excitement. Five years after opening the Egyptian, Mr. Grauman debuted the beautiful Chinese Theatre. The first three hand and footprints were set in wet cement to flashing cameras just before the theatre’s grand opening. Now there are about 200 movie stars who have been immortalized in the cement courtyard. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is offering special movie nights the remainder of the year with pricing reminiscent of the time: 25cents. You can catch Spartacus Tuesday June 12 with…

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June 12, 2012

Enter to win John Kelly Chocolates

It was my lucky day in January 2011 when I walked into John Kelly Chocolates store in Hollywood. I had discovered them on YELP and every single review was more mouth-watering than the next one. So John Kelly became a stop on my Chocolate Indulgence tour. Not only do our guests get to sample LOTS…

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June 7, 2012

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