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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

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

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

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

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