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Entries from October 2007

OXO Good Grips Liquiseal Travel Mug

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

All right – so I have a bit of an obsession with travel mugs. I don’t have a cup holder in my car and I need to commute at times – I have been looking for the perfect sealable travel mug. This mug does seal very well – no drips or leaks as long as […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

Santa Monica Wolfgang Puck Express

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

T: One word: blecch. Well, ok, that was a sound, not a word, but you get the idea. I swear that the staff (ba-da-boom, ba-da-bing!) from East Side Mario’s was holding the WPE staff hostage in the back of the kitchen and decided to take over food preparation for the day. Well, it wasn’t that […]

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Tags: Bistro · Los Angeles

Spago

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

T: This was an epic dinner. D had low expectations, and I really didn’t know what to expect. Long one of LA’s ‘see and be seen’ restaurants, this was probably the one that started it all for Wolfgang Puck. And by ‘all’, I mean his status as restauranteur-to-the-stars. This was the restaurant that has long […]

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Tags: Favorites · Los Angeles · Special Occasion

Father’s Office

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

T: D somehow found this place – reputed to have the best burger In LA. Unfortunately, our (lousy) time budgeting on the trip up from San Diego in June didn’t let us hit this place up for a burger on the drive up the coast so we weren’t going to miss it this time. First […]

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Tags: Los Angeles

Downtown Wolfgang Puck Gourmet Express

October 26th, 2007 · No Comments

T: We only had an hour for a quick dinner so we hit up this place just around the corner from the central branch of the LA City Library. Two words: Pleasant surprise. T had the Puckburger; D had their famous Roast Chicken. Fried onion strips and made-there potato chips covered in gorgonzola to start. […]

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Tags: Bistro · Los Angeles

The LA Trip

October 26th, 2007 · No Comments

T: The City of Angles; the City of Industry; the City of Sin, of Hollywood, of movies and stars and glamour. One of the world’s largest cities – a long-running episode of urban sprawl. The city of the Black Dahlia and OJ Simpson and Raymond Chandler novels. So much has been written, so much filmed, […]

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Tags: Los Angeles

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

October 20th, 2007 · No Comments

During the obligatory visit to Pike Place Market (post-Victrola), we wandered around and found this place – packed with people, waiting to pounce when they brought out another tray of their penne and cheese. We tried both the “Mariachi Mac & Cheese” and their traditional Mac & Cheese – and both were good. Were they […]

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Tags: Seattle

Victrola Coffee Roasters

October 20th, 2007 · No Comments

As the Seattle trip was all about the food, and we knew that Seattle has a great coffee scene, we decided to find out what this good coffee thing was all about. Looking around on chowhound, we found this place, and as it was just a short hike up the hill from downtown, we decided […]

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Tags: Coffee · Seattle

Top Pot Doughnuts

October 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Its website tells the story, “Began in February 2002 out of a small brick storefront on north Capitol Hill in Seattle, Top Pot paired a vintage aesthetic with a gourmet spin on the old “coffee and doughnuts” routine. “ And that pretty much sums it up. These are great, huge, cake-like doughnuts. The decor is […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Seattle

Salumi

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

The picture above says it all. Simple food – meat and cheese. Salumi (singular: salume), as our friends at Wikipedia tell us, are meat products which are usually cured and predominantly made from pork. Everything about that last sentence was beautiful. But wait – that meat in the picture above was cured in-house, by people […]

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Tags: Favorites · Italian · Seattle