Category Archives: My favorite GEMS in Los Angeles

Webisode 5: Christmas Special: How to make Tamales

Merry Christmas Everyone!  We decided to put this webisode together to help anyone out who is anxious to start making tamales this holiday season or just wondered how it’s done.  Without further ado…. Here’s our Christmas Special (Everyone loves a … Continue reading

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Zapien’s Salsa Grill

I crave Mexican food on the daily.  I usually prepare it at home to ensure I get something authentic.  I know you’re probably thinking  ”you live in Los Angeles where Mexican food practically grows on trees”, with a Mexican restaurant … Continue reading

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Coachella: A Festival for The Senses

Nothing could prepare me for the 103 degree heat that slathered my skin as I got out of the air conditioned car to head into the Coachella Festival 2012.  But once my eyes feasted on my surroundings, the colorful people, … Continue reading

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Patina Alumni Dinner- November 2, 2011

For some reason Wednesday night the stars aligned in my favor and I was able to get a seat at the sought after Patina Alumni Dinner.  The one night event was the 22nd anniversary of the celebrated Patina Restaurant highlighting … Continue reading

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The happy snacks of Disneyland.

Did I ever mention that I LOVE Disneyland?  It’s true.  When I was younger I would go several times a year, but now I get out there on special occasions which usually fall under the guidelines of my birthday, my … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: La Casita Mexicana

It’s almost impossible to find delicious chilaquiles in this town, unless you are making them at home.  I am a chilaquiles lover and I’m always ready with fork in hand to eat a good batch.  Sometimes I don’t feel like … Continue reading

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In the SNACK of time: Raspberry Macaroon

Snackas of the day: Raspberry Macaroons from Canter’s Delicatessen on Fairfax.  Their macaroon is unlike any other in the city.  The base is made of a soft sugar cookie then an almond paste is piped on top and a jewel … Continue reading

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Macarons

I have been a busy bee this past week.  Catering dinner for a rock band, and not having a minute to relax.  When the french food celebration presented itself at Elysian Park, well how could I resist?  It was my … Continue reading

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Din Tai Fung – Restaurant Review

!!!!!!! EUREKA !!!!!! I found the CHINESE RESTAURANT of the decade.  Hello DIN TAI FUNG!  The home of the Juicy Pork Dumpling.  Now picture a dumpling that has a broth inside along with a pork meat ball, and when you … Continue reading

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Taco Truck Heaven: Taqueria “El Pecas”

  With the gourmet food truck craze going on strong here in Los Angeles, it’s easy to lose sight of the original pioneers that have been selling tacos from trucks for years.  Not I, Taco trucks still hold the key … Continue reading

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