Category Archives: My favorite GEMS in Los Angeles

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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Saturday Brunch with my friends @ The York- gastropub

Tonantzin, Myself, Sandra, Allison, Antonette, and Israel   I needed some bonding time with my sweet gal friends.  Tonantzin called at the right time and strung a thread of friends together for a brunch of closeness.  We sat and chatted … Continue reading

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Indian Food Review: Ma Jasmin’s

I love exploring at the farmers market.  I walk around looking at all the vegetables imagining what new dishes I could make and how to incorporate the fresh crop.  But most of the time all that walking, shopping, and reflective … Continue reading

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RIVERA -Restaurant Review

I found happiness at Rivera, a restaurant with three dining rooms, each offering their own menu.  “Rivera’s Sangre” offers cuisine from Spain and Portugal, “Samba” gives you a taste of South America, and “Playa Bar” let’s you explore Mexico and … Continue reading

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