Food

Greasy Wiener

As the cafeteria at G’s workplace has been closed for remodeling over the past few months, the company has invited food trucks onto the premises. One day, it was a hot dog truck. The name didn’t sound that enticing, but she opted to give it a go. Behold! “New Jersey Style Fried Hot Dogs”. This…

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Wine from Rancho Cucamonga

Yes, somewhere between downtown Los Angeles and San Bernardino (and I’d suspect it near Rancho Cucamonga) is an AVA I’d never heard of. An AVA is a geographic description like Napa or Carneros or Champagne, for that matter. Vines have been a part of southern California since the Mission days. This vines here, apparently, aren’t…

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Back to Le Comptoir

It had been a while since G & I dined with @garyMenes #lecomtpoirla and enjoyed his meticulously prepared cuisine. Our meal ended with this seemingly simple dessert of fruits and a doughnut. It was so packed with flavor due to the various techniques involved (dehydrating, stewing, roasting, burning, frying or whatever), truly memorable. Next to…

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Our First Visit to Alma

  This is the first time we’ve eaten at Alma, chef Ari Taymor’s highly praised newish downtown restaurant. We opted to go with the tasting menu and were not disappointed. Delicious from the beginning and it only improved with each course. Be sure to ask for the tasting menu 48 hours in advance, if that’s…

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Barcelona

For me, at least, it took a couple days to warm to Barcelona. We entered Barcelona with high anticipation while knowing that our trip would be over soon. Toledo was a fun place to set our feet first. Madrid featured amazing museums and an introduction to the tapas culture. Then there was Zaragoza with its…

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Awaiting lunch @bellstreetfarm…

Awaiting lunch @bellstreetfarm in lovely Los Alamos http://t.co/zx3nBQzq You walk in and it looks like a miniature version of  Ye Olde Soda Fountain (intentional mixed metaphor). Then you check out the menu and smack yourself because your hunger isn’t big enough for two entrees! Deliciosity! Nice wines by the glass, intriguing food options. But we…

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Cortado Deliciousness

@huckcafe (Huckleberry Cafe) in Santa Monica. G & I also split and order of the Duck Hash with Egg and an apricot Kouign Amann Tart. It’s our second time here and the food is memorable.

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Eggplant!

Sure, we’ve gone through a few eggplant recipes. Not too many, because once you find one, seriously, how many do you need? We’re at three. The first was a Clifford Wright  version of Iman Bayildi, a Turkish version renowned for how much olive oil goes into it. The Imam Fainted for good reason. Delicious, but…

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Try wines and tasty food!

Try wines by the glass and a fun assortment of things to eat. Also a nicely curated draft beer list and excellent local and imported wine for retail sale. We liked the Lovers Sandwich (ham and blue cheese on excellent bread) so much we had another one the next day. @ 15 Degrees C: http://t.co/5ZmPkoaz…

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