Cold Springs Tavern

After all these years of driving up to Los Olivos or Los Alamos or even back from Paso Robles through the San Marcos Pass (CA-154) near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County, we’d never made it into the Cold Springs Tavern. It always seemed like we’d just eaten or it was too early or we were…

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Fava, Burrata & Blood

Yes, it’s spring and favas are available at the market here in Southern California. This our favorite way of eating them. Peel the favas, take half a ball of burrata (very milky mozzarrella) and loosely cut that onto a plate. Toss the favas on the plate. Squeeze the juice from half of a blood orange and be…

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It starts here

   It has to start somewhere. This it happened to be our trip to Galicia in September, 2013. Nonstop from LAX to Madrid. Then hop another plane to Santiago de Compostela. Pick up the blue Opel and drive about 45 minutes SSW to the town of Noia (which also happens to be known as Noya) on…

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Friday’s tasty sandwich

I swung by O Banh Mi for lunch after reading about it in the #LosFelizLedger . We’d been to the Soy Cafe which inhabited the same space intermittently for years. On Fridays, they roast some pork at a sister restaurant up the block and haul it down to carve on the counter to make delicious…

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A crisp, green apple-y champagne with a little honey on the finish. Fine as an option from our much-beloved non-Champagne Parigot Rose.

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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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Independent Shakespeare

A fantastic (and I do mean fantastic) performance of The Winter’s Tale! Angelenos, do not miss it! I just ousted Aisha K. as the mayor of ISC Shakespeare In The Park on @foursquare! http://t.co/o6Tq2Mjn  

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The Pub at Golden Road

  Great place to hang out for a while, have some more-than-reasonably tasty food and a few beers. Just posted a photo @ The Pub at Golden Road http://t.co/xURKiAYS

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