Monthly Archives: April 2012

wine tasting | tablas creek, paso robles

After a day spent hiking along Rattlesnake Flats & Coon Creek in Montaña de Oro State Park on Sunday, Ptay, C and I drove up the 101 for some wine tasting at Tablas Creek Vineyard in Paso Robles, an organic estate … Continue reading

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southern italian | sotto

“No Mames Guey” with Single Village mezcal, lime, friarelli pepper, amaro rhubarbaro, sangria soda, egg whites Fresh squeezed juices for cocktails Mixed greens, shaved beets, wheatberries, lemon vinaigrette, Fiore Sardo Grilled pork meatballs, snap peas, pecorino, bitter greens Tomato-braised octopus ai … Continue reading

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vegetable pot pie | next door by josie

‘Remi’ goat cheese and tomato brûlée  Farmers’ market vegetable pot pie For today’s lunch, met up with Jana and crew at Next Door By Josie, the casual sister to the fine dining establishment connected through the kitchen doors.  I started … Continue reading

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sweet potato pretzel | coffee tomo

Christina was right.  The sweet potato pretzels at Coffee Tomo in Little Osaka are hot n’ fresh!  A super plush, horseshoe-shaped pretzel, stuffed with molten mozzarella and a subtle sweet potato puree.  Oh, hello!  New snack attack!!  I gotta go back … Continue reading

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spam musubi

Post-LACMA food truck find: spam musubi.  Yessss!

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kal gook soo | ma dang gook soo

Friday’s lunch at Ma Dang Gook Soo on Western: Chewy, slurpilicious, hand-made knife-cut noodles in a simple chicken broth.  Korean comfort food at it’s best.  I love this stuff!

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animal kingdom | borrego springs, ca

Ricardo Breceda’s amazing animal kingdom sculpture garden in Borrego Springs, CA 129 scrap metal creatures roam free in the desert In herds Ocotillo Toops between the ocotillos Daddy long legs Baja Bug charging through the desert Mane… … ‘n tail … Continue reading

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