Category Archives: Restaurants

Bottega Louie

How pretty are those macaroons? That is the first thing you notice when walking into the giant restaurant/bar/cafe/bakery that is Bottega Louie in downtown Los Angeles. I have been reading about this place for a long time, and finally had … Continue reading

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High Tea at the Biltmore

My mom and I decided to go to high tea at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel downtown. The tea service was in the lounge area of one of the lobbies. We enjoyed a three tiered platter of tea sandwiches, pastries, scones … Continue reading

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Oktober Fiesta at Earl’s gourmet Grub

Earl’s Gourmet Grub is a new sandwich cafe in the DMV (Downtown Mar Vista). I have never been there for their regular menu (shame on me), but I have been hearing through the grapevine that they have been hosting special … Continue reading

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Obika Mozzarella Bar

I first went to Okiba in Rome, about 4 years ago. I thought this place had a great concept: just about everything comes with your own ball of fresh mozzarella. This small chain has recently opened in Century City, with … Continue reading

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Saturday Paella at La Española

My husband and I visited La Espanola to pick up some bomba rice (for my quest for the perfect paella at home) and other needed Spanish groceries. Luis quickly began chatting up Doña Juana herself and quickly received an invitation … Continue reading

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Cafe Mambo

One afternoon in Maui, we drove up to one of our favorite towns, Paia. Paia is  a little hippie/artsy/funky/cute town on the north shore of Maui with lots of cute shops and restaurants.  We stopped in for lunch at Cafe … Continue reading

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La Petite Creperie

I stopped in for lunch today at the new La Petite Creperie in Mar Vista. Baby steps. Very slowly but surely, Mar Vista is getting cool. They have sweet and savory crepes, some salads and French press coffee from one … Continue reading

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