Dining Out

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    Maire Byrne | Local Kitchen & Wine Bar

    Noisy, alive and slightly raucous – the Local Kitchen & Wine Bar is a true neighborhood spot that houses patrons, both young and elderly, with hipsters, young professionals, and multiple generations all mixing as one. Maire Bryne, chef and owner of Thyme Cafe + Market, has opened up a cozy neighborhood bistro with chef Stephen Paul Murray […] Read more…

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    Hatfields | Odys + Penelope

    “Surprise!” My husband decided to celebrate Valentines Day this year with food instead of flowers. I must admit, the man knows the way to my heart and Odys + Penelope helped him deliver. It’s been on my bucket list of restaurants for some time. It’s regrettable I didn’t pay them a visit sooner. It’s been missing from […] Read more…

Local Events

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    Cochon555 Tour | Los Angeles 2016

    Cochon555 started as a way of educating chefs and consumers alike about Heritage breed pigs. Heritage breed pigs come from a bloodline dating back hundreds of years where pigs were raised on open pasture farms. The varying genes of these breeds exemplify certain qualities such as distinct marbling, richness and heartiness, bacon flavors, and creamy fat. […] Read more…

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    LA Weekly’s The Essentials 2016

    LA Weekly definitely knows out to put on a food festival! This was my first year attending The Essentials. Over 3,000 people attended this year’s event to sample the 58 featured restaurants from all over LA. The California Market Center flooded with hungry Angelenos who waited in what seemed like an infinite line just to gain […] Read more…

In The Kitchen

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    Mason Jar Cheesecake

    I hosted a baby shower for my sister this past weekend and decided that I’d make an attempt to bake the treats for the dessert table. The spread included chocolate covered marshmallow pops, cream puffs, banana pudding, a salted caramel cake, and these cute little mason jar cheesecakes. With only three ingredients for the crust and […] Read more…

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    Halloween Tricks & Treats

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Ghouls, goblins, and of course Shelley Duvall in The Shining (what could be scarier?).  It also marks the start of all the food and treat filled holidays in the fall. Times have changed and Halloween treats have expanded from just candy. I was browsing Pinterest for some cute […] Read more…

Product Reviews

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    This Bar Saves Lives

    The race to find healthier alternatives dominates the market in LA. Whole Foods are popping up like Starbucks. Nowadays, you can find practically everything in some form or organic, gluten free, or sugar free option. I recently discovered a brand of granola bars that I can feel good about eating for multiple reasons. Introduce – […] Read more…

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    Godiva’s Lunar New Year 2016 Release

    Welcome 2016! Godiva unveils their Lunar New Year Collection of assorted chocolates featuring the year of the monkey. This year’s sign is extra special to me as both my husband and sister were born in the year of the monkey. This year’s set is encased in a beautifully designed red and gold box donning a […] Read more…