Category Archives: Vacation

Broken Spanish, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Broken Spanish Patron Saint – Old Grand Dad 100 Bourbon, Ancho Teyes, Lemon, Tamarind, Egg White, Bitters Heirloom Corn Tortillas Rebanada – Pan Dulce, Foie Gras Butter, Piloncillo Crudo – Diver Scallop, Apple, Cucumber, Serrano Queso Fundido – Bacalao, … Continue reading

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Viviane, Beverly Hills CA

Tweet Viviane Iced Tea Ragout of Winter Greens and Shelling Beans, Creamy Grits, Chili Vinegar Ricotta Ravioli, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Delicata Squash, Brown Butter Country Fried Half Chicken, Buttermilk Brined, Savoy Cabbage Slaw, Spicy Ranch Dressing Buttermilk & Scallion Biscuits, White … Continue reading

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Maple Block Meat Co, Culver City CA

Tweet Maple Block Meat Co. Smoked Sausage, Pimento Cheese Sandwich Turkey, Brisket, Chicken, Beans, Greens Brisket, Ribs, Pork, Slaw, Mac & Cheese Wonder Bread, Challah, Pot of Pickles Still considering myself a Barbecue novice despite making way through Texas, The … Continue reading

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Superba Food + Bread, El Segundo CA

Tweet Superba Food + Bread Americano Nitro Cold Brew Latte Quince Turnover – Quince Butter Nutella Banana Pop Tart – Nutella, Banana, Hazelnut Crisp Icing Bombolini – Brioche, Vanilla Cream, Vanilla Sugar Almond Croissant – Bruleed Frangipane and Almonds Nutella … Continue reading

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Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee, Santa Monica CA

Tweet Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee New Years Cake – Vanilla Cake, Silver Jimmies, Madagascar Vanilla Bean Glaze Persimmon Cake – Persimmon Cake, Brandy, Candied Ginger, Sultanas, Persimmon Glaze, Maple Sugar Roasted Pecans Brennan’s Bananas Foster – Raised Ring, Muscavado Sugar … Continue reading

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Quenelle, Burbank CA

Tweet Quenelle Samples – Cookie Butter Oreo, Banana Split, Concord Grape, Vanilla Mascarpone, Black Sesame Snickerdoodle / Oatmeal Cherry Cookie Blueberry Pie and Strawberry Shortcake Unable to abide by a single dessert at Scratch Bar and having already eyeballed Quenelle … Continue reading

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Scratch Bar & Kitchen, Encino CA

Tweet Scratch Bar Hibiscus Passionfruit Tea Eat – Shoot – Scoop – (Green Mussel – Serrano Ham – Pale Sake – Uni Mousse) Grilled Cheese – Caviar – Chive (Housemade Brioche – Housemade Butter – Housemade Cheddar) White Prawns – … Continue reading

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Pitchoun Bakery, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Pitchoun Bread Pudding Rice Pudding Almond Croissant Religeuse Canele Said by some to be the *best* French Bakery in Greater Los Angeles, or at the very least the best in DTLA, it was just before 4pm that a visit … Continue reading

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Jon and Vinny’s, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Jon & Vinny’s Raspberry Bombolini Warm Banana Bread with Salted Butter Rosemary Pinenut Tart with Heavy Cream and Custard Honey Date Scone with Salted Butter   Nutella Toast – Pain de Mie, Nutella, Olive Oil, Sea Salt Crispy Potato, … Continue reading

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Shaky Alibi, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Shaky Alibi Liege Waffle with Salted Caramel and Pecans Chocolate Dipped Waffle Shot Affogato with Caramel Chip Ice Cream and Bacon Crumble In the midst of planning a trip to Belgium, fine dining the impetus but undoubtedly planning to … Continue reading

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The Original Martino’s Bakery, Burbank CA

Tweet The Original Martino’s Bakery Tea Cake Blueberry Tea Cake Carrot Cake German Chocolate Cake Bear Claw Apple Fritter Danish Cannoli Raspberry Tart Perhaps not as iconic as The Original Bob’s Bigboy, but serving the people of Burbank since 1926 … Continue reading

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Otium, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Otium Iced Tea Blue Fin Tuna- Rice – Ginger – Smoked Soy Sea Urchin – Brioche – Lardo – Pistachio – Truffle Butter Cauliflower – Grapes – Almond – Cilantro – Sultana Butternut Squash – Ricotta – Coffee – … Continue reading

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Porto’s Bakery, Burbank CA

Tweet Porto’s Bakery Cuban Sandwich – Pork, Ham, Pickles, Cuban Spread, Cuban Bread Chicken Croquetta Ham Croquetta Chorizio Pie Chicken and Vegetable Empanada Carrot Cake Tres Leches Florentine Baba au Rhum Caramel Eclair Sally Cake Guava Streudel Sweet Croissant Dulce … Continue reading

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Craft 64, Scottsdale AZ

Tweet Craft 64 Margarita – Fresh Mozzarella – Tomato Sauce – Basil (Half with Prosciutto) Nutella Indulgence – Plantains – Hazelnuts – Butter – Fleur de Sel – Desert Honey Located in Old Town and widely celebrated since opening for … Continue reading

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Super Chunk Sweets and Treats, Scottsdale AZ

Tweet Super Chunk Sweets and Treats Cowpuncher Cookie – Mexican chocolate, cayenne, cinnamon, candied jalapeno / Brownie – Cookie Crumble, sea salt, chocolate chips JOHN & YOKO Cake – 3 layers of honey cake soaked with a cinnamon tres leches, … Continue reading

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Ocotillo, Phoenix AZ


Posted in Arizona, Bread Pudding, Breakfast, Dessert, Food, Ocotillo, pancake, Pancakes, Phoenix, Vacation

Phoenix Public Market Cafe, Phoenix AZ

Tweet Phoenix Public Market Cafe Cartel Coffee Cinnamon Roll Strawberry Pop-Tart Apple Crumb Tart Corn Cookie Cowgirl Cookie Ballerina Cookie Peanut Butter Cookie Banana Bread Part of the continuing rebirth of Downtown Phoenix, a hip 3-meal restaurant, bar, and bakery … Continue reading

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Rollover Doughnuts, Phoenix AZ

Tweet Rollover Doughnuts Orange Glaze and Chopped Pistachios Maple Glaze and Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Salty Brown Butter Glaze Apple Fritter Coffee Cake Doughnut filled with Coffee Custard, Dipped in Vanilla Bean Icing, Cinnamon Walnut Streusel Champagne … Continue reading

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The Gladly, Phoenix AZ

Tweet The Gladly Smoked Mozzarella Fondue cherry wood smoked pork butt, toasted country bread, Korean pear Hillbilly Egg Roll featuring Little Miss BBQ Porchetta Coffee Banana Creme Jar vanilla pudding, bananas, salted caramel, whipped cream, peanut butter cookies Tres Leches … Continue reading

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Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails, Phoenix AZ

Tweet Okra PTO – Pineapple Plantation Rum, Sherry, Lime, Brown Sugar ‘Nduja Dates Fried Chicken Skins & Honey Hot Sauce Hush Puppies, Goat Cheese, Cucumber Salad Buttermilk Biscuit Country Ham, Pimento Cheese Aioli, Hoe Cakes Diavola Focaccia – Calabrese, Mozzarell, … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Cornbread, Dessert, Food, Italian, Okra, Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails, Phoenix, Pie Snob, Pizza, Pork, Scottsdale, The Pie Snob, Vacation