Category Archives: Santa Monica

Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica CA

Rustic Canyon Marcona Almonds – Lavender Sugar and Sea Salt Fried Stone Valley Pork Trotter – Citrus, Yuzu Aioli, Wild Sorrel from Atwater Beets and Berries – Reed Avocado, Rancho Gordo Quinoa, Pistachio Soil Coppa di Testa of Stone Valley … Continue reading

Posted in California, Dessert, Food, Gnocchi, Los Angeles, Pork, Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica, Vacation

DK’s Donuts & Bakery, Santa Monica CA

DK’s Donuts & Bakery Apple Fritter Blueberry Fritter Buttermilk Bar Vanilla Glazed Cruller Sourcream Old Fashioned Blueberry Cake Taro O-Nut Red Velvet O-Nut Arriving in Santa Monica nearly two hours prior to dinner reservations with friends it was once more … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, California, Dessert, DK Donuts, DK’s Donuts, DK’s Donuts & Bakery, Food, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Vacation

3 days of Pastry, Dessert, and Ice Cream, Los Angeles CA

When the Kings announced that my favorite goaltender of all time would be honored in a special ceremony the day before my 33rd birthday I bought tickets within seconds, later arranging a driving plan to accommodate bringing a friend to … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim, Bittersweet Treats, Bread Pudding, Breakfast, Coffee, Croissant, cupcakes, Dessert, Diddy Riese, Farmshop, Food, French Toast, Heart, LA Mill, Los Angeles, M+M Donuts, Milo & Olive, Pasadena, Pork, Saffron & Rose, Santa Monica, Silverlake, Sqirl, Sqirl at G&B, Stan’s Donuts, Susina Bakery, Vacation

Two Sweet Days 25-Years in the Making, Los Angeles CA

A fan of the Los Angeles Kings ever since my aunt and grandfather took me to see the purple and gold play at Joe Louis Arena during the 1987-88 season it goes without saying that the 2012 NHL playoffs were … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Bread Pudding, Breakfast, California, Coffee, Cornbread, Croissant, Dessert, Food, French Toast, Glendora, Ice Cream, Los Angeles, Macaroon, Proof, Santa Monica, Semi Sweet, Short Cake, Sweet Rose Creamery, The Donut Man, The Nickel Diner, The Sycamore Kitchen

The Griddle Cafe [4] and Schulzie’s Bread Pudding, Los Angeles/Santa Monica CA

Time to revive a classic – and steal an intro from myself…”When I travel I make it a point to eat at different places every single time. I scour Zagats, Gayot, Frommers, Chowhound, and Yelp for opinions and eventually glean … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Bottle Coffee, Bread Pudding, Breakfast, California, Coffee, Dessert, Food, French Toast, Griddle Cafe, Los Angeles, Pancakes, Santa Monica, Schulzie's Bread Pudding, Vacation

Melisse, Santa Monica CA

Posted in Bread Basket, California, Coffee, Dessert, Foie, Food, Gnocchi, Lobster, Los Angeles, Melisse, Santa Monica, Souffle, Tasting Menu, Truffle

Pizzeria Mozza and Huckleberry Cafe, Los Angeles/Santa Monica CA

The drive from LV to LA started out as a good one – traffic (and myself) moving at a 80+ MPH clip. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and the rain plus construction put an stop to … Continue reading

Posted in California, Dessert, Huckleberry, Ice Cream, Los Angeles, Pizza, Pizzeria Mozza, Pork, Santa Monica, Vacation

Valentino, Santa Monica CA

Having already tasted much of the Los Angeles Italian fine dining scene with previous visits to All Angelo, La Botte, C&O Trattoria, and Osteria Mozza I finally decided to make my way to the venerable Valentino for a classy meal … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, California, Dessert, Food, Gnocchi, Italian, Lobster, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Vacation, Valentino

La Botte, Santa Monica CA

Flying from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the early morning hours of February 20th, my family and I decided to take advantage of the fact that Santa Monica’s Michelin Starred La Botte was open for full service lunch on … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, California, Dessert, Food, Italian, La Botte, Los Angeles, Octopus, Santa Monica

Vanilla Bake Shop, Santa Monica CA

In the ongoing treck to find the best cupcake shop my last trip to California saw me visit Kara’s, Love at First Bite, and Citizen Cake in the San Francisco area. Previous cupcake rendezvous took me to Sprinkles, Yummy, Crumbs, … Continue reading

Posted in California, Coffee, cupcakes, Dessert, Food, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Vacation, Vanilla Bake Shop