Category Archives: California

Here’s Looking At You, Los Angeles CA

Here’s Looking at You Hiramasa – Radish, Wakame, Serrano, Onions, Charcoal Soft Shell Prawns – Sauce Diavolo, Avocado, Rau Ram Avocado – Valencia Orange, Nori, Hazelnut, Champagne Vinegar, Persimmon Foie Gras Terrine – Unagi, Eel Sauce, Green Togarashi, Scallion Stracciatella … Continue reading

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Go Get Em Tiger (Hollywood,) Los Angeles CA

Go Get Em Tiger Hollywood Heart Roasters Cold Brew Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Blueberry Jam Muffin Brown Butter Blondie with Chocolate Chunks and Berries Warm Biscuit with Cultured Butter and Strawberry Preserves LA Baby – Baked Pancake with Crème Fraiche and … Continue reading

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Wolf, Los Angeles CA

Wolf Stumptown Coffee Eggs Benedict – Hollandaise, Coddled Egg, Spinach, Smoked Pork Golden Eggs – Lodge Toast, Avocado, Horseradish, Spinach, Turmeric Steak and Eggs – Flatiron, Kale, Chipotle Vinaigrette, Crispy Egg Herb Omelet – Mushrooms, Goat Cheese, Side Salad Baby … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, California, Coffee, Dessert, Food, French Toast, Ice Cream, Los Angeles, Pancakes, Pork, Souffle, Stumptown, Vacation, Waffle, Waffles, Wolf, Wolf Dining

Cake Monkey Bakery, Los Angeles CA

Cake Monkey Bakery Sample – Crispy Oatmeal Cookie with Maple Buttercream The Big O – Mexican Dark Chocolate, Crystallized Sugar, Vanilla Cream ‘Nuff Said – Chocolate Crumble Cookie, Marshmallow, Dark Chocolate, Pecans, Cocoa Krispies, Fleur de Sel Summer Camp Chocolate … Continue reading

Posted in Beverly Hills, Breakfast, Cake Monkey, Cake Monkey Bakery, California, Croissant, Dessert, Food, Los Angeles, Vacation

The Loop: Handcrafted Churros, Westminster CA

The Loop: Handcrafted Churros Cinnamon Sugar Churro with Nutella Strawberry Glaze Churro with Sprinkles Cinnamon Sugar Churro with Vanilla Soft Serve, Cookie Butter Syrup, Peanut Butter Cups, Biscoff Cookie Located just a hop, skip and a jump from Eiswelt Gelato, … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim, California, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Los Angeles, Orange County, The Loop, The Loop: Handcrafted Churros, Vacation, Westminster

Eiswelt Gelato, Westminster CA

Eiswelt Gelato Vanilla Teddy Bear with Birthday Cake Taro Pig with Birthday Cake Piglet Black Sesame Puppy Dog with Cookiebutter Red Velvet Turkey with Coconut Located in the Orange County Suburb of Westminster, the tiny corner-store in a strip-mall gaining … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim, California, Dessert, Eiswelt Gelato, Food, Ice Cream, Los Angeles, Orange County, Vacation, Westminster

Gwen, Los Angeles CA

Gwen Charcuterie – Blackstrap Ham with Coriander, Dark Rum and Molasses / Duck Rillete with Parsley and Capers / Leek, Ash and Porcini Sausage / Chorizo / Foie Gras Terrine / Mole Salumi with Red Pepper, Chocolate and Cloves / … Continue reading

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Downtown Donuts, Los Angeles CA

Downtown Donuts Apple Fritter Buttermilk Bar Old Fashioned Strawberry Glaze and Sprinkles Blueberry Glaze Maple Cruller Located in the same Spring Street arcade as Guisado’s, the signs of gentrification all around in the wake of Grand Central Market becoming one … Continue reading

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Guisado’s DTLA Restaurant, Los Angeles CA

Guisado’s DTLA Restaurant Corn Tamale Taco Sampler – Steak Picado, Bistek en Salsa Roja, Tinga de Pollo, Mole Poblano, Chicharron, Cochinita Pibil Now with five locations in the Greater Los Angeles area, the newest in Burbank expanding the group’s reach … Continue reading

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Mr. Holmes’ Bakehouse, Los Angeles CA

Mr. Holmes’ Bakehouse Strawberry Jalapeno Bearclaw Churro Croissant Peanutbutter and Jelly Donut Cornflake Cookie Espresso Cruffin Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding Chocolate Chunk Cookie Puppychow Monkey Bread A hip and trendy import from San Francisco whose Croissant-Muffin mash-up “Cruffin” has continued … Continue reading

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Jacks n’ Joe, Los Angeles CA

Jacks n’ Joe Coffee WTF – 6 crazy-shaped pancakes with sweetened cream cheese and seasonal berries, sprinkled with powdered sugar — crazy n’ good 7 MINUTES IN HEAVEN – 3 slices of Hawaiian French toast topped with Nutella, bananas and … Continue reading

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Zombee Donuts & Bakeshop, Fullerton CA

Zombee Donuts & Bakeshop Sour Cream Old Fashioned Black Widow – Glazed Donut and a Chocolate Covered Donut Hole Bleeding Heart – Chocolate Frosting, Raspberry Filling Zombee – Glazed Body, Raspberry Jelly Brains, Chocolate Face Eyeball – Red Velvet Donut, … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim, Breakfast, California, Dessert, Food, Fullerton, Los Angeles, Orange County, Vacation, Zombee Donuts, Zombee Donuts & Bakeshop

La Brea Bakery, Disneyland CA

La Brea Bakery Bread Pudding with Whipped Cream and Berries Raspberry Thumbprint Carrot Muffin Sticky Bun Chocolate Chip Cookie, Snickerdoodle Shut out for more than one Disneyland dinner, seating bluntly refused at casual Café Orleans despite arriving seven minutes before … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim, Bread Pudding, Breakfast, California, Dessert, Disneyland, Food, La Brea Bakery, LaBrea Bakery, Orange County, Vacation

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Disneyland CA

Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen Coffee Bourbon Street Sampler – Popcorn Calamari, Coconut Shrimp, Boudin Balls, Blackened Chicken Dumplings, Tabasco Pepper Jelly, Creole Mustard Aioli, Sweet Pepper Coulis Jalapeno Cornbread – Tabasco Pepper Jelly Cajun Poutine Etouffee – Cochon, Cajun Fries, … Continue reading

Posted in Anaheim, Bread Pudding, California, Coffee, Cornbread, Dessert, Disneyland, Food, Ice Cream, Pork, Ralph Brennan’s, Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, Souffle, Vacation

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, Disneyland CA

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café Breakfast Sandwich – Butter Croissant, Bacon, Cheddar, Scrambled Eggs with Fruit Matterhorn Coconut Macaroon Black Forest Bundt Cake Gingerbread Éclair Blueberry Sourcream Muffin Mickey Sugar Cookie Raspberry Mickey Macaron Spending Thanksgiving at Disneyland, my first visit … Continue reading

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B.S. Taqueria, Los Angeles CA

B.S. Taqueria Duritos – Puffed Wheat Crackers, Chile-Lime, Habanero Hot Sauce Lemon Pepper Chicken Chicharrones – Chicken Skins, Thighs, Lemon, Shishito Shrimp Quesadilla – Shrimp, Roasted Tomato, Radish, Cilantro, Cotija Chorizo & Papas Taco, Mushroom & Garlic Taco Cauliflower al … Continue reading

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Birdies, Los Angeles CA

Birdies Samples: French Toast, Pistachio Lemon Thyme Birdie’s Original – Fried Chicken Breast Sandwich, Cole Slaw, Buttermilk Ranch Mayo, Tilamook Cheddar & Cured Pickles Birdie’s Breakfast Sandwich – Over Easy Egg, Bacon, Fried Chicken Tenders, Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Tillamook … Continue reading

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Salt & Straw, Venice CA

Salt & Straw Samples – Avocado & Strawberry Sherbet, Roasted Strawberry & Toasted White Chocolate, Stumptown Coffee & Compartes Love Nuts Salted Caramel Cupcake – “salty and sweet, packed full of soggy, crumbly, mushed up cupcake bottoms and handfuls of … Continue reading

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The Rose Cafe Restaurant, Venice CA

The Rose Café Restaurant Coffe Pistachio Croissant – raisins / Almond Croissant / Turkey and Cheese Croissant – mustard / Blueberry Kouign Amann / Kouign Amann / Pistachio and Candied Lemon Donut / Milk Jam Beignet with Cocoa Nibs Gioia … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Pudding, Breakfast, California, Coffee, Croissant, Dessert, Food, French Toast, Italian, Los Angeles, Pancakes, Pizza, Pork, Rose Cafe, The Rose, The Rose Cafe, The Rose Cafe Restaurant, Vacation, Venice

Knead & Co. Pasta Bar and Market, Los Angeles CA

Knead & Co. Pasta Bar and Market Lamb Sugo on Papardelle, Peas, Mint, Crème Fraiche Spicy Fennel Sausage on Spelt Cavatelli, Koda Farms Chick Peas, Rapini Animal Style Cannoli Chocolate Chip Cookie Recently opened in the Grand Central Market, Pasadena … Continue reading

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