Category Archives: California

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

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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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Musso & Frank Grill, Los Angeles CA

Musso & Frank Grill Sourdough Bread Spumoni Slice Brioche Bread Pudding with Blueberries and Vanilla Ice Cream Musso & Frank Strawberry Torten Doing the bulk of the day’s eating before noon, mid-day reserved for rest before a concert at Hollywood … Continue reading

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Kali, Los Angeles CA

Kali Strawberry Shrub Chicken Salad – Baby Kale / Almonds / Smoked Eggs / Blue Cheese Charred Avocado – Shaved Vegetables / Pistachio / Ash / Kale Asparagus Tips – Duck Egg / Preserved Lemon / Cracklin’ Rosemary Brioche with … Continue reading

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La Monarca, Los Angeles CA

La Monarca Chocolate Butter Cookie, Walnut Butter Cookie, Mexican Wedding Cookie, Polvoron Capirotada Bread Pudding – Coconut, Agave, Golden Raisins Taco de Crema Pan de Elote Cuernito de Cajeta Dulce de Leche Cake Tres Leches Cake Expanding from one store … Continue reading

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Winsome, Los Angeles CA

Winsome Banana Bread Olive Oil Cake – Mascarpone Cream Cheese Frosting, Cava Cava Oranges Duck Egg Toast – rustic toast, nduja, raclette, oregano Buckwheat and Semolina Pancake – yeast risen pancake, quince preserves, chestnut honey Brown butter chocolate chip cookie … Continue reading

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Avec Nous, Beverly Hills CA

Avec Nous Warm Baguette and Butter French 75 – Gin, Absinthe, Meyer Lemon Charcuterie Degustation – Pork Shank Rillettes, Bresaola, Lardo, Duck Prosciutto, Housemade Mustard, Pickles, Pickled Mushrooms, Rhubarb Escargot – Wild Burgundy Snails, Persillade Butter, Bread Crisps Foie Gras … Continue reading

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The Coolhaus Shop, Los Angeles CA

The Coolhaus Shop Samples – Bulletproof Coffee, Red Velvet, Pistachio Black Truffle, Cookies & Sweet Cream Snickerdoodle Cookie / Balsamic Fig and Mascarpone / Bananas Foster / Easter Egg Cookie Peanut Butter Cap ‘n Crunch Cookie / Salted Caramel / … Continue reading

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Lukshon, Los Angeles CA

Lukshon What the pho? – brisket dumpling, pho consommé, traditional garnishes, smoked sriracha Kurobuta pork ribs – spicy chicory coffee bbq sauce Steak bao – chinese black beans, asian pear, kohlrabi, kimchi vinaigrette Larb sliders – peanut bun, larb seasoning, … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Pastry, Los Angeles CA

Copenhagen Pastry Romkugle Napoleon Hat Almond Mazarin Apple Pastry Chocolate Pastry Raspberry Pastry Spandauer Kringle Copenhagen Nougat Crown – Almond Paste, Custard, Hazelnut Cream Cinnamon Loaf Sticking close to Culver City for more sweetness, four-year old Copenhagen Pastry still looking … Continue reading

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Lodge Bread Company, Los Angeles CA

Lodge Bread Company Cinnamon Roll Chocolate Chip Miso Cookie and Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Nut Butter and Date Syrup on Whole Wheat Sourdough Avocado and Radish on Country Cinnamon Sugar on Country Cultured Butter and Jam on Country Gaining a lot … Continue reading

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Running Goose, Los Angeles CA

Running Goose Salt Cod Churros – Brandade, Masa, Saffron Aioli, Lemon, Nori Ricotta Masa Gnocchi – Wild Mushrooms, Kale, Sage Brown Butter, Lemon, Queso Seco Doughnuts – Strawberry Hibiscus Jam, La Rosa Peanut Butter Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding – Spiced … Continue reading

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Birch, Los Angeles CA

Birch Arancini with Cauliflower Puree, Truffle Oil, Young Parmesan Monkfish Tikka Masala with Basmati Rice Cracker Rabbit Baklava with Carrot, Mustard Seed, Honey Pork Shank with Palm Sugar, Black Garlic Hoisin, Butter Lettuce, Pickles, Sriracha, Za’atar Flatbread Sticky Toffee Pudding … Continue reading

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Broken Spanish, Los Angeles CA

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, Quesillo, … Continue reading

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Viviane, Beverly Hills CA

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 Cheddar … Continue reading

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Maple Block Meat Co, Culver City CA

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 Carolinas, … Continue reading

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Superba Food + Bread, El Segundo CA

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 Pretzel … Continue reading

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Quenelle, Burbank CA

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 on … Continue reading

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Scratch Bar & Kitchen, Encino CA

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 – Cabbage … Continue reading

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