Category Archives: California

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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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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Union, Pasadena CA

Tweet Union Housemade Stracciatella, Roasted Garlic, Crostini Fairtime Peaches, Spinach, Mangalitza Lardo, Buckwheat Honey Crispy Duck Crostone, Arugula, Calimyrna Figs, Toma Brusca Wild Mushrooms, G&T Polenta, Pedro Ximenez Sherry Vinegar, Sage, Rosemary Spaghetti alla Chitarra, San Marzano Tomato, Garlic, Fresno … Continue reading

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Masa of Echo Park, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Masa of Echo Park House Bread and Butter Suppli – Risotto Croquettes with Buffalo Mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese, with Pomodoro Sauce Manchego Salad – Compressed Salad of Organic Baby Lettuce, Dates, Granny Smith Apples, Caramelized Walnuts, Manchego Cheese, Pear Dressing, … Continue reading

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Atticus Coffee and Dessert, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Atticus Coffee and Dessert Iced Coffee Ice Cream – Brown Sugar Apple Pie, Caramel Macchiato, Lemon Lavender, Orange Limeade, Honey Honeycomb, Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana, Raspberry Champagne Sorbet, Nutella Ferrero Rocher, Salted Chocolate Pretzel, Milk and Cereal, Brownie a … Continue reading

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Doughboys Cafe & Bakery [2,] Los Angeles CA

Tweet Doughboys Cafe & Bakery Coffee Creamy Polenta with brown sugar, strawberries, figs, nuts Malted Cornmeal Pancakes with Cherry Compote Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Icing Pan Toast – cinnamon rolls and croissants soaked in custard and fried, with … Continue reading

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Randy’s Donuts, Los Angeles CA

Tweet Randy’s Donuts Apple Fritter Honey Whole Wheat Raised and Glazed Old Fashioned Chocolate Covered Cruller Buttermilk Crumb Cake Iconic for its signage, Randy’s Donuts had long been a place of interest, and staying close to LAX during a recent … Continue reading

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Cassia, Santa Monica CA

Tweet Cassia Vietnamese Iced Coffee Piña Colada – Rum, housemade coconut liqueur, pineapple, coconut cream Chopped Escargot Clay Oven Bread – Lemongrass butter, herbs Jellyfish Salad – Shredded organic chicken, crispy rice, green leaf, sesame-bacon dressing Kaya Toast Coconut jam, … Continue reading

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Love & Salt, Manhattan Beach CA

Tweet Love & Salt Nutella Toast – Thick Cut Ciabatta, Strawberries, Sea Salt Toasted Zucchini Bread – House Strawberry Jam Housemade English Muffins – Rosemary Sea Salt, Cultured House Butter Crispy Open-Face Porchetta Sandwich – Fried Farm Egg, Salsa Verde … Continue reading

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Chapter One: the modern local, Santa Ana CA

Tweet Chapter One: the modern local Scotch Egg – Turkey sausage-wrapped egg, bacon jam, frisee salad, mango mustard sauce Apple Pancakes – Cranberry-apple relish, maple syrup Elvis Live from Brussels – Belgian waffle sandwich, pecan butter, brulee banana, bourbon maple … Continue reading

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