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A Visit to Anaheim Packing House

Following a wonderful fundraiser for the leading Mayoral candidate for the city of Anaheim (home of Disneyland), Ashleigh Aitken, I wandered down the street to the Anaheim Packing House. What was formerly a packing house for oranges and lemons, is now packed with restaurants and people. What a fun place with live music, trendy decor, […]

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An Afternoon Drive

This past Saturday, I took a spontaneous drive to a little mountain town called Wrightwood. It’s on the back side of the Angeles Crest mountain range, near to highways 138 and 15. It’d been decades since I’d last been there. Traffic on the freeways en route was heavier than I’d hoped for, but being Southern […]

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Eat Here! Orange Cafe

Nothing like breakfast out! Tried an adorable hole-in-the-wall cafe this morning called Orange Cafe in the city of Orange. Had the most delicious crab cake benedicts, home style potatoes, and fruit. Definitely recommend! ~Kat  

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Eat Here! The Crab Cooker

Our blog hasn’t featured a restaurant recommendation in ages, so it’s high time we do one again. This past Friday after work, and before the concert I would be attending, I treated myself to dinner at the Crab Cooker seafood restaurant in Newport Beach. My dad used to take our family there when I was a teenager, and I hadn’t been in […]

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Eat Here! San Antonio Winery

(11 photos) It seems a dining recommendation is long overdue. While downtown Los Angeles at the Brewery Artwalk this past weekend, Kat and I visited the San Antonio Winery, two streets over from the Brewery. Not only do they offer free wine tastings (I’m certain they’re the ONLY winery still offering that wonderful service), but […]

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Eat Here! Red Lion Tavern

My recent adventures in the Silver Lake and Angelino Heights area of Los Angeles (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4) started when my son invited me to lunch at the Red Lion Tavern. I hadn’t been there in ages, but was pleased everything looked the same, and the food tasted as delicious as […]

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Eat Here! Din Tai Fung Dumpling House

Rice Cake with Vegetables…Sauteed Garlic String Beans….Shrimp and Green Melon Dumplings….Vegetable Fried Rice…some of the most delicious Chinese dishes I’ve ever had!   Din Tai Fung Dumpling House, located in Arcadia down the street from the L.A. Arboretum, has easily become one of my favorite Chinese restaurants. They have a couple other locations in Southern […]

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Eat Here! North Woods

Look at that, will you! Snow in Southern California!!! 🙂 One of my favorite restaurants since childhood is Clearman’s North Woods. I have many fond memories of the days, long ago, when my dad would take our family to the one in Arcadia. We’d wait in the bar for our table, my brother and me enthralled […]

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Eat Here! El Cholo

For the best Margarita in town, or a carnitas street taco, or grilled corn on the cob, or green corn tamales….. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that both Kat and I highly recommend El Cholo Mexican Restaurant. There are several locations, with the original being just west of downtown Los […]

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Noodle Soup

Discovered my all time favorite ramen place in Downtown Fullerton, called Kopan Ramen. Absolutely delicious! Super affordable, large portion, and a vegetarian option! Their “Veggie Ramen” has the most wonderful tasting broth, and is loaded with delicious vegetables. The last time I visited, I decided to try their “Soft Shell Crab” appetizer as well…first time […]

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It’s Like Frozen Cotton Candy!

Discovered a new shaved ice shop in Brea called Snowland! Absolutely incredible! The second you take a bite, the ice melts in your mouth like frozen cotton candy…unlike any shaved ice I’ve ever had! With a multitude of flavors, my favorites so far are Mango and Lychee. There are a variety of toppings you can […]

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Eat Here! Hawk’s Head

We had a wonderful family get-together for Thanksgiving yesterday, with lots of feasting and fun. My 96-year-young mom (Kat’s grandma) stayed over an extra night so I could show her my new favorite place of Oak Glen today. This morning, the sky was a dark gray, and rain was coming down pretty steadily as we left. I […]

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Eat Here! Apple Annie’s

It’s a cool, crisp autumn day, you realize you’re hungry, and you start dreaming about food… well, hop in the car! It’s time for a delicious home-style meal served in a country, cozy atmosphere, surrounded by the most beautiful mountain scenery, apple trees, and a quaint country village! Visiting Apple Annie’s in Oak Glen is comforting, and […]

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Eat Here! Philippe’s

French Dip sandwiches at Philippe’s are the best. I’ve been going to Philippe’s in downtown Los Angeles since I was a little kid, and it hasn’t changed (thankfully, it hasn’t changed!). My memories were refreshed this past weekend when I walked over from Olvera Street for lunch. Yup, it’s just as I remembered… wood shavings […]

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Eat Here! 85 Degrees

Looking for a place to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try 85 Degrees! This delicious bakery cafe specializes in Asian pastries, cakes, coffee, and teas. Their prices are super affordable, which is great because I always end up with a tray-full. An article on KPCC from early 2013 refers to them as the “Starbucks of Taiwan” […]

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Eat Here?? Magic Restroom Cafe

While driving along the 60 towards L.A., I noticed an outdoor shopping center to my right (in the City of Industry). Craving a Thai Iced Tea and an Egg Custard Bun, I decided to explore the shopping center and see if my sweet cravings could be satisfied. I did find a delicious tea house and […]

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Eat Here! Eclipse Chocolate

Chocoholic?! Here’s the place for you! Eclipse Chocolate, located is South Park – San Diego, doesn’t sell just everyday chocolate…they have some very unusual flavors, including Maple Brown Sugar, Lavendar Sea Salt, Chili Hazelnut, and Blackberry Sage. May sound bizarre, but the taste is incredible! The shop also serves a variety of gourmet hot chocolates […]

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Eat Here! Chao Krung Thai Restaurant

Located on Fairfax Ave. right near The Grove in Los Angeles, this hidden treasure is absolutely delicious! If you’re a fan of Thai food, Chao Krung honestly has some of the best I’ve had yet! Shrimp pad thai…green and red curry…snappy green beans with tofu…the flavor is fantastic and the spice is just right! They […]

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Eat Here! Porto’s Bakery and Cafe

Craving amazing sandwiches, salads, cakes, pastries, coffees, smoothie, etc?! Porto’s Bakery is an absolutely incredible Cuban restaurant located in Burbank, Glendale, and Downey. Website: http://portosbakery.com/ Yelp Review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/portos-bakery-glendale Enjoy! ~Kat

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Eat Here! Orange Roll and Sushi

Orange Roll & Sushi is honestly the best sushi restaurant in Fullerton! Open 10am – 10pm, Monday – Saturday (note, closed on Sunday!) Super affordable, and absolutely delicious! What I recommend: “Burrito” – $8.95 “Autumn” – $9.95 And the “Firecracker” roll, which I sadly don’t have a pic of…but it’s $8.95 awesomeness! Website: http://www.loveorangesushi.com/index.html Yelp Review: http://www.yelp.com/biz/orange-roll-and-sushi-fullerton-2 […]

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