Monthly Archives: June 2011

Spaghetti and meatballs!

I’ve never made meatballs.  They seemed too time consuming or too complicated, plus I don’t really like handling raw ground meat much, so I always bought frozen ones, and they always sucked.  So I decided to try and make some! … Continue reading

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Drago Centro.

This charcuterie plate was awesome.  Five kinds of cured meats, one that tasted slightly of kimchi (I have no idea), and it was served with some amazing pillowy bread. We ordered the lobster carbonara and duck agnolotti (like little half-raviolis).  … Continue reading

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Bottomless mimosa brunch at the Misfit.

The Misfit newly opened in the old Anisette Brasserie space off of Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, which is a bit of a shame because I really liked Anisette.  They had a tasty, affordable steak tartare that came with delicious … Continue reading

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Westside Tavern. No discounts except on the movie.

Chicken liver mousse, served in a large mason jar, with green apple chutney.  Served with the perfect amount of crostini. Amazing mussels with smoky bacon, leeks, and mustard wine sauce.  The mussels were smaller than the long, narrow ones I’m … Continue reading

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Sea urchin with black squid ink pasta.

I didn’t realize that my boss is a total foodie until we got to chatting for practically 15 minutes straight about sea urchin at last year’s holiday lunch.  Recently, she ordered a bunch of ingredients to make a sea urchin … Continue reading

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BBE Prix Fixe at Aburiya Toranoko

I’ve never had high-end sushi before.  I rarely crave it, plus I can get the $2.75 sushi at my favorite Sawtelle restaurant all day.  And when I can get fresh sashimi and uni from my go-to Japanese markets for a … Continue reading

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Retrospective: The Grove on Fillmore.

The Grove Fillmore, December 2008.  Hungover after the FB Christmas party.  Oh, and I think I got food poisoning from the hotel.  Oh well.  Other than that, it was a really nice hotel.

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