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Avalon, Catalina Saturday

Saturday morning we went to Original Jacks in the previous location of Polly’s Pancakes. They are famous for their Hawaiian French Toast with macadamia nuts and coconut syrup. I had the eggs benedict, and couldn’t complain. We had reserved a … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Papadeaux

Tuesday we all headed down to Papadeaux in Marietta. It was kind of corporate, but I am not going to be too picky when it comes to getting a taste of New Orleans. Plus it had all the requirements for … Continue reading

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Laurel Tavern

Why is lunch on Ventura Boulevard always cause for so much shouting? “It’s up on the right. No, further down…wait…wait…you passed it!” Laurel Tavern, which only started serving lunch last month, is helpfully painted black to stand out from the … Continue reading

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Tonys Darts away

When friends come to visit my Magnolia Park neighborhood, they sometimes ask where my “local” is. I’m left blank, because we don’t have a local here like we did in Los Feliz. Other than Tinhorn Flats and the standing bar … Continue reading

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Coop’s Place

Coop’s is our go-to place in The Big Easy. The hip little dive bar on Decateur is anchored by a giant church pew, and made homey by a little cat in the window. The service is fast, the music is … Continue reading

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The Cat and Fiddle’s Mulled Wine

I have always had something against mulled wine. Besides it having the viscousity of blood, I just imagine Will Farrell and Rachel Dratch’s “Lovers” characters from SNL drinking hot mulled wine to wash down the juices of their roasted goat … Continue reading

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O’Brien’s Kioki

In addition to your usual Irish Coffee, O’Brien’s in Santa Monica serves five other fun alcoholic coffee drinks. The Nutty Irishman, made with Frangelico, was beckoning (why are nutty Irishmen in bars always beckoning? Must be my red hair. And … Continue reading

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