Archive | September, 2014

Sidecar Doughnuts Update — Doughnut Gluttony Edition

23 Sep

Still no official word from Sidecar about when their Santa Monica location is going to open. They said November, so I’m holding my tantrum in until then.

We took the occasion of a party to get a few dozen doughnuts from Sidecar. Still incredible.
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Solano Cellars

18 Sep

My favorite wine bar, just outside of Berkeley, Solano Cellars is the perfect neighborhood wine bar (except for the fact that I don’t live in this neighborhood). Part of the local chain of wine bars headed by Vintage Berkeley, Solano Cellars is run by friendly wine nerds who are happy to chat with you regardless of your level of experience. If you live in the area, you should make it a regular stop.

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Guisados update — new menu items

12 Sep

The opening of Guisados DTLA, the third outpost of Armando de la Torre’s best-in-class taco shop, is a good occasion to revisit and try a couple new things. On the left, a formerly secret menu item: chorizo quesadilla. On the right, beef mole. And a new drink!

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Bird n Hand – Maybe Check the Bush First

10 Sep


Bird n Hand is a new chicken-centric place on Fairfax. There’s a lot of interesting ideas here: free range birds, harissa wings, tater tots, waffles. Add a great location, and you think, what could go wrong?

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Momofuku Milk Bar Banana Cream Pie at Home

9 Sep

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