California

Gjelina

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Blog, California, Eat, Go, Restaurants | 1 comment

Gjelina

We visited family in Orange County, California, last year, who so kindly allowed us to take their maroon minivan to Mexico and back.  Not all the way to Mexico.  Just San Diego.  But still, pretty close. We toured all of LA’s most famous nooks and crannies, including Venice Beach, known for rollerskating drug addicts on the Boardwalk, for sure, but also home to some of the most charming neighborhoods, delicious eateries and hippest boutiques, all piled up on one of the best streets in California – Abbott Kinney.     A friend recommended we stroll into Gjelina and for this I shall be forever in his debt.  The place was ‘oh-so-cool’...

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State Bird Provisions

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Blog, California, Eat, Go, Restaurants | 3 comments

State Bird Provisions

A few days ago, Zagat posted a blog featuring ‘The 10 Hottest Restaurants In The World’ (10 can’t-miss spots from Spain to Singapore that are perfect for any gastro-savvy holiday traveler or just the straight-up restaurant-obsessed) and wouldn’t ya know it, State Bird Provisions made the cut. I was in San Francisco in October and, thank Christ Almighty, my dear friend Charlotte insisted that I go to State Bird as her beloved Andrew Knowlton, Restaurant Editor at Bon Appétit, gave it a phenomenal review and deemed it a ‘must-visit.’ After having a meal there, it is of zero surprise that it has received so much praise.  This place is...

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