Category Archives: Los Angeles

Los Angeles vs. Los Angeles: Starring the Malibu Farm Pier Café

Los Angeles (definition) City in California Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles, often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in the U.S. state of California and the second most populous in the United States, after New … Continue reading

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Traditional Cornish Pasties

Cornish pasties are one of those traditional British creations that can be absolutely wonderful. Made well – using simple, good quality ingredients – they consist of a light, flaky pastry case surrounding a relatively minimal, but well-seasoned and intensely flavoured … Continue reading

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Tomato and Basil Salad

I’ve recently spent a couple of weeks back in Los Angeles, where it was an absolute delight to visit the (Downtown) Santa Monica Farmer’s Market once again (held each week on Wednesday and Saturday). As you might expect at this time … Continue reading

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Dine LA: Restaurant Week (July 2013)

It’s that time of year again… (and for the most observant among you, I apologise for the blatant self-plagiarism of most of this post) …Restaurant Week is already underway in Los Angeles, giving diners the opportunity to eat a special … Continue reading

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Dine LA: Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week takes place in late January / early February in a number of cities across the U.S., giving diners the opportunity to eat a special offer prix fixe menu – up to three courses – at an impressively large … Continue reading

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Food with a View: The Malibu Seafood Patio Café

The Pacific Coast Highway is a major north-south thoroughfare that runs along almost the entire length of California. Much of it is accompanied by what is often considered to be the most attractive coastal scenery in the United States. And … Continue reading

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Chicken with Leeks and Lemon

 Welcome back, me! After a four week absence – and a truly wonderful three week trip home to the UK – I was more than ready to get back to the Farmer’s Market in Santa Monica yesterday. It was a beautiful … Continue reading

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For Cupcake Addicts and Television Geeks

As a relative stranger in Los Angeles, I find it odd that my life is so frequently punctuated by the familiar. As a result of the film and television industries, many of the usually banal markers of everyday life are … Continue reading

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Margaritas and Mariachi: El Cholo Mexican Restaurant

It’s Saturday evening, and this large restaurant is busy. And lively. So lively, in fact, that the impressive mariachi band can be heard across the parking lot. But it’s also surprisingly cosy, with an interior resembling an informal courtyard, including … Continue reading

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It’s a Date: A surprising fruit smoothie

I was astonished – and secretly rather delighted – that the rain that started in Los Angeles at the end of last week continued not just over the weekend, but into this week as well. It’s clear that the city … Continue reading

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