late summer inspiration: Fig, Pancetta and Gorgonzola Cream Pizza from Milo + Olive
Cioppino – mussels, clams, scallop, shrimp, seared fin fish, saffron-rouille crostini. At Catch in Santa Monica.
The shellfish platter at Catch in Santa Monica featured some of the best oysters I've ever had
Fried Oyster Po' Boy at The Lobster - LA
A simple and healthy side dish of roasted cauliflower and creamy avocado dip.
The quickest, simplest, most flavourful stock with just two ingredients. An absolute must for building any great miso soup.
My flight of Big Ass Beers at Library Alehouse consisted of Dogfish Head's Olde School Barleywine, World Wide Stout and the rare 120 Minute IPA.
Meet "The Godmother." A slice of South Philly in Los Angeles at Bay Cities Italian Deli.
Overflowing Ikura (Salmon Roe) Sushi, Echigo, Santa Monica
My vote for L.A.'s best burger goes to Rustic Canyon. I mean, look at it!
Pistachio encrusted goat cheese covered grapes - an amuse from our 10-course tasting at Melisse in LA.
Former Top Cheffer Chris "CJ" Jacobson serves up fried pigs ears at The Yard in Santa Monica.
Barretta di Cioccolato at La Botte, Santa Monica
perfect swedish foam pillow soft potato gnocchi at fraiche restaurant in santa monica and a note on bloggers' disclosure policy
Father's Office Burger - super moist meat patty topped off with caramelized onions, bacon, Bleu and Gruyere cheese and fresh arugula.served on a French Roll.
Boxed Berries- Blueberry & Raspberry season!
Green Eggs & Ham with La Quercia Prosciutto and housemade english muffin.
a cheese and bread presentation perfectly suited to TasteSpotting ~ at Salute Wine Bar in Santa Monica
Crudo (Italian Raw Fish): Cured belly of ocean trout with house made mustard at Riva Restaurant
Turkey meatball sandwich on ciabatta.
From cupcakery Vanilla Bake Shop in santa monica, a recipe for their key lime pie "shots" - too bad it's not a true caketail with a dessert liqueur in there!
The burger that foodies have exalted as a masterpiece.
SoCal farmer's market find from squash flowers to......
le cupcake just might be "the one"
worlds colliding. boys? no. gelato? oh, YES. Angelato Gelateria in Santa Monica CA
How girls and guys differ after they fight: She eats, cooks, talks, shops, thinks, IMs, emails, calls ALL DAY LONG. He...plays video games.
Damn you, Campbell's Chunky! Damn you, sourdough bread bowls at Fisherman's Wharf! Damn you both to heck for making it near impossible for me enjoy real clam chowder!
two words: turtle blood, aka "poison" to both your sanity and...dignity
if you keep going back, it probably means he IS your "type" [the orchid thai fusion cuisine, santa monica]
it's not you, it's me. *hm* no, wait. it IS you. why can't we all just be honest and say "i don't like you." [elderflower tea martini, abode restaurant, santa monica]
embarrassed. admit. confess. these words should never be used when talking about food you like. i love the caesar salad at i cugini and i'm proud to say it.
on "The Prom," it might be the only good place to eat: Cafe Crepe
about as hard as taking the SAT: ordering a burger at The Counter
HAPPY 1 MONTH to TASTESPOTTING! Although its just the beginning ~ we sure love our "Happy Endings", especially when they involve "Angry Marshmallow Brownies"... the notcot side ~ stay tuned for more from sarah...