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[15 Dec 2008 | 5 Comments | 935 views]
FoodTouring in L.A. Part 1

I was in Los Angeles this weekend for the first of three leadership summits. On previous visits in the past year I’ve had awesome meals at Canter’s Deli, K-zo (amazing sushi fusion), Alcove Cafe & Bakery (mmm brunch), and Fraiche (French/New American).

This time I was in the city for just a day and a half but I managed to fit a fair amount of food touring. Jamie picked me up at LAX on Saturday and we drove straight to Urth Cafe to split their Urth Farmer’s Salad. We then walked …

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[12 Dec 2008 | One Comment | 860 views]
Cissi’s Wine Bar Brings the Love

As many of you know, Cissi’s Market is located just north of Guero’s on South Congress. In it’s previous life, it was a gourmet grocery store and was pretty sparse and felt out-of-place amid the jumble of stores on the street.
After a complete renovation, the front half of Cissi’s has been reinvented as a wine bar and food lovers paradise. I was lucky enough to be invited to check out Cissi’s by some dear friends and enjoyed an unforgettable food and wine tasting of some of the menu’s greatest hits.
Cissi’s …

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[12 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | 1,241 views]
Wining and Dining at Whole Foods

Joined Betsy at Whole Foods Culinary Center last night for a class called “Chef’s Table: A Wine and Dine Experience.” Thanks to Ilyse, Jessica, Melissa and Stephanie for the generous b-day gift card.

Betsy is a food lover and all around fun gal who recently joined the Whole Foods integrated media team as their online programs manager. She works on their Whole Story blog and other web content and social marketing.
FoodTouring was actually featured on the “What We’re Reading…” page back in September.
The menu for last night’s class was steak salad …

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[12 Dec 2008 | 6 Comments | 7,545 views]
I Swoon for La Traviata

When Ilyse asked me where I would recommend for our MUD board’s holiday lunch, I suggested La Traviata because it is walking distance from her office and serves delicious food with little pretense. I’m also a sucker for exposed brick.
La Traviata is a perfect spot to meet clients, go on a date, or grab a quick bite before a show at the Paramount or Long Center.
Speaking of lunch, I try to conserve dollars and calories by bringing a salad with lots of stuff in it to the office from home. …

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[11 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | 929 views]
Dai Due Supper Club

I’ve been dying to check out Dai Due Supper Club after experiencing the Urban Farm Bicycle Tour last weekend and reading Addie Broyle’s wonderful article about Dai Due in the Statesman, I’m really jonesing to check it out soon. Click on the photo below to read the article online.

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