Category Archives: Restaurants

DineLA Lunch at Spago

Black Forest Pudding Dessert at Spago

This week (and this upcoming week of Jan 31- Feb 5) was restaurant week in Los Angeles. This means that some of the restaurants around the city are participating in an event called DineLA where they offer special, three-course set menus at a special price. I took advantage of this to take in a lunch at Spago. The restaurant was lovely, the food was delicious, ... Read More »

Coffee-Pairing Lunch at Lucques

Chocolate Bread Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream

I rarely mention restaurants – unless I’m dining out of the country – but this week I had a lunch that was so foodie-oriented, I can’t resist writing about it. It was a coffee-pairing lunch hosted by Starbucks at Lucques, a restaurant in Los Angeles. The lunch was held at the end of Coffee College, a day long seminar that Starbucks hosted (and was generous ... Read More »

Free Pancakes at IHOP on National Pancake Day

National Pancake Day: Free Pancakes at IHOP

February 24th is National Pancake Day and, in the spirit of celebration, IHOP will be giving out free short stacks of pancakes (3 large pancakes) to all of its customers from 7am to 10pm! The promotion includes their classic buttermilk pancakes, and there is a limit of one stack per guest. The reason that IHOP holds this promotion is to raise money for the Children’s ... Read More »

Pick the next Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake flavor

Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake Contest

Have you noticed that the prize for a lot of televised cooking competitions (and the bonus for a lot of food “celebrities” sponsorship deal) is to get a food item on the menu of a big chain restaurant? Even if they’re aim is ultimately more fine dining than TGI Fridays, everyone knows that this gets their recipe maximum exposure – and it definitely gets their ... Read More »

Free Donuts at Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme donuts are almost too sweet for me to eat more than one at a time, but when that one donut is still hot from the fryer and freshly glazed, it is simply delicious. If one donut is all you really want, you might want to stop into your local Krispy Kreme shop today (Jan 20th) because they are giving out one free donut ... Read More »

Breakfast on the Go, at Starbucks

Starbucks brekkie

I always eat breakfast in the morning, whether I make something at home or pick something up with a cup of coffee while I’m on the go. I’m kind of a sucker for a good bowl of oatmeal, so when I heard that Starbucks was introducing an oatmeal option for breakfast, I knew that I would have to give it a try the next time ... Read More »

ChefDb

chefdb

There are many resturant review sites online, perhaps more than you could ever actually use when you try to consider the number of blogs, bulletin boards, wikis, newspaper reviews and just plain old review websites out there. When taken together, there is probably a pretty comprehensive restaurant listing available online. There is not, however, a comprehensive chef listing – or wasn’t, until now. ChefDb is ... Read More »

$25,000 Haute Chocolate

It wasn’t all that long ago when I pointed out that, in pursuit of the title of the world’s most expensive dessert, a restaurant in Sri Lanka put a $14,500 dessert on their menu. But the price tag on that dish wasn’t quite high enough to keep the title of priciest indulgence with that restaurant. Serendipity 3, a New York restaurant that is known for ... Read More »

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