Category Archives: Restaurants

California might add nutrition information to restaurant menus

It’s easy to pick out healthy items on a restaurant menu, right? A quick quiz conducted by the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that 68% of surveyed Californians couldn’t pick out the low calorie, low salt, high fat or high calorie items from a list of dishes on the menus at Denny’s, Chili’s, McDonald’s and Romano’s Macaroni Grill chain restaurants. 27% only got ... Read More »

Welcome to Kwik-E-Mart, really!

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Simpsons fans take note: In honor of the Simpsons movie,  due out this summer, 7-Eleven is converting 11 of their stores into Kwik-E-Marts temporarily. To make it even more Simpson-esque, the new Kwik-E-Marts will also stock products from the show, including Squishees, Buzz Cola and KrustyO’s. With the exception of a quick stop for an occasional Slurpee, I don’t get to 7-Eleven all that often. But ... Read More »

Hot ketchup soup…

When times are lean, we might have to eat some things simply because they’re inexpensive. Massive amounts of ramen, for example. But, if you are the kind of person for whom hot ketchup soup - by which I mean a cup of hot water with ketchup stirred into it – is a regular part of your diet because you are just a very cheap person, at least ... Read More »

Five Things to Eat Before You Die

While the title of this post has a bit of a macabre sound to it, there is nothing ominous about the Foodblogger’s Guide to the Globe. FBGttG* is a meme (short for “internet phenomenon”) that was started by The Traveler’s Lunchbox and is traveling around the world via various food blogs. I was tagged to come up with my own list of five things to ... Read More »

A vacation recap, with waffles

o I set my alarm for 2:30 in the morning, after packing my bag with water, flashlight, camera, sunblock and granola. I definately didn’t get enough sleep that night, but then, neither did anyone else. When the alarms sounded, we quickly dressed – warmly and in layers – before piling into our rented car and driving the 45 minutes out to the beginning of the ... Read More »

L’Artiste Patisserie

I don’t ordinarily review restaurants or anything here on my blog, but this bakery is worth a mention. The first thing it has going for it is location. Up until today, I was not aware of any decent bakeries near me. I know a good place for challah and a good place for donuts, but beyond those things, I would have to face traffic and ... Read More »

Sydney Eats: Bodhi Yum Cha

I wish I had thought to take my camera yesterday when we went to have yum cha for lunch at Bodhi at Philip+Cook Park, near St. Mary’s Cathedral. Yum cha must be one of the most attractive lunches you can have. I will keep this brief, as I will freely admit that I only know what about half of our food was. The ones I ... Read More »

Sydney Eats: Sel et Poivre

With the Christmas holiday and my move to Los Angeles, I somehow neglected to mention that I am currently in Sydney, Australia to celebrate the New Year. This means no baking for the time being, but I will attempt to make up for that by posting a couple of reviews of Sydney restaurants. Yesterday was my first day here, though I have been to Sydney ... Read More »

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