Archive for Food

“Anytime You’re Hungry, Everybody Goes to Rick’s”

Aug 06, 2009 by Lisa Newton

After you finish a great day of Travelin’ Local, if you’re in the San Gabriel Valley, Rick’s Drive In & Out is a local institution where you can get “Cheap Eats” but you won’t be [...]

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King Taco: A Los Angeles Late Night Institution

Aug 01, 2009 by Lisa Newton

With its ubiquitous delivery trucks, and its Rock Star status as the late night place to eat no matter the time, King Taco, by any and all standards is a Los Angeles Institution. Indeed, after [...]

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The Best Snow Cones in Los Angeles

Jul 25, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Travelin’ Local is officially declaring that from this day forward, Sunday, July 26th, here on out, is the official “Snow Cone Sunday” Holiday in Los Angeles. What self-respecting fun in the Summertime routine is [...]

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The Original Farmers Market Celebrates 75 Years

Jul 11, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Farmers Market early beginnings were humble to say the least. It originally opened 75 years ago with only 18 farmers, who paid $.50 each to rent space for them to sell their colorful harvests. Farmers [...]

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Koreatown, Kimchi, and Spicy Noodles

May 21, 2009

Although I’ve had Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese food, I had not tried Korean food until today. Fortunately, for two reasons, a friend of mine has many years sampling various Korean restaurants, noodle shops, and [...]

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Ocean View Farms, a Community Garden and City Oasis

Apr 07, 2009

On Saturday, I spent the morning learning how to grow tomatoes at Ocean View Farms (OVF).
What is Ocean View Farms?
It is among the largest of more than 70 community gardens in Los Angeles County, with [...]

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Palm Trees, a Famous Bakery, and Mexican Food

Feb 27, 2009

First opening in 1931, family-owned and -operated Helms Bakery supplied local residents with its fresh-baked bread delivered “Daily at Your Door” (the Helms motto) for over 40 years. Even though the bakery is no longer [...]

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Valentine’s Day at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market – Part II

Feb 19, 2009

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog entry, I’m a big fan of fresh fruits and veggies. Over the years, I tried to get my kids interested in eating them, too, and for the most part, [...]

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Valentine’s Day at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

Feb 17, 2009

I’m pretty sure not everyone spent their Valentine’s Day at the local farmer’s market, but for me, it was perfect since I’ve wanted to go to this market for a long, long time, and Saturday [...]

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Let them eat Eggs

Feb 10, 2009

Canter’s Deli is a Los Angeles institution.
Established in 1924, over the years, it has become a haven for celebrities, producers, directors, musicians, local residents, regular customers, tourists, and just everyday people.
Open 24 hours per day, [...]

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Kickin’ it at Fatburger

Jan 29, 2009

Considered by many, FatBurger is an institution in Los Angeles, and just as you would expect from its moniker, Fatburger serves large burgers of several different varieties, a choice of fries or onion rings, plus, [...]

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