Posted tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Happy Heart Day!

February 14, 2012

I got this gorgeous box in the mail last Friday from TM.  Actually, the note only said “Happy Valentine’s Day!” with no name on it so I wasn’t sure who it was from.  It could’ve been from Justin Timberlake for all I know. ; )

Valerie Confections was featured on The Best Thing I Ever Ate last December on the Season’s Eatings episode.  Sunny Anderson said these petits fours are amazing and she sends them to her friends for the holidays.  She orders the rose petal petits.

From their website:  “Each rose petal petits four contains 4 layers of delicate vanilla bean cake layered with rose petal ganache and covered in white chocolate. Atop each petits four is a single candied rose petal.”

I tend to always lean towards matcha so I definitely love these.  The green tea flavor isn’t too strong.  The rose petits definitely had a subtle rose taste and the candied petal on top is a beautiful touch.  Each bite was sweet but not overwhelming.  Each treat is handmade to perfection and made with a great attention to detail.  TM was advised to have the petits fours arrive last Friday (even though it is a Valentine’s gift) so they would not sit in a warehouse over the weekend.  I have been savoring each bite and cannot wait to have another tonight after dinner!

3360 W. 1st Street   Los Angeles, CA

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Philippe’s french dip sandwiches!!

September 3, 2009

I lived in LA for many years and never heard of Philippe.  I heart french dip sandwiches so I don’t understand how this went under the radar and slid by me.  I heard about it on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” (have I mentioned that I’m obsessed with this show lately?!?) and decided I NEED to try it the next time I’m in LA!

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It’s an institution, really.  It’s been around since 1908.

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It was packed!!  I felt like I was at Disneyland waiting for a ride.  We went on a Saturday afternoon and stood in line for quite awhile before we got to order.

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We all ordered our sandwiches double dipped since you don’t get a side of au jus to dip into on your own.  Unfortunately, our lady only dipped one side.  Billy stood in another line because he got stuck in traffic and got his double dipped.  Stacy and I ordered lemonade and Boyfriend and Kio ordered sides. 

I would go back (preferably on a weekday) to get my sandwich double dipped!  It was good but would probably make it to great status with double dippage. 🙂

1001 N. Alameda Street  Los Angeles, CA

Oh Korean BBQ, how I love thee

August 31, 2009

I know, I know, I’ve posted about Soot Bul Gui Rim 2 before.  But it’s my favorite AYCE Korean BBQ place in Koreatown.  For $16.99 you can choose from all sorts of meat and it’s all you can eat!!  Kalbi and tongue are probably my two faves.  We gathered here, all 11 of us, and cooked and ate and cooked more to our heart’s content.  I love the rice paper and miso paste with all the sides!!

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233 S. Vermont Ave.  Los Angeles, CA 90020

Leaving on a jet plane!

August 19, 2009

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I’m leaving on a jet plane tomorrow after work to head to LA for a long weekend!!  Boyfriend is there for work training for two weeks so I’m meeting up with him so he doesn’t miss me too much! ; )

All of the weekend activities revolve around food, friends and more food so hopefully I’ll have a lot to post when I get back!  Mmmm, I can’t wait to eat at all my old favorite places… : )


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