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El Granjero Cantina at the Original Farmer’s Market

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If you love Mexican food, head to El Granjero Cantina, L.A.’s newest most colorful Mexican restaurant located at the original Farmers Market. I reviewed this restaurant for our sister site (ETG)...the food is amazing. CLICK HERE to read review, or visit  - Stories Section, Dining/Drinking Page, Reviews Page. With its lively, bright, and inviting indoor-outdoor seating and great patio for people watching, El Granjero (pronounced gran-heh-roh) Cantina is the perfect one-stop spot to enjoy some Tacos, Dorados, Vegan Tacos, Salads, Bowls, Burritos, Quesadillas, Tequila, Mezcal, Top Shelf Margaritas, Sangria, Specialty Cocktails,

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The Upper West, Best Burger on the Westside

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If you love burgers, head to the Upper West in Santa Monica, and enjoy the restaurant’s latest addition to the menu. Chef Nick Shipp has created an exceptional creation - the Flannery Beef Cheeseburger features American cheese, Worcestershire-caramelized onions, pickles, arugula, so-cal sauce.  photo by Chef Nick Shipp; courtesy of the Upper West The Upper West also offers a happy hour Wednesdays through Sundays from 4:30 to 7:00pm (drinks only). Also on Thursday nights, enjoy 1/2 price bottle of wines. Be sure to visit the Upper West soon - the

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Ayara Thai Celebrates 18 Years!

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In 2022, Ayara Thai celebrates 18 years in business located in the Westchester neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. Established in 2004, Ayara Thai cuisine continues the tradition of crafting home-cooked food for those dining out. CLICK HERE to read my review on our sister site or visit the Stories Section / Dining Drinking / Reviews. Photo courtesy of Ayara Thai Growing up in a Thai-Chinese community in the Samsen District along the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River, Chef and restaurateur Andy Asapahu received his cooking and business prowess

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Foodies Unplug in Paso Robles

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If you reside in the Los Angeles area....take a tip to reconnect, and try new restaurants. There is a new craze taking place called solomoon. Couples get married and then instead of enjoying a honeymoon, they take a solomoon....can you imagine?  I found a happy balance. My husband and I went to Paso Robles took a day off from each other. He wanted to get up at 4:30am to photograph the wildflowers, while I wanted to sleep-in and do wine tasting. We met back at the hotel for a fantastic dinner. We

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Find a NEW Favorite Restaurant this Holiday Season!

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Los Angeles is filled with incredible restaurants. During the holidays, we all spend too much don't waste your precious time or money trying one out...only to be disappointed. For a more in depth look at restaurants and reviews, check out our sister site  In 2018, we launched ETG, our sister site so we could showcase more restaurants all over the world. If you love food, you may want to attend food festivals.  This is a great way to try the cuisine of new restaurants all at once. We also showcase

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Love’s Journey Leads to Kauai!

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Finding love is an important part of life's journey...Traveling with a loved one helps you reconnect, or in my case...launch a new and exciting adventure. Read about it on my sister site, which I launched with co-founder and now husband Richard Bilow. I write most of the articles and he takes most of the photos - of course there is a bit of overlap on that - we are foodies - so we also review lots of restaurants. See my article link below "Foodie Heaven!" My husband Richard and I have

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