Posts filed under: Tasty Places

When I was my daughter’s age, I had Nintendo as my extracurricular activity. That, and playing the violin, a skill I let slowly slip away with each new day of...
I’m far from a hipster. I’m in my mid-40s. I buy clothes from Nordstrom Rack and Loft. I ride my bike to stay in shape, not to get to work....
It’s been awhile – I know. More than four months since my last post. I won’t bore you with excuses. That is, unless you find these excuses boring: I started...
Pre-Script: This is not a happy-touchy-feel good post. The food helps redeem it, though. The Post: My mother is very ill. This very minute, she is at the hospital in...
This one was a husband pick. The kids were away. The day had been long. Our hunger was achingly present. Waiting on the preparation, the cooking of a meal for...
The post-race meal can be a tricky one. On the one hand, after finishing a long run, you’re willing and ready to eat anything caloric: steamed liver, curried beets (is...
I can be competitive. I’ve been fiercely hated (though only temporarily) at family game nights. Things get ugly at showers once the games begin (I’ve yet to lose at Baby...
Long Beach truly is my city. And I’m enjoying the growth of its burgeoning restaurant scene. As close as the delicious town of Los Angeles is to my home, it’s...
My summer days have been stacked sandwiches. They’ve been multi-tiered wedding cakes. Layers and layers of work tasks and special outings and training runs and grocery shopping. These long, sunny...
Hashes are underrated. Beyond a side of hash browns – typically in the form of a flattened loaf of fried shredded potatoes wrapped inside a thin McDonald’s sleeve – I’d...
You’ve heard about me being a dance mom. The multi-day competitions. Dress rehearsals. Other special rehearsals. And other special mandatory rehearsals. And dance conventions. And that thing called recital over...
I’m feeling a little rusty in my restaurant blogging game, as it’s been several weeks since I’ve ventured out beyond the cheap and (semi) healthy confines of my kitchen. Maybe...
Last year, I spent four fatty fabulous days in the lovely city of New Orleans, sort of a second home to me in my childhood, as we’d visit my uncle...
Working Class Kitchen is the newest gift to Long Beach from Michael’s Restaurant Group. The folks that brought the southland’s most celebrated pizza to the LBC in the form of...
It is finished. And that means that I’m just beginning again. I finished my half marathon on Sunday and I did so without my injured knee exploding or falling off....