Milk Jar Cookies

After spending too much time at home surrounded by all of my stuff, and after getting sick of my own cooking and spending months longing for various favorite restaurant items, I excitedly welcome any and all food gifts. I was sent a dozen cookies for Valentine’s Day and that will top a dozen flowers or … More Milk Jar Cookies

Clementine

Clementine is the type of local restaurant and bakery where everything they make tastes as if it was homemade in your neighbor’s kitchen in the best way. They are home to my favorite tuna melt sandwich, which is heavy on the melt and probably why I like it so much. A cheesy, greasy, and tasty … More Clementine

Yeastie Boys Bagels

This is the perfect time to be a food truck as I can’t think of a better social distancing restaurant setup. I actually had to adjust to the thought of “food trucks” when I first moved to Los Angeles. Ice cream trucks were the closest thing to a food truck I experienced growing up in … More Yeastie Boys Bagels

Joan’s On Third

Six months into the pandemic, it is still so shocking to look at pre-coronavirus pictures of what life used to be like and how even small life rituals, such as eating inside a busy Joan’s on Third every weekend, was something I didn’t realize would soon be drastically changed. But it is so important to … More Joan’s On Third

Sun Valley, Idaho

Although I have gotten to know my apartment walls very well over the last few months, getting to spend some time in the great outdoors was a much needed refresh. The states making up the mountain west region in the U.S. seem to have shot up in appeal in 2020. I’ve heard from a lot … More Sun Valley, Idaho

Magpies Softserve

Located in an unassuming strip mall on the cusp of Silverlake and Atwater Village in Los Angeles sits my favorite soft serve shop, Magpies Softserve. I’m originally from the Chicago suburbs and being a vegan always seemed like a very difficult lifestyle to follow in the Midwest, however the more time I spend in Los … More Magpies Softserve

Bludso’s Bar & Que

In the almost six years I’ve been living in Los Angeles, I hadn’t eaten any barbecue from the entire state of California. Growing up, good barbecue was reserved for special moments in Chicago, and we always had our favorite places for ribs, pulled pork, barbecue chicken, and all the delicious sides that are really my … More Bludso’s Bar & Que

Josephine LA Bakery

As things are slowly and cautiously reopening, with many safe steps taken by both businesses and customers (please wear a mask! And always keep washing you hands even without a pandemic, don’t be gross) I’ve been making lists of restaurants I love and want to keep supporting, and places I hadn’t tried pre-pandemic and can’t … More Josephine LA Bakery

Bluestone Lane

I finally broke my no eating out rule. Since I’ve been trying to save money and limit contact with others, I’ve been sticking to grocery shopping every two weeks, but I gave in and ordered from Bluestone Lane. Of all things, I had the biggest craving for fancy breakfast toast and Bluestone is definitely the … More Bluestone Lane