Poppy Cakes Baking Company, Sierra Madre

Time flies when you’re having fun, and it has been flying lately. That has kept me from getting to share some good stuff with you, but I am here now to tell you about Poppy Cakes Baking Company, a sweet little cafe in Sierra Madre, CA.

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Best Greek Food in Fullerton, CA, Kentro Greek Kitchen

White walls trimmed in blue paint accompanied by posters of Greek Isles is what the majority of Greek restaurants use to signal “Hey, you’re in a Greek restaurant so get ready…” “Ready for what?” is the question Spaceman and I often ask. Kentro Greek Kitchen in Fullerton, California, answered with a resounding, “Yum!”

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Top Santa Barbara Lunch Spot

SB_EateryAll this rain we are having in California has left me soggy. Even though I know we need this rain with our severe drought years in the running, it has nevertheless left me dreaming of sunnier days. One such day was spent at the delicious Benchmark Eatery in Santa Barbara, California.

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Goofy in Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii_GoofyIt’s my birthday and I am feeling a bit “goofy” which brought me back to a delicious spot to eat on the island of Oahu in Hawaii near Honolulu, Goofy Cafe & Dine.

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Mendocino Farms, El Segundo — Yum!

Mendocino_CowFood, a necessary and precious commodity — and one I happen to love (sometimes too much it seems as my buttons are getting tighter).

Because there is only so much space in my stomach, it is important where I choose to take my meals. Thankfully there are places such as Mendocino Farms in El Segundo, CA.

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Amara Kitchen — A New Standard for Lunch in Los Angeles

Amara_WindowIn a nondescript section of Avenue 64 in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles, a new standard for lunch has arrived cushioned within the walls of Amara Kitchen.

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The Road to Sedona Via Cottonwood, AZ

Cottonwood_RiverAlas, my week of celebrating wedded bliss via my anniversary is coming to a close…but not before discussing a great meal find on the road to Sedona via Cottonwood, Arizona. Hidden in a little house on the outskirts of Main Street Cottonwood lies Abbie’s Kitchen. We were clued in to this treasure as I sipped some award-winning wine at the Pillsbury Wine Company tasting bar.

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Mary’s, a Contrary Cafe in Sierra Madre

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMary, Mary, quite contrary and, indeed, Mary’s Market & Canyon Cafe in Sierra Madre is just that. Located at the base of the San Gabriel Valley foothills just minutes from the bustling cities that make up Los Angeles County, Mary’s Market & Canyon Cafe transports you from the frenetic to the sublime.

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Industriel Strength Food

industrielfrontThis past weekend Spaceman and I celebrated my friend’s birthday in the best way possible, by sharing a meal together! This is an age-old tradition that is one of the best ways to show how dear someone is to you – and who am I to buck tradition? We celebrated at a Los Angeles eatery of her choice named Industriel.

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