Monday, August 31, 2009

BEST of Secret FAB Food: LA!

I've been meaning to write this post for awhile now and last week I made a list of 10 things I'm going to get done in the next month, so ... here I go crossing off one item which is PAY MORE ATTENTION TO FOOD FLIRT :)

I've lived in LA LA Land since 2003 and I've eaten my way from Downtown to the Beach and back by way of the Valley but don't just trust me on the listage below! Get out there (even though it's 100+ degrees) and flirt with food ... it's fun, bring a friend.


The name says Gelato, and theirs is good, but what really shines here is the homemade loaves of bread, truly divine in texture and flavor. A fluffy, chewy, soft white sheepherders bread of sorts, it's addicting spread with Nutella or eaten naked. Sometimes, you just can't deny how satisfying, really great white bread can be. I use it for gourmet grilled cheese and MBnPJ ... that's Macadamia Butter with Pineapple Jelly. $6.50 for a HUGE loaf. Buy it in the morning when it's the warm-from-the-oven fresh!

BTW: the apple pie and red velvet cakes LOOK amazing, but they fall short of flavor pour moi ... meaning shortening, not butter.

Neighborhood: Beverly Hills
806 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 659-8069
CASH only (ATM inside)


For me, this place kills Pink Berry (PB). Their plain tart is more tart and creamy than PB and all of their delish flavors, like peach mango and pink grapefruit maintain the creamy texture and tart flavor, while still tasting like the fruit they're supposed to. Bravo.

Neighborhood: Beverly Hills and others
9182 W Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 246-1946


This glowing nook of a restaurant is tucked under the generals store that's on your right as your drive from Hollywood Blvd over Laurel Canyon. The place has been there for a long time and focuses on organic ingredients, light Italian, and cool community. The Scampi Piccante is so rich and satisfying, I often just order that. For pizza try Neptune's Pie with salmon and creme fraiche and I adore the cedar wood grilled salmon entree. Add low ceilings, white fairy lights, candles and art ... that's Pace ... Peace in the Canyon.

Neighborhood: Hollywood
2100 Laurel Canyon Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-8583

MORE BEST of Secret FAB Food LA in weeks to come :)

XOXO- Food Flirt

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