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Pete’s Dragon and Fuzzy Green Almonds

Spring has sprung, or is in the process of springing at least, and we’ve got great new movies and foods to welcome this time of year. Arriving on Netflix this month is the (updated) kids’ classic, Pete’s Dragon; and arriving in stores this month are fuzzy green almonds. First; the movie: Pete is a kid […]

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grapefruit cocktail

Easter Brunch at North Italia

Easter brunch isn’t like just *any* brunch – you want it to be special, delicious, and have plenty of options for everyone. We recently had a chance to preview Easter brunch at North Italia restaurant, and we’re excited to say that you should come hungry because you and your family are literally going to want […]

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California Basque Boardinghouse Dinner

A Traditional California Basque Boardinghouse Dinner

The Basque boardinghouse dinner is a hearty, delicious, and boisterous tradition – and it’s a unique piece of California culinary history. Although this family-style public dinner has practically vanished from the Los Angeles area since its heyday in the late 19th century, there’s new interest among culinary historians and Basque food enthusiasts in preserving this […]

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black and white cookies

Classic Deli-Style Black and White Cookies

Feeling nostalgic? Us too. On a rainy late-winter day, there’s nothing like the comfort of baking cookies…cookies that you’ve known since you were a kid. These classic oversized black and white cookies – found in just about every New York deli – fit the bill with a light, cakey body and creamy frosting on top. […]

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key lime milkshakes

Tropical Fruit Paradise at Robert is Here

You may think you’ve seen tropical fruit, but you haven’t really seen tropical fruit until you’ve visited Robert is Here in Homestead, Florida. (Yes, it’s called Robert is Here – more on that below.) Calling Robert is Here a tropical fruit stand seems like a enormous understatement – it’s more like a tropical fruit wonderland, […]

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ground beet hummus

Ground ‘Beef’ for the Santa Clarita Diet

If you haven’t sunk your teeth into Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix yet, you’re in for something delicious. It’s a delightfully gross comedy that sets grisly zombie antics against the perfect suburban backdrop. In the show, Drew Barrymore plays a Santa Clarita realtor who wakes up one morning to find herself… dead… but otherwise perfectly […]

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