Tag Archives: French

Cafe Noir Is The New Black

Cafe Noir Santa Monica, California Santa Monica’s Cafe Noir stealthily hides in the open, a converted ninja bistro dressed in black and only slightly hinting at its former life as Madame Chou Chou on artsy and hipster Main Street. One … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Parties, Part II

Fig & Olive’s Opening Party West Hollywood, California Having escaped a hangover after having attending the 5th Anniversary party at Ford’s Filling Station in Culver City, I braced myself for what undoubtedly would become one of the culinary social events … Continue reading

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I Like Them French Fried Potaters

French Fries Belgium In 2003 (by demand of two Republican Representatives), the United States Congress cafeteria renamed French fries “Freedom fries” in an effort to slight the country of France for not participating in the Iraq war. Thankfully, the utter … Continue reading

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The French War of 1918

French dip sandwiches Philippe the Original and Cole’s Pacific Electric Buffet, Los Angeles, CA No one doubts the French dip sandwich’s city of origin – it was born shortly after the turn of the 20th century, becoming one of Los … Continue reading

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