Back to the Kitchen: Veggie and Cheesy Options for a Fourth of July (or anytime) BBQ

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Cedar-Planked Pecan, Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Brie

BY GWEN KENNEALLY This 4th of July I will be making my usual ribs, salmon, burgers and hot dogs, but I have so many vegetarian and vegan friends that I will also be grilling up some fun veggie dishes. I love to create and eat wonderful … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits: Girasol Opens in Studio City, Michelin Offer, Free Coffee, New Menu

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The dining room of Girasol is designed by Gulla Jonsdottir of G+ who is also responsible for Red O, Hyde, Sushi Roku, and Roxbury.

BY KAREN YOUNG Another Top Chef alum has arrived in the 818 (a group which already includes Fabio Viviani/Firenze Osteria in North Hollywood,  Alex Eusebio/ Sweetsalt in Toluca Lake, and Antonia Lafaso who created the menu at Black Market … [Read more...]

Food News: Les Macarons Duverger for a Perfect Taste of Paris

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Les Macarons Duverger is now available online for gift packs, buffets, party favors and even wedding cakes!

BY KAREN YOUNG I've loved macarons since I first tasted the delicate almond meringue confection in Paris over two decades ago.  Pronounced mack-ah-rohn, it is not to be confused with the coconut  mound cookie (maca-roon).  The … [Read more...]

THIS WEEKEND: Food Festivals, Tutoring Freebie, Comedy, Music and More

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BY KAREN YOUNG SPECIAL FREEBIE! FREE Summer Math Tutoring Offer: Sherman Oaks resident and math tutor extraordinaire, Annie Katz, is offering FREE tutoring sessions to only TEN MyDailyFind.com readers that's worth $70.   For this summer … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Stella’s Campari Orange Spritzer

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Earlier this week I was getting a mani/pedi and I got to talking to another client, Stella Angelova, the multi-talented  gymnast and choreographer who is owns her own couture design company. As we were being pampered we started … [Read more...]

Fourth of July 2013: The Ultimate Guide to Fireworks Celebrations In and Around San Fernando Valley

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BY KAREN YOUNG It’s always fun to go out to the beaches to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July, but there’s something to be said about staying close to home (like not facing the 405!).  Check  out this list of spectacular firework … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Peachy Keen Recipes for Summer

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY I have pie clients doing cartwheels because peaches are in season and I must say that the crop is one of  the best in years! I love the basic old fashioned deep dish pie, as well as  mixing peaches  up with other non … [Read more...]

Summer Fun Guide: Outdoor Cinema with Entertainment, Food and Fun

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BY KAREN YOUNG Moviegoing  takes on a whole new vibe at these summer viewing venues that combine a party atmosphere with eating and entertainment. Movies on the Green :   Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills is the locale for this … [Read more...]

This Weekend: Summer Happenings All Over Los Angeles

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BY KAREN YOUNG FRIDAY Hairspray Dance-Along at Grand Park:  Bring your best poodle skirt, bouffant, and 60's moves (like the “stricken chicken”!) for a screening under the stars of celebrating the 25th anniversary of John Waters’ … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Bring Forth the Summer Solstice

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This is the time of the rose, blossom and thorn, fragrance and blood. Now on this longest day, light triumphs, and yet begins the decline into the dark. The Sun King embraces the Queen of Summer in the love that is death … [Read more...]