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Great Pecan Pie?

Apple Pan, of course! Really good, classic pecan pie.

Kid's birthday party

From experience: keep it simple.

My favorite birthday party catering is from Gelsons's. YOu can order it online in the middle of the night, which is the only quiet time if you have a toddler The have a beautiful fruit platter that comes with chocolate dipping sauce, and you can get a platter of kid sandwiches without crusts, cut into circles.

It's less expensive than hiring a caterer, but more expensive than making it yourself. It;s just so easy - get the food ordered already!

LA - what would blow you away if you've been everywhere

Going with someone else's idea of a picnic, what about tickets to the hollywood bowl, bottle of wine, and a gc for a fabulous hollywood bowl picnic? Many restaurants around town to great take out meals specifically for the bowl. To me, that sounds like the perfect LA night out.

Most Romantic Birthday Dinner Spot?

Rustic, high end & romantic?

Definitely Inn of the Seventh Ray.

Matsuhisa Malibu - what's NOT on the menu?

We are going to Matsuhisa in Malibu tonight - haven't been there in awhile. I know some of their best dishes are often not on the menu, so does any one have any suggestions for non-menu items? Also helpful - suggestions for things that are cooked - one of us is pregnant.


two nights in NO - locals only

My husband and I are planning a weekend in New Orleans - a first time for both of us. I would love to hear some food recs for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We don't want celebrity chefs or tourist traps, just good neighborhood locals joints. We are staying in the French Quarter.

Fire away!

Apr 11, 2008
spacestationvegas in New Orleans

In search of incredible lox?

Vicente Foods in Brentwood.

Kid friendly in Rome

My husband and I are planning a trip to Italy with our two children, 3 and 5 years old. (Yikes!) My husband visited Rome when he was young, and the kids and I have never been.

As with all vacations, we start by researching food. We would love suggestions for restaurants in Rome that are kid friendly, have good food and aren't major tourist traps. I would love to get a taste of local life in Rome, instead of eating with a bunch of tourists.

Did I mention kid friendly?

Any help is appreciated.

Oct 09, 2006
spacestationvegas in Italy