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The Cheese Store in Beverly Hills

A lovely specialty food outpost smack in the middle of Beverly Hills. The many local cheeses stand tall beside those from all corners of the planet while the prices were less then our local Whole Foods.

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Border Grill – Santa Monica

Mary Sue Milliken &  Susan Feniger, the ladies of the well-known television show and book series”Two Hot Tamales”, and architect Josh Schweitzer, bring us a more refined take on Mexican food in a funky colorful environment.  Their adventures on the downtown Mexico City street corners of the mid-eighties paid off with their learning the recipes and techniques of market vendors and home cooks- giving… Read More

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Acme Bread – San Francisco

Founded in 1983 out in Berkley, CA by Steve Sullivan, Acme Bread was a pioneer on the Artisan Bread Culture. Now 26 years later with two bakeries in Berkley, one in Mountain View and one in the Ferry Building downtown San Francisco, dedicated customers are still enjoying the flaky joy that is warm bread.

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Erewhon Natural Foods Market in LA

Erewhon is a true holistic supermarket, having one of the most extensive collections of health oriented speciality foods, which- in my experience- is only rivaled by Rainbow grocery in San Francisco.