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3 Hidden Food Gems in Los Angeles

On Log On & Eat with Eden Grinshpan, Eden travels the country to meet the most outrageous and original food bloggers and social media stars who invite her to devour their favorite dishes. We connected with them to pick their brains and score some exclusive advice and tips.


SusieCakes will become your new favorite spot the second you take that first bite. Susan Sarich is making everything from scratch, inspired by both her grandmothers’ recipes. These cakes, cookies and cupcakes are remarkable — we will go so far as to say the best cupcakes in town. Their dedication to making everything from scratch using the finest ingredients is appreciated in every bite. You know the old saying, “a cupcake a day…”? Okay, there’s no such saying, but we just want a cupcake from SusieCakes EVERY DAY.

Honey’s Kettle-Fried Chicken is serving up some of the best fried chicken in town. They’re frying it up in a kettle! What the hell does that mean, you ask? Well, that’s what we said. It’s basically an old-school technique that allows them to fry the chicken at crazy high temperatures to ensure a beautifully crisp outside with a moist nongreasy inside. Oh, and the biscuits are NOT to be missed. In fact, pick up a few extra for home — trust us.

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Outdoor Dining: The Best Al Fresco Restaurants in Los Angeles

Los Angeles may be sunny and star-studded year-round, but summer is the prime time to grab a seat and some grub outdoors in La-La Land. Alfresco restaurants around L.A. serve up delicious bites alongside ideal locations for spotting celebs — whether they are dining at the restaurant or just walking by on the way to designer shops and exclusive clubs. So even though we’d hate to have you snag our reservation, we’re giving you the lowdown on the best hotel restaurants for dining alfresco. Bon appetit!

THE Blvd at Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills — A Four Seasons Hotel (pictured above)

Talk about a spot to see and be seen! Located along Wilshire Boulevard, the aptly named Blvd restaurant is bookended by luxury boutiques frequented by stars — who also pass by on their way to Rodeo Drive. Over a third of the seating is outdoors, allowing diners to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner there. The restaurant boasts an extensive wine list, but the dessert menu is perhaps more decadent, with options such as a candy cart, a “chocolate experience,” and even birthday cake.

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G. Garvin’s Los Angeles Travel Tips

G. in the kitchen of The Serving Spoon

Southern California has its own energy. The weather is always perfect, and there’s just about something for everyone. You can hit the Santa Monica Pier, hike in Malibu and head down to Abbott Kinney to check out the hot culinary scene. If you’re a night owl, hit the Sunset Strip to listen to some local rock stars.

M.B. Post
Chef David LeFevre’s food at M.B. Post is simply delicious. A lot of thought and heart goes into his dishes, as well as fresh ingredients from Coastal Farms. I had a great time seeing what goes into his cooking. I wish I could have taken those bacon cheddar biscuits home with me!

The Serving Spoon
The Serving Spoon in Inglewood embodies what I love about soul food. The menu reminded me of food you’d see in Atlanta. I had a wonderful time in the kitchen cooking up some breakfast Salmon Croquettes. You can’t go wrong with having people over for a big breakfast!

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