heaven is a food truck


How on earth has nobody thought of this before?!  Or, if they have.. why oh why didn’t I know about it?  Thanks to the TruckIt Fest at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles this Sunday afternoon, there will be 40 different food trucks gathered in one place for your gluttonous enjoyment.

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tunes: two door cinema club


There’s nothing better than an upbeat, brand spankin’ new (well, to me anyway…) song to get you in the mood for a workout.  And Lord knows I need all the help I can get in that department. So without further ado, here’s one of my current favorites. Hope you like it!

Two Door Cinema Club- Something Good Can Work

The accidental glutton


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catalina, cupid-style

I was supposed to be a Valentine’s Day baby… how cute would that have been? Alas, I was three days early, so no personalized happy birthday conversation hearts for me. But, every once in a while, the proximity still works in my favor. Like this year. My boyfriend surprised me with a romantic trip to Catalina Island to celebrate my birthday and Valentine’s Day in one fell swoop. He even managed to keep it a secret for weeks (quite a feat for him) until a few bottles of wine the night before made his lips loose.

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gettin’ on the gravy train


I’ve always been one of “those” people.. you know, the ones who obsess over food.  Over restaurant menus.  Over cookbooks.  Over what my boyfriend ordered & if I can have a bite.  Or two.  Maybe three.  Please?

I’m always excited to try the house favorite, the specialty cocktail, the particular flavors that make a restaurant unique.  Much to my friends’ amusement, I always know a new restaurant’s menu front to back before we even arrive for our reservation.  What fun is eating out without first figuring out the “must-haves” and “definitely-avoids”?

I live for Yelp, FoodGawker and Chowhound.  But somehow, as much as I love reading endless restaurant reviews and lurking on innumerable message boards, I’ve never joined in on the fun… until now.  So, please bear with me as I attempt to carve out my own little niche among the real foodies.

Thanks for visiting & please come back soon!

The accidental glutton