Chicken Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Guacamole

Chicken Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Guacamole

I threw my dad a surprise birthday party recently. He had a great time, and the guests seemed to really enjoy themselves as well. Success? Weeellllll, I didn't quite have as much fun as others because I had spent the previous 2 weeks running around Los Angeles pulling all the party items together. There's the liquor store, grocery store, drug store and the list goes on.

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Torrance Breweries

Torrance Breweries

I need to apologize. I've been neglecting someone, or rather some thing, for quite some time. Beer. I fell so head over heels for wine so many years ago that beer might think I want nothing to do with it. It's not true. Sure, there's vodka too, but dirty martini desires are in a totally different camp, and I just want to set the record straight. I like beer. Warm summer day, ocean breezes, sand under a feet, I'm not reaching for a martini. I want a cold one. Yes beer, I'm looking at you. You're that cold one.

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Ox and Son Montana Avenue

Ox and Son Montana Ave Santa Monica

Santa Monica is going strong with new restaurant openings. Wilshire Boulevard is lining up its own restaurant row with Aestus, Brilliantshine, Tacoteca and Cadet. Now if you drive just a few blocks north, Montana Avenue is finally gaining a little traction on the food map. Montana has always been a posh, but sleepy street when it comes to dining and nightlife. The folks north of Montana have been paying for peace and beach proximity, and not so much for the food.

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