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Dominic’s – Los Angeles

I loved Dominic’s. And no, that’s not just because Justin Timberlake sat two feet away from our table. Or the fact that upon walking in, we saw Jay Leno eating in a corner booth. Or the fact that right behind our group walked in Ricki Lake (looking very svelte I might add). And definitely not just because my friend Priya’s too cute boyfriend sent the table a bottle of Champagne all the way from Chicago.  Sidenote: As we were making a well-deserved toast to Priya’s boyfriend, whose name is unfortunately Justin, Mr. Timberlake most definitely overheard and had to have thought we were toasting him. Mild mortification ensued…

While all of these celeb sightings were badass (well JT was anyway), Dominic’s itself can be great without all of that.  Even if my experience did not have all that outside entertainment, the food was great, as was the ambience. We sat in the back part of the restaurant, which would have been outdoors if it weren’t for the rainy weather the one weekend we were in LA, but it was charming nonetheless. So in a well-ventilated indoor tent of sorts, you still get the outside feel with a brick floor, and lighted trees scattered about the room.

We ordered, for appetizer, the Beef Carpaccio, that had crispy artichokes, Parmesan, and balsamic vinegar, which was pretty good, though I kind of choked on the crispy artichokes.

Priya and I split the entrée, Whitefish Picatta, after confirming with Jess that this was a good dish to get. It came with no sides, but I was more than happy to fill myself on this delectable fish. You just can’t get fresh fish like this in Chicago… Que lastima!

Though Jess was right in that you want to go to Dominic’s more for the scene than the food, I really enjoyed the whitefish there, and would go back, no question. This is especially considering that since it’s so frequented by celebs, I may get lucky and meet my soul mate, Sam Worthington there…



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Urth Caffe – Los Angeles

Okay, I was lazy, and didn’t take notes of the places I went to in LA (before you give me grief, though, I was on vacation). So, I am working to describe Urth, a breakfast place I went to on my trip, from memory. You’re going to have to bear with me if I am lacking in the details, not to mention it’s also extremely unhelpful that Urth does not have its menu on-line. Anywho, Urth is an all-organic breakfast and lunch place that has several locations in LA, and we went to the Beverly Hills spot, as our gracious hostess, Jess, lives in that ‘hood. The spot is cute, and crowded, and while unfortunate that it was pouring rain at the time, people were actually still sitting outside (under umbrellas of course), which was admirable.

As an avid lover of food, and a pretty non-healthy person, I never really gave much thought to the benefits of organic food. Don’t get me wrong, I love Whole Foods, and have recently been trying to eat better, but if nothing else, Urth opened my eyes to the difference in taste organic food has over processed. I don’t know if it’s because that Urth is in California, or if Urth has some special farm connection, but Urth had amazing flavors. At first, I was not impressed with its selection of omelets (I, true to form, of course ordered the Mexican omelet) and was apprehensive with the lack of meat in the thing. However, my plate arrived with three eggs with chiles, onions, jack cheese, and tomatoes with mixed greens and bread on the side.

I wish I could begin to describe the freshness of the flavors. There really are no words. The food itself didn’t need seasoning, because the flavors of every component to the dish were so naturally strong, and in a good way. Though the dishes themselves were not the most original in the world, the taste of the food more than made up for it. It really is too bad we can’t get the likes of Urth’s flavors way out here in Chicago.

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