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LA (CULVER CITY): THE BEST BRUSSEL SPROUTS COOKED IN BACON

By Nora Zelevansky / June 25th, 2010

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As sometimes is my sad fate, when I visited new gastropub Waterloo & City (from the former Palihouse chef) pre-opening to research a Daily Candy story, the kitchen was not fully functioning.  So, while I got a sneak peek at the menu and the decor, I didn't get to sample the goods.

So, I was psyched to hit the new spot with R. after a Rodarte event at Abbot Kinney's Mona Moore shoe store last night.  The restaurant was hopping and one of the sweet owners served us DELICIOUS sherry from his own personal stash, but the highlight was definitely the above Brussel Sprouts w/ Bacon, which were perfectly crispy on the outside and rich with the meat's flavor.

They're so good, you'll hardly believe you're eating your veggies.  Then again, bacon has that effect, I suppose.

W & C just started serving brunch too, so hopefully I'll check that out soon (plus I need to go back for the squash blossoms and the truffle fries).  Let me know if you have a chance to beat me to the punch!

xo – N.

LA (AND BEYOND): THE BEST NEW CLIP (BY MOI)

By Nora Zelevansky / April 29th, 2009

 

Self-promotion time (sorry, folks):

I have a piece in the May issue of ELLE, called The New White House, about this amazing Barbara Bestor designed eco-house in Topanga Canyon, where I practically wanted to buy an organic gentleman farm and hangout amidst the lavender (as long as I could dip my toes in that amazing pool too).  Seriously, one neighbor had a wooden bucket of fresh basil sitting outside her gate with a sign that said, “Help yourself!”

The owners, just as fab as the house, eco-business dude Scott Vineberg and Mona Moore Toronto shoe store co-owner Lisa Bush will be opening an LA Mona Moore annex in Venice this summer, so look out for more info on that.

xo – Gossip Girl.  Just kidding.  It’s me.  N.