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CC Foodie – Lodge Bread Gets James Beard Foundation Semi-Finalist for “Outstanding Baker”

CC Foodie –  Lodge Bread Gets James Beard Foundation Semi-Finalist for “Outstanding Baker”

Alex Phaneuf and Or Amsalam of Lodge Bread Co. not only bake wonderful stuff, they get nominated for wonderful awards.  As Semifinalists in the category of "Outstanding Baker" in the 27th Annual James Beard Foundation's list, they are up against top bakers from Seattle to New York. If you have not yet made it over to Washington Boulevard for their unique and delicious baked goods, you will [...]

CC Foodie – Tub’s Fine Chili

CC Foodie – Tub’s Fine Chili

It is chilly - and that is when chili tastes best. For  a discerning consumer of fine fare, there are not many eateries that can hit the whole list, but one of them is Tub's Fine Chili. Locally owned? Check. Delicious? Check. Fantastic service? Check. Reasonably priced? Check. Throw in 'something for everyone' and 'nationally famous' and Tub's Fine Chili may be the only place in Culver City to [...]

CC Foodie – Yokohama Sushi

CC Foodie – Yokohama Sushi

Being in Southern California makes us one of the premier spots for fantastic seafood of all kinds. I was spoiled as a child with lobster and crab but as I've matured, fine sushi is the tops for me. This is a major statement having been raised on steak. I was also spoiled in that as we had quirky neighbors when I was five years old who were onto this raw fish fad. We thought it was odd but wanted [...]

CC Foodie – Lodge Bread & Copenhagen Sit with Best Bakeries on Thrillist

CC Foodie – Lodge Bread & Copenhagen Sit with Best Bakeries on Thrillist

Any list of "LA 's best food" inevitably crosses the boarder in Culver City, and we happy locals are not surprised to find our favorites featured as places that must be tried. Both Lodge Bread and Copenhagen are listed on the new roster of 'best bakeries' on the site Thrillist, and lots of us already know why. The sourdough bread, the amazing cinnamon rolls at Lodge are worth raving about, [...]

CC Foodie – Geo Coffee in Top 20 Offenders on Wage Theft

CC Foodie – Geo Coffee in Top 20 Offenders on Wage Theft

If you heard KCRW's investigative reportage "Burned: Abuse in the Restaurant Industry," you got some first rate journalism about problems you may walk past every day, not noticing or knowing they are there. If you are someone who loves the coffee at Geo Coffee at the corner of Culver and Inglewood, this may leave a bitter taste - they rated in the top 20 worst restaurants for wage theft. From [...]

CC Foodie – July 20 SummerTini Tasting Downtown CC

CC Foodie – July 20 SummerTini Tasting Downtown CC

Downtown Culver City’s Third Wednesday ‘SummerTini Tasting’— Downtown Culver City invites you to escape the summer heat with a neighborhood-wide ‘SummerTini Tasting’ on the Third Wednesday of July. Check in at any participating business in Culver City’s downtown area to pick up your “Third Wednesday Passport,” then get it stamped each time you cool off with a SummerTini (virgin [...]

CC Foodie – La Dijonaise Celebrates Bastille Day

CC Foodie – La Dijonaise Celebrates Bastille Day

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité,...and dessert! Culver City's favorite French restaurant is offering a Bastille Day Prix Fixe menu to make the occasion delicious. When Pascal Donzel came to the United States from his native France in 1992, he arrived with little in his pocket, the prospect of a job helping to open a bakery in Long Beach and not a word of English. “He could only say [...]

CC Foodie – Vote for Essential Chocolate Desserts

CC Foodie – Vote for Essential Chocolate Desserts

There are some things we never get weary of in Culver City - one of them is voting, and another is chocolate. Give both a boost by voting for Essential Chocolate Desserts in the Fed Ex Small Business Grant Contest. Melissa Sanders' sweet shop on Washington can keep your sweet tooth happy in any number of ways. She has candy, ice cream and some oh-so-good baked goods that will more than fulfill [...]

CC Foodie – Lodge Bread to Expand

CC Foodie – Lodge Bread to Expand

Lodge Bread Co has been a massive success for the rather sleepy western section of Culver City, offering amazing house-baked breads and other daily specials on Washington Boulevard. That success has meant that their plans are going to get bigger, as owners Alex Phaneuf and Or Amsalam will take over the next door space. The idea is to do pizzas (which they already do on Sunday evenings) and [...]

CC Foodie – Voter Appreciation Stations

CC Foodie – Voter Appreciation Stations

We so appreciate you taking the time to vote today, we have some goodies to reward you for your good citizenship. We hope we have an Appreciation Station near your polling place. If not, we'd love to have your suggestions (because November is right around the corner!) Tub's Fine Chili, Essential Chocolate Desserts and Island Monarch Coffee are all ready to serve you today with your "I Voted" [...]

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