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Nozawa Bar with Chef Fuji / Beverly Hills

Nozawa Bar Beverly Hills Omakase @ HeySesame.com - LA Sushi with Chef FujiI must have done something deserving, for I had the good fortune of landing a reservation at the famous Nozawa Bar in Beverly Hills.  Nozawa Bar is a small sushi bar that seats only a lucky 10, tucked away in the back of Sugarfish.  With only 2 seatings a night, and only open on certain days, I had to make a (...)

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Sonoritas Prime Tacos + Red Velvet Churro

Sonoritas Prime Tacos and Red Velvet Churro on Sawtelle @ HeySesame.com Ellen and I went to Sonoritas Prime Tacos on Sawtelle during my trip to LA.  Although we love the down and dirty places like King Taco, we were in the mood to enjoy some gourmet Mexican on the patio.  Sonoritas prides itself on quality cuts of steak (cooked in a charcoal grill, no less), along with seasonal and local ingredients made from (...)

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A Little Brunch Spot Named Food

FOOD LA Brunch Spot @ HeySesame.com FOOD LA Brunch Spot @ HeySesame.com While I was in LA visiting my family last Sunday, I took my parents to a place called "Food."  For a family who lives to eat, you really can't go wrong with that.  All kidding aside, Ellen had suggested it and I had done my research as I always do.  This place was known (...)

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Tsukemen Dipped Ramen / Tsujita LA

Tsukemen Dipped Ramen at Tsujita LA @ HeySesame.comTsukemen Dipped Ramen at Tsujita LA @ HeySesame.com When I was in LA this month, Ellen took me to my first tsukemen experience.  Tsukemen is a style of ramen where dry noodles come in a separate bowl and are dipped into the broth.  The purpose of dipping is so the broth doesn't overpower the taste of the yummy noodles. (...)

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LA Pho in Shanghai? Pho’ Sho!

LA Pho in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com - L.A PHO Finding good, authentic Vietnamese pho has been surprisingly challenging in Shanghai, a city full of amazing food from seemingly all other parts of the world.  When L.A Pho opened up in Star Live Mall in Hongqiao and I heard whispers of the best pho in Shanghai, I had to see for myself.  I jumped on the train and trekked out to the Hongqiao area. While there are (...)

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Laurel Hardware / Brunch, WeHo Style

Laurel Hardware West Hollywood Brunch @ HeySesame.com Hey Sesames!  This is Amy, posting together with Ellen from LA for the first time!!!  Cheers!!!!! Patios and Brunch go hand in hand.  My first day back in LA after a year was no exception.  After flying from SFO to LAX, Ellen picked me up and off to brunch we went in West Hollywood, to meet all of my best friends that I haven't seen since (...)

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Daily Life / Top 6 Beauty Essentials

Top 6 Year Round Beauty Essentials @ HeySesame.com Here are 6 of my favorite beauty staples that I keep going back to year round!  No matter the weather, these babies have stuck by me through the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Together, they keep my eyes, lips, face, hair, skin and pearly whites in tip top shape.  Sometimes, they're the stuff you instantly spray or rub on for beauty emergencies, other times they're little slices of (...)

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