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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 26, 2015 10:05 am

We hope everyone has a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends! What are you thankful for this year?

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How to Make the Perfect Apple Pie

November 25, 2015 10:13 am

New to baking? Keep these smart techniques in mind the next time you make an apple pie from scratch, and your dinner guests will be none the wiser!

  1. Keep the crust ingredients cold. One of the most important things to do while mixing and rolling your pie crust is to keep all of the ingredients cold. Your crust will only become dense and flaky if the butter is kept in chunks rather than melting, creating layers between the flour and water mixture.
  2. Use real butter. Dessert is not a time to worry about your diet. Make sure that you always use real, full-fat butter (instead of margarine or another butter alternative) to achieve the best results possible.
  3. Use your hands. While kitchen stores boast a wide variety of tools for creating the perfect pie crust, the best thing to use is your hands. Knead the dough between your fingers to get it to the perfect consistency, and don’t forget to lick your fingers to make sure that it’s not too salty or too sweet.
  4. Let the filling sit overnight. To get the best taste out of your apples, let them sit overnight with the rest of the ingredients to really draw out that lovely apple flavor.

The Food Lab's Top 9 Tips For Perfect Apple Pie [Serious Eats]
Your Grandma's Apple Pie Recipe Is Good. This One Is Better [Bon Appetit]
How to Make the Best Apple Pie Ever [Good Housekeeping]

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Good Food and Old Hollywood Glamour at Off Vine

November 18, 2015 12:48 pm

Off Vine is a hidden gem that captures the charm of old Hollywood near Sunset + Vine Apartments. Housed in a turn-of-the-century craftsman-style bungalow, this Los Angeles restaurant invites you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and seek refuge for your taste buds. Off Vine’s outdoor dining area provides a retreat with lush greens and flowers in a vine-wrapped garden equipped with heat lamps to keep things cozy when the weather is cool. Follow your nose to the ballroom-like staircase inside, and you’ll find a romantic fireplace and the succulent scents of California-inspired comfort food.

In its a simple elegance, Off Vine serves lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. With bottomless mimosas, banana or pumpkin bread, and awesome egg and griddle options (among others), it’s no wonder Off Vine’s a popular brunch spot. For dinner, regulars recommend the chicken pot pie and the Maple Leaf Farm duck breast, a tender and tasty cut enhanced by a bing cherry Grand Marnier sauce. The menu also features grilled meats, pasta, seafood, and even vegan options.

Visit Off Vine's website to learn more!

Off Vine
6263 Leland Way
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 962-1900

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