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Celeb Regular at the Market
George Segal
Diane Scalia
Diane Scalia
February 17, 2010

Celebrity sightings

Happy Post-Valentines Day-Mardi Gras-Chinese New Year everybody! We hope your weekend was grand, however you celebrated. This has been quite the eventful month so far!

Since we boast regular celebrity sightings on our tours, we are just a little excited to report that actor George Segal (photo here) has been a new Monday-Saturday "regular" at the "Hollywood Table" of the East Patio at the Original Farmers Market, where our tastings commence on our LA tour. Today I was in the patio and noticed that this group of men, most of whom wear fedoras or berets (including Mr. Segal) begin to gather right around 9am, and enjoy coffee and usually lively conversation, with laughter. Our group this morning enjoyed Bob's Coffee and Doughnuts just to the side of their table. Mr. Segal was a big favorite of Lisa's and mine in his role at Jack Gallo on "Just Shoot Me" some years ago. Mind you, we haven't had the guts to go introduce ourselves and tell him so...yet. Spotting celebrities are always a treat as we enjoy our meals.

diane caught off guard by the camera on a tour

We have dined pretty well lately, and have a couple of hits to report for this week's ~

"We recommend ..."

Britt's BBQ- Lisa especially recommends the baby-back ribs and suggests that the mac-and-chili is a don't-miss!

Kassava Caribbean, West 3rd Street (just across from Cedars-Sinai Hospital) - I recommend the fried chicken with jerk sauce, roti, and Jamaican patties and then making 10 or 12 or 20 subsequent visits to try everything else on the menu. Today they were out of their French Caribbean cupcakes due to a large order for the hospital, so I didn't get to try them. (I do not like when that happens.)

And finally, if you like the idea of coming on our LA tour soon, you will love this news! Ferrara Chocolate has generously offered us samples of their Belgian Milk Chocolate Bars, as gifts to our LA tour guests for the next few weeks at least. We have tasted them (just to see if you would like them, of course!), and we think they are going to be very well-received! Available at Ralph's and Walgreen's stores now, we welcome you to try them out if you want to enjoy some of the best-quality chocolate this side of the continent!

I will leave you with that tempting thought, and wish you a week filled with all things delicious, especially at the table with those you love!

Until next time, on behalf of Lisa, I remain your faithful ...

Diane Scalia

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