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"We Recommend" : Hidden Treasures For Great Dining Around Town
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Diane Scalia
Diane Scalia
February 2, 2010

Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil (shown in photo, left; courtesy of Fox news) apparently saw his shadow this morning, so it looks like we've got a little winter left. Perhaps look at the bright side - more fabulous winter meals for the next six weeks at least!

Meanwhile, here at Melting Pot Food Tours, as we continue to stretch and grow and move toward more fun and success, we're gently mixing a few things up - for the greater good! To jazz up our new Facebook fan page, we've decided to post a blog story and newsbites about what is delicious each week, usually on Tuesdays. This blog post will take the place of our former weekly messages to members' inboxes.

We will also continue emailing our monthly "Appetizing News" newsletter, so we'd love you to kindly sign up for our mailing list if you haven't already!

This week we're simply going to introduce a new feature we'll be presenting regularly. "We recommend ..." will acquaint you with places we've discovered - or maybe have loved for a long time - that we consider hidden treasures for great dining in and around town (other than those which are current tour stops)!

We would love to hear from you about your favorite independently-owned places as well! Let's do our part to give these best-kept secrets more exposure and keep them thriving! Here's a few to start us up.

We recommend ...

Playa Blanca - Peruvian cuisine, moderately priced, incredibly delicious! Owned and operated by family, in El Segundo. Lunch and dinner.

Antigua Bread Bakery and Cafe - Fresh, wonderful Guatemalan with a Euro twist, i.e., enjoy croissants and/or chilaquiles for breakfast...lunch...dinner! In Highland Park with a new location opening soon in West Alhambra on Huntington Drive. Their new site is forthcoming but locations are listed on current page.

TART - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, just across from the Original LA Farmers Market at the Farmer's Daughter boutique hotel. Considered "Southern Chic", its classy comfort food is so very good! Di's particular weakness is their homemade biscuits for breakfast ...

Where have you eaten lately that you think ought to top our don't-miss list? Please let us know! Tell us a little about what you enjoyed, the price levels, and where/how we can learn more about the place. Post your comments on our wall or here on the blog. Thank you!

We hope you've enjoyed this post, and please know how very much we appreciate your becoming a fan on our new page! Please tell your family, friends, Romans, countrymen, people you don't like (kidding about that last suggestion) about our fan page if you'd like, we'd love to continue to grow with your support!

Enjoy a delicious week, especially with those you love around the table! We'll see you here next Tuesday. Until then, we send ...

Warmest regards,

Lisa and Diane Scalia

Your Melting Pot Tour hosts

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