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#CCTakesLA: The Food

I am sorry.
I am sorry I am making you look at glorious food right now,
most likely right after you started the day healthy,
with a nice breakfast and maybe a light jog,
and now I'm making you want to throw healthy life back at the universe's face,
and just indulge.
I am truly sorry.
But if I don't show you these pictures,
I'll feel like the 2394802 pounds I gained from last weekend was for nothing.

And we can't have that.

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 Diddy Riese:
$1.75 delicious ice cream sandwiches?
I'm down.
I had vanilla ice cream sandwiched by a cinnamon sugar cookie,
and a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie (my fave!):
winner winner chicken ice cream sandwich dinner.
No really, this was our dinner after that long drive.
Best decision ever.



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Bottega Louie:
I have long wanted to visit this brunch-and-pastries mecca,
and am happy to say that we had a wonderful experience. 
Mark my words - I will be back for the macarons I didn't get to try this time!
Feast your eyes:





^^^ THE PORTOBELLO FRIES THOUGH.

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Sprinkles Ice Cream:
No explanations needed - 
a necessary pilgrimage for every person who calls her/himself a Sprinkles addict.
We inhaled our goodies & didn't take any pictures of the treats,
but Cassandra had a frozen hot chocolate and I tried Thin Mint and Cherry Vanilla, yum!



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Cafe Rio:
To be entirely honest,
Cafe Rio is 80% of the reason why I embarked on this trip without too much thought.
Ever since I tried my first sweet pork barbacoa salad nine months ago,
I've been hooked. And I've been waiting to go back for more.
Someone please open one in the Bay Area.
I will make it my personal obligation to spend 96% of my paycheck there every month.
Promise.




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I swear, I was stuffed for days after our Los Angeles weekend trip,
which was probably a good thing because I definitely had no time to eat
while I crammed for finals the week after.

Anyway, that is all the spectacular food we ate this time,
but we are already planning a return trip in May/June!
(...another Finals Week... duh.)

25 comments

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  2. I love Diddy Riese . Was there a huge line when you went? Ice cream sandwiches use to be $1 when I went there!

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  3. This post was a dream come true! I LOVE all the food pics. WHY are the cookies and ice cream sandwiches so cheap though? I think you may have found heaven... And portobello mushrooms fries? WHAT! Where are all these awesome restaurants located- and can I come live with you so I can eat there too, pleeease?

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    Jess

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  4. bottega louie definitely is now on my list now to see !!! ARGH.. that prosciutto got me real good too!


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  5. yum!!! all that looks so good!

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  6. Oh wow! Everything looks so yummy!!! :-) Now we are hungry! :-)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  7. It looks all so good - so hungry now!!!

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  8. Hey Caroline!
    lovely blog and images! may i ask which camera you use?
    also that prosciutto looks scrumptious!
    :)
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  9. We are so lucky to have the best food here in LA! Before my gluten-free days, I totally loved Diddy Riese! It still pains when I'm in Westwood and see that long line for those yummy treats!! x

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  10. okay, love all of this so much! now i am starving!
    DIDDY RIESE is our favorite ever, and so is cafe rio!
    i am seriously SO jealous you just got to have rio!
    and sprinkles ice cream..thank you, officially drooling.
    i need to try botegga louie!
    let's start a petition to bring cafe rio to the bay area !!!!!!
    xo

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  11. Okay, all of this food is making me hungry!!!
    And who wouldn't plan their whole trip around Cafe Rio! Love ;)
    xo TJ

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  12. looks yummy... unfair you still look gorgeous though ^^

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  13. this is true food porn. all of the food looks so delicious!

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  14. oh my cafe rio! if dinner wasn't already in the oven then I would be getting in my car right now.

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  15. i'll take one of ERRYTHANG kthnx

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  16. YES!! CAFE RIO IN THE BAY PLEASE!!!!!!!

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  17. This food DOES look amazing! I am at work right now and about to have breakfast and discovered Agave and how great it tastes in oatmeal!

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  18. oh god.. that ice cream sandwich looks incredible.

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  19. I was fine until you showed a picture of Cafe Rio. Oh man - seriously, that pork salad? I think one time I ate there almost every day for a week. And I would gladly keep going back, but the closest one to me is now 30 miles away :( Seriously, it makes me want to cry. Although my waistline - and my wallet - thank me, because I'm pretty sure I did spend 96% of my paycheck there.

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  20. Hola!

    Just stumbled on your blog - SO cute! And thanks for the great LA recommendations - I've lived here for a year and half and haven't been to a couple of those places :)
    xoxo chelsea at http://nowismagic.blogspot.com

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  21. girl you hit the nail on the head! those spots are personal favorites of mine as well xx
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  22. This is my kind of foodie trip! Glad to read that other people celebrate places through food as much as I do!

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  23. yum x 100! wow!

    xoxo from nyc & http://www.the-beautiful-things.com

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xx Caroline