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Breakfast Los Angeles

Salt’s Cure 2 x 2 x 2 (Dose of Vitamin P)

When Chris Phelps, Zak Walters and I first met in March, it was clear that they had noble plans for Salt’s Cure, their West Hollywood butcher shop and café. They spoke of humanely-raised, impeccably-sourced...
Hamburger Orange County

Slater’s 50/50 Burger (Dose of Vitamin P)

Slater’s 50/50 owner Scott Slater and chef Brad Lyons offer a Counter-style checklist that allows you to design your own burger, but you’re better off sticking with Slater’s Signatures. The Anaheim Hills restaurant and...
Sandwich Phoenix

St. Francis Bacon Sandwich (Dose of Vitamin P)

Phoenix finally seems to be embracing the farm-to-table movement, using local animals and produce to craft artisanal food products. A leading example is St. Francis, an indoor-outdoor restaurant near the city’s dividing line. For...
Bacon Palm Springs

Cheeky’s Bacon Flight (Dose of Vitamin P)

If the adage holds true that bacon makes everything better, then surely five kinds of bacon should be a triumph. Right? Tara Lazar subscribes to that belief, offering a bacon flight ($4) at Cheeky’s,...
Fish Los Angeles

Parq Wild Striped Bass with Bacon Chowder (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

The landscape of the Beverly Hills dining scene changed when Bouchon Beverly Hills debuted in November. Thomas Keller’s arrival signaled a paradigm shift in the city’s high-end dining scene. Established restaurants like Spago had...
Bacon Of The Month Club

Carlton Farms Dry Cured Bacon

My father is a long-time recipient of Grateful Palate‘s Bacon of the Month Club. Just before my holiday visit, he received the December selection, Carlton Farms Dry Cured Bacon, and I got to share...