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LA Cupcake Challenge: Magnolia Bakery vs. Georgetown Cupcakes

LA Cupcake Challenge: Magnolia Bakery vs. Georgetown Cupcakes

Neither of the bakeries that created these cupcakes is native to LA; however both East Coast-based cupcake shops have chosen this city to be one of their few expansion locations. Magnolia Bakery originated in New York and Georgetown Cupcakes originated in the D.C. area. We perhaps haven’t done the best job of buying cupcakes at both…

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LA Cupcake Challenge: Big Man Bakes vs. Lark Cake Shop

LA Cupcake Challenge: Big Man Bakes vs. Lark Cake Shop

Even though I don’t care for beer, I still enjoy going to craft breweries as a fun place to chill out with Dustin while he samples a variety of brews. This past weekend, we stopped by Angel City Brewery downtown, and while I admit I had a great time and can’t wait to back with…

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LA Cupcake-Off: Vanilla Bakeshop vs. Susie Cake

LA Cupcake-Off: Vanilla Bakeshop vs. Susie Cake

After a particularly rough couple of days, I really needed some sugar in my life, so we decided it was time to kick off the next version of the LA dessert challenge: cupcakes! Our rules for the cupcake-off are a little more lenient than the chocolate chip cookie version. Instead of ordering the same variety…

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LA Cookie Challenge: The Final Bracket Rundown

LA Cookie Challenge: The Final Bracket Rundown

With March Madness coming to an end this past week (and brackets being busted), it’s only fitting that our Cookie Challenge comes to conclusion this week. Surprisingly enough, Dustin and I didn’t disagree very much throughout the weekly face-offs, which is interesting given our different cookie preferences (thick and soft versus thin and crispy). I…

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LA Cookie Challenge: Thyme Cafe vs. Cookie Good

LA Cookie Challenge: Thyme Cafe vs. Cookie Good

We attempted to have the perfect picnic in Will Rogers State Park— a state historic park that is actually dog friendly and has a huge lawn on which to picnic and work on our obedience training homework with Bella. The weather didn’t cooperate for a perfect picnic, but was rather chilly and windy. Despite that,…

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LA Cookie Challenge: Clementine vs. DeLuscious

LA Cookie Challenge: Clementine vs. DeLuscious

While Spring Break was here, we planned to hit the beach early in the week. Why go anywhere for Spring Break when you live in SoCal? Well LA weather, despite being gorgeous for about 340 days of the year, decided to be cool, cloudy, and just plain gloomy for the start of this break. We…

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LA Cookie Challenge: Milk vs. Cookie Casa

LA Cookie Challenge: Milk vs. Cookie Casa

Last weekend Dustin and I pretty much had the perfect date day, as briefly discussed here. These are the chocolate chip cookies we sampled along the way. First up was Milk, a really cute shop in the Mid-City West area. They have a huge selection of desserts including ice cream, macaron ice cream sandwiches, and…

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LA Cookie Challenge: Joan’s on Third vs. Proof Bakery

LA Cookie Challenge: Joan’s on Third vs. Proof Bakery

We’ve been meaning to get back to Griffith park ever since our last visit. Grabbing cookies in the area was a perfect excuse to take the pups on a picnic. We grabbed sandwiches and one of the chocolate chip cookie contenders from Joan’s on Third, and then fought traffic to pick up a second cookie…

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LA Cookie Challenge: Milk Jar Cookies vs. The Sycamore Kitchen

LA Cookie Challenge: Milk Jar Cookies vs. The Sycamore Kitchen

For our first cookie stops on the East side (remember East is 405, so not really LA in the slightest), we hit up Milk Jar Cookies and The Sycamore Kitchen.   Milk Jar Cookies is a relatively new cookie-centric shop with a very cutesy decor. Their cookies are THICK with what Dustin described as an…

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LA Cookie Challenge: Tavern vs. Farmshop

LA Cookie Challenge: Tavern vs. Farmshop

I was having a rough day, so it was decided that it was time for another round of our cookie-off. Both of these locales, Tavern and Farmshop, are walking distance from our apartment. Can you say dangerous? Tavern is a high-class restaurant and bakery known for being a place where celebrities have meetings with their…

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