Combo Plate: waffled grilled cheese, hangover 'helpers,' celebrating the black truffle and more
--Adding to the menagerie: Eating L.A. tells you why Black Cat Bakery -- taking up residence in the old Mani's space on Fairfax Ave. -- is such an appropriate name. (And it's not just because it joins Black Dog Coffee and Animal in the neighborhood.)
--Got some Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket? Patina celebrates the black truffle next Tuesday and Wednesday with multi-course menus that include a black truffle peasant salad, butter poached Maine lobster with truffle, and a brown butter truffle sorbet for dessert. The three-course menu starts at $95.
--I could have used this three days ago: The Guardian offers up hangover cures from around the world. And at least one of them -- you'll know it when you get to it -- just might make you sick.
--Best idea I never thought of: The Spiced Life offers another use for that waffle maker -- waffled grilled cheese, above -- inspired by Dorie Greenspan's cookbook, "Waffles from Morning to Midnight."
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-- Rene Lynch
Twitter / renelynch
Photo: Waffled grilled cheese. Credit: The Spiced Life