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LA’s Best Oyster Bars on the Eastside

Widely lauded for their complex taste, oysters are frequently compared to fine wine because of their regional variations in sweet, salty and earthy flavors. And much like a glass of French Bordeaux or Argentinean Malbec, oysters are consumed for their mood-enhancing and aphrodisiac qualities. To reap the full benefits of these briny bivalves, diners can…

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Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes

The cupcake landscape in America was bleak before Candace Nelson and her husband opened their first Sprinkles cupcake shop in Beverly Hills in 2005. Credited with instigating the country’s cupcake craze, it’s now nearly impossible to drive five miles in LA without encountering the bakery’s signature pastries. With Sprinkles shops in 17 locations across eight states, the Sprinklesmobile on LA’s streets…

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TakePart.com Photo Galleries

TakePart is a digital news and lifestyle magazine featuring independent journalism on today’s most important, socially relevant topics, alongside a social action platform. Their goal is simple–to take you beyond the breaking news ticker and help you discover how the world’s most pressing issues touch your life. The following photo galleries were written and published on…

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Grand Central Market Dining Destinations

Authentic Mexican taquerias and craft cuisine stalls coexist in downtown LA’s Grand Central Market, giving visitors the opportunity to try dishes from a variety of cultures. The market’s reinvention began in 2011 with the opening of Eggslut. Since then, LA’s top culinary talent have been setting up shop in GCM’s historic Homer Laughlin Building, including Valerie’s Confections and Wexler’s…

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Sweet Treats in Santa Cruz

While Santa Cruz is quite a health-conscious community, the city has their fair share of tempting sweet treats. From ice cream and cookies to crepes and even chocolate-covered bacon, the options are plentiful for when that sweet tooth strikes. Tickle your taste buds with our picks for top sweet treats and desserts in Santa Cruz.…