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Toast: Cupcakes for Breakfast—Or Lunch or Dinner

October 22, 2014 9:01 am

When Toast's website claims it can please even the pickiest of eaters, it's not exaggerating. Guests from The Rachael Ray Show, The Hills, and The Today Show​ have all been filmed sharing a meal there. Perhaps that's because chefs create its widely renowned breakfast dishes morning, noon, and night.

Anything goes for breakfast or brunch at Toast—even cupcakes. Try the red velvet cupcake, a local favorite, or the bakery's own spin on the classic: blue velvet. Its banana pudding also caters to customers with a helping of vanilla wafers, Oreos, or peanut butter cups on top. For more conventional breakfast grub, order classic buttermilk pancakes, stuffed French toast, or eggs and omelets. Vegetarians especially love the breakfast menu, since nearly everything fits their dietary restrictions—you can even opt for veggie sausage.

And the kitchen keeps churning out savory and sweet fare even after the breakfast rush. At lunch, you can start with calamari rings and end with a grilled falafel burger or turkey avocado wrap. Whereas when dinner rolls around, chefs shift gears to more upscale dishes ranging from grilled salmon to thin-crust margherita pizzas. Make sure you order the sweet potato fries with dinner—customers rave about them.

8221 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Tonight! Pizza in the Resident Lounge

October 21, 2014 10:29 am

Join us from 6-8 for dinner!

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How to Design Your Own Fresh Flower Arrangement at Home

October 16, 2014 10:02 am

Flowers brighten up any room and give it that sleek, interior designer look. Not only do they look great, a blossoming flower arrangement will make your room smell wonderful, too. Here are a few professional tips for making an attractive floral arrangement at home.

  1. Gather your supplies. Use a vase or even an old jar as the base for your arrangement and be sure to have sharp scissors or shears on hand. You’ll also need a variety of flowers, which depend on your personal tastes.
  2. Add some foliage. To create a space-filler for your arrangement, add some lush green foliage. Cut it so that the sides are shorter and the middle is taller to create dimension, but be sure to leave room for the flowers.
  3. Place large flowers throughout. Next, add larger faced flowers like roses or peonies. Cut some stems longer and other stems shorter, then scatter them throughout the arrangement.
  4. Disperse wispy accents. Weave vines, smaller ferns, or even delicate flowers throughout the rest of the arrangement to create texture. Let some shoot outward from the sides for a multidimensional look.
  5. Make final adjustments. Once all of your flowers are in place, be sure to arrange them a bit more. Stand back and admire your handiwork to see which flowers need to be moved, and don’t worry if there are a few imperfections; that gives your arrangement character!

How to Create Perfect Floral Arrangements [Sunset]
Elegant, Exquisite, Easy Floral Arrangements [Real Simple]
Flower Arranging 101 [Martha Stewart]

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