Impress Your Friends: Bake Coconut Macaroons!

I made these for a nite of hanging with friends at their home in Beverly Hills! (Woo!) Any time I'm wanting something balls-out decadent, I stop by Barefoot Contessa. Ina don't mess around with low-fat nonsense. This recipe includes just a few simple ingredients, with rock star results. *I melted some chocolate and dunked each cookie…

Eat at: St. Honoré Boulangerie.

LA's got salad. There are organic, local, sustainable greens actually growing in our glove compartments. But I've seen nary a Niçoise that compares with the one that stole my heart once upon a time at St. Honore in Portland, OR. Yukon Gold potatoes, haricot vert, roma tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, tuna fish, Niçoise olives, anchovies,…