Sad news to report: Hot Diggety Dog has closed. I had a yearning for a hot dog this afternoon, trundled down to Sepulveda and Palms. The joint is padlocked with a sign that says COMING SOON: COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF.
Cooked dried black beans provide the wow factor in this simple dip; you could serve the blended beans alone and guests would swoon over the rich, full-bodied flavor. Use leftover dip as a spread for sandwiches or burritos, or stir into a bean soup.
Many folks feel that mussels are a restaurant dish—something to order off the menu. But they’re surprisingly affordable at the market and quick and easy to cook at home. They’re also a great option for those looking for sustainable seafood choices.