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With Actor Jim Belushi

on March 06th, 2012
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Actor Jim Belushi with Sophie Gayot

 
Where a better place to celebrate “Windy City West” in Los Angeles than at two of Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You’s restaurants Stella Rossa Pizza Bar and M Street Kitchen — the two spots are next to each other on Main street in Santa Monica. The pizzas, created by chef Jeff Mahin, at Stella Rossa Pizza Bar are so good that the restaurant is on GAYOT.com Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in the US.

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Francis Brennan (left), Jeff Mahin with Sophie Gayot

While in Chicago last week, I run into Jeff Mahin. I had met the chef at Stella Rossa Pizza Bar in Santa Monica, CA, for which he has created a pizza dough so good that the restaurant is now on GAYOT.com’s list of the Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in the US.

 

So when Mahin told me he was opening a donut store, Do-Rite Donuts & Coffee, I had to go try them for breakfast, which I did after enjoying an extraordinary dinner at Alinea the night before. Quite a change between the two places!

minilogo With Chefs Jeff Mahin & Francis Brennan