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Calling All Locavores: Salt’s Cure Is a Must-Try for Local, Seasonal Meals

January 21, 2015 5:02 pm

Los Angeles is undergoing a real food renaissance, and one of the best places to enjoy it might be West Hollywood’s Salt’s Cure.

Chefs Chris Phelps and Zak Walters opened the doors here in 2011 with a simple mission: source all ingredients from within the great state of California and prepare them expertly. If it’s not from within six hours of the restaurant’s front door, it won’t show up on the plate. This has won Salt's Cure raves from local foodies, and one meal here may make you a fan, too.

Because the meal is ultra-seasonal, it’s hard to recommend dishes and guarantee they’ll be available, but some past favorites have included the Berkshire pork chop with homemade applesauce and the butter-poached lobster with whole turnips. They’re also open for breakfast, with the “2x2x2” being a popular option.

Salt's Cure
7494 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 850-7258

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Food Truck Tuesday’s

January 17, 2015 8:22 pm

Have You Checked Out Food Truck Tuesday's on Main Street?

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How to Break Free From a Fitness Plateau

January 14, 2015 5:02 pm

Even if you’re dedicated to your workout routine and have seen major strides, you can hit a point where your old exercises just don’t seem to work anymore. If this sounds familiar, you may have hit what's called a “fitness plateau.” Get out of the rut and back on track by mixing up your routine with these simple steps.

  1. Stay well-rounded. A good workout program incorporates both cardiovascular activities and strength training. If you’ve shed pounds by running every day, you’ll need to start lifting weights, doing yoga, or trying some other type of strength exercise in order to get out of the rut. Likewise, you’ll need to add a cardio exercise in order to see more results from weightlifting.
  2. Forget about the scale. Even if you haven’t lost weight in a few weeks, that doesn’t mean that your body isn’t changing. You could still see results in your cardiovascular health, strength, and other areas.
  3. Take a break. It may seem like working out every single day will yield better results, but you could actually be overworking yourself and diminishing your results. Your muscles need days off in order to grow, so plan a day of rest in between continual days of exercise.

Overcoming a Fitness Plateau [American Heart Association]
Fitness 2.0: How to Overcome Exercise and Diet Plateaus With Minimal Effort [Lifehacker]
How to Overcome a Workout Rut [U.S. News]

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