ADVENTURES IN DOMESTICITY: International Friendsgiving Edition (Plus, A Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe)

This may be somewhat shocking, but I’ll just come out with it: last weekend, my friends and I convened for yet another Friendsgiving. This marks the third Friendsgiving I’ve hosted since actual Thanksgiving last year (which, admittedly, was also a Friendsgiving). Have we gone turkey crazy? Not really. This time around the mania was inspired […]

FYI: Thanksgiving Is 90 Days Away

It may be hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is a mere 90 days away from today. That’s right: time is a-flying, and before you know it, Turkey Day will be upon you, and you’ll be standing in your kitchen thinking to yourself “What the HELL am I going to make?” Okay, you probably won’t be […]

BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #76: Revisiting Thanksgiving, The Sound of Music, Meeting Jason Collins (Again)

We are back! This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker ( and Lisa Timmons ( trade stories about Thanksgiving and discuss their epic road trip to Las Vegas. Then it’s another major Operation Seduction development as Ben discusses his latest encounter with openly gay NBA player Jason Collins. Finally, things wrap up […]

Order MB Post’s Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits For Thanksgiving

Probably the most exciting restaurant I’ve been to all year has been MB Post in Manhattan Beach, and perhaps the sleeper star of the amalzing menu is the bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuit, which is quickly becoming a signature must-have item. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — the drive down to Manhattan […]