Restaurant / Bars Blog

The World’s 30 Wildest Potato Chip Flavors

potato chips 1When it comes to potato chips, most of us have had our favorites picked out since we were kids. However, the potato chip market is ever expanding with new flavors that go from fascinating to very confusing (at least until you try it)!

Some of the most unusual:

– Mushroom Lay’s

– Pringles Seaweed

– Walkers Chili and Chocolate

For a full rundown of “The World’s 30 Wildest Potato Chip Flavors” visit MSN (



10 Posh Places for Afternoon Tea in Los Angeles

tea 1While Los Angeles might not be as associated with afternoon tea, LA does have a surprisingly wonderful selection of places to get your tea fix.

For example, if you and some friends are looking to catch up over some tea, The Peninsula hotel has you covered. There you will receive traditional tea options mixed with finger sandwiches and pastries. For an added experience, be sure to dress a little fancy and enjoy the full treatment.

For even more tea options, visit Eater LA’s “10 Posh Places for Afternoon Tea in Los Angeles”  ( and for any restaurant insurance questions, contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.


National Hamburger Day – May 28th

Hamburger DayWith summer around the corner, Angelenos prepare for warmer, longer days and barbeques. Want to spice up your hamburgers this summer? There are hundreds of regional burger recipes from across the US, each with a special history and a unique taste and texture. Below are four of the most heralded regional burger recipes, compiled by Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers.

1. The Guberburger: One of the strangest and most unique regional burgers is the so-called “guberburger” from Sedalia, Missouri. This concoction calls for an ordinary burger topped with a dollop of peanut butter and some miracle whip.
2. The Pastrami Burger: While first produced in Salt Lake City, this burger has caught on nationally, and with good reason. This burger incorporates a normal burger patty with delicious, high-quality deli pastrami.
3. The Butterburger: This delicious (if less-than-healthy) burger hails from the state of Wisconsin, where dairy is king. To make your own butterburger, slather your uncooked patty in butter, grill it, and then add more butter. Enjoy these heart attack-on-a-bun responsibly!
4. The Garbage Burger: The garbage burger originated somewhere in the Southeast, where a cook decided to cover a perfectly good burger with everything he could find in the kitchen. You can make your very own burger by adding any topping of your choice. Ice cream, potato chips, apples; who knows, you could create the next great regional hamburger!

TMIB hopes you enjoy National Hamburger Day!

150 Best Bars in America 2015

cocktails neon signEveryone has their favorite hometown bar, but which bar is truly the best in America? While there isn’t a truly scientific way to figure it out, MSN has assembled a list of the 150 best bars in America that includes a little comment about what makes each bar so special.

For their entire list of the “150 Best Bars in America” visit MSN ( and for any questions regarding liquor liability insurance, contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.


Hotel Covell

Hotel Covell Exterior (1)Tegner-Miller client Dustin Lancaster, owner of “An Eastside Establishment, Inc.”, has recently opened his newest venture, Hotel Covell at 4628 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90027. This All-Suites hotel is located above Dustin’s popular Bar Covell and Sidebar in the Los Feliz area of Hollywood.
The hotel joins his portfolio of hospitality venues which include, L & E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake; El Condor Mexican Restaurant on Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake; as well as Hermosillo Club and Highland Park Brewery on York Blvd. in Highland Park.
In addition, Dustin has recently opened his newest wine bar, Augustine located at 13456 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks.
We want to congratulate Dustin on his latest venture and encourage clients of TMIB to enjoy the ambiance of Dustin’s wine bars, restaurants and hotel in the near future.

Butter Coffee Comes to Santa Monica

Butter CoffeeIn January, we discussed the new craze of “Butter Coffee”, the combination of coffee and butter that gives your morning a zing and energy throughout the day. Well the craze has continued and Bulletproof, a coffeehouse/cafe is coming to Santa Monica.  They plan to open their first location at 3110 Main St. at the end of April.

To learn more about Bulletproof Coffee and the many offerings of the store, read the LA Time’s full article ( and for any insurance questions, be sure to contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.

“The Pop-Tart/Donut Hybrid has arrived”

It was only a matter of time before someone married our breakfast favorites: the donut and the Pop-Tart. The good people at “Donut Bar” have created the “Big Poppa-Tart” which is exactly what you think it would be in your dreams. The treat is best described as “a gigantic donut stuffed with a crushed strawberry Pop-Tart and house made strawberry jam, topped with marshmallow glaze”. Not too shabby. So how much will this heavenly combo cost? 4 bucks. Gettem’ while they’re hot!

To get your mouth watering with some delicious photos, visit the Thrillist ( and for all your insurance queries contact TMIB.


The Best Vegetarian Options at 17 Fast-Food Chains

Vegetarian Nachos Vegetarians know it can be tough to find something to eat in a pinch. We all get caught up in our day-to-day schedule and before we realize it’s lunch time. Luckily most of the fast food locations we all know and love have a vegetarian option available.

For the full list of fast food vegetarian options visit Thrillist and their article “The Best Vegetarian Options at 17 Fast-Food Chains” ( and for any insurance questions, TMIB at 310-828-9662.


9 Delightfully Silly Easter Egg Ideas

easter eggs w ribbon With Easter around the corner, you may be looking to add a new look to the old tradition of Easter egg decorating. Luckily, not only has MSN created a list of 9 fun ideas, but they have also included links to video tutorials to walk you through the entire process.

Want to create a “mob of minions”, “lego faced eggs”, or even update the traditional bunny and chick with some extra festive zest? They have it all covered!

Check out MSN’s “9 Delightfully Silly Easter Egg Ideas” ( ) and for any questions about your insurance, please contact TMIB at 310-828-9662.


Santa Monica Family YMCA FUNdraiser

The YMCA Child Development Center, in collaboration with the California Pizza Kitchen-Santa Monica is holding a Santa Monica Family YMCA FUNdraiser on Monday, March 16th.

For purchases** at California Pizza Kitchen-Santa Monica on that day (dine-in, carry-out, catering) that are accompanied by the attached flyer, CPK-Santa Monica will donate 20% of those sales to the Santa Monica Family YMCA.

Help support our local Y and be sure to bring the flyer with you so the Y can get credit.

** please see flyer for details – Y Fundraiser

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