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Greg White is a former sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, now battling it out on the blogosphere at www.eatgregeat.com and http://www.gogreggo.com/.

He is a proud sixth-generation Texan and polo-playing enthusiast, now living on both coasts, who finds life lessons and great wisdom in the food he eats.

Greg loves to cook as much as he likes to eat out and judge. 

Greg, a recovering television writer who found that truth is funnier than fiction, is currently writing a book about his Marine Corps boot camp experience. He has yet to heal from the trauma of having to wear green on a daily basis.


Entries by Greg White

Top 9 Signs You're at a Gay Wedding

(1) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 6:25 PM

It's wedding season! Time to roll the dice down the aisle. Will this be the couple that lasts longer than a pair of TOMS shoes? Are the guests all in TOMS shoes? Are they mostly named Tom? Then you might be at a gay wedding.

Take a gander:

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The Bounds of Independence

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 1:44 PM

Our society is disconnected. Is that the independence our founding forefather's sought? Was the goal to reject the monarchy so we could all wear a crown in our own home? I'm seeking my own independence, from devices that keep me connected to society.

Simplification is a struggle. The Pilgrims...

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UnCabaret: USMC, Balls to the Wall Comedy

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 5:09 PM

As a comedy writer, I usually perform my material from behind my keyboard, safe from the line of fire of a live audience. I respect standup comedians for their talent and bravery. They go onstage and bare secret thoughts. They volunteer their lives as fodder for people to laugh at.

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Once a Marine... Now a Spartan

(2) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 3:45 PM

It's good to be alive.

Recently, as I boarded a bus in Malibu to compete in one of those Spartan Races, memories of arriving at Parris Island to join the Marine Corps popped into my head. The Spartan Race is as challenging as any USMC event.

When I joined...

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Common Indecency: Bathroom Etiquette

(4) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 2:12 PM

People that don't follow bathroom rules have got to go.

I don't want to know what you do in there as much as I don't want you to know what I do in there. I'm sure you text in there because I text in there -- it should be uninterrupted...

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I Can't Afford Myself, Much Less Kids

(8) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 1:33 PM

Panic sets in, and I mutter, "Thank god I don't have kids," as I dig around for my lost dry cleaning ticket.

The day I watched friends ship their teens off to college, it hit me that being gay isn't a choice for me but a necessity. Every time...

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Master Chef Wants You: Is Your Mise en Place in Place?

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 10:52 AM

Cooking in front of an audience is like putting yourself in a pressure cooker. Master Chef on FOX is gearing up for is fifth season with open-call auditions for contestants.

Master Chef is not Top Chef or Iron Chef. I love to watch trained pros on both of those shows...

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We're All Cheerleaders

(5) Comments | Posted August 18, 2013 | 6:17 PM

It's my sobriety birthday and the day Lindsay Lohan sits down on national TV with Saint Oprah to talk about her struggle to stay sober.

One of the reasons I don't pop out of a cake celebrating this day is that I run the risk, like every other addict,...

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My Piece in the Middle East

(21) Comments | Posted June 10, 2013 | 3:08 PM

No one told me that the Dead Sea sparkles. And I almost didn't see it.

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Wanderlust struck me, so I spun the globe and threw a dart at a dream destination. Istanbul was rioting and Prague was flooded, so I headed to a more peaceful...

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Someday Your Princely Hotel Will Come!

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 8:40 AM

Once upon a time, what you saw was what you got. Now the powerful Internet rules along with her evil stepsister Photoshop, in a land where we can find whatever we need and look however we want.

TripAdvisor is to finding hotels online what Match.com is to finding mates. From...

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Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop Safe To Drink

(1) Comments | Posted May 26, 2013 | 11:52 AM

I love flying Air Canada because the pilots swoop down like returning geese when they land in Montreal. As we soar past the St. Lawrence River, my stomach skips a beat from the quick descent. When I landed last night, I noticed the runway was wet. It had either rained,...

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Hinoki & The Bird: Didn't Fly for Me

(2) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 8:46 AM

We eat with our eyes first. Before I went to Chef David Myers' new Century City swankery, Hinoki & The Bird, I read online reviews as my amuse bouche.

I respect my friend Jay Weston's great taste, and devoured every word of his delicious-sounding HuffPost review of Hinoki....

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The Power of Your iPhone

(1) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 6:37 PM

My nightmare of showing up to school unprepared for a test has been replaced with one so raw, so real, it scares not just me, but anyone with an iPhone, and might be preventing the other 1 percent from buying one.

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I enter a...

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The Reality of Big Ang

(2) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 12:37 PM

I haven't seen an episode of Mob Wives. Or maybe I have: I had dinner with Big Ang.

Like an exotic big bird, she flew south for a winter break in Florida. She breezed into dinner at Valentino's Fort Lauderdale, turning heads just like a sleek, dark yacht cruising down...

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The Pope's Ten Final Tweets

(1) Comments | Posted February 18, 2013 | 7:13 PM

In Order:

10. Yard Sale this Weekend! I'll man the table in the Piazza 8am-till noon. MASSive bargains!

9. You think you got troubles -- try packing up a lifetime of "vow of poverty" in less than 10 steamer trunks.

8. "Salmon Fishing in Yemen" just makes so much sense...

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Rent Control in Santa Monica & Chivalry: Not Dead Yet

(3) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 9:19 AM

Rent control is a true thing of beauty, except rent control doesn't last forever.

Santa Monica abolished rent control years ago, but I'm grandfathered in. Unless word of my monkey farm leaks out, I'm safe and my rent only increases a small percentage each year.

During the reign of rent...

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The World Was Ending Anyway

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2012 | 8:55 AM

The world will end. Sunrises and sunsets have become predictable and monotonous. Ever since televised singing competitions started bringing one amazing voice after another into my living room, I need to be constantly amazed. I'm looking forward to a bright, fiery explosion on December 21.

No one knows precisely what...

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St. Regis: Princeville Or Pauper-ville?

(8) Comments | Posted November 17, 2012 | 7:30 AM

Just when you think it's safe to pack your bikini away, winter kicks short-term memory right in its gelatinous ass, and the beaches of Hawaii, L.A.'s far-western suburb, call.

When she calls, I don't pick up, I pack up.

I love the Garden Island of Kauai, where you can spend the morning basking in the sun on the southern beaches of Poipu, hike the North Shore's scarily steep Nā Pali coast and find the Jurassic...

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What Food Do I Want to See for the Next Four Years?

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 11:00 AM

I've barely figured out how to upload a blurry picture of my dinner to social media; I am not about to attempt to express my political opinion in less than 140 characters in the vain hope that I might sway someone's vote.

An army marches on it's stomach, so...

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You Can Take It With You

(1) Comments | Posted September 4, 2012 | 12:30 PM

Hundreds of tiny bottles line my bathroom cupboard shelves. It looks like I have a heavy chemical dependency combined with OCD because the small bottles are organized by type, size and brand. This cabinet appears to support a very organized addict, with each individual dose measured out.   

I might have...

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