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TART Restaurant – Los Angeles

Friday, November 25th, 2011

I try not to make a habit of reviewing restaurants and places of business but, this is one I couldn’t resist.

Holidays can be difficult when you are away from your family. Today a restaurant in West Hollywood made it all much easier. As I told you in my blog this morning we were going to Tart in West Hollywood because we like it and have eaten there a couple of times. We really expect something different on holidays because we are both from the South and used to getting treated special during holiday celebrations, etc.


I was pleasantly surprised to see that the restaurant was full but not crowded when we arrived. We were taken directly to our table at 12:45 (15 minutes before our reservation). Our waitress immediately greeted us and after a little small talk ( you know the proper amount of small talk ) she brought our drinks and absolutely perfect coffee and our salads.


Tart Restaurant

After our salads the wait staff came and cleared our table and brought the perfect, moist turkey. It was topped with gravy that was obviously straight from the turkey pan (not like the bottled or canned type) stuffing that was prepared from the turkey juices because it was “just right” I even ordered a side dish of the stuffing, incredible mashed potatoes and the best yams I have had in ages. In addition, we also had green beans with a cranberry chutney and grilled brussel sprouts along with a buttermilk biscuit that I swear my mother made. Lastly, the best bread pudding I have had in years which is generally not my favorite but it was the right blend and the best serving size.


The best part was the staff. They were attentive, polite and the perfect blend of service. They didn’t sit down at our table and attempt to get to know us but had the right amount of hospitality.

If you are ever in the Los Angeles area this place is a must. It is located on Fairfax across from the Farmers Market/The Grove. Call ahead for an appointment. We have never stayed at the Farmers Daughter Hotel which is part of the restaurant. If the service and food of Tart is any indication whatsoever of the service we will most likely stay there at some point in the future.

To the staff and Chef at Tart – Thank you

Ric Overton


Cross Country Shippers

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

I have had several calls about cross country shipping and what to do with the piano.  Hopefully, I might be able to give you some insight as to what we look at.

We do cross country moves in conjunction with another company that actually takes the piano from our storage facility here at in Mission Valley in San Diego, Ca. and delivers it to the location that it is going to.  Here’s how it works:

You have a need to move your piano from here to another state or a distance that is further than our normal Southern California route.  Precision Piano Moving at goes and picks your piano up and brings it to our facility here.  We prearrange a pick up with a company called Walter Piano Transport out of Indiana.

Walter Piano  Transport guys are the only guys in the country that I would trust my most valuable possession (my piano) or (your piano)to travel a long distance. They blanket your piano carefully and secure it in their trailers that are designed to move pianos only.  They do not move cars, furniture or motorcycles, only pianos.  Thier website is and the ladies are Hope and Tina and can most definitely answer your questions and take care of you.Moving the piano securely

Once they pick the piano up from our facility it is then carried either directly to its destination or to a piano moving service in your area where they can trust it to be offloaded and delivered in a timely and safe manner.

Moving in a long haul trailer that is packed with all types of furniture, and other belongings can be quite difficult on a piano particularly when the people that are moving are inexperienced.  Moving is never easy but especially when it comes to a piano.  All kinds of tragic stories come to the  office here about people getting pianos that have been scratched, damaged or harmed in some way.  The easiest, cheapest and best alternative is to hire a professional.

Local moves have certainly been addressed on our blog before but as a reminder moves pianos in Southern California from Carlsbad, San Marcos, Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla and even as far north as Los Angeles. We move with a company that is called Precision Piano Moving at they also work in tandem with our tuner Paul McCloud at Accutone Piano Tuning to tune the piano after delivery.  Walter Transport is our only choice on long distant moves at

Stop by and see us sometime, we would love to meet you.

Ric Overton

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