Category Archives: Festivals

The Taste 2013

I had a blast at The Taste this year! First off was “Field to Fork” which offered a lot of fresh dishes to whet the palate. Then came Jonathan Gold and Song Yoon’s “Tastes of LA”. Not only did I … Continue reading

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When Life Gives You Lemons…

LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade took place last Sunday on the stately grounds of the mansion at  Culver Studios. Gone with the Wind was filmed there — does it get any more chichi than that? The well-tended grounds were strewn with checkered picnic … Continue reading

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My Top Faves at CBS’ Great Chefs

  1. The first offering I came across at the Great Chefs of LA event taking place in the backlot of CBS was Momed’s duck shawarma. Momed, in Beverly Hills, is a contraction of “Modern Mediterranean”. The pita looked awfully generous for someone … Continue reading

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LA Magazine’s Food Event: Is that a Llama in Your Mercedes?

Last weekend Los Angeles magazine was host to one of everyone’s favorite food events of the year. It is so representative of its kind, it doesn’t even have to have a name. It’s just called “The Food Event”. Participants are … Continue reading

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My Top Five from LA Food Fest

Better late than never… 1. Ta Bom’s croquettes coxinha, filled with chicken and cream cheese 2. Jalisco’s shrimp tacos, a crowd and judge favorite – deep-fried and flavorful. it’s the only thing that made me eat two 3. Crepe’n Around’s … Continue reading

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LA Food Fest Winners!

 The LAFF event at the Rose Bowl wasn’t just a foodie wonderland, it was also a contest! Judges included Susan Feniger, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chef Walter Manzke, Jesse Williams, Rene Lynch of the LA Times, and blogger Bill Esparza. I … Continue reading

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Photographing the LA Food Fest: The LIST

Oh my God! LA Food Fest was car-a-zay! Imagine the length of a football field length of food. Twice. It was seriously an entire football field! The Rose Bowl, which is seriously hard to find for such a famous place, … Continue reading

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Club Culinaire’s Picnic des Chefs was all about Dessert

Sunday, the 30th annual Picnic des Chefs was held in Elysian Park. The event benefits several charities, including the Concern Foundation and The Hope Program at Children’s Hospital. The Picnic is one of several events held by Club Culinaire, a … Continue reading

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Keep on Truckin’

Saturday February 13, the first LA Food Fest was held on the outskirts of Downtown LA, with dozens of local food trucks converging in a huge lot next to the 110 freeway. Unfortunately, the event was too popular for its … Continue reading

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CBS Ushers in Autumn

Written with Lindsay William-Ross. And yes, I know it is no longer Autumn. Refer to the Kiki Maraschino Time-Space continuum for further elaboration. CBS Radford Studios in Studio City held their 23rd Annual Great Chefs of LA last Fall to … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Magazine Annual Food Event

Late summer and early fall marks food festival season in Los Angeles. There was a crazy amount of food and wine fests, and thanks to a certain other blog (…cough..) Kiki got to party down with the ritzy folks. Lindsay … Continue reading

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Great Food and Music 2

It was also an incredibly hot day, so I was very grateful for the press tent. Someone had the great idea to set up a backstage area for press and bring in food so that we could photograph and taste … Continue reading

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Great Food and Music Fest Part 1

After a somewhat harried trip up the 5, I finally found my hotel behind an alley after driving around for what seemed like forever. It was kind of deserted, but I was shown to my room by a chatty bellhop. … Continue reading

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Mariachi Night

I spend so much time as an observer, taking pictures and documenting events of other people’s communities, sometimes it is nice to get a reminder that I am part of a community too. For my mom’s birthday the family got … Continue reading

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Preparing an Altar for Dia de Los Muertos

November 1st and 2nd are the days set aside to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Originally celebrated in Mexico, it is becoming increasingly common in Los Angeles. The origins of Dia de los Muertos have been traced back as far … Continue reading

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