Category Archives: Events

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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Dia de los Muertos at Olvera Street

Every year the Merchants Association of Olvera Street holds one of the most authentic and religious Dia de lose Muertos celebrations in Los Angeles. With the blessings, altars, incense, dancing and rituals, you can truly see the marriage of paganism … Continue reading

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Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Great Chefs at CBS!

Once again this Sunday CBS Studios will host its annual “Great Chefs of LA” to benefit The National Kidney Foundation of Southern California. Hosted by George Lopez, himself a recipient of a kidney transplant, it is one of LA foodies’ favorite events … Continue reading

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This Sunday! LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade!

Once upon a time there was a little girl named Alex. Diagnosed with cancer before she was even a year old, she decided to hold a lemonade stand at the age of four to help raise money for the hospital. She … Continue reading

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LA Mag’s Presentations

  OK, I swear, this is the last LA Magazine Food Event post — this year. Besides a feast of delectables, there were some fantastic chef demos and panels. Chef Rory Hermann of Boucon shows us how to cook vegetables … 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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Out and About: Local Specials

The beautiful brie shown above was a last-minute substitution for frites at Cafe Massilia, a fantastic little bistro in Monrovia that I dicovered by pure serendipity this week. They will be hosting a Wine Tasting Dinner Event called “All Around France” … Continue reading

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How to Make the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in the World

I spent some time with the guys from The Foundry, kings of the world’s best grilled cheese sandwich, last weekend at LA Magazine’s Food Event. I’m serious about this sandwich. They even have the trophies to prove it. Check out … Continue reading

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Remember to Pace Yourself Sunday at LA Magazine’s Food Event from the Vine!

People, I cannot stress enough the importance of doing your stretches. This Sunday, LA Magazine will be hosting its 5th annual Food Event and you will want to be in it for the duration. Sure, you’ve been to big food … Continue reading

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Jonathan Gold’s Cocktail party to Benefit Zócalo

Zócalo‘s Gregory Rodriguez: Founder/Executive Director/Executive Editor, Swati Pandey: Managing Editor, Laura Villalpando: Media & Field Producer, Dulce Vasquez: Program Director with Zócalo supporter/award-winning author/bon vivant Jonathan Gold        Zócalo Public Square is a Los Angeles-based idea-wrangler. Their popular lectures and … Continue reading

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Blogger Prom 2010 at Yamashiro

Faithful readers may be wondering where Kiki Maraschino has been lately. Just the usual really, living a life of glamour and intrigue. Last night we attended the Blogger Prom soiree at Yamashiro above the glittering lights of Hollywood. Yamashiro, set … Continue reading

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Top Chef Masters Viewing Party

This week my friend, Eddie, of Deep End Dining was a guest judge on Top Chef Masters! He and co-judge Bill Esparza of Street Gourmet LA hosted a viewing party at the Edison. It was fun to see everyone. I … Continue reading

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Liver Worst: Not Exactly Dinner Conversation

I have recovered repressed memories in therapy of gagging on powdery, mealy shoesoles of liver. There are rubber eraser bits that coat your mouth and won’t ever come off, ever, no matter how hard you try! Excuse me, I have … Continue reading

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Rising Stars: Adam Fleischman’s Umami Burger

I wandered around the back of Umami checking out the burgers. When I met the Adam Fleischman, I noticed him shaking a special seasoning on the burgers (I also noticed he bore more than a slight resemblancs to Jon Favreau). … Continue reading

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