Monthly Archives: December 2011

Royal T’s Recovery Brunch

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Happy New Year! Where to Party…

  STREET FAIR Downtown Long Beach is celebrating New Year’s Eve with live bands starting at 5pm. Saturday. Downtown will begin the festivities with a free, family-friendly event in the Waterfront amphitheatre at Rainbow Harbor from 5pm to 10pm. Attractions include a magician, … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Rosebowl

New Year’s Eve means champagne and confetti for the rest of the country, but for Pasadena it means the Rose Bowl and its accompanying Rose parade, and we are carching little glimpses of the preparations everywhere. This year the Oregon … Continue reading

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Upcoming: New Years at Liquid Kitty

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Favorites of 2011! A self-indulgent list

These are the best books, movies and records I’ve come across this year.  (That I can remember…) Books: The Tale of The Body Thief – Anne Rice Bossypants – Tina Fey Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin The Adventures … Continue reading

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Mr Brainwash

Controversial artist Thierry Guetta named himself Mr. Brainwash (MBW) because “the whole movement of art is about brainwashing.” The French-born artist started off videotaping local street artists, moving his way up to taping the likes of Shepard Fairey and Banksy. According to … Continue reading

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Moscato: the Other Bubbly

Written with Greg Thompson Moscato is an Italian dessert wine usually paired with scallops, salsa, apples and sweets like cheesecake and white chocolate. Moscato is Italian for ‘Muscat’, and refers to  the wine style and the flavorful muscat  grapes. Jacob’s Creek uses … Continue reading

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Taco Tuesday: Frida’s Cochinita Pibil

Frida Tacos on Melrose is open until midnight on weekdays and 3am on weekends. They also run happy hour specials with $1.99 tacos. I found their carne asada was a little too tough for me, as is often the case … Continue reading

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Top Tastes of 2011

Number one new bite: Son of a Gun Lobster Roll Every time I go to a new doctor, they ask me what I eat. I’m always torn between shame and the urge to laugh. I just say, ” I try … Continue reading

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Live Review: Descendents, “Black Flag”, Vandals, Dickies, Ill Repute at Santa Monica Civic 12/18/11

Goldenvoice’s three-day 30th Anniversary blowout at the Santa Monica Civic came to a ballcrushing conclusion last Sunday night, with performances from a bevy of local bands old enough to have played for the owners of Coachella Corp. in their early … Continue reading

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