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Ed Simon

About Ed Simon

Ed is a native of Los Angeles who loves food and food cultures. Whether he's looking for the best ceviche in Colombia, the best poke in Hawaii, the best tequila in Jalisco or the best Taiwanese Beef Roll in Los Angeles, it's all good food! He also loves a good drink. He's had Mai Tais in Hawaii, Bourbon in Kentucky, Tequila in Mexico and Rum in Jamaica. His wine escapades have taken him to Napa, Sonoma, the Willamette Valley and the Santa Ynez Valley. And he's had beer all over the world! Music is another of Ed's passion, writing and interviewing many classic rock, rock and blues musicians. Getting the great stories of road experiences from them is a particular delight. Traveling also fits in with Ed's writing, exploring all over to find the most interesting places to visit, even in out of the way areas.

Bill Bergman from Jack Mack and The Heart Attack Talks About The Blues, The Band and the Upcoming Beer BBQ and Blues Festival in Santa Clarita

The Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival returns to Central Park in Santa Clarita on May 5 through 7. The Craft Beer Festival, with over 40 beers on tap is on Friday and the BBQ Festival Saturday. On Sunday, the Blues … Continue reading

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Upcoming Meat Street Meat Festival Allows You to Unleash Your Inner Carnivore

Everyone is invited to ‘meat up’ at the Meat Street Meat Festival at the Marketplace this Saturday, April 22, from 11am to 11pm at Santa Ana’s Main Place Mall. Food trucks and restaurant chefs will showcase their meatiest creations for … Continue reading

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The Phantom Blues Band Talks About Their Music and Headlining the 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival

The 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival is coming up on Saturday, April 29. The headliner of this year’s event, the Phantom Blues Band, consists of some of the top musicians in the music industry. Playing individually on many top … Continue reading

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Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival A Fun Day In The Sun At Dana Point

On a beautiful, sunny day at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, a sellout crowd walked around the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival, enjoying food and beer while listening to music from groups like Metalachi, Rival Son and … Continue reading

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Nicolas From Artifex Brewing Talks About This Weekend’s Upcoming Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival

The upcoming Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival on April 8, 2017 promises to be one of the top events of its type in Southern California. Taking place at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, it will be a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Fest Offers Fun and Excellent Beers and Much More at Doheny Beach

The upcoming Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival on April 8, 2017 promises to be one of the top events of it’s type in Southern California. Taking place at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, it will be a … Continue reading

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Visiting Lancaster Offers A Creative Art Scene, Theaters and Delicious Restaurants Along The BLVD

Most Angelenos know that the southern border of Los Angeles County ends at the “Orange Curtain”. Many think that the northern border lies just past the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Los Angeles County, however, is much more diverse … Continue reading

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Peach Talks About Her New Live CD, Peach and the Almost Blues Band: A Night In Copenhagen

In 2014, Peach Reasoner gave a concert in Venice that the LA Beat wrote about. Two years later, Peach has brought the same energy and purity of voice to a new live CD, Peach and the Almost Blues Band: A … Continue reading

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The Temecula Wine Barrel Tasting Festival Had Great Wines to Taste

Last Saturday and Sunday, the Temecula Winegrowers Association held its Temecula Wine Barrel Tastings. A multitude of guests showed up for the two day event, tasting fine wines at wineries such as Wiens Family Cellars, Bel Vino Winery, Thornton Winery, … Continue reading

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Ray Goren, 16-Year-Old Guitar Phenom, Rocks at Genghis Cohen, Talks about Leon Russell and More

Ray Goren is not your typical 16-year-old high school student. Not many guitarists his age—or any age—have shared the stage with Leon Russell and opened in Monterey for B.B. King. He’s also played with Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Robbie Kreiger … Continue reading

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