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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.

Papermoon Gypsys, Winners of Two Awards, to Headline L.A. Music Critics Awards Showcase in Hollywood

Papermoon Gypsys, the Orange County-based blues/rock band, recently took home two L.A. Music Critics Awards, ‘Best Blues Artist’ and ‘Fan Favorite’. Several of the winners of this year’s awards will be featured at the L.A. Music Critics Awards Winners Showcase, … Continue reading

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ellee ven Shows Intense Creativity In Her New Music Video ‘Sun Up’

ellee ven, the self-proclaimed ‘groovalutionary’, has released a new video, Sun Up. She describes it as an “in the pocket deep groove” and is excited to be back at work with longtime collaborator, L.A.-based rapper Prodéje. Also in the video are … Continue reading

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Meat Street Meat Festival Gave Everyone A Chance to Enjoy Meat, Meat and More Meat

Last Sunday’s Meat Street Meat Festival was a resounding event. The Festival, which took place in Santa Ana’s Main Place Mall, brought thousands of foodies together to eat meat, meat and more meat. Items such as Bruxie’s Angry Mac and … Continue reading

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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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