Author Archives: Elise Thompson

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.

How to Survive Black Friday Madness! What to Eat

You might have camped outside the mall all night, and are already clutching your beloved doorbuster to your chest. If you need some sustenance, here are a few specials for you: Float is a combination coffee shop and soda fountain … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Flander’s Fields

While considering Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, the first thing that always comes to mind is a poem my mother had hanging inside of a cupboard door when I was growing up. “In Flander’s Fields,” by physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, … Continue reading

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Taste Talks 2017 Brought Great Chefs Together to Taste and to Talk

At the end of October, Northside Media Inc., out of Brooklyn, hosted their second annual Taste Talks food and drink festival in LA. Taking over two sections of event space, The Holding Company, the day was two-fold. All day the Taste … Continue reading

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Take a Risk — Eat Lutefisk

This is one for those adventurous foodies who are eager to try unusual delicacies — the more obscure, the more adventurous, the better (I’m looking at you, Eddie Lin). For those who have not yet experienced this delicacy, lutefisk is … Continue reading

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Tonight! Amazing Lineup to Benefit Bruce Moreland of Wall of Voodoo

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LAist Unexpectedly Turns Out the Lights and Locks the Door

To the shock of readers and bloggers alike, today’s LAist page was replaced by an announcement that they are ceasing to publish immediately. This holds true for all of the Gothamist pages — Bostonist, SFist, Shanghaiist, et al. They were … Continue reading

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Only the Coolest Halloween Events and None that Suck for October 31st

It’s Halloweeeeen! We couldn’t be more excited!!! So much fun stuff is happening tonight! Disobey – Anton LaVey Exhibit $50 GA, $100 VIP Lethal Amounts presents an exhibit of Anton LaVey artifacts on loan from collectors all over the world … Continue reading

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Only the Coolest Events for Halloween Weekend and None That Suck

Every year The LA Beat gets so excited about Halloween! In this spirit, we offer a hand-selected list of events, and have weeded out the douchey ones. Events for Monday and Tuesday coming soon. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th  Lucha VaVOOM Halloween … Continue reading

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Lucha VaVOOM! Three Nights of Halloween Madness Starting Tonight!

What could be better than Mexican wrestling? Or burlesque? How about both! Lucha VaVOOM has made a name for themselves with this genius mash-up. Tonight marks the start of three days of madness! On the wrestling bill are the high-flying Stuka … Continue reading

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Highlights from LA Magazine’s Food Event 2017

Once again, Los Angeles magazine held their annual Food Event at the gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch, with its wide expanse of grass nestled in the shadow of the hills. There were a lot of new participants this year, including both new and … Continue reading

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