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.

Get Your Tickets for 29Rooms NOW! Go! Git!

Remember The Ice Cream Museum? How about Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors? Exactly. Tickets to cool stuff in this town sell out fast. So get over to Eventbrite and get your tickets now. 29Rooms will run for four full days and nights … Continue reading

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Highlights from LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade 2017

The 8th annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Stand held on September 9th, attracted more than 2,200 people, raising over $1.3 million to fight childhood cancer. The auctions alone raised $640,000. The big money makers were the always popular women’s chef dinner … Continue reading

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What We Loved at The LA Times’ The Taste This Year: Sunday’s Flavors of LA

The heat wave finally broke on Sunday evening in time for Flavors of LA as a light sprinkle of rain started to clear the sky of orange residue from the Las Tuna Fire. Octopus was still a popular dish, with … Continue reading

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What We Loved at LA Times’ The Taste This Year: Saturday’s Dinner with a Twist

Saturday night the heat wasn’t so oppressive, it was just another summer night for partying in LA. Dinner with a Twist is all about cocktails, but the night also offered some of the best food of the weekend. Cocktail-wise, I … Continue reading

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What We Loved at LA Times’ The Taste this Year: Saturday’s Field to Fork

This year’s LA Time’s food event, The Taste, was up against some record high heat. When I wanted to complain though, I just thought about those hardworking chefs. And clearly, these are pros at working in the heat, because everything … Continue reading

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American Horror Story: Cult Looks Promising

The first American Horror Story, called “Murder House” was extremely popular, with “Freak Show” close behind. But during “Hotel” and “Roanoake,” the series seems to have been losing fans. When I asked people about the upcoming “Cult,” most of them … Continue reading

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Highlights from LAFW Sunday Grand Tasting

The weather was nice and cool for LA Food & Wine’s Sunday Grand Tasting at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Hendrick’s Gin was pouring cocktails in the shadow of what appeared top be a giant calliope, staffed with a … Continue reading

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“now U know’ a Tribute to Sean deLear

William Tutton‘s beautiful tribute to Sean DeLear: “The best tribute I can give to Sean DeLear right now is to share a video that Davy Willis made to a song I wrote for Seandie to sing with gLue. Davy’s arrangement … Continue reading

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Liquid Kitty Punk Rock BBQ @ Cafe NELA 9/10 2:30 – 9pm

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Highlights from LAFW Lexus Live on Grand Saturday Night

Saturday night’s Lexus Live on Grand is when the big guns come out — the best chefs presenting their best dishes in a superglam setting. High-end ingredients like King crab, scallops, and sushi-grade fish were the order of the day. Bulleit … Continue reading

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