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.

Keeping up with the Foodie Events this Weekend

Even though the food fest season is winding down, there are a lot of events this month to take advantage of the end of summer and celebrate Autumn’s bounty before it starts to get chilly. Here is a roundup. Off … Continue reading

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Anthony Bourdain’s Doc Wasted! The Story of Food Waste — In Theaters Today!

In the United States, 40% of our food is wasted. 90% of food waste goes to landfills where it produces methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. The process of making food has the most harmful impact on ecology than any other … Continue reading

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Ozomatli to Play Benefit Concert for Friends of the LA River Saturday Night!

Friends of the LA River!! Come help support FoLAR work to continue to restore the LA River Oct 14th 7pm. Noche del Rio tickets and info available here now: is at the Frogspot2825 Benedict StLA CA 90039 Posted by Ozomatli … Continue reading

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The James Beard ‘Taste America’ Culinary Tour Visits DTLA

The fifth annual James Beard Foundation’s Taste America event made a stop in LA last Friday before continuing on its national epicurean tour. Taste America focuses on regional flavors from coast to coast, heading to great American food cities like San Francisco, Chicago and New Orleans. The … Continue reading

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LA Magazine’s Food Event Returns to Saddlerock Ranch

Prepare yourself for one of LA’s greatest food events, which will be happening at the gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch in the Mailibu Hills on Sunday, October 15th from 2pm until 5pm. As you stroll along the verdant meadow, you will enjoy … Continue reading

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THE ART OF TIKI: 21st Anniversary Art of Tiki Show October 6 – 9

On the weekend of October 6th through 9th, La Luz de Jesus will be celebrating  the 21st anniversary of the “Art of Tiki Show” with an exhibition curated by Otto Von Stroheim, “founder of the pioneering Tiki Magazine and co-founder … Continue reading

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Where to Score the Coolest Halloween Gear this Year

It’s that time of the year again! Time to stock up on all things ghastly and ghoulish. It doesn’t matter how many orange plastic tubs of decorations are already in the garage, true Halloween fans are always on tenterhooks waiting … Continue reading

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Stiff Little Fingers at The El Rey: Live Review And Photo Gallery

The sound of Stiff Little Fingers, forged in Northern Ireland at the height of that country’s Troubles, is an unmistakable rebuke to authority, and if some of the specific authorities mentioned in “Alternative Ulster” have changed face and name over … Continue reading

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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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