Author Archives: Michael

I’d Eat That: Quick and Classy Lunch at Market City Caffe, Burbank

Market City Caffe in Burbank ie featuring a mid-day service that makes it easy to get a lunch that’s the quality of a full service restaurant in about the time you could be in and out of a fast food place. Continue reading

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Wrangling Balloons in the Hollywood Christmas Parade

Filled with celebrities, balloons, and dozens of marching bands, the Hollywood Christmas Parade is one of the biggest Christmas parades in America. 2016 marked the 85th observation of this Southern California holiday tradition.

The Hollywood Hotel is among the many groups that partner with the parade to wrangle the balloons as the parade proceeds through the streets of Hollywood. This year, they extended a special offer to their guests to join the parade team as a balloon wrangler.

I was invited to join the Hollywood Hotel balloon team to get a behind the scenes look at the parade. Here’s a recollection of that experience! Continue reading

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Score Free Burgers This Afternoon at Burgerim Grand Opening in Korea Town

Today only — Thursday, July 14 — guests can score one duo combo with standard toppings from the recently opened Burgerim. The combo includes fries and a small drink. Continue reading

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In Review: The LA Chamber Orchestra Gets Serious With Disney Silly Symphonies

In this review, I’m looking back at a multidimensional event that took the music and animation to the next level: On June 4, 2016, the classic animations of the Silly Symphonies were paired with the live sound of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Continue reading

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Latin Street Foods Go Head to Head at Border Grill Downtown

Chef-owners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken have turned the Downtown LA location of their Border Grill restaurant into a battle ground for Latin Street Food.

In a series of events aptly titled “Tuesday Night Latin Street Food Fights”, the duo has turned taco Tuesday into a bracketed competition to see which Latin cultures cuisine will reign supreme. Continue reading

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Run with The Bulls This Weekend at A Basq Kitchen in Redondo Beach

This weekend, A Bask Kitchen — which recently opened on the Redondo Beach Pier’s International Boardwalk — is celebrating the festival of San Fermin and the running of the bulls with live viewings along with food and beverage specials.
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Mapping Tacos and Tequila on the Downtown Santa Monica Taco Trek

The Downtown Santa Monica Taco Trek is a novel way to experience some of the best gourmet Mexican cuisine SaMo has to offer. Continue reading

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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Remember book fairs from elementary school?  Well the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is nothing like that. The two day event is one of the largest book festivals in the country.  While the focus is on books, their authors, … Continue reading

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The Long Beach Grand Prix Brings Fans Close to Fast Cars

Starting today and running through the weekend, The 39th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is taking place in the streets of downtown Long Beach.  In an amazing transformation, the every-day streets of Long Beach are converted into a … Continue reading

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This Weekend: World Class Yacht Racing in Long Beach at the Congressional Cup

Hosted by the Long Beach Yacht Club, the Congressional Cup is the longest running Grade-1 yacht race in North America.  The challenges and prestige of the race bring teams from all over the world to Long Beach. For the teams … Continue reading

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