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Tawny Tubetop

About Tawny Tubetop

Tawny was born in Pasadena, the City of Roses, and has been soaking up the fun and sun of the Los Angeles area her entire life. Tawny’s motto is: “Why live anywhere else?” A daughter of Angeleno culture, Tawny has a passion for strange movies and music, gets a chuckle out of vintage men’s magazines, finds inspiration in a perfect cocktail, pines for the days of whimsical architecture, wonders if it would really ruin the diet to have one Thai iced tea and whispers secrets to her dog before going to sleep at night.

Lunch at a Legend – Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Café

I first ate at Manuel’s Original El Tepeyac Café back when I was a mere ingénue in the 80s. I had heard tell of its legendary Hollenbeck burrito, named in honor of the police officers of the nearby Hollenbeck station … Continue reading

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Everything is Beautiful… At Yamashiro

Oh, Hollywood… that troublesome, pesky Hollywood! We Angelenos love it, but in the same way that we love our handsome dog that bites or our glamorous aunt who drools. The love affair can be hard to explain when people visit … Continue reading

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Luncheon and Loungin’ at La Paloma

Aren’t these post-holiday months a drag? Back to the grind, nine to five, with no relief in sight until Memorial Day… which is still 118 horrifying days away! Some lucky people get a day off for Martin Luther King Day … Continue reading

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Feelin’ Swanky at the Magic Lamp Inn

When we are young, we all dream of how wonderful it will be when we grow up and we can do grown up things. When Yours Truly was young, my dreams were visions of go-go dancing in clubs, going to … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events: Plan 9 from Outer Space at the Alex Theater

[youtube]u2ukRYsYPmo[/youtube]   When it comes to cherished memories from one’s teenage years, many people recall football games, proms, parties and friends at the pizza parlor. As for yours truly, Tawny T, most of mine involve late night viewings of strange, … Continue reading

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Mugged by the High Price of Coffee

The exciting new Kenya from Giakanja Factory flourishes with floral and honey on the nose with just a hint of cocoa, succeeding into the cup with a bright clean citrus, green apple acidity and creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of ruby red … Continue reading

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Join Stanford’s Artificial Intelligence Virtual “Happening”: 125,576 and counting

To most of us, “artificial intelligence” means what is produced when a Hollywood star wears those little rimless glasses without any prescription lenses or that “blah blah blah” sound one hears on most Match dates. However, artificial intelligence is all … Continue reading

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Tawny’s Tirades #01 – Give Me Back My Seasons!!!

Okay, I’m numbering these because I know there are a lot more to come. Tawny may be a laid-back Southern California girl, but everybody reaches their limit sometimes. And sometimes, “sometimes” can be just about every day, depending on how … Continue reading

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Pond Waters Run Deep at The PondWater Society

A guy named Thoreau drew inspiration from a pond; so did that painter, Monet. (Don’t I Google great?!) And if these guys could do it, then why can’t we… even if this pond is an old backyard swimming pool in an … Continue reading

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Here Today, The Donut Hole

Hi! I’m Tawny Tubetop, Cub Reporter… and I’m just so excited to be a part of The Los Angeles Beat! I have so many things I want to share; it’s hard to know where to start. After much brainstorming, soul … Continue reading

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