Category Archives: Cocktails, Beer & Wine

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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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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The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival: Treat Yourself

Continuing Sunday, the 21st edition of the Lobster Fest at Rainbow Lagoon on E. Shoreline Drive Long Beach 90802 is the last hurrah of food folderol of the summer down by the Aquarium Of The Pacific . In previous weeks, … Continue reading

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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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Highlights From LAFW Saturday Afternoon Lexus Grand Tasting

In fine LAFW tradition, the Saturday afternoon Lexus Grand Tasting featured a fantastic selection of both local and visiting chefs. Summer flavors, refreshing and invigorating, were the order of the day, from Herringbone chef Brian Malarkey’s dungeness crab tostada, to … Continue reading

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LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Returns Saturday, September 9th to Royce Quad UCLA

It’s the busiest time of the year for food events, and it’s understandable that they might all seem to run together. But Alex’s Lemonade has a special place in our hearts. Everyone’s enthusiasm is contagious, from the guests to the chefs to … Continue reading

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Favorites from Friday Night LAFW’s Night Market on Grand

A huge red carpet was rolled across Grand Avenue over the weekend, adding an elegant flair to the LA Food and Wine festivities, which were held against the dramatic backdrop of the Downtown LA skyline. As usual, there were a … Continue reading

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Blues Legend Guitar Shorty is Coming to the Long Beach New Blues Festival Labor Day Weekend

The Long Beach New Blues Festival returns to Long Beach this Labor Day Weekend for the fourth time. This event, in conjunction with the Long Beach New Blues Society, will bring top performers such as Janiva Magness, whose critically-acclaimed album … Continue reading

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LAFW 2017 Takes Over Los Angeles!

LA Food and Wine is a 4-day food extravaganza taking place from August 24th through the 27th. There are a number of intimate lunches at acclaimed restaurants around the city, along with five gigantic food events culminating with “The Grand … Continue reading

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Weed Review: Futureberries by THC Design

Today, we are sampling a hybrid indica/sativa strain known as Futureberries. In other words, this grass strain represents something which is already pretty great — berries — and projects the positive effects that the passage of time is going to … Continue reading

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