Category Archives: Interviews

Santa Anita Park Hosts a BBQ Championship With a Side of Horse Racing

Nestled below the scenic, snow-capped (occasionally) San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita Park is one of the premiere sites for horse racing in the country. On Saturday, March 21st, it also becomes the location of the prestigious 4th Annual Winner’s Circle … Continue reading

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Upcoming Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival Features Celebrity Chefs, Great BBQ and Beer

Some of BBQ’s top pit masters will be in the Inland Empire town of Norco from May 29 through May 31, 2015, when Norco hosts the Horse Town Brew n’ Que Festival. Debbie Yopp, coordinating the event, talked about it … Continue reading

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SOCIAL in Costa Mesa Celebrates Mardi Gras with Authentic New Orleans Dishes and A Little Bit More

‘Laissez le bons temps rouler’ (Let the good times roll) is the slogan of the week as Mardi Gras begins for 2015. And even though there may not be parades, floats and drinking and dancing in the streets, SOCIAL in … Continue reading

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Chef Eric McBride Presents Scottish and Celtic Food Demonstrations at the Upcoming Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival

Coming up on February 14 and 15, the Queen Mary’s ScotsFestival and International Highland Games this year is providing a culinary feast for all. In addition to the Burns Night Supper and all the Scottish and Celtic Food vendors, this … Continue reading

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JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery scores a hit with the Bigger Badder Asser Burger

I recently sat down with Jason Schmid, owner of JT Schmid’s Restaurant and Brewery in Anaheim and Tustin. Our mission was to eat their signature hamburger at JT Schmid’s the BBA Burger. The BBA Burger, or as it is also … Continue reading

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Hudson Marquez Features his ‘Rhythm and Shoes’ Paintings at Upcoming La Luz de Jesus Gallery Show

Hudson Marquez is excited about his upcoming show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood, starting January 9, 2015 and running through February 1, 2015. Hudson said, “There are going to be 15 paintings in the show. Six … Continue reading

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LA Beat Interview: Chris D of the Flesh Eaters

It was most welcome to get news this fall that Flesh Eaters gigs would be happening in 2015, and particularly gratifying to find out that these shows would include the lineup that recorded the landmark A Minute To Pray, A … Continue reading

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Harvelle’s is More Than a Music Club, It’s L.A. Music History

Santa Monica was just a small town when, as the story goes (as Bruce Willis said in ‘Sunset’, ‘give or take a lie or two’) a female jazz-blues singer named Harvelle opened up a dry jazz supper club on 4th … Continue reading

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Gary Hoey talks about guitars, music and Christmas at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano

I caught up Friday with Gary Hoey before his show at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, part of his 19th Annual ‘Ho Ho Hoey’ Tour, where he combines his original tunes, covers of some dynamite rock, surf and … Continue reading

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Tonga Hut is Tiki Headquarters for Saturday’s 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade

The 23rd Annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade takes place this Saturday, December 6, 2014. The Tonga Hut is bringing several tiki-based treats to the parade this year. First of all, they will be having a float in the … Continue reading

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