Category Archives: Photo Essays

Photo Essay: Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival Sunday

  All photos by Rachel McKnight for The Los Angeles Beat

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The Best Barbecue by the Best Cooks Was Found at the Queen Mary’s 4th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic in Long Beach

The 4th Annual Queen Mary West Coast BBQ Classic took place Saturday, May 9 in Long Beach. When the sauce settled, Sterling Ball’s Big Poppa Smokers was awarded the Grand Champion Trophy. “The City of Long Beach, with the Queen … Continue reading

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Don Julio Tequila Teams With Local Restaurants for a Pre-Cinco de Mayo Party In Venice

On a warm, beautiful Sunday, Don Julio Tequila partnered with local restaurants such as Loteria Grill, Taco Teca and Guerrilla Tacos to give group of lucky food bloggers an early Cinco de Mayo treat. The event was held at the … Continue reading

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“Arting It Up!” 2015 LA Weekly’s Artopia At The Container Yard In DTLA

On the last night of April 2015, the Art Community celebrated with LA Weekly’s annual Artopia event. Shana Nys Dambrot curated this event, which included eats and free drinks amongst art installations and performances at The Container Yard in DTLA. Victor … Continue reading

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Ventura County Blues Festival Was a Day of Great Music and Great Fun

Saturday was a blustery day, but that didn’t stop the crowd at the 10th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival from having a great time. A light rain finally hit during B.B. Chung King and the Buddaheads’ set, prompting B.B. Chung … Continue reading

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Newport Beach Film Festival Opens with a Gala Food Event and the U.S. Premiere of ‘The Water Diviner’

Last night, the 16th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival opened. The featured film for the event was Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner, making its U.S. premiere before opening in theaters today. The movie, based on historical events, is very powerful … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – thursday, april 23, 2015

I just got back from regen projects up in hollywood and getting to see raymond’s new show there – crimony, what beautiful and mindblowing stuff he’s been working on! oh man, much respect. the gumby part humbled me so… raymond’s … Continue reading

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HorrorHound 2015 Brought the Dead and Anarchy to Cincinnati

HorrorHound started the year at the Sharonville Convention Center in Indianapolis, and as usual, everyone showed up. The bi-annual movie convention brings all manner of creature, beast, freak, rebel and misfit for a weekend of very crowded fun, signing, pics, … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – tuesday, april 14, 2015

yesterday I got to be a guest on “wtf with marc maron” and it sure a was a blast, me getting to windbag to him some olde-timey infos about some olde-timey days. he jams econo, just him there w/a little … Continue reading

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Mammoth Lakes Offers a Lot to Do as it Springs Into an Early Summer

Mammoth Lakes, nestled in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains and a reasonable drive north from Los Angeles, has two distinct seasons—-winter and summer. Some years summer comes in July, while other years, like this one, it comes a lot earlier. … Continue reading

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