Category Archives: Photo Essays

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival A Fun Day In The Sun At Dana Point

On a beautiful, sunny day at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, a sellout crowd walked around the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco and Music Festival, enjoying food and beer while listening to music from groups like Metalachi, Rival Son and … Continue reading

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Chef Jonathan Granada of Otium is Crowned LA’s 2017 Prince of Porc at Cochon555

The home of Cochon555 in LA, the Viceroy Santa Monica was host to around 500 guests who enjoyed cocktails and plates of heritage breed pork. The winner of Prince of Porc was Chef Jonathan Granada of Otium. Jared Hooper of … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Masters of Taste Happens Sunday May 7th in the Rose Bowl!

This year’s Masters of Taste is one of a kind outdoor luxury food and beverage festival set to happen on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the field of the Pasadena Rose Bowl! I was fortunate enough to experience a … Continue reading

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Favorites from LA Weekly’s “Essentials” Event

The LA Weekly’s food events get better every year. The line at Essentials last Sunday was fast and smooth, thanks to them checking IDs while people were still in line, and taking tickets quickly without checking them against a master list. I … Continue reading

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Visiting Lancaster Offers A Creative Art Scene, Theaters and Delicious Restaurants Along The BLVD

Most Angelenos know that the southern border of Los Angeles County ends at the “Orange Curtain”. Many think that the northern border lies just past the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Los Angeles County, however, is much more diverse … Continue reading

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The Temecula Wine Barrel Tasting Festival Had Great Wines to Taste

Last Saturday and Sunday, the Temecula Winegrowers Association held its Temecula Wine Barrel Tastings. A multitude of guests showed up for the two day event, tasting fine wines at wineries such as Wiens Family Cellars, Bel Vino Winery, Thornton Winery, … Continue reading

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watt’s picture of the week – saturday, january 28, 2017

this morning I was at the unveiling of the joe hill memorial plaque on liberty hill in my pedro town. it was designed by suzanne matsumiya and sculpted by eugene daub. if you don’t know of joe hill then you … Continue reading

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Birds and Bees: ’50s Styled Crafted Cocktails are Swinging into DTLA!

Birds & Bees is just a hop and a skip north of Grand Central Market at 207 Broadway. As you search for this hip watering hole, you’ll drift through a parking lot to a nondescript iron gate, down a couple of … Continue reading

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SpireWorks Opens in Eagle Rock

The second SpireWorks has opened in Eagle Rock, to the delight of foodies living in the area, adding another eating option to the already diverse mix at York and Colorado Boulevards. Highland Park and Eagle Rock are the new hot spots in LA, … Continue reading

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Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises: The Grey Whales Return to California!

Once again it’s the beginning of the mighty Grey Whales’ annual migration to the south, passing through on their way to Baja California to birth their calves after a summer of feeding around the north pole. Migrating fin whales, orcas, humpback whales, … Continue reading

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