Category Archives: Photo Essays

Favorites from Los Angeles Magazine’s Food Event 2014

Sunday was as warm as any summer’s day for Los Angeles Magazine’s Food Event, but the flavors were definitely autumnal. Squash was everywhere, from Crossroads‘ sweet and savory Kabocha Squash with Pumpkin Seeds to Faith & Flower’s Pumpkin Panna Cotta … Continue reading

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Obscura Society LA: Exploring DTLA’s Arts District

Live in Los Angeles long enough and you’ll get the impression that you know all there is to know about the city. Wrong!   Cindy Schwarzstein, the founder of Cartwheel Art, an Arts District resident, a Los Angeles River Artists and … Continue reading

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Soul Tasting: 9th Annual Taste of Soul

Crenshaw district is jumping again for the 9th annual “Taste of Soul”. Along with the usual politicians, several Hollywood notables showed up: Queen Latifah, Cedric the Entertainer, and Fox’s Steve Edwards. Lots of food, music and information booths. Photos by … Continue reading

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El Cid’s Tasty Surf Punk, Alt-Rock and Pop Punk Combo Platter!

Did you notice all the traffic headed to El Cid Restaurant last Saturday night?  This is why: It was The Neptunas first LA gig in 10 years…Pamita, Leslita and Laura Bethita brought the surf punk fun on stage and an Al’s Bar reunion of … Continue reading

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A Taste Of Mexico 2014 – Saturday Night

Visiting chefs from CANIRAC Hidalgo in Hidalgo, Mexico. All photos by Bob Lee for the Los Angeles Beat. Taste Of Mexico celebrated its fourth anniversary at LA’s Plaza De Cultura Y Artes last Saturday night, featuring diverse and delicious plates … Continue reading

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Dark Harbor Opens Today at the Queen Mary, Get Ready for Fun, Fright, Music and Some ‘Spirited’ Drinking

It’s Halloween time again—–the time that the spirits come out to haunt the Queen Mary in Long Beach. And there are plenty of spirits, since the Queen Mary is known to be haunted. In fact, Cabin B340 is off limits … Continue reading

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Water Heals: Mauli Ola’s Allen Sarlo Surf Exp. Day at Malibu

Most everyone is aware of the healing properties of water. The Mauli Ola Foundation began as a group of surfers seeking to introduce people with cystic fibrosis to surfing as a natural healing element. Last week, the group assisted surfing … Continue reading

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The Queen Mary in Long Beach Celebrates Her 80th Birthday

A huge crowd turned out Friday for a special birthday party. The Queen Mary, one of the most beautiful ships ever made, was launched on September 26, 1934. Guests from all over came to the Queen in Long Beach to … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Ventura Blues and Brews Festival

Sunday’s Blues and Brews Festival in Ventura featured lots of great BBQ, plenty of good beer and some of the best blues around. The unique design of the Mission Park venue worked great, putting two stages across from each other … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Chinatown Moon Festival 2014


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