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Lots of Baconlicious fun at the Queen Mary’s Big Bite Bacon Fest

Bacon Twinkies, bacon cinnamon rolls, smoked pork belly ‘ribs’ and more were the food of the day at the Big Bite Bacon Fest last Saturday and Sunday. A happy crowd at the Queen Mary enjoyed treats from the FryFry Truck, … Continue reading

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The OC Fair Turns 125 and Celebrates with a Caviar Twinkie

The Orange County Fair predates the L.A. County Fair by 32 years, and still retains a  folksy-flavored vibe exuding more local charm than its larger and more famous cousin. Like other fairs, they like to keep up with the “Joneses” … Continue reading

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Milk and Cookies in an Edible Shot Glass at The Dirty Cookie in Tustin’s Grand Opening Today

A new concept in desserts comes to Orange County today at 6pm when the Dirty Cookie holds its Grand Opening TODAY at 6pm. The first 75 people in line receive a free cookie shot, and the first 10 get a … Continue reading

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Velvet Margarita: Hollywood’s Kitschy Cantina

Hollywood Boulevard between La Brea and Gower is like show business Disneyland. With El Capitan, The Roosevelt, Hollywood & Highland Center and the Wax Museum, the neighborhood is a tourist mecca. Not to mention the stars on the Walk of Fame. Most locals … Continue reading

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The Big Bite Bacon Fest is Coming to the Queen Mary this Weekend with a New Young Chef

Coming up this weekend is the 2nd Annual Big Bite Bacon Fest. Due to popular demand, the event this year has been expanded to both Saturday and Sunday sessions. Last year’s favorite Chef Rick Garcia of the Dia de los … Continue reading

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Have You Missed Starry Kitchen’s Balls? Us Too. Uber Eats is Here to Save Us All!

Ever since Starry Kitchen, Nguyen and Thi Tran’s pop-up-legit restaurant in Chinatown closed, our taste buds have been very sad. Although they will be publishing a cookbook with Harper One, I am certain I can never reproduce Singapore Crab with … Continue reading

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Interview: Farley Elliott on His New Book ‘LA Street Food’

One thing that has always impressed me about Farley Elliott is his dedication to thorough research. The first food article of his that I read was a search for the best burgers in LA back in 2010. And you can … Continue reading

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American Cancer Society Celebrates California Spirit 30

Last Sunday the American Cancer Society held their 30th annual California Spirit benefit at Sony Studios in Culver City. Although the skies were grey, the afternoon’s late sprinkles didn’t chase anyone away. How could they, with endless oysters and MacCallan 18? There was … Continue reading

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Tacos! Tacos! Tacos! ELA Meets NAPA (and Bordeaux) Does it Again on their 10th Anniversary

Friday night we attended one of our favorite events, East LA Meets NAPA, a fundraiser for Altamed. For this, their tenth year, they invited Bordeaux to join in and expand their wine selections. With over 1,500 guests, the event was not too … Continue reading

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Join Stuart Skversky’s Effort to Help At-Risk Children in Thailand While Enjoying a Thai flavored Food & Wine Festival

This year Stu and the Kids will hold their annual fundraiser at Vibiana on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm. The event will be hosted by Stuart Skversky, Executive Director/Founder Stu and the Kids, Neal and Amy Fraser, Chefs/Owners of Redbird, … Continue reading

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