Author Archives: Elise Thompson

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.

Bob Baker’s Covid-Safe Halloween Extravaganza

This year, in partnership with PlayhouseLive, Bob Baker is bringing a beloved Halloween tradition right into your home. You can stream the annual SpOoKtAcUlAr puppet show starring perennial favorites like the Purple People Eater, Dracula, and the Invisible Man, at any … Continue reading

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Two Hours of Vintage Halloween Cartoons Especially for You

If you can’t get enough of skeletons playing the drums on other skeletons’ bony butts and the awesome music of Cab Calloway, we have assembled a collection of vintage cartoons for you to enjoy. Two hours of animation including Betty … Continue reading

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This Week’s L.A. Magazine’s Burgers Bourbon + Beer Event Gets a Covid-Safer Makeover

Food events are dealing with Covid restrictions by morphing from huge, bacchanalian feasts to mellow deliveries and food crawls. The downside is that you miss out on the socializing while enjoying all-you-can-eat-and-drink. The plus side is that they are eminently … Continue reading

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What’s the Buzz? Spooky Weekend Happenings

Saturday, October 23, 2020 Los Angeles Underground: Sleuthing Tunnels Lost & Found Webinar 12 PM PDT – 1:30 PM PDT Join Esotouric for 90-minute webinar exploring both small- and large-scale tunnel systems beneath Los Angeles. Hosts Kim Cooper and Richard Schave will … Continue reading

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Roundup: This Week in Brief 10/23/2020

You Can Now Pick up Nancy Silverton’s Famous Burger at Chi Spacca! Nancy Silverton’s hamburgers have been a thing of L.A. foodie lore for years. Made exclusively at her home for friends, you could only approximate it by buying her … Continue reading

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Enjoy Virtual and Socially-Distanced Fun at Haunted Little Tokyo This Week!

This year, “Go Little Tokyo” is presenting its 4th Annual “Haunted Little Tokyo,” starting today and continuing through Halloween. The event features both free and low-cost events, including virtual ghost tours and campfire stories, art, film, and a Halloween walking take-out … Continue reading

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Roundup: This Week in Brief 10/16/2020

Ballot Drop Boxes: Which to Use, Which to Avoid By now, you’ve probably heard that unauthorized ballot drop boxes have been sprouting up in Los Angeles, Orange and Fresno counties. The boxes are the work of CA Republican Party officials, … Continue reading

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Carry Out with Cochon555 this Week!

We request a moment of silence as we mourn the festive Cochon555 events of the past. To support the use of heritage breed pigs, amazing chefs competed for the title of Prince du Porc, passing out countless exciting plates made … Continue reading

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The Rundown: The Week in Brief 10/09/20

Trump is a Smashing Success!!! Early in the morning last Friday it was reported that a person in a Hulk Costume was wielding a pickaxe and attacking the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star of Donald Trump. It would be weirder if that … Continue reading

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The Rundown: This Week in Brief 10/01/20

Burritos La Palma Opens Third Location in Boyle Heights According to L.A. Taco, my favorite burrito in L.A., Burritos La Palma’s birria de res will be coming to “Taco Row,” a stretch of Olympic Boulevard, between Soto and Mirasol Streets in Boyle … Continue reading

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