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.

Delphine at the W Hollywood Debuts its Autumn Menu

Delphine opened almost ten years ago in what was then the brand new W Hotel in Hollywood. It brought some much-needed glamour to Hollywood Boulevard and welcome pre-theater dining for the Pantages. Since its opening, Delphine has gone through a … Continue reading

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Get Yer 80-cent Hot Dogs! ‘Pink’s’ Celebrates 80 Years by Giving Back to the Community and to Charity

Pink’s Hot Dogs stand, which opened in 1939, is celebrating its 80th year on the corner of   La Brea and Melrose with Chili Dogs for Charity. the LA icon will be selling chili dogs for 80 cents for 80 … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek at Mad Misha’s Dumplings

Last week Chef Kajsa Alger held a tasting for her new restaurant concept—Mad Misha’s Dumpling Delicatessen. The deli will be a take-out, cook-at-home shop, and her first project is creating pierogi baskets for Thanksgiving. Pierogies aren’t as popular in LA … Continue reading

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Reserve your 98-cent Baseball Steak at Pacific Dining Car Today!

The venerable Downtown LA steakhouse, Pacific Dining Car, is celebrating its 98th anniversary in LA by offering their signature dish, the baseball steak, for only 98-cents. The offer has just been extended. You can currently make reservations for this week … Continue reading

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Big Kahuna Burger Pops up in Hollywood

We barely finished posting pictures from the Breaking Bad Pop-up before Big Kahuna Burger From “Pulp Fiction” showed up at Fat Sal’s in Hollywood. Famous for their gigantic sandwiches stuffed with strange fillings like Tater Tots, not only did Fat … Continue reading

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Need a Little Pick-Me-Up? The Breaking Bad Pop-Up is Here to Blue You Away!

The One Who Knocks cocktail at the Breaking Bad Experience in WeHo. Photo by Mark Blackwell. Ever since The Simpsons turned a Burbank 7-11 into a Quickie Mart back in 2007, television and restaurant makeovers have been a match made … Continue reading

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Family-Friendly Halloween Fun in LA

Even though Halloween is becoming more of a holiday for grown-ups, there are still millions of activities for kids this time of year. Here are our recommendations for local happenings that the whole family will enjoy. Get tickets soon–a lot … Continue reading

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All of the Cool Halloween Happenings and None that Suck 2019

Halloween is mid-week this year, so we get not one, but two weekends of fun events. Once again, we have sifted through the night’s party action and discarded all of the douche-y events redolent with Axe Body Spray, mandatory table … Continue reading

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The Food Event from Los Angeles Magazine Shook Things up in Malibu

The Food Event presented by Los Angeles magazine changed things up this year, and it’s definitely for the better. Once again, the event was held at the Saddlerock Ranch, but it was set up in a different area that I … Continue reading

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Save Music in Chinatown 19

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